Discover an Art Oasis at the Purple Elephant

The creative process is much like that of alchemy—creating something out of nothing after the artist’s muse strikes with inspiration. Creation is a way for the artist to fully form souvenirs emblematic of their experiences in daily life using their imagination. These objects become unique treasures shared with the eye of the beholder. The following pages light up with color…

Little Campers and Big Smiles

Husband and wife team Scott and Amy Newton share a love of nature and the outdoors. They enjoy camping so much they decided to get a 10-foot 1960s model Shasta Camper to fix up and take out on their travels. As they were renovating, it occurred to Amy that their transport could serve a dual purpose—shelter and snapshots. Snapshots?!

Success is Always in Reach

Reach Unlimited is dedicated to providing quality support services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The organization has served individuals as young as 12 and as old as 75. For more than 30 years, Reach has worked to create a sustainable, secure environment where its clients may become all they are created to be—a place where success is always…

Arts + Makers

The artists and makers of the Cypress community create culture through visually stunning paintings, murals and sculptures, entertaining music and plays, and all are storytellers. They not only have the significant task of creating culture in our community, but they also teach the next generation of artists and makers. These creatives are lucky to do what they love—sharing their stories through the…

Healthy Dishes Created with Vegetables Grown Locally

"Where can a family go to find farm-fresh vegetables in Cypress, Texas?" That is the question Brandi McRill of Cypress Family Farm to Kitchen asked herself nearly four years ago. She had started feeding her family seasonally in early 2015 by visiting farmers’ markets. In a few short weeks, she noticed a vibrance in the flavor of the dishes she…

Here’s to Your Health

Nearly everyone’s New Year’s resolution is to be healthier, and many of you plan to start working out this month. To be successful, your workout routine should be fun yet challenging to maximize the benefits.  

Shield Bearer Offers Counseling to Cypress Residents

Since its charter in 2006, Shield Bearer has been on the front lines championing healthy relationships, healthy families and strong communities. Shield Bearer promotes individual growth and development, preserves and enriches relationships and strengthens and unites families. The organization helps individuals become whole so they can engage in relationships in a full and healthy way.

Success Means Sticking the Landing

“It’s not how you start. It’s how you finish.” – Jonathan Horton

Imagine Living on a Cruise Ship on Land

Kathie Snyder, independent living director of Cypress’ Park Creek Independent Living, likes to refer to the complex as a “cruise ship on land.” One look at the amenities the 126-unit apartment complex offers shows she’s telling the truth.

Enjoy New Year’s Eve Locally with Friends and Community

Every day of the year, Dario's Steakhouse & Seafood, named after owner David Herrera's youngest son, Dario, invites guests to enjoy premium selections of perfectly prepared certified Angus beef steaks, succulent seafood and an extensive wine list, all within an upscale dining environment.