Springtime Entertaining Made Easy

It’s springtime in Texas. Bluebonnets are in full bloom, barbecue grills beckon from back porches and weekend brunches might now include frozen drinks to keep the afternoon heat at bay. It’s a time when we might open our homes for entertaining and welcoming in the new season.

Saving Money on Your A/C Bill Is Easier than You Think

As spring heats up, it’s time to get cooling costs down. Decrease your air-conditioning costs this spring with a few helpful tips from local experts Joe Severson and Eileen Jones at Air Serv Houston Northwest. The locally owned company offers affordable air-conditioning maintenance plans just in time for the changing weather. 

Welcome, Spring—and Happy Earth Day!

Do you hear that? Birds are chirping, flowers are blooming and children are playing outside as the weather gets warmer and the days grow longer. We are happy to welcome spring, and in honor of Earth Day on April 22, we bring you our Eco issue. On the cover this month is one of the … Continued

April 2019 Around Town

Texans Star J.J. Watt Surprises Moore ES Student with Jersey Fourth-grade teacher Malinda Ross at Moore ES invited her students to wear their J.J. Watt jerseys on the 99th day of school. Brock Givens didn’t have a Watt jersey, so his mother fashioned one using No. 99 cut from paper and pinned to his shirt. Malinda tweeted: … Continued

Northwest Houston Chamber of Commerce Diamonds & Ice Gala

The Northwest Houston Chamber of Commerce’s annual gala featured the theme Red, White & Blue: A Patriotic Affair, a tribute to our national colors and first responders and military who protect and serve our country and community. A portion of the proceeds benefits Shield Bearer Counseling Centers, which provides counseling for first responders, active military, … Continued

Cy-Creek and Cy-Ranch Basketball Programs Team Up Against Cancer

The Cy-Creek and Cy-Ranch girls basketball teams held a blanket drive at their “Team Up Against Cancer” game to honor the brother of a Cy-Springs player who passed from cancer. Along with both schools’ other basketball teams, the athletes donated 153 blankets to B.I.G. Love Cancer Care, which provides personalized care to children with cancer … Continued

Industrial Folk Artist Welds Exquisite Recycled-Metal Sculptures

André Gandin meanders about his sprawling backyard workshop musing about his next scrappy creation. Crusty metal machinery parts adorn a table nearby a decaying ammunition belt. While the average eye might see junk, André sees art. Each object holds endless possibility.

Simple Ingredients, Exotic Cuisine

Mikhail Goryachev waves a flaming blow torch across a steaming s’mores crepe just long enough to toast the marshmallow sugar. He is quick but precise as he readies his culinary masterpiece for its final destination: a hungry 10-year-old customer at his countertop.

Celebrate Cy-Fair Gala Hosted by the Cy-Fair Chamber of Commerce

Cy-Fair Chamber of Commerce held its annual A Night of Celebration with the Texas Strong theme of Boots & Bow Ties honoring the Businesses of the Year finalists. 

Otto’s Emporium: A Charming Furniture Store with One-of-a-Kind Finds

When Mike Brockwell and his wife, Sharon, had to move away from Texas, they still found little ways to bring Texas to their new home. Sharon, who’d always had an eye for decor and a penchant for shopping, discovered a quaint little store in downtown Tomball called Otto’s Emporium. The store carried rustic furniture and Texas-themed home goods. Soon after,…