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It’s official.

Trace has a day of the year to call its own. Houston’s City Council recently recognized the community for its service, job creation, and intergenerational programs.

Eagles Trace residents meet Highland Springs

Texans vs. Cowboys. Astros vs. Rangers. Reliant Arena vs. Jerry s World. When it comes to Texas rivalries, Houston and Dallas can be fiercely competitive. But on a crisp, fall day, those tensions were all but erased as representatives from each city shared a meal and an afternoon of lively conversation.

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For the past eight years, members of the woodworking club at Eagle s Trace have spent the better part of each year crafting handmade toys for underprivileged children. Child Protective Services distributes the toys, which range from doll cradles to toy cars and planes, every December.

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Packing up before you list your home may fly in the face of conventional wisdom, but it can be a smart move, says Ginger Hopper, an Erickson Realty and Moving Services preferred real estate agent based in Katy, Tex. When a seller has lived in a home for 30, 40, or 50 years, it s unsettling to be uprooted for showings at all times of the day, says Hopper.

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As the last few days of summer vacation dwindled away, Stratford high school graduate Analicia Caylor had one final thing she hoped to accomplish before she headed off to Texas A&M Kingsville. A Girl Scout for the past nine years, Caylor was vying for the organization s top distinction, the Girl Scout Gold Award.

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Houston has a lot to offer world-class theater, major league sports, and a museum district that s second-to-none. Throw in the out-of-this-world food, and you ve got a winning combination. But here s the hitch: Houston residents also have to contend with weather that can be temperamental and uncooperative.

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It s no secret that teens and twentysomethings are tied to the Internet. Socializing, among the younger set, happens online. For older adults, the changing methods of communication can be disconcerting. But a new wave of contemporary grandparents is getting plugged in.

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When Sidney Hamilton first stepped into her apartment home at Eagle s Trace, she wasn t convinced it was the one for her. It had features that I loved a balcony overlooking the lake and lots of windows but the design choices of the previous owner didn t suit my taste, says Hamilton.