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.


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.


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.


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.

The bluebonnets in the Texas Hill Country may have gone to seed, but Pat McKinley catches a glimpse of their beauty every time she glances at the painting hanging above the couch in her living room. For the past 30 years, McKinley has carved a niche for herself as a landscape artist, capturing the fleeting, breathtaking panoramas of bluebonnets that blanket the Texas Hill Co

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When it comes to medical care, Houston s reputation is off the charts. In its annual survey of America s best hospitals, U.S. News & World Report ranked several Houston hospitals among the top ten in the country across six different specialties, including cardiac care, cancer treatment, and rehabilitation.