David and Cathy Herr invite people into their backyard just about every Sunday. (Photo: www.lawellphoto.com)

Take it Outside

September 2014

Backyard bashes worth the effort

There’s something intrinsically special about being invited into someone’s home. It’s more intimate than meeting at a restaurant. It takes more thought. It’s entry, for a little while, into someone else’s world. But for whatever reason – the huge numbers of great Houston restaurants, the extra effort entertaining requires, the fear of pulling it all …

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Family fun run
The third annual West U Halloween Dash 5K and one-mile Kids Fun Run will take place Saturday, Oct. 11, starting at 8 a.m. and 8:45 a.m., respectively. This family-friendly event will take place on a flat, fast, USA Track and Field-certified course within the tree-lined streets of West University Place, starting at 6104 Auden. Costumes are optional …

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In This Issue

  • Editor’s Note – September 2014
  • Buzz Kidz by Morgan Rosenbaum, age 13
  • With Little Warning
  • Back Porch – Entertaining the family
  • This Month in Dining – Almost-homemade entertaining
  • Taking Flight
  • Buzz About Town – September 2014
  • Travel Buzz – Togetherness at sea
  • Mailbag – September 2014
  • School Buzz – September 2014
  • Neighborhood Tails – Oakley, age 5
  • Twenty Steps to Bliss
  • SportzBuzz – September 2014
  • Outdoor Play
  • Take it Outside
  • SportzBuzz, Jr. – September 2014
  • We are Here
  • A Word on Compassion
  • What I’m Doing with the Rest of my Life
  • Stuck in Quarter System Limbo
  • Summer Internship Conclusion
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  • Stratford Starts the Year with Spirit (Night)
  • Getting my Head in the Game through Creativity, Action and Service
  • Reflections on Summers Abroad
  • Memorial and Carver Showcase ‘Memphis the Musical’
  • Class of 2015 Travels to Round Top for Senior Retreat
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