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Inspire Yoga is a Way to Connect to Your Truest Self Inspire Yoga is a Way to Connect to Your Truest Self

By S. Mathur

The studio specializes in Yin yoga, which is a hatha-based practice emphasizing stillness. Inspire Yoga offers a community where people can connect with their true selves and also find a sense of belonging.

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Revivify Massage Therapy Promotes Natural Healing Revivify Massage Therapy Promotes Natural Healing

By S. Mathur

The benefits of regular massage include better physical and emotional health as well as mental clarity. At Revivify, clients find that it helps with stress reduction and also in dealing with chronic pain and sports injuries.

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College Nannies, Sitters, and Tutors are Also Role Models for Kids College Nannies, Sitters, and Tutors are Also Role Models for Kids

By S. Mathur

College Nannies, Sitters and Tutors staff also serve as role models for kids. The cradle-to-college services approach helps families to function at their best and to help children achieve their goals.

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At Aaron Thane Tate Glassworks, Students Find a Love of Glass At Aaron Thane Tate Glassworks, Students Find a Love of Glass

By S. Mathur

Aaron Tate is a skilled glass artist who has been practicing his craft since he was 18. The studio offers classes in glassmaking for all skill levels, from beginners to experts.

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Clique Gallery Encompasses the Worlds of Creativity and Harmony Clique Gallery Encompasses the Worlds of Creativity and Harmony

By S. Mathur

High fashion, original artwork and designer scarves and bags are just a few of the items that will enthrall visitors at the Clique Gallery. With a theme of healing and harmony, the gallery also offers yoga classes and matchmaking services.

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Chasin' Tail BBQ Brings Lewisville Residents Texas BBQ at its Finest Chasin' Tail BBQ Brings Lewisville Residents Texas BBQ at its Finest

By S. Mathur

With two locations in the DFW area, and a loyal following, Chasin' Tail serves up Texas BBQ at its finest, according to diners.

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Pile on the Toppings with Your Favorite Flavors at Lewisville's Tappy's Yogurt Shop Pile on the Toppings with Your Favorite Flavors at Lewisville's Tappy's Yogurt Shop

By S. Mathur

With less fat than ice cream and a helping of probiotics in every cup, frozen yogurt is a healthier choice. Add in fun flavors and toppings and a family-friendly atmosphere, and you have a winner.

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Haute Dog Photography Captures Vibrant Pet Portraits Haute Dog Photography Captures Vibrant Pet Portraits

By S. Mathur

With expertise in both photography and dog behavior, Haute Dog Photography creates vivid and memorable pet portraits. Based in Dallas, they do travel to other locations to gladden the hearts of pet owners with unique images of their dogs.

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School of Rock's Performance-Based Approach Gets Kids Motivated to Learn School of Rock's Performance-Based Approach Gets Kids Motivated to Learn

By S. Mathur

The School of a Rock pioneered the immersive method in music studies, where students learn to play in a band as well as receiving individual instruction. Students gain confidence and life skills through live performances in local and national venues.

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McKinney's Sweet Spot is a Downtown Favorite for Sweets, Coffee and Sandwiches McKinney's Sweet Spot is a Downtown Favorite for Sweets, Coffee and Sandwiches

By S. Mathur

The friendly downtown cafe has become a destination for families, shoppers and walkers. A menu that includes sweet treats and specialty coffees as well as healthy lunches makes it a perennial favorite.

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Fran Brochstein, LLC Offers Caring Family Law Mediation Services Fran Brochstein, LLC Offers Caring Family Law Mediation Services

By S. Mathur

Fran Brochstein brings years of experience to her family law mediation practice. Mediation has many advantaged over litigation, particularly when it comes to family law, offering flexibility, confidentiality, lower costs and a speedy resolution.

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Healthy, Balanced Dishes Bursting with Flavor at The Cooking Girls Healthy, Balanced Dishes Bursting with Flavor at The Cooking Girls

By S. Mathur

Serving spicy dishes from Sichuan province and much more, The Cooking Girls has quickly established itself as a favorite in the Houston area. Using organic meats and healthy recipes, the restaurant educates diners on the importance of balance in life.

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The National Videogame Museum Offers Both Entertainment and Education in Frisco, TX The National Videogame Museum Offers Both Entertainment and Education in Frisco, TX

By S. Mathur

With exhibits that trace the history of the videogames industry, the museum also emphasizes their cultural impact on at least three generations. Interactive displays include vintage games that can actually be played, taking visitors back in time.

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Artistry Meets Creativity at Scarecrow Galleries Tattoo Company Artistry Meets Creativity at Scarecrow Galleries Tattoo Company

By S. Mathur

With a focus on design and creativity, the studio gives both artists and clients a chance to express their individuality. The clean and pleasant environment welcomes a varied clientele.

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VFW POST 6796 Continues to Bring Support for Veterans of North Texas VFW POST 6796 Continues to Bring Support for Veterans of North Texas

By S. Mathur

Founded in 1946, VFW POST 6796 helps veterans in many ways: though legislative and individual support, counseling, community service programs and a regular series of events. VFW hall rentals help to fund the programs.

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Learn to Love and Appreciate the Wild Ones with Daryl Sprout's Snake Encounters Learn to Love and Appreciate the Wild Ones with Daryl Sprout's Snake Encounters

By S. Mathur

The show uses humor and magic to educate people about snakes and reptiles, and that the "wild ones are to be left alone and appreciated." The popularity of the show at birthdays parties and other kids' events is indicates that the message is getting across.

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Dallas Event Audio Offers Turn-Key Sound and Lighting Services for Your Event Dallas Event Audio Offers Turn-Key Sound and Lighting Services for Your Event

By S. Mathur

Along with high-end sound and lighting equipment, Dallas Event Audio also offers professional and expert service for different types of events. Clients and their guests love the results.

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CrossFit Annihilation: Join the Fitness Program of Athletes Worldwide CrossFit Annihilation: Join the Fitness Program of Athletes Worldwide

By S. Mathur

Strength training and conditioning in a supportive community environment: these are some of the reasons for the popularity of CrossFit Annihilation. For both beginners and experienced athletes, the results are visible and rewarding.

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Jade Mountain Martial Arts Combines An Ancient Practice with a Modern Approach Jade Mountain Martial Arts Combines An Ancient Practice with a Modern Approach

By S. Mathur

Offering martial arts and fitness classes for every age group, the school combines traditional martial arts with modern techniques of self-defense and fitness. Students find the atmosphere supportive and challenging.

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Fresh Flavors and Bangkok Style Cuisine at Asian Mint Fusion Cafe Fresh Flavors and Bangkok Style Cuisine at Asian Mint Fusion Cafe

By S. Mathur

Bangkok is a hub of fusion cuisine and the Asian Mint Fusion Cafe brings this style to two locations in Dallas, TX.

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It's Official- Uncle Uber's Sammich Shop Has the Best Sandwiches and Burgers It's Official- Uncle Uber's Sammich Shop Has the Best Sandwiches and Burgers

By S. Mathur

Located in the Deep Ellum neighborhood in Dallas, this is the sandwich shop that also makes the best burgers. These sandwiches, most customers agree, deserve to be called Sammiches.

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Savory and Sweet Soufflés are Rising in Dallas Savory and Sweet Soufflés are Rising in Dallas

By S. Mathur

The only soufflé restaurant in the US is a runaway success and two new locations are planned. The sweet and savory soufflés introduce guests to a delicious, relaxed and uniquely French style of eating.

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Barkhaus Mobile Pet Spa Brightens Up Your Dog's Life Barkhaus Mobile Pet Spa Brightens Up Your Dog's Life

By S. Mathur

If you live in Garland, TX, the doggie spa will come to your home. The fully-equipped trailer spa has everything to keep your pet looking glossy and healthy, while eliminating the stresses of a visit to the salon.

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It's a Wrap at Unleavened, Where They Give a Fresh Take on the Classics It's a Wrap at Unleavened, Where They Give a Fresh Take on the Classics

By S. Mathur

The signature healthy wraps and salads have quickly acquired a large popular following. Offering a healthy alternative to burgers and fast food, Unleavened is part of the turn toward healthy eating.

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Introducing Deep Ellum Arts Festival, the Hippest Block Party in Texas Introducing Deep Ellum Arts Festival, the Hippest Block Party in Texas

By S. Mathur

The Dallas, TX neighborhood has long been known for music and entertainment. The Deep Ellum Arts Festival continues to grow and evolve along with the neighborhood.

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On the Road to a Rewarding Career at Arlington Career Institute On the Road to a Rewarding Career at Arlington Career Institute

By S. Mathur

Students can qualify for careers in the legal and healthcare fields in less than one year. All programs are approved by the relevant agencies and professional bodies.

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Trudy's Tex-Mex Restaurant and Bar is a True Austin Icon Trudy's Tex-Mex Restaurant and Bar is a True Austin Icon

By S. Mathur

Located near the University of Texas campus, the restaurant has been a favorite with generations of residents and students. With solid Tex-Mex food and the famous Mexican Martinis, it's a favorite place to meet friends for drinks and chat, or to watch sports.

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Houston Brings Residents the Largest Pop Culture Con in the Southwest Houston Brings Residents the Largest Pop Culture Con in the Southwest

By S. Mathur

Held every year in June at the George R. Brown Convention Center Houston, Texas, Comicpalooza is the largest event of its kind in Texas. With everything from celebrity laser tag to writers workshops, it's the place to go.

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A Healthier Candy Alternative for the Inner Child in All of Us A Healthier Candy Alternative for the Inner Child in All of Us

By S. Mathur

Organic, gluten-free, fat-free, vegan and handmade cotton candy is here and it's taking the world by storm. The healthy sweet treats appeal to children and to the inner child in most grown ups.

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Introducing the Next Generation Salad Bar, Where It's 'Never the Same Salad Twice' Introducing the Next Generation Salad Bar, Where It's 'Never the Same Salad Twice'

By S. Mathur

The Spring, TX location offers salads with the freshest ingredients, 50 types of toppings and 10 signature dressings that customers love. Quite simply, Salata makes healthy eating easier and fun.

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Trust and Risk are at Heart of Education at the Presbyterian School Trust and Risk are at Heart of Education at the Presbyterian School

By S. Mathur

Located in the museum district in Houston, TX, the Presbyterian School seeks to create a "Christ-centered learning environment in which the total family will experience support and growth." With a curriculum that emphasizes academic skills as well as athletics, the arts and service learning, the School provides a strong foundation for children.

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David Troy Salon Offers Top Quality Styling at Affordable Prices David Troy Salon Offers Top Quality Styling at Affordable Prices

By S. Mathur

The David Troy Salon in New Braunfels, TX offers high quality cuts, coloring, highlights and styling with affordable pricing. It has a devoted following of clients who wouldn't think of going anywhere else.

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Historic Downtown Carrollton Celebrates History and Prosperity Historic Downtown Carrollton Celebrates History and Prosperity

By S. Mathur

The historic downtown is known as the Switchyard because it was formed by the crossing of three major rail lines. With recent renovations and year-round concerts and events, the Square continues to be the focus of community life.

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"Elevate" Your Salad with 40 Ingredients, 20 Dressings, and Homemade Artisan Bread

By S. Mathur

Bread Zeppelin in Irving, TX seems to have found the magic formula for a healthy lunch that keeps the customers coming back for more. With customized chopped salads served in a hollowed out baguette, the Zeppelins are an original and somewhat baffling new food phenomenon.

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Exploring Kelly McGuire's Island Life and Music Exploring Kelly McGuire's Island Life and Music

By S. Mathur

Redfish Island Records in Houston, TX is the soundtrack of a creative life well lived. Singer/ songwriter Kelly McGuire's music captures the sounds and feel of island life in a way that speaks to fans around the world.

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Study with World Famous Musicians and Hone Your Musical Talent at Austin's Butler School of Music Study with World Famous Musicians and Hone Your Musical Talent at Austin's Butler School of Music

By S. Mathur

The Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music in Austin, TX offers degree programs from the undergraduate to doctoral levels. Students have the opportunity to study with world famous musicians and to perform with a range of different ensembles and musicians.

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A World of Theater, Dance and Music at Society for the Performing Arts of Houston A World of Theater, Dance and Music at Society for the Performing Arts of Houston

By S. Mathur

For nearly 50 years, Society for the Performing Arts of Houston has brought leading performers from around the world to the Houston stage. Believing the arts to be essential to society and city life, it enriches the life of the city through performances and a range of programs.

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KIPP Houston Schools Extends Support to Children from Low-Income Families KIPP Houston Schools Extends Support to Children from Low-Income Families

By S. Mathur

KIPP Houston schools are a network of tuition free charter schools with a mission "to develop in underserved students the academic skills, intellectual habits, and qualities of character necessary to succeed at all levels of pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, college, and the competitive world beyond." With graduation and college entry rates way higher than the national average, the schools' emphasis on character as well as academics seems to be paying off.

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True Entertainers for the World with Bravo Entertainment True Entertainers for the World with Bravo Entertainment

By S. Mathur

Bravo Entertainment in Dallas, TX offers entertainment production, talent management, and Decontainment for thousands of special events, private performances and concerts each year.

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Explore the City by the Sea at the Houston Maritime Museum Explore the City by the Sea at the Houston Maritime Museum

By S. Mathur

The Houston Maritime Museum tells the story of the human connection to the sea, from ancient times to the modern era of container shipping. With docent-led tours and ever-changing exhibits, a visit is always an enriching experience.

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Why Lori Vann Thinks Why Lori Vann Thinks "Quality Mental Health Care Should Not Be a Luxury Item"

By S. Mathur

Lori Vann Counseling services in Carrollton, TX are based on the motto: "Experienced professional, caring, and non-judgmental therapy". With individual, family and couples therapy, the goal is to make mental health care accessible to all who need it.

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The Magic and Science of Clockmaking with Spring's Moore Time The Magic and Science of Clockmaking with Spring's Moore Time

By S. Mathur

Moore Time in Spring, TX sells and repairs all kinds of timepieces and music boxes. Antique and heirlooms sales and restoration help people connect with and preserve the timepieces they cherish.

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Andrea Cannon Guitar Arts Proves that Music Connects Emotions and Intelligence Andrea Cannon Guitar Arts Proves that Music Connects Emotions and Intelligence

By S. Mathur

Music is a gift that stays with a person for life. Andrea Cannon Guitar Arts programs enrich individual lives and the community through a musical education.

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Valley Ranch, Irving's Most Eco-friendly Residential Community Valley Ranch, Irving's Most Eco-friendly Residential Community

By S. Mathur

The Valley Ranch Community in Irving, TX is an eco-friendly planned community that seeks to provide a great place to live for families. Events built around kids, pets and the environment bring people together to create a neighborhood feeling.

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Supporting Youth-Driven, Safe Communities with the Arlington Police Foundation Supporting Youth-Driven, Safe Communities with the Arlington Police Foundation

By S. Mathur

The Arlington Police Foundation helps to fund necessary equipment for the local police department. It also sponsors youth programs that bring together high school kids and police officers in a positive environment.

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Metrocrest Chamber of Commerce Gets It Right for the Greater Dallas Community Metrocrest Chamber of Commerce Gets It Right for the Greater Dallas Community

By S. Mathur

The Metrocrest Chamber of Commerce is committed to making its communities great places to work and live. In difficult times, their work is much appreciated.

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Creativity and Community at the Quilters' Guild of Arlington Creativity and Community at the Quilters' Guild of Arlington

By S. Mathur

The Quilters' Guild of Arlington brings together quilters in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex area. The mixture of friendship, tradition and creativity makes quilting an enduringly popular pastime.

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Artists and Community Pull Together at the Creative Arts Center of Dallas Artists and Community Pull Together at the Creative Arts Center of Dallas

By S. Mathur

With more than 500 classes and an innovative teaching artists program, the CAC is a leading arts education organization in North Texas. Collaborations between artists and the community help to fulfill individual and social artistic visions.

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Learning to Love and Understand the Natural World with River Legacy Foundation Learning to Love and Understand the Natural World with River Legacy Foundation

By S. Mathur

River Legacy Parks are unique in preserving a natural ecosystem in the middle of metro Arlington, TX. Through educational programs, events and a Science Center located next to the Park, the River Legacy Foundation aims to teach a new generation to love and conserve the environment.

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River Rat Tattoos Welcomes Soccer Moms, Bikers, and Everyone Else River Rat Tattoos Welcomes Soccer Moms, Bikers, and Everyone Else

By S. Mathur

River Rat Tattoos and body piercings caters to a very diverse clientele. The tattoo artists in the shop each have their own distinctive styles, but will create special designs on request.

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The Children's Museum of Houston Has an Eye on the Future The Children's Museum of Houston Has an Eye on the Future

By S. Mathur

Billed as a "Playground for the Mind", the Children's Museum of Houston encourages creativity and inquisitiveness. Fun and interactivity keep in mind the larger goals of readying a new generation for the 21st century.

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TLC Helps Overcrowded Animal Shelters through Spay-Neuter Programs TLC Helps Overcrowded Animal Shelters through Spay-Neuter Programs

By S. Mathur

Texas Litter Control attempts a humane and long-term solution to the problem of overcrowded shelters for stray and lost animals through low-cost spay-neuter programs.

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Flower Masters Speak the Language of Emotions Flower Masters Speak the Language of Emotions

By S. Mathur

Blumen-Meisters Flower Market in New Braunfels, TX is known for its unique arrangements, working with nature to create floral art. Flowers are the language of emotion, and the shop lives up to its name.

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New Beginning Center Offers Support to Victims of Domestic Violence New Beginning Center Offers Support to Victims of Domestic Violence

By S. Mathur

Domestic violence is a hidden epidemic, and the numbers are trending upward. The New Beginning Center in Garland TX helps survivors get back on their feet.

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Houston's Beer Can House Acts as a Monument to Recycling Houston's Beer Can House Acts as a Monument to Recycling

By S. Mathur

Beer Can House is a highly popular and unlikely Houston landmark. Covered in 50,000 flattened beer cans and decorated with streamers of beer can tops, it is now a museum.

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Houston Zoo Celebrates Biodiversity and Human-Animal Connectedness Houston Zoo Celebrates Biodiversity and Human-Animal Connectedness

By S. Mathur

Zoos define their purpose in today's world in terms of the twin goals of education and conservation. The Houston Zoo houses animals from some of the most endangered species in the world.

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The Perfect Family Outing for Thanksgiving at the Arlington Turkey Trot The Perfect Family Outing for Thanksgiving at the Arlington Turkey Trot

By S. Mathur

The Arlington Turkey Trot in Arlington, TX, features a 5K run/ walk, costumes, and fun for the whole family. All proceeds benefit a charity that provides provides shoes to those in need.

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Wedding Photographs with Character at Jonathan Ivy Photography Wedding Photographs with Character at Jonathan Ivy Photography

By S. Mathur

Jonathan Ivy Photography in Houston, TX specializes in wedding and engagement photography as well as portraits. Their pictures capture unique and touching moments as individuals embark on one of life's great adventures.

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Balancing Body and Mind at Diana's School of Yoga Balancing Body and Mind at Diana's School of Yoga

By S. Mathur

Diana's School of Yoga in Grand Prairie, TX offers classes at all levels. While the yoga moves and stretches help the body gain balance and strength, they have parallel benefits for the mind as well.

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Jailhouse Saloon Rocks in Spring, TX Jailhouse Saloon Rocks in Spring, TX

By S. Mathur

A neighborhood bar with great live music, the Jailhouse Saloon actually started life as a jail. Local craft beers and cupcakes add a special touch to an evening with friends.

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LaunchAbility Stresses the LaunchAbility Stresses the "Ability" in All of Us

By S. Mathur

The Plano, TX non-profit is a job-placement agency for people with disabilities. Opening up channels of communication between employers and workers produces benefits for both.

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Therapeutic Horsemanship Builds on the Bond Between Humans and Horses Therapeutic Horsemanship Builds on the Bond Between Humans and Horses

By S. Mathur

SIRE Therapeutic Horsemanship provides people with disabilities safe, effective, enjoyable exercise in Spring, TX. The therapy has physical, emotional and behavioral benefits.

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And a Good Time was Had by All at EinStein's Pub And a Good Time was Had by All at EinStein's Pub

By S. Mathur

EinStein's Pub in the Houston suburb of Katy, TX is a classic neighborhood pub with music, draft beers and great food. It's a great place to visit with family and friends.

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Orphan Outreach Declares Orphan Outreach Declares "We all Have Burdens and God Gives us Strength"

By S. Mathur

Orphan Outreach is a nonprofit organization based in Plano, TX that works with orphans in countries around the world, and in the US. Their work transforms the lives of orphans and the volunteers who help them.

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Summer Night Music in Arlington TX at the Levitt Pavilion Summer Night Music in Arlington TX at the Levitt Pavilion

By S. Mathur

The Levitt Pavilion brings great music to Founders Park in downtown Arlington TX in the summer. In keeping with its mission, the Pavilion offers the community at least fifty free concerts each year.

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Fort Worth Aviation Museum Preserves North Texas Aviation History Fort Worth Aviation Museum Preserves North Texas Aviation History

By S. Mathur

The Fort Worth Aviation Museum preserves a significant - though little known - part of the history of North Texas. The collection of historic aircraft, photos and film bring the past to life.

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HOPE Lives Here: A Leadership Program for At-Risk Boys in Fort Worth HOPE Lives Here: A Leadership Program for At-Risk Boys in Fort Worth

By S. Mathur

The programs at Hope Farm aim to guide inner-city boys to become "Christ-centered men of integrity." Providing positive male role models for crucial age groups, they offer tutoring, training in etiquette and leadership skills, Bible study, phys Ed, music, daily meals and science projects.

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Family, Food and Fun Define Caribbean Style at Taste of the Islands Family, Food and Fun Define Caribbean Style at Taste of the Islands

By S. Mathur

With homestyle cooking, family celebrations, reggae concerts and a Friday night Comedy Club, Taste of the Islands brings Caribbean style to Plano, TX. The restaurant, ethnic grocery and event venue has won a loyal following in the area.

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S. Mathur is a Staff Writer at Texas Homes.