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At the Houston Dog Ranch, Dogs Are the VIPs

By | 2017-07-12T10:09:22+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Business, Business Spotlight|

Tonia Whilden had a problem. Her rescue dog, Beauregard, got anxious around people and other dogs, and couldn’t be boarded at any of Houston’s existing kennels. So Whilden, a professional dog trainer, decided to start her own boarding business; one that would cater to “difficult” dogs like her own. “As I looked around Houston, I [...]

My Spring Branch: Dr. Betsy Coe, Houston Montessori Center

By | 2017-07-05T07:58:51+00:00 July 5th, 2017|Community, Education, My Spring Branch|

Dr. Betsy Coe is the executive director of the Houston Montessori Center, and the secondary principal at the School of the Woods. How long have you been working at the Houston Montessori Center? The Center is 43 years old. I’ve been there since the early ’80s, first as an instructor and then as the executive [...]

My Spring Branch: Jennifer Edwards, 4J Brewing Company

By | 2017-06-05T10:10:34+00:00 June 5th, 2017|Business, Business Spotlight, My Spring Branch|

Jennifer Edwards is co-owner of 4J Brewing Company, which opens in June. Why did you decide to open this brewpub in Spring Branch? I’ve lived in Spring Branch my whole life. My mom went to Spring Branch High School, so she’s been here even longer. I began brewing beer at home with my dad when [...]

My Spring Branch: Michele Bua, Bua’s Bistro and Catering

By | 2017-05-01T10:58:43+00:00 May 1st, 2017|My Spring Branch|

Michele Bua is the owner of Bua’s Bistro and Catering, which is scheduled to open in June in Spring Branch. How did you get into the food service industry? About 25 years ago, my parents owned and ran an Italian bakery in the Museum District. I was always at my father’s side, and realized I [...]

Sunday Streets Brings Out Hundreds of Spring Branch Residents

By | 2017-04-25T10:58:35+00:00 April 25th, 2017|Community, Spring Branch Living|

On Sunday afternoon, police cars blocked off a stretch of Gessner Road between Tiger Trail and Kempwood for the latest edition of Cigna Sunday Streets, a special event produced by the mayor’s office and a favorite for neighborhoods around the city. With the streets closed to automobile traffic, hundreds of Spring Branch pedestrians, bicyclists, and rollerskaters came [...]

Flag Retirement Ceremony Honors Military Veterans

By | 2017-03-29T11:42:51+00:00 March 29th, 2017|Community|

On Saturday, dozens of men, women, and children holding tattered and torn American flags lined up outside VFW Post 8790 in Spring Branch. As a military honor guard looked on and a bugler played taps, they stepped one by one up to a smoking barrel and tossed their flags into the flames. Many had tears in [...]

New Bar Brings American Craft Beer to Spring Branch

By | 2017-03-16T10:35:33+00:00 March 14th, 2017|Business, Business Spotlight|

Kyle Pierson Kyle Pierson had a problem. The restaurant industry veteran and bar manager at Montrose favorite Hay Merchant, couldn’t find a craft beer bar near where he lived in Spring Branch. “At Hay Merchant, we would get so many people from Spring Branch, from the Energy Corridor, from Katy,” Pierson said. “They were driving [...]