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Spring Branch Realtor Knows Home Market is Hot

By | 2016-10-17T11:44:34+00:00 July 29th, 2014|Business Spotlight|

For 16 years, Maria Sindoni has understood and appreciated the quality of life in Spring Branch––both as a Realtor® and a resident. What she has learned about the residential community over the years is that it is full of unexpected surprises that fly in the face of buyers' preconceived notions. "When I bought my house [...]

Happy Playland offers venue for fun, safe children’s parties

By | 2016-10-17T11:44:35+00:00 June 3rd, 2014|Business, Business Spotlight|

Few events are as colorful, energetic, fun and full of laughter as a child's birthday party, as Michelle Py, mother of two, knows well. And while there are plenty of places for parents of school-age children to host parties--pizza restaurants, swimming pools, or public parks--Michelle said she noticed there were limited places to celebrate the [...]

Tu Casa Realty serves Spring Branch homebuyers for 25 years

By | 2016-10-17T11:44:36+00:00 March 31st, 2014|Business, Business Spotlight|

Photo Courtesy of Ev1 Pro When Tu Casa Realty opened the doors of its Pech Road offices on February 27 for a party to celebrate 25 years of serving Spring Branch families, Armando Valdes was quick to point out he'd been involved in real estate long before that. "I opened a real estate [...]

In the Garden: Transporting Visitors to a Unique Landscaping Resource

By | 2016-10-17T11:44:37+00:00 February 4th, 2014|Business Spotlight, Community|

When you’re In the Garden at 1405 Cedar Post, you know you’re in a very special haven within Spring Branch. Owner Suzan Galvan, who became a naturalized citizen in 2012, brought with her from England a unique aesthetic which shows in the little retail shop that sprang from her husband Frank’s landscaping business. “We started collecting unusual pieces of [...]

Come & Get It! Aunt Pookies Great BBQ in Spring Branch

By | 2014-02-04T23:57:36+00:00 February 4th, 2014|Business Spotlight|

Aunt Pookies Barbecue and Grill has been serving Houston area diners for more than 40 years, but it wasn’t until Elias Audi bought the business in 1982 that mouth-watering barbecue debuted on the menu.Back in 1968, the restaurant got its start as Aunt Pookies Old Sandwich Factory, featuring hamburgers and po-boys. Audi’s family emigrated from Jerusalem the following year, [...]

Sam’s Safety Equipment

By | 2016-10-17T11:44:37+00:00 June 12th, 2013|Business Spotlight|

Sometimes, it takes the passion of a new generation to put a family business back on the right track. That’s what Kevin Doffing did for his father three years ago at Sam’s Safety Equipment on Sowden Road. The company that started back in 1956 and that his father, Larry Doffing, bought in 1982 was struggling [...]