ESPN-sponsored fantasy football league members, “Mav Moms,” compete for a $500 prize at season’s end. Pictured (from left) are Barbie Horowitz, Jan Bres, manager Julie Griffin, Jeannette Baker, Kate Gibson, Kelly Labanowski, Carol Smith, Daphne Bernicker, Maria Ainbinder and Wendy Askew. (Photo:

Drafting Divas

October 2014

Gal pals find fun in fantasy football

Drafting virtual football players can be exhausting.

“The clock is ticking, and you’ve got 30 seconds to decide your pick. And that Monday Night Football theme comes on. A little overwhelming at first,” says Maria Ainbinder, recalling slight jitters at choosing her virtual roster on ESPN’s fantasy football website.

“My sons were actually …

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Symphony season
The Houston Symphony’s Young Associates Council kicked off the 2014-15 season recently with a cocktail reception at Gremillion & Co Fine Art. More than 120 young professionals gathered to enjoy light bites and wine provided by A Fare Extraordinaire. Pictured (from left) are steering-committee members Divya and Chris Brown and Southside Place residents Ting and John Bresnahan, …

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In This Issue

  • Fall Festivals
  • Buzz About Town – October 2014
  • Buzz Kidz by Ryann Moos, age 11
  • Cooking Buzz – October 2014
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • This Month in Dining – Sweet Southern comfort
  • Travel Buzz – Taking in the colors
  • Publisher’s Note – October 2014
  • Football, Cajun Style
  • Mailbag – October 2014
  • Low and Slow
  • Drafting Divas
  • Everything Pumpkin
  • SportzBuzz, Jr. – October 2014
  • SportzBuzz – October 2014
  • Neighborhood Tails – Percy, age 1
  • Back Porch – Halloween on the block
  • Fall Into Fun in the City of Bellaire
  • We are Here
  • A Word on Compassion
  • What I’m Doing with the Rest of my Life
  • Stuck in Quarter System Limbo
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  • HSPVA Presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music in All-School Musical
  • The Falling of the Sacred Heart Oak Tree at Duchesne
  • Bellaire High School’s College Fair
  • HISD’s Newest Student Government
  • My Experience with College Visits
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