Rogers family members (from left: Billy, Janell, Mike and Charles) retreat to Casa Dos every chance they get for fun and relaxation. (Photo:

Twenty Steps to Bliss

September 2014

Escape means heading for the backyard

We all crave it. That dream retreat, our escape from the daily rat race of traffic, work and chock-full calendars. A place to unplug. Breathe.

Lucky West University residents Mike and Janell Rogers needn’t endure the expense and hassle of a trip to follow their bliss. Nirvana is just outside their back door, a …

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Arabian days and nights
Lauren Sigmon
, a sophomore at Texas A&M University and a 2013 Bellaire High School graduate, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Arabian Horse Association for her academic achievement, leadership and involvement with equine activities. Her family has a ranch in Engleton, where they breed Arabian horses for shows. Lauren rides as often as she …

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In This Issue

  • Editor’s Note – September 2014
  • With Little Warning
  • Back Porch – Entertaining the family
  • This Month in Dining – Almost-homemade entertaining
  • Neighborhood Tails – Carrie, age 10
  • Taking Flight
  • Travel Buzz – Togetherness at sea
  • Mailbag – September 2014
  • School Buzz – September 2014
  • Buzz About Town – September 2014
  • Twenty Steps to Bliss
  • SportzBuzz – September 2014
  • Outdoor Play
  • Take it Outside
  • SportzBuzz, Jr. – September 2014
  • Buzz Kidz by Taylor Reeves, age 11
  • 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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  • St. Agnes’ Neon Dance
  • A Dramatic Experience
  • Houston Christian High School Senior Committed to Play at LSU
  • eMotions Dance Company Wows the Crowd (As Always)
  • Sarabeth’s Year in Germany
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