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February 27th, 2014 4:47 pm

This time last year, Michael and I were prepping for SXSW Interactive, and I was excited and ready to be inspired. He wasn’t exactly thrilled about it till about halfway through, but that’s another story.

One of the valuable ideas that came out of last year’s conference was the idea of hosting an event that would be helpful …

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Olive – 2013 Pet of the Year

January 2nd, 2014 12:43 pm
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Congratulations to Olive, our 2013 Bellaire Buzz Pet of the Year who will receive the following prizes packages from Rover Oaks Pet Resort and Houston Dog Ranch.

Compliments of Rover Oaks Pet Resort
Tell your pet to start packing for their weekend retreat at Rover Oaks Pet Resort! The package includes three days of overnight lodging in our standard …

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2013 Bellaire Buzz Pet of the Year Contest

December 3rd, 2013 2:51 pm
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It’s no secret that Buzz readers have some pretty amazing pets as seen in our Neighborhood Tails column each month. Now you can cast your vote for the 2013 Bellaire Buzz Pet of the Year. Voting deadline is midnight, December 31, 2013. Limit of one vote per person. The winner will be announced January 6, 2014 on our website and …

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An Intern’s Insight: Dive-in Movie!

August 9th, 2013 3:46 pm

The third annual Dive-in Movie night at Bellaire Town Square Aquatic Family Center last night was a hit, just like the movie The Pirates of the Caribbean that played as kids and even some parents floated around the giant pool on inflatable pool noodles. Families from Bellaire and other areas lined up outside and when 7:30 p.m. rolled around and …

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An Intern’s Insight: What to wear if your college is up north

August 1st, 2013 2:01 pm
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(Alex Daily also contributed to this article)

Elisa and Alex both decided to go to Midwest colleges, trading Houston’s high humidity for wind speeds and hurricanes for blizzards. Elisa just finished her first year at Northwestern University in the Chicago area, where the campus sits on the shore of Lake Michigan. Alex is about to go to Indiana University in

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Pencil in Aug. 8 for Dive-in Movie

July 29th, 2013 9:42 am
Dive-In Movie

First came the sharks. Then, the dinosaurs. Now, it’s pirates. That’s right. The third annual Dive-In Movie is just around the corner. The Dive-In Movie has become a beloved end-of-summer tradition for Bellaire residents. On Thursday, Aug. 8, starting at 7:30 p.m., residents are invited to the Bellaire Town Square Aquatic Family Center to watch Pirates of the Caribbean: The …

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An Intern’s Insight: Six Ways to Cool Off

July 26th, 2013 9:25 am

1. Frozen Lemonade

If the kids’ lemonade stands in your neighborhood just aren’t cutting it (bless their hearts), go to this lemonade stand 2.0. It is Bambolino’s, and it is an oasis found at 1525 Westheimer Road near Montrose. Large cups of frozen lemonade, the sweet nectar given to Houstonians as a blessing for braving the heat to even leave …

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An Intern’s Insight: Bellaire’s Fourth of July Parade

July 4th, 2013 2:36 pm

One of my favorite parts of living in Bellaire is the annual Fourth of July parade. As a kid, I used to participate. My great uncle has a collection of older cars, including my personal favorite, a 1959 red T-Bird, and, along with my cousins and sister, we would ride in the cars and throw candy to the crowds in …

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An Intern’s Insight

June 28th, 2013 4:36 pm
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Taking a Chance on rap: Elisa and Lizzie go to Mac Miller’s “The Space Migration Tour” at Warehouse Live

Editor’s note: “An Intern’s Insight” is a recurring blog by our summer interns. This unedited content is strictly the opinion of the writers, and not necessarily of The Buzz. We hope you enjoy their unique perspectives. In this blog post, two

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You know you’re from Bellaire when…

June 25th, 2013 9:52 am
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1. You spend all your free time in Meyerland Plaza…

…but watching people get their ears pierced at Claire’s always terrifies you. And you miss having three Starbucks Coffee outlets within a mile radius.

2. You know what someone means when they say they live on the “a-b-c” streets

…but you’re forever confused why “Jolen” isn’t “Golen”

3. You spend …

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An Intern’s Insight: Introduction

June 21st, 2013 1:39 pm
As a kid, a favorite toy was the Lite-Brite, even if my artistic skills were not that great. Recently while at a friend’s house I found one. Still fun!

Welcome to An Intern’s Insight, a summer blog appearing here on Buzzworthy.

This is where our interns will share slices of Houston as seen through college-student eyes.

Already, they’re discovering what their hometown means to them now that they’re gone (or almost gone, in the case of Alex).

But first, let’s let them introduce themselves.

Lizzie Goodell
I …

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SXSW – Diary of a non-techie

March 20th, 2013 4:40 pm
Michael and me at STARTUP America party at Austin City Limits.

aka “Sorry, United. American got us drunk.”

About three weeks before the annual SXSW (South by Southwest) Interactive conference in Austin, I still was not sure why, but I really, really wanted to go. I had always been so curious about it, and the timing was perfect — it’s the first year our nest is empty, and neither of our …

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Time to cowboy up

February 21st, 2013 3:06 pm

We had a blast last year at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s Wine Garden (pictured here), when the band different Beast, featuring Buzz contributing photographer Michael Hart on bass, rocked the house. It’s hard to believe a year has passed already. But the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is here!

It will run through March 17, with the World …

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Mr. Bowyer is retiring

February 3rd, 2013 8:30 pm

Fred Bowyer is retiring after 13 years as the principal of Condit Elementary.

Everybody is invited to a retirement reception in his honor this Tuesday, Feb. 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m., in the Multipurpose Room at Bellaire High School. There will be light refreshments.

Mr. Bowyer, who at 6′ 7″ is easy to spot, is known, among other things, for his ability …

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Bailey – 2012 Pet of the Year

December 31st, 2012 1:24 pm
Bailey

Congratulations to Bailey, our 2012 Bellaire Buzz Pet of the Year who will receive the following prizes packages from Rover Oaks Pet Resort and Houston Dog Ranch.

Compliments of Rover Oaks Pet Resort
Tell your pet to start packing for their weekend retreat at Rover Oaks Pet Resort! The package includes three days of overnight lodging in our standard …

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2012 Bellaire Buzz Pet of the Year Contest

November 28th, 2012 4:30 pm
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It’s no secret that Buzz readers have some pretty amazing pets as seen in our Neighborhood Tails column each month. Now you can cast your vote for the 2012 Bellaire Buzz Pet of the Year. Voting deadline is noon, December 31, 2012. Limit of one vote per person. The winner will be announced January 2, 2013 on our website and …

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College-football calendar

October 1st, 2012 4:51 pm

In our cover story this month, we visit with Buzz-area residents who remain faithful fans of their college football teams, no matter how long ago they were students on campus.

One couple, Bryan Athon and Lauren, even keep a spreadsheet of Texas Christian University games so they can attend as many as possible.

Just in case you need fodder …

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How to vote if you are in college

September 25th, 2012 8:28 am

Perhaps you are a parent of a college student, and you’ve just realized, perhaps with some shock, that your child can vote Nov. 6 in the presidential election.

The next question is how and where.

Do students vote at college or in their hometown?

It’s their choice. They can vote in whatever district they consider to be “home,” whether it’s …

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Who vs. whom

September 4th, 2012 4:11 pm
We went with the popular catch phrase, often seen on bumper stickers like this, instead of the grammatically correct one.

Yes, we know. The headline on our September cover story was grammatically incorrect. We knew it when we ran it.

The story was about local rescued animals and how they have “rescued” their new owners in return.

Readers seem to love the story, and we’ve gotten great feedback.

We’ve gotten even more feedback about our headline – and that feedback …

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Bailey and Michael

September 1st, 2012 3:04 pm
Michael and Bailey

This month, our September cover story, Who Rescued Who?, features stories of local residents who say their rescued pets rescued them back.

Buzz publisher Michael Hoffman wasn’t in the story, but he says Bailey, his young Golden Retriever from Golden Retriever Rescue of Houston, rescued him emotionally after his beloved dog Buddy passed away on Dec. 30, 2011, …

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Dinosaur Sightings in Bellaire

August 16th, 2012 10:10 am
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The Bellaire Parks and Recreation Department pooled off another fun family night for residents.

Neighbors gathered to watch velociraptors wreak havoc at the second annual Dive-In Movie Night at the Bellaire Town Square Aquatic Center. The pool party and movie screening raised $4,000 for Patrons for Bellaire Parks. Nearly 250 residents watched Jurassic Park, ate great food from Chick-fil-A, Hungry’s …

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Get your plan on — school calendar

August 1st, 2012 4:39 pm

Not to rush you past your remaining summer, but if you want to get a head start on vacation planning, it’s time to look ahead to the upcoming school year.

Our August issue should help get you in the mood.  If you haven’t yet, check out the print magazine or the home page of this website.  Our back-to-school issue is …

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Bellaire July 4 Parade Photos

July 5th, 2012 2:08 pm
Thank you to the friends and family of The Buzz Magazines who participated in the Bellaire July 4 parade and kept the crowd happy by distributing bubble gum despite the 100-degree weather. Pictured are (top row, from left) Blake Myers, Dr. Jeff Myers, Juliet Hubbell, Pooja Salhotra, Kara Neumann, Anita Morton, Leslie Little, Michael Hoffman, Gina Taylor, Matt Hoffman and Kelly Engler and (bottom row, from left) Mary Hubbell, Seth Taylor, Joni Hoffman, Gaby Santiago and Annie Blaylock-McQueen.

The annual Bellaire Independence Day Parade and Festival was a hit! People of all ages dressed in red, white and blue and lined the streets of Bellaire waving flags to show off their patriotism. Children collected candy and colorful beads that were tossed out from the floats and by parade participants. The Buzz Magazines held the final spot in the …

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Best apps for the road

May 25th, 2012 12:03 pm

In the Travel Buzz column in our June issue, you will get to ride along with the Craig family as they take the ultimate American road trip out West, with all the ups and downs you might expect in a marathon driving trip with kids through the desert.

As writer Tracy L. Barnett talked with road-trip queen Christy Craig about …

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Blessing of the Animals, Saturday, 10 am in Bellaire

March 29th, 2012 1:14 pm
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If your pet is truly a member of your family, he/she deserves to be showered with blessings.   Bellaire United Methodist Church (BUMC) on Bellaire Boulevard at Newcastle invites the community to bring their pets to the church’s “Blessing of the Animals” on Saturday, March 31 at 10:00 a.m. to noon.

This traditional celebration honors St. Francis of Assisi, declared Patron …

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