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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
Bellaire-sign

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
bell_poy

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
Dive-In Movie

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
Puppy

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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Wine, music, rodeo and friends

March 8th, 2012 10:07 am
Pictured (from left) are Sharleen Walkoviak, Pat Mann Phillips, Michael Hart, Jimmie Allen, Laura Kent, Debbie Adams and Paula Robinson.

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s Wine Garden was buzzing Tuesday night.

Kudos to different Beast, featuring Buzz contributing photographer Michael Hart on bass, who rocked the Wine Garden under a full moon. Even though special guest Sharon Montgomery was feeling under the weather, her incredible voice left the crowd begging for more.

Speaking of the crowd, we loved hanging …

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Anniversary party in living color

February 23rd, 2012 9:27 am

Here’s a live-action recap of The Buzz Magazines’ 10th-anniversary party at Hotel Sorella last month. We had such a wonderful time with old friends and new ones. Looking forward to another decade with you all.

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Party guests grace our covers

February 2nd, 2012 9:08 am

We all get our moment of fame one way or the other.

Party guests at our 10th-anniversary celebration last week got a glimpse of the media spotlight when The Face Exchange took their photos and put them on miniature magnetized Buzz covers to take home.

A good many of the party-goers had been on actual Buzz Magazine covers already, but …

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Check out our anniversary party pics

January 31st, 2012 12:29 pm

We were thrilled to have nearly 500 friends brave the rainy skies on January 24 to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of The Buzz Magazines.

The party at Hotel Sorella’s new Meetings & Events Centre was orchestrated by Ashleigh Scanlan’s Double the Details. It featured miles of creative food tables and liquid nitrogen ice cream from Rosemary’s Catering, petals …

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Looking back at the best of 10 years: The Shutterbugs

January 25th, 2012 4:46 pm
This Halloween-costume photo by Mike Hart was the result of darkroom magic.

Of course, The Buzz isn’t all about words. Where would we have been these past 10 years without photographers shining the light on our residents? Here are some favorite shoots:

Photographer Nikki LaWell: “Okay, the chickens, hands down. I never thought I’d photograph a chicken, ever. I hate chickens, but to photograph Laverne because she looks like her owner [Bellaire …

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Looking back at the best of 10 years: Andy Blitzer

January 23rd, 2012 9:04 am
The large Garcia-Prats family made a lasting impression on writer Andy Blitzer. The 10 brothers are (from left) David, Chris, Jamie, Tommy, Matt, Timmy, Tony, Danny, Mark and Joe Pat.

Veteran Buzz writer Andy Blitzer had lots of choices when picking memorable stories from the past 10 years.  Here are a few she says she will never forget:

“It is so hard to say which one is my favorite. As a writer, there is a huge sense of responsibility to each person who shares his or her personal story and …

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Looking back at the best of 10 years: Moms and Kids

January 20th, 2012 9:39 am
Geraldine Bliss and son Charles were featured in the 2010 story Special Moms of Special Kids.

Parenting is a meaningful topic for pretty much all of us, whether parents or children, or both. Maybe that’s why The Buzz has run so many stories on the topic in the course of our 10-year history.

Resident parents and kids made a big impact on these two longtime Buzz writers. This is what they had to say when asked …

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Looking back at the best of 10 years: The Cheryls

January 19th, 2012 12:45 pm
One of magazine's many -- okay, two -- Cheryls.

Continuing to look back on 10 years of (mostly) blissful existence here at The Buzz….

After a chance meet-and-chat with a Buzz editor at a dog park, Cheryl Ursin started writing for us this fall, and we’re so happy she did. She has written stories about mandatory student-service hours and whether kids today are too dependent on their helicoptering

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