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Local couple brings familiar name to flooring business

Thursday, January 31, 2013 | Dane Anderson

After nearly 20 years in the business, Robert and Julie Peoples know just about everything there is to know about the things that wind up under your feet.

Westlake Choir pleases crowd with holiday songs

Sunday, December 30, 2012 | Special to the Picayune

Westlake High School senior Spencer Flynn sings with freshman Claire Conner at the choir concert on Dec. 11.

Westlake-sponsored missionary brings hope to Nicaraguan poor

Thursday, December 6, 2012 | Dane Anderson

Missionary Matthew Jun gives hope to the homeless and poor in the Mercado Oriental in Nicaragua through programs and services funded in part by the Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church.

Shop local for special holiday gifts

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 | Dane Anderson

It’s beginning to look a lot like you can tick off all the items on your winter gift list and still have some fun this season.

Local dentist receives rare honor from peers

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 | Dane Anderson | 1

Longtime Westbank dentist Tor Gotun has awarded the 2012 Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition honor from the Academy of General Dentistry.

Hill Country teacher, artist, author leads by example

Thursday, November 15, 2012 | Dane Anderson | 3

Surrounded by her first period students, del Hierro shows that working clay can be a nice, messy way to get rid of stress while creating something beautiful – in this case, fish representing rock stars.

Westlake grad and painter opens Austin gallery

Thursday, November 15, 2012 | Esther Robards-Forbes

Michael Peschka works on a portrait of Prince Gharios of Ghassan at his new Austin gallery.

A fight for happiness

Thursday, October 25, 2012 | Esther Robards-Forbes

Jonathan Hewitt has been studying martial arts for 25 years, and along the way, he figured out a few things about life.

Telescope implant restores woman’s vision

Thursday, October 25, 2012 | Special to the Picayune

At 79, Jane Waterman has a new glint in her eye and is just now beginning to read again, thanks to a tiny telescope doctors recently implanted in her eye to counter blindness related to end stage macular degeneration.

Disciples of Joy bring gospel to ACL Oct. 13

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 | Special to the Picayune

Wesley Bray’s smile couldn’t get much bigger than it was that morning.

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