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Singing her way to the top

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 | Special to the Picayune

Westlake High School graduate Lauren Snouffer has cultivated a busy career since graduating. The 25-year-old soprano has performed in several operas internationally, and was recently awarded a grant for her operatic skill.

Preserving portals to the past

Thursday, March 28, 2013 | Dane Anderson

Westbank resident David McGrain founded the Inti Raymi Fund in 2011, a nonprofit set up to help preserve the cultures of disappearing indigenous cultures around the world.

TBLSH bids farewell to longtime keyboard player

Thursday, March 21, 2013 | Dane Anderson

After five years of notable success, keyboard player and Westlake High School graduate AJ Vincent leaves the popular indie band The Bright Light Social Hour, heading into unchartered musical waters.

Rollingwood artists bring rich southern history to furniture design

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 | Dane Anderson

Willem Sypestyn and Chotsie Gregson, two transplanted New Orleans artists, work together to create unique furniture out of antiques and architectural salvage pieces.

Five Star Jewelry moves shop from Bee Cave to Rollingwood

Thursday, February 28, 2013 | Esther Robards-Forbes

A familiar name in jewelry has returned to the heart of the Westbank.

Families and friends make Trianon a tradition

Friday, February 8, 2013 | Dane Anderson | 1

The coffee is flowing at Trianon. Sun streams through the glass windows that encase the place as small groups of people make their ways to tables, engrossed in conversations.

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-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.

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.

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