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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.

Ordinary kindness

Thursday, September 27, 2012 | Dane Anderson

Brent Sjolseth knows quite a bit about helping others. The former Eanes and Valley View Elementary School schools student worked as a firefighter for the Westlake Fire Department from 1995-97 before joining the Austin Fire Department.

Social entrepreneurs add culture to world marketplace

Friday, September 14, 2012 | Dane Anderson | 1

Westlake High School graduate Travis Breihan and partner Sophie Eckrich hope their company, Teysha will foster a global village of people to empower a soulful economy that protects nature and people.

Westlake writer Pat Flathouse sets down the pen, picks up brush

Thursday, September 6, 2012 | Dane Anderson | 1

Noted West Lake Hills writer Pat Flathouse will be the featured artist at High Cotton decor and gift store at 809 Main Street during the First Friday Art Walk in Bastrop on Sept. 7.

New local restaurant owner has Westlake history

Thursday, September 6, 2012 | Special to the Picayune

Having been in the business for more than years, Fred Nelson knows a thing or two about restaurants.

From humble origins, Gretchen Huddleston has created gymnastics powerhouse

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 | Esther Robards-Forbes | 1

Gretchen Huddleston has dreamed of owning and running her own gymnastics gym since she was 12 years old.

Long-distance prayers

Thursday, August 9, 2012 | Dane Anderson

Cheri Lamonte and Father Jim Evans were no strangers to each other when they embarked on an idea in 2009 to help bring faith to American soldiers in the Middle East and on military bases throughout the world.

Beautiful memories

Thursday, July 19, 2012 | Esther Robards-Forbes | 1

On her 101st birthday, Tura Hobbs did something she had never done before. She put on a stylish blue leather jacket and rode on the back of a HarleyDavidson.

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