Author: Jaclyn Ysaquirre

Paint Your Pet at Pinot’s Palette

Moms and dads of furry four-legged pets are welcome to attend the “Paint Your Own Pet” theme night at Pinot’s Palette in College Station. This paint and sip studio invites pet lovers on to learn how to paint a portrait of their furry loved one on Thursday, September 14. Formally named Pinot and Picasso, the first Pinot’s Palette affiliated studio opened up in the spring of 2009, in the unique and creative Montrose neighborhood of Houston, Texas. Just a year later, the company grew into a franchise, and it now has studios all across the country, including a location...

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Harvey Was Strong, But Texas Is Stronger

Hurricane Harvey, which was a major story in both national and global news, has left the world grieving over its devastating aftermath in cities along the Texas coast. In our neighboring communities of the greater Houston area, Rockport, Port Aransas, Wharton, Freeport, Galveston and Lake Conroe, countless families, some that we may know, have experienced loss or damage to their homes, vehicles and personal belongings. Nearly 30,000 people have been evacuated from the intense flooding and sheltered in refuges across Texas. Celebrity comedian Kevin Hart started a movement aimed to encourage other Hollywood superstars like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson,...

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App Review: MaxPreps

Are you a former high school athlete? Do you have any family members or friends who play a sport in high school? Or have you missed the recent Friday night lights game in your neighborhood? If so, then the new MaxPreps app might suit your interest. CBS Broadcasting Inc. recently introduced their latest sports application technology, MaxPreps. This app allows users to obtain the most current and thorough information on their favorite high school sports teams. MaxPreps is free, and only an email address is required for registration. You are able to receive electronic notifications of your selected high...

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Perrine Winery’s Peacock Festival

Did you hear the story about the peacock? It’s a beautiful tail! Well, at least it is for the winemaker couple in town who own and operate Perrine Winery. Beth Perrine Leopold and Rick Leopold are farmers at heart and have worked in the agricultural industry all of their lives. Their passion for wine has driven their vision to own and operate a winery and vineyard. Thus, they were introduced to the micro-winery business. This sector of the winery business allows the couple to work with micro-breweries around the world. These other facilities provide the Perrine Winery with a...

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Album Review: Fifth Harmony by Fifth Harmony

Fifth Harmony, one of the “It” pop girl groups of our time, introduced their new album, “Fifth Harmony,” on August 25. This album represents a new chapter for the girl group, following the departure of one of their singers, Camila Cabello. The band consisted of five girls at one point in time. Singers Ally Brooke, Camila Cabello, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane and Lauren Jauregi collaborated to create harmonized songs of female empowerment. In the spring of 2013, the girls won “The X Factor,” a television show and singing competition, and signed a joint deal with Simon Cowell’s record label,...

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