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Marie Leonard

Marie Leonard

Marie has worked for Community Impact Newspaper since June 2011 and serves as editor for the Northwest Houston edition. Originally from Dallas, she reports on issues involving Cy-Fair ISD, Harris County and all things Northwest Houston.

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Partners Luis Gomez (left), Jaime Ramirez and Amy Vasquez opened d'Vine Wine Bar in Cypress in 2009.

Photo by Marie Leonard

d’Vine Wine Bar

A love for good wine and food inspired partners Luis Gomez, Jaime Ramirez and Amy Vasquez to open d’Vine Wine Bar nearly five years ago in Cypress Village Station at Skinner Road and Hwy. 290. more »

Apr 16, 2014 Cy-Fair

Lone Star College offers students hands-on experience for the oil and gas industry.

Courtesy Lone Star College

Students prep for jobs in energy industry

Higher education institutions such as Lone Star College are rising to meet demand in the oil and gas industry with new facilities and programs available to prepare students to enter the workforce. more »

Apr 16, 2014 Cy-Fair

The Bridgeland Farmers Market had a booth at last years event to offer guests fresh produce such as fruits and vegetables.

Photo by Marie Leonard

Nature Fest

Animal shows, food trucks and family activities such as pony rides and a petting zoo await visitors at the seventh annual Nature Fest on April 26 hosted by the master-planned community of Bridgeland. more »

Apr 16, 2014 Cy-Fair

Construction is underway on segments F-1, F-2 and G of the Grand Parkway, which crosses Hufsmith-Kohrville Road just south of Boudreaux Road in Spring.

Matt Stephens

Grand Parkway to improve mobility in Spring area

Three segments of the Grand Parkway—Houston’s third outer loop—are expected to bring improved mobility and new developments to northern Harris County after the roadway opens to traffic at the end of 2015. more »

Apr 9, 2014 Spring | Klein

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Blog Entries

On the Town: Week of Jan. 28

Each week at On the Town, we bring you posts on live music, events and recently opened restaurants in the area. Here's what we'll be covering this week. more »

Jan 28, 2013 On the Town

On the Town: Week of Jan. 21

Each week at On the Town, we bring you posts on live music, events and recently opened restaurants in the area. Here's what we'll be covering this week. more »

Jan 21, 2013 On the Town

The Sam Houston statue overlooks Hermann Park in the Museum District.

Marie Leonard

Museum District

Each month at On the Town, we bring you Metro Hotspots—a spotlight on several places to visit in one of the neighborhoods within the Houston Metro area. more »

Nov 30, 2012 On the Town

On the Town: Week of Nov. 26

Each week at On the Town, we bring you posts on live music, events and recently opened restaurants in the area. Here's what we'll be covering this week. more »

Nov 26, 2012 On the Town

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Lomo saltado, a traditional Peruvian dish, features stir-fried tenderloin with tomatoes and onion ($26).

Photo courtesy Piqueo

Piqueo Restaurante and Bar

Although Gerry and Adriana Sarmiento’s first venture into the restaurant industry was Italian restaurant Mezzanotte, Gerry always had the desire to honor his roots by cooking Peruvian food. more »

Apr 16, 2014 Cy-Fair

Sam Seyoff opened a new location of U.S. Carpets and Floors in Cypress about six months ago.

Marie Leonard

U.S. Carpets and Floors

Homeowners looking to remodel a kitchen or bathroom have a wide variety of backsplashes, wood, laminate and paint options from which to choose at U.S. Carpets and Floors in Cypress. more »

Oct 17, 2013 Cy-Fair

The vegetable biryani is a dish made from basmati rice mixed with vegetables and exotic spices.

Marie Leonard

Madhuram Mirch Masala

Husband and wife Chirag and Bhavana Patel aim to please vegetarians, Indian families and connoisseurs of international cuisine alike with their homemade Indian food at Madhuram Mirch Masala. more »

Oct 17, 2013 Cy-Fair

Melody Fanous opened Sunrise Cafe with her husband, Atef, in Fairfield in late April.

Marie Leonard

Sunrise Café

The passion Melody and Atef Fanous have for their business, Sunrise Café, is evident from the art on the wall to each ingredient that goes into every dish or drink on the menu. more »

Oct 17, 2013 Cy-Fair