Author Ruth Fields

Inspirations
0 Inspirations: Jayson Kimberly

As the driver pulls the vehicle into the driveway, her passenger confirms that they are at the right address by noting a pile of used blankets, pillows, and towels on the front porch. He loads the items into the back of the vehicle, promising the homeowner that the donation will be distributed to an animal shelter, an animal rescue, or a family that fosters animals. It’s a scenario that happens…

Business Focus
0 Business Focus: All Pawn & Kat’s Guitars

It’s the kind of place that goes beyond what people might expect. As customers walk in the front door of All Pawn II, Inc. in Willis, countless new, used, and vintage firearms along the back wall demand their immediate attention. As their eyes roam around the room…

Just for Fun
0 Just for Fun: Edelstein’s Amphicar

The aquamarine-blue convertible rolls up to the boat ramp, but bypasses the parking lot. Instead, a few precautions are taken and, as “Anchors Aweigh” blasts from the speakers, the car is driven down the ramp into Lake Conroe. Now…

Just for Fun
2 Just for Fun: Fernland Historical Park

As the story goes, Fernland Historical Park can trace its origins to one couple’s search for a storage building to put on their acreage near Montgomery. Then, the search became something more. Over the span of about 20 years…

Community Builders
0 Community Builders: Jesus Cares Clinic

While Dr. Sydney Boule was completing her family practice residency in Conroe, she and her family attended Under Over Fellowship, a church that ministers largely to the city’s homeless population. At the conclusion of her residency, …

Do You Know?
0 Do You Know? Larry Foerster

Area residents often phone Larry Foerster, a Conroe attorney, about matters that have nothing to do with law. Sometimes they question him about puzzling matters of local history; often they provide historical tidbits, photographs, and artifacts. Larry, a sixth-generation Texan, holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Texas Tech University, but he earned his local notoriety because…

Business Focus
1 Business Focus: A-1 Smith’s Septic

On an ordinary day in 1989, Nancy Smith’s late husband Doug Smith accidentally ran over a septic tank with his dump truck, breaking the lid. Dirt rained down into the tank, and Doug knew he needed to get it pumped out. Unfortunately, he soon discovered that…

Community Builders
0 Community “Re”Builders: Vernon’s Kuntry Katfish

Buster Bowers never imagined that Hurricane Harvey would cause his restaurant to flood. Buster is the son of Vernon and Mary Bowers—owners and founders of Vernon’s Kuntry Katfish—and he remembered the previous 33 years of the restaurant’s existence. Except for three weeks in 1997, when the restaurant closed for extensive remodeling, Vernon’s Kuntry Katfish had never…

Business Focus
0 Business Focus: Drink Smart Plus

The customers come all day, arriving with empty jugs and leaving with refills of pure antioxidant alkaline water. In the few minutes it takes to refill the bottles, they chat, exchange smiles, and collect hugs. Drink Smart Plus is more than…

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