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Business Focus
0 Business Focus: Highlander Roofing and Renovations

“It’s not personal; it’s just business.” We’ve all heard this popular saying before…but business IS personal, especially to Keith McLeod of Conroe, Texas. “I love meeting customers,” Keith tells Postcards when we discuss Highlander Roofing and Renovations. Servicing the Conroe/Montgomery/Woodlands area, Keith has been building his customer base with the goal of being…

Business Focus
0 Business Focus: Woods Welding

“You’ll never make it.” The year was 1976, and the quote was from a CPA whom Terry Woods had gone to for advice on how to start a business. With $189 in his pocket and a wife and two children to provide for, Terry stepped out in faith and determination to build what has become a very successful business, a business which has served Walker County and surrounding areas well during the past 40-plus years. Woods Welding, Inc. is known for…

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…

Day in the Life
1 A Day in the Life: Vineyard Harvest

Carriage House Farm and Vineyard invited Postcards to their 2018 harvest day on a balmy morning in August to witness the harvesting of nearly 500 grape vines. Carriage House is home to two different types of grapes that thrive in our Texas climate. The Blanc du Bois grape produces a white wine, and the Lenior (Black Spanish) produces a red. The farm is

Do You Know?
0 Do You Know? Shirley Jackson

Dr. Shirley Jackson began college in 1959. She earned her final degree (an Ed.D.) in 2005. It is an impressive span, but one that is appropriate for a woman who has devoted her life to teaching and helping others. Although she didn’t move to Huntsville until the middle 1980s, she has…

Historic Treasures
1 Historic Treasures: Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between the U.S. states of Nevada and Arizona. It was constructed between 1931 and 1936 during the Great Depression and was dedicated on September 30, 1935, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Its construction was the result of a massive effort involving thousands of workers, and cost over one hundred lives. Originally…

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…

Business Focus
0 Business Focus: BaCorp

Nate Grigsby can best be described as a jack-of-all-trades. He is the owner of BaCorp Wastewater Treatment and G2 Construction. Among other things, Grigsby is also a licensed mortician. He is always busy, but always has a smile on his face and a…

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…

Get Away
1 Gotta Get Away? Caddo Lake

Caddo Lake is one of the most beautiful spots in Texas, but it is also a study in contradictions. The lake is expansive, spanning 25,000-plus acres and crossing two states; the nearest town, however, is the appropriately named…

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