Karen Derr

Karen Derr is a Houston-area Realtor and the founder of Boulevard Realty. She writes and speaks about home and small-business topics.
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They Do Their Own Stunts

Gay rodeo is changing attitudes in rural America. What's happening with the International Gay Rodeo Association.

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Painting Away the Pain

Ben says he clearly heard a voice telling him, “Be yourself and be happy.” First he came out. Then he…

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Gold + Williams + Houston

Furniture and home decor manufacturer/retailer Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams has opened an 11,000-square-foot Houston signature store in Highland Village,…

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Dust Off Your Hat and Boots!

If you’ve been heartbroken over the closing of the Brazos River Bottom in March, despair no more. Located just past…

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Island Mod

A Galveston couple gives their mid-century island home a modern face-lift. Plus Galveston Dining...Off the Beaten Path.

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Galveston Dining…Off the Beaten Path

by Karen Derr Galveston is known for its great food—and not just seafood. Excellent restaurants dot the tourist-crowded Seawall, Harborside,…

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Fourteen-Acre Theme Park

Leave it to Houston, with our penchant for all things real-estate-related, to have the nation’s first theme park focusing on…

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A Summer Tradition

Seven fresh reasons to visit Galveston.

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The Labyrinth

A mystical path: As a tool for meditation, walking the labyrinth calms and focuses the mind.

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Bidding Wars on Houston Real Estate

It seems like only yesterday that Houston Realtors were lamenting the slow-down in the real-estate market and an end to…

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