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.
Food + Drink

Galveston Island First Annual Restaurant Week— January 15–21, 2012

Galveston joins the ranks of other destination cities like New York City, Boston, and Seattle with its own restaurant week—the…

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A Fresh Face for a 91-year-old Organization

Taking over as the new executive director of the Houston League of Women Voters, 31-year-old Christina Gorczynski uses her experience…

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Island Getaway Every Day

When Connie Moore and Debbie Hunt bought their home in Galveston’s historic Silk Stocking District in 1996, Realtor David Bowers…

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Urban Architect Rooted in Nature

Architect and University of Houston associate professor John Zemanek is building a new home in the neighborhood he’s lived in…

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Local News

Jenifer Rene Pool Announces Filing for Open Council Seat

On a cold February Friday, Jenifer Rene Pool greeted friends, media, and supporters who had gathered at the One’s a…

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Blog

Friends of BARC

You may have noticed new billboards springing up around town and ads in magazines promoting adoptions of homeless pets at…

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We’re from Everywhere…

Thirty-year-old Nathan Manske is from Driftwood, Texas. In September of this year, he embarked on a 20-week road trip to…

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Get Your Persian Rug Out of the Closet

Maybe you think your grandmother’s rug is too traditional for your not-so-traditional lifestyle. Persian rugs have graced American homes since…

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Lifestyle

Galveston ho! Don’t Call Him a Pirate: The Galveston Laffite Society celebrates yo-ho-ho history

Studying the life and times of the Laffite brothers has been a lifelong interest—even an obsession–for many of the Laffite…

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Galveston ho! The ‘No-Sand, No-Shellfish’ Galveston Weekend

OutSmart presents this LGBT-friendly Galveston itinerary that makes for a perfect long weekend. And if exercise is on your list…

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