Features

General Tso’s Chicken is served on a bed of broccoli.

When Mike Mak’s father, S.K., and mother, Nancy, emigrated from Hong Kong to the United States, the couple was looking for the perfect city to start a new restaurant. After living in Chicago for a short time, S.K. hoped to find some place with a little more temperate climate.

“He didn’t like the cold weather,” Mike says.

shadow

Saturday, Jan. 16, at 2 p.m., Avril Falgout will unveil new work at the Museum of the Gulf Coast she has created in honor of Janis Joplin, whose birthday would have been Jan. 19. Birthday cake and refreshments will follow. Guests are encouraged to dress like rock stars, and a prize will be given for the best party attire.

shadow

In America, the Jetta has been Volkswagen’s best-selling car for many years.

shadow
roses

If you ever wanted to learn about roses, this is the weekend you have been waiting for! The Golden Triangle Rose Society of Southeast Texas (GTRS) is inviting you to its annual free rose seminar. They are also extending an invite to their regular meetings and annual rose pruning and planting demonstrations in February.

shadow

I have been pondering the idea of how to write this column for quite some time now, but like all writers and artists, I suppose I harbored a fear of being misunderstood or even questioned by some of the church folks. I was not reared in a Christian household and my parents did not attend any church except for the occasional wedding or funeral that required family attendance, but I am happy to tell you that God uses whom He will and that earthly standards are not necessarily the top line of criteria.

shadow