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Houston’s Persona Medical Spa Becomes Premiere Diamond Practice With Allergan

(HOUSTON, TX) — Celebrating diamonds and beauty is what Persona Medical Spa is known for and on Friday, July 28, the renowned spa will toast their new status with Allergan Cosmetics with an exclusive ‘Diamond Party.’

The Diamond Party; 3 pm to 4 pm will include exclusive discounts on select services and products while enjoying an open bar, and light bites. Persona Medical Spa team members will offer key educational information on products and services.

Our team of experienced aestheticians are extremely excited to celebrate this special evening with the Houston Community,” said Kathi Jones, President, and CEO at Persona Medical Spa.

“Women and men that are seeking state of the art cosmetic treatments like body contouring and anti-aging treatments should attend the Diamond Party on July 28; to see what we have to offer.”

This event will have information and exclusive discounts on Injectables, Coolsculpting, and Products. Persona will also be raffling Botox injections, Coolsculpt treatments, and Skincare packages.

Persona Medical Spa offers cutting edge treatments that are proven by research, FDA approved, and are widely published in medical literature and are also peer endorsed.

Under the guidance of the onsite physician, Stanley C. Jones M.D., Persona Medical Spa is guaranteed to provide the highest level of quality. In a constantly changing field, Dr. Jones’ is persistent with clinical updates and provides invaluable experience in cosmetic medicine.

Miss Gay Texas Violet S’Arbleu

Violet S'Arbleu stole the talent portion of last weekend's Miss Gay Texas America pageant with "A Lil' Ole Bitty Pissant Country Place" from The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas. (Photo by Clay Gore, Houston Press)

(HOUSTON) People might associate Texas with yellow roses or bluebonnets, but this year an unmistakably different flower is taking over the state. Houston-based drag entertainer Violet S’Arbleu, née Jacob Chaput, will shower the Lone Star State with a purple reign as the newly crowned Miss Gay Texas America.

“The Miss Gay Texas America legacy is 43 years of stellar, inspirational entertainers,” he says, “and honestly I’m just so humbled and thrilled to have the honor to join those ranks and represent the system this year.”

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Best 5 Bartenders In Montrose For 2017

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5 Of The Best Bartenders In Houston For 2017

(HOUSTON) — Everyone deserves a drink, but today here’s a little secret. The list of the top 5 bartenders in the LGBT community. Because everyone deserves a drink from this year’s best bartenders.

Even though we suggest getting to know all the bartenders in our community, we really suggest acquainting yourself, your friends, with these innovators of all things boozy, and yummy in Montrose. Great bartenders wear many different hats while they sling those cocktails. Because of this, it’s very difficult to pick these masters. But we tried our best.

#1.

Austin Abernathy at Hamburger Mary's

Austin Abernathy of Hamburger Mary’s probably won’t admit it, but he’s a huge puzzle piece who has helped Hamburger Mary’s grow their sales from behind the bar. With all the seasonal science experiments that Austin is constantly cooking up, there’s really no way to ever tell what kind of new flavor experiments he has up his sleeve. That’s why it’s probably best to give him a few clues and then sit back and enjoy whatever he whips up for you.

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#2.

Christopher Hunter at Guava Lamp

If you’ve wandered down Waugh Drive in Montrose on a Wednesday night and been drawn into Guava Lamp by the glowing neon lights, you have most likely been served a drink by Christopher Hunter. Guava’s resident cocktail master, Hunter is deliberate and precise with his drinks while also making sure that no one is thirsty for too long.

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#3.

Jared Miles at Jr's Bar & Grill

The word ‘green’ comes to mind when talking about Jared Miles. While holding it down behind the bar of Jr’s Bar & Grill, Jared treats the thirsty of Montrose. He can whip you up a made-from-scratch margarita or extra-dirty martini to the beat of the drag queens or dancers. Jared’s genial nature and welcoming warmth are what keeps regulars coming back and visitors likely to become regulars.

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#4.

Eric Ervin at Rich's Houston

For years, the undisputed cocktail master of the Montrose cocktail scene has been Eric Ervin. Even though he now mixes his master cocktails at Rich’s in Midtown. There’s a reason that Eric is considered “the bartender’s bartender.” Don’t be surprised if he remembers your drink and exactly how you like it even after only a few visits.

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#5.

Chris Contello at The Eagle Houston

If you visit the Eagle Houston, you’re likely to be served a drink by Mr. Chris Contello. He’s the one at the end of the bar, near the DJ booth. Chris hides a great secret: He’s secretly a cocktail master and one of the sweetest bartenders you will encounter. He remembers your name and your flavor.

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Montrose Kroger Donates $5000 To Montrose Center

Montrose Kroger Donates $5000 To Montrose Center

The Montrose Kroger Makes A Donation Of $5000 To Montrose Center To Help Feed LGBTQ+ Hungar!

(HOUSTON) — The Houston Division of Kroger has gifted the Montrose Center with $5,000 to assist the center and help alleviate food insecurity in the Houston, Montrose LGBT community.

According to the Montrose Center, the LGBT community experiences food insecurity at a higher rate than the general population with more than 1 in 4 LGBT adults (27%) – approximately 2.2 million people – experiencing a time in the last year when they did not have enough money for the food for themselves or their families, compared to 17% of non-LGBT adults.

“The Montrose Center cannot do this work alone, however, and the Houston Division of Kroger has stepped up in a big way,”

a statement released by the Montrose Center said.

“For more than 125 years, Kroger has emphasized a customer-first approach to providing quality products, value pricing, outstanding service and an exceptional shopping experience,” the statement continued.

Kroger is recognized as one of America’s most generous companies for its support of more than 100 Feeding America food bank partners, more than 145,000 community organizations, and now the Montrose Center in their most recent campaign, “Proud to Support Equality”. The Montrose Center said in their release.

“Pride Month serves as a time of remembrance for the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York and as a way to honor those who have fought and continue to fight for the rights of LGBT Americans,” Kroger said in a release.