Takeya Green

TAKEYA GREEN, ONCE a member of the Houston Texans cheerleader dance team, has joined a different squad — and she means business. The Rice University MBA graduate was recently awarded the AT&T Future Executive Leader of Distinction Award in Honor of Randall Stephenson from the Texas Business Hall of Fame.

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Coline Creuzot grew up in Houston's Third Ward.

SOULFUL R&B ARTIST Coline Creuzot is deeply rooted in Houston. Not only is she the granddaughter of the founder of Frenchy’s restaurant, Percy Creuzot, but she also debuted her first hit song here, and has worked with the biggest artists in the city like Slim Thug, Lil’ Keke, Z-Ro, and Paul Wall. In Creuzot’s sultry new single, “For Love,” was released this summer. “Embrace love — the good love — and never settle,” says Creuzot of her message. “I love New Orleans ‘bounce’ music, so I put my spin on it.”

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Earlier this month Houston-raised singer Julia Cole my her debut at Nashville's famed Grand Ole Opry. (Photo by Chris Hollo)

KNOWN FOR HER rhythm and attitude, rising recording artist Julia Cole joined the elite circle of talent that includes legends such as Johnny Cash and Loretta Lynn earlier this month in Nashville. She performed in the Grand Ole Opry to a full house.

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