At almost every one of his family’s events, Durwin Randle found himself behind the camera. When a niece blew out her first birthday candle, he was there. Before long, he became the family’s unofficial documentarian. When his mother passed, he wanted to do something special to commemorate her life. He knew that photography was his medium, but he wanted to see if he could get more out of still images. He created a slide show of sorts, a video of images with some meaningful songs that together explored her life and told its story. The project proved very popular, and others wondered if Durwin could do the same thing for them. He went into business under the title of PhotoVid Gallery, taking pictures and turning them into videos, cards, invitations, and other printed designs.
Today, with the help of his wife and business partner Sherronda Randle, he bustles around Houston, meeting clients on-location. While Durwin handles the technical end of things, Sherronda specializes in putting clients at ease and getting them to smile. Together, they create albums and slide shows to commemorate weddings, advertise businesses, and celebrate anniversaries.
At each of its 31 area locations, the YMCA of Greater Houston pursues a mission to bring health, wellness, and personal growth to communities. Kids leap into activities ranging from swim lessons and youth sports to a teen Youth & Government program that stirs up confidence and leadership abilities in students, preparing them for mudslinging student-council campaigns.
Zumba, ballroom dance, and Les Mills group exercise classes shake up adult workout routines, as complimentary childcare frees up parents to pursue fitness goals. Meanwhile, adult sport leagues such as basketball and racquetball result in friendly competition and hyper-literate team names inspired by obscure philosophers.
While party music blasts through a speaker system, kids and adults take to the trampolines at Jumping World, where 35,000 square feet is dedicated to bouncing. The main trampoline court spans 10 lanes and features a foam pit, and staffers oversee matches on two dodge-ball courts. Before planting their feet at the arcade, visitors can refuel at the snack bar and sign up for convenient birthday-party packages that include a staffer to oversee set up and clean up.
The technicians at New Life Therapy, armed with ML830 therapeutic cold lasers, take aim at the pain caused by fibromyalgia, arthritis, carpal tunnel, and other ailments during 30-minute noninvasive treatment sessions. Emitting from a handheld device, the invisible laser light travels beneath the skin's surface with an 830 nm wavelength to blast both acute and chronic pain, internal swelling, and alien invaders responsible for tennis elbow. Inquisitive patients can peruse medical studies pertaining to the success of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) on the manufacturer's website and in the laser's family Christmas letter.
Time seems to stop as a glass falls to the floor, where it spills coffee, wine, or tasty, tasty dirt all over the carpet. The moment passes, but leaves behind a stain that's not going anywhere—at least not until 123 Houston Carpet Cleaning arrives for a house call. Certified technicians will pretreat that stain before firing up truck-mounted equipment and steam-cleaning the carpet until everything's like new. Their method has little impact on the environment, as all of their products are non-toxic and safe for kids and pets.
The crew at Pet Paradise coddles both overnight and daytime critter clients in a resort-like enclave, providing each furry lodger with private quarters, sumptuous bedding and toys, and an array of amenities. Canines can revel on a sunbaked lawn that surrounds the doggy-bone-shaped swimming pool before cooling humid hides with a refreshing dip. Supervised group playtime gives dogs a chance to find an alto for their moon-serenading choir, and outdoor walks allow for sightseeing and exercise. Meanwhile, pooped pooches can relish alone time in spacious suites, and kitties can retire to a felines-only wing of the resort where soft-playing music relieves the stresses of a long day of napping, stretching, and napping. A caretaker lives on-site, available to supervise any late-night emergencies or after-midnight munchies, and owners can check on their pets via a 24-hour webcam.
Gardner & Martin, Inc. is a family-owned and operated business serving the greater Texas area since 1984. We offer a variety of products and services ranging from installation and maintenance of both residential and commercial flagpoles, to manufacturing and designing custom banners, logo flags, and signs.