Both Bonterras at a Luau

Residents of Bonterra Cross Creek Ranch came out to meet their cross-town Bonterra at Woodforest neighbors in June. An “All Bonterra” Luau brought together residents of both Bonterra communities to share food, drinks, and stories of life in Bonterra. Hula and fire dancers performed to the fear and delight of all in attendance. Bonterra at… Read More

Beat the Heat Bonterra style

How to Beat the Summer Heat in Houston

Sure, it’s summertime. But there are plenty of options for beating the heat in Houston, even during the dog days of summer. Cool Off with Some Culture Enjoy the fine arts, some history, or the entire universe in air conditioned comfort at one of Houston’s many museums. Admission is always free at these museums. Visit… Read More

mature couple eating ice cream

Churn Up Something Yummy for National Ice Cream Month

Designated officially in 1984 by President Ronald Reagan, July is National Ice Cream Month. The third Sunday of the month is National Ice Cream Day. It’s a great excuse for some celebratory homemade old standards and new favorites. Remember all that work it took to get ice cream from the hand operated ice cream makers?… Read More

Wine Tours

Wine Tour Around Houston

No need to fly to Napa Valley or the south of France to enjoy a wine tour. In fact, Houston has some wonderful wineries where you can sip and swirl. Whether you join a wine club, stop by for a taste or take a wine appreciation class, local wineries are happy to help you broaden… Read More

Astros Baseball Game

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

About 55 Bonterra residents took a party bus to Minute Maid Park for the Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers baseball game in May. Everyone had a GREAT TIME! Most Bonterra residents were wearing their Astros colors but a few were die hard Rangers fans and they were rooting for the “other” team. The weather cooperated… Read More

Living the Bonterra Woodforest lifestyle

5 Can’t Miss Golf Vacations

True golf aficionados understand that it isn’t a vacation unless you’ve packed your clubs! It’s great to have a home course that you truly love, but “exploring the back 9” both state side and abroad is a fabulous way to keep your holiday plans landing pin high. Here are five fabulous golf destinations to add… Read More

friends gather at Bonterra Cross Creek Ranch for wine tasting

Happening at Bonterra at Cross Creek Ranch

What pairs with a good domestic wine? Good friends and good times at Bonterra at Cross Creek Ranch. Residents enjoyed their first Wine Tasting Wednesday with JD (the bearded wine guy) in March. Plans are being made for the more events throughout the year. Thanks to the event planning efforts of the Bonterra at Cross… Read More

learning at any age

Learn Something New: Free Online Courses for the Curious

These days you don’t have to go to school to learn new things. Now, learning more about an interest is as easy as going online. There are online courses for just about anything. Play a new instrument, do some DIY projects around the house, learn a new language, brush up on history. You name it,… Read More

Pilates at Bonterra Woodforest

The Gentle Power of Pilates

It may seem like the latest trend in exercise, but Pilates has been around since the early 20th century. The method, which gently strengthens the abdominal and back muscles, incorporates breathing, mental concentration and body control. Pilates can benefit people of every level of fitness. History of Pilates The Pilates method was developed by Joseph… Read More

Mardi Gras celebration at Bonterra

A New Mardi Gras Tradition is Born

The festive Mardi Gras party had Bonterra at Woodforest residents costumed, dancing and feasting on gumbo, sides and king cake. Bonterra residents did Mardi Gras Bonterra style, with a parade of decorated golf carts and neighbors in green, purple and gold masks and costumes. The event was so successful that residents are already planning next… Read More

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