Abilene Flower Shop News
Cooper's Flowers blooms with girls powerlifting team - ReporterNews.comTuesday, March 28, 2017
Flowers, who won a region title in the 148-pound weight class earlier this month, will compete at the state powerlifting meet Friday, March 17, 2017 in Waco.(Photo: Joey D. Richards/Abilene Reporter-News)Buy PhotoWhat eighth-grade girl falls in love with lifting weights? Well, Tatiana Flowers did, and it’s no surprise for an individual who prefers the path less taken.“I don’t like going for things that are really simple and easy,” the Cooper junior said. “I like a challenge, so that’s what I go for.”So, when Flowers’ coaches in eighth grade suggested she start powerlifting, Flowers decided to give it a try. After all, it was something different.“My coaches convinced me to do it because they knew I liked to lift and they knew I would be good at it,” Flowers said. “I didn’t think I would be good at it. I just kind of went for it, and I’ve been doing it ever since.”Flowers, now in her third year with the Cooper girls powerlifting team, has, indeed, proven to be good at it. She became the first Cooper girl to win a region powerlifting title when she won the 148-pound weight class at the Texas High School Women’s Powerlifting Associations’ Region I Division I meet on March 4 in Levelland.“I was really, really shocked, to be honest,” Flowe... http://www.reporternews.com/story/sports/high-school/2017/03/16/coopers-flowers-blooms-girls-powerlifting-team/99243862/
Abilene baker creates bacon bouquet for Valentine's Day - KTXSTuesday, March 14, 2017
ABILENE, Texas - Forget the flowers, stuff the sweets, and can the cards; one Abilene family has [un]officially won Valentine's Day with a bouquet made of bacon.That's right--these roses smell like sizzlin' swine.Sheri Bell owns Bella's Bakery and got the idea for the "Beauquet" on the internet. She and her daughters wanted to make something special for her husband, Brent, for the holiday beyond the typical sweets.She has a process in place that's reminiscent of an assembly line as she makes them in her own home, which happens to be about a block north of Bacon Drive in north Abilene. She rolls the strips of bacon into the base shape and then cuts them to create petals. She cooks them in the oven--presumably to not also give high cholesterol for the holiday--and then affixes them to a fake rose stalk.And now Bell, who shared her secret to men's hearts across the South, has received orders from other couples in the city who want bacon bouquets as well.One woman, Bell said, had to place... http://www.ktxs.com/news/abilene-baker-creates-bacon-bouquet-for-valentines-day/332332452
HS roundup: Cooper's Flowers, AHS' Osborne win region powerlifting titles - ReporterNews.comMonday, March 06, 2017
Cooper logo(Photo: none)LEVELLAND - Cooper’s Tatiana Flowers won the 148-pound weight class and Abilene High's Aliyanna Osborne won the 198-pound class at the Texas High School Women’s Powerlifting Association’s Region I-Division I Meet on Saturday at Levelland High School.Flowers set a region record in the deadlift with a lift of 340 pounds en route to a 745 total. The junior advances to the state meet March 17 at Waco’s Extraco Events Center.Osborne lifted a total of 780 pounds as Abilene High had four lifters qualify for state and five medalists. Also earning a state berth were Britni Starr (second in the 132-pound class, 680 total), Jasmin Mendez (fourth at 105, 480 total) and Mya Ramos (fourth at 220, 655 total.Abilene High's Zenaida Renteria was fourth in he 259-plus class with a total of 655. Cooper’s Christina Swanner finished fifth in the 97 weight class (375).BASEBALLBulldogs finish Red River Classic perfectBURKBURNETT - The Wylie baseball team capped off an undefeated trip to the Red River Classic with a 9-1 win in six innings against Iowa Park on Saturday afternoon.T... http://www.reporternews.com/story/sports/high-school/2017/03/05/hs-roundup-coopers-flowers-ahs-osborne-win-region-powerlifting-titles/98749660/
Optimists learn about the flower business - Abilene Recorder ChronicleTuesday, January 17, 2017
Photo providedThe guest speaker at the Dec. 21 meeting of the Abilene Optimist Club was Kylie Lee, a primary employee of The Flower Box. Kylie is the daughter of John and Donna Berger, owners of the business. She related much history about the business. She said her dad had been involved in the flower business for over 40 years. She mentioned you don’t have to have a horticulture degree or know all the different flowers to go into the business. You just need to be somewhat artistic and be imaginative. Her dad learned the trade by hands-on experience working several years at the former Olsen Floral Shop. Kylie said their biggest days naturally are Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day, but every holiday it picks up. They have also handled many huge weddings and funerals. Their biggest fresh flower suppliers are out of Wichita, Topeka and Colorado. http://www.abilene-rc.com/news/optimists-learn-about-the-flower-business/image_41df6f0c-cd0d-11e6-8224-733c809da6a1.html
YISD school mourning students killed in fire, funeral arrangements released - KFOX El PasoTuesday, October 04, 2016
Friday at Martin Funeral Home East at 1460 George Dieter Drive. The Vela brothers will be buried in Lubbock and their 2-year-old cousin will be buried in Abilene. http://kfoxtv.com/news/local/yisd-school-mourning-children-killed-in-lower-valley-mobile-home-fire
'It's an honor': Florists get arrangements ready for funeral of Barbara Bush - KHOU.comTuesday, May 01, 2018
Kristy.So far, the most popular orders seem to be for yellow roses and bluebonnets. Both symbols of Texas and Barbara Bush's favorite color blue.© 2018 KHOU... http://www.khou.com/article/news/its-an-honor-florists-get-arrangements-ready-for-funeral-of-barbara-bush/285-543322380
Atascocita Lake Houston Florist helps clients celebrate special occasions - Community Impact NewspaperWednesday, April 11, 2018
M. “Buddy” Benz of Houston, the founder of the Benz School of Floral Design at Texas A&M University in College Station.“We still use everything I learned in that class,” Swanson said. “But in life, we are always learning, so I am always looking for classes to improve my art design, work and techniques.”Bouquets and arrangements are available for delivery for any occasion and flower preference. The flower shop also offers consultations for weddings, funerals, homecomings and proms.“It’s very personalized, and no two [orders) look exactly alike,” Swanson said. “It’s enjoyable to see that young people are so excited about their prom, and they really go all out.”The flower shop is expecting a busy prom and homecoming season, Swanson said.“Last year we did Texas-shaped mums, and customers were looking for bling and anything that will add to the shine,” she said.An array of plants, home decor, and baby and children items are also available, Swanson said. “Just like people, no two flowers look alike,” she said. “Each has [its]own unique personality and beauty. That’s another reason I’m still here, to share that beauty.”...
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Bring springtime indoors with beautiful arrangements from Flowerland - Midland Reporter-TelegramTuesday, March 27, 2018
Flowerland’s Chief Designer, Chris Collum, AIFD, TMF, has combined the latest fashion designs from around the world with his own creativity to create amazingly fresh looks that are uniquely west Texas.Where on the rainbow is your home’s ambient design? What color defines your décor? Wherever you fall on the rainbow, you’ll find your favorites at Flowerland. From light pastels to the season’s brightest colors, it’s all there.When you go in, feel free to browse all you want. Chris has divided the showroom into clearly defined areas with appropriate combinations of colors, flowers and accessories all designed to get you to the “Wow!” And, of course, to get your friends and family to the same place when you take those arrangements home and add them to your décor.If you see a design you like, but that just needs a couple of tweaks to make it perfect for your taste, be sure and ask. They can probably make that happen for you.In any and every season, flowers make the perfect gift—so remember birthdays, anniversaries and any other special occasion with beautiful and expressive flowers from Flowerland.March is the time to “spring forward” and the times are changing weekly at Flowerland—so go by today and see what exciting colors you can capture in order to update your own home.Go by Flowerland today—and again soon—and see how spring goes forward.Flowerland is located at 413 Andrews Highway in Midland. The phone number is 682-1634. Flowerland is an FTD and Teleflora florist. Their web address is www.flowerlandmidland.com.