Jo-Carolyn Goode

Managing Editor


Loving daughter, constant writer, pageant lover, effective manager, community advocate and God's child are just some of the characteristics that describe Jo-Carolyn Goode. The Prairie View A&M University graduate holds a B.S. in the concentration of Biology with minor in Chemistry and Dance.

Professionally, she is the Managing Editor of Houston Style Magazine. Beginning her career with the magazine as an editorial intern. Through a proven track record of excellent timely reporting and having a great worth ethic, Jo-Carolyn was able to advance to Feature Writer and later Editor-in-Chief. Currently, Jo-Carolyn is the Managing Editor overseeing a team of talented writers, reporters, and photographers that produce stellar content for Houston Style Magazine print publication and online website. In addition, Jo-Carolyn tells the stories of the everyday man to the hottest celebrities to the political power movers.

Jo-Carolyn is the National Assistant Director of Miss Black America Coed Pageant and the State Director for the Miss Black Texas America Coed Pageant. Often, she volunteers for the Miss Black Texas USA and the Miss Texas USA Pageants.

Always involved in her community, Jo-Carolyn is the troop leader for Girl Scout Troop #2050 at Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church. She also has affiliations with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. - Alpha Kappa Omega Chapter as a member and the Beatrice Mayes Institute Advisory Board as a Board Member.

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Jeep Cherokee Overland Withstanding Every Tests

Orange is Houston’s new color. You can’t go to too many places and not pass a construction zone with the orange barrels and signs directing you to slow down, stop and detour here. Having a vehicle with off-road capability is to your advantage to handle all the dips, dives, and divots on the beaten and battered streets. One with style and safety measures is a plus.

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The Different Side of the Rose

Philanthropist, Activist and shy are not words normally associated with Amber Rose. But those words describe her far better than ones usually associated with her character. With more fame, Amber has gained a bigger platform that she is using to bring attention larger than herself for the benefit of every woman. Meet a different side of the Rose.

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Houston Legend Skipper Lee Frazier Passes at 89

The voice was unmistakable. The name was always recognizable. Skipper Lee Frazier was a Houston legend, civil rights activist, and an icon in radio. Frazier died over the weekend surrounded by family and friends. He was 89 years old.

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Fort Bend County Constable Ruben Davis Passes

One couldn’t drive in Missouri City without passing one of his campaign signs. Constable Ruben Davis had been a fixture in the community years before he ran for public office and his commitment to the area grew with his public service. Now the community grieves as the twenty-year constable has died at the age of 61.

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Beatrice Mayes Institute: A Bright Light in the Charter School Debate

Little was known about the magic that was stirring on Dixie Drive in Houston, Texas back in 1966. In just a little house was a woman with a passion for educating children. Daily she would pour everything she had into those young, undeveloped minds with one goal … to see them progress as far as they could go.

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Towanda Braxton Talks Divorce, New Opportunities, and Hanging with the President

Middle children will be one of two things either very loud because they trying to get attention since they are not the youngest or oldest or they are extremely shy. Towanda Braxton took on the later personality and felt more comfortable in the background. That is hard to believe living in a house with so many big personalities.

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Give Lips a New Vibe This Fall with NARS

In the fall months, lips tend to want to crack and be extremely dry. Combat the effects of winter lips by giving them a new vibe with NARS Velvet Lip Glide. Lips won’t look like their dying for moisture with this new lip color as it is laced with NARS’ oil infusion complex that literally saturates your lips with moisture.

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Pappadeaux Lets the Good Times Roll for 30th Birthday in October

Outside of gaining new experiences, learning about new cultures and seeing amazing sights, traveling is good for making you appreciate home and the options available to you at home. In Houston, one of the things I am grateful for are our eating options.

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Komen Houston: Our Journey is Long From Over to End Breast Cancer

Seventeen years ago life was very different for Kathy Nicholson. Her world was filled with endless tubes, multiple rounds of medicine, countless doctor visits, intense surgeries, days in the hospital, lots of research and hours of prayer by her and her support team. Nicholson had breast cancer and was in the fight for her life; a fight that she planned to win.

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Susie Stillwell: A Lover of Life, People and All Things Juicy

When one life begins, another one ends. On September 2nd, Susie Stillwell welcomed her granddaughter, Macy, into the world. Two days later the world would say goodbye to Susie. She died in her sleep peacefully on September 6, 2016. She was 65 years old.

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