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Family Sets New Roots in Sweetwater

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Text by Cheryl Alexander | Photography by Miro Dvorscak | Architecture by Robert Dame | Construction by Sims Luxury Builders | Landscape design by Moss Landscaping | Interiors by Cindy Witmer Designs

A French Manor In Suburbia Suits Their Lifestyle

Eight years ago, Naveen and Vimi Arora moved to Houston from Princeton, New Jersey. The move brought Naveen, who is in the field of energy trading, closer to the action, and Vimi, an ER physician, found an opportunity with Memorial Hermann Hospital, which made the transition relatively seamless. Read the full story »

CleRenda’s Calling CleRenda’s Calling

Helping Women Find Their Purpose Through Project P.U.S.H.
Text by Cathy Gordon | Photography by Miro Dvorscak
Stilettos. One misstep and you’re hobbling about like a newborn fawn trying to stand for the first time. But CleRenda …

It’s Fort Bend County Fair Time! It’s Fort Bend County Fair Time!

Party With Your Boots On Sept. 29 – Oct. 8
By Barbara Magana Robertson
With the fall season comes football, but here in Fort Bend County, it is Fair Time! The Fort Bend County Fair is a …

The Ovarian Cancer Quilt Project at MD Anderson The Ovarian Cancer Quilt Project at MD  Anderson

Auction Oct. 25-Nov.8 Funds Ovarian Cancer Research And Builds Awareness One Quilt At A Time
Text by Mara Soloway | Images by Barbara Garvin and Shawn Green
Ovarian cancer is known as the silent killer – it …

Fort Bend County Residents Help Each Other after Hurricane Harvey Fort Bend County Residents Help Each Other after Hurricane Harvey

Community Efforts Continue For Those In Need
Days of rain from Hurricane Harvey and resulting floodwaters that forced 200,000 local residents to evacuate might have damped our spirits, but the situation also brought out the best …

Fall Festivals and Events 2017 Fall Festivals and Events 2017

By Melanie Saxton
Come out and celebrate the fall season with fun-filled excursions and diversions! Despite the flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey, many organizations are sponsoring events for charity, cultural exchanges, shopping, and Halloween celebrations. Whether …

Happenings October 2017 Happenings October 2017

FORT BEND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS PRESENT SEASON OPENER OCT. 8
The Fort Bend Symphony and Chorus are designing the 26th season around the richness of the American experience, celebrating American composers of all ages and …

MEMORABLE WEDDINGS –
Kathleen and Matt
MEMORABLE WEDDINGS – </br> Kathleen and Matt

Text by Melanie Saxton Photos by Garza Photo + Design
Aggie sweethearts Kathleen Cooke and Matt Crook met through a mutual friend the summer of 2010. Kathleen attended Jersey Village High School, and Matt attended Banquete …

Scene in the Bend: Cari Middaugh
October 2017
Scene in the Bend: Cari Middaugh <br>October 2017</br>

I write this with both a heavy heart and an overwhelming happiness and love for our community. In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, I have never been more proud of this great place that we call home. Even though I am not a native Texan, I have great pride in saying that I AM a Texan and a Houstonian!

Fashion – October 2017 – What’s in Store’s Now Fashion – October 2017 – What’s in Store’s Now

PRADA
Velvet mules, in burnt orange shade, have embellished bow.

Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori – Tips for Shopping at Flea Markets Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori – Tips for Shopping at Flea Markets

Autumn marks the time for the true collectors to shop for their collections. You can get great items and good deals at this season’s flea markets.

Business in Fort Bend October 2017 Business in Fort Bend October 2017

RANDLE RECOGNIZED AS REGION 4 SUPERINTENDENT OF THE YEAR
Lamar CISD Superintendent Dr. Thomas Randle was recognized at the August meeting of the Board of Trustees for being the Superintendent of the Year for Region …

Diet and Physical Activity: What’s the Cancer Connection? Diet and Physical Activity: What’s the Cancer Connection?

Learn How To Lower Your Risk Of Developing This Disease
Breast Cancer Awareness Month begins in October. While cancer is a complex group of diseases with many possible causes – such as smoking, sun exposure, viruses, …

Around The Bend October 2017 Around The Bend October 2017

MEMORIAL HERMANN SUGAR LAND HOSPITAL EMPLOYEES DONATE $20,000 TO SCHOOL-BASED CLINICS
Employees at Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital recently raised $20,000 during their annual employee campaign to benefit the Memorial Hermann Health Centers for Schools’ Lamar …

Historically Fort Bend:
The Fort Bend County Fair
Historically Fort Bend:  </br> The Fort Bend County Fair

Fort Bend County has long been interested in celebrating and promoting the produce of its fields and pastures and in recognizing the skill of its citizens. On occasion, Fort Bend County folks held fairs, open …

Walls Gone Wild Walls Gone Wild

High-Impact Wallpaper Trends
By Cheryl Alexander
From floral to fauna, from bold to demure, from tropical to traditional, this season wallpapers are wild with prints, textures and colors. Whether your home makeover involves an entire room or …

Make Your Yard a Friendly Habitat for Resident and Migratory Birds Make Your Yard a Friendly Habitat for Resident and Migratory Birds

If You Plant Natives, Birds Will Come
By Mara Soloway
The Houston area has numerous resident bird species, thanks to its humid subtropical climate. The area is also in the migratory path of so many more …

Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools,
Sports, and Students October 2017
Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools, <br>Sports, and Students October 2017</br>

ELKINS HIGH SCHOOL BAND NAMED FINALIST AT TMEA HONORS BAND COMPETITION
At the Texas Music Educators’ Association (TMEA) Honor Band Competition, held in July, the Elkins High School Honors Band, directed by Chad Collins, was named …

Book Reviews October 2017 Book Reviews October 2017

THE POWER OF EIGHT
Discover how to tap into your extraordinary human capacity for connection and healing, using astonishing new findings about the miraculous power of group intention and its boomerang effect, in The Power of …

Update on Santa Barbara County Wineries Update on Santa Barbara County Wineries

 And More Red And White Wine Values And A Restaurant Recommendation
I decided to make a quick, one-day sweep through California’s Santa Barbara County in July, visiting two new wineries and one old faithful. The one I …

Toyota Camry Toyota Camry

By Kelly Foss
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Toyota Camry | Starting price: $23,500
Toyota’s Camry has enjoyed the position of the topselling midsize sedan for decades. The primary attribute that has created such a loyal following has been reliability. High reliability …