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Around The Bend March 2017 Around The Bend March 2017

SAFER STREETS FOR VULNERABLE USERS IN FORT BEND COUNTY
Shape up Fort Bend and Fort Bend Cycling Coalition members hosted a community breakfast Jan. 9 to discuss safer streets for vulnerable road users in Fort Bend …

Around The Bend February 2017 Around The Bend February 2017

SUGAR PLUM MARKET RAISES AN IMPRESSIVE $310,000 FOR CHARITY
The holidays are a little brighter for many charitable organizations in Fort Bend County thanks to a record-breaking year for the Sugar Plum Market. Presented by the …

Around The Bend January 2017 Around The Bend January 2017

3RD STREET ART PARK RIBBON CUTTING AND ART BENCH DEDICATION
Members of the community joined Rosenberg Arts Alliance and Historic Downtown Rosenberg for their 3rd Street Art Park ribbon cutting and art bench dedication. The …

Around The Bend December 2016 Around The Bend December 2016

HOPE FOR THREE GIVES PARENTS A TIME OUT
You know it is a “win-win” for all when you not only have smiles and laughter coming from the children, but their parents. This was the case for …

Around The Bend November 2016 Around The Bend November 2016

QUILTING OUR COMMUNITY TOGETHER
The Quilting our Community Together quilt was pieced by Sakeenah Mubashir and displayed at the Coastal Prairie Quilt Guild show at Stafford Centre on Sept. 9-10. The quilt includes squares produced by …

Around The Bend October 2016 Around The Bend October 2016

CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF LITERACY WITH CANDACE BUSHNELL AND COSMOPOLITANS!
In celebration of its 30th anniversary, The Literacy Council of Fort Bend County (LCFBC) has announced that Candace Bushnell will be the featured author for the …

Around The Bend September 2016 Around The Bend September 2016

FORT BEND COUNTY HISTORICAL COMMISSION RECOGNIZED BY STATE
On July 5, County Judge Bob Hebert recognized Fort Bend County volunteer historians and preservationists for their efforts in 2015. The Texas Historical Commission (THC) issued the THC …

Around The Bend August 2016 Around The Bend August 2016

HOUSTON METHODIST SUGAR LAND HOSPITAL HOSTS NATIONAL CANCER SURVIVORS DAY LUNCH
Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital joined nearly 14 million American cancer survivors in the annual celebration of National Cancer Survivors Day. Also recognized were the …

Around The Bend July 2016 Around The Bend July 2016

INTERFAITH EFFORTS IN FORT BEND COUNTY BUILD GREAT RESULTS
The Fort Bend Interfaith Council helped build a home for a young family at a St.Laurence Catholic Church – Fort Bend Habitat for Humanity house build on …

Around The Bend June 2016 Around The Bend June 2016

FORT BEND REGIONAL COUNCIL ON SUBSTANCE ABUSE HELEN CORDES AWARD DINNER
A record-breaking Seventh Annual Cordes Award Dinner was held by Fort Bend Regional Council on Substance Abuse (FBRC) on Feb. 25 at the Stafford Centre. …

Around The Bend May 2016 Around The Bend May 2016

FBJSL AWARDS $34,000 TO VARIOUS FORT BEND AGENCIES
The Fort Bend Junior Service League (FBJSL) recently awarded $34,000 to several Fort Bend County agencies. The FBJSL Community Assistance Fund (CAF) allows FBJSL to extend financial support …

Around The Bend April 2016 Around The Bend April 2016

SSLW COMMUNITY PROGRAMS
The nonprofit service organization Suburban Sugar Land Women (SSLW) adopts one elementary, one middle school and one high school to support each school year. The three schools adopted for this school year are …

Around The Bend March 2016 Around The Bend March 2016

AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR SPEAKS TO LOCAL BOOK CLUB
Chris Cander of Houston, author of the award-winning novel Whisper Hollow, spoke to a combined meeting of two Sugar Land area book clubs on Jan. 27. She shared insights …

Around The Bend February 2016 Around The Bend February 2016

SUBURBAN SUGAR LAND WOMEN 2015 REVIEW AND 2016 PREVIEW
In 2015, the Suburban Sugar Land Women (SSLW) provided ongoing, caring, compassionate and free services and resources by accomplishing the following projects: visited three senior care centers; …

Around The Bend January 2016 Around The Bend January 2016

FBJSL AWARDS $8,000 IN GRANT MONEY TO LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS
The Fort Bend Junior Service League (FBJSL) recently awarded two Community Assistance Fund (CAF) Grants.
FBJSL awarded a CAF Grant to the American Red Cross for their Home …

Around The Bend Dec 2015 Around The Bend Dec 2015

HOPE FOR THREE CONGRATULATES COMMUNITY PARTNER, MEMORIAL HERMANN SUGAR LAND HOSPITAL
Hope For Three Autism Advocates congratulates its community partner, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital (MHSLH), for being a finalist for the Malcolm Baldrige National …

Around The Bend Nov. 2015 Around The Bend Nov. 2015

 
ARMY VETERAN SURPRISED WITH NEW HOME AT SKEETERS GAME
Nonprofit organization Operation FINALLY HOME, in partnership with Tilson Homes and Classic Chevrolet Sugar Land, pitched U.S. Army SSG Charles R. Landry, Jr. a surprise announcement during …

Around The Bend Oct. 2015 Around The Bend Oct. 2015

CHAMBER HOSTS CONGRESSIONAL UPDATE WITH U.S. CONGRESSMAN PETE OLSON – The Congressional Update with Congressman Pete Olson hosted by the Central Fort Bend Chamber was recently held at Safari Texas Ranch. Olson has served in the …

Around The Bend September 2015 Around The Bend September 2015

HOPE ON THE BRAZOS SERVES NEEDY FAMILIES – Lamar CISD’s Common Threads, the Texas Children’s Health Plan and Children’s Dentistry of Texas combined forces July 25 to provide school supplies and clothing for the areas needy …

Around The Bend August 2015 Around The Bend August 2015

NEW FIRE STATION #5 OPENS IN SIENNA PLANTATION – On July 1, Missouri City Fire Station 5, located on Waters Lake Boulevard, officially opened its doors and began serving the southern portion of Sienna Plantation. Officers …

Around The Bend July 2015 Around The Bend July 2015

SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED BY SUBURBAN SUGAR LAND WOMEN  – Suburban Sugar Land Women (SSLW) and its “Phenomenal Partners” recently held the annual Service and Academic Excellence Luncheon honoring the 2015 scholarship recipients at Veritas Steak and Seafood …

Around The Bend June 2015 Around The Bend June 2015

LAMAR CISD HONORS VOLUNTEERS – Lamar CISD honored volunteers from every school April 23, at its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet.
Volunteers of the Year at the high schools are: Foster, Lauren Martin; George Ranch, Sherri Elder and …

Around The Bend May 2015 Around The Bend May 2015

YMCA GOLF CLASSIC A BIG SUCCESS FOR AREA YOUTH AND FAMILIES – On March 23, the YMCAs of Fort Bend County, which includes the Fort Bend, Katy and TW Davis YMCAs, held their 9th Annual Spring …

Around The Bend April 2015 Around The Bend April 2015

FORT BEND COMMUNITY PREVENTION COALITION JOINED CADCA’S 25TH NATIONAL LEADERSHIP FORUM – Six representatives from the Fort Bend Community Prevention Coalition (FBCPC) joined nearly 2,700 substance abuse National Leadership Forum, the nation’s largest and premier training …