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Dr. Robert McPherson

Dr. Robert McPherson

McPherson Named UH Sugar Land Interim Associate Provost, Academic Affairs & Operation

Paula Myrick Short, University of Houston senior vice president for academic affairs and provost, has named Dr. Robert McPherson as the interim associate provost, academic affairs and operation, University of Houston Sugar Land. McPherson is entering his fifth year as dean in the College of Education and will continue in this role while assuming the interim duties.

McPherson chaired the UH Sugar Land transition committee during the past year that included the three UH Colleges that will anchor the UH Sugar Land campus, including the Colleges of Education, Technology and Business, as well as community and business leaders from the area to begin the work of moving programs to the UH Sugar Land campus.

“I am eager to visit with community leaders and begin the strategic planning process in Sugar Land. In an area known for strategic growth and opportunity, we have the opportunity to build a learning community, meet industry needs and expand our Cougar family,” stated McPherson. In addition, he notes “the opportunity to serve the Katy community with a higher education institution in their region is key to our success in the greater Houston market.”

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Stephanie McElroy

Stephanie McElroy

McElroy New Principal at Navarro Middle School

Lamar CISD’s Board of Trustees approved Stephanie McElroy to be the principal of Navarro Middle School.

A graduate of Sam Houston State University, she has her master’s degree from the University of Houston––Clear Lake.

Most recently an associate principal in Fort Bend ISD, McElroy also worked as a principal and assistant principal in Sealy ISD. She began her career in education as a teacher in Katy ISD.

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(L-R): Melissa Garcia-Martin, chairman of the board- Central Fort Bend Chamber; Jeffrey C. McClellan, CPA, PLLC; Regina Morales, president/CEO of the Central Fort Bend Chamber.

(L-R): Melissa Garcia-Martin, chairman of the board- Central Fort Bend Chamber; Jeffrey C. McClellan, CPA, PLLC; Regina Morales, president/CEO of the Central Fort Bend Chamber.

Working Lunch Series ­– Taxes for Small Business

On Sept.16, the Central Fort Bend Chamber hosted their Working Lunch Series – Taxes for Small Business at the Pecan Grove Country Club.

Jeffrey C. McClellan, CPA, PLLC, a seasoned and certified public accountant licensed in the state of Texas, was the guest speaker for the luncheon. He graduated cum laude from the University of Houston with a BBA in accounting and has since become a life member of the University of Houston alumni association. McClellan educated those who attended on the importance of proper tax preparation, along with the different types of company structures available to businesses. McClellan also discussed penalties, interests and areas of possible savings.

For more information about the Chamber or its programs, call 281-342-5464 or email ldawson@CFBCA.org.

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Harvest Green’s new elementary school will be the community’s third on-site campus.

Harvest Green’s new elementary school will be the community’s third on-site campus.

Fort Bend ISD To Add Elementary School in Harvest Green

A new Fort Bend ISD elementary school will soon arise amidst the farmland and future new homes of Harvest Green, Fort Bend’s newest master-planned community and Houston’s first with an on-site farm, community and backyard gardens.

Scheduled to open for the 2017-18 school year, the to-be-named elementary school is expected to place a strong emphasis on agriculture-based curriculum given its location within the innovative Fort Bend community, where residents will enjoy farm-fresh produce from an on-site farm co-op. Plus, the new school will be connected to the community by several paved, hike-and-bike trails.

Harvest Green’s new elementary school will be the community’s third on-site campus joining Bowie Middle School and Travis High School, both of which earned the Texas Education Agency’s “Met Standard” Accountability Rating for 2014. Bowie Middle School and Travis High School also received several Distinction Designations in the TEA’s 2014 ratings.

Harvest Green homebuilders include D.R. Horton, Darling Homes, David Weekley Homes, Highland Homes, Lennar, MHI Homes, Meritage Homes, Newmark Homes, Perry Homes, Trendmaker Homes and Westin Homes. Model homes by each of the builders are expected to open later this year.

In addition to its on-site farm co-op, Harvest Green residents will participate in chef-instructed culinary classes, farm-to-table dinners and various social gatherings as planned by an onsite lifestyle director. Each new home in Harvest Green will include an option of a ready-to-grow backyard vegetable garden as installed by Enchanted Nurseries & Landscapes of Richmond.

Harvest Green also will offer more than 50 acres of parks and greenbelts. For more information, visit HarvestGreenTexas.com.

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Sindhu Nair, M.D.

Sindhu Nair, M.D.

Houston Methodist Oncology Partners Sugar Land Welcomes Dr. Sindhu Nair

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital is pleased to welcome Sindhu Nair, M.D., to Houston Methodist Oncology Partners – Sugar Land. Nair is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine, where she also completed a residency in internal medicine. She completed a fellowship in hematology and oncology where she was the Chief Fellow.

Nair, who is board certified in hematology and oncology, treats all types of cancer and blood disorders, and specializes in the treatment of gastrointestinal cancer and lung cancer. Prior to joining Houston Methodist Oncology Partners, she served as an assistant professor of oncology at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and treated patients at a number of affiliated institutions.

“I am honored to be joining Dr. Darcourt and Houston Methodist Oncology Partners,” Nair stated. “Originally from Houston and as a current resident of Sugar Land, I recognize the value that patients place on being able to receive state-of-the-art, compassionate care close to home. We are fortunate to have the Houston Methodist Cancer Center at Sugar Land and Houston Methodist Oncology Partners in our community, and I am proud to be a part of the team.”

Houston Methodist Oncology Partners is located on the campus of Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, 16659 Southwest Freeway, Suite 151 in Medical Office Building Two. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Nair, call 281-276-5200.

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Members of the Memorial Hermann Sugar Land staff with their Get With the Guidelines-Stroke Silver Plus award.

Members of the Memorial Hermann Sugar Land staff with their Get With the Guidelines-Stroke Silver Plus award.

Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital Receives AHA Award

Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With the Guidelines-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success in ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

“Our mission is to advance health in our community by providing safe, high quality care,” said Greg Haralson, senior vice president, CEO, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land. “Being recognized by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Associa­tion tells us that we’re on the right path toward meeting that goal.”

To receive the Silver Plus Quality Achieve­ment award, hospitals must achieve 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines––Stroke achievement indicators for at least 12 consecutive months, and during the same period achieve 75 percent or higher compliance with five of eight Get With The Guidelines––Stroke Quality measures.

“Getting this recognition is a testimonial to the hard work we put in on a daily basis for our patients right from the emergency department to the stroke floor,” says Dr. M. Faisal Khan, M.D., D, ABSM, director, Neuroscience Program, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land. “Stroke patients coming to Memorial Hermann Sugar Land can rest assured that they will get the very best care.”

These quality measures are designed to help hospital teams provide the most up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke patients. They focus on appropriate use of guideline-based care for stroke patients, including aggressive use of medications such as clot-busting and anti-clotting drugs, blood thinners and cholesterol-reducing drugs, preventive action for deep vein thrombosis and smoking cessation counseling.

For providers, Get With The Guidelines-Stroke offers quality-improvement measures, discharge protocols, standing orders and other measurement tools. Providing hospitals with resources and information that make it easier to follow treatment guidelines can help save lives and ultimately reduce overall healthcare costs by lowering readmission rates for stroke patients.

For patients, Get With The Guidelines-Stroke uses the “teachable moment”–– the time soon after a patient has had a stroke, when they learn how to manage their risk factors while still in the hospital and recognize the F.A.S.T. warning signs of a stroke.

According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States. On average, someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds, someone dies of a stroke every four minutes and 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.

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Watercrest at Sugar Land residents celebrate “Pink Shirt Day” for breast cancer awareness.

Watercrest at Sugar Land residents celebrate “Pink Shirt Day” for breast cancer awareness.

Watercrest At Sugar Land Celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Watercrest at Sugar Land, a luxury retirement community for seniors age 55 and up, showed support for Breast Cancer Aware­ness month by observing Oct.1 as Pink Shirt Day. The event symbolized the importance of early detection and regular screenings.

“Our residents are proud to wear pink as a symbol of support to those affected by breast cancer,” says Kristen Lembcke, vice president of Integrated Property Management. “Since the risk of breast cancer increases with age, our community felt it was important to raise awareness. We want our residents to be happy and healthy.”

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Town and Country Leather, now open in Richmond.

Town and Country Leather, now open in Richmond.

Town & Country Leather Opens Specialty Store in Richmond

Town & Country Leather of Richmond recently held its grand opening at 7930 West Grand Parkway South. Showroom hours are 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 12-6 p.m. on Sunday. It is the fourth leather furniture store in Texas owned by Eric and Karen Salem. The husband and wife team created this upscale specialty leather store to bring the best of leather furniture to customers along with unique home accessory finds and hand-painted artwork created by Karen. The Richmond store will be run by Steve Sinclair, who has nearly three decades of experience in the furniture industry and has been in Katy since 1998.

“We are so glad to announce that our doors are now open! We have an incredible team, with 60 years of combined experience in the industry, running this new location in Richmond and we’re looking forward to being a part of this community,” Eric said.

With over 1,000 pieces, the 7,700-square-foot store provides endless options for creating the perfect room. Town & Country Leather’s collection has something for every budget and style, including traditional, modern, casual, transition and retro leather pieces and home decor. The store carries sofas, sectionals and recliners, along with pieces customers won’t readily find elsewhere and artwork only sold in store and at select galleries across Texas.

Town & Country Leather carries high-quality brands like NatuzziEditions, Bernhardt Upholstery, Domicil of Germany, Ekornes Stressless Chairs and Palliser, Eleanor Rigby Leather Company, Artistic Leathers of California, Global Views accessories and Aviva Stanoff Pillow Collections. In addition, Karen’s collection of Texas-inspired art is showcased throughout the store. She created a collection just for the Richmond store that is traditionally sold only in galleries.

Their concept, which originally began more than 25 years ago, was to bring high quality leather furniture, beautiful home accessories and custom artwork to one store to simplify the customer experience. Having previously owned a 12-store operation throughout Florida, the couple moved to Austin in 2007 and came to Houston in 2011 with their location at 1749 Post Oak Boulevard. For more information, visit townandcountryleather.com .

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Neighborhood walking trails are a big draw for residents of Imperial Sugar Land.

Neighborhood walking trails are a big draw for residents of Imperial Sugar Land.

Imperial Sugar Land Achieves 100th New Home Sale

Sugar Land’s premier master-planned community has hit the century mark.

Homebuilders in Imperial Sugar Land, the Fort Bend community of new luxury townhomes, garden-style patio homes and three-story luxury Brownstones, have sold their 100th new home.

“Given Imperial’s unique appeal, our new home sales are right on schedule,” says Imperial General Manager Shay Shafie. “Our new home buyers are active empty nesters looking to downsize and young families just starting out – both of whom are in the market for luxury homes in a low-maintenance setting.”

Imperial’s new lifestyle homes feature open concept floor plans and gourmet kitchens ideal for entertaining, private studies, game rooms, wine grottos, private courtyards, outdoor kitchens, three-car garages and other features.

Upon build-out, Imperial Sugar Land will offer about 600 new homes in gated and lakefront neighborhoods. New homes in Imperial include high-end, one- and two-story townhomes by Trendmaker Homes, luxury elevator-ready Brownstones by Gracepoint Homes and single-story patio homes with garden yards by Sitterle Homes, Partners in Building and Darling Homes. Imperial also will soon welcome single-family homes by Meritage Homes.

For more information on Imperial Sugar Land and to receive the latest news and updates, go to ImperialSugarLand.com.

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