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Italian Festival Comes to Sugar Land Italian Festival Comes to Sugar Land

Umbria In Sugar Land Brings A Five-Day Festival Of Italian Films, Culture And Entertainment To Fort Bend, Sept. 27- Oct. 1
 
Text By Cheryl Alexander Photography By Debi Beauregard
Sugar Land has adopted an Italian sister, and …

Fort Bend Junior Service League Honors Scholarship Award Recipients Fort Bend Junior Service League Honors Scholarship Award Recipients

Volunteers Rewarded For Their Outstanding Efforts In The County
Fort Bend Junior Service League (FBJSL) established a scholarship program in 2008 for local teens and women who desire to further their education. FBJSL awards up to …

Solving Mysteries on the Family Tree Solving Mysteries on the Family Tree

A Houston DNA Lab Connects People Around The World
By Melanie Saxton | Photography by Kevin West
If you’ve ever “gotten stuck” compiling your family tree, a Houston company offers DNA testing to anyone in the world. Bennett …

Set Your Sights High Set Your Sights High

Exploring Space With The Out-Of-This-World Fort Bend Astronomy Club
By Judy Latta
Are you enthralled by the twinkling lights of celestial stars, the challenge of locating elusive planets and constellations in a speckled sea of darkness, …

Lacrosse Exploding onto Sports Scene in Football-Crazed Texas Lacrosse Exploding onto Sports Scene  in Football-Crazed Texas

Fort Bend Panther Lacrosse Hires Esteemed Development Coach To Guide Burgeoning Program
By Judy Latta
Known as the “fastest game on two feet,” lacrosse is currently the fastest-growing sport in the country, though it was created centuries …

Sugar Plum Market Preview Party, Nov. 2 Sugar Plum Market Preview Party, Nov. 2

A Fun Evening Of Exclusive Shopping Before Doors Open To The Public Has Sold Out For Six Years
With six years of a sell-out crowd, the Sugar Plum Market Preview Night Party has become the most …

2017 Fort Bend County Fair Entertainment Lineup 2017 Fort Bend County Fair Entertainment Lineup

There’s Something For Everyone In Concerts Sept. 29-Oct. 8
A Grammy winner, a Texas Music pioneer, and an alumnus of The Voice are a few of the credentials of artists who will be performing at the …

Andrea Ramsey Finds Meaning in Art Andrea Ramsey Finds Meaning in Art

Artist’s Life Has Come Full Circle Back To The Community That Supported Her
By Mara Soloway
Throughout Andrea Ramsey’s life, being an artist has had different significance at different times. As she learned and honed her skill …

Houstonian Gene Watson Continues to Delight Fans with His Classic Brand of Country Music Houstonian Gene Watson Continues to Delight Fans with His Classic Brand of Country Music

More Than 50 Years After His Career Started, He Is Not Slowing Down
By Judy Latta
In an era in which it is sometimes difficult to distinguish between contemporary country and pop music, Houstonian Gene Watson has …

Robert Mirza, the Polyglot Robert Mirza, the Polyglot

The Fort Bend Christian Academy Teacher Speaks Seven Languages
By Brittney Byrd
Fort Bend Christian Academy teacher, Robert Mirza, is both an artist and linguist. Not only has he lived all over the globe, but he can …

Bringing Home the Bacon Bros. Bringing Home the Bacon Bros.

Travis Cook And Joseph Zerwas Bring Inventive Restaurant To Sugar Land Town Square
Text by Mara Soloway
As you walk toward Bacon Bros. Public House on Sugar Land Town Square, the smell of bacon being smoked hits …

Rising Inspiration Stage’s Jasmine Rogers’ Star is Rising Rising Inspiration Stage’s Jasmine Rogers’ Star is Rising

Teen Wins The TUTS Tommy Tune Award For Best Actress
National award-winning Inspiration Stage is proud to congratulate one of its own – Jasmine Rogers.
A graduating senior at Austin High School and veteran of the …

Sugar Creek Country Club Reinvents Itself for 21st Century Demographics Sugar Creek Country Club Reinvents Itself for 21st Century Demographics

Emphasis On Younger Professionals And Families Pays Off In Increased Membership
By Anna Saikin
When Sugar Creek Country Club opened its traditional 27-hole golf course in 1972, it quickly became a popular location for local golfers. Over …

Fort Bend Resident Selected for PBS Digital Innovators Program Fort Bend Resident Selected for PBS Digital Innovators Program

Krissy Venosdale Of The Kinkaid School Is One Of 52 Educators Across The U.S. Recognized As Classroom Changemaker
Houston Public Media has an­nounced that Krissy Venosdale, a Fort Bend County resident and the innovation coordinator …

“Paw-terest” – Your Pet Photos! “Paw-terest” – Your Pet Photos!

Our favorite purr-fect pet photos from readers.

Suburban Sugar Land Women and Partners Award 2017 Scholarships Suburban Sugar Land Women and Partners  Award 2017 Scholarships

Five First-Time Recipients Were Given This Honor For The Upcoming College Year
Suburban Sugar Land Women (SSLW) and its partners held the 28th annual Service and Academic Excellence Luncheon on April 22. Five first-time, annual and …

How to Put the Brakes on Pet Car Sickness How to Put the Brakes on Pet Car Sickness

Remedies For Dogs Who Travel
Many of us may be planning on hitting the road with our pooches for a little summer fun. However, for some four-legged family members, road trips can mean upset tummies.
Queasiness in …

Unexpected Places That Allow Pets Unexpected Places That Allow Pets

Surprise! You Can Take Fluffy Or Maxwell With You
It’s common knowledge that pets are welcome at dog parks, most people parks, and most pet stores. Beyond that, however, the world can sometimes seem a …

FBISD Honors Teachers of the Year FBISD Honors Teachers of the Year

Elementary And Secondary Educators Feted At Annual Dinner
Fort Bend ISD announced its 2017 District Elementary and Secondary Teachers of the Year at its annual Teacher of the Year Awards dinner and program, held April …

“A Literary Café” “A Literary Café”

Delta Sigma Theta Alumnae Chapter Hosts Annual Event To Inspire Appreciation For Literature And Music
The Arts and Letters Committee of the Suburban Houston Fort Bend Alumnae Chapter (SHFBAC) of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. presented …

Eagle Week Inspires Students to Serve Others Eagle Week Inspires Students to Serve Others

High School Students At Fort Bend Christian Academy Show They Care
Every spring, Fort Bend Christian Academy high school students participate in a week-long service opportunity called Eagle Week.
“These service-and-ministry teams go out locally, regionally, …

High and Clear Voices Heard Around the World High and Clear Voices Heard Around the World

The Fort Bend Boys Choir celebrates its 35th anniversary
By Mara Soloway
Before the 32 members of the Tour Choir of the Fort Bend Boys Choir begin their weekly Sunday practice, they gather in the First United …

Fort Bend Boys Choir Success Story: Fort Bend Boys Choir Success Story:

Interview by Mara Soloway
A Q&A With John Holiday
John Holiday joined the Fort Bend Boys Choir in 1993 (as verified by his mother, Waverly Holiday) at 8 years old. He won the highly coveted Outstanding Choirboy …

Craig Biggio Craig Biggio

Houston’s Adopted Son Still Giving Back To The City With Coaching, Community Service And A Cool New Restaurant
By Judy Latta
Craig Alan Biggio may have been born and raised on Long Island, New York, but Houston …

Hibiscus Season is Here Hibiscus Season is Here

Lone Star Chapter Of The American Hibiscus Society To Hold Annual Shows, April 23 And May 13
Whether you are a serious cultivator of the exotic hibiscus plant or just a casual gardener, you won’t want …

‘Houston’s Largest Home Tour’ Takes Flight in April ‘Houston’s Largest Home Tour’ Takes Flight in April

Well-Appointed Homes, Jam-Packed Events And A Bounty Of Butterflies Mark The Event
Houston’s Largest Home Tour is taking flight, promising an April filled with well-appointed homes, jam-packed events and a bounty of butterflies.
Hundreds of homes — …

Sugar Land Wine & Food Affair! Sugar Land Wine & Food Affair!

The Annual Epicurean Extravaganza Will Delight Foodies And Oenophiles At Multiple Events April 6-9
On April 6, Sugar Land Wine & Food Affair will officially kick off, celebrating the region’s diverse food and drink culture while …

Autism Awareness Month Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month and local autism advocacy organization Hope for Three is going to bat for families with “ausome” kids. The 5th Annual Strike Out Autism Family Fun Day Event, presented by Fred and Mable R Parks Foundation, takes place April 23 …