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Donald Leonetti Elementary School Opens Donald Leonetti Elementary School Opens

 
 
FBISD School Namesake Was Great Supporter Of Local Education
By Judy Latta
The newest elementary school in Sienna Plantation opened its doors on Aug. 22, welcoming 421 students, grades K through 6. Leonetti Elementary School holds a …

Wesley Nilsen Wins the 2017 Sugar Land Superstar Contest Wesley Nilsen Wins the 2017 Sugar Land Superstar Contest

Young Musician Sets The Stage For Further Success  
By Mara Soloway
Musician Wesley Nilsen draws inspiration from an ever-widening variety of genres, including rock, hip-hop, R&B, pop, folk, jazz, and his favorites, Americana and blues-rock.
The 20-year-old …

Inaugural Fort Bend County Book Festival Inaugural Fort Bend County Book Festival

New Event Celebrates Books, Local Authors And Storytellers On Saturday, Nov. 4
Fort Bend County Libraries has announced its first “Fort Bend County Book Festival” on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. …

Sugar Plum Market Will Bring Magic to Fort Bend , Nov. 3-4 Sugar Plum Market Will Bring Magic to Fort Bend , Nov. 3-4

A Portion Of The Proceeds From Annual Holiday Event Will Benefit Those Affected By Hurricane Harvey
Presented by the Fort Bend Junior Service League (FBJSL) and Memorial Hermann, the theme for the 17th Annual Sugar …

Child Advocates of Fort Bend’s Christmas Home Tour Child Advocates of Fort Bend’s Christmas Home Tour

Annual CAFB Event Set For Dec. 8-9
Hurricane Harvey left a path of destruction across Fort Bend County and the Houston Metro­politan area, but even its wrath won’t stop the Child Advocates of Fort Bend County’s …

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 …

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 …