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Best of Fort Bend 2017 Best of Fort Bend 2017

2016 Best of Fort Bend
Annual recognition of Fort Bend County’s champions of
community, shopping, dining and more!

Texas Iron Moms Texas Iron Moms

Kathleen Leo leads women and men to improve their fitness in a child-friendly setting

By Anna Saikin  Photography by Kathleen Leo
A dark grey minivan pulls into the lot at Lost Creek Park in Sugar Land. The doors …

Sugar Land Cultural Arts Foundation to Host Heart And Soul Founders’ Review Sugar Land Cultural Arts Foundation to Host Heart And Soul Founders’ Review

Annual fundraiser honors Sugar Land advocates Bob and Carole Brown
The Sugar Land Cultural Arts Foundation (SLCAF) is proud to announce the 2018 Founders’ Review, to be held on Saturday, January 20, 2018, from 6:30-10 p.m. …

Literacy Council of Fort Bend Hosts Jail & Bail Fundraiser Literacy Council of Fort Bend Hosts Jail & Bail Fundraiser

The “inmates” served time for a great cause
Michael Garfield, The High-Tech Texan, emceed the Literacy Council of Fort Bend’s (LCFBC) Jail & Bail event on Nov. 1 at The Rouxpour  in Sugar Land Town Square. …

“Capture Fort Bend County” Photo Contest Winners “Capture Fort Bend County” Photo Contest Winners

All entries on display through November at George Memorial Library
Winners of the Fort Bend County Libraries’ amateur photo contest, “Capture Fort Bend County,” were announced at an Opening Day Re­ception and Awards Ceremony at George …

#SiennaStrong #SiennaStrong

Sienna Plantation pulls together to help people recover from Hurricane Harvey
By Judy Latta
As Sienna Plantation residents Jaime Phillips and Jennifer Ciulla sat wearily at a friend’s house after evacuating their own homes because of Hurricane …

Texas First Lady Visits Child Advocates of Fort Bend Texas First Lady Visits Child Advocates of Fort Bend

Cecilia Abbott touring Children’s Advocacy Centers across the state
Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott, wife of Gov. Greg Abbott, has partnered with the Texas Depart­ment of Family and Protective Services on a new initiative – …

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 …

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 …

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 …