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A Man of Many Ministries A Man of Many Ministries

Text by Melanie Saxton • Photos by Visage Photography
When Alex Kinion looks back on his life, he sees that God had a plan for him, though he never could have known it early on. He …

A Chat with Page Parkes A Chat with Page Parkes

Text by Melanie Saxton • Photos by Studio One to One
She left her hometown for Europe to earn her bachelor’s degree.a “I studied design at American College London,” says the owner of a renowned talent …

2013 Sugar Land City Calendar Contest Winners 2013 Sugar Land City Calendar Contest Winners

 
Images of “The best of Sugar Land & Cultural Arts” 
Amateur and professional photographers were invited to submit their favorite photos of Sugar Land for the city’s 2013 calendar: “The best of Sugar Land & Cultural …

The Q Manifesto The Q Manifesto

 Sugar Land author pens a thriller about possible Armageddon
A new Dead Sea Scroll stuns the world. Is it a forgery or the end of Christianity?Not long ago, experts announced that an ancient papyrus referred to …

International “Rodeo Uncorked!” Competition Names Champion Wines International “Rodeo Uncorked!” Competition Names Champion Wines

 
Two Texas wineries claim bragging rights in top categories
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ officials announced the champion wines from the 2013 Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition, held Nov. 10–11, 2012, at Reliant Center.
The 10th annual …

County Fair Honored Buddy and Dorothy Fogle County Fair Honored Buddy and Dorothy Fogle

Applauding avid supporters of Fort Bend’s young people
T he 2012 Fort Bend County Fair & Rodeo was dedicated to Buddy and Dorothy Fogle, who have been avid supporters of the fair, the community, and the …

SIRE Makes a New Home in Fort Bend SIRE Makes a New Home in Fort Bend

A happy mix of horses and physical therapy comes to Richmond
H ouston’s Therapeutic Equestrian Centers and the Richmond State Supported Living Center have something big to celebrate. A new SIRE venue is now located in …

Elkins Alumni on the Other Side of the Desk Elkins Alumni on the Other Side of the Desk

Teachers and administrators want to give back to the students
By Lisa Glenn
Many of us can remember when Dulles was the lone vessel in Fort Bend Independent School District’s fleet of high schools with James Patterson …

The “Art & Soul” of Cooking for 40 Years The “Art & Soul” of Cooking for 40 Years

Sur La Table opens in Sugar Land Town Square
Seattle-based Sur la Table has come to Sugar Land Town Square. For those passionate about food and cooking, this retail destination celebrates a 40-year legacy as …

The 100 Club: Supporting Local Law Enforcement The 100 Club: Supporting Local Law Enforcement

Since 1953, a heartfelt mission to assist agencies, fallen heroes and their families
By Melanie Saxton
It started with 100 families each donating $100 back in 1953. Well-known Houstonians William A. “Bill” Smith, Jim “Silver Dollar” West, …

Sports Legends of Fort Bend 2012 Sports Legends of Fort Bend 2012

This tribute is to the basketball, football and baseball players who hail from the Fort Bend County community and includes short snippets on their high schools, colleges and current leagues. Enjoy this homage to greatness, …

A Chat with Sugar Land Author Stephanie Jaye Evans A Chat with Sugar Land Author Stephanie Jaye Evans

By Melanie Saxton
20-year resident hits it big with “Faithful Unto Death”
She never dreamed she’d be published by one of the big six traditional brick and mortar publishing houses, but all the stars aligned for author …

Jason Frye Named “Many Faces of Autism” Calendar Cover Winner Jason Frye Named “Many Faces of Autism” Calendar Cover Winner

Hope for Three is dedicated to raising awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorders
Jason Frye, a fun-loving 8-year-old animal enthusiast, graces the cover of the second annual Hope for Three’s “The Many Faces of Autism” 2013 calendar.  …

Looking Back – CASA Home Tours of the past Looking Back – CASA Home Tours of the past

Don’t miss the 2012 CASA HOME TOUR December 7th & 8th 2012 10 am – 4 pm presented by Fred and Mabel Parks Foundation

MEGA Pet Adoption Event, Nov. 3 MEGA Pet Adoption Event, Nov. 3

“Hunting for Homes” will feature pets from area animal service agencies
This year’s Hunting for Homes MEGA Pet event is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 3, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Fort  Bend County Fairgrounds, building …

Glitz & Glamour Glitz & Glamour

Sweetwater Women’s Association 28th Annual Mother Daughter Fashion Show
This year marks the 28th year the Sweetwater Women’s Association honors its Mothers and Daughters in its annual parade of fashion. The models were dressed in fall’s …

Sugar Land’s Latest Super Star! Lauryn Harris Sugar Land’s Latest Super Star! Lauryn Harris

15-year-old Lauryn Harris wowed the judges and took home the title 
By Melanie Saxton
An uber-talented 15-year-old student performed at Sugar Land Town Square on Aug. 11 during the seventh summer of the event. The weather was hot, …

Fun Fare with Food Trucks Fun Fare with Food Trucks

From traveling taquerias to gourmet hot dogs, the mobile food craze has hit
By Melanie Saxton
With 1,400 food trucks in Houston, the comforting tastes of “home” come alive in personal ways. “If there’s an ethnicity, there’s …

An Economic Snapshot of Houston Metro An Economic Snapshot of Houston Metro

By Melanie Saxton
An overall snapshot focuses on real estate, retail, jobs, commerce and economic development. Experts from the Greater Houston Partnership, the Greater Fort Bend Economic Devel­opment Council, the Houston Association of Realtors, and the …

Cupcake Craze Houston’s sweet spots serve up tasty treats Cupcake Craze Houston’s sweet spots serve up tasty treats

Houston’s sweet spots serve up tasty treats
Cupcakes are classic Americana, right up there with hot dogs and apple pie. Cupcakes are comfort food, like mashed potatoes or mac and cheese. And cupcakes are everywhere it …

Splendor in the Glass Splendor in the Glass

From Depression-era to precious ornaments, Houston glass aficionados are constantly adding to their collections
By Melanie Saxton
One-of-a-kind treasures are the foundation of many glass collections, as well as an assortment of a particular glass types. One area …

A Chat With Jim CraneThe Astros aren’t the only thing keeping him busy A Chat With Jim CraneThe Astros aren’t the only thing keeping him busy

By Melanie Saxton
Houston is a great, vibrant town,” says Jim Crane, who is chairman of Crane Worldwide Logistics and former Chairman, CEO, and majority shareholder of Eagle Global Logistics (EGL). “If you work hard and …

Children’s Museum to Open in Fort Bend Children’s Museum to Open in Fort Bend

 
George Foundation pledges $1million challenge grant for project
The George Foundation has pledged a $1 million challenge grant to the Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center: A Very Special Project of the Children’s Museum of Houston. The …

Baking Bliss! Baking Bliss!

Four lucky local ladies compete in the Pillsbury Bake-off Challenge
ByMelanie Saxton
Mary Beth Mandola of Houston concocts recipes that have been featured not once, but twice, in the Pillsbury Bake-Off® Challenge. Her Apricot-Orange Brunch Tart …

HOUSTON AREA BEAUTIES Vie for State Pageant Titles HOUSTON AREA BEAUTIES Vie for State Pageant Titles

Eyeing The Crowns For Miss Texas And Miss Teen Texas Competitions In July
By Don Maines
A dozen Houston-area college students will be among the 39 contestants ages 17-24 vying for a chance to become Miss …

The Men Behind the Hair, the Dress and the Makeup The Men Behind the Hair, the Dress and the Makeup

Albert Luiz and Amin Kabani are the “go-to” pair every pageant season
By Don Maines
Millions of TV viewers saw Houston’s Amin Kabani on the Miss USA telecast on June 3, just three short years after he …

Sugar Land Town Square to be “Pretty in Pink” Sugar Land Town Square to be “Pretty in Pink”

Family-fun charity event to benefit local cancer patients
(Top row, l-r): Leena Taneja, Sponsorship Chair & Director of Physician Relations; Michelle Beeson, FBJSL Director of Publicity; Debbie Buckner, FBJSL Director of Community Relations; Kaelyn Bujnoch, Marketing …

LI-TEX Elite Lacrosse Club Embarks on Inaugural Season LI-TEX Elite Lacrosse Club Embarks on Inaugural Season

Two youth squads compete in Texas Draw Tournament
LI-TEX Elite Lacrosse Club has been practicing hard to compete in the Texas Draw Lacrosse Tournament in Plano, Texas. Lacrosse has become one of the fastest growing sports …