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2013 Fort Bend County Fair 2013 Fort Bend County Fair

Students from all over the county representing 8th through 12th grades entered artwork in the School Art Auction Program for the Fort Bend County Fair, each vying for the Grand Champion title. Bragging rights go …

ARTreach Mural Leaves Legacy ARTreach Mural Leaves Legacy

By Kim Montgomery
Smiles illuminated the gathering room at Rio Bend, a Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston foster care community located in Fort Bend County, during the unveiling of the mural created by the …

Memories of Vietnam Conflict Arrive in Stafford Memories of Vietnam Conflict Arrive in Stafford

By Rebecca Maitland
Memories of the Vietnam War surfaced for veteran Lanny Martinson on Aug. 24 when his dog tags were returned 45 years after he lost them. Veterans from all over the country watched as …

Suburban Sugarland Women To Honor Founders Suburban Sugarland Women To Honor Founders

Mose and Mable Austin to receive lifetime service legends award on Oct. 26 
By Judy Latta
Mose and Mable Austin have made helping others their personal mission. Nearly 25 years ago they founded a volunteer community service …

Renowned Public Artist Reginald Adams Creates Tribute to Country Music Icon Renowned Public Artist Reginald Adams  Creates Tribute to Country Music Icon

Imperial Sugar Company Commissions Work As A Thank You For Boys Round Here Lyrics
It’s sweet to be Reginald Adams. He’s the co-founder of the Museum of Cultural Arts Houston (MOCAH) and a well-known artist selected …

Rebekah Gregory: Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor Rebekah Gregory:  Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor

A local single mom and her son embrace a new “norm” after the horrific blasts
By Melanie Saxton
Rebekah Gregory and her 5-year-old son Noah looked forward to her birthday celebration on the East Coast. The plan …

A Home Stand for Country Singer Katie Armiger A Home Stand for Country Singer Katie Armiger

The Sugar Land native takes the stage at the county fair Sept. 27.
By Gabrielle Nguyen
Katie Armiger, an up-and-coming country artist, recently released her newest album, Fall Into Me. Armiger has topped multiple music charts on …

Color Your World Color Your World

THE CHOICE OF COLOR ACTUALLY AFFECTS HOW WE FEEL IN A ROOM
By Gabrielle Nguyen
Of all the unnoticed aspects in our daily lives, the way that color affects us is at the top of the list. …

Savannah Berry Savannah Berry

She was proclaimed by OK Magazine as the next Carrie Underwood — a bold prediction for sure, but no surprise to many in Fort Bend County where people have known for years that, as a performer, local celebrity Savannah Berry has it all.

Travis High Theater Students Win State Championship Travis High Theater Students Win State Championship

The One-Act Play champs will be a hard act to follow
By Don Maines
Travis High School won its second state championship of 2013 when theater students performed scenes from Israel Horovitz’s “Unexpected Tenderness” at University Interscholastic …

Fashion to the Rescue Fashion to the Rescue

As an avid dog lover and owner of four adopted dogs — two pugs and two bulldogs — Katy resident Faith McGary-Sepcic felt called to do something to raise money for animal rescue.

Rachel’s Homeless Homies Rachel’s Homeless Homies

A helping hand from Fort Bend for those who live on Houston’s streets
By Judy Latta
At least once a week, Fort Bend County resident Rachel Brannan leaves her comfortable suburban home in idyllic Sienna Plan­tation and …

The Couple That Acts Together… Stays Together The Couple That Acts Together… Stays Together

Fort Bend’s Justin and Crystal O’Brien enjoy all the “stages” of their lives
O , apostrophe, B, R, I… E, N, S spells O’Briens.” Sing that to the tune of George M. Cohan’s song “Harrigan” (about …

Phil and Carol Garner Phil and Carol Garner

The dynamic pair are the city’s unpaid Chamber of Commerce

Missouri City Mom Delivers a “Miracle Baby” Missouri City Mom Delivers a “Miracle Baby”

Quick response to a medical emergency saves mother and child
Physicians at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital (MSLH) call little Elayna Nigrelli a “miracle baby,” and with good reason.
Elayna was born via post-mortem Cesarean section following a …

Impact a Hero Weekend Sets New Record Impact a Hero Weekend Sets New Record

Houston Texans help raise funds at Impact a Hero Gala
Impact Player Partners presented the Ninth Annual Impact A Hero, Hall of Fame Gala Dinner, Diamonds & Denim at Reliant Stadium on May 19. Impact …

Second Mile Mission Center Second Mile Mission Center

Fort Bend County Pct. 2 Commissioner Grady Prestage (back row) and Tom Ulrich, director of operations Second Mile Mission Center, and Debbie Smith, director of business services, stand next to some of the 1,200 pounds …

Cast Theatrical to Present The Glass Menagerie Cast Theatrical to Present The Glass Menagerie

It’s been six years since I stepped onstage, and that was to greet the opening night audience at Cast Theatrical Company in Rosenberg…

Astros Pitching Coach Doug Brocail Astros Pitching Coach Doug Brocail

Delighted with his lovely daughters, Doug Brocail knows a thing — or five — about fatherhood

A Triple Hit for Strike Out Autism A Triple Hit for Strike Out Autism

Highly successful event commemorated Autism Awareness Month
It was three exciting victories within one event for Hope for Three, Sugar Land Skeeters and the Fort Bend County community. The First Annual Strike Out Autism event, held …

A Guide to Lasting Color in Your Garden A Guide to Lasting Color in Your Garden

By Lance Walheim
Designing a breathtaking flower garden is a lot like composing a symphony. You mix and match plants just like the notes of a great concerto. There are moments of drama and impact followed …

In the Tour Bus with Scotty McCreery In the Tour Bus with Scotty McCreery

Fans packed the Katy Crawfish Festival during a memorable performance
By Melanie Saxton
Photography by Debi Beauregard
March 23 was a big day for country music fans who arrived from all over the state for an appearance by …

A Chat With TV Host Deborah Duncan A Chat With TV Host Deborah Duncan

By Melanie Saxton
With May comes thoughts of Mother’s Day, a special occasion celebrating family bonds and the special women in our lives.  Deborah Duncan adores her mother, who is 90 years old and ornery. “Mom …

What a Difference Eight Months Makes What a Difference Eight Months Makes

Doug Seay changed his life by losing 115 pounds in less than a year
By Melanie Saxton
As a single father living in Cy-Fair and working in Houston, Doug Seay aspired to many dreams. His overriding wish …

Tea Herb Gardens
Perennial herbs to delight your taste buds
Tea Herb Gardens</br>Perennial herbs to delight your taste buds

Kentucky Colonel mint (a spearmint) can be blended into cool iced teas, Mint Juleps, and Mojitos.
By V. J. Billings
Photography by Mountain Valley Growers
Tea is one of the simple pleasures of life, and growing tea herbs …