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Young Leaders in Church Group Demonstrate that All Lives Matter Young Leaders in Church Group Demonstrate that All Lives Matter

Their Summer Was Filled With Generous Acts
By Mara Soloway
As it often does, a weekly Bible study discussion of the Body of Faith church’s youth ministry, located in Stafford, turned to societal events and how …

Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra Kicks Off Its 25th Season Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra Kicks Off  Its 25th Season

“Rhapsody In Blue” Is Opening Concert Oct. 9 And The Spooky Fun Of “Hauntcert” Follows On Oct. 29
Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra opens its 25th season on Sunday, Oct. 9, at 2 p.m. at the …

Sugar Land’s Olympians Receive a Warm Welcome Home Sugar Land’s Olympians Receive a Warm Welcome Home

Community Shows Support For Simone Manuel And Steven López
Photos by Michael Trollestrup
The City of Sugar Land hosted an evening welcome home party for Simone Manuel and Steven López on Aug. 25, when hundreds of people …

No Two Days are the Same for Christen Johnson No Two Days are the Same for Christen Johnson

Her Career Success Runs On Her Creative Energy, Which Is Fueled By Faith And Family
By Mara Soloway
Christen Johnson is not big on small talk; she would rather have real, meaningful conversations with people. The 43-year-old …

Fall Festivals, Come Out And Celebrate The Passage Of Summer Into Fall! Fall Festivals, Come Out And Celebrate The Passage Of Summer Into Fall!

SUGAR LAND’S HALLOWEEN TOWN
Sugar Land Town Square Sunday, Oct. 30, From 4-8 P.M. Sugarlandtx.gov/Halloweentown
All ghosts and goblins are invited back to the free Halloween Town at Sugar Land Town Square. All little witches, superheroes, princesses …

Record-Breaking Bowl Throwing for Fort Bend Empty Bowls Record-Breaking Bowl Throwing for Fort Bend Empty Bowls

Record-Breaking Bowl Throwing for Fort
Sugar Land Art Gallery To Host Event On Oct. 15
Local artist Albert Goldreich will be throwing bowls for more than 18 hours to break the world record.
Goldreich will attempt to break …

Sugar Land’s own HeARTist Sugar Land’s own HeARTist

Ruth Stubenrouch Touches Lives Through Service And Art
Text By Cheryl Alexander   Photo of Ruth By Kevin West
Though I first knew Ruth Stubenrouch only marginally through my support of local artists, I realized the scope of …

Sugar Land’s Steve Stewart Lives and Breathes
a Love of Words
Sugar Land’s Steve Stewart Lives and Breathes </br>a Love of Words

His Works Span Plays, Music And Professional Communications
By Mara Soloway
Coming from a family of educators and communicators, Steve Stewart grew up with a love of words and storytelling. Those language talents have fueled his 33-year …

New School Year Brings Changes to Fort Bend ISD New School Year Brings Changes to Fort Bend ISD

New Schools And New Programs Will Benefit Students
By Anna Saikin
As thousands of Fort Bend ISD students return to classrooms this fall, some will have back-to-school activities that include attending a new school or adjusting to …

Sugar Land Elects New Mayor Sugar Land Elects New Mayor

Businessman And Engineer Joe Zimmerman Takes The Reins At City Hall
By Judy Latta
The voters of Sugar Land have chosen their new mayor. In June, Joe Zimmerman, a businessman and engineer by training and profession, was …

Texas Tee Golf Tournament to Hit Hole-in- One for Local Charity on Sept. 17 Texas Tee Golf Tournament to Hit Hole-in-  One for Local Charity on Sept. 17

Local Children Who Play Golf Will Receive Benefits
By Anna Saikin
For First Tee of Greater Houston golfers, inclusiveness is par for the course. The Houston-area educational program offers golfing instruction for local children aged 7 to …

Texas Spears Effort to Help Veterans Get Help for Post-Traumatic Stress Texas Spears Effort to Help Veterans Get Help for Post-Traumatic Stress

“Okay to Say™” movement targets eliminating the social stigma of talking about mental illness
A new public service announcement has been released by Okay to Say™ featuring Texas Land Commis­sioner George P. Bush, Chairman of the …

Construction Begins for Smart Financial Centre Public Plaza Construction Begins for Smart Financial Centre Public Plaza

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Fall 2016 Is Expected Completion Date For Tree-Filled Setting
Sugar Land has begun construction of a 2.88-acre public plaza next to the Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, a live entertainment venue being built near University …

FBCA Students Debut Art Exhibit at Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center FBCA Students Debut Art Exhibit at Fort  Bend Children’s Discovery Center

Inaugural Exhibit Runs Through Aug. 28
An impressive collection of art by the students of Fort Bend Christian Academy (FBCA) is now on display through August 28 at the all-new Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center where …

Student Athletes Compete at Elite International Level Student Athletes Compete at Elite International Level

 
Champion Allison And Jayson Baldridge Are In The Running For Track And Field Prominence
By Mara Soloway
While most high school athletes don’t get much opportunity to be international goodwill ambassadors, George Ranch High School seniors Champion …

Beckendorff Farms Provides a History-Filled Environment for Social Occasions Beckendorff Farms Provides a History-Filled Environment for Social Occasions

Stacey and Blake Beckendorff’s structure is steeped in character
Text by Mara Soloway  |   Photos by Kevin Douglas West
In 2013, Blake and Stacey Beckendorff took several personal and professional leaps of faith. They got married, …

Creative Aging at Mamie George Community Center Creative Aging at Mamie George Community Center

Living Arts program supports better aging, better health and a better life for seniors in Fort Bend County
The energy in the art room at the Mamie George Community Center (MGCC) is effervescent and palpable. The …

Impact A Hero Holds Its 12th Annual Hall of Fame Gala Dinner Impact A Hero Holds Its 12th Annual Hall of Fame Gala Dinner

Severely wounded heroes and family members were honored
Co-founder Jim Hoelker and Gala Chair Megan Harper were on hand as Impact A Hero presented its 12th Annual Impact A Hero Hall of Fame Gala Dinner, Diamonds …

Fort Bend Citizen Earns YMCA’s David D. Allen Memorial Award Fort Bend Citizen Earns YMCA’s David D. Allen Memorial Award

Mike Flory has helped secure nearly $1 million in donations and sponsorships for Y programs
Each year, the YMCA of Greater Houston recognizes the outstanding service of a volunteer who exemplifies the highest ideals of the …

City of Sugar Land Strengthens Economic Development Incentives City of Sugar Land Strengthens Economic Development Incentives

City is a regional employment center and corporate headquarters destination
To ensure Sugar Land remains a leading location for primary employment and corporate headquarters, Sugar Land City Council and the Sugar Land Development Corporation (SLDC) recently …

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Gown The Sisterhood of the Traveling Gown

Eight Fort Bend Christian Academy graduates have shared a gown and its special words of encouragement
By Brittney Byrd
Ashley Dinges, a member of the Fort Bend Christian Academy Class of 2016, is the eighth FBCA senior …

Fort Bend’s Swankiest Crawfish Boil Fort Bend’s Swankiest Crawfish Boil

More than 2,000 people enjoy Riverstone event
More than 2,000 people let the good times roll in Riverstone, enjoying gorgeous weather, live music and 5,000 pounds of Creole-spiced crawfish during the community’s April 23 Crawfish Boil. …

Carly Davison, Local Teen Wins International Modeling Competition Carly Davison, Local Teen Wins International Modeling Competition

Carly Davison has long dreamed of­ and worked hard for this level of success
By Mara Soloway
Carly Davison has always found the modeling industry to be immensely interesting and creative – she loves Victoria’s Secret TV …

Erica and Roberto Molina Pay it Forward Erica and Roberto Molina Pay it Forward

Their Passions Are Reflected In Their Community Service
By Mara Soloway
When he moved out to the country from Houston in 1989, Roberto Molina could never have predicted how passionate he would become about rural life and …

Sugar Land Student Wins Statewide Art Contest Sugar Land Student Wins Statewide Art Contest

Fifth-Grader Teresa So Takes Grand Prize Out Of 5,000 Entries  In Treasures Of The Texas Coast Children’s Art Contest
Teresa So, a fifth-grader from Walker Station Elementary in Sugar Land, is the Grand Prize winner of …

Pawsitive Pursuits: The Fort Bend Kennel Club Pawsitive Pursuits: The Fort Bend Kennel Club

Organization Provides Fun Fellowship For Dogs And Their Best Friends
By Judy Latta
Dog lovers and their pooches have a club of their own here in Fort Bend County. The Fort Bend Kennel Club provides opportunities …

Fort Bend Junior Service League Awards Teen Scholarships Fort Bend Junior Service League Awards Teen Scholarships

Four Seniors Earn $1,000 Each For Outstanding Volunteer Efforts To The Community
Fort Bend Junior Service League (FBJSL) established a scholarship program in 2008 for local teens and women who desire to further their education. FBJSL …

New Investment Book Focuses on Advising Teens And Millennials New Investment Book Focuses on Advising Teens And Millennials

Young Finance Guru Makes Language Of Money And Saving Understandable For All Readers
By Mara Soloway
Note to Warren Buffett: your successor is a 16-year-old high school junior living in Missouri City. Andrew Brierty is on …