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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 …

Stunning in Southgate Stunning in Southgate

Urban design provides livable, inviting fun
Neil and Kris Thomas have called Houston home for a long time. Married in 1984 after meeting in law school (he is a partner practicing public law at Norton Rose …

Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center Opens May 28 Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center Opens May 28

New family attraction is Imperial Market’s first establishment to open
The Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center – a very special project of the Children’s Museum of Houston – will hold its grand opening with a ribbon …

Malkolm Irving is Fueled by Creative Energy Malkolm Irving is Fueled by Creative Energy

Attention to detail in his photography earned him a gallery show
By Mara Soloway
So many things can be inside a picture if you just look close enough,” observes Malkolm Irving, who uses his mastery of his …

FBISD Youth Art Month FBISD Youth Art Month

School district provides talented student artists various showcases for their creativity
F ort Bend ISD recognized talented student artists during Youth Art Month in March. The celebration gives school districts an opportunity to promote art and …

Become One of Texas ‘Most Wanted’ at the 2016 Lone Star Stomp! Become One of Texas ‘Most Wanted’ at the 2016 Lone Star Stomp!

Funds Raised At The April 16 Gala Will Help Keep Fort Bend County History Alive
Text by Mara Soloway   • Photography by Jennifer Farrell/Fort Bend County Museum Association
The classic Texas/western feel that everyone expects at the …

Fort Bend County Property Taxes Fort Bend County Property Taxes

One homeowner’s experience challenging an appraisal
By Michelle Johnson
Taxes are a fact of life that we all endure, but 2015 was a rude awakening for residents and businesses in Fort Bend County after receiving the Tax …

Time for the Sugar Land Wine & Food Affair! Time for the  Sugar Land Wine & Food Affair!

13th Annual Event April 6-10 Will Raise Spirits And Scholarship Funds
When it comes to culinary festivals, nothing tops the Sugar Land Wine & Food Affair! Attracting more than 10,000 lovers of food and wine …