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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

New Patio Home Models Open in Sienna Plantation New Patio Home Models Open in Sienna Plantation

Two New Model Homes In Rosewood, Sienna’s Fourth Patio Home Neighborhood
Darling Homes has opened a model home at 2218 Twin Rose Drive in Rosewood, located in the Village of Sawmill Lake, Sienna Plantation’s newest collection …

Chuck Hipsher Takes Bold Artistic Steps Chuck Hipsher Takes Bold Artistic Steps

Katy Artist Has First Museum Show At KCAM Through Feb. 28
Art images photographed by Kelly Hipsher / Text and other images by Mara Soloway
mall canvases don’t work well anymore for abstract painter Chuck Hipsher, 56. …

Sugar Land Mayoral Race Heats up over Land Use Issues Sugar Land Mayoral Race Heats up over Land Use Issues

Five Candidates Are Vying For The Position
By Anna Saikin
The Year of the Political Outsider has trickled down to the Sugar Land mayoral election. At publication time, five candidates are vying to replace current Mayor Jimmy …

FBISD Elementary Principal of the Year FBISD Elementary Principal of the Year

Lavanta Williams Shares His Success Roadmap
An education-minded mother, influential teachers and a drive to make a difference has taken Heritage Rose Elementary School Principal Lavanta Williams on a far different path than many of his …

2015 AIA Houston Home Tour 2015 AIA Houston Home Tour

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Houston recently held its 2015 Annual Home Tour featuring nine area homes that represent the finest in new residential architecture as selected by a jury of experts.

Beekeeping in Suburbia Beekeeping in Suburbia

Caring For Bees In Your Backyard Is Easier Than You Think
By Melanie Saxton
If you’ve ever thought about beekeeping as a hobby, you’re not alone. Our first and third presidents, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, kept …

St. Patrick’s Day Scramble at Quail Valley Golf Course, April 1 St. Patrick’s Day Scramble at Quail Valley Golf Course, April 1

36th Annual Event Is Biggest Fundraiser For Exchange Club Of Missouri City
The Exchange Club of Missouri City presents the 36th annual St. Patrick’s Day Scramble at the Quail Valley Golf Course on Friday, April …

FBEF Hosts Bollywood Nights Gala FBEF Hosts Bollywood Nights Gala

Annual Fundraiser Set For March 5 In Sugar Land
The Fort Bend Education Foundation’s Bollywood Nights, presented by Perdue Brandon Fielder Collins & Mott, LLP, promises to be a fantastic journey filled with possibilities at the …

Seeing The Big Pitcher Seeing The Big Pitcher

Local entrepreneurs create a countertop appliance that oxygenates water
By Mara Soloway
In 2000, while Teri Mathis ran her own environmental remediation company called BioTex Environmental Inc., she put her oxygen testing equipment to good use measuring …

Cupid Keeps Love Alive Cupid Keeps Love Alive

Romance is in the air! Local sweethearts share inspiring stories… and tips on keeping true love alive! As the poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning wrote, “I love you not only for what you are, but for …

Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra Presents “At a Viennese Ball” on Feb. 21 Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra Presents “At a Viennese Ball” on Feb. 21

Symphony creates an afternoon of culture and romance
In their first performance of 2016, the artists of the Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra (FBSO) bring glorious waltzes, marches and traditional dance selections designed to transport the audience …

Spaghetti Dinner and Cook-off Set for Feb. 26 Spaghetti Dinner and Cook-off Set for Feb. 26

Exchange Club of Sugar Land hosts annual family friendly benefit
By Michelle Johnson
Bring the whole family to the Exchange Club of Sugar Land’s 29th Annual Spaghetti Dinner and Cook-Off, scheduled for Friday, Feb. 26 at the …

Boots & Badges Gala, Feb. 13 Boots & Badges Gala, Feb. 13

Annual event raises support for Fort Bend first responders
By Michelle Johnson
Behind the Badge Charities, in association with its title sponsor, Motorola Solutions, is preparing for the annual Boots & Badges Gala to be held on …

WCA Waste Corporation Supports Student Visits to George Ranch Historical Park WCA Waste Corporation Supports Student Visits to George Ranch Historical Park

Donation of $30,000 covers transportation costs
WCA Waste Corporation has generously given the Fort Bend County Museum Association a grant making it possible for underprivileged children in Title 1 schools to visit the George Ranch Historical …

Missouri City’s Country Star Savannah Berry Missouri City’s Country Star Savannah Berry

 
Talented Savannah Berry Is Finding Success In Her Music Career
By Michelle Johnson
Savannah Berry was introduced to the world when she took a spot on Blake Shelton’s team on season four of The Voice. According …

Mary Joyce Enters City Council Race Mary Joyce Enters City Council Race

Running For Sugar Land City Council, At Large, Position 2
Mary Joyce, long-time Sugar Land resident, has announced her intent to run as a candidate for the Sugar Land City Council, At Large, Position 2.
Joyce brings …

Madden Elementary School Dedication Ceremony Madden Elementary School Dedication Ceremony

Former Students, Family And Friends Help Make Event Memorable For School’s Namesakes
Sunday, October 18 was a special day for Carolyn and Vernon Madden as Fort Bend ISD officially dedicated the district’s 46th elementary school named …

Sugar Land Cultural Arts Foundation 2016 Founders Ball Sugar Land Cultural Arts Foundation  2016 Founders Ball

BIG WIGS ~ A Night of Entertainment
Sugar Land Cultural Arts Foundation (SLCAF) and Classic Chevrolet have announced the 2016 Founders Ball will be held at Safari Texas on Jan. 23. This year’s theme will be …

State Highway 6: The Road More Traveled State Highway 6: The Road More Traveled

The Road Reflects The Changing Face Of Fort Bend County
By Michelle Johnson
In Fort Bend County, State Highway 6 has become an important thoroughfare for the cities of Sugar Land and Missouri City. This stretch …

Army Sergeant Surprises Daughters After a Year’s Deployment in Afghanistan Army Sergeant Surprises Daughters After a Year’s Deployment in Afghanistan

Middle Schoolers Get A Sweet Surprise
What would have been a typical Friday morning at Baines Middle School turned into a morning of elation as U.S. Army Sergeant David Blalock surprised his daughters, Caitlyn and Camryn, …

Fort Bend County Captured in Photo Contest Fort Bend County Captured in Photo Contest

Images By Amateur Photographers Show Favorite County Scenes
By Mara Soloway
More than 50 amateur photographers of all skill levels focused their eyes and their camera lenses to answer the call for Fort Bend Libraries’ “Capture Fort …