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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 …

Adopt-a-Cop.org: Praying for Local Police Officers Adopt-a-Cop.org: Praying  for Local Police Officers

Families And Individuals Register To Pray Daily For A Particular Officer In Harm’s Way
The perception could be that law enforcement officers are despised and mistrusted, until they are needed. However, an organization is committed to …

Catching Up With Billy Gifford Catching Up With Billy Gifford

Revisiting The Promising Young Man Now Pursuing “God’s Plans”
By Cindy Ziervogel
THEN: In November 2007 I introduced the Fort Bend community to 17-year-old Billy Gifford in my “Campus Spotlight” column. Billy was a Kempner High School …

2015 Sugar Land Superstar Winner ! 2015 Sugar Land Superstar Winner !

Raivyn Hearne wows the judges and the overflow crowd in Sugar Land Town Square

What’s Cool & Creepy in Fort Bend What’s Cool & Creepy in Fort Bend

Seasonal events with some fun for everyone

Happy ThanksGolfing Classic Happy ThanksGolfing Classic

Nov. 23 event aids homeless families in Fort Bend

Missouri City Honors African-American Commissioner with Parkway Missouri City Honors African-American Commissioner with Parkway

Thomas Taylor became an elected official after the Civil War
Thomas Lane Taylor was a history maker who left a legacy in area communities of a man who would protect, preserve and promote his heritage. In …

“Mad Hatter Adventure” Oct. 30 “Mad Hatter Adventure”  Oct. 30

Major fundraiser for Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels at Safari Texas Ranch
On Friday, Oct. 30, Fort Bend Seniors (FBS) Meals on Wheels will host its major fundraising event of the year – the Mad …

Online Quilt Auction to Raise Funds For Ovarian Cancer Research And Awareness Online Quilt Auction to Raise Funds For Ovarian Cancer Research And Awareness

Bidding open to all for 184 quilts in MD Anderson auction

Fort Bend County Ranks No. 1 for Incoming Investments in Texas Fort Bend County Ranks No. 1  for Incoming Investments in Texas

Thriving Economy Continues To Grow Each Year
Fort Bend County ranked No. 1 in Texas and No. 5 in the United States as the area with the most incoming investments, according to a recent report by …

Parks Youth Ranch Announces “Cowboy Up 2015” Parks Youth Ranch Announces “Cowboy Up 2015”

Fundraiser set for Oct. 3 at George Ranch Historical Park Arena
The Parks Youth Ranch (PYR) Board of Directors is once again saddling up for success. Cowboy Up, PYR’s annual fundraiser, will be held on Saturday, …

Ten of Fort Bend’s Most Loved Trails Ten of Fort Bend’s Most Loved Trails

Enjoy the scenery as you jog, walk and run
By Anna Saikin
One of the best-kept secrets in Fort Bend County is its network of jogging trails. Whether you prefer paved sidewalks or crushed granite, natural or …

Imperial Market to Take Shape at Former Imperial Sugar Refinery Site Imperial Market to Take Shape at Former Imperial Sugar Refinery Site

Plans include shopping, dining, office space, museum and hotel
The historic structures of the former Imperial Sugar refinery will soon be restored and brought back to life as the signature features of Imperial Market, an upscale …

Get the Most out of your Senior Year in High School Get the Most out of your Senior Year in High School

Grades are important
Don’t slack off, even in the second semester. Many universities look at second-semester grades and will rescind a scholarship if your GPA sinks dramatically. Your grades this year could be the difference between a …

New Model Home Park in Sienna Plantation New Model Home Park in Sienna Plantation

Builders in Village of Sawmill Lake open 12 exciting models
Photos by Colleen Lastrapes
Sienna Plantation’s newest model home park in the Village of Sawmill Lake is filled with memorable design trends that both inspire and …

Charity Golf Tournament on Sept. 11 Charity Golf Tournament on Sept. 11

Missouri City Police Officers Association Hosts Tournament To Benefit First Responders And Community Groups
The Missouri City Police Officers Association Police Invitational Golf Scramble will be held on Friday, Sept. 11 at the Quail Valley Golf …

Fine Art Show Award Winners Announced Fine Art Show Award Winners Announced

Art League Of Fort Bend Holds Successful Spring Show
The Art League of Fort Bend’s Spring Fine Art Show, held May 16-17 in conjunction with the Rosenberg Chocolate Walk, drew a steady crowd of art enthusiasts …

Fort Bend County Fair Scholarship Winners Fort Bend County Fair Scholarship Winners

A Total Of $160,390 Awarded To 42 Students
Agricultural science, civil engineering, and biomedical sciences are a few of the majors being pursued by the 2015 Fort Bend County Fair Association’s scholarship recipients. The scholarship reception …

“An Evening with Ashley Judd” “An Evening with Ashley Judd”

Benefit Event For Fort Bend Women’s Center To Be Held Oct. 1
Acclaimed actress, activist and humanitarian Ashley Judd will be in Houston this fall for a very special event. “An Evening with Ashley Judd” will …

Houston Ground Angels Provide Free Transportation Houston Ground Angels Provide Free Transportation

Volunteers Help Out-Of-Town Patients Get To Houston Medical Facilities
By Virginia Black
Anyone whose life has been touched by cancer or any life-threatening illness usually appreciates having a helping hand with expenses and lowering stress levels. Volunteers …

Fort Bend Cares Grants $170,000 to 28 Area Charities Fort Bend Cares Grants $170,000  to 28 Area Charities

Grants Given Since 2004 Total $1.4 Million
The best part about fundraising is distributing the funds to those in need, and this was celebrated at the Fort Bend Cares Grants Reception on June 10 at the …

Does Driving Drive You Crazy? Does Driving Drive You Crazy?

Updates On White Lines, Flashing Yellow Arrows And Other Topics Of Life On Local Roads
Have you had a driver license for several decades? Or are you a newbie to the responsibilities of piloting a several-ton …

Sugar Land CEO has Dual Personalities Sugar Land CEO has Dual Personalities

Communications coach by day, creative dreamer by night
As a student at University of Houston in the late 1970s, Terri Ammerman did not have “Become a CEO” on her growing list of goals – much less …

Volunteers of the Year Honored Volunteers of the Year Honored

Fort Bend Junior Service League thanks members for outstanding service to the community
On May 5, the Fort Bend Junior Service League (FBJSL) and FBJSL Sustainers honored members for outstanding service during the 2014-2015 League year.
Wende …

Winning Big in the Rodeo World Winning Big in the Rodeo World

 
Richmond barrel racer is No. 4 in WPRA world standings
Many rodeos have already taken place all over the country, including the big indoor rodeos in conjunction with the major stock shows in Texas, such as …

Fort Bend Quilters Soar to New Heights Fort Bend Quilters Soar to New Heights

Original “Comma Comet” design arose from collaboration
By Anna Saikin
When Pam Biswas and Janet Gannon met at the Houston Modern Quilt Guild Retreat in May 2014, they instantly connected over their love of math. Gannon, a …

Change: the Only Thing Constant in the Queen of Houston Gardening’s Landscape Change: the Only Thing Constant in the Queen of Houston Gardening’s Landscape

Kathy Huber shares her wisdom gained over 30 years
By Cherie Foster Colburn
When Georgia native Kathy Huber drove into Houston in the late 1970s, she never dreamed she would spend the next three decades as one …

Local Cleaning Company Featured on “Hoarders”  Local Cleaning Company Featured on “Hoarders” 

ServiceMaster SouthWest team helps clean out a home on Lifetime channel episode airing July 2
ServiceMaster Restore and Matt Paxton, one of the stars of Lifetime’s Hoarders series, are partners in helping more people across the country …