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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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …