It’s All In The Details It’s All In The Details

So, say you like a floor plan, but a few changes would put it more in sync with your lifestyle. Some might feel obligated to stay with the original format, never mind that certain rooms would rarely be used. But if you’re Tony Marimon, you’re already rearranging things in your head. >>

Happenings May 2011 Happenings May 2011

FORT BEND FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS LUNCHEON
MAY 19
Fort Bend Friends and Neighbors will hold its May “Freedom and Friendship” luncheon on May 19 beginning at 11 a.m. at BraeBurn Country Club in Houston. Scholarships will …

Christen Johnson’s ‘Scene in the Bend’ May 2011 Christen Johnson’s ‘Scene in the Bend’ May 2011

FORT BEND EDUCATION FOUNDATION GALA
The 18th annual Fort Bend Education Foundation Gala “A Tea Party in Wonderland,” was recently held at the Sugar Land Marriott and toasted to the FBEF’s continuing efforts to enrich and …

Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools, Sports, and Students : May 2011 Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools, Sports, and Students : May 2011

FORT BEND ISD HOSTS DIVERSITY CONFERENCE – Fort Bend ISD’s second annual High School Diversity Conference welcomed more than 500 students, representing each of the district’s high schools, for a day of learning, networking and …

Animal Attraction Animal Attraction

For shelter volunteer Amanda Mickan, leaving her favorite dogs and cats each time is the hardest part
One of the hardest parts of an internship at an animal shelter is most likely the clean up work. …

Around The Bend May 2011 Around The Bend May 2011

COOKIE JOE’S DANCIN’ SCHOOL PERFORMS AT GOD BLESS TEXAS FESTIVAL. During the “God Bless Texas” festival in early March, members of Sugar Land’s Cookie Joe’s Dancin’ School performed to country music on the outdoor stage …

Fort Bend County Scope May 2011 Fort Bend County Scope May 2011

Sgt. Mike Richards Recognized as Officer of the Year
Sugar Land Police Department’s 2010 Officer of the Year Award went to a sergeant whose leadership resulted in more than 70 arrests during a six-month period …

Business in Fort Bend May 2011 Business in Fort Bend May 2011

Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital was the site of an exclusive, international knowledge transfer. Ioannis Skaribas, M.D., a renowned expert in spinal cord stimulation and neuromodulation at Memorial Hermann Sugar Land and Greater Houston Pain …

Mexican Texas, 1821-1836 Mexican Texas, 1821-1836

By 1800, the United States had gained its independence and started to expand to the west. That same year, France was given Louisiana by Spain. In 1803, the United States bought Louisiana from France and …

Bikram Yoga: A Different Kind Of Heat Wave Bikram Yoga: A Different Kind Of Heat Wave

 
Bikram Hot Yoga Missouri City, founded by Danielle Pratt, intends to heat things up a bit this summer by introducing the yoga system that’s taken Houston, the U.S., even the world by storm. The studio, …

Angela Petitt Takes Trips Of A Lifetime Across The World Angela Petitt Takes Trips Of A Lifetime Across The World

Willowridge grad takes sabbatical to follow a dream
By Marsha Carter

When Fort Bend native Angela Petitt walked away from her job as an IT professional in 2009, she didn’t plan to travel to more than 30 …

Clements Senior Receives Joseph C. Gilliam Academic Award Clements Senior Receives Joseph C. Gilliam Academic Award

Christine LoPiccolo’s essay highlights good citizenship
Editor’s note: At this time the Navy is disestablishing the NJROTC program at Clements effective August 2011. Efforts are being made to save this program.
Cadet Lt. Cmdr. Christine LoPiccolo, a …

A Major Storm Brewing For Seniors A Major Storm Brewing For Seniors

A storm is brewing on the horizon, and every day it edges closer and closer to Fort Bend County, and is expected to hit full force this summer. The majority of those in the storm’s wake are the elderly.

Spring Fling Guests learn more about services provided by Catholic Charities in Fort Bend County Spring Fling Guests learn more about services  provided by Catholic Charities in Fort Bend County

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston hosted its first “Spring Fling” event held at Mamie George Community Center in Richmond. The family-friendly event was attended by more than 500 guests who had the opportunity …

Volunteers Help Out Sugar Land During One-Year Bus Tour Across America Volunteers Help Out Sugar Land During One-Year Bus Tour Across America

Three 23-year-olds are living the dream of helping others as they share travel adventures on the “Lost Bus”
When the Lost Bus rolled into Sugar Land, no one quite knew how to react to the Partridge …

Modern Moms – Meet four local moms who manage to juggle it all Modern Moms – Meet four local moms who manage to juggle it all

By Melanie Saxton
With the demands of motherhood, career and household, women often twist themselves into pretzels trying to be everything to everybody. These four moms manage to juggle it all —and enjoy the journey — in a …

Simple Spring Sweets Simple Spring Sweets

Serve up a sweet surprise with these easy recipes
Cooking Channel and Univision star Ingrid Hoffmann shares her ideas to liven up springtime desserts. Ingrid suggests combining fresh, seasonal flavors with sweetened condensed milk to ensure …

Fashion: Spring Dress-Ups Fashion: Spring Dress-Ups

Platform Pump from Adobe are perfect for summer because they can be worn in both a casual or dressy setting. See all What’s Else is New this Spring?! >>

Discoveries May 2011 Discoveries May 2011

Tractor Wheel Gear from Restoration Hardware
This reproduction of a tractor wheel gear serves as a striking artistic piece. Cast in iron, the Restoration Hardware version is true to the original, which now has been retired …

Tips on keeping your eyes healthy for a lifetime Tips on keeping your eyes healthy for a lifetime

It’s a fact of life that vision changes occur as you get older. But these changes don’t have to compromise your lifestyle. Knowing what to expect and when to seek professional care are important steps …

Scratching The Surface In Home Improvements Scratching The Surface In Home Improvements

Flooring options take a step in new directions
A fresh coat of paint or new accessories can update any room in your home. But to make a significant change, you need to take a step in …

Look For Changes In Kitchen And Bath Designs In 2011 Look For Changes In Kitchen And Bath Designs In 2011

 
The results of a survey by the National Kitchen and Bath Association on design trends for 2011 suggest there will be some changes in kitchen and bath styles  this year. Below are 10 kitchen trends …