Book Reviews May 2011 Book Reviews May 2011

FRESH FLOWER ARRANGING
If you’ve ever ogled a bouquet of flowers at the supermarket and wondered how to display them once you’ve brought them home, then Fresh Flower Arranging is for you. This book offers …

Summer is Peak Family Fun Time at Spanish Peaks Summer is Peak Family Fun Time at Spanish Peaks

When most of us think of Montana, we think of snow and skiing, sleigh rides and winter wonderlands. However, the folks at Spanish Peaks, Montana’s premier mountain getaway destination, insist that summertime visitors will encounter …

The Woodlands Resort Some People Get Lost in the Forest, Others Find Themselves The Woodlands Resort Some People Get Lost in the Forest,  Others Find Themselves

Don’t worry about airport security lines or packing DVD’s for a long, exhausting trip by car. Your family’s summer vacation lies just 30 minutes north of Houston at The Woodlands Resort, a hidden gem where …

Marchesi di Barolo in Houston Marchesi di Barolo in Houston

I woke up one morning recently with a smile, thinking of my luncheon plans. One of Houston’s most successful wine wholesale/distribution personalities, Elizabeth Gallagher Heilman, had invited me to lunch at RDG in Houston, the …

Preventive Care For Your Garden Preventive Care For Your Garden

Strengtheners can help plants survive and thrive
With a bit of preventive care, you can grow a healthy, productive and beautiful garden, while minimizing your long-term time and financial investment.
Start by selecting the right plants for …

A Dream House Becomes Reality A Dream House Becomes Reality

Once upon a time, there was an interior designer who envied her neighbor’s house. Not that she was unhappy in her own home, but there was just something special about the house across from her …

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

FINALISTS NAMED IN FORT BEND ISD’S QUIZ BOWL COMPETITION – The Quiz Bowl teams from Clements High School and Dulles High School were named finalists in Fort Bend ISD’s 2011 Quiz Bowl Competition. The competition …

Happenings Apr 2011 Happenings Apr 2011

LONE STAR STOMP XXII: STARS AND STRIKES
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Lone Star Stomp XXII: Stars and Strikes is set for Saturday, April 16, at the George Ranch Historical Park. It’s the Fort Bend County Museum Association’s biggest …

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

Fort Bend Road Trip • Girlfriend’s Giggle • Sugar Land Exchange Club Spaghetti Supper • Helping Hands Gala • Fort Bend Chamber Of Commerce ‘International Soiree’ • Scene In The Bend

The Secrets of Capitol Hill Dining The Secrets of Capitol Hill Dining

AUTHOR LINDA BAUER COMPILES RECIPES FROM PRESIDENTS AND CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVES
In classrooms across America, enthusiastic teachers try to make history come alive. Over Foreman grills and Bunsen burners they fry up an old favorite of George …

Around The Bend April 2011 Around The Bend April 2011

FORT BEND ABWA ANNOUNCES WOMAN OF THE YEAR. Missouri City resident Bee Franks Walker will represent the Fort Bend American Business Women’s Association as its 2011 Woman of the Year.
Bee, president-elect and program chair of the …

Fort Bend County Scope April 2011 Fort Bend County Scope April 2011

Sugar Land Again Named ADL Community of Respect
Three years after being named the nation’s first “Community of Respect,” the Anti-Defamation League again recognized Sugar Land for its ongoing commitment to foster an inclusive and respectful …

Business in Fort Bend April 2011 Business in Fort Bend April 2011

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Zulma De Leon was named the Fort Bend ISD Bilingual Teacher of the Year; Yamei Zhong, is the Fort Bend ISD English as a Second Language (ESL) Elementary Teacher of the Year; and Mary Annabella …

Spanish Texas Spanish Texas

Editor’s Note: With the State of Texas celebrating its 175th birthday this year, the Fort Bend County Museum Assocation’s Chris Godbold will be taking a look at Texas’ varied history throughout the year. Keep tuned. …

Sweet Simplicity Make these tasty, colorful treats in the microwave Sweet Simplicity Make these tasty, colorful treats in the microwave

As much fun as it is to make fancy treats, sometimes simple really is better. This Easter, keep things sweet and simple when it comes to making desserts.

These Easter Egg Treats are a fun twist …

The Stars Shine in Sienna Plantation The Stars Shine in Sienna Plantation

The ASID Show Home “Designing with the Stars” Debuts April 1
Take a rustic, Hill Country-themed million dollar home, add state-of-the-art technology, fine art and a renowned custom builder plus 20 professional interior designers, and what …

Delivering Nothing but Fun Delivering Nothing but Fun

Fort Bend Chamber 2011 Chairman’s Ball “International Soiree”
The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce and Safari Texas Ranch had a memorable event at the 2011 Annual Chairman’s Ball “International Soiree.” The event honored retired officers and …

Autism Program Funds in Danger Autism Program Funds in Danger

Texana Center urges state to continue current funding grants
Caloy is an adorable 5-year-old boy with a smile that could melt your heart. Caloy also has autism. Caloy’s mom, Bernadet Pizarro, is thankful for the enrichment …

Relay for Life Set for April 29 Relay for Life Set for April 29

Survivor Joann Heedles to chair Sugar Land event
On a typical sunny day in Houston, you may find Joanne Rein Heedles tending to her garden at her Sugar Land home, or spending time with her husband, …

2011 Spring Fashion – From Classic to Quirky, an exotic journey of color and style 2011 Spring Fashion – From Classic to Quirky, an exotic journey of color and style

An exotic journey of color and style
Citing exotic destinations like Africa, India, Peru and Turkey as inspiration, fashion designers present intriguing color combinations for spring that transport consumers to foreign lands.
“The colors designers …

Dakota Gold: Texas Superstar Weed-to-Riches Story Dakota Gold: Texas Superstar Weed-to-Riches Story

Dakota Gold helenium had a tough childhood. Cast into life as a common weed, it had to survive abusive Texas summers, frequent and brutal right-of-way mowings, trompings in over-grazed pastures and abandonment in empty lots.
Worse, …