Relax, Reconnect, Get Away Cypress Bend offers breathtaking views, open water and resort amenities Relax, Reconnect,  Get Away  Cypress Bend offers breathtaking views, open water and resort amenities

Cypress Bend, Louisiana’s premier destination re­sort, is nestled cozily amid 600 acres of hardwood forest adjacent to magnificent Toledo Bend Lake. The fabulous retreat, located just three hours from Houston, features a nationally-recognized championship golf …

Flooring Enhances the Decor and Character of a Home Flooring Enhances the Decor and Character of a Home

Wood and wood look-alikes go with any style
Wood floors give a house a warm and cozy feel that just can’t be duplicated by vinyl or even carpet. Or can it? For many, a laminate floor …

PSA Remains Important Tool for Fighting Cancer Leading funder of prostate cancer research calls for thorough discussion of options with patients and more funding for discovering better biomarkers PSA Remains Important Tool for Fighting Cancer Leading funder of prostate cancer research calls for thorough discussion  of options with patients and more funding for discovering better biomarkers

The Prostate Cancer Foundation reiterated its position that PSA screening Responding to continued debate over PSA screening, the Prostate Cancer foundation reiterated its position that PSA screening remains a valuable tool, in combination with other …

From Addict at 10 to Millionaire at 35 Author tells story of drugs, despair and hope From Addict at 10 to Millionaire at 35 Author tells story of drugs, despair and hope

“When I am focused on helping someone else, I am living in the moment, and all of the fear, guilt, sadness and anxiety of yesterday and tomorrow vanishes. In the process of helping someone else, …

Lifelong Softball Teammates Continue Tradition at College UHV choice of three Missouri City students Lifelong Softball Teammates Continue Tradition at College UHV choice of three Missouri City students

Three lifelong teammates from Missouri City will stay together as they play for the University of Houston-Victoria Jaguars softball team in the fall.
It all started when second baseman Tara Williams was recruited by UHV assistant …

Sienna Branch Library Opens Olympic champion Mark Lopez speaks at ceremony Sienna Branch Library Opens Olympic champion Mark Lopez speaks at ceremony

The grand opening ceremony of Fort Bend County Libraries’ Sienna Branch Library took place on April 24 at the new library, located at 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd. in Missouri City. The library is a joint …

Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools, Sports, and Students : June 2010 Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools, Sports, and Students : June 2010

Fort Bend Students Reach Top at 2010 Texas State Science Fair – Receiving outstanding recognition and category awards at the Science Engineering Fair of Houston, 15 Fort Bend students advanced to the 2010 ExxonMobil Texas …

Fort Bend ISD’s Junior Student Leadership Program Seminars focus on business and medical communities Fort Bend ISD’s Junior Student Leadership Program  Seminars focus on business  and medical communities

Leadership in the business and medical communities was the focus of the most recent day-long seminars offered to Fort Bend ISD’s Junior Student Leadership Program participants. The seminars are held to introduce leadership students to …

Rachel Fox, FBBA Softball Superstar Makes Pitch: Credits Parents, Praises Younger Sister Rachel Fox, FBBA Softball Superstar Makes Pitch:  Credits Parents, Praises Younger Sister

Rachel Fox is a talented pitcher who has made a name for herself in the Texas softball world. Last year, she was named Gatorade Texas Softball Player of the Year. Now a senior, Rachel finishes …

Texas’ Oldest Company Helps Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow Imperial Sugar supports city-wide Lemonade Day Texas’ Oldest Company Helps  Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow Imperial Sugar supports city-wide Lemonade Day

Lemonade Day, an innovative youth program that got its start right here in Houston, is teaching children how to build the American dream and become entrepreneurs. The program provides youth with free materials and support, …

FBJSL Concludes Successful Year, $184,000 rasied for the Fort Bend community FBJSL Concludes Successful Year, $184,000 rasied for the Fort Bend community

As the Fort Bend Junior Service League concludes its 2009-2010- league year, it is pleased to announce that it raised approximately $184,000for the Fort Bend County community this year.  Proceeds were raised through various fundraising …

Branding Cattle in Fort Bend County Branding Cattle in Fort Bend County

Cowboys have branded cattle in Texas since it was a Spanish colony. Early Texan colonists used initials, numbers or pictures on their brands. Brands were used to mark ownership of livestock. Ranchers could claim any …

Business in Fort Bend June 2010 Business in Fort Bend June 2010

Planned Community Developers, Ltd. was awarded a Landmark Award by the Houston Business Journal for its development of the Minute Maid Building in Sugar Land Town Square. The Landmark Awards recognize commercial real estate projects …

New Ways to Enjoy Texas Grapefruits New Ways to Enjoy  Texas Grapefruits

This sweet variety is sure to add a new twist to any recipe.
We all know it is important to eat fruits and veggies, but just why is Texas citrus so healthy? The Texas grapefruit is …

A More Youthful You, Women turn to cosmetic procedures to fight aging A More Youthful You, Women turn to cosmetic procedures to fight aging

Fighting the Clock
Every woman gets to a point in their life when they look in the mirror and just don’t like what they see. Some women just accept aging as a part of life; others …

Around the Bend June 2010 Around the Bend June 2010

Fort Bend County’s Outstanding Voulunteers Honored.
Fort Bend County’s top volunteers were honored at the 2010 County Judge’s Volunteer Awards Ceremony with a celebratory breakfast at Safari Texas Ranch.
Dr. Mary Ernestine Butler, Barbara Garaygordobil, Robert Pourciau, …

Father’s Day-special moments Father’s Day-special moments

Put Dad on Cloud Nine!
River Bend Country Club
Make Dad’s day by giving him a Riverbend Country Club Membership as a Father’s Day present. Membership benefits include a championship golf course, luxurious men’s locker room, four …

Fort Bend County Scope June 2010 Fort Bend County Scope June 2010

Community Leaders Work to Ensure
Sugar Land is Counted in Census
Haven’t completed a Census form? Avoid visits from Census workers by calling 1-866-872-6868.
The deadline to mail forms has passed. The U.S. Census is compiling a list …

Happenings Jun 2010 Happenings Jun 2010

Classical and Jazz Music Festival at UH, NOW thru July 3rd
The 21st annual Immanuel and Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival will be held June 7-July 3 at the Moores School of Music at the University …

Ford Fiesta & Audi TT Ford Fiesta & Audi TT

FORD FIESTA
With the never-ending demand for greater efficiency, as measured by government fuel economy and emissions standards, buyers are shifting dramatically to smaller vehicles. In response to this seismic shift, auto makers are offering more …

Israel and Its Wines Israel and Its Wines

In mid February 2010, I was fortunate enough to join a small group of global importers and wine writers on a trip to Israel. Although it was a short trip, it was packed full of …

Book Reviews June 2010 Book Reviews June 2010

Raw Energy
It’s time to rescue snacks from the realm of empty-calorie packaged junk food and transform everyday pick-me-ups into healthful, satisfying mini meals. Raw Energy author Stephanie Tourles’s 125 recipes for trail mixes, parfaits, energy …

Discoveries Sep 2010 Discoveries Sep 2010

Sea Life Outdoor Platter
This 14-inch diameter melamine platter has a brown turtle design. Perfect for outdoor or indoor casual dining, the sea life pattern is also available in dinner and salad plate sets of four …

Layla Grace’s Legacy Layla Grace’s Legacy

You’ve probably heard about her. Little Layla Grace Marsh touched many lives in the Cy-Fair area and beyond, her story reaching nationwide. In May of 2009, at just 18 months old, the youngest of the …