Student Athletes Compete at Elite International Level Student Athletes Compete at Elite International Level

 
Champion Allison And Jayson Baldridge Are In The Running For Track And Field Prominence
By Mara Soloway
While most high school athletes don’t get much opportunity to be international goodwill ambassadors, George Ranch High School seniors Champion …

A Picture Perfect Smile A Picture Perfect Smile

The secret to attractiveness at any age
It’s no secret that we only have one chance to make a lasting first impression, which can often shape how we are perceived and remembered in both our social …

Around The Bend August 2016 Around The Bend August 2016

HOUSTON METHODIST SUGAR LAND HOSPITAL HOSTS NATIONAL CANCER SURVIVORS DAY LUNCH
Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital joined nearly 14 million American cancer survivors in the annual celebration of National Cancer Survivors Day. Also recognized were the …

Manage Mosquitoes While Enjoying the Great Outdoors Manage Mosquitoes While Enjoying the Great Outdoors

Protect Yourself With These Recommendations
By Melinda Myers
Don’t let disease-carrying mosquitoes keep you indoors this summer. Instead, employ these eight tips to protect yourself and manage these pests in your yard.

Do a bit of yard …

Historically Fort Bend:
Victorian Mourning Customs
Historically Fort Bend:<br> Victorian Mourning Customs

Victorians were fond of rules and rituals, especially in social occasions and for lifetime events such as weddings and funerals. Elaborate mourning customs were the etiquette of the day, especially after the death of Prince …

Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools,
Sports, and Students August 2016
Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools, <br>Sports, and Students August 2016</br>

FORT BEND EDUCATION FOUNDATION AWARDS GRANTS
At its 2016 Grant Awards Program, the Fort Bend Education Foundation presented Fort Bend ISD with a check for nearly $460,000 to fund Grants for Teachers and Schools, Professional Development …

Discoveries August 2016 Discoveries August 2016

ANIMAL SCULPTURES
These interesting sculptures are conversation starters. The Largemouth Bass Fish with Stand stands 13” high and is 21” long. The Bulldog Silver Leaf sculpture makes a glamorous pet. It stands 16” high and …

Eight Tips to Save on Summer Cooling Costs Eight Tips to Save on Summer Cooling Costs

AIR CONDITIONING ACCOUNTS FOR MORE THAN HALF THE ENERGY USE IN U.S. HOMES
By Andrea Woroch
Americans are feeling the heat in their electricity bills. Unfortunately, this sizzling financial sensation isn’t expected to cool down any …

The Surprising Benefits of Mangos The Surprising Benefits of Mangos

If summertime brings visions of fresh fruity flavors to mind, remember that what you eat has an impact on the health and beauty of your skin. Choose your fruit wisely and enjoy the bonus benefits …

Book Reviews August 2016 Book Reviews August 2016

FEEL GOOD PHOTOGRAPHY
Robert Flatt,a Houston-based photographer and Rice University professor, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1999 and left his corporate oil and gas career to enroll in photography classes at Rice to pursue his …

A Wrap-Up of Winning Wines A Wrap-Up of Winning Wines

Short And Sweet Reports On Recent Tastings
Tasting around 150 wines per month, and only having a two-page column, I occasionally fall behind, and the only way to report on all the great values from recent …

Mazda CX-5 and Hyundai Sonata Mazda CX-5 and Hyundai Sonata

 
Mazda CX-5 | Starting price: $21,800
Mazda’s M.O. is to infuse sports-car spirit into everything it builds. The CX-5 is no exception. This compact SUV remains at the top of its game among competitors like the …

Nestled in the Woods Nestled in the Woods

Beautiful home was worth the wait
As the saying goes, “The longer it takes, the longer it lasts.” And if that is the case, then the Williams’ home will be around for quite a while. Married …

Beckendorff Farms Provides a History-Filled Environment for Social Occasions Beckendorff Farms Provides a History-Filled Environment for Social Occasions

Stacey and Blake Beckendorff’s structure is steeped in character
Text by Mara Soloway  |   Photos by Kevin Douglas West
In 2013, Blake and Stacey Beckendorff took several personal and professional leaps of faith. They got married, …

Creative Aging at Mamie George Community Center Creative Aging at Mamie George Community Center

Living Arts program supports better aging, better health and a better life for seniors in Fort Bend County
The energy in the art room at the Mamie George Community Center (MGCC) is effervescent and palpable. The …

Impact A Hero Holds Its 12th Annual Hall of Fame Gala Dinner Impact A Hero Holds Its 12th Annual Hall of Fame Gala Dinner

Severely wounded heroes and family members were honored
Co-founder Jim Hoelker and Gala Chair Megan Harper were on hand as Impact A Hero presented its 12th Annual Impact A Hero Hall of Fame Gala Dinner, Diamonds …

Fort Bend Citizen Earns YMCA’s David D. Allen Memorial Award Fort Bend Citizen Earns YMCA’s David D. Allen Memorial Award

Mike Flory has helped secure nearly $1 million in donations and sponsorships for Y programs
Each year, the YMCA of Greater Houston recognizes the outstanding service of a volunteer who exemplifies the highest ideals of the …

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 …

City of Sugar Land Strengthens Economic Development Incentives City of Sugar Land Strengthens Economic Development Incentives

City is a regional employment center and corporate headquarters destination
To ensure Sugar Land remains a leading location for primary employment and corporate headquarters, Sugar Land City Council and the Sugar Land Development Corporation (SLDC) recently …

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. …

Happenings July 2016 Happenings July 2016

MOODY GARDENS TAKING FLIGHT WITH WINGS OF WONDER, THROUGH AUG. 20
This summer, visitors will have the chance to get up close to owls, falcons, hawks, vultures and a variety of other bird species as …

Get Lost on Florida’s Perdido Key Get Lost on Florida’s Perdido Key

Lost Key Golf & Beach Club offers lush golf greens, sugar-sand beaches and crystal blue waters

MEMORABLE WEDDINGS – Jennifer & James MEMORABLE WEDDINGS – Jennifer & James

Text by Melanie Saxton Photos by Casey Chateauvert of Endless Exposures
From the moment they met, Jennifer Martin and James Gibb just “clicked.” Her passion is art, his are cooking and gardening, so it was no …