Happenings April 2016 Happenings April 2016

One of the most anticipated Fort Bend fundraisers of the year, the 4th Annual “Reading Between the Wines” benefiting the Literacy Council of Fort Bend County, returns to …

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 …

MEMORABLE WEDDINGS – Nicole & Jan-Oliver MEMORABLE WEDDINGS – Nicole & Jan-Oliver

Nicole Brende and Jan-Oliver Schmidt are living proof that blind dates really do work. They were introduced by mutual friends during a “chaperoned” dinner at UP restaurant in Highland Village and have been together ever …

Scene in the Bend: Cari Middaugh April 2016 Scene in the Bend: Cari Middaugh April 2016

Terri Ammerman, CEO of the Ammerman Experience, recently entertained clients and guests at the beautiful El Centro de Corazon Fundraising Luncheon at the Hotel ZaZa.

Fashion – What’s in Stores Now, April 2016 Fashion –  What’s in Stores Now, April 2016

Bucket Bag in Printed Dauphine Leather from the Claudia line has a Sicilian cartwheel print. dolcegabbana.com

Business in Fort Bend April 2016 Business in Fort Bend April 2016

Elementary No. 24 in Lamar CISD is still without an official name, but the school now has its first principal. Tom Thompson was announced as the new principal …

Latest Furniture Designs Set a Harmonious Tone Latest Furniture Designs Set a Harmonious Tone

Classic And Organic Shapes Mix With Pastel And Colorful Elements
By Mara Soloway
So many beautiful choices in home furnishings are available to homeowners this spring. Whether you plan to work with an interior design firm to …

Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori – Spring Cleaning Tips Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori –  Spring Cleaning Tips

Spring cleaning has its drawbacks and its ad­vantages. The drawbacks are obvious: nobody really likes to clean. Once the task is complete, …

What is IBS? What is IBS?

Learn The Symptoms, Causes And Treatments
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects up to 10-15 percent of adults. It has a significant worldwide prevalence. Although IBS is not associated with an increased risk for life-threatening illness, it …

Around The Bend April 2016 Around The Bend April 2016

The nonprofit service organization Suburban Sugar Land Women (SSLW) adopts one elementary, one middle school and one high school to support each school year. The three schools adopted for this school year are …

Historically Fort Bend:
Our Lost Structures
Historically Fort Bend:<br> Our Lost Structures

by Chris Godbold
Fort Bend County is very forward looking. Right now, it is experiencing great growth and diversity in its population. New roads are constructed and older ones are expanded. However, we should not lose …

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

An exhibit of art by Lamar CISD students was recently on display in the atrium of the Brazos Crossing Administration Building.
The exhibit featured winners from the recent Lamar CISD Student …

Discoveries April 2016 Discoveries April 2016

Part of the Spider Collection, due to the shape of its feet, this table by Neapolitan designer Fran­cesco Della Femina features a rusted iron frame handcrafted by Italian artisans, and is protected …

Texas Recognizes Efforts of Travis High School Junior Texas Recognizes Efforts of Travis High School Junior

Shelby Salge’s Achievements Include Those In FFA, Academics And Community Service
Text and photo by Mara Soloway
Shelby Salge is already certain that she will never live in a big city. The Travis High School junior has …

All About Dahlias! All About Dahlias!

Follow This Plan And Prepare To Be Amazed
Dahlias provide some of the garden’s biggest and most spectacular blooms. The flowers come in a rainbow of colors and many different styles and sizes, and all are …

Plan the Right Pool for Your Living Style Plan the Right Pool for Your Living Style

Consider Many Options Before Making Your Backyard Investment
By Merry Wise
Planning a custom swimming pool and/or spa for your specific environment and style of living is similar to planning your home and fashion styles — …

Tasty Meals in Minutes Tasty Meals in Minutes

Busy weeknights can make for hectic meals, but these simple recipes prove you don’t have to trim out flavor or precious moments spent with family when you’re cutting minutes off your dinner prep time.
The secret …

Book Reviews April 2016 Book Reviews April 2016

150 Best Spiralizer Recipes, by Marilyn Haugen and Jennifer Williams, provides a new, refreshing, fun way to introduce more vegetables into dishes and reduce carbohydrates. There are options for vegetarians, gluten-free diets and …

Duckhorn Wine Estate – the Best of the Best Duckhorn Wine Estate – the Best of the Best

Young Winemakers Producing Some Of The Best Wines On The Planet
In 1976, Margaret and Dan Duckhorn, along with a number of investors, started Duckhorn Winery, with the first production in 1978 being 800 cases of …

Toyota Tundra 1794 and Acura ILX Toyota Tundra 1794 and Acura ILX

Toyota Tundra 1794 | Starting price: $46,000
The Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition is the flagship of Tundras. Both luxurious and capable, this Tundra has a proud heritage that Toyota won’t let you soon forget. The Tundra …


David Oriental Rugs, the most trusted in the rug industry, announces a new arrival of elegant rugs! David’s expertise is reflected in the extravagant selection of oriental and vintage rugs with a variety of design …


Our combined years of field, technical and management experience in all aspects of the construction industry, along with our in-depth knowledge and application of the design-build method for project management, make Colony Builders your choice …


Ground Zero Floors LLC is a dust free tile and flooring removal company that uses proprietary equipment and processes, which is safer, cleaner and faster than traditional flooring removal services. Ground Zero Floors’ dust free …