HOME THEATER SOLUTIONS HOME THEATER SOLUTIONS

Tired of looking at your four bare walls and thinking about “someday” creating your dream theater? Want a destination for family entertainment within your own home? Overwhelmed about searching for multiple contractors to get the …

NOEL HOME – Valentina NOEL HOME – Valentina

Exquisite elegance meets oceanfront living in this luxurious Miami residence, recently designed and furnished by local designer Valentina, Director of International Sales and Interior Design. In partnership with Noel Home, Valentina offers unsurpassed service, full …

MOSQUITO SQUAD MOSQUITO SQUAD

The original and most trusted mosquito eliminator for over 10 years, Mosquito Squad specializes in the elimination of mosquitoes from outdoor living areas. Our barrier spray treatments are pet friendly, and protect your family from …

DROPSHADE.COM DROPSHADE.COM

From the smallest solar shade to giant patio drop shade systems, Dropshade has what it takes to create innovative and effective shade products. Our crews manufacture thousands of shades every year! Dropshade is family owned …

POOL PRO POOL PRO

Family-owned and operated, Pool Pro has been providing the highest quality service, pool renovations and repairs for over 25 years in Fort Bend County. Premium chemicals, equipment, parts, toys, games, safety covers and fences are …

FLOOR HOUSTON FLOOR HOUSTON

Selecting the right flooring for your home can be overwhelming, Floor Houston can help you find the perfect floor for your taste and style. Floor Houston, conveniently located on HWY 6 and W. Bellfort, offers …

THE RE-MODELISTA, TERI GILBERG THE RE-MODELISTA, TERI GILBERG

Before you have your next home improvement meltdown, give The Re-Modelista a call! Teri Gilberg is dedicated to providing top-notch home renovation services. After years in the contracting business, Teri decided she could offer a …

Mid-Century Modernism Mid-Century Modernism

Historic Home’s Meticulous Design Transcends Time And Place
In 1952-53, Lars Bang, one of the first graduates of the University of Houston’s College of Architecture, designed the extraordinary Bendit House in the then-new Ayrshire section of …

Become One of Texas ‘Most Wanted’ at the 2016 Lone Star Stomp! Become One of Texas ‘Most Wanted’ at the 2016 Lone Star Stomp!

Funds Raised At The April 16 Gala Will Help Keep Fort Bend County History Alive
Text by Mara Soloway   • Photography by Jennifer Farrell/Fort Bend County Museum Association
The classic Texas/western feel that everyone expects at the …

Happenings April 2016 Happenings April 2016

LITERACY COUNCIL’S READING BETWEEN THE WINES, APRIL 1
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

 
DOLCE & GABBANA
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

THOMPSON TO LEAD NEWEST LAMAR CISD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
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

SSLW COMMUNITY PROGRAMS
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>

ART EXHIBIT FEATURES BEST STUDENT ARTISTS
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

ANTICATO TILES SPIDER TABLE
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 — …