Fort Bend Students Among Winners in “Don’t mess with Texas®” Art Contest Fort Bend Students Among Winners in   “Don’t mess with Texas®” Art Contest

Two Grade-Schoolers Among The 13 Winning Entries Statewide That Will Appear In 2016 Texas Calendar

Self-Taught Filmmaker Wins Statewide Award at Age 16 Self-Taught Filmmaker Wins Statewide Award at Age 16

Nikolas Trusko’s Drive Sets The Stage For Continued Accomplishments

Historically Fort Bend:
Surviving the Storm
Historically Fort Bend:<br>Surviving the Storm

By Chris Godbold
We are now in the midst of hurricane season. Today we benefit from sophisticated radar and warning systems, but in the early 20th century there were no such early warnings. This was especially …

Heritage Rose Students Cook Up Healthy Fun Heritage Rose Students Cook Up Healthy Fun

Kids also help grow much of the food they prepare
Most second-graders have no idea what kale is. But at Heritage Rose Elementary School, the youngsters not only know about the leafy green that is a …

Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools,
Sports, and Students August 2015
Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools, <br>Sports, and Students August 2015</br>

FORT BEND ISD STUDENT RECOGNIZED FOR WINNING ARTWORK
Society for the Performing Arts (SPA), Houston’s leading performing arts presenter, recently recognized 25 participants from its 17th Annual Student Art Contest, sponsored by Wells Fargo, at an …

Discoveries Aug 2015 Discoveries Aug 2015

MOSAIC TABLETOP
The expressive and masterful Mosaic Tabletops from KNF-Neille Olson Mosaics boast iridescent waves of color, deep sophisticated hues, fresh designs and durability measured in decades. These qualities separate Neille Olson’s celebrated mosaic tabletops from …

Spa Space at Home Spa Space at Home

The Ultimate Upgrades For The Master Bath
By Elizabeth Anthony
Your home’s bathroom is likely a sanctuary in your home — far more than just a toilet, sink, shower and/or tub. You may soak away your worries …

Cure Cravings with Satisfying Snacks Cure Cravings with Satisfying Snacks

 
Hone in on your senses of taste and touch with these ideas so you can sit down and savor your next snacking session:
When a snack attack hits you, your mood may influence the flavor you …

Book Reviews August 2015 Book Reviews August 2015

CELEBRATE COLOR
In Conran on Color, Terence Conran shares a lifetime of experience as one of the world’s leading designers and retailers to explain how to make the most of this vibrant and dynamic ingredient in …

Mayakoba, the Venice of the Yucatan Mayakoba, the Venice of the Yucatan

Mayakoba Offers Eco-Friendly Family Fun In Riviera Maya

Wines for Every Occasion Wines for Every Occasion

Picnic Wine
A new wine ad recently caught my attention. The wine is called Xo,G Wine and is intended for picnics and pool parties, where glassware is generally contraindicated. The genius of this package is in …

Acura TLX and BMW i3 Acura TLX  and BMW i3

Acura TLX | Starting Price: $31,500
The near-luxury midsize segment is great, if you’re a consumer. If you’re an auto maker, well, you’ve got some pretty stiff competition. You’re going up against the hard-to-beat Germans like …

Abode Americana Abode Americana

City dwelling reflects couple’s
love of lodge design

Sugar Land CEO has Dual Personalities Sugar Land CEO has Dual Personalities

Communications coach by day, creative dreamer by night
As a student at University of Houston in the late 1970s, Terri Ammerman did not have “Become a CEO” on her growing list of goals – much less …

Volunteers of the Year Honored Volunteers of the Year Honored

Fort Bend Junior Service League thanks members for outstanding service to the community
On May 5, the Fort Bend Junior Service League (FBJSL) and FBJSL Sustainers honored members for outstanding service during the 2014-2015 League year.
Wende …

Happenings July 2015 Happenings July 2015

Celebrate America’s Birthday!
Enjoy these patriotic community events on July 4th!
Independence Day commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Inde­pendence on July 4, 1776. Enjoy food, fun and fireworks at these family-friendly events in Fort Bend …

Winning Big in the Rodeo World Winning Big in the Rodeo World

 
Richmond barrel racer is No. 4 in WPRA world standings
Many rodeos have already taken place all over the country, including the big indoor rodeos in conjunction with the major stock shows in Texas, such as …

Fort Bend Quilters Soar to New Heights Fort Bend Quilters Soar to New Heights

Original “Comma Comet” design arose from collaboration
By Anna Saikin
When Pam Biswas and Janet Gannon met at the Houston Modern Quilt Guild Retreat in May 2014, they instantly connected over their love of math. Gannon, a …

Change: the Only Thing Constant in the Queen of Houston Gardening’s Landscape Change: the Only Thing Constant in the Queen of Houston Gardening’s Landscape

Kathy Huber shares her wisdom gained over 30 years
By Cherie Foster Colburn
When Georgia native Kathy Huber drove into Houston in the late 1970s, she never dreamed she would spend the next three decades as one …

Local Cleaning Company Featured on “Hoarders”  Local Cleaning Company Featured on “Hoarders” 

ServiceMaster SouthWest team helps clean out a home on Lifetime channel episode airing July 2
ServiceMaster Restore and Matt Paxton, one of the stars of Lifetime’s Hoarders series, are partners in helping more people across the country …

MEMORABLE WEDDINGS
Jessi & Zach
MEMORABLE WEDDINGS<br>Jessi & Zach</br>

Text by Melanie Saxton
Photos by Caleb Fleming of Big Box Photography
Eight years ago, two teenage athletes met and fell head-over-heels in love. Jessica “Jessi” Lauren Ortiz and Michael Zachary “Zach” Toth both attended Mayde Creek …

Scene in the Bend by Cari Middaugh July 2015 Scene in the Bend by Cari Middaugh July 2015

Dear Readers,
Wishing you and your families a safe and happy summer! As you enjoy your holiday events and travels, remember to share some of your vacation photos with me. Please be sure to send photos original size (do not reduce for email) and include the names of all people.

Fashion – What’s in Stores Now July 2015 Fashion –  What’s in Stores Now July 2015

MISSONI, DOLCE & GABBANA, TRACY REESE >>more

Business in Fort Bend Jul 2015 Business in Fort Bend Jul 2015

‹Neuroscience And Spine Center Helps Missouri City Man Walk Again
The weakness in Aaron Sammut’s legs had progressed so rapidly that he could no longer walk. By the time the 64-year-old Missouri City resident made an …

Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori
Buy and Sell at Yard Sales Like a Pro
Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori<br>Buy and Sell at Yard Sales Like a Pro

Many of us have spent a weekend driving around our favorite neighborhoods to shop on other people’s lawns. Typically we end up buying a few things that we really don’t need but just can’t leave a neighbor’s lawn without a watering can, vintage poster and bunch of napkins. You spend $17 and call it a day.

the Editor’s Picks … Linda Anderson, editor & publisher July 2015 the Editor’s Picks … Linda Anderson, editor & publisher July 2015

MY FAVORITES:

– Raccoon Eating Cats’ Food
– Strawberry Mango Salsa
– 10 Container Plants to Repel Mosquitos

Put Away Your Turtlenecks for Summer
Skin rejuvenation for the neck and chest
Put Away Your Turtlenecks for Summer</br>Skin rejuvenation for the neck and chest

By Judy Latta
Most of us obsess over our complexions, the most visible part of our bodies, and would never forget to pamper our faces with meticulously selected cleansers, exfoliators, sunscreens, toners and moisturizers. Why, then, …

Around The Bend July 2015 Around The Bend July 2015

SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED BY SUBURBAN SUGAR LAND WOMEN  – Suburban Sugar Land Women (SSLW) and its “Phenomenal Partners” recently held the annual Service and Academic Excellence Luncheon honoring the 2015 scholarship recipients at Veritas Steak and Seafood …