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 …

Historically Fort Bend: Simonton: Red Potato
Capital of Texas
Historically Fort Bend: Simonton: Red Potato <br>Capital of Texas</br>

 
By Chris Godbold
Simonton is located on the Southern Pacific rail line 14 miles northwest of Richmond. Originally part of the league of land granted to Thomas Westall, the first settlement in the area was by …

Talented Young Artist to Pursue Design Career Talented Young Artist to Pursue Design Career

By Mara Soloway
World will see Grace Cha’s “name in lights”
Focus for several hours, then focus some more. Young artist Grace Cha, 18, has developed the skill of purposefully keeping distractions out of her mind. The …

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

TEXAS STATE-FISH ART CONTEST ANNOUNCES 2015 WINNERS – The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center, headquarters for the Texas division of Wildlife Forever’s State-Fish Art Contest, has announced the Texas division winners for 2015. In the grades …

Discoveries Jul 2015 Discoveries Jul 2015

BOHEMIAN PARASOLS
These one-of-a-kind Bohemian Parasols are uniquely and opulently adorned with tasseled edges and intricate hand embroidery on vintage cotton fabric. Set the scene by hanging a grouping above the dining table or simply add …

How to Clean Hardwood Flooring How to Clean Hardwood Flooring

Care for it right and it will last a lifetime
Your hardwood floor is installed. Your house finally feels like a home. But now what? How do you care for your new investment? Read on.
 
Meet Mat
Floor …

Book Reviews July 2015 Book Reviews July 2015

MAKE A GREAT GARDEN ROOM
Outdoor living writer Sally Coulthard provides an extensive overview of small outdoor spaces in Shed Decor. Perfect for work, play or relaxation, a shed is small in space and investment, can …

Summertime at Las Verandas, Roatán
Island jewel of the western Caribbean
Summertime at Las Verandas, Roatán<br>Island jewel of the western Caribbean</br>

By Elizabeth Anthony
Just off the Caribbean Coast of Honduras is Roatán, the largest of the Bay Islands, where spectacular diving and snorkeling draw visitors from around the world. The island is completely surrounded by a …

”Wine and Spirits” Top 10 and More Winners ”Wine and Spirits” Top 10 and More Winners

Great finds at all price points
By Denman Moody
author, The Advanced Oenophile
The top 10 wineries of the April 2015 issue of “Wine and Spirits” Top 50 Sold at Restaurants, are, with permission: Jordan, Stag’s Leap Wine …

Volvo V60 and Jaguar F-Type Volvo V60 and Jaguar F-Type

See the new Volvo V60 & Jaguar F-Type