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

Southern Style Southern Style

In 2012, Laura and Patrick Schneidau purchased a spacious lot with big plans in mind. They had a solid vision for the nearly 5,000-square-foot home that would one day inhabit that space,

Happenings June 2015 Happenings June 2015

LIBRARIES’ SUMMER READING CLUBS, BEGINNING JUNE 1
Fort Bend County Libraries presents special reading clubs during the summer to encourage reading among children, teens, and adults. Registration for the 2015 Summer Reading Clubs will begin on …

5 New Things to do in Galveston! 5 New Things to do in Galveston!

Besides Beaches, Vacation Destination Also Offers Fun, Food, Family Attractions, Tours, Culture And History
Why not experience life on island time on your long-awaited vacation this summer? Galveston Island’s enchanting views of sparkling waters and sandy …

10 Things to Do in Fort Bend this Summer 10 Things to Do in Fort Bend this Summer

Joe and Doris Gurecky serve as Honorary Chairs

MEMORABLE WEDDINGS
Allison & Clark
MEMORABLE WEDDINGS<br>Allison & Clark</br>

Text by Melanie Saxton
Photos by Katie Lamb Photography
Allison Heather and Clark Needham met quite by chance one year out of college. She loves champagne, chandeliers and dinner parties, while he favors boots, beer and breakfast …

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

More than 500 friends, sponsors and coalition church members joined East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry for a night to remember. The rain did not stop guests from enjoying soups from local area restaurants,

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

DAFITI
Latin America’s largest online fasion retailer has launched its own fashion collection, the Dafiti Collection, and signed Brazilian models Alessandra Ambrósio and Marlon Teixera to embody the style of the brand.

Business in Fort Bend Jun 2015 Business in Fort Bend Jun 2015

GRACEPOINT HOMES BEGINS SALES IN
IMPERIAL SUGAR LAND
Gracepoint Homes has started presales in Imperial, debuting classic brownstone architecture in the Sugar Land development.
The builder offers six different home designs priced from the $630,000s in The …

Design Stars Share Their Best-Loved Looks Design Stars Share Their Best-Loved Looks

Tips To Achieve Your Own Superior Interiors!
By Cheryl Alexander
Every design project is as unique as the person who designs it. Each project has its own function, flair and feel. With this in mind, we asked …

Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori
Flowers Speak Volumes in Fine Art
Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori<br>Flowers Speak Volumes in Fine Art</br>

All things botanical have long inspired artists. Many famous artists were also avid gardeners and used their gardens as subject matter. Impressionist painter Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926) and his colleague, Auguste Renoir (French, 1841-1911) tended flower and herb gardens at their famous artist colony of Argenteuil, France in the early 1870s.

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

MY FAVORITES:

– Chihuahua Protects Kittens
– Grilled Potatoes
– Peach and Blueberry Greek Yogurt Cake

Cheer the Grad – Honor Dad Cheer the Grad – Honor Dad

Honor Dad! Congratulate the Grad!

Prevent What’s Preventable And Immunize
– On Time, Every Time
Prevent What’s Preventable And Immunize <br>– On Time, Every Time</br>

Parents Need To Be Mindful Of Their Child’s Immunization Status
By Dr. Julie Boom, Director, Infant and Childhood Immunization at Texas Children’s Center for Vaccine Awareness and Research, and Rachel Cunningham, MPH
As children everywhere wrap up …

Radiotherapy After Prostate
Cancer Surgery Declining
Radiotherapy After Prostate <br>Cancer Surgery Declining</br>

Despite Evidence Of Benefit, Study Finds Fewer Patients Receive Radiation Therapy
Despite strong evidence and guidelines supporting its use, post-surgical radiation therapy for prostate cancer patients at risk of recurrence is declining in the United States. …

Around The Bend June 2015 Around The Bend June 2015

LAMAR CISD HONORS VOLUNTEERS – Lamar CISD honored volunteers from every school April 23, at its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet.
Volunteers of the Year at the high schools are: Foster, Lauren Martin; George Ranch, Sherri Elder and …

Historically Fort Bend: Bustling
About in Victorian Days
Historically Fort Bend: Bustling <br>About in Victorian Days</br>

By Chris Godbold
Popular fashions never stay the same for very long. Styles change as new ideas on how to flatter the figure or shape the human form come into vogue. This is especially true with …

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

EAGLE COURT OF HONOR
On April 12, Alex Gifford and Alec Kabot of Boy Scout Troop 1631 received their Eagle Scout Award in an Eagle Court of Honor attended by family and friends. This is the …

Discoveries Jun 2015 Discoveries Jun 2015

ONE-OF-A-KIND DESIGNS
This new line of interior and outdoor furniture is made from reclaimed tropical fishing boats. These one-of-a-kind, colorful and sustainable designs have been carefully sanded by expert craftsmen to reveal a rainbow of glorious …

It’s All in Store and on the Floor It’s All in Store and on the Floor

See What Trends Are Underfoot From The World
Floor Covering Association
By Leah Gross-Harmon
Whether soft or hard surface, Mother Nature is definitely influencing the future looks of flooring. Especially popular are “weathered” and “worn” looks showing up …