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


– 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>

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

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 …

Book Reviews June 2015 Book Reviews June 2015

Authentic personal relationships in life are essential to our well-being. In Robert R. Ball’s new book, Being With: Maybe This Is What Life Is All About, he reveals the profound meanings contained …

Fly Fishing Paradise Fly Fishing Paradise

Grab Your Basket And Pole And Get Yourself To Jackson Hole
By Elizabeth Anthony
Jackson Hole, Wyoming, is a singularly beautiful, special place – unlike any destination in the world. Located along the border of Wyoming and …

Winners for Dinner Winners for Dinner

Great Finds At All Prices
By Denman Moody author, The Advanced Oenophile
Tom Gore Vineyards Chardonnay California 2013 — “Great wines start in the vineyard.” Tom Gore has worked in the family vineyards from the time he learned …

Paw-terest 2015 Paw-terest 2015

Thanks to all of our readers who recently sent in these pictures of their beloved pets. We think this album of our favorites is purr-fect and doggone cute!

Toyota Highlander is an Excellent Vehicle Toyota Highlander is an Excellent Vehicle

Performance And Safety Combine With Comfort And Tech
The Buzz: Among its other accolades, the Toyota Highlander earned a “2015 Best 3-Row Midsize SUV for Families” from U.S. News and World Report for its “best combination …

Mercedes-Benz GLA & Infiniti QX80 Mercedes-Benz GLA & Infiniti QX80

MERCEDES-BENZ GLA | Starting Price: $31,300
With a base price of $31,300, the Mercedes-Benz GLA has but one task: to capture the conquest customer. In the automotive world, that means going after first-time small luxury SUV …

Modern Moroccan Riad Modern Moroccan Riad

When Patrick and Pam Cohan decided they were ready to make a change in their living environment, they were motivated by a few factors. “We are now empty nesters and we wanted to create our …

Constellation Field Site Of Southland Conference
Baseball Tournament, May 20-23
Constellation Field Site Of Southland Conference </br>Baseball Tournament, May 20-23

Constellation Field, home of the Sugar Land Skeeters, is located just minutes outside of downtown Houston.
The 2015 Southland Conference Baseball Tournament will be held May 20-23 at Constellation Field. The double-elimination tournament will include the …

Skeeters Swarm! Skeeters Swarm!

Minor League Baseball Organization Creates Big Buzz
By Cheryl Alexander
Those who live outside of Southeast Texas may not understand the full impact that even the mention of a ‘skeeter can conjure up in the minds of …

Sarah McKinley Austin Touring with National Cast of “Once” Sarah McKinley Austin Touring with National Cast of “Once”

Sugar Land 8-Year-Old Has Flair For Music And Drama
By Judy Latta
One of Sugar Land’s local celebrities is going national. Sarah McKinley Austin, an adorable 8-year-old with a sweet smile, cute dimples and dazzling blue eyes, …

Maren Fuqua Blazing Off-Road Motorcycle Trails Maren Fuqua Blazing Off-Road Motorcycle Trails

Accomplished Teenager Now Races In Men’s Division
By Mara Soloway
Maren Fuqua initially might seem like a typical 16-year-old girl. She likes to get manicures and wear cute clothes, and she loves to hang out with family …

Happenings May 2015 Happenings May 2015

The azaleas are in bloom, the wild flowers are out and the cold weather is gone. Time to hit the beach because “Surf’s Up!” OakBend …

Nicole & Jadeon
MEMORABLE WEDDINGS </br>Nicole & Jadeon

Text by Melanie Saxton Photos by Debbie Lourens Photography and ST Photography Cape Town
Imagine the logistics of planning a wedding overseas! That’s precisely the challenge faced by Nicole Mora of Katy and Jadeon du Toit of …

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

Dear Readers,
Please be sure to send me your event photos original size (do not reduce for email) and include the names of all people. Then you too can be “Scene in the Bend!”
Women’s Center Boogie
Boogie …