Five Tips for Dazzling Dahlias These showy blooms can hold their own in our blistering heat Five Tips for Dazzling Dahlias These showy blooms can hold their own in our blistering heat

For broad-shouldered, showy blooms that can take the summer heat, you can’t beat dahlias. Despite a pop culture reputation for being associated with mystery, there’s no secret to growing these hardy plants. Dahlias perform beautifully …

Hidden Menaces Lurk Beneath Garden Surface Hidden Menaces Lurk Beneath Garden Surface

How to Stay Six Steps Ahead of Weeds
Every garden is filled with millions of weeds, even if they can’t be seen. You can pull, chop, spray and dig weeds out, but they remain. That’s because …

Book Reviews Book Reviews

DISHING UP VIRGINIA
Dishing Up Virginia: 145 Recipes That Celebrate Colonial Traditions and Contemporary Flavors by Patrick Evans-Hylton contains recipes that celebrate the authentic flavors of Virginia, from oysters and blue crabs to wine, peanuts, heirloom …

Southern classic Reynolds Plantation Southern classic Reynolds Plantation

Southern classic Reynolds Plantation puts Georgia on your mind

Lovely Reds at $40-plus Lovely Reds at $40-plus

By Denman Moody
Author, The Advanced Oenophile
It is a common practice to prefer cold white wines in the summer, and hold back the vintage Oportos and the big reds for cooler weather. Since the advent of …

AUDI A8 • ACURA RLX AUDI A8 • ACURA RLX

Though Audi exteriors are very stylish, their interiors and their driving dynamics are what sets them apart.

In keeping with the Acura tradition of form-follows-function, it is a wonderfully useful appliance that is also very satisfying to drive and elegant to spend time in.

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Riverstone Showstopper Riverstone Showstopper

The Winklers believe the ASID designers embraced their ideas and broughtthem to life with style, ingenuity and valuable solutions to their list of “wants” for the home.

Sugar Land Parties and Galas social column with Kelly Buettner Sugar Land Parties and Galas social column with Kelly Buettner

Kelly Buettner reports on Socials, Parties, and Events in Fort Bend!

-CASA Treasures Under the Sea Gala
-Fort Bend Spring Brunch: Hats, Gloves and Boutonnieres
-Riverstone Hosts ASIS VIP Preview Night

Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Vintage Swimsuits on the Market Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Vintage Swimsuits on the Market

Vintage Swimsuits on the Market

I was one of those little kids who were often called “a fish.” You know the type — a pint-sized 3 or 4-year-old who could swim like a champ and would rather spend all day playing under water in a swimming pool than doing anything else. My Mom nearly drowned as a teenager and while she never learned to swim herself, she was adamant about giving me

Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools, Sports, and Students Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools, Sports, and Students

TRAVIS HS SENIOR RECEIVES RANDY ARNAUD SCHOLARSHIP – Ryan Bell, a senior at Travis High School, has been selected from more than 170 applicants as the recipient of the Randy Arnaud Memorial Scholarship from the …

The Couple That Acts Together… Stays Together The Couple That Acts Together… Stays Together

Fort Bend’s Justin and Crystal O’Brien enjoy all the “stages” of their lives
O , apostrophe, B, R, I… E, N, S spells O’Briens.” Sing that to the tune of George M. Cohan’s song “Harrigan” (about …

Rachel’s Homeless Homies Rachel’s Homeless Homies

A helping hand from Fort Bend for those who live on Houston’s streets
By Judy Latta
At least once a week, Fort Bend County resident Rachel Brannan leaves her comfortable suburban home in idyllic Sienna Plan­tation and …

Phil and Carol Garner Phil and Carol Garner

The dynamic pair are the city’s unpaid Chamber of Commerce

Happenings Jul 2013 Happenings Jul 2013

JULY 4TH EVENTS  IN FORT BEND
• George Ranch Historical Park hosts Games of Our Forefathers all day on July 4. Explore vintage games in every era, participate in the bicycle parade and grab a hot …

Art, Inspired by Dad – Michelle Huang Art, Inspired by Dad – Michelle Huang

Michelle Huang is only 16, but she’s drawing attention as an artist
By Cindy Ziervogel
Michelle Huang is just halfway through high school and she has already earned some of youth art’s most coveted titles. Michelle …

Missouri City Mom Delivers a “Miracle Baby” Missouri City Mom Delivers a “Miracle Baby”

Quick response to a medical emergency saves mother and child
Physicians at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital (MSLH) call little Elayna Nigrelli a “miracle baby,” and with good reason.
Elayna was born via post-mortem Cesarean section following a …

Around The Bend July 2013 Around The Bend July 2013

SUGAR LAND TOWN SQUARE NAMES SUGAR LAND JUNIOR SUPERSTAR.  Sugar Land Town Square hosted its 3rd Annual Sugar Land Junior Superstar competition to spotlight local youth talent in Fort Bend County. Fifteen contestants competed in …

Impact a Hero Weekend Sets New Record Impact a Hero Weekend Sets New Record

Houston Texans help raise funds at Impact a Hero Gala
Impact Player Partners presented the Ninth Annual Impact A Hero, Hall of Fame Gala Dinner, Diamonds & Denim at Reliant Stadium on May 19. Impact …

MEMORABLE WEDDINGS
Amy & Austin
MEMORABLE WEDDINGS </br>Amy & Austin

Photography by E. Sullivan Photography
The love story of Amy Barker and Austin Richards was complicated by timing, personal loss and a few surprises. Their poignant journey began at Taylor High School and eventually led to …

Business in Fort Bend July 2013 Business in Fort Bend July 2013

‹Michael Emmons
Michael Emmons has accepted the position of director of business and finance for Fort Bend Christian Academy. For the past 15 years, he has been employed by the YMCA of Greater Houston, most recently …

MEAT PRESERVATION IN AUSTIN’S COLONY– Fort Bend County History MEAT PRESERVATION IN AUSTIN’S COLONY– Fort Bend County History

By Chris Godbold
The families that settled in Austin’s Colony provided for themselves. The early settlers ate what they grew, hunted, or raised. Before they had any crops raised, settlers ate game such as deer, bear, …

the Editor’s Picks … Linda Anderson, editor & publisher Jul 2013 the Editor’s Picks …  Linda Anderson, editor & publisher Jul 2013

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