Michael David Winery and the Emergence of Lodi Michael David Winery and the Emergence of Lodi

Phillips brothers work with local farmers starting wineries
Until recently, and even now, many enophiles think of Lodi, if at all, as the place where Sutter Home made its White Zinfandel and Robert Mondavi started its …

See the New Hyundai Elantra & The Kia Sorento See the New Hyundai Elantra & The Kia Sorento

HYUNDAI ELANTRA
I’ve always contended that it doesn’t take any more effort to make a good-looking car than a homely one. After all, it’s mostly a matter of stamping metal body panels and the giant presses …

A Family Affair A Family Affair

Schacht McCollum has a keen eye for detail when it comes to his family’s home.
After all, he’s the builder.

There’s not much chance that Kaye and Schacht McCollum will disagree on their preference of home. No, …

Happenings Mar 2011 Happenings Mar 2011

MAGIC CARPET RIDE
APR 02
Child Advocates of Fort Bend invites the public to join them for a Magic Carpet Ride on April 2 at Safari Texas Ranch. Presented by Sysco Corporation, Exchange Club of Sugar …

Christen Johnson’s ‘Scene in the Bend’ March 2011 Christen Johnson’s ‘Scene in the Bend’ March 2011

Socials, parties, luncheons, and more in Fort Bend and Sugar Land Texas!
This month …
SUGAR LAND CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION FOUNDERS’ BALL
FORT BEND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ‘INTERNATIONAL SOIREE’
SUPERBALL
SCENE IN THE BEND – March 2011

Sixth Grade Teachers See Double Sixth Grade Teachers See Double

10 sets of twins at Dulles Middle School keep teachers busy
By Cindy Ziervogel
Fame has both its ups and downs. Just ask some of the kids that make up a very select group of students …

Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools, Sports, and Students : March 2011 Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools, Sports, and Students : March 2011

SAFE AND DRUG-FREE SCHOOLS TEAM HOSTS RESOURCE BOOTHS – Fort Bend ISD’s Safe and Drug-Free Schools team hosted a resource booth at all Fort Bend ISD high schools and specialized campuses to help inform …

Around The Bend March 2011 Around The Bend  March 2011

CYNTHIA KING INDUCTED INTO THE SUGAR LAND ROTARY HALL OF FAME. Bouche Mickey, Sugar Land Rotary Club president, presented the Hall of Fame award to Cynthia King, a past Rotary president and  member through the …

Fort Bend County Scope March 2011 Fort Bend County Scope March 2011

Sugar Land Graduates First Class of Future Leaders
A group of Sugar Land employees graduated from the Emerging Leader Academy, a new program intended to provide leadership skills necessary to lead Sugar Land in the …

Business in Fort Bend March 2011 Business in Fort Bend March 2011

Jacqueline Baly Chaumette was named a director for Texas Lyceum, a nonprofit, non-partisan, statewide leadership organization. New officers and directors were sworn on Jan. 28 in Austin.
Texas Lyceum is focused on identifying the next generation …

The Karankawa Indians The Karankawa Indians

The first colonists to enter Fort Bend County found a land filled with potential. There were large prairies, swampy bottomlands, the wide Brazos River and several creeks and dense forests. The area was not completely …

Showtime for Sugar Land’s Professional Singers, Musicians, Actors Showtime for Sugar Land’s Professional Singers, Musicians, Actors

The sidewalk view of the 2210 Lone Star Drive storefront in Sugar Land Town Square looks quite unassuming. There are no signs, no banners, no hoopla of any kind pointing to the hidden gem inside. …

Habitat for Humanity Reaches Milestone Habitat for Humanity Reaches Milestone

More than 2 million people worldwide receive housing
Habitat for Humanity International surpassed its 400,000 house milestone during its most recent fiscal year. Since the nonprofit organization was founded in 1976, its self-help, hand-up model has …

Local Author May Have Written the Next Big Thing in Publishing Local Author May Have Written the Next Big Thing in Publishing

C.C. Hunter pens paranormal romance in new Shadow Falls series
In the world of Young Adult literature, paranormal romances are king. While they may be written for the teenage market, many of them appeal to adults, …

Southminister School Prepares for Denim & Diamonds Gala Southminister School Prepares for Denim & Diamonds Gala

Evening To Feature The “Diamond Dig”
With the addition of premium auction items and the community moving into what looks like a prosperous new year, the gala co-chairs of the Denim & Diamonds Gala expect a …

A “Shining Star” Honored by National Prison Fellowship A “Shining Star” Honored by National  Prison Fellowship

Church Volunteer Robert Crenshaw Feted For 12 Years Of Service To Carol Vance Unit
Robert Crenshaw, a member of Christ United Methodist Church of Sugar Land, has been honored with the National Prison Fellowship Shining Star …

Twist and Shout for “Boogie” on March 26 Twist and Shout for “Boogie” on March 26

Fundraiser for Fort Bend County Women’s Center grooves to the music of the ’50s and ’60s
Gals, unpack those poodle skirts and saddle shoes. Guys, find your leather jackets, white T-shirts and jeans. Boogie 2011 “Sock …

Reaching for the Stars Gala Reaching for the Stars Gala

April 8 Event At Safari Texas Ranch To Benefit Texana Center
Texana Center is pleased to have Legacy Ford as the Presenting Sponsor for the center’s 2011 Reaching for the Stars Gala event,which will take …

Raising Awareness about Colorectal Cancer Raising Awareness about Colorectal Cancer

March 30 free seminar at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital
The month of March is dedicated to colorectal cancer awareness. Colorectal cancer affects one out of 18 Americans. According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer is …

The Dance of Tulips The Dance of Tulips

Getting The Most Life Out Of These Graceful Beauties
Don’t be spooked if the straight, upright tulips that were arranged yesterday are leaning and drooping all over the place today. No mischief is involved, nor are …

New English Roses for 2011 New English Roses for 2011

FOUR NEW DAVID AUSTIN VARIETIES BRED TO WITHSTAND HOUSTON HEAT
Close your eyes and imagine the most romantic garden dreamscape. Chances are, your vision includes abundant fragrant English Roses in mixed garden beds or climbing …

The Fun of Cake Decorating The Fun of Cake Decorating

Hobbies offer a sense of accomplishment as well as many forms of expression. There’s one hobby that has recently exploded as perhaps the sweetest option of all — cake decorating.
According to the Craft and Hobby …

Spring Preview • Celebrity Sitings Brad Pitt and Jimmy Fallon Spring Preview • Celebrity Sitings Brad Pitt and Jimmy Fallon

ELAINE TURNER
Houston handbag and shoe designer, Elaine Turner, presents her resort collection handbags in spring colors just in time for beach season.  www.elaineturner.com
_________________________________________________________________________________

NALLY & MILLIE
Usher in Spring with a beautiful and sophisticated dress from Nally …

Discoveries Mar 2011 Discoveries Mar 2011

Beats By Dr. Dre Headphones
The next evolution in the popular Beats by Dr. Dre Solo on-ear headphone line builds on the acclaimed sound of the original Beats Solo headphones, adding several acoustical enhancements. With their …