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January 2022– Out & About in the Heart of the Bend

House of Blooms owner Pat Houck and staff recently participated in the nationwide Petal It Forward event. They handed out two bouquets to passers by...
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Houston Methodist Opening Comprehensive Care Center in Aliana

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital will start the new year by opening a multispecialty facility in Aliana on January 3rd, 2022. This new Houston...
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Thoughts and Wishes as We Welcome 2022

By Tanya Sterling – Happy 2022 to each one of you! As a longtime Fort Bend resident who is out and about in our community volunteering, and...
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Former Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Top Art Winner Inspires Students to Follow in His ...

Fort Bend ISD’s (FBISD) Elkins High School  Art Teacher Ryan Morales is preparing his students to participate in the Houston Livestock Show and...
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Fort Bend County Fair Scholarships Available

The Fort Bend County Fair is accepting applications for their scholarship program. The opportunity to earn a Fair scholarship is open to a wide range...
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2022 Toyota GR Supra

absolutely AUTO REVIEW | By Steve Kursar – The 2022 Toyota GR Supra is a fast, two-seater sports car with an unique exterior designed to stand out...
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Keri Schmidt to Lead Statewide Chamber Executives Association Board of Directors

Keri Schmidt, President and CEO of the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, has been elected by her peers to serve as the Chair of the Board of Directors...
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Living the Sweet Life: Daily/Weekly/Monthly

Hey Sweet Lifers! Oh my it’s January again! How did that happen? Most of us, especially over the past few years, have been doing a scramble to try...
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2022 Utility Rates Set to Take Effect January 1st

Utility rate increases of about $10 per month for residential customers were approved by City Council in September and will begin January 1st,...
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Get De-Cluttering Tips at Mamie George Branch Library Program

Are you frustrated with clutter? Does your family have so many activities that you don’t know if you’re coming or going?  Get tips for leading a...
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Great Value White, Rosé and Red Wines

There are great values in all price ranges. After tasting through over 200 wines in the last few months, the following are all highly...
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It’s Finally 2022!

January 1st was the official start of the New Year! Historically, important things have happened on the first day of the New Year. The Republic of...
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Jordan Ranch Adds More Than 400 Lots

Jordan Ranch recently increased its number of developed homesites by nearly 40 percent with the release of 415 properties this fall. The new sections...
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recent from PUBLISHER'S PREVIEW What’s New in 2022?
What’s New in 2022? Publisher, Patti Parish-Kaminski – It’s finally here – a new year.  I for one thought 2021 would never be in our rearview mirror, but I am certainly glad that it is!  While we were – and still are – dealing with serious issues on a global scale, I feel optimistic that we are indeed making...
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Style:  It’s a State of Mind By Patti Parish-Kaminski, Publisher I’ve often heard it said that clothing, an individual’s choice in wardrobe, helps define a person. I guess I can see that, especially when I think of friends I have known that stand out for their personal style. The ultimate sharp-dressed man, Gary Dante, owner...
recent from FORT BEND STRONG It’s Finally 2022!
It’s Finally 2022! January 1st was the official start of the New Year! Historically, important things have happened on the first day of the New Year. The Republic of China (Taiwan) became a nation in 1912. Australia was born in 1901 – G’day, mate!  The Czech Republic and Slovakia split into two independent nations in...
recent from NEWSWORTHY Former Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Top Art Winner Inspires Students to Follow in His Footsteps
Former Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Top Art Winner Inspires Students to Follow in His Footsteps Fort Bend ISD’s (FBISD) Elkins High School  Art Teacher Ryan Morales is preparing his students to participate in the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo school art contest, the same competition he won as a high school senior at FBISD’s Kempner High School. Last year, Morales’ student Jaydan Kisinger was...
recent from FEATURES Thoughts and Wishes as We Welcome 2022
Thoughts and Wishes as We Welcome 2022 By Tanya Sterling – Happy 2022 to each one of you! As a longtime Fort Bend resident who is out and about in our community volunteering, and yes, socializing, I have gotten the opportunity to interact with so many people in our diverse county. A few commonalities amongst everyone I have encountered are...
recent from OUT & ABOUT FT. BEND January 2022– Out & About in the Heart of the Bend
January 2022– Out & About in the Heart of the Bend House of Blooms owner Pat Houck and staff recently participated in the nationwide Petal It Forward event. They handed out two bouquets to passers by at Sugar Land Town Square – keeping one bouquet for themselves while sharing the other with someone else.  The annual event is a powerful way to illustrate...