Fort Bend Focus Cares About Community

Focus Story Traditionally fall means both back to school and back to community events in Fort Bend. But this past year, our traditions – and our beloved community activities – were put on hold. So, what has happened with our valued community organizations in the past year? What is their focus, and what...

Rebuilding the Knee at Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine at Sugar Land

COVER STORY  |  Photos by Kelley Sweet Photography – Complex multi-ligament injuries used to be devastating. Today, specialists at Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine at Sugar Land help both athletes and weekend warriors regain the strength and function they need. Siji Afolayan’s...

Goldfish Swim School of Sugar Land Makes a Big Splash in Fort Bend County

FOCUS COVER STORY |  By M.G. Angulo – An analysis of drowning deaths a few years ago revealed children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder are 160 times more likely to die from drowning compared to the general pediatric population. As the leading cause of death for children with autism,...

Feeling Like a First-Time Mom … Again At Houston Methodist Childbirth Center at Sugar Land

COVER STORY |Photos by Alisa Murray Photography – Quinisha Johnson vowed that this time would be different. When Johnson found out she was expecting her son Jaxson in December 2019, her thoughts immediately turned to her previous delivery, where a poor experience left her feeling frustrated and...

Hope for Three Autism Advocates: A Beacon of Hope for Fort Bend Celebrates 10 Years

COVER STORY | By Patti Parish-Kaminski Photo by Alisa Murray Photography – Three little girls.  Ten years of advocacy.  Thousands of children and families assisted with aid for autism-related expenses. Thousands more educated about autism. And the story called Hope For Three has just begun. Inspired...

Ideal Carpet and Flooring, Inc.: The Dream Team of Flooring Professionals for Over 20 Years

COVER STORY  | Photos by Kelley Sweet Photography – Remember the days when someone asked, “Where do you see yourself in five years?” Honestly, back then the founders of the family-owned Ideal Carpet and Flooring, Inc. (ICF) thought five years was unimaginable. Now, 20 years later, they are...

Fort Bend Sweethearts

Cover Story – February is the month of love, and love is definitely in the air in Fort Bend.  In honor of Saint Valentine’s Day, we asked some of our favorite couples to give us the scoop on their marriage – how they met – and more importantly, their secrets to a happy marriage.  Here’s what...

Make a Resolution for Good Health in 2021 – It’s Time to Catch Up on Well Checks and Preventive Care

FOCUS COVER STORY – The new year brings a fresh start, a renewed sense of hope, and if you’re like many people, a handful of resolutions. Even with the best intentions, some resolutions are tough to keep. But, one of the most important promises you can make to yourself is the promise to focus on...

8th Annual FOCUS FAVS Readers’ Choice of Fort Bend’s Favorites

This fall, we invited readers to our website to take an online survey to tell us who their Fort Bend Favs are in nine different categories: • FOOD • ENTERTAINMENT • PET SERVICES • AUTO SERVICES • SHOPPING • • SCHOOLS • HEALTHCARE SERVICES  • HOME IMPROVEMENT • PROFESSIONAL...

Don’t Let COVID-19 Fear Postpone Your Cancer Screening

FOCUS COVER STORY The hospital is safe, and coming in for a screening can save your life. Cancer has not stopped during the COVID-19 pandemic. But what has come to a stop – almost completely – is regular cancer screening. One study, from the electronic medical records system Epic, found that screening...

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