Taking the mystery out of diabetes

A Diabetes Conference will be presented by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Fort Bend County, at the Mamie George Community Center, Oak Bend Medical Center and Access Health. The conference will be held Tuesday, Oct. 24, from 1-4 p.m. at Mamie George Community Center, 1111 Collins Road, Richmond. Dr. Gildardo Ceballos of Oak Bend Medical […]

Annual Exchange Club of Fort Bend Duck Golf Classic set

The Exchange Club of Fort Bend is gearing up for its Annual Duck Golf Classic. The scramble will be on Oct. 16 at the Pecan Grove County Club in Richmond. Registration starts at 10 a.m. and tee off is at 11:30 a.m. The proceeds from the annual golf tournament benefit area charities such as Child […]

OakBend evacuating Williams Way hospital

(UPDATE: OakBend Medical Center is re-opening its Williams Way facility, located at 22003 Southwest Freeway in Richmond. The hospital will have limited services available, including labor and delivery and emergency services. OakBend Medical Center continues to operate under a Code Grey disaster status and is working around the clock to provide medical services to the […]

Bridge on FM 762 in Rosenberg washes out

A bridge on FM 762 just south of Hwy. 59 in Rosenberg washed out and collapsed Sunday morning as a result of flooding from Hurricane Harvey. These are pictures of the damage. The road is closed indefinitely. (Photos by Joe Southern) Lamar CISD has cancelled classes all next week.

Celebrating Freedom in Fulshear

Boston Marathon bombing survivor Rebekah Gregory of Houston, left, and country music artist and former “The Voice” finalist Mary Sarah of Richmond share a moment together on stage Sunday at the Fulshear Freedom Fest. Gregory was the parade grand marshal and Sarah sang the National Anthem.

Richmond’s Freeman Town Park begins taking shape

The City of Richmond’s Freeman Town Park should soon see heavy construction beginning as the construction contract was awarded to South Pool and Spa at a recent Commission meeting. This new park, located near Burnet Street and South 7th Street (just east of the T.W. Davis YMCA property) in what is known as Freeman Town, […]

Sustainable farm, Loam Agronomics, opens in Richmond

The Edible Group, the parent company that owns Edible Earth Resources, Agmenity and Farmstead, have begun planting and developing its 288-acre sustainable farm in Richmond: Loam Agronomics. This farm is one of the largest farms of its kind in the Houston-area. Right now, the farm is focused on production for its CSA program. In the […]

Brazos Cultural Heritage Festival is March 4 in Richmond

On Saturday, March 4, the Fort Bend Museum will present its inaugural Brazos Cultural Heritage Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Decker Park in Richmond. The festival is a new outreach event created to spotlight the many cultures that make up Fort Bend County – one of the most ethnically diverse counties in […]

New fatherhood program reaches out to all dads

By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com Marcus York considers himself to be a pretty good father. After participating in the 24/7 Dad program sponsored by Catholic Charities in Richmond, he feels he is a much better dad to his three children. “It gave me some tools that I started implementing, relating to my kids and my wife, […]

Officials say worst of flooding still to come

By Joe Southern Hold onto your hip waders, if you think the flooding from the Brazos River is bad now, just wait; the worst is yet to come. Emergency management officials in Fort Bend County held a press conference Wednesday in Richmond to warn people that with up to eight inches of rain forecast in […]

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