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Fort Bend Libraries can now accept donations online

The ability to support your library with charitable contributions has become easier than ever. Fort Bend County Libraries now has the ability to accept donations online with a credit-card payment. To donate online, go to the FBCL website – – and click on the “Online Donations” tab. The donor may select a particular library […]

How to search land records for family history

Land and property deed records can be valuable tools for family-history researchers. Learn how to use those records at a special program, “Find Your Ancestors in Land-Grant Records,” on Tuesday, February 11, beginning at 10:00 am, in the Computer Lab at George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview in Richmond. Library staff from the Genealogy and Local […]

Get tips on estate planning at George Memorial Library

Fort Bend County Libraries will present a special program, “Wills, Trusts, and Estate-Planning: Controlling the Distribution of Your Assets,” on Saturday, January 11, beginning at 10:30 am, in the Meeting Room at George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview in Richmond. Presented by family law attorney Evelyn Gordon, the program will provide an overview of the advantages […]

Learn how to research your family history

Have you ever wondered where your ancestors came from?  Are you curious about their military service or medical history? Begin your family-history research at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Local History and Genealogy Department at George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview in Richmond. Library staff will present two programs in January to help the beginning family-history researcher […]

Local resident wins ribbon in 2013 Upper Gulf Coast Citrus Show

Barbara, standing in her back yard, is holding her satsuma.

Local Richmond resident. Barbara Richter-Gritczek wins second place in the 2013  Upper Gulf Coast Citrus Show held in La Marque, Texas on November 21. Richter-Gritczek, winner of the 17 ribbons at the 77 Annual Fort Bend County Fair, has gone on to win second place in the regional citrus competition. She has a small home orchard […]

Scouts attend Richmond City Council meeting


Four Boy Scouts from Richmond Troop 1656 were in attendance at the Richmond City Meeting on December 16. They were there as part of an effort to complete their Communications Merit Badge that is an Eagle required merit badge. Shown left to right: Gary Gillen – Commissioner, Luke Hunt, Mayor Evalyn Moore, Glenn Stepp, Kai […]

Learn how to share your digital photos at library

The family is coming over, and you’re dying to show them your vacation pictures from your digital camera. The only problem is you don’t know a megabyte from a mega-nibble. What do you do? Don’t panic! Fort Bend County Libraries’ George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview in Richmond, will present a beginners’ program, “Saving and Sharing […]

Local Richmond veterinarian takes the helm as President of AVBP

Local veterinarian Dr. Amy Hoyumpa Vogt has been elected President of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) for 2013-2014. Dr. Vogt now leads a national organization of over 900 veterinary specialists in ten practice categories.  A practicing canine and feline veterinarian for almost 20 years, Dr. Vogt’s experience as a hospital owner and clinician […]

Richmond resident submits winning documentary idea

Richmond-resident Nathan vom Minden was named as one of five winners whose subject idea made it to the next round in The Spitfire Documentary Project, the first crowdsourced documentary from the producers of Oscar-winning documentary Undefeated in partnership with the leading video crowdsourcing network Tongal. He has won $1,000 and stands to receive 5% of any of […]

Richmond Poet receives five poetry awards

Terry Jude Miller

Richmond poet, Terry Jude Miller, received five poetry awards at the annual awards banquet of the Poetry Society of Texas held recently in Dallas.  Miller received the Sandia Writers Prize, the Betty Blackmore Memorial Award, the Harry Kallander Memorial Award, the San Antonio Poets Association Prize, and the Poetry Society of Texas Annual Banquet Award. Miller […]

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