Category archives for: Richmond

Gallery Furniture breaks ground for newest location


“We are proud to be in Fort Bend County where we will be practicing capitalism with a cause,” said Jim McIngvale of his third, the newest and largest Gallery Furniture to be constructed on the 7300 block of the Grand Parkway in Richmond, which underwent groundbreaking this Monday. Something it’s done for the past 33 […]

Family history classes help researchers discover past

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 June to help the beginning family-history researcher […]

George Memorial Library plans Wii™ video-gaming day for adults

The Adult Services Department at Fort Bend County Libraries’ George Memorial Library will have a Wii™ Can Play, Too: Adult Game Day on Friday, May 16, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, in Room 2C of the library, located at 1001 Golfview in Richmond. People who enjoy the challenge, excitement and competition of playing videogames are […]

YMCA Golf Classic a big success for area youth and families

Shown are l-r: Jeff Pasquale,  Fort Bend Toyota Sales Manager; Charlie Myer, YMCA V.P.; and David Capin, Sterling McCall Lexus Account Manager.

The YMCAs of Fort Bend County, which includes the Fort Bend, Katy and TW Davis YMCAs, recently held its 8th Annual Spring Golf Classic and Auction, sponsored by Fort Bend Toyota and Sterling McCall Lexus, on Monday, March 24. Over 125 golfers participated in the event held at Pecan Grove Country Club in Richmond, which […]

Home Landscape Series water conservation workshop

A water crisis looms in Texas, driven by population and economic growth, drought, and competition among users for an increasingly scarce supply.  The crisis is affecting Texas residents today and it may take decades for the supply and demand equation to achieve balance.  All Texas residents have a stake in this problem, and there is […]

Fort Bend Archeological Society meeting on May 20

Bryan McAuley, Site Manager at the San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site, will be the speaker for the Tuesday, May 20, meeting of the Fort Bend Archeological Society. McAuley will present a program on recent historical and archeological research at San Felipe de Austin including photos of artifacts excavated from the site and an […]

Artifacts requested for Jaybird-Woodpecker Feud exhibit

In July of 2014, the Fort Bend County Museum will present “A Scene of Strife: The Jaybird-Woodpecker Battle.”  Ahead of this special exhibit, the museum is putting out a call to those who may be able to provide artifacts and photographs related to the Jaybird-Woodpecker feud that can be displayed during the run of the […]

Learn how to search old newspapers for family history

Newspapers can be valuable tools for family-history researchers who would like to learn more about the daily lives of their ancestors. Learn how to use those records at a special program, “Filling in Your Ancestor’s Story,” on Saturday, May 17, beginning at 10:00 am, in the Computer Lab at George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview in […]

Richmond Poet reads in New York


In celebration of National Poetry Month, Richmond poet, Terry Jude Miller, participated in a poetry reading in Oceanside, New York in April.Other poets who read at the event included Nepal poet, Yuyutsu R. D. Sharma, and New York poets, Terri Muuss, and Matt Pasca, and Ocean.In the photo from left to right, are Peggy Mann (Oceanside musician), […]

E.S.L. book club for non-English speakers offered

An E.S.L. (English as a Second Language) Book Club will meet at George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview in Richmond, on Thursday, May 1, beginning at 10:00 am, in the Learning Lab on the first floor of the library. The book to be discussed is The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, written by Alexander McCall Smith. […]

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