AADA requests support to help end domestic abuse

By Elsa Maxey ”We are looking to expand our board,” and “ we are looking for new donors, volunteers, sponsors,” said Rashmi Sharmi, President of Asians Against Domestic Violence (AADA), which is helping rebuild the lives of abused women from Asian countries living in the greater Houston area, including Fort Bend. AADA was founded in […]

Fort Bend celebrates National Adoption Day

By Elsa Maxey A ceremony in Fort Bend celebrating National Adoption Day on Friday, November 20th signals the final adoption of 15 children ranging in ages from about 2 to 10 years. In courtroom ceremonies at the Justice Center observing the special day organized by Child Advocates of Fort Bend, beaming grandparents, first time parents […]

Sugar Land male model on best seller book covers

By Elsa Maxey Twenty-five year old Rob Bierman of Sugar Land is on his way to expanding what may be a career as a book cover model, something that started quite accidentally. Already the cover model on two #1 international bestsellers, the 2009 Clements High School and recent Texas A&M University graduate started out by […]

Wens – Focus of AccessHealth Heart of Fort Bend Event

By Elsa Maxey Indeed, Access Health’s Heart of Fort Bend is a night to be remembered.  The community health center’s benefit on October 29th at Safari, Texas recognized the role of the local health care provider headed by CEO Carol Edwards, which fills a gap by providing affordable health care services. But the highlight of […]

Community Celebrates GF’s Blue Bell Come Back

By Elsa Maxey The return of a sorely missed ice cream in Texas, particularly this summer, is celebrated in Fort Bend with a welcome back social hosted by Gallery Furniture (GF). “We are thrilled to have them back and couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate,” said GF Owner Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale about […]

Missouri City POA to host September 11 Charity Golf Tournament

By Elsa Maxey elsa@fortbendstar.com Missouri City’s Amy Robinson, long-time mainstay supporting public safety and the Missouri City Police Officers Association, announces one of this area’s events in remembrance of 9-11-2001, also referred to as patriot day.  As those of us who experienced the terror whether there or not, this was when the twin towers in […]

5-time Grammy Award winner BJ Thomas enchants audience

By Elsa Maxey B. J. Thomas’ performance at the Stafford Performing Arts Centre this past week for many represents a walk down memory lane, falling in love for the first time and those trials along the way. Seems like every word in the lyrics of his songs pulled on a heart string of once upon […]

Gallery Furniture’s 3rd and largest store opens in Fort Bend Decades of experience in new design

By Elsa Maxey Who would have thought iconic Jim McIngvale of Gallery Furniture would become a part of Fort Bend? Seems like just the other day, last year at about this same time, he and his family were breaking ground alongside the Grand Parkway in Richmond. On Wednesday, July 1 in a way about as […]

New attorney joins Fort Bend’s legal community

By Elsa Maxey In what will probably turn out to be one of her most memorable moments, Richmond resident Colleen Migi formally joins the legal community in Texas, more specifically in Fort Bend.  Migi was administered the lawyer’s oath this past Friday, May 19th, as she was sworn in individually at the law office of […]

Medical Fundraiser for Young Dad in Fort Bend Raising hope by giving forward

By Elsa Maxey Having just turned 33 year on June 9th, this young dad, diagnosed with stage 4 colorectal cancer, is finding himself enduring medical treatment that has thrown his family into crisis. In need of community support to chip away at medical and related expenses aimed at finding that road to back to health, […]

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