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Opposition speaks out against One-Way Pairs at public hearing

Rosenberg residents look at design plans for the controversial One-Way Pairs project that would turn sections of two major roads into one-way streets.

By Betsy Dolan  Dozens of Rosenberg residents and business owners spoke out against the One-Way Pairs road project at a Texas Department of Transportation public hearing April 8 at Lamar Consolidated High School. Phase 1 would involve turning portions of U.S. 90A (Avenue H) and FM 1640 (Avenue I) into one-way streets. The change would […]

Relax, enjoy the chili


Classic Chevrolet’s annual competition turns out large crowd & winning teams By Elsa Maxey  Fifty great teams at the annual chili cook-off at Classic Chevrolet Sugar Land on the Southwest Freeway served up some of the best chili in town. Just ask the judges – Fort Bend County Commissioner James Patterson, Sugar Land Assistant City […]

5th Annual Fort Bend Empty Bowls fundraising event honors The George Foundation


The Grand Ballroom at Safari Texas Ranch was full of excitement and energy on Friday, March 28th at the 5th Annual Fort Bend Empty Bowls fundraiser, as over 600 guests mingled about; shopping through hundreds of auction items, browsing the hand-painted “empty” bowls, platters, mugs and pet dishes, while sampling tasty soups generously provided by  […]

Fort Bend Education Foundation to recruit new volunteers at spring luncheon


On April 29, the Fort Bend Education Foundation’s Angels of Education Auxiliary will host a luncheon for prospective members. Interested volunteers are invited to hear about the Foundation’s programs and volunteer opportunities. J. Patrick Homes in Aliana is graciously providing lunch at one of their model homes, and there will be door prizes drawn for […]

Quail Valley Exchange Club & Tip of the packs care packages for our troops in Afghanistan


One of our volunteer “Boots on the Ground” groups, Quail Valley Exchange Club, coordinated an epic packing for 166 Marines and Sailors just deployed to Afghanistan. They packed 140 care packages filled with specially requested items from our troops still down range. It was truly a pleasure to attend this joint care package project with […]

Child Advocates of Fort Bend hosts Annual Light of Hope Ceremony


If you are driving around Fort Bend County, you might notice a lot of blue in the landscape these days. Child Advocates of Fort Bend, the Fort Bend County Child Welfare Board and Exchange Club of Sugar Land have joined forces to blanket the county in blue this April for Child Abuse Prevention Month. On […]

Sugar Land native Allison Tolman starring in new FX Series Fargo


By Karen Daniels  If you like true crime and dark comedy, then you are going to love the new 10-episode mini-series based on the 1996 Academy Award winning film, Fargo, by the Coen brothers. With new characters and a new crime to solve, the show is “entrenched in the trademark humor, murder and ‘Minnesota nice’ […]

Light It Up Blue


In support of World Autism Awareness Day on April 2, Fort Bend ISD speech pathologists came together to “Light It Up Blue” by wearing blue-colored clothing. Sponsored by Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, “Light It Up Blue” commemorates the adoption of World Autism Awareness Day in 2007 by the United […]

Boogie “Classic M*A*S*H Bash” a success!


Boogie 2014 was a “Classic M*A*S*H Bash” for the record books! Held on Saturday, March 29 at the Stafford Centre, over 650 guests dressed in their finest MASH television series costumes, raising over $196,000 for the women and children served by the Fort Bend County Women’s Center (FBCWC). “We are so fortunate to have such […]

Fort Bend ISD will host All-Star Talent Draft Job Fair, Saturday, April 12


Fort Bend ISD is searching for talented individuals to fill more than 400 new positions (including teachers, campus support staff and non-campus staff) for the coming school year. To recruit “top draft picks,” the District is hosting an All-Star Talent Draft Job Fair on Saturday, April 12. The sports-themed event welcomes “rookies” and “free agents” […]

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