The State Bank of Texas can finance your dream of homeownership

By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com Despite the Houston area’s economic downturn, this is a great time to consider financing construction of a new home. According to Nicki Black, EVP/Stafford President of The State Bank of Texas, demand for new homes is steady despite the woes of the oil and gas industry. “Whether there’s a downturn in […]

Local Ace Hardware stores raise more than $385,000 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Throughout 2015, the Greater Houston Ace Retailer Group (GHARG) helped raise funds to make miracles happen in Houston for Texas Children’s Hospital, its local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals) member. Collectively, 33 Ace Hardware stores throughout Houston helped generate more than $385,000 for the local hospital, which was donated at Houston Shell Open by […]

Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute opens doors in Sugar Land

The Sugar Land community now has access to a dynamic array of sports medicine experts and comprehensive testing and training for competitive and recreational athletes of all ages with the opening recently of the Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute on the campus of Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. The opening marks the fourth Memorial […]

MD Anderson putting best foot forward with Boot Walk

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center recently announced its Boot Walk to End Cancer, a community initiative to take a stand against cancer; raise research dollars; and show support for patients, survivors and families impacted by the disease. The inaugural event is Nov. 12. For the 1.9-mile route, walkers are encouraged to wear […]

Pioneer Bank Merger is Successfully Completed

Pioneer Bancshares, Inc., the holding company for Pioneer Bank SSB, successfully completed its merger with FC Holdings, Inc., the holding company for First Community Bank N.A. effective March 1, 2016. The new Pioneer Bank exceeds $1 billion in total assets and operates 22 branches across Texas. Pioneer Bank is now one of the largest banks […]

Memorial Hermann named Region’s Most Outstanding Care providers in Four Top Categories

Three Memorial Hermann Health System hospitals as well as Memorial Hermann Life Flight® were recently honored at the SouthEast Texas Regional Advisory Council (SETRAC) Awards Banquet 2016. Memorial Hermann received awards in four of the top categories, including: • Cardiac Award (hospital less than 250 beds): Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital • Cardiac Award (hospital […]

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital opens new patient pavilion

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital employees recently celebrated the opening of the hospital’s new six-story patient tower. A ribbon-cutting and blessing ceremony were held on February 26 to mark the launch of the new Brazos Pavilion, which will house 104 patient care beds, bringing the hospital’s total bed count to 347. Brazos Pavilion’s 20-bed intensive […]

Classic Chevrolet of Sugar Land supports veterans

Classic Chevrolet of Sugar Land is a proud sponsor of Operation Finally Home, a non-profit dedicated to building mortgage-free homes for disabled U.S. Military Veterans. Classic Chevrolet dealer Don Kerstetter said his dealership considered several non-profit veterans organizations, and said that Operation Finally Home is the best fit. It’s a relatively small non-profit with very […]

New NeuroRecovery Research Center Opens At TIRR Memorial Hermann

Breakthroughs will take rehabilitation services to the next level A new research facility has opened on the campus of TIRR Memorial Hermann. The NeuroRecovery Research Center is part of a more than 42,000 square-foot building devoted to finding new, innovative ways to treat and rehabilitate patients. In addition to providing the very highest level of […]

Local pharmacists meet community’s needs

By Theresa D. McClellan For The Star When it comes to medicine, there is no one size fits all. Which is why Missouri City pharmacists Sulisa Chow and Lori Markel joined forces to open the Sienna Compounding Pharmacy on Texas Highway 6. “The thing about compounding for me is that it’s so specialized for the […]

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