Oakbend Medical Center Announces Second Annual Restaurant Week

Richmond, TX…OakBend Medical Center has announced the dates for its second annual Restaurant Week. The event will take place this year from April 20 – 29, with participating restaurants offering a special OakBend menu during that time. A portion of the sales from the special menu will then be donated back to the hospital. This year’s Restaurant Week Committee is chaired by Jared Biermann. Other committee members Jimmy Cantu, Brittany Cope, Ali McDonald, Tracy Soape, […]

“Preserving the Bounty: Pressure Canning and Pickling”

“Gardens overflowing with shiny, red tomatoes and bright green pepper…orchards filled with sweet, juicy peaches…farmers’ markets piled high with fresh produce…it is so easy to preserve.  Texas AgriLife Extension Service Family and Consumer Sciences in Fort Bend County will host “Preserving the Bounty: Pressure Canning and Pickling”, a workshop event on Thursday, March 22, at the Extension office Annex located at 1402 Band Road in Rosenberg.  Food preservation techniques will include demonstrations of pressure canning […]

Oakbend Announces Annual Steepping Out Against Stroke 3k Stroke Walk

Richmond, TX…OakBend Medical Center will hold its annual “Stepping Out Against Stroke” 3k walk on Saturday, March 23th with registration and t-shirt pick up beginning at 8:00 AM and the festivities beginning at 8:30 AM. Registration must be done online at or by calling 281-341-3053 by March 9th to guarantee participants receive their free t-shirt. Registration is free and participants are encouraged to wear their superhero best. There will be HEB Buddy on site […]

Houston TranStar Cautions Motorists: When Stranded, Stay in Your Car 

A flat on the freeway, icy overpasses, extreme temperatures that overheat your engine, or a fender bender that causes you to pull to the side of the road: Possibilities for unexpected roadway incidents are as many as parts of a car. However, if you find yourself stranded on Houston-area roadways, you can plan to stay safe. “It’s critical for motorists to understand that when stranded, the safest place to be is in your vehicle,” said […]

Valentine’s Day 2018 Shopping Tips From Mays Business School

By Andrew Vernon, Texas A&M University Mays Business School COLLEGE STATION, Feb. 1, 2018 — Valentine’s spending looks to enjoy a similar boost as seen with the 2017 holiday season, the most since the Great Recession of 2009. Strong indicators include a roaring stock market, low unemployment and high consumer confidence. “Shoppers opened their wallets more than analysts expected this past Christmas, with many retailers exceeding sales projections. Both retailers and consumers are beginning 2018 […]

Oakbend Medical Center Hold First Advisory Board Meeting

Richmond, TX…OakBend Medical Center has established an OakBend Advisory Board in Wharton. This advisory board is comprised of a diverse group of community leaders who will provide strategic guidance and insight for our executive team and will serve as a networking and educational resource for our community. The board’s first meeting was held today at the Wharton County Junior College. Jeff Council, President of the OakBend Board of Directors opened the meeting. There was a […]

Pattison Elementary Kindergarten “Round UP” nigh

Pattison Elementary Kindergarten “Round UP” night is Thursday, March 22nd  at 6:00 p.m. This one-time spring event is for all incoming kindergarten students to meet the teachers and see the classrooms while parents hear about Pattison’s curriculum for next year.  Students must be 5 years old by September 1, 2018 to enter kindergarten.  We will provide information for Pre-Registration which will be Thursday, April 19th.  For more information call 281-237-5450.  Tell your neighbors too!

Fort Bend County Judge Participates in Regional Transportation Panel  

Pictured Left to Right: Maureen Crocker, Gulf Coast Rail District; Harris County Judge Ed Emmett; Brazoria County Judge Matt Sebesta; Fort Bend County Judge Bob Hebert; Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal; Galveston County Judge Mark Henry; Waller County Judge Trey Duhon

FORT BEND COUNTY, TX – On January 21, 2018, Fort Bend County Judge Bob Hebert participated in a Transportation Panel of regional county judges to discuss transportation needs in counties post Hurricane Harvey. Judge Hebert was joined by Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, Brazoria County Judge Matt Sebesta, Galveston County Judge Mark Henry, Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, and Waller County Judge Trey Duhon.  The regional judges all spoke to their individual experiences during and […]

Eyes On Me, Inc. Awarded $15,000 Let’s Play Construction Grant From Dr Pepper Snapple Group And National Non-Profit Kaboom!

HOUSTON, TX, November, 27, 2017 – Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) and national non-profit KaBOOM! awarded Eyes On Me, Inc. a $15,000 Let’s Play Community Construction Grant that will be used to build a community playground for Brookshire, TX The grant is part of Let’s Play, an initiative by DPS to provide kids and families with the tools, places and inspiration to make active play a daily priority. Unstructured, child-directed play has proven to help […]

Despite staffing crisis, long term care facilities in Texas improving

State association commends providers for accomplishing national quality goals, urges lawmakers to support them (AUSTIN, TEXAS) — The Texas Health Care Association today recognized 57 long term care facilities across the state for meeting national goals to improve their quality of care. Each facility met at least four of eight goals set by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living’s Quality Initiative Recognition Program, including reducing the use of antipsychotic medications, […]