Fort Bend

Cross Creek Ranch Donates $20,000 to Texana Center

Cross Creek Ranch General Manager Rob Bamford, center, presents a $20,000 check to Kate Johnson-Patagoc, Texana Director of Specialized Services, and George Patterson, Chief Executive Officer of Texana Center. The monies were raised during the 2018 Scarecrow Fest, which drew approximately 8,000 people to the Fulshear community. It will go toward Texana’s capital campaign for its new Fulshear campus.

(Fulshear, TX – Dec. 13, 2018)—Fulshear’s Cross Creek Ranch has donated proceeds from this year’s Scarecrow Fest — $20,000 — to Texana Center. It is the third year the Johnson Development community has raised money through its annual fall festival for Texana Center, a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to change lives every day through treatment for autism, programs for adults with intellectual disabilities and those with behavioral healthcare issues. The funds support the center’s […]

Texas Bar Foundation Grant Helps Increasing Numbers Young Children Entering Foster Care

The Texas Bar Foundation recently awarded Child Advocates of Fort Bend (CAFB) a $5,000 grant to support the agency’s Positive Parenting Project to address the advocacy needs of babies and toddlers. Children ages 5 and under are among the most vulnerable victims of child abuse and represent the largest age cohort served by CAFB’s Court Appointed Special Advocates Program: 125 infants and toddlers served as of November 12. As new children enter Texas Foster Care daily, the […]

“National Wreaths Across America Day” at Katy’s Magnolia Cemetery on Dec. 15

More than 400 wreaths will be laid at graves of military veterans at Magnolia Cemetery in Katy on Saturday, Dec. 15. The effort in Katy will coincide with wreath-laying at more than 1,400 locations in all 50 states, at sea, and abroad on National Wreaths Across America Day.  This will be the second year that volunteers at the Katy cemetery have laid wreaths. The event is being planned by Jonathan D. Rozier Post 164 of […]

The Fulshear-Katy Area Chamber of Commerce (FKACC) held it’s Annual Breakfast on Friday, December 7th at Safari Texas.

Fulshear-Katy Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, (from left to right) Terry Crockett (Chairman), Tricia Wright (Vice Chairman), Tricia Turner, Andrew Van Chau, Randy Stacy (Secretary), Kristine Thomason, David Melanson, Hugh Durlam, Collette Horton.

Keynote Speaker Mayor Aaron Groff shared a vision of Fulshear’s future that embraced growth and opportunity. NewFirst National Bank was the Presenting Sponsor for the sixth consecutive year! Special thanks to Underwriters: Fulshear Run, CenterPoint Energy, Memorial Hermann Medical Group and Urgent Care, Costello, Inc. and Olson for Congress Committee.

‘Be a Santa to a Senior’ and Brighten Local Seniors’ Holiday Season

HOUSTON, TX – Dec. 9, 2018 – Did you know that 28 percent of people 65 or older live alone, according to AARP? Each year, these seniors have fewer family members and friends to provide company and care to them, which often can lead to social isolation. The holidays can be especially hard for those who are living independently and may feel lonely. That’s why the Home Instead Senior Care® Offices serving Houston and the surrounding area […]

Special Holiday-Break Activities For Families At Cinco Ranch Branch Library               

Families are invited to take a break during the December holidays with special events at the Cinco Ranch Branch Library. Families with children of all ages can relax and have fun with activities at the library, as they enjoy their break from the regular school routine. The schedule of activities is as follows: Family Movie Day – Friday, December 21, 1:30 p.m, Meeting Room. Movie-goers will be treated to an animated family film starring Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, […]

Child Advocates of Fort Bend Christmas Home Tour Starts Friday  

Homeowners and the 2018 Child Advocates of Fort Bend Christmas Home Tour Committee are busy with final preparations for Child Advocates of Fort Bend’s 27th annual Christmas Home Tour. Set for December 7 and 8, the tour features homes in historic Richmond, Lakes of Williams Ranch, Alkire Lake, Sienna Plantation and Sienna Point. Tickets are available for $30 at the Fort Bend County Randalls stores in Pecan Grove and at Highway 6 and Williams Trace, Del Webb Sweetgrass, Feather & Nest Interiors, Hello Beautiful Blow Dry Bar,  the Sienna Plantation HomeFinder Center and Twenty-Two Fifty Interiors.  In addition to these locations, tickets can also be purchased during the event at the Sweetwater Guardhouse on Sweetwater Boulevard and Palm Royale. Shown at the recent Sponsor Party held at The Design Firm (L to R) are: Betty Baitland, Jim McClellan and Maria Coane. PerdueBrandonFielderCollins&Mott, LLP sponsored the party. Photo courtesy of Mary Favre.

The Tour is underwritten by the Fred and Mabel R. Parks Foundation and benefits Child Advocates of Fort Bend. Tour hours are December 7 and 8 from 10 am to 4 pm with a special candlelight tour on Friday night from 6pm to 9pm.  Tour guests will be treated to a rare glimpse of the featured homes and their creative holiday decorations.  In addition, guests will enjoy festive entertainment by local artists, home-made cookies, Southern […]

Fort Bend County Libraries To Close In Observance Of December Holidays  

All branches of Fort Bend County Libraries, including the Cinco Ranch Branch and the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch, will be closed on Saturday, December 22, through Tuesday, December 25, for the Christmas holiday.  Regular library hours will resume on Wednesday, December 26. The libraries will close at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 31, and will remain closed through Tuesday, January 1, for the New Year’s holiday. Regular library hours will resume on Wednesday, January 2. Your online library is always open […]

Libraries To Close For National Day Of Mourning, Dec 5               

All branches of Fort Bend County Libraries will be closed on Wednesday, December 5, for a National Day of Mourning honoring former President George H.W. Bush. All events, meetings, and programs scheduled that day are cancelled. Regular library hours will resume on Thursday, December 6. Your online library is always open at for searching the catalog, renewing books or placing holds, downloading e-books, or music, streaming movies, or using the research databases. For additional information, contact the […]

Fort Bend County Closes for National Day of Mourning

Fort Bend County Offices will be closed on Wednesday, December 5th, to recognize the National Day of Mourning for the passing of President George Herbert Walker Bush, our Nation’s 41st president.  County libraries will also be closed.  Normal business hours will resume on Thursday, December 6th. County Judge Hebert said, “President Bush was an amazing man, a man who followed a successful business career with decades of devoted service to our nation at many levels. He […]