Fort Bend

Raising Cane’s Mobilizes To Raise Funds For Hurricane Harvey Relief

All 121 Texas restaurants donating 100% of net proceeds Sept. 27 to United Way HOUSTON (Sept. 22, 2017) – It has been a month since Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the Texas coast, but the need for support remains urgent. Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers invites Caniacs across the Lone Star State to join in the relief effort on Wednesday, Sept. 27. All 121 restaurants in Texas will donate 100 percent of the day’s net proceeds to the United Way […]

George Pavilion Grand Opening  

Picture Courtesy of Magana Media. Pictured Left to Right: Fort Bend County Fair Association Board Directors:  Neil Yelderman, Sean Gutierrez, Calvin Zwahr, Cecil Willis, Marjie Pollard, Bobby Poncik, James Duke, Brian Graeber, Ernest Lawson, and Cindy Schmidt;  Fort Bend County Judge, Bob Hebert; Commissioner Precinct 1, Vincent Morales; Fairgrounds Manager Mary Staff; Commissioner Precinct 4, James Patterson; Abe Sustaita, Sustaita Architects; Fort Bend County Facilities Director Jamie Knight; Brad Crain, Crain Group; John Green, Crain Group

FORT BEND COUNTY, TX – Fort Bend County Officials and Fair Association Board Directors gathered Thursday, September 21, 2017, to celebrate the Grand Opening of the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds’ newly completed George Pavilion, previously George Livestock Barn.  At 86,000 square feet, the pavilion’s improved area is approximately twice as large as the previous space and the seating capacity more than doubled. The new facility features a higher level of lighting, improved air circulation, heating […]

Harvest Green Hosts KCAM Art Reception Sept. 21

(Houston, TX – Sept. 19, 2017)      Harvest Green is hosting a reception in honor of Contemporary Art Museum Fort Bend artist-in-residence Mark Deleon, 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 21, at the Farmhouse, 3400 Harvest Corner Drive. The reception, part of a blossoming partnership between the farm-centric community and the museum, will feature classical music by the String Theory Orchestra, light refreshments and a meet and greet with the artist whose paintings will be on display at […]

Professional Genealogist To Speak At Library’s 6th Annual Genealogy Symposium

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In recognition of Family-History Month in October, Fort Bend County Libraries’ Local History and Genealogy department will present its 6TH Annual Genealogy Symposium on Saturday, October 21, from 9:30 am to 3:45 p.m., in the Meeting Room at George Memorial Library, located at 1001 Golfview in Richmond. Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m., and different lectures will be presented throughout the day. Professional genealogist and family-history blogger Caroline M. Pointer will share her knowledge, experience, and insight on a variety of topics […]

Dewberry Farm Offers Those Affected By Hurricane Harvey Free Admission

Brookshire, TX (September 20, 2017) – Dewberry Farm is asking people to nominate families affected by Hurricane Harvey to get free admission to their Fall festival. Dewberry Farm wants to provide free admission to 100 people. “Hurricane Harvey caused so much devastation. Our hearts broke for those who were displaced because of it, and we want to give back,” said Mary Emerson, Owner. “If we can take people’s minds off of their challenges and bring […]

Olson Announces Missouri City Disaster Recovery Workshop

Sugar Land, TX – Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) will host a Harvey Disaster Recovery Workshop in Missouri City on Friday, September 29th at the Fort Bend YMCA. The workshop will include representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). What: Harvey Disaster Recovery Workshop w/FEMA, SBA & TWC officials Date: Friday, September 29, 2017 When: 12:00pm – 4:00 p.m. CST Where: Fort Bend YMCA 4433 Cartwright Rd. Missouri City 77459 Contact: 281-494-2690 […]

Learn Coffee Basics At Cinco Ranch Branch Library  

Coffee novices and coffee aficionados alike who are interested in learning the finer points of brewing an aromatic, flavorful cup of coffee are invited to attend a special program, “Coffee 101,” on Saturday, October 14, from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m., in the Meeting Room of Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy. Bryan Hibbard, roaster and owner of Fort Bend Coffee Roasters in Fulshear, will talk about the history of coffee, the “seed-to-cup” […]

Fort Bend County Libraries Helps Students Excel With Online Homework Help  

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Brainfuse HelpNow (Homework Tutoring) program enables the library system to provide online homework assistance in a broad range of subjects in both English and Spanish for students in grades K through 12, free of charge. This tutoring program is an Internet-based service that provides library patrons with live, on-demand homework help, seven days a week, from 3:00 to 11:00 p.m. Certified tutors are experienced in Math, Science, Social Studies, and English/Language Arts. […]

October Youth Activities At Cinco Ranch Branch Library

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library presents a variety of free children’s programs — Mother Goose Time, Toddler Time, Story Time, Pajama Night Story Time, Kinder Korner, and After-School Breaks — every month. These programs are free and open to the public. The library is unable to accommodate daycares and school groups at these activities. The schedule for October is as follows: Mother Goose Time — Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m. — provides caregiver/infant multisensory circle-time activities — including […]

Fort Bend County Master Gardeners 2017 Fall Vegetable-Herb Plant Sale

Left to right: Wendy Noriega, Sarah Amyotta, Amy Holdaway, and Amy Marinucci.

By Barbara Buckley Fort Bend County Master Gardeners are holding their annual, Fall Vegetable-Herb Plant Sale on October 14, 2017, from 9:00 until 12:00 noon. The sale will be held in front of the greenhouse located at 1402 Band Road, Rosenberg, TX 77471. The varieties of vegetable and herb plants selected are recommended for Fort Bend County by Texas A & M AgriLife Extension Service or grown by Master Gardeners in their own home gardens. […]