Fort Bend

Youth in Philanthropy Making a Difference for Child Advocates of Fort Bend  

Members of Youth in Philanthropy’s “Team Wildcats helped with a variety of projects at Child Advocates of Fort Bend over the weekend. For more information about Child Advocates of Fort Bend and their services and programs, go to or call 281-344-5100. For information on Youth in Philanthropy go to

On Saturday, February 3, twenty-three students from The George Foundation’s Youth In Philanthropy (YIP) Program helped Child Advocates of Fort Bend (CAFB) with several critical projects. YIP “Team Wildcats” sanded and re-painted benches for the porches at Child Advocates of Fort Bend, cleaned and sanitized the toys and surfaces in the Children’s Advocacy Center waiting room, worked on appreciation gifts for the agency’s volunteers and expressed their creativity on decorations for the agency’s upcoming “Off […]

Olson Announces Alvin Student Us Naval Academy Appointment Ryan Shaw

Ryan Shaw

SUGAR LAND, TX– Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) today announced that Ryan Shaw of Alvin, TX has received an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy for the fall of 2018. Shaw is a senior at Alvin High School, where he is a member of the robotics club and swimming and water polo teams. He is a Boy Scout, Sea Scout and participates in the U.S. Navy SeaPerch program. Ryan has received numerous awards for his academic excellence, […]

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 […]

Animal Services Takes Steps Toward “No Kill” Status

The Fort Bend County Animal Services shelter has received the results of a 2017 assessment that included several acknowledgements as well as recommendations to further assist the shelter in moving toward “no-kill” status. Brent Toellner, Regional Director, Great Plains and South Central Regions for Best Friends Animal Society, performed the assessment, commending the staff and leadership at Animal Services. Toellner’s report states, “the single most important element in building a successful life-saving organization is having […]

Oakbend Medical Center Holds Ribbon Cutting For Newly Renovated 4th Floor

Richmond, TX… Over 100 community leaders attended the ribbon cutting for OakBend Medical Center’s newly renovated fourth floor at its Jackson Street campus. The renovation is part of the hospital’s Vision 2020 campaign designed to bring the most advanced concepts for a healing environment to OakBend. These funds were supplemented by funds raised from last year’s Patchwork of Life gala which was dedicated to raising funds for the renovation of the 4th and 5th floors […]

The Exchange Club of Sugar Land’s 31st Annual Spaghetti Dinner 

Please join us for The Exchange Club of Sugar Land’s 31st Annual Spaghetti Dinner on a new date ***Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 5:30-8:30 pm at Fluor Corporation Cafeteria, 1 Fluor Daniel Drive, Sugar Land, TX. Local law enforcement agencies and fire departments prepare a variety of spaghetti sauces, competing to win the cook-off trophy. This family oriented dinner features great raffle prizes, a live auction, silent auction and kids area with fun and games.  

Cinco Ranch Branch Library To Host College Fair  

Students who would like to have more information on colleges in Texas and elsewhere are invited to attend a special “College Fair” at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library on Thursday, February 22, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy. Representatives from colleges and universities will be on hand to share information about their programs with current high school students and their parents or guardians. […]

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 […]

Chamber Welcomes North Star Urgent Care during Ribbon Cutting

North Star Urgent Care Staff and Attendees of The Ribbon Cutting

The Central Fort Bend Chamber along with members of the Rosenberg and Richmond community welcomed North Star Urgent Care at their ribbon cutting ceremony on January 26, 2018. North Star is located at 5101 Avenue H, Suite 23 in Rosenberg. This is the first location in Fort Bend County, however they are looking to expand to Sugar Land soon. Friends, Families, and residents of the community were treated to a tour of the facility along […]

County Judge Hebert Celebrates 15 Years of County Service  

Pictured Left to Right: Human Resources Director Kent Edwards; County Judge Bob Hebert; Pat Hebert

FORT BEND COUNTY, TX – Fort Bend County Judge Bob Hebert celebrated 15 years of service with the County this week. On January 23, 2018,  Kent Edwards, Fort Bend County Human Resources Director, presented the 15-year certificate and pin on behalf of the County to Judge Hebert and his wife, Pat, who has been by his side for 56 years. Judge Hebert took office on January 1 of 2003, and has presided over Commissioners Court […]