Fort Bend

The Central Fort Bend Chamber celebrated the Grand Opening of Unwine’d Wine and Cheese Lounge

(left to right): Rosanne Wechter, Unwine’d Wine and Cheese Lounge; Keven Lawton, Unwine’d Wine and Cheese Lounge

The Central Fort Bend Chamber celebrated the Grand Opening of Unwine’d Wine and Cheese Lounge in Downtown Richmond with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Wednesday, October 11, 2017. Unwine’d is located at 310 Morton Street Rear in Richmond.  The event had an enormous turn out of elected officials, neighbors from Del Webb Sweetgrass and local businesses. Owners, Rosanne Wechter and Kevin Lawton explained where the idea for Unwine’d came from. “We were traveling abroad and stopped […]

Central Fort Bend Chamber Celebrates the Grand Opening of Office Depot OfficeMax– Brazos Town Center  

Left to Right front row Marla Jurek, Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union; Rose Pickens, Attack Poverty; Tyler Adase, Office Depot OfficeMax; Jacob Gonzales, Office Depot OfficeMax; Jaqui Lloyd, Office Depot OfficeMax; Ivan Piedras, Office Depot OfficeMax; Elizabeth Munoa, Hope For Three; Marjorie Dillon, VFW Auxiliary; Benjamin Deist, Edward Jones; Miny Nieto, Office Depot OfficeMax; Rory Day, Office Depot OfficeMax; Tom Wilson; Fabiano Montiso, VFW Chaplain; Demetra Davis, Hewlett-Packard Company

The Central Fort Bend Chamber held a ribbon cutting ceremony with Office Depot OfficeMax to celebrate their Grand Opening of the Store located in Brazos Town Center.   Elected Officials, friends, and community members joined in the celebration. Miny Nieto, District Sales Manager, thanked everyone for coming and gave tours of the newly remodeled store.  During the event Office Depot OfficeMax donated money to three local non-profit organizations. Ivan Piedras, Store Manager, awarded the donations to […]

Central Fort Bend Chamber Hosts Working Lunch Series

Left to Right Jim Russ, EHRA Engineering; Norma Petrosewicz, Petrosewicz Law Firm, P.C.; Regina Morales, Central Fort Bend Chamber; Linda Drummond, OakBend Medical Center

Estate Planning for Small Businesses Central Fort Bend Chamber and OakBend Medical Center hosted the Working Lunch Series, Estate Planning for Small Businesses, on October 20, 2017.   Over 20 local business owners and employees learned how to plan for the future to protect their assets and insure business success after first generation ownership and management. Guest speaker, Norma M. Petrosewicz, Petrosewicz Law Firm, P.C., presented the group with topics for business owners on the importance […]

Olson Hosts Human Trafficking Focus Group

Photo Caption: L-R Andres Novoa (business owner and community leader), Kelly Litvak (founder of Childproof America), Shirley Leslie (representing Rescue Houston), Olson, & Gail Armatys (representing Traffick911) 

Yesterday, Rep. Pete Olson hosted a human trafficking focus group to further raise awareness of this growing problem and gather community leaders to discuss options to combat it. The group informed Olson about their efforts to combat trafficking in Fort Bend County and helped discuss different avenues for continuing to raise awareness. At least two of the organizations have worked with teenagers (and younger) who were trafficked out of their schools in Fort Bend County. […]

6th Annual Cowboy Up Benefiting Parks Youth Ranch

Cowboy Up 2017, presented by Fred & Mabel Parks Foundation and benefiting Parks Youth Ranch, was held the evening of Saturday, October 6, 2017 at the George Ranch Historical Park Arena in Richmond, TX. This charity event featured live music, a BBQ dinner, a dessert bar, and live and silent auctions. Along with Honorary Chairs Patt & Richard “Dick” Hogan, approximately 500 local leaders, business owners and community supporters attended the shindig. Parks Youth Ranch opened its doors in […]

Fort Bend County Transportation Employees Recognized  for Service During Hurricane Harvey   Pictured Left to Right: Kristen Joyner, South West Transit Association Director; Paulette Shelton, Fort Bend County Public Transportation Director; Meredith Greene, Texas Transit Association Executive Director

Pictured Left to Right: Kristen Joyner, South West Transit Association Director; Paulette Shelton, Fort Bend County Public Transportation Director; Meredith Greene, Texas Transit Association Executive Director

FORT BEND COUNTY, TX – On September 27, 2017, the South West Transit Association and Texas Transit Association met with Fort Bend County Transportation at the Downtown Metro to present Fort Bend County Transportation, Houston Metro and Harris County Transit with gift cards of appreciation to employees that were affected by Hurricane Harvey. Employees of Fort Bend County Transportation worked in collaboration with Fort Bend ISD, Lamar Consolidated ISD, Katy ISD, and First Transit to  […]

World of 4-H Robotics

Fort Bend 4-H welcomes you to plug into the world of 4-H Robotics & connect with future 4-H club members! We are searching for youth and adults to form a Robotics club in the Sugar Land area. If you are interested in our Robotics program or have a youth that is interested please join us on Nov. 2nd at 6:00 pm at the University Library (14010 University Blvd Sugar Land, TX 77479) for an informative meeting on […]

Family & Community Health 4-H projects

Fort Bend 4-H is looking to create new, innovative youth programs in our Food & Nutrition, Consumer Education, and Fashion project areas. We need input from our 4-H families and community  on how we can better serve you. If you are interested in being a project leader or someone who would like to learn about more our Family & Community Health 4-H projects, join us on Nov. 2nd at 7:00 pm at the University Library ( 14010 […]


Texian Market Days: A Living History Festival Saturday, October 21, 2017 at the George Ranch Historical Park RICHMOND – Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of more than 150 years of Texas history at the 34th annual Texian Market Days festival! Set for Saturday, October 21 at the George Ranch Historical Park, the annual folk festival is a community fall favorite benefiting the Fort Bend History Association. Guests can expect a day full of historical activities, including battle […]

Young Adult Book Club, Advisory Council & More For Teens At Cinco Ranch Branch Library

Fort Bend County Libraries is launching new programs specifically designed for high school-aged teens in grades 9 through 12. The programs provide fun and challenging opportunities for these young adults, who are also encouraged to become active participants in designing and orchestrating new activities for teens in the library system. In November, the Cinco Ranch Branch Library will present the following programs for the Young Adult community. Young Adult Book Club– Wednesday, November 8, 3:00-4:00 p.m., Conference Classroom. Teen […]