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Nearly 200 Katy ISD Classes Benefit from the 20th Annual Promise to Read Program  

Photo left to right: Steve Williams, Christian Brothers Automotive Katy Firethorne, Gregg Crenshaw, Katy ISD, Laura Cook, Katy ISD

(Katy, Texas)  – During the month of November, 83 community and business members from across Katy came together to bring the love of reading into almost 200 Katy ISD classrooms during Promise to Read.  This annual initiative is part of a 20-year-old tradition led by Katy ISD’s Partners in Education.  Promise to Read affords the community a unique opportunity to reacquaint themselves with the world of children’s literature by spending 30 minutes reading to a classroom of excited […]

4th Annual Colt Bolt Fun Run and Fundraiser

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Pattison Elementary supporters, including student families, staff and local businesses, recently raised more than $55,000 at the 4th Annual Colt Bolt Fun Run and Fundraiser organized by the PTA.  The two-week fundraising campaign – delayed this year by Hurricane Harvey – annually raises money for school needs and PTA programs.  100 percent of the proceeds stay at Pattison and are used to pay for anything from new iPADs and educational materials to track repairs and new […]

Katy ISD Memorial Parkway Elementary Celebrates New SPARK Park

December 4, 2017 – The Memorial Parkway Elementary (MPE) Choir officially kicked off the dedication ceremony of their new SPARK Park, which is now available for public use during non-school hours and on weekends. This park is a collaborative effort between Katy ISD, MPE parents, students, staff, the PTA, as well as local entities, who together contributed to the SPARK grant in the amount of $129,331.  The park includes a concrete trail, sensory play panels, modular […]

Opera in the Heights Opens its 2017-18 Season with Six Performances of Mozart’s The Magic Flute on Nov 10 

HOUSTON (October 27, 2017) — Opera in the Heights (Oh!) increases the number of performances from four to six for its 2017-18 Season opener, Mozart’s The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte), November 10-19, at Lambert Hall. The Magic Flute, one of the most-often performed and beloved pieces in opera, features Mozart’s sublime score and his cast of wildly colorful characters in Prince Tamino’s quest for love and truth. It’s a timeless classic for seasoned opera fans and an ideal first opera for […]

BMW of West Houston

BMW of West Houston pulled off a successful fundraiser along with The Village School and support of the westside community on Sunday, Nov 4.  Hoop It Up for Houston’s Kids featured former pro basketball players Robert Horry and T. J. Ford as coaches for the basketball games between The Village School Vikings and The BMW West Beemers. Generous sponsors for the day included: Art Attack, Sports & Entertainment Marketing Group, Dolce Bocatta, Sillyfotos, and Rudy’s BBQ.  Special thank you to DJ Chico and inMotion Marketing […]

Houston Teen Earns Eagle Scout Status Through His Service To Seniors  

HOUSTON, November 1, 2017 – In the northwest corner at Parkway Place, a faith-based senior living community in Houston, there is a new prayer garden with two benches featuring hand painted tiles. It’s a quiet place where residents can sit and enjoy themselves, and it’s all thanks to Peyton Price. The high school senior did this project to become an Eagle Scout, the highest achievement or rank attainable in the Boy Scouting program of the […]

Central Fort Bend Chamber Celebrates Grand Opening of their Newest Member, Fort Bend Hope  

(front row left to right) Pastor John Stephenson, Faith United Methodist Church; Jennifer Knesek, State Representative Phil Stephenson’s Office; Alyssa Sandlin, Faith United Methodist Church; Pastor Parker Zimmerman, Faith United Methodist Church; Tom Wilson, MAS Telecom LLC; Tommy Hawthorne, Fort Bend Hope; Diana Neely, Fort Bend Hope; Ruth McPhail-Ubaldo, Fort Bend Hope; Mark Smith, MAS Telecom LLC; Kay Garrett, Absolutely Focus Media; Regina Morales, Central Fort Bend Chamber

Fort Bend Hope along with the Central Fort Bend Chamber held a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting in downtown Rosenberg on Wednesday, October 25, 2017.  Business owners and community members received a tour of the facility, enjoyed great food and, most importantly how they can get involved in helping the community.  Fort Bend Hope is a 501(c)3 Nonprofit partnership between multiple churches in the Richmond-Rosenberg area. The Board of Directors and volunteer teams are made […]

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 […]