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Katy ISD Opens its New Legacy Stadium

A view from the press box at Legacy Stadium (George Slaughter photo)

By George Slaughter Legacy Stadium, the Katy Independent School District’s new football stadium that opened for tours Thursday, meets the cliché that Texans expect everything to be bigger and better. It’s certainly bigger, with a 12,000-person seating capacity compared to the 9,768-person seating capacity of Rhodes Stadium. Legacy Stadium sits on a 43-acre lot at 5175 Franz Road, which is just north of Rhodes Stadium, at 1733 Katyland Drive. With two stadiums essentially on the […]

YMCA Offers FREE Sports Sampler Weekend Aug. 19-20

coutesy of YMCA of Greater Houston

Houston-area Ys will let kids try popular sports to be offered this fall HOUSTON – Staying fit is of utmost importance in the Greater Houston area, as one in three children in Texas is either overweight or obese, and evidence shows that these children have greater than a two-thirds chance of remaining obese at age 35. The consequences? Childhood obesity is associated with increased absences and lower grades and stigma, which can diminish self-confidence and […]

Children’s Chorus Announces Auditions And Promotes Diversity  

August 7, 2017 – The Houston Children’s Chorus, an internationally acclaimed and diverse, performance chorus, announces open registration and auditions for its Preparatory Chorus and Concert Choruses for children going into grades 2 through 8. The Chorus, which runs from September through May, places an emphasis on diversity in its music and among its 180-plus-member chorus. To include more children from diverse backgrounds, the chorus offers need-based scholarships. Having recently completed a week-long residency in […]

Central Fort Bend Chamber’s Breakfast in the Bend hosted by Supreme Memory Care

(Left to Right) Tammy Soverall, Restoration 1; Chi Ihek, FirstLight Home Care; Zarinah Poole, Fort Bend Historical Association; Jarod Biermann, Jones|Carter; Claire Rogers, Fort Bend Historical Association

The Central Fort Bend Chamber’s monthly networking Breakfast in the Bend was held on August 1st  and was hosted at Supreme Memory Care, Needville, Texas. Kenny Chao, Region 1 Manager of Fort Bend County Libraries, shared how small business owners and individual professionals can utilize their online resources to benefit their businesses. Kenny Chao is a big believer in his work’s mission statement, “Bringing people, information and ideas together to enrich lives, expand minds, and […]

Special CHEERS Celebrates Stand by Me 15th Anniversary Gala Sept. 30

Fundraiser benefits nonprofit providing equine therapy and other occupational therapy services to special needs children and adults WHAT:                 Special CHEERS (Children with Horses for Evaluation, Education, Rehabilitation, and Socialization) celebrates its 15-year anniversary with Stand by Me, a western-themed fundraiser with barbecue, adult beverages, dancing, live and silent auctions and music by the Shayne Still & Southern Blend Band. The nonprofit operates on 240 acres of land consisting of trails and pasture in Northwest […]

University Student Pledges to Protect Katy ISD Police Officers  

July 11, 2017 – Sam Houston State University student Liza Viera surprises Katy ISD police officers with Saint Michael’s medallions, as part of her support campaign, “Back the Blue – Liza’s Mission.” The campaign started after last year’s deadly shooting of four Dallas police officers.  With encouragement from her father, who is also a law enforcement officer, Liza has presented over 22,700 Saint Michael’s medallions to police officers across Texas.  Whether it’s in the form […]

Theatre Southwest presents the 20th Annual Festival of Originals (FOO)  

Joey’s mother and father arrive at the restaurant to meet his new boyfriend. (Lance Stodghill, Suzanne King and Brit Garcia)

Produced by Artistic Director Mimi Holloway, The FOO produces five original 20-minute plays from writers across the country (and sometimes the world.) Five casts and five directors from all across the Houston and surrounding areas then come together to bring these five original plays to life. The Elimination Game by Carl Williams – Houston, TX Fenrick thinks his life will be perfect now that he has done away with his nagging, neurotic wife, Geneva. But […]

Operation Backpack launches school supply drive

The YMCA of Greater Houston aims to provide supplies and backpacks to 120,000 children   HOUSTON – YMCA Operation Backpack, an initiative of the YMCA of Greater Houston, is one of Texas’ largest back-to-school supply drives. In its 13th year, YMCA Operation Backpack is expecting to reach its highest goal to date by giving school supplies and/or a new backpack to 120,000 youngsters whose families struggle to make ends meet. Last year, the YMCA delivered […]

More Than 300 Attend City of Richmond 2017 Address with Mayor Evalyn Moore

(Left to right): Jackie Wendt Martin, Billie Wendt, Richmond Mayor Evalyn Moore

The annual State of the City Address, hosted by the Central Fort Bend Chamber, was held on June 28, 2017 at Briscoe Manor. Mayor Evalyn Moore addressed key members of the community, elected officials, and local business owners of Fort Bend County during a luncheon highlighting her vision for the future, while celebrating the growth and resilience of the City. Moore paid tribute to the visionary leaders that helped cultivate the growth and success of […]

Chamber Welcomes HIIT Fitness with a Ribbon Cutting Celebration

(Left to right): Regina Morales, Central Fort Bend Chamber; Tom Wilson; Sid Jajoo, Fastsigns; Randy Hecox, HIIT Fitness; Charlene Poehls; Carine Hecox, HIIT Fitness; Debbie Kilen, Central Fort Bend Chamber; Crystal McDonald; Keith Hill, Frito Lay; Daniel Benefiel, HIIT Fitness; Dorothy Hill; Marla Jurek, Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union, Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union; Rushi Patel, Om Star Liquor

The Central Fort Bend Chamber welcomed HIIT Fitness located at 1728 BF Terry Blvd. in Rosenberg, TX. Staff and guests took part in the ceremony with networking, ribbon cutting photos, and an introduction of their services and products available. HIIT Fitness Co-Owners Daniel Benefiel and Carine Hecox share the same philosophy when it comes to their business model and team mantra, “Alone, we can accomplish nothing; together, we can accomplish everything.”   HIIT Fitness opened its […]