OakBend Medical Center’s Roots Run Deep

On January 15, 2020, OakBend Medical Center celebrated its 70th Birthday. During the past 70 years, the hospital has continued to service the community and to expand and grow. Today it is the largest healthcare system in Fort Bend County, and the only remaining independent hospital in the Greater Houston area. The hospital’s roots run deep in the community. On July 23, 1947, A.P. George, Mamie E. George, A.E. Myers, C.L. Dutton, J.A. Wessendorff, W.C. […]

Oakbend Medical Center Welcomes First Baby Of 2020    

Richmond, TX…OakBend Medical Center welcomed its first baby of 2020 at 4:35PM on Wednesday, January 1st.  Born to parents Angelina and Seth Burnett, baby boy, Eliyah Holland, weighed in at 7 lbs 0 oz and is 19.75 inches long. Mother, dad and baby and all doing well and looking forward to all that the new year and new baby bring. ### About OakBend Medical Center OakBend Medical Center is the last remaining independent, nonprofit hospital […]

Get Ready for the Year’s Busiest Mailing and Shipping Week

More Than 28 Million Packages Delivered Per Day This Week HOUSTON, TX — Many consumers are in a sprint to the finish getting their holiday gifts and greetings in the mail. This week is anticipated to be the busiest week of the holiday mailing and shipping season for the Postal Service. The agency expects to process and deliver nearly 2.5 billion pieces of mail, including packages, this week alone. Overall, the Postal Service anticipates delivering 800 million packages […]

Santa Visits Oakbend Medical Center


Richmond, TX…Santa visited OakBend Medical Center’s Jackson Street location and took the time to visit with the employees children and grandchildren. The children enjoyed cookies and milk and arts and crafts at the event which took place in the Joe & Doris Gurecky Atrium. They were treated to story time by children’s author, Marilyn Sebesta, of Wharton who brought along Scout the Loveable Lab to help entertain the children and Santa. Each of the children […]

November’s activities at the Katy Library

SPECIAL EVENTS The Katy Library will close early at 5pm on Wednesday, 11/27 and will be closed on Thursday, 11/28 through Sunday, 12/01 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Early Voting and Election Day for Harris County at the Katy Library Early Voting will take place for Harris County registered voters from 10/21 to 11/01. Voting hours are 7:00am – 7:00pm except on Sunday which is 1:00pm – 6:00pm. Election Day hours are 7:00am-7:00pm. For more information, […]

Car Accident: 8 Key Steps to Take After the Accident

Getting involved in a car crash is the last thing you want to imagine as a driver. The thought of what could possibly happen and the kind of frustration, it would put you and your loved ones through­ – is not a pleasant one. But hey, let’s face it; accidents don’t come knocking on anyone’s door. It just happens and the best thing you can do is to take measures to improve your safety while […]

3 Things You Should Do Following a Car Accident

Over 3 million Americans are injured in car accidents each year. Being involved in one of these collisions can be a life-changing experience. In the moments immediately following a car accident, you may feel a bit confused and scared. In some instances, the injuries sustained in these accidents can lead to lifelong disabilities. Instead of shutting down and sitting in shock following a car accident, you will have to take action. If this accident was […]

DPS Ramps Up Traffic Enforcement For Fourth of July Holiday

AUSTIN — The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will conduct two traffic operations simultaneously this week to help keep drivers safe over the Fourth of July holiday. Starting Wednesday, July 3, through Friday, July 5, DPS Troopers will increase traffic enforcement as part of Operation CARE (Crash Awareness and Reduction Effort) and Operation Holiday. DPS Troopers will be looking for those violating the Move Over, Slow Down law, as well as other traffic violations such as DWI, speeding and […]

Oakbend Medical Center Hold Blood Drive

Richmond, TX…OakBend Medical Center will be holding a blood drive at their main campus, 1705 Jackson Street, Richmond in the first floor conference center on Wednesday, June 12th from 1-5PM. The public is invited to schedule a donation by registering online at You may contact Ashley Musslewhite at 281-341-4812 for additional information. This is the third blood drive OakBend Medical Center has held since the Santa Fe shootings in May of 2018.  Donors will […]