Fort Bend

Local Walmart Stores Support Foster Youth Education

Child Advocates of Fort Bend received two Local Community Grant awards from area Walmart Stores supporting the CASA WINGS program. Walmart Store #4111 in Fulshear awarded $1,500 and Walmart Store #546 located at 5330 FM 1640 Road in Richmond gifted $500 toward the educational needs of youth in foster care who participate in the WINGS LifeSkills, Campus Crawl and Education programs. Many teenage children in foster care will likely remain in care until age 18 when they […]

Learning English? Get Practice At Libraries’ ESL Conversation Circles

Are you learning to speak English? Would you like some practice in a casual, informal atmosphere? Fort Bend County Libraries presents a program for individuals of all nationalities who would like a place to practice their English language and conversation skills. The “ESL Conversation Circles” provide an opportunity for non-English-speaking people discuss topics of their own choosing while practicing their English skills. The ESL Conversation Circles will be live-streamed virtual sessions presented via Webex; they will NOT be […]

Libraries Present Online Demonstrations For Craft & Hobby Enthusiasts

Fort Bend County Libraries will present a series of online, craft- and hobby-themed virtual activities and video demonstrations this summer to introduce people to new hobbies and activities, and to give current crafters inspiration and new ideas. Registration is required for the live-streamed programs ONLY. The demonstration videos can be viewed by selecting “Virtual Programs” on the “Classes and Events” tab on the Fort Bend County Libraries website – www.fortbend.lib.tx.us – and finding the programs on the […]

Pop- up Vaccination Clinic- Four Corners, Sugar Land

Fort Bend County Health and Human Services (FBCHHS) will be at the Four Corners Recreation Center in Sugar Land every Monday in the month of June from 3:30 PM to 7 PM to provide vaccinations without an appointment. The event is hosted by Fort Bend County Commissioner Ken R. DeMerchant of Precinct 4. “I decided to make the vaccine available after working hours without appointments, making it convenient and accessible to all. Walk ups are […]

Are We Running Out of Water?

The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce’s Infrastructure Planning Division will host an informative Zoom Webinar, titled “Are We Running out of Water” on Thursday, June 24th from 8:00 – 9:30 AM. The panelists include Brian Butscher with the City of Sugar Land, Dr. David Harkins with Carollo Engineers, Ed McCarthy with McCarthy & McCarthy LLP, and Brandon Wade with the Gulf Coast Water Authority. This event is generously sponsored by DEC. This session is moderated by David […]

Home for the Holidays Gift Market

Hollydays Market of Plano September 24th-25th, 2021 Plano Event Center Hollydays Market of New Braunfels September 30th-October 2nd, 2021 New Braunfels Convention Center Hollydays Market of Rosenberg October 22nd-24th, 2021 Fort Bend County Fairgrounds Home for the Holidays Gift Market – Katy November 19th-21st, 2021 Katy Merrell Center We hope to see you there! Home for the Holidays Gift Market Staff

UnitedHealth Group Hosting Virtual Job Fair to Fill 80 Openings in Texas

UnitedHealth Group will host a virtual job fair to fill more than 300 telesales positions across the country, including more than 80 openings in Texas. The new positions will support the needs of a growing member and client base, enabling UnitedHealth Group to continue delivering excellent health care experiences to the consumers it serves. The virtual job fair will take place on Thursday, June 24 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. ET. Interested candidates are […]

Libraries Feature “African-American History” Online Research Database

Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) offers an online African-American History research database from Facts-on-File. Students and other researchers can access this helpful resource online at any time, from the comfort of home, with an FBCL library card. Covering more than 500 years of the African-American experience, this authoritative resource enables library patrons to explore the full spectrum of African-American history and culture. Students can delve deeply into a variety of topics, examine different perspectives, and access historical […]

Remaking History: All-New Fort Bend Museum To Be Unveiled July 15-17

History like it’s never been seen before. That’s an apt description of the transformation that’s taken place over the past six months at the corner of Houston and Fifth in downtown Richmond. A $2 million renovation of the Fort Bend Museum will soon be complete. A ticketed reveal will take place on Thursday, July 15, with the new museum officially opening to the public on Saturday, July 17. Improvements to the original building encompass a complete […]

Libraries Present Online Genealogy Program On Civil War P.O.W.S In June

Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) will present an online genealogy class, “Family History Research: Civil War Prisoners of War,” on Monday, June 21. This video will be pre-recorded so that it can be viewed from the comfort of home at any time after the scheduled date. More than 400,000 Confederate and Union soldiers were captured and held at one of the 150+ different prison sites that were located throughout the North and the South during the American […]