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Libraries Present Online Texas-History Program On Indianola In August

 The H. Runge and Company's bank, store, and warehouse in Indianola, TX, after the August 20, 1886, hurricane that destroyed the city. The building still standing is the bank. Photo courtesy of Victoria Regional History Center, Victoria College/University of Houston-Victoria Library.

Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) will present an online Texas-History program, “The Story of Indianola,” on Monday, August 23. This video will be pre-recorded so that it can be viewed from the comfort of home at any time after the scheduled date. In this video episode in FBCL’s “Genealogy & Local History” series, Carol Beauchamp will share a history of the once-thriving and prosperous coastal city of Indianola. A port that at one time rivaled Galveston, Indianola […]

Library’s Online Culinary Book Club To Discuss Food Of India At August Meeting

The Culinary Book Club at Fort Bend County Libraries’ University Branch Library will meet online on Wednesday, August 18, beginning at 1:30 pm. The theme of the month is “Celebrate India!”. Explore the flavors of India. This video conference will be live-streamed in real time via Webex; it will NOT be in person at the library. The Culinary Book Club meets on the third Wednesday of every month, and different cooking genres are explored each month. Cooking enthusiasts of all […]

Library Presents Online Program On Estate-Planning And Guardianship

Fort Bend County Libraries will present a special program online, “Estate Planning: How to Avoid Forced Guardianship,” – a program in the Senior Series for older adults and their family members — on Friday, August 20, from 10:30 am to 12:00 noon. This program will be a virtual session presented via Webex; it will NOT be in person. Participants who register for the event will be emailed a link to a Webex meeting, and they may […]

Libraries Host Online Gardening Program On Lawn Care

Fort Bend County Libraries will present an online gardening program, “Understanding the Lawn,” on Tuesday, August 24, beginning at 2:00 pm. Part 5 of the Texas AgriLife Extension Office’s Landscape Success series for homeowners, this program will be live-streamed via Webex; it will NOT be in person. James (Boone) Holladay, County Extension Agent with the Texas AgriLife Extension Office in Fort Bend County, will provide an overview of turf-management techniques for maintaining healthy and attractive dense lawns and […]

Fort Bend County Libraries Encourages Aspiring Writers With Story Spinners Club

Join other aspiring writers at Fort Bend County Libraries’ online “Story Spinners Writing Club” on Thursday, August 19, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm. The topic for August is “Character Agency.” This program will be a virtual session presented via Webex; it will NOT be in person. Participants who register for the event will be emailed a link to a Webex meeting. From beginning blogger to published novelist, writers of all genres and experience levels are welcome […]

Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office Enrolling Patients for Project Lifesaver

By George Slaughter The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s office is enrolling patients with cognitive disabilities in a program designed to help caregivers find them should they accidentally get lost. In the Project Lifesaver program, patients with cognitive disabilities such as Alzheimer’s, autism or dementia wear a wrist or ankle transmitter that gives a tracking signal. If that patient goes missing, the caregiver notifies the sheriff’s office, who can then send a deputy to pick up […]

Fort Bend County Deputies Recognized for Saving Teen from Suicide Attempt

Constable Chad Norvell, Deputies Bryan Steffen, Gregory Markovsky, Roger Castillo (Fort Bend Precinct 3 Constable photo)

By George Slaughter Fort Bend County has honored three deputies for saving a teen from attempting suicide. On July 7, deputies went to the La Centerra shopping center parking garage at 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd. They had reports of a female sitting on the top ledge. Upon arriving, they saw a teen girl sitting on the top with her legs facing out. The first deputy on the scene began talking to the girl. Meanwhile, other […]

Fort Bend County Launches New Web Address and Mobile App

By George Slaughter Fort Bend County has a new website address and a mobile app, both of which are designed to improve public access to the county government. The new website is The mobile app is “myFBC” and can be downloaded from the Apple Store and the Google Play Store. The website address remains the active home of the county website. However, the shortened address is a streamlined improvement intended to better […]

How to Network, Prospect, and Develop New Business

The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce’s Business and Professional Division will host an informative event, “How to Network, Prospect, and Develop New Business” with Glenn Smith of Glenn Smith Executive Coaching. This session, moderated by King Banerjee, FBCC Business & Professional Division Chair, will be held Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at the Fort Bend Chamber office, 445 Commerce Green Blvd., Sugar Land, TX 77478 from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM. Join us as Glenn teaches participants how […]

2021 Fort Bend Chamber Challenge Golf Tournament Presented by Fluor

The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce will host the 2021 Chamber Challenge Golf Tournament presented by Fluor Corporation on Monday, November 15th from 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM at the beautiful Riverbend Country Club located in Sugar Land, TX. Join us for a relaxing day on the greens at this annual fundraising event. Players can enjoy the fun and festivities while making meaningful connections! Proceeds from the event will benefit the Fort Bend Chamber’s programs and initiatives. Registration […]