Fort Bend

Reinventing Public Education for the Future

The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce’s Education Division will host an informative event that will provide an update from Raise Your Hand Texas with Dr. Robert Long, III. This educational session will be held Thursday, April 29, 2021 from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM and offer in-person and via Zoom options. In-person attendance will be limited with lunch beginning at 11:30 AM and the program starting at 12:00 PM. Dr. Long is the Regional Director for Advocacy and […]

Oakbend Medical Center Names Physician Of The Year

Dr. Gildardo Andres Ceballos

Because 2020 made gatherings difficult, the presentation of the 2020 Physician of the Year was made at the Physician Appreciation Breakfast, held at OakBend Medical Center on April 1, 2021. Dr. Gildardo Andres Ceballos was named OakBend Medical Center’s 2020 Physician of the Year. The hospital received several nominations for the Physician of the Year award, and Dr. Ceballos was praised for his support of the OakBend Medical Center and the OakBend Medical Group and […]

Mcdonald’S Restaurants Across Texas Seeking To Hire 25,000 New Employees Beginning In April

McDonald’s restaurants host hiring event throughout Texas April 13-15, seek to add nearly 2,500 new employees in Greater Houston area McDonald’s restaurants across the Greater Houston area plan to hire nearly 2,500 new employees beginning this month with a special three-day hiring event April 13-15. This move comes as part of a collaborative effort between McDonald’s restaurants in Texas to hire nearly 25,000 workers throughout the state to keep up with hiring demands. Job openings […]

Oakbend Medical Center Honors Doctors And Receives Proclamation From City Of Richmond

L to R: Dr. Thomas Reilly, Dr. Ivan Mefford, Dr. Carlos Munoz, Dr. Genna Lubrano, Dr. Ed Uthman

OakBend Medical Center honored the doctor’s that serve the hospital with a Physician Appreciation Breakfast. The breakfast was set in the hospital’s Joe and Doris Gurecky Atrium and included several presentations. Mayor Rebecca Haas presented a proclamation proclaiming April 1, 2021 as OAKBEND MEDICAL CENTER HEALTHCARE APPRECIATION DAY. Congressman Troy Nehls, Executive Advisor, Thomas Goodfellow spoke on behalf of the Congressman and Barbara Spruill, District Director for the Congressman. Certificates of Appreciation were presented to […]

Libraries Host Online Musical Storytelling Performance Of “Harriet Tubman”

Fort Bend County Libraries will host an online musical performance of “‘Git’ On Board! The Life of Harriet Tubman” on Saturday, April 24. This online program will be a pre-recorded video that can be viewed at any time after the scheduled date, from the comfort and safety of home. Take a musical ride on the Underground Railroad to meet the heroic Harriet Tubman and learn of her early experiences as a slave. Discover how Tubman led fellow […]

Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center welcomes families back with “Fun Summer Vibes”

Reopening June 8 Open June 3, 4 and 5 exclusively for Museum Members Media Open House on June 3 from 10 a.m. to noon Have you missed us?  We’ve missed you, too!  Fort Bend Children’s Discovery – a very special project of Children’s Museum Houston, is counting down the days until the school year is over and your mind can come out to play!  The Discovery Center will reopen on Tuesday, June 8, with “Fun Summer […]

Reliant Donates $100,000 to Fort Bend Nonprofit Attack Poverty for Winter Storm Recovery

Funds will directly help Fort Bend community with critical home repairs Recovery efforts in Fort Bend County from Winter Storm Uri received a boost from Reliant today with a $100,000 donation to Attack Poverty, a nonprofit founded in Richmond, Texas with a mission to strengthen under-resourced communities and empower people to break the generational cycle of poverty. Reliant’s support will provide funding for plumbing and construction repair costs for 20 damaged homes, ensuring they are safe […]

Houston Housing Market Reaches New Highs Despite Winter Storm

Photo by Maurice Williams on Unsplash   Houston’s real estate market just achieved its ninth consecutive month of positive sales, along with setting a pricing record for single-family homes. Sales of single-family homes increased by 1.2% over the past year, reaching 6,049 sales in February, the Houston Association of Realtors’ March report reveals. Additionally, total property sales rose by 1.9% to 7,464, while total dollar volume for the month increased 17% to $2.4 billion. All this progress has […]

Library Presents Live-Streamed History Program On Texas Revolution

Fort Bend County Libraries will present an online Texas history program on the Texas Revolution on Friday, April 23, from 3:00 to 4:30 pm. This program will be live-streamed via Webex; it will NOT be in person. Dr. Nicholas Cox, a professor of Texas and U.S. History at Houston Community College, will discuss the events leading up to the Texas Revolution from fall 1835 to spring 1836, with a focus on the historic battles at Gonzales, the Alamo, […]

Libraries Offer Online Support Group For Job Hunters

Searching for a job can be difficult and stressful, but doing it in the middle of a pandemic can be even worse. Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) will host an online Job-Search Support Group on Tuesday, April 27, at 2:00 pm. This program will be live-streamed via Webex; it will NOT be in person. In this online forum, job hunters will have an opportunity to network with other people, exchange tips and leads, or simply vent their frustrations […]