Fort Bend

Keri Schmidt To Lead Statewide Chamber Executives Association Board of Directors  

Keri Schmidt

Keri Schmidt, President and CEO of the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce has been elected by her peers to serve as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives (TCCE).  TCCE is the professional society of chamber of commerce executives, staff and affiliate members offering professional education, training, and operational consultation to chambers and communities across the state.  In this role Schmidt will lead the board as they set […]

Child Advocates of Fort Bend Christmas Home Tour Starts Friday

Gearing up for the tour (L to R) are: Ashley Stephens, Nancy Dale, Teri Canal, Julie Steidley, Child Advocates of Fort Bend Events Specialist Tarina Sheridan, Michelle Cano, Mary Favre and Theresa Shmerling.

Homeowners and the 2021 Christmas Home Tour Committee are busy with final preparations for the 30th annual Child Advocates of Fort Bend Christmas Home Tour. Set for Friday, December 10 and Saturday, December 11, the tour will feature homes in Sienna, First Colony Sweetwater and Hillcrest Estates in Richmond. Tickets are available online at and at several Fort Bend locations including the Randalls locations in Pecan Grove and on Highway 6 in Sugar Land. A complete […]

USPS Operation Santa Now Open for Letter Adoption

Bring Cheer to Children and Families in Need This Holiday Season is live and ready to help make the 2021 holiday season special for kids and families in need. The program has helped hundreds of thousands of people for more than a century. Over the past three weeks, the Postal Service has been delivering letters from all across the country to Santa’s workshop at 123 Elf Road. And today, they are ready to be fulfilled. Adopting […]

Libraries’ Local-History Program In December Focuses On San Antonio & Aransas Pass Railroad


Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) will present an online local-history program, “A Brief History of the San Antonio & Aransas Pass Railroad,” on Monday, December 13. This video presentation will be pre-recorded so that it can be viewed at any time after the scheduled date. In this video episode in FBCL’s “Genealogy & Local History” series, Daniel Sample will talk about the history of the San Antonio & Aransas Pass Railroad, otherwise known as the SAP or SAAP. […]

Cinco Ranch Branch Library To Close In Observance Of December Holidays

All branches of Fort Bend County Libraries, which includes the Cinco Ranch Branch and the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch, will be closed Thursday through Sunday, December 23 through 26, for the Christmas holiday.  Regular library hours will resume on Monday, December 27. The libraries will also be closed Friday through Sunday, December 31 through January 2, for the New Year’s holiday. Regular library hours will resume on Monday, January 3. Your online library is always open at for searching the catalog, renewing books […]

Central Fort Bend Chamber Approves Three New Board Members and the Executive Committee for 2022

Courtney Diepraam

The Central Fort Bend Chamber (CFBC) is happy to announce the appointment of the 2022 Executive Committee and approval of three new board of director members starting on January 1, 2022. The following slate of Executing Committee members, as well as the new board members were approved unanimously at the September Board of Directors meeting. Courtney Diepraam, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, will lead the 2022 Board of Directors as Chairman of the Board. The other […]

The 2021 State Of Healthcare Trends, Challenges, And The Future Of The Industry

The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce’s Healthcare Division is hosting The 2021 State of Healthcare with a panel of hospital CEO’s on Thursday, December 9, 2021, from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM at Safari Texas Ranch, 11627 FM 1464, Richmond, TX. This event is presented by our Title Sponsor, Cartera Health. Our special guests include Steven Foster, CHI St. Luke’s Health – Sugar Land Hospital, Joe Freudenberger, OakBend Medical Center, Malisha Patel, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land & […]

Inside Texas Politics Notes from the Fort Bend Delegation

The Central Fort Bend Chamber, the Fort Bend Chamber and the Fort Bend Economic Development Council are hosting the “Inside Texas Politics – Notes from the Fort Bend Delegation” Luncheon, with Title Sponsor Kevin Patton State Farm Agency, on December 16, 2021, at Safari Texas Ranch, 11627 FM 1464, Richmond, TX from 11:30AM – 1:00PM.  The panel discussion will include State Senators Joan Huffman of District 17 and Lois Kolkhorst of District 18 and State […]

Library’s Online Culinary Book Club To Discuss Cookies At December Meeting

The Culinary Book Club at Fort Bend County Libraries’ University Branch Library will meet online on Wednesday, December 15, beginning at 1:30 pm. The theme of the month is “Cookies.” This videoconference 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 ages and experience levels – from beginners […]

Fort Bend County Libraries Encourages Aspiring Writers With Story Spinners Club

Join other aspiring writers at Fort Bend County Libraries’ “Story Spinners Writing Club” on Thursday, December 16, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. The topic for December is “Endings.” 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 join the discussion from home. From beginning blogger to published novelist, writers of all […]