Fort Bend

Fort Bend County Master Gardeners Spring Vegetable-Herb Plant Sale

The Fort Bend County Master Gardeners will hold their annual spring Vegetable-Herb Plant Sale on Saturday, March 7th, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (or until sold out). The sale will be held inside the Bud O’Shieles Community Center located at 1330 Band Rd. in Rosenberg, TX 77471. The varieties of vegetable and herb plants selected are recommended for Fort Bend County by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and are reliable producers for our […]

Charity Guild of Catholic Women Awards Grant to Child Advocates of Fort Bend

CAFB Awarded Grant from Charity Guild of Catholic Women Child Advocates of Fort Bend CEO Ruthanne Mefford (right) with Cathy Minar from the Charity Guild of Catholic Women. Child Advocates of Fort Bend was one of 47 non-profit organizations to receive grants from the Charity Guild at their Children’s Charities Grant presentation. Photo courtesy of Charity Guild of Catholic Women

Child Advocates of Fort Bend was one of the lucky recipients to receive much needed funding for its Children’s Advocacy Center at the Charity Guild of Catholic Women Children’s Charities Grant presentation on February 3. The Guild awarded $484,926.00 to 47 non-profit organizations to help children in need in the Greater Houston Area. “This grant will help provide critical funding for our programs and we are honored to have been included among the many worthy […]

Tax Savings Opportunities for Fort Bend County Municipal District 46  

Fort Bend County Commissioner Ken R. DeMerchant on Tuesday announced that yet another entity has taken steps in the right direction to generate tax savings for its residents. Municipal Utility District (MUD) 46 became the newest member to join in an Interlocal Agreement with Fort Bend County Tax Assessor/Collector. In doing so they will receive a 97% savings. Last year Commissioner DeMerchant worked closely with Levee Improvement District (LID) 14 to find ways to lower […]

Child Advocates of Fort Bend Volunteer Council Named Child Advocate of the Year

CAFB Volunteer Council Named Child Advocate of the Year Child Advocates of Fort Bend CEO Ruthanne Mefford and Board President Dr. Betty Baitland are shown with members of the Volunteer Council. CAFB’s Volunteer Council was honored as Child Advocate of the Year during the agency’s annual Volunteer Banquet. Shown front row (L to R) are: Child Advocates of Fort Bend CEO Ruthanne Mefford, Board President Dr. Betty Baitland, Rhonda Kuykendall and Rosalind Baldwin. Back row (L to R) are: Alexis Jackson, Margie Adolph, Kathy Eyring, Judy Ronning, Nancy Dale, Alice Washington, Susan Richardson and Julia Saller. Not pictured are Carrie Fix and Priti Parikh. Photo courtesy of Mary Favre and Elsa Maxey

Members of Child Advocates of Fort Bend’s Volunteer Council were honored last night as the Child Advocate of the Year for 2019 at Child Advocates of Fort Bend’s Annual Volunteer Celebration held at Sweetwater Country Club. The event was attended by more than 200 volunteers, community partners and staff. “This group of volunteers embodies the mission and passion for the work that we do. They have gone “above and beyond” and their actions and influence […]

Tyer Brings Home Coveted All-Festival Individual Performance Award, Inspiration Stage Wins Excellence in Music at JTF West 

SUGAR LAND, Texas (Feb. 11, 2020) – Inspiration Stage brought a company of 44 young performers, ages nine through 18, to the 2020 Junior Theatre Festival West in Sacramento, Calif. over the weekend. JTF is the largest celebration of musical theatre for young people, offering: adjudications with constructive feedback from industry experts; educational sessions led by Broadway stars and other industry leaders; performances by Broadway stars; and dance, vocal and acting workshops for the student attendees. […]

Youth in Philanthropy Making a Difference for Child Advocates of Fort Bend  

Members of Youth in Philanthropy’s “Team Crazy Eights” helped with a variety of projects at Child Advocates of Fort Bend over the weekend. For more information about Child Advocates of Fort Bend and their services and programs, go to or call 281-344-5100. For information on Youth in Philanthropy go to

On Saturday, February 8, twenty-five students from The George Foundation’s Youth In Philanthropy (YIP) Program helped Child Advocates of Fort Bend (CAFB) with several critical projects. YIP “Team Crazy Eights” labeled and prepared Gala sponsor packets for mailing, assembled appreciation gifts for the agency’s upcoming volunteer banquet, unpacked boxes and organized the “treasure room” filled with toys and supplies for Volunteers to use when visiting children and families, and assembled Break The Cycle packets to […]

2020 Rosenberg State of the City Address with Mayor Bill Benton

 City of Rosenberg Mayor Bill Benton

(ROSENBERG, TEXAS) Central Fort Bend Chamber business owners and residents are invited to join Mayor William T. “Bill” Benton at the Chamber’s annual State of the City Rosenberg on February 19, 2020.  The luncheon will be held at the Rosenberg Civic Center located at 3825 TX-36 from 11:30am to 1:30pm.  Mayor Benton will discuss the city’s major initiatives and how they positively impact Rosenberg businesses, residents and city programs.  Benton’s speech will be followed by […]

Fort Bend Christian Academy Swim Athletes Take Home Medals, Break School Records at State Championship

Sugar Land, TX – Fort Bend Christian Academy took 18 swimmers to the TAPPS (Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools) Division II State Championship meet at the Bill Walker Pool in San Antonio Feb. 6. Sophomore Grant Klatt placed first in the Boys 100 Fly, with a new school record of 51.13, breaking his record from last year’s state meet. He also placed second in Boys 500 Free, with a new school record of […]

UHV, VC Announce Top Winners Of Black History Month Poster Contest

When Tuff Bretz was working on his Black History Month poster, he knew he wanted to feature someone who was the perfect example of voter activism. That’s when he learned about Mary Church Terrell, an early activist for civil rights and suffrage. “I thought she was a good example of someone who was an activist,” Tuff said Tuff, a 10-year-old student at DeLeon Elementary School, won first place Friday for his poster during the Black […]

“Preserving the Bounty: Salsa and Relish”

“Gardens overflowing with shiny, red tomatoes and bright green pepper…orchards filled with sweet, juicy peaches…farmers’ markets piled high with fresh produce…it is so easy to preserve.  Texas AgriLife Extension Service Family and Community Healthy in Fort Bend County will host “Preserving the Bounty: Salsa and Relish”, a workshop event on Friday, March 13 at the Extension office Annex located at 1402 Band Road in Rosenberg.  Food preservation techniques will include demonstrations of proper canning techniques.  […]