SIRE Therapeutic Horsemanship Purchases 40-acre Fort Bend County Property, Achieves Strategic Goal of Two Premiere Training Centers

Rider Classes Commence Sept. 10; Grand Opening Celebration Set for Oct. 23 Realizing another milestone in its comprehensive strategic plan, the SIRE Therapeutic Horsemanship Board of Directors today announced the purchase of a 40-acre equine property, which will serve as the nonprofit’s permanent home in Fort Bend County. Along with the current capital improvements underway at SIRE’s Spring, Texas, site, this new acquisition becomes the second of two preeminent educational sites. Located in Fulshear, Texas, […]

Back to School Safety Tips for Motorists and Kids

With the pandemic still on everyone’s mind, school has started back up and most children are attending in-person classes.  Extra care needs to be taken by motorists now sharing the roads with school buses, children walking or on bicycles, and even lots of new teen drivers taking their first car trip to school. Drivers need to be vigilant because school children can be very unpredictable. They’re easily distracted and can often run into traffic or […]

Libraries To Close In Observance Of Labor Day

All branches of Fort Bend County Libraries, which includes the Cinco Ranch Branch and the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch, will be closed Monday, September 6, in observance of Labor Day. Regular library hours will resume on Tuesday, September 7. Your online library is always open at www.fortbend.lib.tx.us for searching the catalog, renewing books or placing holds, streaming movies or music, downloading e-books, or using the research databases. For additional information, contact the library system’s Communications Office at 281-633-4734.

KLUTZ® Amazingly Immature

Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center out to prove immaturity and genius go hand in hand with brand-new exhibit!   Opens Sept. 4 – in time for Labor Day weekend! Immaturity is NOT a four-letter word – literally and metaphorically. In fact, the Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center – A Very Special Project of Children’s Museum Houston, is out to prove immaturity and genius go hand in hand with the debut of its brand-new exhibit KLUTZ® Amazingly […]

Chipotle Mexican Grill Opens Katy Location

Chipotle Mexican Grill has opened a new store in Katy, and it has the distinction of being the first local location with a Chipotlane. The pickup lane enables customers to pick up digital orders without leaving their cars. The restaurant, at 25226 FM 1093 West, is open every day from 10:45 a.m. to 10 p.m. Katy-area guests have the opportunity to support the Kids in Need Foundation’s Supply a Teacher Program. The program helps fund […]

2021/2022 Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series kicks off with first African American U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove on August 30th

First African American U.S. Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Rita Dove

Inprint, Houston’s premier literary arts nonprofit organization, launches its 2021/2022 Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series with a livestream event featuring the first African American U.S. Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Rita Dove on Monday, August 30, 7 pm CT. Dove will give a brief reading from her new collection Playlist for the Apocalypse, followed by a conversation with Jericho Brown, Pulitzer Prize winner and author of The Tradition. This livestream event will be held […]

The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences Seeks your Help in Identifying the Deceased Individuals

To Whom It May Concern: We are requesting the public’s assistance in locating next of kin for the following deceased individuals. We would appreciate you publishing a brief notice in the next few days in the hopes that family or friends may see the information and contact this office. JAIME LEIJA-SALINAS – Hispanic Male, 55 Years: Mr. Leija- Salinas died in the 11900 block of South Main Street in Houston, TX on 06/29/2021. Please call the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences at 832-927-5000 and refer to case ML21- 2943.  (https://www.namus.gov/UnclaimedPersons/Case#/83065) MARK ANTHONY NEEL – White Male, 59 Years: Mr. Neel died at St. Joseph Medical Center in Houston, TX on 07/07/2021. Please call […]

COVID-19 Alert – Don’t Forget to Give Your Child a Boost! Booster seats help children fit adult seat belts

With the pandemic still going on and so many more stresses added to daily life it is important not to forget that children who are too small to fit the vehicle seat belt are at risk and need to ride in booster seats. The seat belt that is designed to save an adult’s life in a crash does not fit a young child and the poor fit of the seat belt can actually cause serious […]

Texas Sales Tax Holiday is this Weekend — Aug. 6-8

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar is reminding shoppers they can save money on clothes and school supplies during the state’s sales tax holiday on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 6-8. State law exempts sales tax on qualified items — such as clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks — priced below $100, saving shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend. The date of the sales tax holiday and the list of tax-exempt items are set by the Texas Legislature. Apparel and […]