Richmond / Rosenberg


  Richmond, Tx…Things have changed in the ICU department. But many of the changes have affected the ICU nurses. Anthony Lundquist, the Charge Nurse in the Jackson Street Intensive Care Unit (ICU), has been a part of these changes. From being screened when arriving at the hospital to changing into the PPE equipment every time they go in and out of COVID or suspected COVID patient’s room. Just getting ready can be exhausting and takes […]

One-stop resource center serving Fort Bend County during COVID 19

On Tuesday, May 26, Fort Bend County Commissioner Ken R. DeMerchant announced the opening of a one-stop Resource Center in response to the uncertainties caused by COVID-19 in Fort Bend County. The pandemic has resulted in many facing job loss, food insecurities, and mental anxiety and stress. A DeMerchant Community Collaborative effort with the partnership of Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale of Gallery Furniture, Houston Food Bank, Fort Bend County Judge KP George, and Fort Bend […]

Katy Wedding Venue Now Offering Graduation Parties During Pandemic

Do you remember the excitement you felt walking across the platform to receive your High School diploma?  Your family in the audience cheering you on as you walked, or in some cases ran, towards a brand-new phase of your life?  Unfortunately, this year, some of the graduating class of 2020 in our area have missed this memorable moment!   And while we’re excited to say Katy ISD ceremonies will move forward in mid-June, we can still […]

More Free Anti-Covid Supplies Coming

Gates Personal Protection Program Ramps Up Richmond, TX – “The demand is booming, so we will continue to supply it,” says Gary Gates about his plan to continue to provide Anti-Covid-19 protection. Texas is now entering Phase Two of re-opening. With people in close proximity of each other, the demand for personal protective equipment has soared. Cars lined up has become an iconic COVID image. In a matter of weeks, Gates has provided more than 7,000 care packages […]

Memorial Day 2020

Every crisis has new heroes. During the 9/11 attacks, they were the first responders running into burning and crumbling buildings as others ran out.  Now, during the Coronavirus pandemic, the most visible heroes are the health care professionals, who are saving others and risking their own lives while doing so. These heroes have much in common with the people that we honor today – America’s fallen veterans. They are men and women who have sacrificed […]


Richmond, TX – With Texas re-opening its economy, the demand for anti-COVID protection items has soared. Rep. Gary Gates is responding this week by expanding his program to provide basic Anti-COVID-19 self-protection items to local residents and first responders free-of-charge. Over the past several weeks, Gates has provided more than 6,000 care packages via drive through pick-up or home delivery. On May 15th, Gates will hold two additional mass-distributions—one in Katy and one in Richmond. […]

Commissioner Ken R. DeMerchant worked with Gallery Furniture Richmond to open a new county-run testing site in Precinct 4  

While Fort Bend County follows suit with the reopening order of Texas, the threat of COVID-19 still lingers, and precautions must be in place to avoid a second wave. One of the main aspects of safeguarding the community is through adequate availability of testing sites. In response, Fort Bend County Commissioner Ken R. DeMerchant is happy to announce the opening of a much needed, county- run testing site now serving the unincorporated area of Precinct […]

OAKBEND Medical Center’s Newly Graduated Nurses  Find New Ways To Help Patients  

From left to right: Junard Ludovice, Lupe Valdez, Neta Edemereyor, Tayler Rodgers, Bianca Ascencion, Blanca Guerrero Torres, Aimee Perez, Jeremy Porter (not pictured: Kaitlyn Sauser) Note: The New Grad photo was taken before COVID-19 so there was no social distancing at that time.

Richmond, Tx…OakBend Medical Center’s Nurse Residency Program has a brand-new set of nurses. And, with these new grads came new ideas on how to help their patients. According to the graduated, “As new nurses, we were always taught the importance of providing emotional support and a sense of hope to get our patients through their stay. This is done from a holistic standpoint which often involves the family. Patients loved ones can play a key […]

OAKBEND Medical Group Revises Hours For Wharton Drive-Thru Covid-19 Testing Site  

Richmond, Texas…OakBend Medical Group is revising its drive-thru COVID-19 testing site on Monday, April 27, 2020.  The new site, which is in Wharton, Texas at the OakBend Medical Center -Wharton Hospital Campus. The site is set up in the front parking area of the hospital at 10141 US Hwy 59 Rd., Wharton, Texas 77488 Drive-thru hours will now be 9-12 Monday and Tuesday. In order to be tested, the following steps must be taken: Initial […]

Central Fort Bend Chamber Announces 2020 Gala Chair

(ROSENBERG, TEXAS) The Central Fort Bend Chamber is pleased to announce Laura Thompson as the Annual Gala & Awards Celebration. This year’s theme is Fire + Ice, and the event will be held on November 13, 2020, in the Infinity Ballroom of Safari Texas Ranch. Laura and her husband, Rob, moved to Fort Bend County in 1999 and have been active in the community volunteering with various non-profits over the years. She is a member […]