Richmond / Rosenberg

Seven Ways to Safely Store Your Guns

Protecting all Texans means knowing how to stop weapons from reaching the wrong hands. In 2017, 3,513 deaths in Texas were due to firearms, a number that has climbed every year since 2011 and exceeds the national rate.  No matter where you keep your gun, it needs to be stored safely when you’re finished using it. There are many choices when it comes to safe gun storage. Determining what’s best for you depends on the […]

Oakbend Medical Center Modifies Visitor Policy As Of Monday, August 31    

Richmond, Tx…. Effective Monday, August 31st, OakBend Medical Center will implement a modification to its Visitor Policy to allow one visitor per patient per day. This decision comes as a result of weeks of research, executive team meetings, and assessment of the impact of COVID-19 hospital wide as well as across the Greater Houston and Fort Bend communities. The executive team has taken all of these factors into consideration in order to ensure that we […]

Oakbend Medical Group Covid-19 Testing Site  Closed Until Monday, August 31

Richmond, Texas…OakBend Medical Group has closed it’s COVID testing site at 4911 Sandhill Drive in Sugar Land, until Monday, August 31, 2020 due to the impending land fall of Hurricane Laura. Should you have an emergency please call 911. Our emergency rooms remain open for any urgent care, including COVID-19.

No Cost Spay/Neuter Program in Four Corners

Fort Bend County Commissioner Ken R. DeMerchant, Precinct 4 and Fort Bend County Animal Services has collaborated again with Dr. Diarre Blue (famously known as the Houston area’s own star of TLC’s The Vet Life) of Cy-Fair Animal Hospital to offer no cost spay/neuter service for eligible Fort Bend County residents’ cats and dogs. The event will be held at the Four Corners at 15700 Old Richmond Rd. Sugar Land, on August 14, 21, and […]

Oakbend Medical Center Expands Services Surgical Procedures And More Return    

OakBend Medical Center is excited to announce that COVID 19 cases are on the decline at the hospital and it is now possible to expand services to both Jackson Street and Williams Way campuses. The expansion includes surgical procedures that require admission, Cath Lab procedures that require admission along with other IR or Endoscopy procedures that had been placed on hold due to bed capacity. This expansion of services allows OakBend to now accept procedures […]

Mission of Love Gala to be Held in September

Catholic Charities invites Fort Bend County residents to join the mission, from a safe distance, for Mamie George Community Center in Richmond Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Catholic Charities is transforming its annual Mission of Love gala from the traditional live event held in September to a web-based campaign that launches this summer.  The effort raises funds for the Mamie George Community Center (MGCC) in Richmond, the Fort Bend County hub for services provided by […]

Pushing Back Against A Covid-19 Comeback

Gates Personal Protection Program Responds to COVID Surge “As COVID-19 re-targets the Houston area, we are re-targeting COVID-19,” says Texas State Representative Gary Gates as he brings back his Anti-Covid-19 protection distribution. As Governor Greg Abbott asks Texans to wear masks in light of the resurgence of COVID-19 cases, Rep. Gary Gates is making sure that people in his Fort Bend County district have the tools to fight back. Gates will hold another distribution on Friday, […]

Heat Advisory Issued for Harris County Today, Through Weekend

What is the danger? The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Heat Advisory for Harris County from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. today. Heat index readings are expected to range from 105 to 110 degrees. The dangerous heat conditions are likely to continue through the weekend. Everyone should take precautions to avoid heat illness or exhaustion.  What you should do: STAY COOL! Keep your body temperature cool to avoid heat-related illness. Always remember to LOOK BEFORE YOU […]


  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 […]