Richmond / Rosenberg

DPS to Increase Enforcement for the Holidays

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) announced today its annual Christmas and New Year’s holiday traffic enforcement campaigns will kick off on Wednesday, Dec. 23. DPS is reminding drivers to celebrate the holiday season responsibly by practicing safe driving habits and obeying all traffic laws. “Another year is drawing to a close, and while there are many reasons to celebrate, we must all remember to do so responsibly to help keep our roadways safe,” […]

DPS Announces Temporary Waiver for DL/ID Expirations Ending in April 2021

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today announced that the waiver on expiration dates for driver licenses (DLs) and identification cards (IDs) ends on April 14, 2021. Customers who need to renew are urged to make an appointment today. The waiver, granted by Governor Greg Abbott in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, applied to DLs, commercial DLs, commercial learner permits, ID cards and election identification certificates that expired on or after March 13, 2020. Expanded […]

Local Teachers Receive $250 Holiday Bonus From Harmony Public Schools

‘Each day, we see how hard our teachers and other team members work to provide our students an extraordinary school experience. With each new obstacle this year, they have again and again risen to face the challenge and make sure our students keep moving forward.’ Local teachers and other school staff members at Harmony Public Schools found out Monday they will be receiving an extra holiday surprise after the HPS Executive Board unanimously approved a $250 bonus […]

DPS Announces Temporary Waiver for DL/ID Expirations Ending in April 2021

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today announced that the waiver on expiration dates for driver licenses (DLs) and identification cards (IDs) ends on April 14, 2021. Customers who need to renew are urged to make an appointment today. The waiver, granted by Governor Greg Abbott in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, applied to DLs, commercial DLs, commercial learner permits, ID cards and election identification certificates that expired on or after March 13, 2020. Expanded […]

DPS Expanding Hours at Select Driver License Offices

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is offering extended office hours at participating driver license (DL) offices across the state, beginning in 2021. Starting Jan. 4, office hours at the designated offices will be expanded to 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Friday. (Current business hours at those offices are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Customers can begin making appointments for these new time slots immediately. The longer office […]

OakBend Medical Center Is Among The Top Ranked Hospitals For The Lowest 30-Day Readmission Rates For Intracranial Hemorrhage & Cerebral Infarction Hospitalizations

According to Dexur, a data analysis of Medicare claims data, OakBend Medical Center is among the top ranked Hospitals for the Lowest 30-Day Readmission Rates for Intracranial Hemorrhage & Cerebral Infarction (Stroke) Hospitalizations. The research included hospitals within 100 miles of Richmond, TX. Dexur analyzed January 2016 to December 2018 Medicare claims data to rank the hospitals. Hospital rankings are also adjusted for risk based on the diagnosis-related groups (which groups hospitalization based on severity […]

Oakbend Medical Group Adds New General Surgeon

Genna Lubrano, M.D.

The OakBend Medical Group is pleased to announce the addition of Genna Lubrano, M.D. to the medical group.   Dr. Lubrano was born and raised in Houston, Texas and as she tells it, she decided she wanted to be a surgeon at a young age. The native Houstonian carefully chose her university and obtained her Medical degree from The University of Texas at Houston (UT Health Science Center at Houston). From there, Lubrano went on […]

Fort Bend County EMS – Part 1; “We’re Not Just Ambulance Drivers”

Our Fort Bend County EMS was formed in 1972 and is still going strong and growing, There are currently 16 paramedic units, called MICUs (Mobile Intensive Care Unit) and three single paramedics that are in squad which are SUVs located in rural areas. Fort Bend EMS has one in Needville, one in Orchard and one in the Fulshear-Simonton area. There are also three 24-hour supervisors on duty strategically placed on East, one North and one […]

Oakbend Medical Center’s Employee Giving Campaign Raises More Than $101,000

For the past three years, OakBend Medical Center employees have donated to the Seeds of Generosity employee campaign raising more than $396,000. The 2020 was the most successful to date with employee giving exceeded $101,000. This year, 345 employees donated to the campaign, and surpassed the $100,000 goal. Development Director, Schell Hammel, sent an email to the staff stating “Being the ‘new guy’ in town, I can’t covey how impressed I have been with the […]

Oakbend Medical Center Revises Visitation Policy Due To Rising Covid-19 Numbers In Fort Bend County

OakBend Medical Center has revised its visitation policy in concert with other major hospital systems in the Houston area in response to the COVID-19 pandemic as noted below. These changes will remain in effect until further notice. Effective December 1st, 2020 there will be no visitors allowed to enter our facilities, with the following exceptions: • Labor and Delivery patients are allowed one significant other. • One person per patient at the time of discharge […]