FREE Teleconference: The Personal Story of Becca Shrier Presented by MentorCONNECT

When asked, people who have experienced long-term recovery from an eating disorder are often able to pinpoint a moment, situation, or suggestion that shifted their focus away from daily struggle and towards daily recovery. But this was not the case for Becca Shrier. Rather, her shift happened more gradually through a series of powerful “aha” […]

Why Supporting a Local Business Makes Classic Good Sense

by Sarah Warburton Speaking practically, when you choose a local business, you don’t have to travel as far to make your purchase and when you need service or warranty work done, you’ve got that hometown relationship already in place. But there are even bigger reasons to buy local. When you buy local, you make our […]

Revolution, Right Now!

BY STEVEN DEVADANAM When Frenchman Victor Hugo penned Les Misérables, his epic novel based on the oppressed poor of the 1832 Paris Revolution, he probably wasn’t thinking of the Lone Star State. But to a Texan, some elements of this saga are strikingly familiar. A steely-eyed lawman who just won’t give up the hunt: sounds […]

DOGGONE FUN RUN/WALK Generates Funds for Disadvantaged Youth

The First Annual Fort Bend Cares “DOGGONE FUN RUN/WALK” Generated Much Needed Funds for Disadvantaged Youth in Fort Bend County at Memorial Park Sugar Land Fort Bend Cares recently held its first annual “Doggone Fun Run/Walk” on April 12th at Sugar Land Memorial Park to raise funds for disadvantaged youth in the county. More than […]

Second Mile Mission Center Health Clinic

The Second Mile Mission Center Pat McWaters Health Clinic is the ONLY free and charitable medical and dental clinic serving the poverty stricken Residents of Ft. Bend County. Pat McWaters was a longtime volunteer at the clinic who passed away last year from breast cancer. The Clinic was subsequently named for her, as tribute to […]

Racing to End Child Abuse

Richmond Tire & Automotive celebrates its 10-year Anniversary with Child Advocates of Fort Bend and Mario Andretti Thanks to Firestone and Richmond Tire & Automotive, the Richmond community had a rare treat in mid-June. On Thursday, June 19th over 300 adults and children were able to meet race legend Mario Andretti, take photographs and have […]

Celebrating a History of Excellence

by Amy Sharp For over 100 years, the Better Business Bureau has helped people make smarter decisions, instilling consumer confidence and advancing a trustworthy marketplace for all. This May, Fort Bend County’s own Jackson Air and Heat has been awarded the 2014 BBB Award of Excellence Distinction award…for the fourth time in a row! Brian […]

Ride Into Summer

by Amy Sharp It’s summer and it’s time to ride! Bikes, boats, Harleys, tubes…everyone loves to ride to stay cool during these hot months. But you shouldn’t ride the waves inside your house…water belongs in your pipes, not on your floor or pooling in your yard! Luckily, you can ride into summer with confidence thanks […]

Dedicated to “Bringing Out the Best in Kids”

by Amy Sharp Optimist International is a national organization committed to bringing out the best in kids, by providing hope and positive vision. Dr. Thomas Lomonte, D.D.S. of Stafford is proud to be an original charter member of our local Fort Bend Optimist Club. Dr. Lomonte says, “Since 1983, we have been reaching out to […]

Local Business Delivers Exceptional Service

by Sarah Warburton “A few years ago,” says Fort Bend resident Allan Meyer, “I read an article in UpClose Magazine about All Out A/C and Heating. It impressed me so much I tore it out and kept it in my desk. When my wife Sharon and I decided to replace both of our nineteen-year-old A/C […]

Do You Share This With Your Spouse?

Twenty-five percent of men suffer from varicose veins. Irving Reval and his wife Donna have been married fifty-four years, and they stick together through thick and thin. One night, as Irving was pulling up the bedsheets, he says “I felt something go wrong. I’ve had varicose veins in my right leg with several big bumps, […]

Inspiration, Dedication & Playing It SAFE

“Student athletes inspire us all to come together and enjoy a healthy, active life,” says Dr. Shannon Orsak of St. Michael’s Emergency Rooms. “We’re always honored to help injured student athletes and to offer our support to community sports…and I’ve been especially blessed by two particular student athletes who brighten my life every day.” Savannah […]

The Best Body of My Life

After Janice Davis lost weight and went from 220 lbs to 160 lbs, she wanted to get a firmer, flatter stomach. She says, “I had a tummy tuck, but I wasn’t happy with it. The doctor removed skin, but my shape was really boxy and there were stitches all around my belly button so it […]

Fresh as a Summer’s Day

Now that the kids are home for the summer, is your house suffering? As they run in and out to the pool, the park, the ballfield, they’re tracking in dirt, mud, grass…and more! Rainy days aren’t any better, since that just means all those good times, toys, and snacks are being enjoyed on your rugs. […]

Delivering that Wow! Moment

At Grand Windows and Interiors, Candelario “Cande” Lopez, his wife, designer Caron, and design consultant Joni Britton work “magic.” When Dr. Johns was moving Millennium Women’s Healthcare to the Memorial Hermann Office Building on the Katy Freeway, he and his wife needed the office furniture reupholstered. Mrs. Johns says, “I contacted the company we used […]

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