The late Dr. Robert Stewart was one of the founding doctors of Houston Eye Associates—now the largest ophthalmology group in the United States. While providing some of the best eye care in the country, Dr. Stewart allowed his son, Colby, to spend high school summers working as a technician and scribe in his office

Grow Your Wealth, Manage Your Risk

Andrew Sharp, Financial Consultant with Charles Schwab, has worked as a broker, financial planner, research analyst and product specialist…and when an opportunity at Charles Schwab presented itself, he jumped on it. “The company where I was working was acquired by Schwab,” says Andy. “I could have left and gone anywhere, but as I learned about […]

Chronic Back Pain Relief and Sideways Hugs

Loretta Henry has been experiencing back issues since she was 28 years old. “I jumped from doctor to doctor,” says Loretta. “When one couldn’t find anything wrong, I’d look elsewhere for answers. After ten years of living with the pain, one doctor suggested neck surgery. I found temporary relief, but five years later something changed […]

Are You Dreaming of a Perfect Kitchen?

Chances are, we’re not getting a white Christmas this year. But if your holiday dreams include a renovated and perfect kitchen…we’ve got you covered! Teri Gilberg, better known as the Re-Modelista, says, “Each year the holidays have a way of sneaking up on unsuspecting homeowners. It’s the season when a lot of time is spent […]

Are You Ready for the Star Treatment?

Celebrities have a big incentive to stay professionally skinny, professionally beautiful and professionally young. Who doesn’t marvel at Jennifer Aniston’s flawless sun-kissed skin or Sandra Bullock’s ability to gracefully stave off the aging process? But what is their secret? “Celebrities love the Vampire Facelift,” says Dr. Jeffery Alford of Sugar Land Wellness and Weight Loss. […]

Dedicated to Caring for Kids

Sugar Land natives Jamie Fish and her husband live in Richmond with their two young sons…five year old Landon, and Ashton who just turned two. Ashton—a typical, active toddler—was taking a nap when Jamie heard him whining. She went in to see if he was okay and he had blood smeared on his face, coming […]

A Surgeon that Truly Cares
Debra Waterman’s Story

I’d had breast reduction surgery that went really, really badly,” says Debra Waterman. “My doctor tried to fix it three times…including putting in implants to make things look right. Still, my left breast was all the way to the side. You would have to see it to believe it. I really didn’t think it could […]

What Will YOU Find at Red Potato Market Days?

This month, more than 2,000 are expected at Red Potato’s biggest and best Market Days to date. Red Potato Market celebrates it’s second anniversary and 5th event in the Big Red Barn. “We have something for everyone,” says Laurie Cuthbertson, co-owner of Red Potato Market. “We’ve selected over 70 vendors from our area and areas […]

Outdoor Living Spaces Built Just for You!

Imagine a place outdoors where you can spend an entire day swimming, entertaining friends and family, serving drinks and meals and watching the big game. Kryshon Bratton, co-owner of Bratton Pools with her husband Mike, says, “We started building and renovating pools years ago. What we learned from our clients is that many times just […]

A House Built for a Hero

Thirteen year veteran SSG Charles R. Landry, Jr. experienced 39 months of active combat. Among other things, his tour of duty included numerous firefights, vehicle borne IEDs, friendly and enemy casualities, and rocket attacks. The trauma Landry endured through his deployments had a significant impact on his behavior. After seeking out help, Landry was diagnosed […]

A Family Business That Acts Like Family

“I have called Alan’s Plumbing for my household plumbing repairs for 15 or 20 years,” says long-time Sugar Land resident Eileen. “My four grown children all live in Fort Bend County and they use Alan’s as well. What really stands out is that you can totally trust Alan, from his assessment and labor to his […]

Are You Tired of Loose Dentures?

“Mini dental implants could be the easy solution!” says Dr. Lance Jue, DDS at A Beautiful Smile at Lake Pointe. “Traditional dentures can be unstable,” continues Dr. Jue. “And many times, the adhesives available just don’t provide the kind of stability people want in their teeth. Mini implants can keep them from sliding and give […]

Why Have Your Furnace Checked This Fall?

Before the cold weather hits, experts recommend having a professional examine your furnace to keep it in good running order and prevent it from failing when you need it the most. A large percentage of no-heat calls in the winter are related to a lack of maintenance. Brian Jackson of Jackson Air and Heat in […]

Transforming 2015 from Bland to Grand!

NOW the GRAND REVEAL! A picture worth a 1000 words? We need more room for pictures! This article is continued from the last issue of UpClose. David & Robyn describe the work of Grand Windows & Interiors as “innovatively transforming our home’s décor…inviting, striking, and uniquely ours. Our wish…a beautiful home in which to entertain […]

Is Your Bathroom a Nightmare?

Moldy caulk, a shower pan that refutes cleaning no matter what chemicals you throw at it and horrid 1960s era tile. Throw in a dingy tub and stained sinks and it’s downright spooky, ugly, and dangerous. Jonee and Paul Barnett, owners of Miracle Method Surface Refinishing say, “We love Halloween, but scary doesn’t belong in […]

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