Sugar Land has a robust and fascinating history, full of cowboy lore and cattle drives. One of its most revealing stories is about a tribe of Native Americans called the Karankawa who came to Houston area long before it was settled, looked around, and then dismissed it as “too hot and malarial.” Anyone who has made it through one of Sugar Land’s notorious “dog breath” summers can attest to the triple digit heat index. And no one can blame the Karankawa for migrating to Galveston instead. After all, they didn’t have Brian Jackson of Jackson Air & Heat to make summer something to look forward to rather than something to dread. Especially this summer, when zero percent financing and rebates from Trane and CenterPoint Energy make this the perfect time to get perfectly comfortable!
Anyone with her ear to the ground has heard about Fort Bend success story and salon owner Chi and her talent for designing salons that draw clients from all around the greater Houston area. With twenty-five years in the business, Chi is the darling of every woman who values cleanliness, great prices, beautiful surroundings, and the very latest in lash and nail trends. “I try to create the kind of space that I enjoy going to,” Chi explains. “I love sensuous fabrics and sparkling waterfalls. I feel it is so important to have an oasis away from the hustle-bustle of our daily lives.”
“It was a Friday night and when I went to sit on the couch, I twisted wrong,” says Karen Linhart. “I really thought I broke my neck...it hurt so bad! I had already been living with a lingering, dull pain for quite some time, but this was unbelievable agony. And it didn’t get better. I waited a few days before deciding I had to take action!”
It’s a cozy dinner at grandma’s...she’s in the kitchen grinding her spices “the Mexican way,”...in a Molcajete, with a mortar and pestle, while she flips up perfectly brown freckled flour tortillas from the griddle and chops up the fresh roasted tomatoes for the salsa.
There are three key elements to beautiful skin. One is radiance. Good health should shine through it like a window. Two, it must be blemish-free and dewy--not oily, just moist enough to glow. And three, it must be as firm and elastic and young-looking as possible. A tall order, you say? Dr. Lance Campbell, Pharm. D., R.Ph. of Campbell’s Compounding Pharmacy and fellow pharmacist Lisa might have some pretty powerful medical magic up their sleeves.
“We had an above-ground pool for years,” says Joy Tilton, “and Barry and I really enjoyed it. Nothing beat relaxing in the water after work...but we always dreamed of getting an in-ground pool. When that above-ground pool needed more work than we were willing to spend money on, we lived without for a few years...until finally we took the plunge!”
Texas Licensed Optometrist, Certified Glaucoma Specialist and Clinical Director for Pro-Optix, Dr. Sairah Malik, has spent her career protecting her clients’ eyes and vision. So with a mind for safety, she knew she wanted only the best in safety when expecting her first child.
The motto at Sugar Land Endocrine and Thyroid is Engage, Empower, Enable, and Enhance...and that’s what Endocrinologist Dr. Shreya Parikh and Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator Jennifer Dyson offer you. “We founded Sugar Land Endocrine and Thyroid on a philosophy of patient empowerment,” says Dr. Parikh. “When you are a patient here, we don’t want you to feel helpless, as if the disease controls you. We want you to feel empowered and in control of your own health.”
Amy West and Julissa Duran, co-chairs of the 6th annual American Cancer Society’s “Couture for the Cause”, have an important message. Julissa says, “Recently, I’d forgotten to schedule my annual mammogram in January, but wasn’t worried. I’m only 45 and the only cancer in my family was my dad, who had prostate cancer three years ago. In fact, I was serving on the Couture for the Cause committee in his honor! After my mammogram, they called back for more testing. After 5 hours in radiology, I heard the terrifying words: “It looks like breast cancer.” A biopsy confirmed I had Invasive Lobular Sarcoma, stage 2.”
If you’ve bought or sold a house in Fort Bend County lately, you know the market is hot, hot, hot! And in a hot market, the option period-the agreed upon period of time during which the buyer can cancel the contract for any reason without penalty-is of extreme importance. Local Realtor Nell Osborn says, “I often see option periods of 7-10 days. And in this period, time is crucial! We need to get the house inspected and get the report back in a timely manner. I have several inspectors on a list I give out to Buyers for their consideration.”