David Shaw, a long-term Rotarian, is a living example of the club’s motto: “Service above self.” Having served on numerous non-profit boards over 50 years in multiple states, David enjoys growing and supporting local charities. At an age when most people are settling into retirement, David Shaw has a brand new board position and mission.
“I had a customer in the other day complaining that no matter what she tried, she couldn’t squash a spider infestation. I told her she needed to call John Onofrey at BUGCO!”
Nearly five years ago Mack McDonald, Lincoln Ward, and Chef J.L. Quevedo brought a little piece of the fabulous New Orleans cuisine to Sugar Land’s Town Square. Today their masterpiece The Rouxpour, managed by Patrick Bigby, is bigger and better than ever! “In our first three years,” says Lincoln, “we expanded 1000 sq ft to add the private dining room and added the 500 sq ft patio area. We’ve done a complete bar renovation, including installation of a state-of-the-art glycol system to ensure that we get a perfect ice cold beer with every pour. And in our most exciting news, we are set to open our 2nd location this November in the fabulous new Baybrook Lifestyle Center...and it’s looking very likely that our 3rd location near Memorial City Mall will open in early 2017!”
“I began this business with a heart for helping others. At the age of 9 I knew I was destined to be a litigator just like my father. The first time I walked into his courtroom I immediately felt at home and I knew that was where I belonged.”
The Texas Bar Foundation recently awarded Child Advocates of Fort Bend (CAFB) a $9,000 grant. The funds will be used to partially fund two forensic interviewers in the Children’s Advocacy Center at Child Advocates of Fort Bend. CAFB is the only agency in Fort Bend County exclusively dedicated to providing critical services, all free of charge, to abused and neglected children and their non-offending family members. The agency’s forensic interviewing program began in 1997. In 2014 alone, the forensic interviewers conducted 691 interviews.
What American doesn’t love a hero? Whether it’s someone who shows strength of character at a harrowing moment, or chivalry during a life-threatening one, we’re there rooting for them all the way..
In 1954, Sharlene Jacobson was the first open heart surgery patient at Texas Children’s Hospital. So today it’s no surprise that she has a huge heart for helping people and animals. “I believe what I do extends people’s lives,” says Sharlene, “because it’s all about helping both humans and pets live all natural, healthy lives with less dependency on medication.”
There’s no denying the beauty, miraculousness, and strength of a woman’s body. Strength that is arguably unparalleled. But even great strength can take its toll. Local Vascular Surgeon, Ulises Baltazar, says, “Unfortunately, women in general are predisposed to varicose veins. Statistics tell us that up to 50% of American women may be affected at some point in their lives. That’s four times as many women than men! And if you are one of those women, a whole host of factors--many just natural aspects of womanhood—can lead to their appearance.”
On May 5th, people all over the United States raise a margarita in honor of Cinco De Mayo, the celebration of Mexican culture and heritage. But here in Fort Bend County, we can have the whole enchilada. At Soto’s Kitchen you’ll find the flavors and aromas of Old Mexico with a personal twist!
That’s what Teresa C. Reading, RN and TMS coordinator for the Offices of William H. Reading, MD, Recovery, Psychiatric and TMS Services truly believes and has devoted her career to achieving. “Everyone feels anxious or depressed at times. Losing a loved one, getting fired, divorced, and other difficult situations can lead even the strongest person to feel sad, lonely, or scared. These feelings are normal...they are merely reactions to life’s stresses. But if you experience these feelings nearly daily for no apparent reason and it’s making it difficult to carry on with normal, everyday functioning...you may suffer from Major Depressive Disorder (MDD).”