BACK THE BLUE

How can we protect those who protect us? The men and women of the Sugar Land Police Department leave their families every day and risk their lives to protect us. As a result of their efforts, in 2018 SecurityChoice.com placed Sugar Land in the Top 50 of the Safest Cities to Retire in America. While the officers of the Sugar Land Police Department are keeping our community safe, what can we do to ensure their safety? We can Back the Blue.

“She stood by me for two years.”

Art says, “Ronique stood by me for two years. Together with her high-profile team of lawyers, she was persistent and on top of it. And in that time, she never increased my hourly rate.”

Christians Get Divorced Too

Karen Tillman was married in 2002. Twelve years and two kids later, Karen found herself in the midst of a divorce. She says, “I was really stuggling with the morals and ethics of being a Christian woman and getting a divorce.”

From Silent Nights to Happy Holidays

Being alone for the holidays can make every night feel silent. For those who are recently divorced, the absence of a spouse or children during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season is enough to give anyone the holiday blues.

It’s Fashion, It’s Glitz and It has a New Date!

Couture for the Cause is the premier Fort Bend County affair benefitting The American Cancer Society. This year’s event, “Garden Glitz,” will celebrate and honor the life of longtime Johnson Development employee, Carolyn Williams. Carolyn lost her 13 year hard-fought battle with cancer on June 14, 2016. Johnson Development Co-President and COO Doug Goff says, “I have never seen a more courageous woman.

Five Things To Know About Divorce In Texas

Bastine Law Group founder Ronique Bastine Robinson and her team of attorneys practically navigate clients through both the complex legalities of divorce, as well as the emotional journey that accompanies the process.

KWSW Introduces R.E.A.L. Giving

For many years, your Keller Williams Southwest Houston Market Center (KWSW)—the largest realty office in Fort Bend County—has participated in RED Day. RED Day, which stands for Renew, Energize and Donate, is Keller Williams’ annual international day of service. Each year on the second Thursday of May, associates around the globe celebrate their cultural icon, Moe Anderson’s birthday, by spending the day away from their businesses serving worthy organizations and causes in their communitie

Honoring One of Their Own

Couture for the Cause is the premier Fort Bend County affair benefitting The American Cancer Society. This year’s event, “Garden Glitz,” will celebrate and honor the life of longtime Johnson Development employee, Carolyn Williams. Carolyn lost her 13 year hard-fought battle with cancer on June 14, 2016. Johnson Development Co-President and COO Doug Goff says, “I have never seen a more courageous woman.

Bastine Law Group
How to Choose an Attorney

If you’re in need of an attorney, chances are you’ve found yourself in an emotionally difficult situation like divorce or custody. It might be “easiest” to just hire the first attorney you come by, or the one that charges the least.

Couture for the Cause: It Takes a Village
Get the Movement Going!

Only 11% of people diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer survive. “Fifty percent of these patients had no symptoms...This is not an ‘old man’s disease,’ and women and men are affected equally. Yet, it’s 90-95% preventable.”

“I no longer cry at parent-teacher conferences.”

When Jen Watson’s son Ty was in 3rd grade, he was struggling. “Reading was tough, but the school didn’t think he was old enough for a dyslexia test,” says Jen. “We started EduCoachNow (ECN)--the tutoring program at KnILE Center--where founder Betsy de Vega thought otherwise. Betsy recommended a doctor and we got a diagnosis of severe dyslexia.”

Fort Bend County Walk to Fight Suicide

The Walk to Fight Suicide is about turning hope into action. Suicide is a serious problem, but it’s a problem we can solve.

Cowboy Up! for Parks Youth Ranch

Parks Youth Ranch is an emergency shelter here in Fort Bend that provides counseling and life changing services to at risk and homeless youth. Cowboy Up!

Sick Children and Their Families Received 5 Star Treatment at Ronald McDonald House Houston Thanks to Magnolia Hotels and PwC Charitable Foundation

This past Monday, April 25th, Five Star Day was an all-day affair that provided: activities for the children at our first-ever PwC Foundation Interactive Kid Station, restful spa retreats for parents, and a gourmet candlelight dinner that families enjoyed together, prepared by Magnolia Hotels’ Executive Chef Adam Deviney. Evening entertainment included a special, private musical performance by the University of Houston’s Pre-Medical Collegiate Orchestra, fun with Ronald McDonald, and a magic show!

Are You Satisfied With Your Child’s Education?

“When it comes to education,” says Betsy, “no two children are alike. Some of you are concerned about social issues at school. Others lose sleep over academic struggles."

Fort Bend Cares Constructing Healthy Fun for Kids in Rosenberg

With support from The Pub Fountains, Fort Bend Cares extended its assistance to children and youth in Fort Bend County from financial to physical in the form of a new playground located in Community Park in Rosenberg.

The Importance of Raising Awareness

Whether you are a mother, daughter, sister, brother, friend, or coworker...cancer affects us all. That includes two local celebrities who have recently been impacted by this terrible disease, which led them to team with the American Cancer Society for the 6th annual “Couture for the Cause” fashion show this fall. Melissa Wilson has graciously agreed to serve as the Honorary Chair, and Michele Fisher is generously offering her talents to host the event as our emcee.

Escape to the Rain Forest

That’s the theme of the third annual Fall Classic Charity Fundraiser hosted by Sugar Land Rotary and title sponsor Classic Chevrolet Sugar Land on October 3, 2015 from 5:30-10:30 p.m. on the indoor tennis courts at Sweetwater Country Club.

The Social Voice of Fulshear

Twenty-five years ago a group of Christian men began meeting for prayer, study and fellowship. Many good books were shared, but the works of Dr. Paul Brand– a missionary doctor in India–inspired the men to make a difference in our world.

FLEXSPACE

You want your space to be custom, you want it to reflect the personality of your business, and you want it located close to your patrons. Look no further than Grand Oaks Business Park!

A Vocal & Organized Advocate for Our Business Community

Randy Stacy, owner of Texas Insurance Agency-Fulshear, was part of the small group of business owners that founded the Fulshear Area Chamber of Commerce.

A White Haute Affair

A limited number of sponsorship opportunities are still available—please call for details. And tickets sell quickly...don’t wait until the last minute and miss this fabulous event!

Dont’ Miss the Downtown Stomp in Historic Downtown Rosenberg!
Fort Bend Pets Alive! & Classic Chevrolet Sugar Land Present:
Our Country-Our Pets Freedom Adoption Event

A community based event to raise awareness and respect for our companion animals in Fort Bend County. Local animal shelters will be on-site featuring adoptable animals. Fort Bend based animal advocates and pet lovers will also be there. Come out and see all the beautiful healthy and adoptable animals that will be waiting to be brought into loving homes!

Fort Bend County and Hope For Three Help to Comfort Kids in Crisis

With great effort from Hope For Three’s volunteer, Mare Solcher (Right) and Deputy Nick Kaminski of the Fort Bend County Precinct 1 Constables Office (Left), Hope For Three is helping to make things bearable for children in crisis. Solcher, who chairs the project, recently presented homemade blankets, entertaining toys, and soft comforting bears to Precinct 1 Constables Office. Deputy Kaminski, who is a certified Mental Health Peace Officer stated, “Often times when arriving on a chaotic scene where children are involved, having a cuddly bear or some type of toy on hand, brings comfort to the child”.

Hope For Three Welcomes New Leadership!
Call of Duty

In 1998 when Gina Pizzini was ready to expand UpClose from Richmond/Rosenberg into the Sugar Land area, she called on Sharon Ballint. Sharon says, “Back then Gina would take one side of Highway 6 and I would take the other, calling on local businesses and explaining the UpClose concept. In 2005 I took a break to spend more time with my daughter and husband (who had been working out of state)...and 10 years went by. Late last year, Gina called and asked if I would come back. I was thrilled to help with our expansion into Katy. UpClose itself is a small business built from the ground up...so we can really relate to the needs of our local business community.”

The Face(s) of Philanthropy

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.

Nurturing, Caring And Tenacious Family Representation

“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.”

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