It’s been more than 20 years since Alan Burkalter, Master Plumber and owner of local Alan’s Plumbing, first started allowing his three sons to ride the truck with him. “They weren’t even ten years old yet,” says Alan. “But I wanted Beau, Luke and Jake to understand and see for themselves core values like hard work, honesty, and the skills of a trade.”
Are you wondering how to stay healthy during COVID-19? The team at Balanced Body Functional Medicine—including founder and physician Dr. Julia Ward, nutritionist Karen Looney, patient care coordinator Kris Green, and office manager Michelle Sweet and Sharon Sweet—is here to help!
Victoria native Richard Weischwill has been a fisherman most of his life. After earning his captain’s license in 1995, Richard ran an inshore guide service for three years until his interests shifted offshore. “For the next 14 years, I chased blue marlin all over the world!”
“We want you to be comfortable and confident when you come to us to buy or service a car,” say Tiffany and Jeff Sebastian, local owners of Classic Chevy Sugar Land and Classic Chevy HWY 6. “That’s why we’ve followed CDC guidelines and taken extra safety precautions to protect both you and our staff.”
For 30 years, East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry (EFBHNM) has served the basic human needs of families in our community in temporary financial crisis. Programs include a food pantry, a financial assistance program, and Tri-City Churches Resale Shop.
We’re all feeling it. In some way, each of our lives has been upended by the COVID-19 pandemic. Closed restaurants, distance learning in schools, canceled concerts. Perhaps you’ve even experienced a telehealth doctor visit as a direct result of the pandemic. What Will Be After COVID-19?
Bee Unique has been a Rosenberg establishment for nearly 40 years. Two years ago, business partners Sean Foley and Karen Obmaces bought the business, revamped it, and moved it across the street. One unexpected find: the original building was infested with mice.
At Inspired Living at Sugar Land, quality of life is measured every day. “We are a purpose-built senior community,” say Sales Directors Renee Wagner and Lorene Wilkins. “This is a fun, friendly and lively place. Grandchildren love to visit here!”
Cabo Dogs will open in March, as Hwy 6 gets yet another new exciting addition to their ever-growing lineup. Heather Pratt is a 2009 culinary graduate of the Art Institute of Houston. Today, she’s opening a restaurant together with Chris Morris.
Havana Nights will feature live musical entertainment by Angelucho Y Su Copacabana and special Latin-inspired performances and dance lessons by Roberto Cubias and dancers. The evening includes a cash cigar bar by The Smoke Ring of Sugar Land.
Steve and Pat Pondell were high school sweethearts. At their prom, and their wedding, the happy couple did the “sway in place” when it was time to dance.
"Many insurance policies run on a calendar year instead of a fiscal one,” says Dr. Thomas Lomonte, D.D.S. of Stafford. “That means the slate gets wiped clean on January 1st. Use it or lose it."
Lucky for you, you don’t have to drive far at all. On November 4th and 5th from noon till 8pm each day, Classic Chevy Sugar Land is honored to be the first stop in the Houston area (and only the second in Texas!) on the new mid-engine 2020 C8 Corvette preview tour!
When Marcus and Jana Brown Tyler opened Jana Brown Centerstage back in 2007, it was a stepping stone to a bigger dream—
Local attorney Ronique Bastine Robinson is now leading the critically acclaimed Second Saturday divorce workshops right here in Fort Bend County.
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.”
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.”
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.
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.
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
For 25 years, Leonetti Graphics has been creating custom tshirts and specialty products—including screen printing, embroidery, signs and banners—for businesses and individuals alike. Founded by Jenni Leonetti and her late husband Donald, Leonetti Graphics is proud to play a huge part in our Fort Bend community.
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.
Clancy’s Public House—your favorite full-service, family-oriented restaurant on FM 359 in Richmond—is redoing their menu! Owner Sean Bielstein says, “We’re keeping the favorites of course. But we’ve had a great response to our daily specials by new chef, Brad Pitre. So we’re putting some of those on the menu permanently.”
Wes Sims, owner of Cajun Cuisine, spent 44 years in the oilfield business. “I never cooked a thing until I was a twenty-something year old bachelor and didn’t like what I could buy. My mom and my grandma were great cooks. I would call my mom for help, and I watched Great Chefs on TV. Having spent some of my childhood in Louisiana, I became very interested in Paul Prudhomme and Cajun cookin
Drag racing has existed since automobiles were first developed. For nearly a century, car-lovers all over the world have sought out the fascination found in two cars lining up and racing from a standing start
When you’re trying to feed the starving after a doubleheader Saturday baseball game, or catch a family meal before the dance recital and band concert that happen to be on the same night...you want a casual restaurant with a varied menu. And when you want to hang out with the guys to watch the game, or catch some live music on the one night you actually found a babysitter...you want a clean friendly place with a fantastic drink selection. Of course, it helps if all of these places are close to home!
When Pat Rotunno and her husband decided to downsize, they knew the right real estate agency was key. “We’d lived in our Pecan Grove home for 25 years,” says Pat. “And with the kids gone, it was time. We’d done a few updates, but we knew it needed more. After several interviews, we fell in love with Kimbra Valachovic (Kimbra V.) at KW Southwest (Keller Williams.) We were sold on her honest and caring character, and the marketing strategies and abilities of Keller Williams.”
Back in 2012, when Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls ran for office, he made several promises. It was easy for him. Sheriff Nehls is a man who is comfortable making commitments and keeping his word. He has served for more than 20 years in law enforcement, as well as 21 years in the U. S. Army Reserve. Before retiring from the Army Reserves with the rank of Major, he was deployed to Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan, and was awarded two Bronze Stars.
“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.”
Your doggie may linger by the table loaded with iced cookies and “pupcakes,” but there’s plenty of healthy choices, too! “Pet nutrition is my passion,” says Cathy. “Many health issues can be solved or prevented with the correct food. We carry high-quality options at a variety of price points, including familiar brands like Blue Buffalo and Acana. Often we’ve personally met the people behind the dog foods we carry. Wild Calling is by a father and son team out of Colorado, Merrick is Texas-based, and Fromm is a fifth generation family business. Primal (the raw food I feed my own dogs) is 100 percent grain and gluten free with antibiotic-free meats, organic fruits and vegetables for perfectly balanced nutrition. Come in and we’ll help you find the best fit for your best friend!”