Are You Ready to Rumble and Bumble?!

FORT BEND COUNTY, TX – Attention Fort Bend County residents, there is a “rumble in the bumble!” Teams of three adults are buzzing around preparing for the 5th Annual Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee that will take place on Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the University of Houston-Sugar Land. Whether […]

Sugar-Coated Success

by Steve Groughceres If you’ve never sunk your teeth into a sweet, puffy-while-crispy, flaky beignet, you’ve missed out on the perfect gourmet donut. These aren’t pre-made, iced and sprinkled rings that you bribe your coworkers with when you show up 20 minutes late. No, this is hand-cut, made-to-order, puffed art, topped with powdered sugar, and […]

Dynamic Orthodontic Duo

by Amy Sharp “A straight smile is a lifetime investment,” says Dr. Jane Lu of Scott and Jane Orthodontics. “With that in mind, Scott and I do everything we can to make orthodontic treatment convenient, affordable, and fun!” Board-certified orthodontists with over 20 years combined experience, Dr. Jane and her husband Dr. Scott Huang are […]

A Tale of Two Studies

by Amy Sharp Today more people work from home, kids have online homework and your “paperwork” is electronic. Steve Procter, owner of Procter Custom Woodworking, says, “We need to rethink home office design to work in today’s world. With laptops, wireless access, and cloud storage, you no longer need bulky furniture and filing cabinets. A […]

Hawaiian. Loving Hands. Heaven.

by Amy Sharp Can you feel the relaxation and gratitude? At Spa Heaven, conveniently located on Hwy 6 near Telfair in Sugar Land, the highly skilled therapists promote healing through both western and eastern massage modalities. Think beyond the traditional and typical Swedish massage. Spa Heaven offers more than ten different therapies––including lymphatic drainage and […]

Building a Reputation for Excellence

by Sarah Warburton Charles Swihart founded Sugar Land PC eleven years ago…and today it’s a Fort Bend favorite. He says, “Our primary role is to provide IT support for area businesses. Our clients include engineering firms, doctors, oil and gas companies, music stores…essentially any business that doesn’t have an IT department. We install servers, network […]

The Man Behind the Music

Charlie Hall, owner of CMH Productions, got his start in the oil and gas business or as Charlie calls it “his day job.” One thing was always constant, his love of great music. That’s why he put his charisma to work, bringing his favorite performers to the Stafford Centre. Just check out the list of […]

Pioneering the Future, Preserving the Past

When Louis A. Vogelsang bought one of the properties that he’d been leasing since 1912, Vogelsang’s General Merchandise Store was well-known as the biggest distributor of Buster Brown shoes south of Chicago…and a mainstay of downtown Rosenberg. In addition to farm implements, sugar, flour, fabric, and buttons, you could also get a scoop of ice […]

This Great Dad is a Great Pharmacist!

by Amy Sharp Great dads. Our community is blessed with a lot of them. Ask anyone to tell you what makes a father a Dad and there’s a common theme. Great dads are committed to their families and are always available to talk about anything with their children. When life throws them curveballs, they field […]

The Taste of Home

When local kids like Andrew Salti, a senior at the University of Houston, come home from college, they make a beeline for one special place…Pepperoni’s. You just can’t get pizza that good anyplace else! Andrew’s dad, Ray founded the first Pepperoni’s back in 1990 as an old-style relaxed pizza parlor with a friendly and family-oriented […]

Good Fathers Raise Good Sons

For over eighteen years, Master Plumber Alan Burkhalter of Alan’s Plumbing has taken care of the families of Fort Bend…and he’s raised his own family, too. Alan’s three sons Beau, Luke, and Jake grew up around the business, riding the trucks, diggin’, haulin’, even crawlin’ in the attic. Beau and Luke now have a journeyman’s […]

I live, love, do everything through my cooking

Before settling in Texas to raise a family, Frédéric Perrier was an Executive Chef in New York City, cooking for heads of state and celebrities. Now at his three restaurants: Coco Pazzo, Aura, and Hoggs-n-Chicks, he and his team love cooking for busy parents on the go, kids coming back from sports teams, business lunches […]

An Emergency Room that Feels Like Home

by Sarah Warburton “I’ve known Dr. Shannon Orsak and his brother Brian Orsak since they were first getting ready to open St. Michael’s Emergency Rooms in Sugar Land,” says Michael Garfield, the “High-Tech Texan.” You can find Michael on KPRC radio and TV stations across the state, and he trusts St. Michael’s to keep himself […]

Dads Love Design

by Sarah Warburton Designing for dads is about more than leather and dark wood. At Grand Windows and Interiors, Candelario “Cande” Lopez and his wife, designer Caron have a world of colors, textures, and design solutions at their fingertips. Cande says, “As a family man and a business owners, I know the importance of the […]

My Son Sam’s Story

Freedom from Stress, Bullying, Drama, Busywork, Crowds, Anxiety, Boredom “My son Sam struggled with social issues and anxiety at public school,” says Patti Sedita, “and it affected his schoolwork and his spirit. We had friends at KnILE Academy, so we brought Sam there. He’s always been a high academic achiever, and he was thrilled when […]

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