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It’s August…and it Feels Like Fire!

In 1947, when Katy was little more than miles of boiling blue skies, rippling prairie grass, and a smattering of houses, a group of citizens gathered to create the Katy Volunteer Fire Department. They had obstacles to overcome...no equipment, no building, and no funding. A few years later, R.G. Fussell, the newly-elected fire chief, and other fire department members threw a fundraiser in the Katy School auditorium. It seemed as though all of Katy came out that day in 1953, and the people gave money not just for a fledgling fire department, but for a dream--to carve a bonafide Texas community out of that hard caliche soil--and to bestow upon it all the resources it needed to protect its citizenry. Over three thousand dollars were raised, and a year later a new fire department building was erected on Second Street.


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“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.” —Douglas Adams

J.J. Villafranca is no stranger to challenging work. This Vietnam veteran was aboard the very first aircraft carrier converted to a nuclear warship. With a degree in science, J.J. followed up six years in the Navy with seven in the oilfield. Today, he’s the grease that makes the wheels run smoothly behind MSK Enterprises, the parent company of local favorite, Dekker’s Mesquite Grill in Fulshear.


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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.


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Making Your Move Easy… It’s the Paula Way!

With a daughter in college and son in high school, Jen Bryson was ready to downsize her family home. “We didn’t really know who to call,” says Jen. “So we got a few referrals. After talking to three or four real estate professionals, we met Paula Rucky. Paula’s expertise about buying and selling real estate here in Katy was extremely evident in our interview!”


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Lawn Care 101

“My family and I live in a beautiful house in Weston Lakes...but our yard was awful!” says Collette Horton, owner of Liberty Star Mortgage in Fulshear and Katy. “We had brown patches, different types of grass, and very tall weeds! I bought lots of lawn products at the store... but none of them worked.”


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Building a Lifetime of Beautiful Smiles!

When you take your child to the dentist, it should be as enjoyable and comfortable as possible! That’s the goal of mother-of-two Dr. Shilpa Chandiwal, DDS at Healthy Teeth Pediatric Dentistry. “I really like working with young children,” says Dr. Shilpa, “It is so much fun to interact with them at this age...and I want to ease their fear, so they are comfortable asking me questions about brushing and taking care of their teeth.”


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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!


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Fast, Professional and Beautiful

“Our pool is more than 33 years old,” says Shirley Morris of Katy, “and we had a crack. My husband John and I knew the problem was urgent...we couldn’t afford the potential damage the leakage could cause to our house foundation. We also wanted to upgrade the look of our old pool...new travertine coping, new tile and plaster. We just needed to find the right company for the job.”


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A Great Orthodontist…with Great Values!

Jennifer Kettenring has three boys, Hayden, Hudson and Holden...and all three are patients of Dr. David S. Bright at Bright Orthodontics. “Dr. Bright is just the kind of guy I want my boys to be around,” says Jennifer. “We like his office, we like him, and we like his values.”


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Dont’ Miss the Downtown Stomp in Historic Downtown Rosenberg!
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