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Houston’s Largest

HOME TOUR TAKES FLIGHT IN APRIL Houston’s Largest Home Tour lands in 14 area communities by Johnson Development Corp. this April with hundreds of beautiful homes and an array of free family-fun events.

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Joe Southern Editor

There’s no place like home in a Johnson Development community


hey may be master-planned communities, but their size and familiarity make them seem like sister cities to our Fort Bend communities. Places like Sienna Plantation, Cross Creek Ranch and Riverstone are as much a part of Fort Bend County as Sugar Land, Missouri City and Stafford. The people who live in these communities are our friends and neighbors. It’s these communities and 11 others like them in the Houston/Fort Bend County area that showcase what the quality of life is really like in our little corner of Texas. The 14 master-planned communities are all developed by Johnson Development Corp. and will be on display this month as part of Houston’s Largest Home Tour. The tour will feature hundreds of homes and more than 150 models. In addition to touring well-appointed model homes filled with the latest design trends, eventgoers also can enjoy concerts, wine tastings, a jamboree, a Canine Carnival, farmers markets and crawfish boils. Johnson Development Corp. is a local, award-winning residential and commercial land development company. Now in its 41st year, the company is the standardbearer for successful master-planned communities

in Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth, Atlanta and other markets around the nation. Johnson Development’s communities include Riverstone, Sienna Plantation, Cross Creek Ranch, Woodforest, Fall Creek, Tuscan Lakes, Edgewater, Jordan Ranch, Harmony, Willow Creek Farms, Silverlake, Imperial, Grand Central Park and Harvest Green. Each of these communities will be showcased in the home tour. The tour will be open daily throughout Houston. Homes will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free. If you have any thoughts or plans about relocating anytime soon in the area, you owe it to yourself and your family to check out these neighborhoods and homes. You can get a bit of a preview inside this edition of the Fort Bend/Katy Business Journal. If there is a particular community that interests you, the story gives a description and lists times of community events. Tour maps and event details are available at www. Sincerely, Joe Southern Editor, Fort Bend/Katy Business Journal

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CONTENTS COVER STORY Houston’s Largest Home Tour Takes Flight in April



Johnson Development Corp. promotes Doug Goff, Michael Smith to co-president Larry Johnson to remain chairman & CEO......................................................... 4 At Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, technology helps ‘take the weight off’ so patients can participate in physical therapy........................................ 6 Cullinan Park Conservancy hires first executive director ............................................................ 8 TSTC marks milestone on second building at Fort Bend campus........................................ 10 Kelsey-Seybold Clinic managing director and healthcare visionary, Spencer Berthelsen, announces retirement ............................................................. 12 Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce - Newsletter .............................................................. 20-23


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Johnson Development Corp. promotes Doug Goff, Michael Smith to co-president Larry Johnson to remain chairman and CEO


ohnson Development Corp. recently announced the promotion of Doug Goff and Michael J. Smith to co-presidents of the company, a milestone achievement for two key members of the management team who have helped establish Johnson as the nation’s preeminent residential and commercial land development company. Mr. Goff, 21 years with Johnson, most recently served as the company’s chief operating officer while Smith, 17 years with Johnson, served as its senior vice president and director of land development. In their new roles, Mr. Goff will be responsible for the Company’s overall residential sales and marketing strategy and will oversee commercial development initiatives while Mr. Smith will lead general land development and corporate operations. Together, both Messrs. Goff and Smith will be responsible for relationship management and negotiations with Johnson’s strong stable of homebuilder partners. Larry D. Johnson, formerly president and chief executive officer of the company, will continue to serve as the company’s CEO and will hold the new position of chairman. “We have a tremendously talented team here at Johnson and both Doug and Michael have been key members leading our expansion as one of the country’s largest and foremost developers of highly amenitized masterplanned communities over many years. These promotions serve as evidence of their valuable contributions to the company and I know they will continue to push forward the Johnson vision by creating innovative, mixeduse master-planned communities across the country,” said Mr. Johnson, who founded the company in 1975. Gary Berman, president and CEO of Tricon Capital Group Inc., who purchased a strategic ownership interest in Johnson in 2014, furthered the statement in saying, “We at Tricon would like to congratulate Doug and Michael on this tremendous accomplishment and are excited about the seamless transition of leadership that Larry’s succession planning has established. We would also like to congratulate Larry on his many years of


Larry Johnson Chairman / CEO

W. Doug Goff Co-President

Michael J. Smith Co-President

success and thank him for retaining his continuing role in developing and mentoring Doug and Michael as the future leaders of the company. Johnson is at the forefront of Tricon’s growth strategy in the U.S. land and housing business and we look forward to many years of successful growth ahead.” Under the team’s leadership, Johnson has become one of the nation’s leading land developers with a portfolio of 17 active master-planned communities today in Houston, Dallas and Atlanta. Collectively, these communities span over 44,000 acres with entitlements for 74,000 residential units and more than 16 million square feet of commercial space. Over the past 20 years, Johnson communities have created an impressive $25 billion in new taxable value for the communities in which they reside. The company’s award-winning roster of master-planned communities includes four of the top-30 selling master plans in the country as ranked by new home sales in 2016, including Riverstone (No. 20), Cross Creek Ranch (No. 23), Woodforest (No. 27) and Sienna Plantation (No. 30). Johnson is also pleased to announce the recent launch of new home sales activity at Houston communities Grand Central Park, Jordan Ranch and Veranda. These new launches, combined with recent Dallas-area acquisitions of Viridian and Trinity Falls, will ensure that Johnson continues to be at the forefront of masterplanned community design and sales activity for many years to come. As evidenced by its ongoing recent acquisition activity, Johnson remains an active buyer of new and existing developments in the market and welcomes new deal inquiries. The Company also continues to provide development and construction services for third-party property owners who lack the management resources or in-house development team to maximize the potential of their land positions. “As we look ahead in 2017, we are excited about the continued opportunity to expand the Johnson platform on a more national basis and will take advantage of new opportunities as they arise,” said Mr. Johnson.

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At Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, technology helps ‘take the weight off’ so patients can participate in physical therapy


hysical therapy patients at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital have access to a unique unweighting system that enables them to exercise without putting pressure on injured and recovering joints. The PneuWeight unloading system is an innovative pneumatic tool that lifts and supports a patient’s body weight to reduce or eliminate pain. Without the pain associated with weight-bearing, patients can walk, run and do other exercises earlier in the rehabilitation process — dramatically shortening their recovery times. Although PneuWeight system was developed more than 25 years ago for a professional basketball team, they remain a rare sight in many physical therapy clinics. At Houston Methodist Sugar Land, however, the system is in constant use. “The PneuWeight is an invaluable asset for us here, and it makes a big difference in the treatment of many of our patients,” said Dan Kershner, a Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital physical therapist. “PneuWeight enables us to unload a patient’s body weight using a comfortable harness. We can adjust how much weight is unloaded, and add more weight as the patient progresses. We usually unload for treadmill work, but we have the option to remove the treadmill to work on other types of weight bearing exercises.” One recent patient, recovering from multiple injuries after being hit by a car, was mostly wheelchair-bound when he first arrived for physical therapy. Standing was difficult, and he could only walk a few steps at a time, with a significant limp. “He couldn’t put any weight at all on his left leg,” recalled Kershner.


The PneuWeight unloading system, now available to physical therapy patients at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, is an innovative pneumatic tool that lifts and supports a patient’s body weight to reduce or eliminate pain. (Submitted photo)

Using PneuWeight, however, the patient was able to begin walking on the treadmill; at first, only 100 steps or so before he would tire. But he quickly rebuilt his strength and stamina and began walking for five minutes, then 10, then longer. As his pain lessened, the physical therapy staff decreased the system’s lift and increased the amount of weight the patient was bearing on his own. Today, he no longer needs a wheelchair or even a cane, and his limp has significantly improved. “Without PneuWeight, he would not have been able to tolerate walking activity in physical therapy for many more weeks, and his recovery would have been much, much slower,” said Kershner. The PneuWeight is also valuable in helping patients who have balance issues or patients who struggle with balance due to neurologic disorders like the effects of a stroke. “The harness provides the necessary stability and gives patients the confidence

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to exercise without the fear of falling,” said Kiran Patel, a Houston Methodist Sugar Land physical therapist assistant. That confidence can play a key role in encouraging patients to keep working hard at their therapy. “It’s not unusual for patients to get discouraged at what they perceive to be a lack of progress, even though they are improving,” said Patel. “That’s especially true if they are recovering from a traumatic injury, which typically requires a long period of rehabilitation. The PneuWeight enables us to get patients up and moving early; it helps restore confidence and motivates patients to keep working hard. It makes a world of difference.” For more information on physical therapy services at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, go to therapy-sl or call 281-274-0123 to schedule an appointment.

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Fort Bend Parkway toll road overpass ribbon-cutting held


ounty and City officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony March 6 to celebrate the completion of the Fort Bend Parkway Toll Road overpass. The 1.2-mile project is the final segment of the approximate 10 miles from Sienna

Parkway to U.S. 90A/South Main. Of that, 7.5 miles are within the Fort Bend County Toll Road Authority boundaries (from Sienna Parkway to Sam Houston Tollway) and 2.5 miles are located inside the boundaries of the Harris County Toll Road Authority (from Sam Houston Tollway to U.S. 90A/South Main). There is no

additional toll required to use the bridge/ overpass. “This overpass is the missing link we’ve needed to make the Parkway a real value for the residents of Sienna Plantation. Now traffic can flow to and from Loop 610 in Houston without a controlled intersection,” Fort Bend County Judge Bob Hebert said.

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Angie Wierzbicki at Cullinan Park’s popular boardwalk. She has been named the first executive director of the Cullinan Park Conservancy. (Photo by Cheryl Marti)

Cullinan Park Conservancy hires first executive director


ullinan Park Conservancy (CPC) recently welcomed Angie Wierzbicki as its first executive director. Wierzbicki officially assumed the parttime role on Feb. 15. “The conservancy board is excited to take

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this next step with the organization and for this position to be filled by Angie,” said Gary Tuma, CPC President. “As the conservancy has now surpassed $1 million in funding received for the park, we needed a leader who will be able to build upon the small volunteer board’s efforts.” Wierzbicki’s background uniquely positions her for this role. With a master’s degree in recreation, park and tourism administration, focusing on community development and nature-based tourism, and almost 10 years of experience in leadership positions at nonprofits, Wierzbicki plans to advance the conservancy’s fundraising outcomes, build on the relationship between the conservancy and the City of Sugar Land, and guide park projects per the board’s goals. “I am humbled and honored to serve the conservancy and the community in this capacity,” Wierzbicki shared. “We are poised to polish this natural jewel, the park, for Sugar Land residents and the greater Fort Bend and Houston communities, not

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to mention the flora and fauna that call the park home.” Previous to CPC, Wierzbicki was executive director of Fort Bend Cares Foundation. She is also a graduate of the Leadership for Nonprofit Excellence class, organized by the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce and The George Foundation. Before receiving her master’s degree in 2007, Wierzbicki served two years in the Peace Corps in Malawi, Africa, working on environmental health projects, and earned her bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism at the University of Southern California. Joseph S. and Lucie H. Cullinan Park at Oyster Creek (aka Cullinan Park) consists of 754 acres, west of Addicks-Howell Road, just north of Sugar Land Regional Airport on Highway 6. Cullinan Park Conservancy was created in 2010 to advocate for, enhance and protect the natural beauty of Cullinan Park. For more information or to get involved, visit

Sustainable farm, Loam Agronomics, opens in Richmond


he Edible Group, the parent company that owns Edible Earth Resources, Agmenity and Farmstead, have begun planting and developing its 288-acre sustainable farm in Richmond: Loam Agronomics. This farm is one of the largest farms of its kind in the Houston-area. Right now, the farm is focused on production for its CSA program. In the future, the land will be used to host activities, events and educational programming. On the farm, the team is pushing themselves to create net gains for the earth and for the community. In doing this, Loam considers the impacts they have on the soil when tilling, on water when irrigating, on wildlife when planting, on people when employing,

on the climate when delivering and on landfills when purchasing. Loam will develop new techniques each year to improve the impact they have on the world, all while making sure they have a business that will exist for many years. The farm is currently in the process of becoming USDA Organic certified. The owners are members of TOFGA, Go Texan and the Organic Horticulture Benefits Alliance For the CSA (or community supported agriculture) program, the team is focused on making the process of finding and purchasing farm-fresh foods easy. A CSA is a simple program (common across the country), where members buy a share of the produce grown, and pick up farm-fresh food (from a designated drop site location) each and every week. CSA members receive much more than food, though.

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TSTC marks milestone on second building at Fort Bend campus


exas State Technical College and Bartlett Cocke General Contractors celebrated a project milestone for the college’s second building on TSTC’s Fort Bend County campus with a “topping out” ceremony Wednesday, Feb. 22. A long-standing tradition in the construction industry, a topping out ceremony marks the placement of the last structural beam and celebrates the progress and timely construction of a major project. “A topping out ceremony is very important in the construction process, because it gives us a point in the progression to pause and celebrate that a lot of people have come together to make a complex thing happen,” said TSTC Chancellor Mike Reeser. TSTC’s 57,000-square-foot Brazos Center is anticipated to be completed in July, and classes are on track to begin in the new building starting fall 2017. The Brazos Center will bring four new programs: Robotics technology, electrical power and controls, environmental technology – compliance specialization and electrical lineworker technology. The building will also provide space for various student support services, including recruiting, student accounting, veterans programs, financial aid, admissions, a bookstore and a learning resource center. TSTC Vice Chancellor and Chief Execution Officer Randy Wooten said he expects the new offerings will increase the economic vitality of the region. “These programs were specifically selected because of the regional employers’ needs, as well as high salaries for the graduates,” Wooten said. “TSTC is an integral part of making the American Dream attainable to those who don’t attend a four-year university, and we’re proud of that.” TSTC’s Fort Bend campus came with encouragement and financial support from the cities of Rosenberg, Richmond and Sugar Land, Fort Bend County, Sprint Waste Services, the George Foundation and the


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Texas State Technical College Chancellor Mike Reeser, TSTC Regent Joe M. Gurecky, the George Foundation CEO Roger Adamson and TSTC Vice Chancellor Randy Wooten pose for a photo at TSTC’s topping out ceremony.

Henderson-Wessendorff Foundation. The municipalities and foundations made more than $40 million in contributions to help TSTC expand its educational opportunities in the region. TSTC Regent Joe M. Gurecky, himself a product of technical education, said the college will help make technical education attainable for area residents. “It’s very dear to me to see technical training brought to Fort Bend County,” Gurecky said. “Many parents feel that a four-year college is something their children must go to, but it isn’t for everybody. TSTC has no problem placing students into employment when there are a lot of people with bachelor’s degrees who are looking for work anywhere just to pay off their student debt. Here, students can attend school and be able to live at home with their parents, making it a lot more affordable for the family. Our students don’t have to get out of college with a huge debt on their shoulders.” Mary Garza, Bartlett Cocke’s vice president of operations for East Texas Region 4, said the company couldn’t be more proud to work with TSTC to bring the vision to light. “The completion of this building structure is a major milestone for the TSTC Fort Bend campus and a

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celebration of yet another success story for a bright future for the students who will emerge as successful skilled technical partners,” Garza said. Reeser agreed and urged the importance of partnerships. “I can’t say enough good things about the architect and the builder in this project,” he said. “They’ve done simply an outstanding job on this building and the one that preceded it. Regarding partnerships, there’s no worthy endeavor that happens when someone works alone. Partnerships are the key to making really important things happen. You can search all over Texas and you won’t find a better community to make things happen than the communities in Fort Bend County.” Ultimately, the TSTC campus will boast six to eight buildings and be able to serve a projected enrollment of 5,000 students. TSTC serves Texas through 10 campuses in Abilene, Breckenridge, Brownwood, Fort Bend County, Harlingen, Marshall, North Texas, Sweetwater, Waco and Williamson County. TSTC has graduated more than 100,000 students into the state workforce in its 50-year history. For more information on TSTC in Fort Bend, visit

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Kelsey-Seybold Clinic managing director and healthcare visionary, Spencer Berthelsen, announces retirement Dr. Berthelsen known nationally as a champion of Accountable Care


fter nearly four decades as a key member of the Kelsey-Seybold Clinic medical and executive team, Spencer Berthelsen, M.D., F.A.C.P., retired as Managing Director and Internal Medicine physician March 10. Dr. Berthelsen graduated from Rice University and received his medical degree from UT Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of California, San Diego and joined KelseySeybold Clinic in 1980. He would go on to serve in numerous leadership capacities, including tenure as chairman of the board for 15 years. “We can’t overemphasize the impact that Dr. Berthelsen has made in his nearly 40 years of service to Kelsey-Seybold Clinic and to the healthcare community across Texas and the country,” said Tony Lin, M.D., F.H.M, chairman of Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. “His commitment to caring for patients was always his top priority and the driving force behind every process improvement, new service line and capital investment developed and executed under his guidance.” In 2012, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic was named the nation’s first Accountable Care Organization by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). Of all of his accomplishments, this accreditation acknowledged the years of development, investment and commitment Dr. Berthelsen devoted to accountable care. He knew this model would achieve the goal of improved patient care and health outcomes, while lowering the total cost of healthcare for employers and patients. The journey to NCQA ACO accreditation has its roots in the principles established when Kelsey-Seybold was founded in 1949, but accelerated significantly in the 2000s when Dr. Berthelsen helped lead the Texas Medical

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Association’s fight to bring reasonable reform to the malpractice liability system in Texas and helped secure the passage of Tort reform in 2003. The passage of tort reform had a significant and ongoing positive impact in Kelsey-Seybold’s ability to invest in physicians and infrastructure, including a $20 million investment in an electronic medical records system. In 2001, when Dr. Berthelsen was elected chairman of the Board of Managers, KelseySeybold had slowly expanded to include 15 locations in the Greater Houston area with 273 providers. During his chairmanship from 2001 to 2016, Kelsey-Seybold’s Accountable Care model matured and flourished. This period of expansion at Kelsey-Seybold included a $250 million investment in new or remodeled clinics that offer an expanded list services and specialties to make care more convenient for patients, a 40 percent growth in the number of providers to meet patient demand and the development of the clinic’s Electronic Medical Records System, which catapulted the clinic’s ability to deliver on performance measures, including health outcomes and value. These investments led to the clinic’s recognition as the nation’s first Accountable Care Organization by the National Committee for Quality Assurance in 2012; excellence in care for Diabetes, Heart & Stroke and Back pain; as well as being recognized as a Patient-Centered Medical Home. “We were practicing accountable care long before the term ever existed and the reason for that is because of Dr. Berthelsen’s thoughtful planning and leadership during his tenure as Chairman,” said Patrick M. Carter, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.A.F.P., chief of Family Medicine and Medical Director for Care Coordination and Quality Improvement at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. “Up to 30 percent of healthcare spending is wasted on unnecessary or duplicate medical testing and procedures. However, at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, practicing evidence-based care in an environment where doctors are connected reduces the waste in healthcare, improves quality, and lowers total medical cost. This has been Dr. B’s mantra and our recognition as an Accountable Care Organization is his legacy.”

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital honors outstanding nurses with the DAISY Award


ee Cantos, RN, and Ranjeetha Reddy, RN, were named Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s DAISY Award winners, a national honor that recognizes the contributions of extraordinary nurses. Cantos was nominated by a number of patients, who praised her kindness and willingness to provide compassionate care. One patient wrote that she was scared during her first night in the hospital, but Cantos went out of her way to make her feel secure. “I was worried about being left alone because my family was unable to spend the night,” the patient wrote on her nomination form. “Lee quickly calmed my fears. She kneeled down at the side of my bed and explained everything about the unit. She was kind and considerate. She listened and answered all the questions that my daughters and I had. By the time she finished, I knew I was in good hands and my daughters felt better having to leave me alone. Throughout that night she kept her promise. She was there constantly monitoring my heart rate and blood pressure. She took great care of me. My family and I thank her for being a nurse committed to excellent patient care.” Reddy was also nominated by several of her patients, who commented on her comforting and gentle nature. One patient in particular spoke of her recent diagnosis of acute leukemia, and the struggles she faced in dealing with the reality of both the illness and the treatment. “Ranjeetha is amazingly comforting as she cares for you,” the patient wrote. “Her care and concern for every detail is extraordinary. She has taken the time to get to know me and how I respond to things. She anticipates my anxiousness and heads it off with encouragement I can trust. I feel so confident when she cares for me, and it allows me to remain positive with my treatments. My doctor is so pleased with my response to the chemotherapy, and I owe that to her. I wouldn’t have made it this far without her.” In honor of the DAISY Award selection, Cantos and Reddy received a certificate of appreciation, a DAISY Award pin, a beautiful sculpture titled “A Healer’s Touch,” hand-carved by artists of the Shona tribe in

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DAISY Award Recipient, Ranjeetha Reddy, RN, with the DAISY Award Committee.

DAISY Award Recipient, Lee Cantos, RN, with her children and the DAISY Award Committee.

Zimbabwe and a reserved parking spot. The DAISY Foundation was established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died in 1999 from an autoimmune disease. The care the Barnes family received from nurses inspired this unique award as a way of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families. Today, more than 1,300 hospitals across the U.S. participate in the program. “We are proud to be among the hospitals

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Houston’s Largest Home Tour is taking flight, promising an April filled with wellappointed homes, jam-packed events and a bounty of butterflies. Hundreds of homes – including more than 150 models – will be open daily in Johnson Development’s 14 masterplanned communities throughout Houston. Homes will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free. In addition to touring model homes filled with the latest design trends, event-goers also can enjoy concerts, wine tastings, a jamboree, a Canine Carnival, farmers markets and crawfish boils. To mark the occasion, gigantic Monarch


butterfly statues sporting wingspans up to 8 feet and heights ranging from 6 to 12 feet, will alight throughout the communities adding color and whimsy to their natural surroundings. “The statues are a symbol of the naturefriendly development that is a hallmark of our communities,” said Doug Goff, Co-President of Johnson Development Corp. “They also are a prelude to the real butterflies we hope will land in Johnson developments this fall, as our communities’ spring landscaping plans include the planting of abundant butterflyfriendly plants, which should be in full bloom by the time the annual migration begins.”

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Fourteen projects by the long-time Houston land developer are featured in the tour: CROSS CREEK RANCH, a 3,200acre community in Fulshear, is located just minutes west of the Grand Parkway off of FM 1093. The public will have three opportunities to attend events in this amenity-laden development, including the April 29 Hit the Trails Family Fun Day. Twenty-eight model homes will be available to tour. Visit www. for details. EDGEWATER, a 538-acre mixed-use community, is built along the banks of Clear Creek in Webster. Just minutes from Interstate 45, Edgewater is near the

Houston’s Largest Home Tour includes more than 20 free events that will be fun for the entire family, including four-legged family members who will enjoy the Canine Carnival and Doggone Fun Run in Sienna Plantation April 22.

Open-concept designs, frameless windows and statement light fixtures are just some of the design ideas event-goers will discover during Houston’s Largest Home Tour, happening throughout April.

Johnson Space Center, the NASA Parkway bypass and several major medical centers. Waterways and miles of nature trails appeal to nature-loving residents. Visitors can tour two model homes. Visit www. for more. FALL CREEK, a 2,300-acre community in northeast Houston, is found just inside Beltway 8. Fall Creek surrounds the acclaimed Golf Club of Houston, home of the Shell Houston Open. Two wellappointed models are open in Fall Creek. Learn more at GRAND CENTRAL PARK, a 2,046-acre master-planned community in Conroe, is celebrating its grand opening in April. Come out for a camp-

themed jamboree and enjoy peaceful woodlands and lakes while touring nine brand new models, eating camp cuisine and registering to win a trip to Sedona, Ariz., or camping gear. Visit www. for details. HARMONY, a 1,000-acre community in north Houston, is located just five miles east of Interstate 45 near the ExxonMobil campus and offers direct access to the Grand Parkway. The public can enjoy the April 8 Barefoot Bands in the Park featuring a free concert by Rick Trevino and the Jesse Stratton Band. Seventeen model homes will be open for touring. See for more information.

Décor enthusiasts will see many ways to employ bold design into their own homes during Houston’s Largest Home Tour. See the many homes for free this April.

HARVEST GREEN, a 1,300-acre farm-centric community located in Richmond, offers residents a true farm-totable experience. Eleven model homes will be open. The public is invited to visit the on-site weekly farmers market and attend an April 22 Earth Day Extravaganza. Learn more at IMPERIAL, a 700-acre community, surrounds the historic Imperial Sugar Company refinery in Sugar Land. The mixed-use development will incorporate retail, residential, entertainment and office components to create a premier live-workplay community. CONTINUES...

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Houston’s Largest Home Tour includes hundreds of inventory and more than 150 model homes that offer thousands of design ideas, including trends of a zen-like master bath.

The Sugar Land Wine & Food Affair will host the annual Sip & Stroll in Imperial April 8. Details are available at Six model homes will open for touring. JORDAN RANCH, a 1,350-acre community in Fulshear, is ideally located one mile south of Interstate 10 and a few miles west of the Grand Parkway. Nine models will be open and the public can attend a crawfish boil April 1 and the Fun Glow Run and Flashlight Egg Hunt April 15. Details are available at www. RIVERSTONE, a 3,700-acre community in Fort Bend County, is situated just minutes from U.S. 59 and the Fort Bend Parkway. Riverstone is Johnson Development’s top-selling community, ranked among the nation’s 20 top-selling developments. Twenty models will be open for touring during April. Several events will be open to the public, including Houston’s Coolest Crawfish Boil April 29. Learn more at SIENNA PLANTATION, a 10,000acre community, is located along Highway 6 in Fort Bend County. Celebrating its

20th birthday, Sienna will have a number of events including the community’s Canine Carnival April 22 and the heartpounding action of the Sienna Texas 20 April 29. Twenty-one model homes will be open for touring. More information is available at TUSCAN LAKES, an 870-acre community in League City, is found on State Highway 96 just two miles west of Interstate 45. This Tuscan-themed development is minutes from the Johnson Space Center and the Kemah Boardwalk. Three models are open for touring. See for details. VERANDA, a 600-acre community in Richmond, is the newest project of Johnson

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Development. The developer’s seventh Fort Bend community, Veranda will feature homes with timeless architectural elements. Meet the community’s eight builders on April 9 to learn more or visit www. WILLOW CREEK FARMS, a 600-acre community, is just south of Interstate 10 and west of Katy in Brookshire. More than 1,100 families will call Willow Creek Farms home, enjoying trails, a full Olympic-size pool, recreation center, splash pad and Katy schools. Five model homes will be showcased during the month-long tour. Learn more at WOODFOREST, a 3,000-acre community, is located seven miles west of Interstate 45 in South Montgomery County. Woodforest is minutes from some of The Woodlands most exciting shopping and entertainment destinations. Enjoy an island luau and tour the million dollar showcase homes of Pine Island on April 29. Or tour 30 other model homes throughout the month. For details, visit Tour maps and event details are available at

ABOUT JOHNSON DEVELOPMENT CORP. Johnson Development Corp. is a Houston-based, award-winning residential and commercial land development company. Now celebrating its 42nd year, the company has set the standard for successful master-planned communities in Houston, Atlanta, Dallas/Fort Worth and other markets around the country. Johnson Development’s impressive collection includes the Houston-area communities of Riverstone, Sienna Plantation, Cross Creek Ranch, Woodforest, Fall Creek, Tuscan Lakes, Edgewater, Jordan Ranch, Harmony, Willow Creek Farms, Silverlake, Imperial, Grand Central Park and Harvest Green as well as Atlanta’s Lake Arrowhead and DFW’s Viridian and Trinity Falls. Johnson Development Corp. also provides outsourced development services for property owners, homebuilders and other parties on a fee basis to help realize the potential of their land positions. For more information on Johnson Development, visit


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Welcome New Members


he following members have recognized the importance of being a part of a five-star accredited chamber that connects, provides opportunities and solutions. In a national study, membership in a local chamber boosts the member’s image among consumers and results in positive perceptions in a number of areas, including overall favorability, consumer awareness and reputation, and likelihood of future patronage. Aling’s Chinese Cuisine

Harvest Natural Market

Gary Yan, President 15425 SW Freeway Sugar Land, TX 77478 (281) 242-0432

Jason Ergen, VP 25600 Westheimer Parkway Katy, TX 77494 (832) 830-2112

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Allergy and ENT AssociatesVikas Kancherla MD


Vikas Kancherla, MD 1201 Creekway Dr., Ste. A Sugar Land, TX 77478 (281) 325-0258

B’s Wine Bar Bonita Billings, Owner 8770 Hwy 6, Ste. 300 Missouri City, TX 77459 (514) WINE-BAR

The CFO Firm Yvonne Hollis, Prinicipal 5100 Westheimer, Ste. 200 Houston, TX 77056 (800) 930-0996

The Delaney at Parkway Lakes Lacey Trice, Director of Sales and Marketing 21700 Bellaire Blvd. Bellaire, TX 77407 (832) 500-7702

Vanco Ring Gasket Specialty Corp., Inc. Brooke Beierle, President 10138 Cash Rd. Stafford, TX 77477 (281) 499-1543

Wells Fargo Advisors Marco Llloyd, Branch Manager Senior Vice President 77 Sugar Land Creek Center Blvd. Ste. 100 Sugar Land, TX 77479 (281) 340-8811

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The Advocate for Business Excellence in Fort Bend County. 7 Years

Spartan Wealth Management LLC Keith Borgfeldt, (281) 494-1600

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Stafford Centre

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Edward Jones - Ever Ramirez Ever Ramirez, (281) 980-0297

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Goosehead Insurance Andrew Haley, (281) 643-0996

Jimmy John’s Brent Bunz, (281) 265-0808

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SIRE, Inc. Natalie DeJong, (281) 356-7588

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Kelsey-Seybold Clinic


Debbie Godshalk, (713) 442-9100

Father’s Joy Kristin Tassin, (281) 630-2885

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Knile Center, LLC Betsy de Vega, (281) 682-4573

Brazos Senior Villas Jela Henderson, (713) 955-1155

Lynda Breland, (281) 208-6900

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Texas State Technical College Julie Threlkeld, (281) 239-1549

The Millis Group, Inc.

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Mark W. Millis, (281) 343-1400

Tim Stubenrouch, (281) 242-2255

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Rene Cannavo, (281) 243-0500

Pioneer Bank

Andrew Bamford, (832) 783-6100

Texas Spine & Neurosurgery Center, P.A. Rajesh K. Bindal, (281) 313-0031 x225

Kozlovsky Group

Rubicon Realty Group, LLC G. Peter Jacob, (281) 313-0000

Transtar A/C Supply Inc. Thomas Abraham, (281) 499-3377

Marian Kozlovsky, (281) 989-1887

Techniplex Conference Center Julie Trudeau, (281) 565-5566

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Independent Bank - Sugar Land Claude Leatherwood, (281) 343-7700

Fishers of Men Lutheran Church Christine Gould, (281) 242-7711

13 Years

The Arc Fort Bend County Laura LaVigne, (281) 494-5959

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Paradigm Consultants, Inc. Brent Lapsley, (713) 686-6771

17 Years

State Farm Insurance - Tracy Walker Tracy Walker, (281) 265-0711

Wal-Mart - Missouri City Jelani Blount, (281) 403-5000

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Wharton County Junior College - McCrohan Betty McCrohan, (979) 532-6400

Guru Burgers and Crepes Randy Rodriguez, (281) 313-0026

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Drury Inn & Suites - Sugar Land

Carpenter & Carpenter, PC

Rosielee Frank, (281) 277-9700

Kathy Carpenter, (281) 565-5900

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Barrett Health Centers Rick Barrett, (281) 499-4810

Chick-fil-A at Stafford Royce Ballard, (281) 564-0062

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Exchange Club of Sugar Land Leo Weinberg, (281) 242-0890

20/20 Eye Clinic & Optical Edward Chan, (281) 277-6100

TeeRoo’s Private Label Beverages


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Stephen L. Klineberg, Ph.D. Founding Director, Kinder Institute for Urban Research Professor of Sociology, Rice University For 35 years, the annual “Kinder Houston Area Survey� has been measuring the continuities and changes in demographic patterns, life experiences, attitudes, and beliefs among successive representative samples of Harris County residents. No other metro area in the nation has been the focus of a long-term longitudinal research program of this scope. Few other cities more clearly exemplify the three remarkable trends that are refashioning the social and political landscape across all of urban America: The Restructured Economy, The Demographic Revolution, and The New Importance of Quilty of Place. The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce has made a commitment through the Diversity Action Team to the inclusion of all regardless of ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability. We respect the evolving diversity of our county and embrace this strength, understanding that diversity fosters innovation and creativity in our businesses thereby increasing performance. Only by learning and engaging with people and organizations that support this spectrum of diversity can we together make the Chamber, its members, and community stronger.

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DBA (Assumed Names)

Data Beat (+) = More Names

This is a sample of the Assumed Names (DBAs) filed at the Fort Bend County Clerk’s office for February 2017. More Assumed Names may be viewed online at There were 571 Assumed Names for month of February. Soto Luis (+) Patton Surplus 2919 Canefield Dr 77479

Amaya Christina Fafatas (+) CFA Resources 21410 Bedias Creek Dr 77407

Davis Shakira (+) Kira’s Kloset 10215 Beechnut #405 77077

Wei Dan Yu (+) Sainty Bearings Dba 6018 Abercombie Ln 77479

Sunny Pathway LLC Mlm Direct Sales 1128 Horseshoe Dr 77478

Ramos Angel (+) Ich1ban Fence & Lawn Services 7930 Talladega Springs Ln 77407

Soriano Mercedes (+) Our Power Washing 13818 Ivymount Dr 77498

Yu Brian (+) Vertesimo LLC 1831 Northshore Dr 77459

Vo Dennis (+) Lovely Lash Studio 1421 FM 359 Ste #L1 77406

Mehta Manan Pos Empire 12875 Capricorn St 77477

Kylee Kandace (+) KK Kreations 37903 Broncho Rd 77476

Rrr Triangle Inc (+) Postal & Copy Center 11569 Hwy 6 S 77498

Buchanan Sandra The Nissi Care Group (+) 2015 Eastfield Cir 77459

Anyaora Arthur Chizoba Crown Ems 8080 Creek Bend Drive #1212 77071

Joseph-Jones Chaka Khan Tranzformation By Chaka Khan 16331 Covey Run Ct 77489

Rovira Alexis Rovira Services 841 West Dallas St 77545

Nubia Lluberes Pllc Global Mh Services 4202 Riverstone Blvd Suite 601 77459

Edwards Janica Flaming J’s Services 5110 Trail Lake Dr 77045 Zulei Ventures Inc $1.29 Super Cleaners 465 FM 1092 Suite A 77477 Cash Charles Cash Insurance 22762 Westheimer Pkwy Ste 505 77450 Forbes Christopher (+) Forbes Insurance Agency 22762 Westheimer Parkway Ste 505 77450 Brown Everett Zodiac Delivery Service 15931 Gatebriar Dr 77489 Nowak Erin (+) My Social Butterfly Co 27214 Aspen Falls Ln 77441 Miracco LLC (+) El Capitan Mexican Cantina 7101 W Grand Parkway S #120 77407 Njau Helen A (+) Elevation Law 1660 Katy Gap Rd Apt 32105 77494 Schmitt Rolena Just Because By Me 10510 Red Cedar Dr 77494 Orhii Russel (+) Russwole One Herman Park Ct 77021 Issa K Foteh Partners Lp (+) 8924 Ferdinand 9119 Hwy 6 Ste 230-211 77459 Garrett Kris HSHBIAC 1118 Lexington Blvd 77489


Muse Damien Mo. City Vikings Athletic Assoc 4819 Richmond Knoll Ln 77545 Mitchell Marisol Tri-City Motors 2832 5Th St 77477 Caldwell Lee (+) P.U.R.E. Records 22136 Westheimer Pkwy #501 77450

Dibie Henry Concord Healthcare Services 2500 Woodland Park Dr #K210 77077 Williams Steve O SNG Inc. 24914 Granite Bluff Ln 77494

Gwagsi Elmer (+) Ready Healthcare Staffing 5310 Hickory Harvest Dr 77407

The Pizza Shack LLC (+) Eddys Pizza 18721 University Blvd 77479

Akangbe Ebenezer Olusola Care Royale 11214 Dunstan Hill Dr 77407

Bryan Ginger R (+) Nestled 3715 Paper Birch Dr 77469

Maldonado Abdy Prime Aquatics 1942 Lauren Pl 77489

Mahajan Shivani (+) Ar Visa & Passport 7514 Clarendon Bend Ln 77407

Stolp Michael Bryan (+) Executive Med Support 3023 Sandstone Creek Ln 77471

Weber Mark F (+) Twisted M Ranch 18413 Needville Four Corners 77461

Blackburn Legacy Grp LLC SMR Striping 9 Heights Knoll Ct 77459

Adekunle Kimberla (+) Mrs. Teacher’s Tutoring Lab 7731 Deep Green Dr 77469

Arnold Lisa King (+) 2 Chickpeas In A Pod 7114 N Bridlewood Ct 77469

Amide Kids LLC Amide Kids 1439 Elkwood Dr 77489

Quick Charles B Dvm (+) True Vet Imaging 11503 Exhange Drive Ste 514 77477

Gilbert Willie (+) Rescue Wrecker 3023 Golden Hills Ln 77459

Morgan Arian A.T.M. Express Transport 1902 Texas Pkwy #464 77459

Sterling Inc Kay Jewelers #3425 16335 Sw Freeway Suite 900 77479

Morgan Arian A.T.M. Express 1902 Texas Pkwy #464 77459

Chukwu Raphael (+) Sat1 Communications 2007 Mackenzie Way 77489

Green Haya Inc Nitro Fit 9207 Ranch Ridge Ln 77407 Khan Sohail Mahmood Quick Vehicle Inspection 12227 Murphy Rd 77477 Bumbia Zaibunnisa (+) Zaibunnisa Enterprises 814 Blakley Bend Dr 77479 Cortes Amanda (+) Fancy Queen Bundles 12240 Bella Terra Centerway #2107 77406

Boone Dale Dale’s Cleaning Service 202 Savannah Moss Dr 77469 Kim Ahuja Dds Pllc Ritesmile Dental 15200 SW Fwy #250 77478 Amerimex Trucking Inc Land Transportation 2651 Williams Grant 77479 Murray Shawana James (+) Badd and Beauty Hair 21134 Fox Walk Trl 77338

Sanchez Alonso A.S. Contractors 1105 Desert Palms Ln 77471

Portaro Melissa The Next Level (+) 6914 Chessgate Falls Ln 77469

Sinha Jayanta Sakhi 4527 Rolling Field Ln 77479

Powers Leonard III (+) Pacific Aisle Investors LLC 619 Wheel House Dr 77477

Gray Dena Baker’s Corner 15015 Lance Circle 77053

Brennen Wong LLC Lone Star Personal Training and Fitness 2311 Standing Oak Ln 77406

Bhamare Sheetal (+) Sheetal’s The Skin Studio 5202 Weatherstone Cir 77479 Russett Business Inc Circuit Wireless 627 Doscher Ln 77479 Sahiya Enterprises Inc Seva-20496 5330 Fm 1640 Rd 77469 Jiao Jeffrey M (+) Engcon 13502 Schumann Trl 77498

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Heath William C Cinco Partners 9711 S Mason Rd Ste 125 #127 77407 Odutola Chinenye Pauline Odutola Realty Group 17122 Nitshill Ln 77407 International Society For Empowerment Enlightenment & Knowledge Iseek 7106 Banbury Ct 77479 Lozano Maria D (+) Lozano Studio 3042 Pecan Point Dr 77478

DBA (Assumed Names) Flores Johnathan (+) J & J Towing 2137 Stehle Rd 77471 Castro Marcos Medina (+) Weekend Electric 6819 Enchanted Crest Dr 77449 Heart and Vasular Assoc. Of Houston - A Texa Sugar Land Infusion 3030 Edge Water Blvd 77478 Soriano Eugenio Es Designs 17418 Woodfalls Ln 77407 Iamt Musiq Iamt Musiq 21311 Park Downe Ln 77450 Morris Carrie (+) Broken 2 Beautiful 16 West Kitty Hawk 77406 Horn Billy G Ii (+) GH Development 6430 N Shore Bend 77469 Akridge Tiffani (+) Louis Lee Stage Company 807 Citation Dr 77477 Pham Long B Royale Retreat Nails Spa 4638 Hwy 6 77478 Sika Gold International Inc K.C. Notary & Financial Srvcs 14090 SW Freeway Ste 300-318 77478 Eugene Victor Gee Vee 15926 West Bellfort 77498 Cowart Caroline (+) Hair By Caroline 24551 Katy Fwy 77494 Mcguire Ronnie Mcguire Motors 6902 Cullen Blvd 77021 E K Sdasivan Thampan (+) Nspire Enterprises 13807 Wixford Trl 77407 Triebel Jennifer (+) Dean’s Pool Services 219 Shenandoah 77469 Day Philip Touch Of A Brush 3206 Battle Ridge Ln 77479

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Davis Courtney Wayne Courtney W Davis 630 Colony Lake Estates Dr Apt 331 77477 Lopez Alberto Rosenberg Remodelations 1124 Lawrence St 77479 Garza Leonard (+) Epic Pro Roofing and Contractors 11210 Bolton Ln 77485 Morales Virginia Cleaning By Vicky 7022 Brockington Dr 77474 Keys Patricia A Patricia A. Keys, Real Estate 2206 Maplegate Dr 77489 Keys Patricia A Keys Real Estate Services 2206 Maplegate Dr 77489 Barpena LLC Capone’s Pizza Oven and Bar 3434 FM 1092 Ste 300 77459

Green Ericka Sweet Empreshun 1710 Stone Lake Dr 77489

Babalola John A Cargomatic, Ltd 16434 Sedona Wood Ln 77082

Abia Kristine (+) Ihealth Wares 6800 Gaston Rd #4210 77494

Fuqua Stephen R Steve Fuqua Homes 3019 E Hickory Pk Cr 77479

Stegemann Marilyn D (+) Uke Publishing 34021 Fulshear Farms Rd 77441

Bush Dawaney Mo’ City E.N.T. Customs Sounds 16011 Broadridge Rd 77053

Jones David Lawrence 3I Photo 2214 Redcliff Dr 77489

Canales Cristobal Ariel Contruction 15907 Maczali Ct 77489

Blanton Ahmad R Blanton Transport 3122 Confederate South Drive 77459

Michael Spacek Inc Nexus Real Estate Group 21019 Flower Croft Ct 77407

Shakurjamal Rahim Kobe Sizzlers & Co 3007 Auburn Path 77479 Shakurjamal Rahim Kobe Sizzlers & Steak House 3007 Auburn Path 77479

Tbc Learning LLC Kumon Math & Reading Center Of Katy - Morton Ranch 2918 W Grand Parkway N Suite 180 77493 Tomy Molly Milano Furniture 7046 Hwy 6 Ste F 77459

Williams Steve O SNG 5015 Westheimer Rd 77056

Patel Kaushik Three Z 10144 Hwy 6 S 77478

Murphy Oil Usa Inc Murphy Usa #7671 25104 Market Place Dr 77494

Harris Lashonda The Shownie Murrell Experience (+) 2715 Green Meadow Ct 77489

Landmark Express Food Inc Chelsea Harbor Food Mart 14009 FM 1464 77498

Stevenson Matthew Houston Creative Design 19610 Bowie Plantation Ln 77407

Mitchell Tammy Hair Addition 12903 Sugar Ridge Blvd 4701 77477

Renteria Cecelia (+) C and C Associates Medical Billing 4 Desert Sun Ct 77578

Nguyen Mindy Hoai Brow Inc. 7238 Belford Park Ln 77407

Thomas Ernest Benton II (+) P & J Trucking 1223 Wellshire 77494

Land and Marine Contractors Inc Insurance Service Advisors Ltd 5410 Stoneridge Ct 77471 Zitko Tony A Sterling Machinery and Maintence 10315 Brighton Lane Unit B 77031

Bradshaw-Davis Dari (+) Day’s Care 3530 Green Crest Dr #336 77082 Martinez Sandra (+) Sandra’s Paparazzi 818 Rock Springs Dr 77469 Dickens-Simple Annette Patco Trucking 2402 Buttonhill Dr 77489

Chacon David Sr Mr Fixall 27935 Colonial Point Dr 77494

Bischof Henriquetta Menke M-B Expeditors Building Permitting Services 16807 Basewood Ct 77498

Davis Rasheda Bee’s Essentials & Things 711 Glenford Dr 77489

Global Events Productions Global Records 3695 Hwy 6 S 77478

Tomy Molly Milano Furniture 7746 Hwy 6 Ste F 77459 Momah George George Momah 16514 Boss Gaston Rd 77498 Villarreal Alejandra Rainbow Republic 9610 Plaza Terrace Dr 77459 Villarreal Alejandra Little Heiress 9610 Plaza Terrace Dr 77459 Villarreal Alejandra Emma & Olivia 9610 Plaza Terrace Dr 77459 G & S Multiply Enterprises LLC Thomas Innovative Solutions 5763 Wandering Creek Dr 77469 Saeed Sumra M (+) Chiffon & Velvet 27418 N Saddle Creek Ln 77441 Garcia Senobio Jr (+) L and E Lawn Services

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514 Heatherton Hill 77469 Gonzales Rosa M De Rose Rouge 6407 Oban St 77085 Garcia Dianna K (+) D’s Automotive 6931 Garnet Trail Ln 77469 Ayala Lluvia Clean Home Pros. 602 Wheelhouse Dr 77477 Gutierrez Rivera Karen J (+) K Maid and Janitorial Services 10507 Glendwolde Dr 77099 Middleton Karel Household-Healthcare Employment (+) 6140 Hwy 6 Ste 256 77459 Etuknwa Ekaette (+) Wisdom School Of C.N.A. 15930 West Belfort St 77498 Linhart Trevor (+) Fort Bend Prospects 915 Tyler Run 77479 Waggoner Berten A Iii (+) True Fix Remodeling 2742 Sage Bluff Ave 77469 Zale Jordan (+) Out Sourced Visuals 2742 Sage Bluff Ave 77469 Zale Jordan (+) Saltwater Insanity 2742 Sage Bluff Ave 77469 Adekunle Abayomi Adebayo Yomaz Auto Service 15322 Riverside Grove Dr 77083 Texas Engineering and Mapping Company Jakubik & Associates 12810 Century Dr 77477 Thibeaux Demangella C Ms Mandis Southern Kitchen 1015 Magnolia Dale Dr 77545 Trident H2o LLC Trident Fencing 1903 Timbercreek Dr 77459 Coleman Darrell L Melmar Photography 1830 Grove Ct Dr 77489 Mitchell Sharleene Lexus Research 5519 Irish Hill Dr 77053


Data Beat

March 2017 Sales Tax Allocation Comparison Summary Reports

Sales Tax Allocation Comparison Summary reports present data about monthly local sales and use tax allocation payments to local sales taxing jurisdictions. These net payments represent monies identified for the local jurisdictions since the previous month’s distribution. These reports will allow you to compare current year sales and use tax payments with the previous year. When used with other local economic indicators, they may help indicate present and future trends. City

Arcola Beasley Fulshear Kendleton Meadows Place Missouri City Needville Orchard Pleak Richmond Rosenberg Simonton Stafford Sugar Land Thompsons

Net Payment This Period

Comp Payment Prior Year

% Change To Date

Payments To Date

Prior Year Payments

Percent Change

$33,879.70 $16,151.78 $121,875.85 $1,626.65 $104,840.14 $617,889.02 $53,387.31 $3,227.58 $6,106.28 $457,758.75 $1,090,392.78 $11,218.75 $1,103,869.04 $3,522,340.45 $3,412.48

$29,577.72 $15,106.18 $97,630.45 $1,290.05 $99,701.26 $607,387.13 $42,751.68 $10,172.98 $3,400.09 $456,107.24 $1,083,009.13 $8,824.48 $1,203,639.10 $3,608,107.42 $4,990.42

14.54% 6.92% 24.83% 26.09% 5.15% 1.72% 24.87% -68.27% 79.59% 0.36% 0.68% 27.13% -8.28% -2.37% -31.61%

$102,361.20 $47,237.93 $414,969.93 $4,241.70 $363,825.72 $2,211,249.13 $194,866.54 $17,841.03 $22,295.84 $1,551,685.55 $3,933,501.95 $51,500.42 $4,784,375.57 $12,761,807.26 $21,025.83

$108,612.49 $44,548.94 $344,174.58 $5,563.21 $347,575.01 $2,171,583.19 $133,780.16 $24,422.03 $12,791.82 $1,521,010.24 $3,999,284.40 $30,222.10 $4,132,190.95 $13,843,433.43 $16,335.79

-5.75% 6.03% 20.56% -23.75% 4.67% 1.82% 45.66% -26.94% 74.29% 2.01% -1.64% 70.40% 15.78% -7.81% 28.71%

Top 20 City Sales and Use Tax Comparison Summary - March 2017 Please note that Sugar Land is 19th in sales tax revenues in the state. City

Houston San Antonio Dallas Austin Fort Worth Arlington El Paso Plano Frisco Amarillo Corpus Christi Irving Round Rock Lubbock McAllen Midland Grand Prairie McKinney Sugar Land Mesquite


Net Payment This Period

Comp Payment Prior Year

% Change To Date

Payments To Date

Prior Year Payments Change

Percent Change

$50,118,916.95 $23,851,206.16 $21,746,262.11 $15,929,384.36 $10,734,733.27 $8,437,986.30 $6,222,764.27 $6,352,638.16 $5,794,851.58 $5,307,805.39 $5,422,248.08 $5,206,946.97 $5,061,696.79 $4,783,957.21 $4,129,303.57 $4,286,051.25 $4,056,589.81 $3,551,101.17 $3,522,340.45 $2,890,937.25

$47,043,540.78 $22,772,777.71 $21,198,060.87 $15,015,072.71 $9,689,277.14 $7,584,948.38 $5,999,643.62 $5,706,033.99 $5,368,411.04 $5,312,076.78 $4,742,111.58 $4,685,348.67 $5,062,395.27 $4,568,315.28 $4,205,224.36 $3,972,033.06 $3,759,046.70 $2,671,189.66 $3,608,107.42 $2,869,867.63

6.53% 4.73% 2.58% 6.08% 10.78% 11.24% 3.71% 11.33% 7.94% -0.08% 14.34% 11.13% -0.01% 4.72% -1.80% 7.90% 7.91% 32.94% -2.37% 0.73%

$162,630,588.63 $85,000,700.61 $73,926,368.85 $54,272,973.84 $37,112,457.32 $26,869,054.75 $22,346,203.70 $21,461,605.04 $20,644,431.34 $19,095,670.47 $18,184,062.71 $17,845,344.40 $17,804,887.77 $17,296,964.62 $15,723,197.43 $14,025,113.95 $13,770,574.61 $12,798,076.48 $12,761,807.26 $11,231,541.49

$165,638,156.07 $83,073,834.68 $71,736,364.08 $51,829,558.55 $34,775,755.14 $25,620,261.17 $21,897,187.84 $20,163,492.34 $19,019,344.49 $19,017,284.60 $18,087,503.12 $17,021,401.15 $16,986,576.02 $16,532,243.07 $16,729,800.01 $14,840,752.11 $12,383,418.30 $10,900,144.83 $13,843,433.43 $11,167,962.03

-1.81% 2.31% 3.05% 4.71% 6.71% 4.87% 2.05% 6.43% 8.54% 0.41% 0.53% 4.84% 4.81% 4.62% -6.01% -5.49% 11.20% 17.41% -7.81% 0.56%

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Data Beat

Commercial Building Permits

Some significant building permits in cities in Fort Bend during the month of February ADDRESS





4122 FM Hwy 762

Commercial Building


Grand Total Valuation (Commercial)



12923 W Bellfort Dr

Commercial New


7902 Magnolia Trail Ln

Commercial New


Texana Builders LLC

3015 Settlers Way Blvd

Commercial Remodel


Ft Bend ISD/Prime Contractors Inc

4421 State Hwy 6

Commercial Addition


Colony Professional Plaza LP/Momentum Gen Cont

636 State Hwy 6 Ste 900

Commercial Remodel


Hwy 6 & 90 LTD/Pastiche Services LLC

12320 Cardinal Meadows Dr Ste 160

Commercial Buildout


Cabot II-TX2L01 LP/Latitude Construction

16511 Southwest Fwy

Commercial Remodel


4565 State Hwy 6 Ste I

Commercial Remodel


2715 Town Center Blvd N

Commercial Remodel


16535 Southwest Fwy Ste K5588

Commercial Remodel


20333 Southwest Fwy

Commercial Remodel


Grand 59 Partners LP/SWC Construction LLC

16089 City Walk

Commercial Remodel


LCFRE Sugar Land Town Square L/Embree Const Grp Inc

77 Sugar Creek Center Blvd Ste 420

Commercial Remodel


Realty Associates Fund IX LP/KMR Construction, LLC

2150 Town Square PL Ste 390

Commercial Remodel


LCFRE Sugar Land Town Square L/O’Donnell/Snider Const

19875 Southwest Fwy Ste 260

Commercial Buildout


16029 City Walk

Commercial Remodel


City of Sugar Land/Michael Nail Custom Homes LLC

16535 Southwest Fwy Ste 1020

Commercial Remodel


First Colony Mall LLC/DL Sanders

13525 University Blvd

Commercial Buildout


18111 Lexington Blvd

Commercial New

1111 State Hwy 6 Ste 235

Commercial Remodel


HC Sugar Land Owner LLC/Houston Remodeling Inc

14090 Southwest Fwy Ste 400

Commercial Remodel


HCB Colonial Texas LLC/Dobson Construction Svcs Inc

Grand Total Valuation (Commercial & Residential)



Blue Lion - Shell Bldg/LaGrone Services, Ltd



Nguyen Thanh Nam/Melendez Construction Co

Macy’s TX I LP/SRC Services, Inc Prominent Sugar Land LLC/Ming Construction Weingarten Realty Investors/Brady Build Out LLC First Colony Mall LLC/Jairus Construction

KM-TS Greatwood LLC/Pebbles Builders

State of Texas/Arch-con Corporation City of Sugar Land/Klance Staging Inc

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ADVERTISING Fort Bend Star 281-690-4200 We have been delivering a free community newspaper to homes throughout Fort Bend County longer than ANY OTHER newspaper. Fort Bend / Katy Business Journal 281-690-4200 The Fort Bend Business Journal is a monthly magazine that focuses on the business community of Fort Bend County. It is directmailed to businesses throughout Fort Bend as well as all chamber of commerce members in the Fort Bend County area. The Business Journal features news stories about businesses, people, and events of importance to the local business community.




Vista Air Services, Inc. 713-433-6311 COMMERCIAL AIR CONDITIONING SPECIALISTS Vista Air Services, Inc. specializes in Commercial/ Industrial Air Conditioning Services. Established in 1978 Vista provides Service, Repair, HVAC Remodeling and Design, as well as flexible Preventative Maintenance Plans. Vista is WBEA and HUB Certified and licensed in the State of Texas (TACLA 4677C). Business Owners, Office Managers, Facilities Managers, and Commercial Contractors, are invited to call us at 713-433-6311. ALTERATIONS & TAILORING LIZ’S TAILOR and ALTERATIONS 281-242-3193 3626 Highway 6 South (In the Luby’s/Big Lots Shopping Center) Sugar Land, TX 77478 Our Alterations Service for Ladies and Gentlemen include: Full resizing of your dress or prom to make a perfect fit; hem pants & jeans, taper in and out; shorten jacket sleeves and zipper changes. We fix your clothes at affordable prices. We offer professional tailoring. We will make your clothes from a catalog or pattern. For one-day or immediate service, please call Liz at 281-242-3193. We offer free estimates or visit us at or email us at liz@

AUTO REPAIR / MAINTENANCE Auto Central-Automotive Service & Sales 281-499-9684 2526 Fifth Street, Stafford, TX 77477, Fax: 281-499-0183, Fast, Friendly and professional automotive repair. ASE Blue Seal Certified, State Inspection Station, Diesel Repair, Open Monday-Friday 7-6pm. Saturdays by Appt. only. Charlton’s Auto Body Repair and Vehicle Detailing 281-499-1126 Chuck Charlton, 1131 Staffordshire @ 5th Street, Stafford, Texas 77477, Charbody@aol. com, Fax: 281-499-1694, Complete collision repair. Frame & Unibody straightened. Expert computer color matching. Custom painting & pin stripping. Honest service. 79 Years Strong and 3 Generations Proud! Colony One Auto Center P - 281-980-4440 F - 281-261-0048 Are you tired of searching for a AAA approved auto repair center? Colony One Auto Center is a family-owned and operated business, having serviced more than 233,000 vehicles since 1991. The BBB has rated Colony One Auto Center its highest score, capturing an A+ rating. Angie’s List has designated Colony One Auto Center its highest rating as a “Super Service Provider,” also garnering an A+ rating. Colony One Auto Center has a complete state-of-theart automotive repair and maintenance facility. Your search is finally over. Bring your vehicle to Rod Tate at 1131 Dulles Avenue, Stafford, 77477. First Tire & Automotive 281-313-2886 Craig Popp, owner, 3 Sugar Land Locations. 960 Eldridge, 281-313-2886 & 2303 Williams Trace Blvd. 281-980-2666 (First Colony), 20015 Southwest Freeway. 281-343-5666 (Greatwood), Diagnostic testing and evaluation, Manufacturer’s routine recommended maintenance, domestic and foreign vehicle repairs, AAA approved, ASE certified. Ask about our Fleet Service!

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ASIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Asian Chamber of Commerce 713-782-7222 The Asian Chamber of Commerce is a businessoriented chamber focused on economic development. Founded in 1990, we represent all countries and cultures of Asia and help facilitate trade between Houston and Asian businesses, and promote valuable connections throughout the city. A diverse and friendly group, we’re open to everyone and Asian heritage or business is not required. With over 25 events per year, the ACC encourages new membership and participation at all levels. BANKS The State Bank of Texas 281-494-6686 Nicki Black, 13010 Murphy Road, Stafford, TX 77477, Fax: 281-494-6747. Locally and independently owned - our prime interest is you!

BACKGROUND SCREENING/TESTING Comprehensive Screening Services (Compscreen) 832-465-1076 or 1-866-222-2828 E-Mail: We are a local Fort Bend Company, here to help protect your business or home by providing affordably priced, state-of-theart, highly reliable, (24/7) pre-employment background checks (most results available instantly), drug testing services and instant drug testing supplies (we often can save our clients over 20% on average). Statistics have shown that 53% of resumes & applications contain falsifications! The American Council for Drug Education reports that 74.8% of drug users are employed and active in the workplace (approx. 12.9 million people). Don’t become part of the next statistic! Let us help you protect your most valuable asset, your business, family, school or other community entity. Call us at 281-201-1806. We can help!


Harris Carpet & Floors 713-723-0693 At Harris Carpet & Floors we sell, clean, and install all flooring types. We also provide carpet cleaning services, air duct cleaning, ceramic tile, grout cleaning and 24 hour water extraction. We have been in business for over 25 years and we take pride in our excellent service record. Free Home & Phone Estimates. All carpet & floor cleaning. 24-hr water extraction 12515 Fondren Road. Suite H, Houston, TX 77035.

COUNTRY CLUBS & GOLF COURSES Quail Valley Golf Course & City Centre 281-403-5900 (General) 281-403-5910 (Golf Shop) The Quail Valley Golf Course and City Centre offers 36 holes of championship golf, full practice facilities and gorgeous event venues. After your round, stop by the Bluebonnet Grille for a cold drink and a satisfying meal. The City Centre is perfect for your special event. We host golf tournaments, weddings, birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, fundraising galas and so much more. All with beautiful views of our award winning golf courses. For more information, visit Quail Valley Golf Course & City Centre, 2880 La Quinta Dr., Missouri City, TX 77459.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT The Katy Area Economic Development Council (Katy Area EDC) - 281-396-2200 The Katy Area conomic Development Council (Katy Area EDC, a 501 (c) 6 non-profit corporation, is a full service economic development corporation representing the Katy ISD area (Katy Area). Katy Area EDC : recruits new businesses, helps retain and expand existing businesses, helps create new businesses, facilitates the construction of business infrastructure and helps improve the quality of place and quality of life of the Katy Area. ICE CREAM SPECIALTIES Southern Ice Cream 281-499-9837 Great for all occasions! Reward your employees, clients or families. Serve delicious ice cream specialties from Southern Ice Cream in Stafford, Texas. Do you have a special fundraising project or marketing project on your mind? Schedule a push cart, ice cream truck or vintage ‘Original Good Humor’ truck to deliver these speciality deserts. Southern Ice Cream prides itself on personalized service delivering frozen treats efficiently to cool down even the hottest Houston days! It’s easy to book this unique and rewarding ice cream experience, just visit www. or call Michelle at 281-499-9837. INSURANCE AGENCIES

DIALYSIS Stafford Dialysis 281-568-9911 12220 Murphy Road, Stafford, TX 77477 Quality Care for A Quality Life. Stafford Dialysis promotes the highest quality care and treatment for patients with chronic renal disease. State of the Art technology and certified professionals provide patients the highest ethical standards and education related to kidney failure. Certified through Private Insurance, Medicare and the Texas Department of Health, you can trust your care to Stafford Dialysis.

Goosehead Insurance 281-643-0996 andrew-haley-insurance “Goosehead Insurance brings years of experience and expertise in serving your Auto, Home, Life & Commercial Insurance needs. As your Risk Management Advisor, Andrew Haley understands the value of safeguarding what matters most to you and will work on your behalf to bring you the best insurance options based on your individual needs. You will be met with unmatched customer service, integrity and expediency.”

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Insurance Solutions of Texas 281-565-2222 • 281-341-5060 Jay Harris, Auto, Home, Business, Flood Insurance. 14140 Southwest Freeway, Suite 150, Sugar Land, Texas 77478. 281-565-2222, Fax 281-565-3333. 2515 Ave. H, Rosenberg, TX 77471. 281-341-5060, Fax 281-341-5558. Tracy Walker Agent, ChFC, CLU, CPCU, CASL 281-265-0711 Tracy Walker’s agency is based on integrity and excellence. We have an amazing team with over 70 years combined experience. We care enough to really listen to customize your insurance portfolio and educate you on how to protect your family and assets. State Farm is #1 in auto, fire and individual life insurance. We are an agency that likes to know your name so stop on by, call 281-265-0711 or email - tracy@ Like a great Neighbor, we are here for you! 15510 Lexington.



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JEWELERS Gold Connection Jewelers 281-344-9900 • We Buy Gold We are a full-service jewelry store in your neighborhood. We offer diamonds, gold and silver jewelry and watches. Repairs are done on our premises. Custom design is our specialty. We offer front door parking for your convenience. Our hours are M-F from 10:00-6:00 pm and again on Sat from 10:00-4:00 pm. We are located at 206 Hwy 90A, Richmond, 77406. Come see our fabulous inventory! MAGAZINE Fort Bend / Katy Business Journal 281-690-4200 Fort Bend’s ONLY business publication. Reaching over 10,000 businesses monthly. The place to advertise to reach the vital Fort Bend County business community.




Nature’s Own Pest And Lawn Service 281-656-2847 18035 W. Little York Rd. Ste. F, Katy, TX 77449. Using an exterminator that will practice the safest and most natural techniques for pest control can be reassuring and December be the only consideration for those who are determined to live green in every way. Natural pest control with the best guarantee in the business. At Nature’s Own, we will eradicate your bugs and make your home bug free once again. Don’t lose any sleep over these pesky bugs. Call Nature’s Own today. Mention Fort Bend Business Journal and receive a special discount.

NEWSPAPER Fort Bend Star 281-690-4200 We have been delivering a free community newspaper to homes throughout Fort Bend County longer than ANY OTHER newspaper.

NETWORKING Fort Bend Chapter - BNI Fort Bend Business Network International, the oldest networking chapter in the Fort Bend Chapter - BNI network, is a group of like-minded business owners who meet to network every Thursday morning at 7 am at Sweetwater

Country Club. Membership is limited to one professional per category. However, the organization does have some open categories and is looking for entrepreneurs who want to connect with a great group of people and grow their business! For information on how to come visit, please email

OPEN MRI Upright MRI of Sugar Land 281-494-0505 CLAUSTROPHOBIC? Upright MRI is the only True OPEN MRI in Sugar Land. We scan patients standing, sitting, or lying down. For the first time, patients can be scanned in weight-bearing postures and in their position of pain. It is ideal for patients who have difficulty lying down due to respiratory or cardiac problems. Mention this ad and receive $25 off your first scan. 2655 Cordes Drive #150, Sugar Land, 77479. Open Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

OPTOMETRISTS Elissa R. Wedemeyer O.D., FCOVD, F.A.A.O 281-499-2600 6026 Highway 6 Missouri City, TX 77459. Comprehensive Vision Exams from infants to seniors. Medical management of Eye Infections and disease. Large selection eyeglass frames and contact lenses. Most medical and vision insurances accepted.

PHARMACIES Ed’s Pharmacy 281-499-4555 Ed Sziy, 3740 Cartwright, Missouri City, TX 77459, Fax: 281-499-7088.

PHYSICIANS The Immunization Clinic Be wise, test and, immunize 281-313-7468 office 281-313-7470 fax 3727 Greenbriar Dr. #403 Stafford, TX 77477 CDC certified Yellow fever provider of domestic and travel vaccines, Flu vaccines, TB skin tests, Drug testing and titer testing for adults and children for college, work, travel, immigration, pre-employment and post-accident testing. April 2017 H Fort Bend / Katy Business Journal

Open for appts M-F and 2 Saturdays a month. You can come to our site or we come to you for mobile testing and administration of vaccines for groups and churches.

PREGNANCY RESOURCES Pregnancy Resource Medical Center of Fort Bend County 281-232-2375 The Pregnancy Resource Medical Center is a nonprofit that helps women by offering free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, peer consultations, classes and parenting resources. We are looking for volunteers, financial partners and church liaisons to help us reach our community. You can share the joy of helping hurt hearts and saving lives. We are located at 2918 Avenue I Rosenberg, TX 77471.

REAL ESTATE Colliers International, formerly Curtice Commercial Real Estate 281-494-4769 Kolbe M. Curtice, CCIM, CLS, 15999 City Walk, Suite 250, Sugar Land Square located at U.S. Highway 59 & State Highway 6, Fax: 281-4943227, Brokerage, Development, Investment and Tenant Representation, 30 years experience in Fort Bend. Riverstone Development Co. 281-499-8700 Tom Wilcox, 4855 Riverstone Blvd, Missouri City, Texas 77459, Fax: 281-499-8704, Luxurious waterside living in Fort Bend from $200s to the many millions. Jeanne Gregory, CRS, GRI 713-854-0923 14905 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land, Texas 77478, Remax Southwest. Residential real estate sales & corporate locations. Jennifer Weaver, ABR, CRS, GRI 281-207-5037 RE/MAX Southwest, 14905 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land, TX 77478. Residential sales and corporate relocation since 1979.

As a proud and responsible member of the Fort Bend, Texas business community, we accept aluminum, copper, brass, stainless steel, vehicle radiators, air conditioning coils, lead and other scrap metal. We seek to protect the environment through our intake and processing of scrap metal product usually destined for landfills. Our friendly staff values you as a customer and provides the VIP treatment to make your experience with us a profitable and efficient one. If you’re not selling me your metal, we both lose money!

Living Improvements - 281-499-7000 AWARD WINNING - 2010 & 2011 Houston’s BEST “Outdoor Living Space” Living Improvements’ commitment to excellence makes us the perfect fit for your building needs. We have over 200 years cumulative in-house experience in the remodeling and construction industry making us highly skilled, professional and detail oriented striving to exceed our customer’s expectations. We feature outdoor living spaces, custom homes, interior and exterior renovations. Our commitment to excellence is just one of the reasons we have over 5,000 satisfied customers. SERVING FORT BEND & SURROUNDING COUNTIES FOR OVER 35 YEARS.

VIDEO SERVICES Star Digital Studios • 281-690-4280 A full service video production studio providing all phases of video production including professional writing, videography, editing, DVD duplication, distribution; also video deposition services to the legal community. For video needed for a TV commercial, website posting, employee training, promotional DVDs, special presentations, coverage of live events/trade shows, or corporate videos, give us a call. If you are interested in something you do not see on our website, let us know and we’re ready to accommodate your needs!

TRANSPORTATION Town Center Transportation Inc. (281) 743-8992 Going to the airport is stressful, and leaving your car there is even worse! Next time you go on a trip or travel for business let us do the driving. We are a locally owned and operated transportation business with a fleet of luxury mid and fullsize SUV’s that services Sugar Land, Missouri City, Richmond, Fort Bend County and Houston. We also provide transportation for going out to dinner (don’t drink and drive!), concerts, cruises, weddings, and all other events in the greater Houston area. Relax, unwind, and call Town Center Transportation!

SCRAP DEALER/METAL RECYCLING Julius Metals • 281-499-6400 3018 5th St., Stafford, TX 77477 Julius Metals has been FT. BEND COUNTY’S LARGEST SCRAP DEALER serving Fort Bend and surrounding counties for the past 31 years.



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FAMILY fun day!

SATURDAY MAY 6, 2017 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. • Constellation Field in Sugar Land

FREE EVENT Join us for a day of Fun at Constellation Field in Sugar Land. Family Fun Day offers attendees the opportunity to visit with 50 plus vendors from all types of businesses • Summer camps • Schools • Hospitals • Churches • Vacation Bible Schools • Music Schools • Retailers • Doctors • Dentists • and others. In addition, the kids will enjoy activities all day, including: - Walking on the Skeeters’ outfield - Having their photo taken with Swatson – the Skeeters’ mascot - Visiting with and collecting autographs from Skeeters’ players - Playing on the Skeeters playground and in several bounce houses - Eating ball park food purchased from the Skeeters food kiosks All persons attending will receive a coupon for a discount ticket to a Skeeters’ Baseball Game

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