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his is the way school would be in a perfect world. A one-to-one student-teacher ratio, flexible hours, tutoring and homework help are all a part of what makes Fusion Academy Sugar Land unique and successful. The private middle and high school opened in June. It is located on University Boulevard in the Telfair area of Sugar Land. The Fusion Academy concept is so unique, that it has broken many paradigms about traditional school since it was conceived in 1989. The relationships-based school began when its founder, Michelle Rose Gilman, began tutoring and mentoring students out of her home in Solana Beach, Calif. She was frustrated with the status quo and had a passionate belief in the power of positive relationships to unlock academic potential. Since 2010, the school has grown to 40 campuses across the country in California, Connecticut, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Virginia and Washington, D.C. Last year, Sugar Land joined the family. According to Fusion, the educational experience is customized to ignite a student’s passion for learning. Classes are self-paced, and course material is presented in ways that suit students’ individual interest, strengths and challenges. It was modeled around the needs of students who weren’t finding their place in more traditional school environments – whether they

struggled with mild learning differences, social issues, the rigid scheduling of more traditional schools, or the boredom of a classroom not geared to accelerated learners. While the educational concept is fantastic, so, unfortunately, is the price. A semester ranges in price from $12,500 to $18,750 – about one and a half times what the state spends in a year to educate a child. A single class is $3,125 per semester. On the other hand, you get what you pay for. This is an education that is far superior to anything public schools can provide. Because of the flexibility of the program, it can also be used to supplement a public education, giving the student the best of both worlds. Research has taught us that people learn in different ways. The Fusion way is customized to the individual, allowing them to reach their full potential as learners. That enables the students to go further and achieve more than they ever would in a traditional school environment. To learn more about this innovative school, please read the cover story inside this edition. You can also visit www. fusionacademy.com for a more comprehensive look at what Fusion has to offer. Sincerely, Joe Southern Editor, Fort Bend/Katy Business Journal

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Fort Bend County Fair wins marketing awards............................................................................... 4 Post Oak Bancshares buying The State Bank of Texas............................................................... 5 Fort Bend sees booming industrial growth . .................................................................................... 6 Lifestyle changes can lessen cardiac concerns.............................................................................. 8

Fusion Academy A revolutionary way to school in Sugar Land

OakBend medical center hires new CFO...................................................................................... 10 Johnson Development gives trees a new home in Veranda................................................... 12 Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce - Newsletters....................................................................... 20

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ere at Roberts Wealth Management, because we do total wealth management, not just investment consulting, we help our clients consider all aspects of retirement. In fact, we offer two great publications: Your Retirement Income Planning Checklist and The Consumer’s Guide to Finding the Right Retirement Income Planner. Anyone can call our office or go to our website to request these. The Retirement Checklist has 10 items to consider when planning for retirement. Here are two points I find people planning for retirement may not have discussed with their financial professional. The first thing to consider is that you should plan for a longer life. According to the Society of Actuaries, of couples who are 65, there is a 75 percent chance that one of them will live to age 85. With that in mind, it makes sense for someone in their 60s to plan for 20, 25, or even more years of retirement income. These numbers are an

average for men and women. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, women tend to live 5-6 years longer; therefore, women should actually consider 30 years of April R. Roberts, J.D. retirement income. With people, on average, living longer, they need to be smarter about how they use their retirement income – paying close attention to distribution, liquidity of assets and taxes. Second, since we are living longer, it’s important to have a plan for long term care, nursing homes or home healthcare. The average cost of long-term care in Texas is currently $5,000-$6,000 per month. We have clients paying $10,000 a month for

assistance at home so we understand that it’s no small cost to consider. It’s also important to understand Medicare pays for acute care, not long-term residency. Medicaid, on the other hand, will kick in for long-term care, but only after you’ve “spent down” your assets. There are asset-based options for long-term care and home healthcare coverage where you still keep the money in the family. You should be sure to discuss all options with a financial professional and have a plan in place. These are just a couple items on our checklist to consider so stay tuned as I cover more items next month. You can already begin to see why retirement planning is a puzzle for most people. It’s important to find and work with a financial professional that you trust. Give us a call today to schedule your retirement checkup. Let us help you start the year off right towards your retirement!

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Fort Bend County Fair wins marketing awards

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Pictured from the left are (front row) Neil O. Yelderman, Vickie Todd Autry, Sean Gutierrez, Tim Jakubik and Margaret Kunz, (standing) Cecil Willis, Jackie Snader, Elizabeth Duff Drozd, Russell Gibson, Erin Gorka, Roy Mercer, James Duke, Marjie Pollard, Bill Autry, Jennifer Williams, Bobby Poncik, Cindy Schmidt, Chase Raska, Louis Katz and Brian Graeber.

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he Fort Bend County Fair Association received top honors for its marketing and communication efforts. The awards were announced during the Ray Cammack Shows – Award of Excellence for Marketing and Communication competition for superior efforts in event marketing and management at the Texas Association of Fairs and Events (TAFE) convention and trade show on Jan. 7. The Fort Bend County Fair competed with other large market fairs and events with attendance ranging from 100,000 to 250,000. The fair received 12 awards for its hard work, including three first place honors. Many of the board members attended the convention including 2017 Fort Bend County Fair President Ernest Lawson. “Being honored for our hard-work and recognized by our peers, it is humbling. So many fairs do a great job for the youth and their communities, so to be acknowledged among these talented associations it is quite an achievement,” Lawson said.

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This is the third year in row that the Fort Bend County Fair was awarded for its Specialty Video, E-Newsletter, Color Ads, and Sponsorship program. The Specialty Video has over 50,000 views and is the fair’s version of Carpool Karaoke featuring 2016 headliner, Johnny Lee, and then President, Neil O. Yelderman. Fort Bend County Fair Association honors include: First Place Honors: Best Premium Book Best Specialty Video Best Overall Sponsorship Program Second Place Honors: Best Newspaper Ad Best Photography Series Best E-Newsletter Best Shirt Design Best Pin, Badge or Button Third Place Honors: Best Other Merchandise Best Online Advertising Best Program – color Best Color Ad The TAFE Ray Cammack Shows Marketing and Communication Awards program recognizes excellence in marketing

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campaigns used to promote fairs, festivals and events. The Fort Bend County Fair continues to bring awareness to their fair and striving to make their fair a place for all residents. “We are always looking for ways to get all our residents interested and involved in our Fair, no matter where they live, where they are from or what their background is…we want to be a Fair that everyone can attend and participate,” Lawson said. “We will put every effort into our marketing and community outreach to make this happen.”

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Post Oak Bancshares buying The State Bank of Texas

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ost Oak Bancshares, Inc. announced Friday that it will acquire Houston-based The State Bank of Texas. According to the terms of the agreement, Post Oak Bancshares, Inc. ($1.128 billion in total assets as of Dec. 31) will acquire all of the outstanding stock of The State Bank of Texas in a stock and cash transaction. The State Bank of Texas opened in 1982 and operates locations in Houston and Stafford. As of Dec. 31, The State Bank of Texas had total assets of $173 million, $84 million in total loans and $157 million in deposits. Under the terms of the agreement, which has been unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both companies, Post Oak Bancshares will issue shares of its common stock and cash for all outstanding shares of The State Bank of Texas common stock, subject to certain conditions and potential adjustments. In connection with the closing of the transaction, The State Bank of Texas will merge into Post Oak Bank, N.A., the company’s

wholly-owned bank subsidiary. Bank’s chairman and president. YOUR YOUR “The merger with Post Oak Bank fulfillsLIFE. YOUR CompletionBUSINESS. of the transaction is subject our desire to partner with a strong, local bank to to certain closing conditions, including better meet the needs of our customers and customary regulatory approvals and approval community,” said Bill Black, chairman, of The State Bank of Texas shareholders. The president and CEO of The State Bank of Texas. transaction is expected to close in the first “We are excited to have found a great partner quarter of this year. with Post Oak Bank. We feel very comfortable Post Oak Bancshares, Inc. was advised by that our employees and especially our customers Sheshunoff & Co. and the law firm of will benefit from this move.” Bracewell LLP. The State Bank of Texas was “This merger will add convenient locations advised by Performance Trust Capital Partners, in Houston and Stafford giving us a total of 13 LLC and the law firm of Fenimore Kay offices and over $1.3 billion in assets across the Harrison & Ford, LLP. greater Houston area. We look forward to Post Oak Bancshares is a Houston-based partnering with Bill Black and the rest of The bank holding company that owns a commercial State Bank of Texas team to increase bank that currently has locations in Houston, commercial lending in these important Beaumont, Conroe, Pasadena, Sugar Land, The markets,” said Roland Williams, Post Oak Woodlands, Anahuac, Dayton and Liberty.

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Fort Bend sees booming industrial growth

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nown for its wealth of topselling master-planned communities, high-performing schools and family-friendly ambiance, Fort Bend County also is witnessing a growing industrial base, with several business parks under active development totaling more than 500 acres. Several parcels have already sold within the Rosenberg Business Park, a 184-acre, shovelready site near the intersection of Interstate 69 and FM 2218. The business park — Rosenberg’s largest — is the culmination of a public-private partnership fostered by then Rosenberg mayor and now Precinct 1 County Commissioner Vincent Morales Jr., between the City of Rosenberg and Fuller Realty Partners. The goal was to provide a readily available space near major thoroughfares that could be easily customized to fit the needs of industrial and manufacturing companies.

“Sites can be configured from three acres to 30 acres, said Randall Malik, economic development director for the City of Rosenberg. “Utilities are in place, off-site detention is provided and there is no MUD tax. Combined with a favorable Fort Bend business climate and a location less than half a mile from the new Texas State Technical College, the Rosenberg Business Park offers an attractive package.” More than 40 acres have been sold in the deed-restricted park, with additional tracts expected to close soon. Location also is key to the development of Park 8-Ninety, a 129-acre park at the border of Fort Bend and Harris counties. “This location has access to U.S. 90 and Beltway 8, but what also attracted us in addition to its outstanding highway access is the property’s location in Fort Bend County, Missouri City and the utility district,” said Jeremy Garner, principal with Trammel Crow Company, which is developing the site.

TexPharma to bring up to 500 jobs to Fort Bend

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he Fort Bend County Commissioners Court has approved a tax abatement to bring TexPharma into the Rosenberg Business Park, a move that could bring up to 500 new jobs to Fort Bend County. The company is consolidating operations in multiple locations to one facility in Rosenberg that will house production and bottling of nutraceutical and pharmaceutical vitamins, dietary supplements and other items. Space, highway access and a location removed from the city center drew TexPharma to the new business park, said Al Pirani, manager of one of the facilities being consolidated. Pirani said he expects Phase 1 construction to begin soon on a 210,000-square-foot building, with the center possibly opening in 2017. TexPharma will start with 80 employees in Rosenberg and hopes to see the number grow to approximately 500. TexPharma’s capital investment for the 19.1-acre complex is projected at $21 million. The county’s move to approve a 60 percent tax abatement for seven years mirrors a similar

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gesture made by the City of Rosenberg late last year. “This will have a tremendous impact on our economy,” said Randall Malik, economic development director for Rosenberg. “These employees will be working here, probably living nearby and spending locally.” Rosenberg Business Park, a shovelready,184-acre site near the intersection of Interstate 69 and FM 2218. The business park — Rosenberg’s largest — is the culmination of a public-private partnership fostered by then Rosenberg mayor and now Precinct 1 County Commissioner Vincent Morales Jr., between the city of Rosenberg and Fuller Realty Partners. The goal was to provide a readily available space near major thoroughfares that could be easily customized to fit the needs of industrial and manufacturing companies. “At one time agricultural land, Rosenberg Business Park is now bringing new jobs to the county and increasing the tax base,” Morales said. TexPharma is the third company to purchase land within the Rosenberg Business Park, but will be the first to start construction. It is also the largest tenant within the park so far, Malik said.

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One of Houston’s largest industrial developers, Trammel Crow’s appreciation for Fort Bend’s potential business park market began in late 2006 with the purchase of the Willowisp Country Club along Fondren Road just south of U.S. 90. “We predicted the industrial market moving in that direction,” Garner said. “We saw demand expanding south of the beltway. We were probably a little ahead of the curve, but were willing to carry the Willowisp property for seven to 10 years.” Trammel Crow transformed the 169-acre Willowisp property into Lakeview Business Park, first building three speculative facilities encompassing 240,000 square feet in 2009. All three buildings are now owner-occupied and more than 1.1 million square feet has been developed at Lakeview Business Park. Only 7.4 acres remain. “Even with the Great Recession, we were able to stay on schedule with this project,” Garner said. When the opportunity came in 2014 to purchase land for another project in the same relative area, Trammel Crow didn’t hesitate. “We have had excellent cooperation from Missouri City, Fort Bend County, the Fort Bend Economic Development Council and WCID #2,” Garner said. “This property had a lot of problems. Through creative problemsolving and cooperation, we developed a plan beneficial to all parties.” The site was two feet below base elevation, rendering it not viable. Trammel Crow offered to excavate land in nearby Buffalo Run Park to create a lake and used the fill to raise the business park above base elevation. “The lake is a permanent amenity, plus it serves as a stormwater retention pond when needed,” Garner said. “This is an excellent example of public-private partnership.” The three buildings of Park 8-Ninety’s first phase opened this summer. More than 28 percent of the 439,704 available square feet has been leased. “We are ahead of schedule on this project,” Garner said. “We are seeing strong interest from healthcare-related companies since you can get from the business park to the Medical Center in 13 minutes. Our first tenant is a large medical and lab supply company.” Another redevelopment project is bringing an additional 351,960 square feet of industrial space to Fort Bend. Crow Holdings Industrial completed the Stafford Grove Industrial Park


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More than 500 acres of business parks are under active development in Fort Bend County. Shown here is a rendering for a new business, TexPharma, moving into the Rosenberg Business Park.

in late 2016 at the site of a former Texas Instruments campus at West Airport Boulevard and Murphy Road. The project’s three buildings offer substantial flexibility, says Matteson Hamilton, managing director for the industrial division of Stream Realty, which is handling leasing of the project. “You can have anywhere from 9,000 to 165,000 square feet under one roof,” he said. “Plus, we offer rear-load, cross-dock and front-

load capabilities. This project casts a wide net.” Interest has been strong in the project, which is central to Southwest Houston. “We are seeing strong leasing activity,” Hamilton said. “You typically don’t see much pre-leasing opportunity in the Houston industrial market. The Fort Bend Economic Development Council has developed a video showcasing industrial development in the county.

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Lifestyle changes can lessen cardiac concerns fibrillation, or AFib, is one of the most common heart arrhythmias and a condition that often worsens with age. “In a normal heartbeat, the heart has a natural pacemaker that fires electricity located in the right upper chamber of the heart,” Adrogue explained. “In between a normal beat, the heart rests. When the heart has beats coming from different locations than the natural pacemaker, it can cause extra heartbeats. This is atrial fibrillation.” Among the most dangerous potential effects of AFib are stroke and heart failure.

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s your heart at risk? It might be. One in four deaths in the United States are caused by heart disease each year. Heart disease is so dangerous because many chronic conditions that lead to it may often go unrecognized while slowly damaging your heart. Julia Adrogue, M.D., a board-certified cardiologist with Houston Methodist Cardiology Associates, explained some of the most common cardiac conditions and what you can do to help protect yourself. THREE DANGEROUS CONDITIONS

High cholesterol – Individuals with high cholesterol are twice as likely to develop heart disease as those with lower levels of cholesterol. “The body uses cholesterol for many things that are useful,” Adrogue explained. “But, when you have too much cholesterol, it builds up in the walls of blood vessels. When this occurs in the arteries of the heart, it can lead to a heart attack.” One of the most troubling aspects of high cholesterol is that it often presents no symptoms, meaning it’s crucial to have your cholesterol checked by your doctor regularly. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends adults have their cholesterol checked every five years. High blood pressure – One-third of U.S. adults have high blood pressure, a condition

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that can have potentially life-threatening consequences. “High blood pressure has been called the silent killer,” Adrogue said. “It is a kind of background threat to your health when you have it. High blood pressure affects the entire body, putting you at higher risk for stroke, heart attack, atrial fibrillation and can also put strain on your kidneys, causing damage.” Atrial fibrillation (AFib) – Irregular heartbeats, or heart arrhythmias, can put strain on the heart and the systems it supports. Atrial

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While these cardiac conditions must be taken seriously, effective treatment options exist for all of them. Medications are available that can help reduce bad cholesterol levels and bring blood pressure levels to a normal range. AFib similarly can be treated with medications as well as promising new surgical options. But, Adrogue stresses that in addition to proper medical care, it’s vital to begin by improving your lifestyle choices to lower your risk of future heart problems. Focusing on making healthy food choices and getting regular physical activity are two of the most important behaviors you can adopt for heart health. “Many diseases of the heart are caused or worsened by living a sedentary life with poor eating habits,” Adrogue said. “Combining effective treatment with lifestyle changes offers the best hope for a healthier life for most people. That’s why the first thing we do for cardiac patients at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital is implement patient education to help develop healthy dietary and exercise habits.” To schedule an appointment with Julia Adrogue, M.D., at Houston Methodist Cardiology Associates, visit houstonmethodist. org/appointments or call 713-776-9500. HEART HEALTH SCREENINGS

Schedule an appointment to learn your 10-year risk for heart disease and receive cholesterol and blood pressure screenings. The event is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 23, in the Brazos Pavilion Conference Center on the Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital campus. Registration required. For more information or to register, visit events.houstonmethodist.org/ sl-heart or call 281-274-7500.


Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital welcomes breast surgeon, Dr. Sandra Templeton, to the Specialty Physician Group improved access to clinical trials, support groups and the nurse navigator program at the Houston Methodist Breast Care Center at Sugar Land, which assists patients in scheduling and provides ongoing information and follow-up, improving their overall experience. “I am extremely pleased to be joining Houston Methodist Breast Surgery Partners,” said Templeton. “I truly believe that Houston Methodist Sugar Land is dedicated to providing the best care possible for patients. Lifelong breast care is a foundation of my practice, and being a full-time physician at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital will allow me to continue to offer the most advanced treatment options and empower my DR. SANDRA TEMPLETON Breast Surgeon

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ouston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital welcomes breast surgeon, Dr. Sandra Templeton, to the Specialty Physician Group Board-certified surgeon Sandra Templeton, M.D., a longtime member of the Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital medical staff, is joining Houston Methodist Breast Surgery Partners in February. Templeton specializes in diseases and surgery of the breast and is a well-respected breast surgeon of Fort Bend County. Her clinical expertise includes advanced breast surgery techniques, nipple-sparing mastectomies, skin-sparing mastectomies, oncoplastic procedures and benign breast diseases to include high-risk patients. The affiliation with Houston Methodist Sugar Land gives patients increased accessibility to the hospital’s outstanding breast cancer team of specialty radiologists, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists, and will enhance communication and coordination with her patients’ care team. Templeton’s patients will also have

patients by providing a thorough understanding of their diagnoses and treatment plans.” Templeton is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and has been a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons for more than a decade. She is an alumna of Baylor University and received her doctor of medicine degree from Baylor College of Medicine where she taught before focusing on her practice in Sugar Land. To schedule an appointment with Templeton, call 281-494-3000. Her office is located on Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s campus, in Medical Office Building 3, suite 220. To learn more about her practice visit houstonmethodist.org/spg.

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OakBend medical center hires new CFO

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eff Hammel has joined OakBend Medical Center as the hospital’s Chief Financial Officer. Jeff brings over 20 years of broad financial and operational experience in the healthcare industry to OakBend. He holds an MBA from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, as well as a BS in accounting from Indiana University Bloomington and obtained his C.P.A. certification in the state of Ohio. In his most recent role as Chief Financial Officer of Cell Medica, Hammel managed global financial operations and helped to raise over $100 million in private investment, as well as served as company secretary and compliance officer for the biotechnology company. Hammel began his career as an auditor with KPMG followed by financial management roles of increasing responsibility in corporate life sciences and is an active member of Financial Executives

International. “OakBend focuses differently on healthcare. Instead of looking at patients from a technical standpoint, OakBend focuses on a holistic approach. Not JEFF HAMMEL only is the medical OakBend Medical - CFO team involved in patient care, they encourage the patient and their families to be a part of the process to help patients get back home as quickly as possible. I wanted to be a part of this environment,” Hammel said. According to Joe Freudenberg, CEO of OakBend Medical Center, “Jeff is an invaluable asset to OakBend. His background in the healthcare industry allows him to jump right into his position. We are excited to have him as part of our team.”

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ntegrated Water Resource Plan Citizen Task Force applications will be accepted through Feb. 19. The task force will assist with the identification of options related to the supply and demand of water for the city of Sugar Land. “An Integrated Water Resource Plan takes water supply planning beyond the traditional approach of cost-yield analysis and incorporates social and environmental aspects of water resource management,” said Water Resources Manager Katie Clayton, P.E. “This project is intended to identify policies, programs and capital improvements to ensure adequate water supplies and responsible management of those supplies for Sugar Land. An integral part of this effort is community involvement and consensus building.” The citizen task force will be asked to provide leadership for a community dialogue and education process regarding water-related

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issues. Other tasks will include facilitating feedback on water supply projects, programs or contracts. The Sugar Land City Council is expected to appoint the task force in March. Those considered will include residents of Sugar Land and its extra-territorial jurisdiction. The task force will meet once per month for 12 months. For more information, call 281-2752450 or email kclayton@sugarlandtx.gov.

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Construction starts on Oyster Creek Animal Hospital

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onstruction began in December on Oyster Creek Animal Hospital, a new veterinary hospital serving the residents of Sugar Land and Fort Bend County. “We are excited to bring our brand of high-tech, high-touch, complete veterinary care to Sugar Land,” said Dr. Darren Williams, owner of the hospital. “We will be able to provide state-of-the art veterinary medicine, in addition to routine care and luxury boarding. We look forward to serving the pets of Sugar Land for years to come.” The 6500-square-foot hospital will boast an open, airy reception lobby, separate entrances for dogs and cats to help reduce their stress, and exterior design elements that will blend with its Telfair neighborhood. Slated to open its doors in September, Oyster Creek Animal Hospital is located at the corner of University and New Territory boulevards, at 1218 Museum Square Dr.

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Pictured from left to right at the groundbreaking for Oyster Creek Animal Hospital are Carrie Dolezal, Sugar Land City Councilmember Himesh Gandhi, Angela Cantu, Crystal Slaughter, Caroline Gates, Gio Sibrian, and Darren Williams, DVM.

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Johnson Development gives trees a new home in Veranda

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s Johnson Development readies its newest master-planned community for homes and families, the developer is giving new life to decades-old trees that might otherwise be sacrificed. Crews have already moved 13 trees — all pecans — to make way for a needed detention pond in the Richmond community. Eight of these trees have been replanted in the median of Williams Way Boulevard, while five were moved to a staging area. The developer expects to relocate up to 30 trees. “Relocating the trees has several benefits,” said Trey Reichert, vice president and general manager of Veranda. “Most importantly is that we are able to save trees that we would normally have to cut down in order to develop the surrounding area. But it also gives the community an instantly mature landscape that you would typically only find in established developments.”

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The relocation process started in August, when landscape architect Clark Condon and Environmental Design identified trees that were healthy. The trees were then pruned at the roots with the root ball being wrapped, watered and fertilized as needed for several months before being transplanted. The final step before being dug up was to prune the branches. “We’ve done similar relocation programs in other Johnson Development communities, but the project in Veranda was easier because we didn’t have to cross any power lines,” Reichert said. “The trees were able to stay upright and only moved a short distance.” The trees — most of which were about 10 to 15 inches in diameter — were moved using a 168-inch tree spade. In addition to the median, trees will be planted along other major roadways in the community. “In typical community landscaping, you would purchase a 3- to 4-inch oak tree that is maybe 15 to 20 feet tall,” Reichert said.

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“These trees are three to four times larger. It definitely makes a statement.” Veranda is a 590-acre community located near the northwest corner of Williams Way Boulevard and U.S. 59. It will offer up to 2,500 homes, with the first homes expected to begin construction in early 2017. Veranda is Johnson Development’s seventh Fort Bend community, joining Cross Creek Ranch, Harvest Green, Imperial, Jordan Ranch, Sienna Plantation and Riverstone, the state’s top-selling masterplanned community. Other current Houston projects of Johnson Development Corp. include Edgewater, Fall Creek, Grand Central Park, Harmony, Tuscan Lakes, Willow Creek Farms and Woodforest. Johnson Development also is overseeing the Viridian community and Trinity Falls in Dallas-Fort Worth. For more information, visit www. johnsondevelopment.com.


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Along with personalized curriculum, Fusion’s one-to-one teaching model also allows for the customization of scheduling. Students may enroll at any time of the year, and take classes at a time of day that works best for them, which appeals to students who have demanding schedules outside of school because of sports or artistic involvement. Each campus is unique but has a similar “vibe” and culture as the original Solana Beach campus. Each also includes a state-of-the-art recording studio and mixed-media art studio for students to express their creativity, and two Homework Café spaces, one silent and one social, where students complete their homework before leaving for the day. Some students enroll full time, while others utilize Fusion’s tutoring and mentoring services. Their tutors are their teachers who are passionate about and have mastered their subject matter. Families also turn to Fusion to support their homeschooling efforts by taking classes for credit like world languages and lab sciences. From algebra to yoga and everything in between, Fusion offers over 250 middle and high school courses, all of which meet state standards. Classes are available at three levels: essential, college prep, and honors. Fusion teachers have also created classes for students if there is something students would like to learn that isn’t available in their catalog, while still adhering to state standards. Creative expression is at the core of Fusion, as they understand the pivotal role it plays in students’ wellbeing. They offer a robust roster of elective classes like DJ performing arts, graphic design, music theory, vocal fundamentals, recording arts, studio art, digital photography, film studies, and more. Fusion’s Wellness Program complements

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DBA (Assumed Names)

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This is a sample of the Assumed Names (DBAs) filed at the Fort Bend County Clerk’s office for December 2016. More Assumed Names may be viewed online at http://ccweb.co.fort-bend.TX.us/RealEstate/SearchEntry.aspx. There were 535 Assumed Names for month of December. Stallcup Dayna The Savvy Hanger (+) 10211 Augusta Breeze Ln 77494

Singh Kavita Davox Telecom 15000 W Airport #724 77498

Kirby Pamela Yvonne (+) Pamela Healthcare Services 5317 Grapevine St 77045

Farrier Rodney M (+) Sage Platinum Investments 515 S Fry Rd # 272 77450

Primary Solutions Inc Pmi Primary Solutions 16019 Thornbill Ln 77084

Thompson Brenda Meal Planning Magic 1502 Leaf Springs Ct 77479

BSP Inc Big State Plumbing 11510 Highway 36 77461

Bolden Candalyn The Beautea Party (+) 13601 Trail Meadow Ln 77583

Knowles Robert (+) Cruise Planners 2750 - FM 1463 Ste 15062 77494

Solomon Investments Dominant Fitness 1923 Buttonwood Trl 777471

Keysbus LLC Keysbus LLC 22423 Bristolwood Ct 77494

Hollen Construction LLC Krayson Construction 1306 FM 1092 Ste 205 77459

Goins Alberta Bert’s Desserts & More 4930 Sugar Grove Blvd #3205 77477

AFA Bros LLC AFA Movers 31 Scepter Run 77498

Winsey Patrick (+) Re/Max Legacy Living 9119 Hwy 6 Ste 230 #253

Jeanlouis Nadra F (+) Bright Visions By Nedra 1219 Mossridge Dr 77489

Spencer Naheeda Nageeda Spencer Photography 410 Ivymist Ct 77479

Mathew Rince United Trade House 2622 Willow Dr 77477

Butts Debora (+) A & W Remodleing and Cleaning Services 2010 Colbury Court 77450

White Christopher (+) I Am Chris 1806 Coretta Ct 77545

Reeves Calandria (+) Cali’s Creations 12840 S Kirkwood Rd #522 77477

Palmer Kenneth Palmer’s Pressure Washing Solutions 12240 Bella Terra Center Way Apt 10107 77406

Baths Of America Sugar Land LLC Baths Of America Fine Bath & Kitchen Gallery 15345 SW Frwy 77478

Jones Mary A Whispering Hope Christian Counseling 3014 Cumberland Dr 77459 Bosun-Ojomo Curthberth Alsat Solution 12411 Tambourin Dr 77477

Sessom Jonathan Edward J5 Entertainment 1514 Timber Creek Dr 77459

De Los Santos Kirsstien M (+) Gorgeous Beauty Skin Boutique 90 FM 359 77406

Harding Janice S J. Harding & Associates 15826 Willbriar Ln 77489

L&K Appliance Doctor LLC Mr Appliance Of Katy 6119 Sumerfield Glade Ln 77494

Senco LLC New York Athletic Club 3 Pravia Path Drive 77459

Pack Carolyn Five Pack 4502 Kelliwood Grove Ct 77450

Ramirez Charles Wayne Texas Made Consulting 16007 Soma Dr 77083

Perez John JP Capital Equipment 24914 Falconegrove Ln 77494

Moore Xavier Cortez Etx Pride LLC 8431 Ashlawn Drive 77083

Matthews Dennis World Wide Construction 965 FM 59 75751

Moore Xavier Cortez East Texas Pride LLC 8431 Ashlawn Drive 77083

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Sudin Evgeny Software-Define Anything 2346 Waterford Park St 77459

Bousquet Jason (+) Flexed Ink 9406 Harmony Lake Ln 77469

Colindres Oscar (+) Sure Hands Mechanical 13806 Templar Lane 77498

B.F. Global Inc www.beautiful feetstudio.com 28000 SW Fwy Ste H3 77471

Kinion Herbert A Sr (+) “Extreme Sound & Music Production” (+) 1311 Kirby Lake Ct 77406 Olowolayemo Dapo Victor (+) Toten Care 7130 Chickory Woods Ln 77083 Wellness Compounding Solutions LLC Lakepointe Compounding Pharmacy 1437 Hwy 6 Ste 300 77478

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Chacon Ingrid B Aesthetic Line 21202 Kingsland 77450

Jackson Jeremiah (+) Jrk Consulting Company 4225 D Hwy 6 77478

Chanis Group LLC Vape City 5011 Hwy 6 South 77459

Garcia Freddy Colls Areperos Grill 20900 FM 1093 #10207 77407

Finch Kenneth International Brenham Water Co 17903 Windmill Rd 77430

Frank Allarate J Jr (+) A.J. & Lupe Smoked Millennium Bbq 17715 Strolling Stream Ln 77407

Warren Patrick Nicholas (+) 1 America Truck Shop 4623 Pleasant Trail 77545

B.F. Global Inc Beautiful Feet Studio of Dance & The Arts 28000 SW Fwy Ste H3 77471 Salcido Grace Ellen A Better Deal Beail Bonds .2 210 W Hwy 90A 77469 Quick Charles B (+) Quick Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging Consultants 12503 Exchange Dr Ste 514 77477

Wolfe Claude Allen Allen’s B B Q 591 Quail Village Dr 77053 Kaminski April (+) Blissful Bodies 1710 Red Lake Court 77406 Szymaszek Larry G Sugar Land Mosquito Control 6626 Flowermound Dr 77479 Momin Luthfalibhai Git & Zip 12750 S Kirkwood Rd Ste 175 77477 75Th Anniversary Inc Ice Mart 1804 Ave H 77471 Mccormick David Stevan’s Pho & Seafood Restaurant 1517 Jackson 77469 Narayanan Swami Technology Consulting 3523 Woodbine Dr 77441 Abumohor Gisel (+) G & G Transport 235 Summer Creek Ln 77469 Blanco Electric Ltd Co (+) Belco 915 Lehman Street 77018

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Palmer Kenneth Xtensions 2 Go Beauty & Barber Supply 12240 Bella Terra Center Way Apt 10107 77406 Mou Yun Easebeauty 3523 Canton Hills 77459 Roberson Teirdre (+) Blessed 2 Be A Blessing 1111 N Magnolia Dale Dr 77545 Roberson Teirdre (+) Be It Unto You According To Your Faith 1111 N Magnolia Dale Dr 77545 68613517205 Snb Enterprise LLC Xl Logistics 1023 Mysterium Ln 77469 Geist Erin Danielle EDG Co 3119 Windmill Dr 77479 Knowles Robert Norman (+) Cruise Planners 2750 FM 1463 Ste 15062 77494 Ojevwe Rachael (+) Rachys Business Services 7418 Lake Run Ln 77407 Barnes James J (+) Barnes Realty Group 24044 Cinco Village Center Blvd #100 77494 Joseph Antoine (+) Cobra Trucking 7735 Deep Green Dr 77469


DBA (Assumed Names)

Data Beat (+) = More Names

Zhang Cui Ling Tri-Fortune Pte 6110 Corporate Dr Ste 323 77036

Agrofuture Veterinary Services Pllc Fort Bend Animal Hospital 1012 5Th Street 77471

Joseph Eniola Nicole Joe 15402 Longhorn Cavern Drive 77498

Garcia Pedro GCS Garcia Construction Service 816 Blume Rd # 50 77471

Jensen Gina (+) African Katy Market 975 S Mason Rd 77450

Wells Patricia R (+) Hasty Fitness 2411 Texana Way 77406

Hardy Ardenna P (+) Transitions N Life 3805 Landmark Drive 77496

Salazar Jose Jr Joe’s Auto Sales 7719 Powerline Rd 77469

Healthcare Intelligence Agency Inc Lex Enterprises 6923 Woodside Dr 77479

Carr Richard R (+) Kenrics 33246 Hannibal Rd 77441

Gloria’s Medication Therapy Management Services Pllc Gloria’s Educational Consulting Services 1914 Eastmont Ln 77489 Salinas Gerardo Ignacio (+) G Services 1213 2Nd St 77471 Benafia Ziyad Knights Transcare 23 Long Reach Dr #4304 77478 Young Matthew Young Appraisal Service 1802 Cheatham Trl Ct 77479 Castilow Kristie M Kristie Incorporated 2135 Waterford Park St 77459 Lv Estate Properties LLC Royale Retreat Nails Spa 4638 Hwy 6 77478 Diaz Urbano Genesis Remodeling 15923 Bunker Ridge Rd 77053 Marcinko Michelle (+) Texas Kisses By Mj 11606 Hopson Meadow Ln 77406

Garcia Joe M Jr Garcia & Garcia 939 Cummings 77471 Amf Security Solutions LLC (+) Eagle Security Service 6219 Gladewell Dr 77072 Amf Security Solutions LLC (+) Ranger Security 5800 Ranchester Dr # 202 77036 Montes Sabino W. T. Custom Cabinet 6207 Greenwick Ln 77085 Kase Trading Inc Brazos Motors 701 E Hwy 90 77406 H90 Collision Inc Brazos Collision 701 E Hwy 90 A 77406

Gps Ventures LLC Gulf Coast Geo Quip 1260 FM 1463 77494

Whiting Robert Rx Entertainment 7818 Windy Palms Ct 77407

Gps Ventures LLC J5 Inspections 1260 FM 1463 Ste 200 77494

Kennedy Mark Leaky Bucket Productions 2906 Cypress Point Dr 77459

MJC & Associates Inc Integrity Signers 9707 Calverton Dr 77498

Mozie Denzel Persona 2631 Plantation Hollow Ct 77459

Mjc & Associates Inc Integrity Signers America 9707 Calverton Dr 77498

Burton Justin William Just-N-Time Services 16625 Alice Foster St 77498

Alexander Willie Jr Alexander Aspects 2214 Cable Car Ct 77545

Lopez Juan C Juan’s Diesel & Auto Repair 1303 Alamo Ave 77469

Rdms Enterprises LLC Regal Liquor 2555 Cartwright Rd 77459

Guidry Barry (+) Bg Field Services 1111 Desert Springs Lane 77471

Nlechi Chibuzo Mathew (+) Mathlon E-Commerce 21510 Palaramo Ct 77407

Ferns Jerre M (+) Fertek Legal Services 9514 N Fitzgerald Way 77459

Qureshi Javed H Shazia’s Hair Trend 15315 SW Freeway 77478

Beltran Thomas Portillo Mobile Services 15410 Blueridge Ct 77489

Hargrove Joseph W Jr Yo Cell Mart 12989 Mlk 77048

Olagbegi Oluwatosin A Olateru (+) Vertigo Trading Limited 19427 Suffolk Hollow Ln 77407

Garcia Francisco Jr Texas Choice Construction Company 209 S Kleas St 77957

Marshall Mannaser Marketing Basics Co. (Mbx) 5 Sugar Creek Center 77478

Varela Michael J (+) Varela’s BBQ 1211 Hannover Blvd 77471

Rice Stephanie (+) Stephanie Rice Music 56 Sugar Creek Center Blvd # 375 77478

Garcia Humberto (+) Garcia-Salgado 203 Winton 77587

Diaz Shelly (+) Babybull Auto Sales 3138 Nail Rd 77545

Baron Espinosa Silvano (+) Xquisite2 18735 Windy Stone Dr 77084

Birkby Shuyu Liu (+) Beulah BH Independent Boarding Home 2810 Stock Creek Ln 77406

Agulue Christopher O (+) Isomex Export 14123 Renn Road 77083

Wagner Tamaria (+) Radiant Glo Skincare 9903 Overview Dr 77498

Horne Douglas D (+) Dug-Out Productions 56 Sugar Creek Center Blvd # 375 77478

Faisal Midhat Midhat Family Services 6207 Katy Gaston Rd #2101 77494

Wagner Forrest T (+) Forrest Home Improvement 9903 Overview Dr 77498

Ware Deborah W.J. Lawn Services 6615 Rockergate Dr 77489

Diaz Yahaira Papi’s Girls Beauty Bar Inc 726 FM 1092 77477

Torres Ben Subcool Heating and Air Conditioning 319 Center St 77477

Thompson William M Jr Urban Kreativity 7715 Hopewell Ln 77071

Diaz Yahaira Papi’s Girls 726 FM 1092 77477 Diaz Yahaira Md Management Development 726 FM 1092 77477

Zhao Hong Hope International Bioscience Consultation 11311 Red Bluff Turn 77459

Salgado Alejandro (+) Brahma Supply 203 Winton St 77587

Jackson Tarsha Crossfit Next Level Katy 19830 FM 1093 Ste 2501 77407 Hua Kui Sr Locksystem Company 22422 Crescent Cove Ct 77494 By Accident Inc Off The Hook Wrecker Service 211 Austin St 77469 Platx Of Texas Inc Platinum Wrecker 20080 Franz Rd 77449 Beebe Todd (+) DSI Premier Investigations 24566 Folkstone Cir 77494 Kelly-Vujanov Cossette (+) Belle Du Jour Spa 11610 Hopson Meadow Ln 77406

Salgado Alejandro (+) Custom Promo Design 203 Winton 77587

Bookngnation LLC Globanomic 2323 Long Reach Drive #420 77478

Brown Gloria D (+) Infinitees 9203 Hwy 6 South # 124/195 77083

Lee Jenny Huang Southern Chinese Media 707 Fairpark Ln 77478

Gomola Designs Inc Toys4joyz 25919 Redberry Juniper Trl 77494

De Santiago Andrea Patricia Rodriguez (+) Jb’s Bricklaying Construction 1301 Rear Ave I 77471

Wall Ramon Junteur (+) North Point Construction Services 10498 Fountain Lk Dr #331 77477

Zion Client Services LLC Zion Client Services 6031 Gablestone Ln 77450

Hinojosa David (+) Hinan Corporation Dba Great Clips 5836 Hwy 6 77459

Lewis William W Jr Paintdust 2447 Fairbreeze Dr 77494

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Data Beat

January 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

$33,677.27 $14,803.46 $120,050.00 $1,173.89 $119,149.16 $690,827.63 $93,079.35 $8,716.13 $6,962.17 $491,871.15 $1,189,568.16 $23,590.78 $1,997,159.60 $3,311,308.26 $11,647.65

$37,605.46 $13,208.50 $102,408.17 $2,642.79 $110,149.74 $656,084.96 $39,349.80 $6,822.57 $4,690.89 $473,905.12 $1,167,512.06 $9,121.64 $1,247,927.82 $4,190,161.20 $3,852.61

-10.44% 12.07% 17.22% -55.58% 8.17% 5.29% 136.54% 27.75% 48.41% 3.79% 1.88% 158.62% 60.03% -20.97% 202.33%

$33,677.27 $14,803.46 $120,050.00 $1,173.89 $119,149.16 $690,827.63 $93,079.35 $8,716.13 $6,962.17 $491,871.15 $1,189,568.16 $23,590.78 $1,997,159.60 $3,311,308.26 $11,647.65

$37,605.46 $13,208.50 $102,408.17 $2,642.79 $110,149.74 $656,084.96 $39,349.80 $6,822.57 $4,690.89 $473,905.12 $1,167,512.06 $9,121.64 $1,247,927.82 $4,190,161.20 $3,852.61

-10.44% 12.07% 17.22% -55.58% 8.17% 5.29% 136.54% 27.75% 48.41% 3.79% 1.88% 158.62% 60.03% -20.97% 202.33%

Top 20 City Sales and Use Tax Comparison Summary - January 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 Frisco Plano Amarillo Corpus Christi Lubbock Round Rock Irving McAllen Midland Grand Prairie McKinney Sugar Land Mesquite

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Net Payment This Period

Comp Payment Prior Year

% Change To Date

Payments To Date

Prior Year Payments Change

Percent Change

$48,466,094.34 $26,132,399.73 $22,098,884.12 $17,073,605.32 $11,467,109.95 $7,312,475.91 $6,983,622.11 $6,099,342.10 $6,077,155.99 $5,854,900.11 $5,456,009.29 $5,301,558.94 $5,009,496.80 $4,795,530.22 $4,780,133.93 $4,257,902.66 $4,172,388.97 $3,926,249.95 $3,311,308.26 $3,277,109.58

$51,032,742.33 $23,988,875.41 $20,463,935.53 $15,531,466.41 $10,039,392.41 $7,457,409.39 $6,696,316.70 $5,550,315.01 $5,785,537.52 $5,466,387.75 $5,614,640.37 $4,886,366.66 $5,260,059.27 $5,088,854.57 $4,922,751.10 $4,231,027.66 $3,640,304.34 $3,319,142.15 $4,190,161.20 $3,081,781.08

-5.02% 8.93% 7.98% 9.92% 14.22% -1.94% 4.29% 9.89% 5.04% 7.10% -2.82% 8.49% -4.76% -5.76% -2.89% 0.63% 14.61% 18.29% -20.97% 6.33%

$48,466,094.34 $26,132,399.73 $22,098,884.12 $17,073,605.32 $11,467,109.95 $7,312,475.91 $6,983,622.11 $6,099,342.10 $6,077,155.99 $5,854,900.11 $5,456,009.29 $5,301,558.94 $5,009,496.80 $4,795,530.22 $4,780,133.93 $4,257,902.66 $4,172,388.97 $3,926,249.95 $3,311,308.26 $3,277,109.58

$51,032,742.33 $23,988,875.41 $20,463,935.53 $15,531,466.41 $10,039,392.41 $7,457,409.39 $6,696,316.70 $5,550,315.01 $5,785,537.52 $5,466,387.75 $5,614,640.37 $4,886,366.66 $5,260,059.27 $5,088,854.57 $4,922,751.10 $4,231,027.66 $3,640,304.34 $3,319,142.15 $4,190,161.20 $3,081,781.08

-5.02% 8.93% 7.98% 9.92% 14.22% -1.94% 4.29% 9.89% 5.04% 7.10% -2.82% 8.49% -4.76% -5.76% -2.89% 0.63% 14.61% 18.29% -20.97% 6.33%

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Data Beat

Commercial Building Permits

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

TYPE OF PERMIT

VALUE

OWNER/CONTRACTOR

ROSENBERG 3327 Kentucky St

Commercial Building

$41,000

Los Chavez Transport

3803 BF Terry

Commercial Building

$250,000

1012 5th St

Commercial Building

$16,000

27127 Southwest Fwy

Commercial Building

$850,000

Tractor Supply

429 Walsh Rd

Commercial Building

$550,000

Walsh VV1, Ltd/Campbell Construction

425 Walsh Rd

Commercial Building

$550,000

Walsh VV1, Ltd/Campbell Construction

28000 SW Fwy

Commercial Building

$90,000

The Center of Rosenberg

1218 Herndon Dr

Commercial Building

$29,775

Rosenberg Vet Clinic/Custom Commercial Construction

Grand Total Valuation (Commercial)

12/01/16-12/30/16

$2,376,775

Anil Vyas Fort Bend Animal Hospital

SUGAR LAND 16535 Southwest Fwy Ste K5587

Commercial Addition

13505 University Blvd

Commercial New

$2,010,000

$4,114

First Colony Mall LLC/Premiere Construction

850 Imperial Blvd

Commercial New

$317,000

13948 2/3 Oakwood Ln

Commercial Remodel

$10,000

Rockin B Wireless

17500 W Grand Pkwy S

Commercial Remodel

$66,196

Memorial Hermann Hospital/Forney Construction

4418 Sweetwater Blvd

Commercial Addition

$36,000

JJ Cambridge LLC/Interior Concepts (Magnolia, TX)

310 State Hwy 6 Ste 500

Commercial Buildout

$583,000

150 Gillingham Ln

Commercial Remodel

$4,028,079

1331 State Hwy 6

Commercial Remodel

$15,000

Davita First Colony Dialysis/LTP Construction Company LLC

15600 Southwest Fwy

Commercial Remodel

$32,234

Lake Pointe Town Center LTD/Structure Tone SW, ?Inc

200 Gillingham Ln

Commercial Remodel

$873,629

Schlumberger Tech Corp/Kingham Dalton Wilson

530 State Hwy 6

Commercial Remodel

$270,000

Hwy 6 & 90 LTD/Central Builder Inc

3527 State Hwy 6 Ste 220

Commercial Remodel

$49,700

2277 Plaza Dr Ste 400

Commercial Remodel

$960,488

16190 City Walk Ste 250

Commercial Remodel

$60,000

Town Center Lakeside LTD/O’Donnell/Snider Cons

One Sugar Creek Center Blvd Ste 225

Commercial Remodel

$41,500

Parkway Portfolio I LLC/Iron Horse Builders

6544 Greatwood Pkwy

Commercial New

$503,000

Presytery of New Covenant Pre/Bethany Homes, Inc

5875 Sumit Creek Dr

Commercial Remodel

$400,000

Watts Pool Company, Inc

15910 Lexington Blvd Ste C

Commercial Remodel

$104,866

Weingarten Realty Investors/Dobson Construction Svcs Inc

14825 Southwest Fwy

Commercial Remodel

$39,745

NNN Sugar Land Medical Center Avan Construction Inc

101 Southwestern Blvd Ste 100

Commercial Remodel

$46,222

Mueller Holdings LP/Hermes Commercial Contractors

13135 Dairy Ashford Dr Ste 800

Commercial Remodel

$48,000

Sugar Creek/EPG LLC & Sugar Cr/O’Donnell/Snider Cons

56 Sugar Creek Center Blvd Ste 200

Commercial Remodel

$10,250

Radler Limited Partnership/MCR Construction

Grand Total Valuation (Commercial & Residential)

12/01/16-12/30/16

$13,869,742

NNP-Telfair LLC/Helker Crawford Construction NALCO Company/Blue Pool Connection, Inc

State of Texas/Turner Construction Company Schlumberger Tech Corp/Benchmark Houston Builders, LP

Market at First Colony Partner/Wong’s Contracting Co LCFRE Sugar Land Town Square L/O’Donnell/Snider Cons

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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

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OPEN MRI Upright MRI of Sugar Land 281-494-0505 www.mri911.com 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 www.drwedemeyer.com 6026 Hwy. 6 Missouri City, TX 77459. Therapeutic Optometrist; Visual Perceptual / Binocular Therapy; medical management of eye infections and diseases. The office has a large selection of fashion frames.

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 www.houstonvaccines.com houstonvaccines@gmail.com 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. Open for appts M-F and 2 Saturdays a month.

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PREGNANCY RESOURCES Pregnancy Resource Medical Center of Fort Bend County 281-232-2375 www.prmcfortbend.org 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.curtice@colliers.com 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 www.riverstone.com tomw@johnsondev.com. 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 www.jeannegregory.com Jeanne@jeannegregory.com 14905 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land, Texas 77478, Remax Southwest. Residential real estate sales & corporate locations. Jennifer Weaver, ABR, CRS, GRI 281-207-5037 www.jenniferweaver.com 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 www.living-improvements.com 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 www.starvideoproductions.com 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 TownCenterTransportation@Gmail.com www.TownCenterTransportation.com 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 www.juliusmetals.com 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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