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Volume 31 • No. 9


September 2013

Quail Valley Golf Course & City Centre The Place That Offers It All Right In Our Own Backyard


Banking, Finance & Investments Golf Courses & Country Clubs Should You Buy a Private Investment? SLFD to Enhance EMS Service Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce Newsletter Data Beat Information 4.95



Editor’s Preview by Sharon Wallingford

Fort Bend’s economy sees no limits Sharon Wallingford

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s a national leader, we know concrete pours occur daily. Home construction sites are popping up in all areas of our county. The purpose is to accommodate the flood of newcomers who are coming for jobs. Grocers are opening new stores, hospital services are expanding, and a variety of personal and business service providers are meeting the growing number of needs an expanding economy invites. Home sales are strong and cities and the county are charting how to expand critical infrastructure necessary to keep resident taxpayers happy and on the move. Falcon Landing Boulevard and Gaston Road are open. This Mobility Bond project included extending Falcon Landing 2.5 miles and upgrading Gaston Road to a concrete four lane curb and gutter with median. Work continues on the Grand Parkway and other prioritized improvements, such as I-69, Spur 10, Golfview, and US 59 at FM 762, are on the calendar. That’s so we can arrive at the H-E-B coming to Fulshear, the new Costco at Katy, and an Aldi in Rosenberg. Innovation took over when five regional businesses put their minds to developing and marketing a new laundry detergent called Bravo Plus. To be distributed throughout Texas by H-E-B, the process will also create more clean jobs in Fort Bend. One of the calling cards for Fort Bend

County is year round golf. This month Quail Valley Golf Course & City Centre is our cover feature. We have highlighted the spacious rooms, dining capabilities, and of course - get ready to swing - its golf course. Two items our county does not lack are green turfs and country clubs to enhance our neighborhoods and communities. Another excellent commodity is banks. Bank with ease daily. Building banking relationships, developing stable, diverse portfolios and utilizing solid and safe solutions is what our banks promise to provide, This month we provide a list of financial successes so you can choose with whom you wish to develop a relationship. The Museum Square at Telfair is not ready to raise the Full Occupancy flag yet, but the 14acre first neighborhood retail center for Telfair and New Territory residents has filled more than half of its available pads in less than four quarters. It’s back to classes and our school districts excel in education. Our talent clouds are a direct result. Check out our expanding universities, community colleges and secondary and elementary schools - both private and public. Keep the cash register ringing. Sharon K. Wallingford

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NTENTS Volume 31 • Number 9 • September 2013

COVER STORY Quail Valley Golf Course & City Centre The Place That Offers It All Right In Our Own Backyard

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Special Features 11 Golf Courses & Country Clubs.................................. pg 24 Banking, Finance & Investments.............................. pg

Inside Stories

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EDITOR Sharon Wallingford


Fluor Foundation donates $30,000 to LEAF................................................. 8 Fort Bend County fights to keep transit dollars........................................ 10 UH System Board of Regents Elects FY 2014......................................... 14 Sugar Land Fire Department to enhance EMS Service......................... 16 Big Brother is watching the farm and his name is EPA.......................... 17 Costco in Katy to open in 2014..................................................................... 20 H-E-B partners with Rosenberg-based supplier, Seatex...................... 28


Departments Names in the New......................................................... 22-23 Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce Newsletter.............. 29-36 Newsworthy................................................................... 38-39

ON THE COVER Quail Valley Golf Course & City Centre

Data Beat....................................................................... 40-43 Service Directory.......................................................... 44-46 Meet & Eat - Food, Drink & Entertainment Guide.................................................... 47-48


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Fluor Foundation donates $30,000 to LEAF science and math programs


he Fluor Foundation donated $30,000 to the Lamar Educational Awards Foundation to underwrite science, technology engineering and math (STEM) programs and to host eight science workshops presented by Houston Museum of Natural Science. “At Fluor, we believe STEM education is a foundational component of success in the 21st century and creates a pipeline for future innovators that will move our nation forward,” said Dan Spinks, VP and General Manager, Houston office in Sugar Land. “That is one of the reasons why STEM education is so important to Fluor, and we are pleased to partner with L.E.A.F. in its efforts to increase STEM initiatives throughout Lamar CISD.” Fluor Corporation is one of the largest publicly-owned engineering, procurement, construction and maintenance services companies in the world. “We are thrilled that Fluor is committed to supporting the students of Lamar CISD,” said Janice Knight, executive director for L.E.A.F. The organization supports creative ideas and classroom projects of Lamar CISD teachers that would otherwise go unfunded. Like Lamar Educational Awards Foundation on Facebook or follow us at @LEAFGrants on Twitter.

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Fort Bend County fights to keep transit dollars


n June of 2005, Fort Bend County officially formed a Public Transportation Department to provide residents with safe and efficient public transportation services. With the creation of the Transportation Department, County residents are able to enjoy bus service by appointment to any location in the County for a minimal cost. Fort Bend County Transportation Department also offers three express fixedroute commuter services to Greenway, Galleria/Yorktown, and the Texas Medical Center. While these operating services are a great benefit to County residents, their continued use is threatened by the language of a new federal bill that was signed into law by the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP 21). Fort Bend County currently participates in the U.S. Surface Transportation Program (STP), a program funded in part by federal gasoline

sales tax. Funds from the STP are distributed to state and local governments by Congress for public transportation purposes. Under the current Surface Transportation Program, each urbanized area is allocated funds using a formula based upon: bus revenue miles; bus passenger miles; fixed guide way revenue miles; fixed guide way route miles; population and population density. In 2012, Congress included vehicle revenue hours (hours when the bus is in active service to pick up and drop off passengers) to the expense formula in addition to the aforementioned parameters. With the inclusion of this new language the Transportation Department is experiencing a major reduction in the amount of federal funding which can be used for operating expenses.

Although the Fort Bend County Transportation Department continues to operate, the impact of the reduced eligibility will erode the current level of programs and services provided, therefore preventing future growth. Fort Bend County’s Commissioner’s Court has been vigilant in reaching out to our congressional representatives to encourage them to take action on revising the language that is adversely affecting transit operations. “We would definitely encourage residents of Fort Bend County to call their members of Congress to urge them to do what they can to assist the county’s transit system in this effort,” says Paulette Shelton, Fort Bend County Transportation Director. For more information, contact the Fort Bend County Transportation Department at 281.633.7433.

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rivate investments are businesses or partnerships that are not listed on a public market, such as the New York Stock Exchange. They can invest in companies, real estate, commodities and other assets, some of which cannot be owned by public investment funds. Through private investments, investors can gain the ability to diversify away some stock/fixed income market risk, as well as benefit from potentially higher returns. That said, there are specific characteristics and risks in private investments you should be aware of before buying into any potential opportunity. Liquidity Stocks, bonds and other investments traded on public markets usually have the benefit of liquidity, or the ability to quickly move in or out of holdings without dramatically affecting prices. Private investments often have lock-up periods, in which investors cannot cash out for a certain period of time. Also, there are fewer buyers available to purchase your share of a private investment than for publicly listed stocks. Leverage Private investments often use leverage to magnify potential returns. For example, let’s assume you invest $100 and take out a loan of $200. You now have $300 to invest. If your investment generates a 10% return, you make $30 on your investment. But since you only invested $100 of your own money, your actual return was 30% less the cost of the loan. But leverage also magnifies returns on the downside. Let’s assume you lose 10% on your $300 investment. You still owe $200 to the lender, which means your $100 investment is now only worth $70, less interest. Transparency Public investments are required to make certain disclosures to regulators and investors. Private investments are not required to disclose as much information, which makes a few things very important. First, that you know and trust the key individuals involved in the private investment. Second, that they are willing to share as much information as possible with shareholders. Every investment, whether public or private, should be carefully evaluated and scrutinized before putting your hard earned money at risk. Talk to your local fee-only investment manager if you are interested in private investments. WJ Interests is a fee-only financial planning and investment management firm in Sugar Land. For more information, please contact us at or 281-634-9400.

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Superior tank relocates in Rosenberg


uperior Tank Company purchased an 8,000-SF office/ warehouse building at 1700 Bamore including 6.5 acres in Rosenberg, “We are so proud to be expanding our business in the Gulf Coast Region. Having been in Rosenberg over the last 16 years, this new building will help us better manage and sustain our growth for the foreseeable future. The future is bright, and we are extremely

grateful to this wonderful community for opening its arms to us many years ago,” James Marquez, Engineering Manager, Superior Tank Co. Superior Tank Co., Inc. has been manufacturing and installing a complete line of bolted steel storage tanks for the potable water, wastewater, fire protection, and crude oil industries since 1984. Being an innovator in the steel tank industry, Superior Tank introduced Powder Coating to Bolted Steel Tanks in the early 1990’s. Quality

products and outstanding customer service has been a mainstay with Superior Tank since its inception. The Bolted Steel Tanks are manufactured to Standards set by American Water Works Association (AWWA), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the American Petroleum Institute (API).” Jennifer Raymond with JPR Commercial Real Estate represented the Purchaser and David Schwarz III, SIOR and Carlos Bujosa with Transwestern represented the Seller.

UH System Board of Regents Elects FY 2014


new leadership team is set to lead the University of Houston System (UHS) Board of Regents during the upcoming fiscal year. During its recent quarterly meeting, the board elected new officers. FY2014 UHS Board of Regents officers are as follows: • Chair - Jarvis V. Hollingsworth • Vice Chair - Nandita V. Berry • Secretary - Welcome W. Wilson Jr. The board is the governing body of the UH System, which includes the University of Houston, the University of HoustonDowntown, the University of HoustonVictoria, and the University of HoustonClear Lake. The system also includes three branch campuses, UH-Clear Lake Pearland, UH System - Northwest and UH Sugar Land, as well as a multi-institution teaching center, UH System Cinco Ranch. Hollingsworth succeeds Nelda Blair, an alumna of the UH Law Center, as the board’s chair. Blair was appointed to the board in 2008, and her term expired this year. Mica Mosbacher and Jacob Monty also completed their terms as regents. Blair, Mosbacher and Monty will continue to serve on the board until Texas Gov. Rick Perry appoints new regents to replace them. An alumnus of the UH Law Center, Hollingsworth was appointed to the


board in 2009. Hollingsworth is a partner in the Houston office of the law firm Bracewell & Giuliani, LLP. He previously served as the board’s vice chair and Jarvis Hollingsworth secretary. He held the position of chair of the Finance and Administration Committee for the past two years, and also served as a member of the Executive and Compensation Committees. During his first two years on the board, he served as chair of the Endowment Management Committee. Hollingsworth previously was a board member for the State Bar of Texas and also served as chairman of the board of trustees of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas, which among other things manages a $100 billion pension retirement fund for public school teachers and employees. He also served on the board of directors of the Texas Growth Fund. He is a member of the National Association of Securities Professionals New York’s Wall Street Hall of Fame, and in 2006, Black Enterprise magazine named Hollingsworth one of the “75 Most Powerful Blacks on Wall Street.” He has received honors from the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Lawyer magazine, the Houston Bar Association, September 2013 H Fort Bend / Katy Business Journal

the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund, and the NAACP. He was a 2007 recipient of the UH Black Alumni Association’s Outstanding Achievement Award and the 2006 recipient of the UH Law Alumni Association’s Private Sector Achievement Award. Hollingsworth previously served as a director of the UH System Alumni Organization. A former captain in the U.S. Army, Hollingsworth received a Meritorious Service Medal for his service. In 2009, UH alumna Berry was appointed to the UHS Board of Regents. Berry is Senior Counsel with Locke Lord, LLP. She is the first Indian American to be elected as vice chair of the board, and the first Indian American appointed to the board of a public university in Texas. Wilson was appointed to the UHS Board of Regents in 2011. He is president and CEO of real estate development firm GSL Welcome Group, which owns over four million square feet of industrial buildings in over 70 locations. During the past year, he served as vice chair for the Facilities, Construction and Master Planning Committee and the Finance and Administration Committee. His father, Welcome Wilson Sr., is a former chair for the UHS Board of Regents. For more details on the UH System and the UH System Board of Regents, visit

Cowley selected to lead Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo


ichmond resident Joel Cowley will lead the 81-year-old Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo as president and chief executive officer. Cowley begins his new duties after joining the Show in 2005 as the executive director of agricultural competitions and exhibits. He will continue to work with the Show’s extensive volunteer base and staff to carry on the success of the world’s largest livestock show and rodeo. “After an in-depth, international search, the Show’s Executive Committee has chosen the absolute best candidate for the job,” said Leroy Shafer, interim president and chief executive officer. “Joel’s strong ties to the organization’s agricultural roots, coupled with his leadership abilities, make for an excellent president of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.” Shafer, who has been serving as the interim president and chief executive officer since former president Skip Wagner’s departure in April, will return to his role as vice president and chief operating officer. Prior to joining the Show, Cowley worked for Certified Angus Beef LLC, the not-for-profit division of the American Angus Association, where he began as Joel Cowley executive account manager in the international division and finished as assistant director of the food service division. Before his employment with CAB, he was a faculty member at Michigan State University, where he served as an extension beef cattle specialist. Prior to that, Cowley was employed by Texas A&M University as a lecturer and livestock judging team coach. “I am very excited for the opportunity to be of greater service to such a tremendous organization,” Cowley said. “Through the tireless efforts of volunteers and staff and the generous support of sponsors and donors, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is able to fulfill its agricultural mission, entertain and educate guests, make a significant contribution to the local economy, and assist Texas youth in accomplishing their educational goals — I’m proud to be a part of it all.” Cowley holds a bachelor’s degree in animal science from Colorado State University, a master’s in animal science from Texas A&M University and an MBA from Michigan State University. The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is a 501(c)(3) charity that benefits youth, supports education, and facilitates better agricultural practices through exhibitions and presentation. Since its beginning in 1932, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has committed more than $330 million to scholarships, research, endowments, calf scramble participants, junior show exhibitors, School Art participants, and other educational and youth programs. The 2014 Show runs March 4 – 23 at Reliant Park. For more information about the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, visit

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Sugar Land Fire Department to enhance EMS service


he Sugar Land Fire Department is targeting January 2015 for implementation of its own ambulance system. The effort is the result of a strategic project to improve the delivery of lifesaving emergency medical service in Sugar Land by: • ensuring advanced life support response times of 60 seconds for dispatch, 60 seconds for turnout time and 8 minutes of travel time for 90 percent of all calls; • creating a Patient Care Reporting system that can be used by paramedics in the field to ensure local hospitals have access to information prior to the arrival of patients; • increasing fire department resources; • building on a network of assets that provide flexibility, speed and efficiency in public safety response; and • building an Emergency Medical Dispatch capacity that will send appropriate personnel and equipment to EMS calls. Last year, SLFD hired Tri Data Corporation to conduct a study to determine how to meet ALS delivery standards that were previously identified by Dr. Joe Anzaldua, Sugar Land’s medical director. Tri Data Corporation recommended building and operating a paramedic transport system to meet the goals identified by the City’s medical director. The SLFD command staff, the City’s medical director and rank-andfile firefighters are working together to refine recommendations presented by the consultant to build a patient delivery network supported by EMS revenues. This process will occur over a period of six months to a year while emergency calls specific to Sugar Land are analyzed to determine the most efficient and effective deployment of increased resources. As part of the proposed plan, 11 new paramedic/firefighters will be hired, and current firefighters will be provided EMS training to staff three ambulances throughout City. This will increase current staffing levels


and provide promotional opportunities. A little more than $689,000 is included in the proposed fiscal year 2014 budget for start-up EMS expenses. Increased personnel and equipment resources combined with a network of interconnected fire stations throughout the city enables SLFD to quickly dispatch resources based on the needs of specific incidents. The approach relies on a network of ambulances and fire crews in close proximity throughout the city to provide far more assets than just one station could typically offer. Unlike other agencies where large geographic distances exist between stations, Sugar Land has strategically located stations to create a unique network of resources enabling the department to tailor its response based on call types and quickly bring a large September 2013 H Fort Bend / Katy Business Journal

amount of personnel and equipment to an incident. It also reduces the need to overly rely on individual stations. Planning based on historical data has driven Sugar Land’s focus on EMS. Last year, EMS represented more than 60 percent of SLFD’s call volume, while structure fires were about .4 percent. A focus on strong code enforcement, public education and relatively new infrastructure has contributed toward a low number of structure fires in Sugar Land. The addition of SLFD-operated ambulances, increased paramedic certifications and expanded dispatch operations is expected to decrease response times for EMS calls. The new system should also increase readiness for fire calls, as fire trucks will no longer be necessary for minor EMS calls.

Big Brother is watching the farm and his name is EPA By Mike Barnett

In this age of free-flowing information, when most anything can be found in cyberspace, it’s a little disconcerting that government knows the most intimate details of your family, finances and business. It’s downright alarming when they release that information to those who might do you harm. Earlier this year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released personal information about thousands of livestock and poultry farmers and ranchers in 20 states in response to Freedom of Information Act requests from three environmental organizations. The massive data release included home phone numbers, home emails, employee contact information, home addresses, GPS coordinates and, in some cases, personal notes about the families,

according to the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF). When agriculture groups protested, EPA redacted some of the information and asked the groups to return Mike Barnett the original information. But the horse was out of the barn. Now EPA intends to release more personal information on farmers in a number of states. AFBF and the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) say enough is enough. They are seeking an immediate court order stopping EPA until a court can clarify EPA’s obligation to keep personal information about private citizens private. EPA’s actions go far beyond collection of farm and ranch business data for government use. Personal information in the wrong hands can lead to disruptions in farm activity, farm equipment theft; even sabotage or criminal

mischief. Remember, many of these farms store chemicals and fertilizers or have large numbers of animals on the farms. It’s a crazy world we live in today and those factors can make them targets. EPA claims they have no legal obligation under the Freedom of Information Act to keep the information private. That is typical bureaucratic nonsense. We agree with AFBF President Bob Stallman. Farm Bureau is not only standing up for farmers in this case, but is also standing up for all citizens who shouldn’t have their private information publicly disseminated by their government. We hope that the court sees eye-to-eye with AFBF and NPPC and reins in this craziness. Farmers and ranchers not only work on the farm, they and their families live there, too. Dishing out their personal information for the world to see is an invasion of privacy, plain and simple.

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Three new workforce buildings planned


ouston Community College Southwest (HCC Southwest) is answering the need for more workforce training with plans to build three new campus buildings dedicated solely to workforce certification programs. Those construction projects will soon begin in Brays Oaks, in Southwest Houston, and at HCC Southwest’s Stafford and Missouri City campuses. The college is allocating the funds it received from the 2012 bond election that approved $425 million to HCC. Of that amount, $78.5 million will go to HCC Southwest to build the three new workforce buildings and upgrade its West Loop Campus. HCC Southwest will beef up its existing workforce programs—many of which include 100 percent job-placement rates upon completion—to include more technology, health care and energy industry programs. Popular workforce programs, such as accounting and computer sciences, will continue at HCC Southwest. “For the first time, HCC Southwest will have dedicated facilities for workforce training,” says HCC Southwest President Dr. Fena Garza. “Each semester we rely on advisory boards and labor market information to evaluate how to best tailor our programs and keep Houstonians working in high-skilled, high-growth job markets.” Though ground has not been broken on the Stafford Workforce Building, which will receive $27 million of the allocation, construction is expected to begin soon. The proposed 108,000-square-foot structure will primarily house Energy Studies, Drafting and Fabrication, Informational Technology, Logistics and Supply Chain Management and Health Programs. Plans are also under way for the Missouri City Center for Entrepreneurship, Technology and Health (CETH), with a budget of $21.5 million. Entrepreneurship has already been a focus at this campus, but the new building will increase the level of offerings for small business owners and their


employees. The addition of Health Sciences courses will come through a partnership with HCC’s Coleman College, in the Texas Medical Center. Through state-ofthe-art video teleconferencing, students in Missouri City can have access to the same courses being held at Coleman, at the same time, even interacting with the professors during class. The proposed 61,400-squarefoot workforce building will also house labs, exam rooms and seminar spaces. The Brays Oaks Workforce Building, which will be a brand new HCC Southwest campus, is a future $12 million project. The programs will focus on short-term training and certification that leads to immediate employment. “These buildings are slated to offer the best curricula for students who want to quickly enter their fields of interest or brush up on their skill sets,” says newly appointed Executive Dean of Instruction and Student Services Betty Fortune, who will oversee the launching of all the new buildings. Dean Fortune also says that consideration to demographics, earning potential and industry demand in the services areas will drive the curricula offered at each campus. In addition to the new workforce buildings, HCC Southwest is currently September 2013 H Fort Bend / Katy Business Journal

upgrading its West Loop Campus with its $18 million share of the budget. With all the upcoming projects, Dr. Garza says HCC Southwest will cater to its service areas by designing relevant programs that meet educational demands and community needs. “Technology constantly shifts the needs of the workforce,” says Dr. Garza. “We have greatly vested our efforts toward not only raising the level of educational opportunities for our students, but also addressing skills gaps in key industries.” She adds that plans for construction are still in the preliminary stages. Once the selection of project managers and architects is done, HCC Southwest will be able to set a tentative timeline for completion of all buildings. ABOUT HCC HCC is one of the country’s largest singly accredited, open-admission, community colleges offering associate degrees, certificates, workforce training and lifelong learning opportunities for 70,000 students each semester. HCC is composed of six colleges that serve the Greater Houston Area’s diverse communities by preparing individuals to live and work in today’s increasingly international and technological society. To learn more go to

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Costco in Katy to open in 2014


ostco, the giant grocery store chain with locations worldwide, will open a Katy area store in the southwest corner of the Interstate 10/Grand Parkway intersection, about one mile east of the border between Fort Bend and Harris counties. The new store will be built by early spring 2014 and will be Costco’s fourth Houston area location. The Costco site will be located on a 14-acre tract of land and will be part of a planned shopping center surrounded by several smaller buildings housing other businesses and retailers. Once the new store is opened, it is expected to create more than 200 new jobs at an average wage of $40,000 per year, plus benefits, and will create a $15 million capital investment. The Katy Area Economic Development Council assisted Costco in negotiating crucial tax incentives to accompany Costco’s site selection for the store. Katy Area EDC President/CEO Lance LaCour said the new store will be much more convenient for Katy area residents. Costco decided on the Katy area, in part, due to attractive tax incentives. The Houston City Council voted July 17 to grant Costco $1 million in tax rebates in exchange for infrastructure work undertaken by the corporation.


Costco in Katy will be built by early spring 2014.

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Lauren Reynolds Congratulations to Lauren Reynolds, a recent graduate of Fort Bend Christian Academy, for being selected as Texas Direct Auto’s “Scholarship Star” for September! Tenneka Moore, Supervisor of Guest Services, presents the $1,000 scholarship. At Fort Bend Christian Academy, Lauren was a member of National Honor Society (NHS), President of Big Sister Club, President of Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), Captain of Varsity Cheer Squad and member of the track team. She has traveled extensively to places such as London, Normandy, Oxford, Paris and Israel through Student Leadership University. An avid volunteer, Lauren spends much of her time giving back to the Fort Bend community through organizations such as Attack Poverty and My Brother’s Keeper Ministry and at The Pediatric Center. Lauren plans to attend The University of Texas at Austin to pursue a degree in pharmacy. Lauren was selected as part of Texas Direct Auto’s commitment to educational excellence through the “Scholarship Stars” program. Application details are listed at www.

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Hope for Three hires staff to match autistic growth Hope for Three has announced the addition of Angie Wierzbicki, Development Director, and Mary Ann Hibbeler, Family Assistance Coordinator. Quick growth established this non-profit to be one of the leading autism advocacy groups in Fort Bend County. Wierzbicki has a BA in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Southern California and an MS in Recreation, Park & Tourism Administration, with an emphasis in Community Development, from Western Illinois University. She is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, having served in Malawi, Africa

Technip awarded contract for Gulf of Mexico project Technip was awarded a substantial(1) lump-sum contract by Exxon Mobil Corporation for the development of the Julia Field. This field is located in the Walker Ridge area of the Gulf of Mexico, at a water depth of approximately 2,100 meters (7,200 feet). The contract covers the project management, engineering, fabrication, installation and pre-commissioning of more than 48 kilometers of 10.75-inch outer diameter insulated flowlines(2), steel catenary risers(3) and flowline end terminations. Technip’s operating center in the Energy Corridor near Katy will perform the overall project management, with detailed flowline design being completed by Genesis, Technip’s wholly-owned subsidiary. The flowlines and risers will be welded at the Group’s spoolbase in Mobile, Alabama. The offshore installation is expected to be completed in 2015 by the Deep Blue, one of Technip’s deepwater pipelay vessels. David Dickson, Technip’s senior vice president, North America region, declared: “Following the award of the Hadrian South natural gas project by Exxon Mobil Corporation in 2012, this new project further reinforces our leading position in the Gulf of Mexico ultra-deepwater market.”


from 2000-2002. for the Office Secretary of the Originally from the Army at the Pentagon, The Midwest, Wierzbicki settled University of Texas in Ausin the Houston area in 2008. tin, and University of NeShe has been planning braska. In 2007, Mary Ann events and fundraising for retired after 26 years as Chief several years, most recently Financial and Operations for the Galveston Historical Officer for the Department Foundation, where she sucof Radiology at UT Medical cessfully oversaw the largest School in Houston. An avid Mary Ann Hibbeler & Angie Wierzbicki “Historic Homes Tour” in dancer, she was a country the organization’s history. and western dance competiShe has also served as the Development Director and instructor. She organized volunteers tor for the Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliand managed both national and regional ance. Although Wierzbicki is a certified Procountry competitions. In 2010, she particifessional Community & Economic Developpated in a missionary effort in Busea, Kenya, er, her passions center on the non-profit world. working with children orphaned by parents Hibbeler volunteered for the organization with HIV/AIDS. from 2011 until she recently joined as a staff For more information on Hope for Three, member. Hibbeler earned a BBA degree visit or call 1-800-317Summa Cum Laude from LeTourneau Uni0787. Hope for Three: Providing Help, Creversity in 2005. Her career includes working ating Hope.

Frontier Services Group, LLC. joins DKI Frontier Services Group, LLC that provides its services to most Fort Bend County cities has joined the DKI network, North America’s largest disaster restoration contracting organization. By virtue of its DKI franchise, Frontier Services Group, LLC. can employ DKI’s 24hour call center, its DIAMOND claims tracking technology, and other tools to enhance its ability to serve its insurance and corporate customers. Frontier Services Group, LLC. also gains access to DKI’s training seminars and workshops, which ensure that it remains abreast of all changes in this rapidly evolving industry. Frontier Services Group, LLC. owners Gregg Autrey and Dennet Vera are pleased that the company is a part of the DKI network, giving them the opportunity to work in partnership with other quality firms. The DKI network will allow Frontier Services September 2013 H Fort Bend / Katy Business Journal

Group, LLC. to expand their scope of service, introduce them to new markets and ensure the company’s success long into the future. In addition to the benefits of DKI’s technology and training capabilities, Frontier Services Group, LLC. will also be able to utilize the DKI branding in its marketing efforts, participate in its various co-op programs, and leverage DKI’s corporate marketing efforts. DKI, headquartered in Chicago, is the largest disaster restoration contracting organization in North America. DKI franchise companies provide full service restoration to their customers: emergency response, water damage mitigation, fire and contents cleaning, mold remediation, complete reconstruction and much more, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. DKI returns. For more information about DKI, visit our website at www. or contact Ryan Ruffatti at (630) 350-3000.


Fort Bend ISD CFO named TASBO’s new executive director Tracy Ginsburg, Chief Financial Officer at Fort Bend ISD, has been named the new TASBO Executive Director going into the 2013-14 school year. Ginsburg succeeds Gwen Santiago, who in June announced her retirement after a 16-year tenure. Ginsburg served as CFO for Round Rock ISD prior to her tenure at Fort Bend ISD. She was also the TASBO Board President in 200708 and TASBO’s Commitment to Excellent Winner in 2011. And this week, ASBO International named Ginsburg as its 2013 Eagle Award Recipient, their top individual honor. She will be recognized at the ASBO International Conference in Boston this October. Ginsburg has a proven track record in enhancing the financial operations of school districts she has served. During her tenure as CFO for Round Rock ISD and Fort Bend ISD, both districts received an upgrade in their underlying bond rating. Most recently,

Fort Bend ISD was recognized with a Financial Allocation Study for Texas (FAST) five-star rating by the Texas Comptroller. “Tracy has served as a mentor for many school Tracy Ginsburg business officials throughout the state,” said Fort Bend ISD Superintendent Charles E. Dupre. One of Ginsburg’s strengths is the ability to communicate school financial practices in a variety of settings. This past year she was the only school CFO to testify in the school finance lawsuit, where she provided information on instructional issues and the impact of financial resources on student achievement. Ginsburg has also been a strong volunteer for TASBO, serving on committees, the board of directors, leading curriculum enhancements, teaching courses, presenting at confer-

Judge Bob Hebert speaks at Texas Turkish American Chamber Fort Bend County Judge Bob Hebert addressed the Texas Turkish American Chamber of Commerce and guests at the 8th Annual Ramadan Networking Dinner on July 10. Judge Hebert was the keynote speaker at the celebrated event, and informed the networking group of the upcoming relationship agreements to be signed between Fort Bend

County Judge Bob Hebert presenting a Proclamation to Tarik Celik, CEO of the TTACC.

County and the cities of Adana and Kahramanmaras, in the Republic of Turkey. Both agreements will lay the framework for the exchange of education, cultural and economic development information between Fort Bend County and the Turkish cities. Judge Hebert presented a proclamation to the hosts recognizing and commending the Texas Turkish American Chamber of Commerce for ‘working with Fort Bend County to encourage ongoing mutually beneficial cultural, educational and economic exchanges.’ Through the efforts of Fort Bend Global Initiative and the Greater Fort Bend Economic Development Council, Fort Bend County has established a Sister Community Relationship with Foshan, in the People’s Republic of China. This relationship provided the framework for the educational partnerships and exchanges that have formed subsequently between Foshan Schools and Fort Bend ISD and Lamar CISD schools. Fort Bend / Katy Business Journal H September 2013

ences and being an active supporter for TASBO and public education. For these efforts, she was recognized in 2011 as TASBO’s Commitment to Excellence Recipient. ASBO International also factored these achievements when they named her their Eagle Award Recipient. Ginsburg has a Doctorate in Education from the University of Houston, an MBA from UT-El Paso and got her Bachelor of Accountancy from New Mexico State University. She also earned a Registered Texas School Business Administrator certification from TASBO and a Certified Administrator of School Finance and Operations from ASBO International.

Ben Perez named TEPSA District 4 president Ray Elementary Principal Ben Perez will serve as District 4 President for the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA). Officers from the 20 TEPSA districts across Ben Perez the state were installed at the association’s July Leadership Conference. “District officers provide a vital connection to the membership at the local level. They are committed to serving their fellow Texas PreK-8 school leaders and their students,” said Executive Director Sandi Borden. Perez has been with Lamar CISD for 18 years, nine as an administrator. He has served on several TEPSA committees. A native of Rosenberg and a graduate of Terry High School, Perez is the 2013 Lamar CISD Elementary Principal of the Year. Under his leadership Ray Elementary earned a National Blue Ribbon. TEPSA, whose hallmark is educational leaders learning with and from each other, has served Texas since 1917. Member owned and member governed, TEPSA has more than 5,800 members who direct the activities of more than 2.5 million PreK-8 school children.



The Place That Offers It All Right In Our Own Backyard


hether one lives in Missouri City, Stafford, Sugar Land or even up 99 in Katy, Fort Bend now offers the perfect venue to host an event of almost any size, a challenging round of golf or a relaxing and tasty meal. The City of Missouri City is proud to bring a much-needed venue to Fort Bend: The City Centre; a complement to the area’s award-winning Quail Valley Golf Course. It’s only been since September 19th of last year that the City of Missouri City opened up the Quail Valley Golf Course & City Centre. With Fort Bend’s rapidly expanding growth, the need for the perfect venue has been welcomed. As Missouri City’s Mayor Allen Owen has said, “We’re excited about the future of our first-class facility that was constructed utilizing bond funds approved by more than 72 percent of voters citywide. The Centre is well-equipped and staffed to host a wide range of events for your family, organization or corporation; and you can be assured that each function will exude sophistication and style.” Owen added, “We look forward to friends, supporters and stakeholders around the region discovering our community jewel and using it for their favorite functions. We are also pleased about its strong presence here at home: The premier facility is a popular meeting site for homeowner associations and civic clubs and its headquarters for our monthly Leadership Luncheon presentations, which have featured distinguished speakers such as Congressman Al Green; Jim Casey, Senior Managing Director of Trammell Crow; Doctors Fena Garza and Betty Young, of Houston Community College; and John Moseley, General Manager of Trade Development at the Port of Houston Authority.”


COVER STORY The Quail Valley Golf Course & City Centre, located at 2880 La Quinta Dr., offers excellent event space for various-sized events, two fabulous renovated golf courses and a Grille that features some of the most mouthwatering, savory items on its menu. Fort Bend has had difficulty keeping up with options that one can choose from to hold an event—whether one wants to book their dream wedding, host a charity event, a company golf tournament and fundraiser, a Quincenera celebration, holiday party or gala, a birthday party or an executive business/ board meeting or seminar. The options to book an event at the Quail Valley Golf Course & City Centre ranges from the private and exclusive board room for 10; the Azalea Room that seats 60; the Bluebonnet Room that holds 120; and the gorgeous Magnolia Ballroom that seats 350. Quail Valley’s breathtaking golf course views are accentuated by the full-length windows expanding the entire length of the back of the facility while offering a relaxing view, fresh air and added outdoor space on the expansive outside patio seating areas. The layout of the private rooms have been well thought out, architecturally designed and with all private rooms being fully equipped with state-of-the-art multiple TVs strategically placed, projection screens, sound systems and audio equipment. Not only is the Magnolia Ballroom able to hold a 350-person seated event, totally self-sufficient with its separate kitchen and bar area, but also offers numerous sized flooring options to choose from for dancing the night away. One of September 2013 H Fort Bend / Katy Business Journal

Azalea Ballroom

Bluebonnet Ballroom

Magnolia Ballroom


Quail Valley Golf Course & City Centre’s pride and joy is also the Rose Bridal Suite that is offered to the bride and her bridesmaids for the entire day, equipped with a private bathroom access, plenty of space to relax and dress, and a seated makeup vanity with oversized mirrors. Our bride also has the option to have chilled champagne served in the Rose Bridal Suite for her very special day. Quail Valley Golf Course & City Centre not only offers a brand-new, state-of-the-art facility, but also prides itself with a hands-on, customer friendly staff that is focused on creating a memorable event—no matter how big or small. “All of our clients are very important to us,” Tyson Stittleburg, General Manager, explains. “Not only do we offer a relaxing, new, excellent location for a venue for any type of function, but we are helping local businesses and families within Fort Bend create successful events here. We’re helping the economy because we are locally owned, unlike some of our competition. The money stays right here in Fort Bend, strengthening our local economy, instead of going to a corporate location in another city and outside of Fort Bend County. During tough economic times, it is even more important that we are supportive of local growth. We want our clients to enjoy every phase—from the initial planning of an event until when they say good night and leave our facility. We’re here for the community and committed to the County,” Stittleburg explains further. Quail Valley Golf Course & City Centre has already hosted numerous local groups, including Citizens University classes, HCC, FBISD, U of H’s Alumni Association, the FB Chamber of Commerce’s annual golf tournament, Missouri City’s Police

Great Food. Affordable Prices. You can have it all at the Quail Valley Golf Course & City Centre

Department events, various job fairs, graduation parties and even an annual festive New Year’s Eve Party. “It is a really fun place to spend your New Year’s Eve right within the County. We offer live music, what we call our ‘Celebration Buffet’ and lots of decorations to get everyone in a festive mood. We also offer valet parking.” Stittleburg cautions, “We have already begun our planning for this year’s New Year’s Eve Party and we anticipate filling up even faster this year, so book your reservations early before it’s too late.” Quail Valley Golf Course & City Centre will soon have “The Lawn” completed, that will allow for a picturesque outdoor wedding, cocktail parties, kids’ parties, birthday parties and even a movie night that is in the works. “We want a place for families and businesses to come together. We want to be the community partner that brings our community closer,” Stittleburg explains. Quail Valley’s Golf Course has much to offer. With two different courses (with El Dorado being more skill-based than La Quinta), golfers of all levels can be challenged Fort Bend / Katy Business Journal H September 2013

on these courses. In 2012, Quail Valley’s Golf Course was rated No. 1 in the best value for the price and No. 2 overall by Avid Golfer Magazine. The City of Missouri City was awarded the “Landmark Award” in 2010 by the Houston Business Journal for its massive undertaking, with Missouri City buying the golf course, spending $5 Million rebuilding the course with all new irrigation on both courses. In addition, Quail Valley Golf Course & City Centre constructed a well thought-out, brand-new, state-of-the-art architectural facility to replace the old golf course. Quail Valley Golf Course & City Centre has partnered with the Houston Golf Association in order to provide the nationally recognized First Tee Program that teaches kids the nine core life values through the game of golf. There are 12 elementary schools in Fort Bend currently participating in its prestigious program. “We are one of only four locations in the entire Houston area that Continues...



offers this program, with our current waiting list of over 100 to get into the program and the only opportunity to be a part of this excellent program in Southwest Houston,” Stittleburg explains. The First Tee of Greater Houston is the second largest chapter in the world. “Again, we’re giving back to the community that we find so vital to do,” Stittleburg explains, “in donating our Azalea Room every Saturday for our kids.” Quail Valley Golf Course & City Centre is still in the planning stages of building a separate building specifically for this all-important cause and they’re looking for partners so that a stand-alone facility can accommodate more programs for the area youth. “This improves the social skills of our kids, gives our kids an excellent opportunity for huge collegiate golf scholarships and helps them build excellent skills into adulthood,” Stittleburg explains. The student can be a part of this program as early as seven years old and can stay in it until 18 years old. And even as an incentive to the children, once they gain enough skills on the golf course, they can then come play any time for only $5! “We want to be active leaders in our community, do the right thing for our kids, help our future generation, all while providing a safe, friendly and warm atmosphere for them to attend while learning key social life skills. It’s a win-win situation for all of us!” Stittleburg explains. Since September 2012 when this program began, Quail Valley Golf Course & City Centre has already serviced 158 young people with as many as 156 still active in its 2013 program. Currently there are 92 enrolled in four summer classes with the expectation to enroll as many as 120 in five fall classes. Diversity has been a consistent factor, with 39% females, 61% males, 45% black, 19% Asian, 24% white and 10% Latino.


If one isn’t an avid golfer but enjoys a relaxing, affordable atmosphere to dine, Quail Valley Golf Course & City Centre has the perfect solution. The Bluebonnet Grille is open to the public seven days a week for lunch and dinner. Saturday and Sunday breakfast is served and now a popular venue to have an American-style menu after church services. Once a month Quail Valley Golf Course & City Centre creates its popular Destination Dinner that takes your taste buds on a culinary journey. Also once a month Sunday brunch is offered with a full buffet, equipped with gourmet omelet station, carving and waffle stations. Look for additional perks during seasonal brunches like a chocolate fountain, special music, holiday

characters or the Easter Bunny. “Cesear Lopez, our very own chef of now 29 years, can ‘whip up’ anything in addition to our signature items,” Stittleburg brags. Come by the Quail Valley Golf Course & City Centre to enjoy its mouth-watering half-pound certified Angus hamburger or its value-added $22 steak dinner that includes a salad and a freshly baked dessert. “We offer excellent service, a turn-key facility for any event (from casual to formal), affordable prices, two challenging golf courses, an excellent restaurant, all with the most committed and friendly staff in Fort Bend County,” Stittleburg promises. Ya’ll come on by and we’ll help you build some great Texas memories!

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H-E-B has announced the launch of H-EB Bravo Plus, an exclusive line of detergent that is completely produced by local companies: Rosenberg-based Seatex, and Houston-based N2it Containers and Clarity Fragrances. The H-E-B Bravo Plus developed by Seatex features a four enzyme equivalent to a popular household name brand formulation. H-E-B and Seatex celebrated this partnership along with N2it Containers and Clarity Fragrances at a ribbon cutting ceremony and facility tour July 16 at the Seatex headquarters, located at 445 TX-36 in Rosenberg. The Mayor of Rosenberg, Vincent Morales, was on-site to celebrate the innovative new product that will be sold exclusively at H-E-B in Texas. “H-E-B is committed to providing our customers with the highest quality and most costeffective products anywhere,” said Martin Otto, chief merchant and chief financial officer at HE-B. “By purchasing H-E-B Bravo Plus, our customers will be supporting companies based September 2013 H Fort Bend / Katy Business Journal

right here in Houston.” In addition to the formula being produced by Seatex in Rosenberg, the bottles are blow molded in Houston by N2it Containers and the proprietary scents were developed by local fragrance company Clarity Fragrances. “Seatex couldn’t be more excited to provide H-E-B customers with innovative H-E-B Bravo Plus detergent,” said Seatex CEO Jim Nattier. “We feel this partnership represents a powerful union between local Texas companies and we hope to bring more fantastic products to HE-B customers in the future.” H-E-B, with sales of more than $19.4 billion, operates more than 350 stores in Texas and Mexico. Known for its innovation and community service, H-E-B celebrated its 105 anniversary in 2010. Based in San Antonio, H-E-B employs more than 80,000 Partners and serves millions of customers in more than 150 communities. For more information, visit

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Caskey Realty - Keller Williams SW Joanie Caskey, 281.636.1972 Geico Insurance Tom Maler, 407-222-2848 Surendra Patel Family, LLP Surendra Patel, 281-565-3290 Sienna Plantation Animal Hospital Brian Smith, 281-778-5244 Sugar Lakes Family Practice Anne Marie Ponce de Leon, 281-565-2800 ARTReach Terri Bieber, 281-392-5341 KIT Professionals, Inc. Sudhakar Kalaga, 713-783-8700

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Quail Valley Family Dental Kruti Khara, 281-499-8340


River Pointe Surgical Center Jerrod Smith, 281-822-1155 Dan Martinez & Associates LP Robert Lozano, 281-494-7394 Fadi’s Mediterranean Grill Fadi Dimassi, 281-313-3144


Liberty Logistics Suhail Shariet, 713-659-0599 HVJ Associates, Inc. Syed Jafar, 281-933-7388 Mitchell & Duff, LLC. Amy Mitchell, 281-341-1718 Palms at Cinco Ranch Apartments Melinda Laramore, 281-392-0777 Sugar Land Med-Ped Clinic, P.A. Subodh K. Bhuchar, 281-491-2555 Elements Therapeutic Massage Sibel Mandalinci, 281-403-5300 Ben E. Keith Robbie Fish, 281-498-7072

Casanova Insurance Rene Casanova, 832-328-4276 PrimeWay Federal Credit Union Quesia Arrington, 713-799-6200 Sunrise Natural Foods Kamal Dama, 281-240-6887 Big International Group Arshad Bhatti, 832-446-8899 Corgan Associates, Inc. John Haskew, 832-652-3601 Sugar Creek Executive Suites Neal Singh, 832-886-2800


IBERIA Bank Cindy Picazo, 713-624-7800 Edward Jones Peter Horton, 281-491-0244 Meadows Place Senior Village Chris Richardson, 281-240-1932 Staybridge Suites Gary Hickman, 281-302-6535 Senior Trust SR Alliance Ronald Norsworthy, 281-207-5359 Greater Houston Retailers Cooperative Association, Inc. Romina Kadiwal, 281-295-5300

Neider Financial Consultants, Inc. Sheldon Neider, CFP, 713-789-3344

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Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union Anna Warren, 281-238-9336 Silverado Hospice of Sugar Land Cindy Scott, 281-565-2900 The Enchanted Forest Judy Jones, 281-937-9449 Flowers by Tiffany, LLC Anne S. Yao, 281-208-8681


Richmond Bone and Joint Memorial Hermann Medical Group Cheryl Bertrand, 281-344-1715 Prosperity Bank Dean Boss, 281-902-1750 John Zerwas, State of Texas, District 28 John Zerwas MD, 281-533-9042 Joe Ochoa Roofs & Even More Joe Ochoa, 281-890-0000 Briscoe Manor Jorden Mahler, 281-238-4700

Hamilton Vein Center Carlos Hamilton, 281-565-0033

US Global Fuels Rasheed Dhuka, 281-565-1111

Family Practice of Fort Bend Robert McClendon, 281-265-3456

Fort Bend Rheumatology Associates, PLLC Tara Hernandez, 281-980-1742


Spring Creek Barbeque Ellis Dyson, 281-499-8222

NewFirst National Bank Sugar Land Linda Garcia, 832-344-2082

American Diabetes Association Betsey Pelham, 713-977-7706

Michael Rose, CPA, P.C. Michael Rose, 281-403-0730

CivilCorp, LLC Tommy Kuykendall, 832-252-8100


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Sugar Land Magazine Katrina Katsarelis, 281-579-7944

Jan-Michael Jenkins 281-491-0218


Money Management International David Juengel, 713-394-3400

Milestone Member 10 YEARS Second Mile Mission Center Sarah White, 281-261-9199

KHOU TV Stacy Bynes, 713-521-4353 Millis Development & Construction, Inc. Jason Millis, 281-240-6066


Gomez & Company Benjamin Gomez, 713-666-5900

Allen Boone Humphries Robinson LLP Lynne Humphries, 713-860-6406

Huitt-Zollars, Inc. Gregory R. Wine PE, LEED AP, 281-496-0066

Sugar Land Cultural Arts Foundation Chad Muska, 832-531-2639

Parkway Properties Stacy Thurspon, 281-242-3700

The Spencer Company Gregory Spencer, 713-222-6666

Pepperoni’s Raed “Ray” Salti, 281-240-1020

Broadstone New Territory Norma Butcher, 281-340-5555

Doug Turner Plumbing Co., Inc. Douglas Turner, 281-980-9300


Tolunay-Wong Engineers, Inc. Daniel Wong, Ph.D, 713-722-7064

Little Wonders Learning Center Nikou Fatemizadeh, 281-208-9545 Dagley Insurance & Financial Services, Inc. Nathan Dagley, 281-980-4600 Hooters Ruben Salazar, 281-242-9464 Cognitas Technologies, Inc. Alicia Marra, 281-565-0265 OraQuest Dental Plans Dawn McInvale, 281-313-7170 Comcast Cable Houston Region Ray Purser, 713-895-2680


Sugar Land Rotary Club Ward Pendleton, 281-263-1608 Greatwood Retirement & Assisted Living Lesha Vacarro, 281-343-8400 Alamo Stone Company Tom Molloy, 281-240-4600


Chick-fil-A at Missouri City Milton Kubala, 281-261-7100

Wings-N-Things Robert Farrell, 281-242-2999 A. Fuller Electric, Inc. Alton Fuller, 281-499-5333 SiEnergy Robert Shockley, 512-261-4152

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Universal Lights, Inc. Ronni Cohen, 281-491-0600


Sugar Land Baptist Church Phil Lineberger, 281-980-4431


RE/MAX Heritage Don R. Burns, CRS, 281-491-6274 LJA Engineering, Inc. Todd Thurber, 713-953-5077


Comfort Suites-Stafford Hansa Patel, 281-565-5566


Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Chapels & Cemetery James B. Duke, 281-341-8800 Klotz Associates, Inc. Tom S. Ramsey, 281-589-7257 Child Advocates of Fort Bend Ruthanne Mefford, 281-344-5103

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Colony Eye Care Center Robert A. Salchak, 281-265-2020


Southwest Exterminating Company Nick Spillios, 281-498-3232

Milestone Member 25 YEARS

Fort Bend County Museum Association Candace Jones, 281-342-1256

UHY Advisors William Hickl, III, 713-407-3972 Freed Advertising Gerald Freed, 281-240-4949 Bluebonnet Nutrition Corporation Gary Barrows, 281-240-3332 Old Republic Title Diane McClure, 281-265-9500 Exchange Club of Fort Bend Mike Reichek, 281-575-1145 Fort Bend / Katy Business Journal H September 2013


RE/MAX Southwest Realtors - Lemon Bette Lemon, 281-491-1776


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Membership The following firms have realized the importance of economic growth and development for the Fort Bend County area. They have pledged their support to the cause by investing their time and efforts in the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce. Please support your community by calling on these organizations when you have a need for products and services.

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Ben Pressentin, Senior Vice President 2150 Town Square Place, Ste 100 Sugar Land,TX 77498 281-668-3222 Banks

Branding Matters, LLC Suzanne Whatley, Owner 1646 Blaisdale Rd., Suite 2500 Richmond,TX 77406 281-239-7747 Graphics

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Robert Caltabiano, Vice President Sales & Marketing 9090 SW Freeway Houston,TX 77074 713-995-0123 Hotels & Motels

Daniels Keith & Associates Darrell Reese, Financial Advisor 2277 Plaza Dr., Suite 650 Sugar Land,TX 77479 281-494-1764 Financial Services

Gulf Coast Hospice of Houston Alethea Nelson, Executive Director 134 Eldridge Rd, Suite F Sugar Land,TX 77478 713-772-2700

Horizon Eye Care & Optical Alireza Somji, Optometrist 15920 Lexington Blvd. Sugar Land,TX 77479 281-265-3937 Optometrists

Inside Scoop Frozen Custard & Yogurt Andy Nguyen, Owner 15810 SW Frwy Ste 300 Sugar Land,TX 77478 281-277-0415 Ice Cream Shops

Next Level Urgent Care, LLC Rafik Sandford, Director of Marketing 2415 Town Center Dr. Sugar Land,TX 77478 281-201-0657 Medical Clinics

OppoQuest, LLC

Paresh Jain, Founder & Portfolio Manager 2703 Cane Field Drive Sugar Land,TX 77479 281-980-1290 Investment Advisors

Pitchfork Bar & Steakhouse Michael Wagner, Owner & Chef 12914 Murphy Rd Stafford,TX 77477 281-494-1165 Restaurants

JEI Learning Center Katy-Richmond

TCR Construction

Keisha’s Kreations

Young Leaders Campus Sugar Land

Shefali Thaker, Director 5614 West Grand Parkway South Richmond,TX 77406 832-363-1116 Educational Services Keisha Ervin, Owner Stafford,TX 77477 281-495-5556 Event Planners

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Brian Webber, Owner 9502 FM 1462 Alvin,TX 77511 832-272-5111 General Contractors

Nancy Hereford, Director 6508 Highway 90 A Sugar Land,TX 77478 713-266-2936 Educational Services


Animal Hospital Jeffrey P. Hauke, DVM, 281-980-8387 United Way Service Center Mary Vazquez, 713-685-2455

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Milestone Member 30 YEARS Pamela Printing Company Ann Smith, 281-240-1313 Scanlin Sign Service, Inc. Ed Scanlin, 281-561-9924 Morris, Ligon & Rodriguez, PC Larry D. Morris, 281-242-2400


United Equities Buster Freedman, 713-772-6262

Social Media Made Simple September 4, 2013 • 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce 445 Commerce Green Blvd. Sugar Land, TX 77478 Governmental Relations Division

83rd Legislative Session Wrap Up with Senator’s Joan Huffman & Glenn Hegar September 9, 2013 • 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce 445 Commerce Green Blvd. Sugar Land, TX 77478 Education Division

State of the Schools 2013 September 13, 2013 • 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Sugar Land Marriott 16090 City Walk, Sugar Land, TX 77479

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SHOP Local & EAT Well Local produce & edibles Live music . Chef tastings & demonstrations . Picnic grounds

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Update on School Finance Litigation with David Thompson October 4, 2013 • 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Fort Bend ISD Annex Building 3119 Sweetwater Blvd. Sugar Land, TX 77479 Business and Professional Division

How to Maximize Your Website and Improve Functionality

September 26, 2013 • 7:30 am – 9:00 am City Centre at Quail Valley 2880 La Quinta Dr. Missouri City, TX 77459

Brew Tour at Fort Bend Brewing Company

Chamber Young Professionals

Golf Tournament at Riverbend Country Club September 26, 2013 • 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm Riverbend County Club 1214 Dulles Avenue Sugar Land, TX 77478 Governmental Relations Division

2013 State of the City: Rosenberg September 30, 2013 • 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Safari Texas Ranch 11627 FM 1464 Richmond, TX 77407

October 3, 2013 • 7:30 am – 9:30 am Safari Texas Ranch 11627 FM 1464 Richmond, TX 77407

Missouri City Infrastructure Update with Ed Broussard

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October 23, 2013 • 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce 445 Commerce Green Blvd. Sugar Land, TX 77478

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October 24, 2013 • 5:30 am – 7:00 pm Fort Bend Brewing 13370 S. Gessner Rd. Missouri City, TX 77489

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Sienna Modern Dentistry & Orthodontics 8740 Highway 6, Suite 150 Missouri City, TX 77459 281-919-6820

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Wealth Design Group

15958 City Walk Sugar Land, TX 77479 281-220-2700

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Shiner Smokehouse Sausage becomes available at local Kroger stores Shiner Smokehouse, the family owned sausagery, announces its line of homemade, family recipe products are available at all major area Kroger stores. Just in time for grilling season, Shiner Smokehouse favorites including the Original Smoked Sausage, Beer Brat, made with Shiner Bock beer, and Country Style Smokies hit the shelves. What began as a generational bond formed over centuries old sausage recipes has quickly grown into a Texas institution. Rooted in Shiner, a town known for its beer, sausages, red wieners and brats, Shiner Smokehouse is expanding, and will now be offering Shiner smoked meat in all major area Kroger stores in Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston. This will be the first move in what Shiner Smokehouse plans to be a large scale expansion to cities and tailgates nationwide. “We are excited to share our family’s

story, as well as our products, with different communities,” says Brian Patek, founder and president of Shiner Smokehouse. The Shiner Smokehouse brand began as the Patek’s Family Grocery and Meat Market, where the house-made meats were a favorite, drawing locals and out-of-town customers alike. Working in his family’s store since he was in fourth grade, it has been Brian’s lifelong dream to share his family’s house made recipes beyond the small-town Shiner store. It was this work ethic that drove Brian to help create the brand that Shiner Smokehouse is today. Brian Patek founded Shiner Smokehouse four generations after his great-grandparents immigrated to Texas from Czechoslovakia in pursuit of the American Dream. Combining the flavors of Czechoslovakia and Texas, the Patek family sausages soon became a staple in the small town.

Bridal boutique comes to Sugar Land Town Square La Revê Bridal Couture is joining a vast growing list of retail tenants in Sugar Land Town Square. La Revê Bridal Couture specializes in the sale of designer wedding gowns, bridesmaids’ dresses, mother of the bride/groom dresses and accessories. “We are excited to open our store in a successful, high-traffic location like Sugar Land Town Square,” said La Revê Bridal Couture Manager Aisha Osanyin. “Sugar Land brides will have a unique experience and the highestquality customer service at our store.” Scheduled to open its first location in September, the boutique will occupy 2,139 SF of retail space at 15989 City Walk. Osanyin represented La Revê Bridal Couture in the transaction; Charles Adams, vice president of retail for Planned Community Developers, represented PCD. Planned Community Developers, Ltd.


(PCD) is the developer of the 9,700-acre First Colony master planned community in Sugar Land, Texas, located southwest of Houston. PCD continues to oversee the development of the 1.4 million-square-foot Sugar Land Town Square, located at the intersection of U.S. 59 and Highway 6. Sugar Land Town Square consists of 566,000 square feet of Class A office space, 238,000 square feet of upscale Main Street retail and restaurants, 167 mid-rise residential condos, a 300-room, full-service Marriott hotel and conference center, an 82,000-square-foot City Hall for Sugar Land, all encircling a 1.4 acre plaza with monumental fountain. PCD is currently developing two other major projects: River’s Edge, a 370-acre community in Richmond, Texas, and Lake Pointe Town Center, a 190-acre, mixed-use development at the intersection of U.S. 59 and Highway 6 in Sugar Land. September 2013 H Fort Bend / Katy Business Journal

Skeeters play host for first time in franchise history The First Half Freedom Division Champion Sugar Land Skeeters has announced that the Atlantic League Board of Directors has awarded Constellation Field the privilege of hosting the 2014 Atlantic League All-Star Game. “We are delighted for Sugar Land to be awarded the 2014 All-Star Game,” said Opening Day Partners President and Chief Operating Officer Jon Danos. “The quality of the venue and the incredible amount of community support undoubtedly played a role in the league’s decision this year. We look forward to holding first-class events and showcasing the highest quality minor league baseball talent at one of the finest ballparks in the country.” Next year’s event will mark the first time in franchise history for Constellation Field to host an Atlantic League All-Star Game. The game itself will be just one of numerous events to take place during the All-Star Break. Dates and ticket information will be announced at a later date. “We are excited at the opportunity to showcase Sugar Land,” said Mayor James Thompson. “Sellout crowds and minor league attendance records are proof that we’ve created something special in Constellation Field that’s the envy of the region and the jewel of the Atlantic League. We’re looking forward to hosting fans from around the league next year to experience the buzz the Skeeters have created in Sugar Land.” “Sugar Land has become an inspiration for the Atlantic League and its efforts for Western expansion,” said Atlantic League Executive Director Joe Klein. “We know the players, coaches and fans will have an amazing experience at Constellation Field.” For more information about the Atlantic League, the Sugar Land Skeeters or how to be a part of the 2013 Freedom Division Series playoffs at Constellation Field, visit the team’s website at or call the Skeeters ticket office at 281.240.HITS.


Rosenberg Rotary Club Gun Raffle supports Dictionary Project The Rotary Club of Rosenberg members are busy selling tickets for the club’s annual Gun Raffle. Proceeds from the raffle will fund the club’s annual Dictionary Project. For the past six years, the Rosenberg Rotary Club has presented a personal dictionary to every third-grade student in Lamar CISD and Needville ISD as well as some area private schools. This will be the fifth year the Dictionary Project will be funded by the Gun Raffle. “There is nothing more delightful than to see the smiles on these kids’ faces when we give them a personal dictionary,” said Ginger Johnson, club president. “For many of these students, this may be the only book they own.” Raffle tickets are $20 each and the club always has held the event to 30-to-1 odds. If enough tickets are sold to warrant an additional prize, the club will add another item. The drawing will be held at the club’s regular meeting at noon Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 at the Fort Bend Country Club. This year, the guns are provided by Carroll’s Gun Shop in Wharton. Any of the

Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop opens in Sugar Land Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop is now open for business in Sugar Land Town Square. The award-winning sandwich shop is known for its high-quality hot and cold sandwiches and fresh ingredients, says Planned Community Developers, Ltd. (PCD). To maintain the quality standards the restaurant is known for, Capriotti’s roasts turkeys overnight in its store. The sandwich shop is located at 2228 Texas Drive, and occupies 1,456 SF of retail space. More information about Capriotti’s, including menus, can be found online at

gun prizes from Carroll’s may be exchanged for other merchandise sold at Carroll’s. The prize list also features an Enchilada Dinner for 25 with $60 for drinks, donated by Rosa Rita’s Restaurant in Needville; a Barbecue Dinner for 10 with $60 for drinks, donated by The Swinging Door Restaurant in Richmond and on FM 359; and a morning and evening hog hunt for three along the Brazos River Bottom in January/February plus a $25 Gift Card to Schulze’s BBQ in Rosenberg. The year’s event also includes a Champion M-22 Guns Safe.

Guns on the list this year include: a Weatherby Vanguard S2 25-06; a Stoeger Condor 12 ga O/U; a Taurus PT 111 9mm Handgun; a Remington 870 12 ga Pump; a Remington 870 20 ga Pump; a Rossi Trifecta 20 ga/243/22; a Savage Axis 270 w/3x9 Scope; a Stoeger Condor 20 ga O/U; a Ruger 10/22 22 LR w/Laser; and a Taurus PT740 Slim Handgun. Tickets are available from every member of the Rotary Club of Rosenberg. For additional information or tickets, contact Tom Stavinoha at 832-363-7373 or Ginger Johnson at 832526-2726.

Texana to receive new funding Texana Center was recently informed that the center has been successful in its application for funding of special projects through the new Texas Healthcare Transformation and Quality Improvement Program, commonly known at the “1115 Medicaid Waiver.” This waiver allows community centers like Texana Center, public hospitals, counties and academic institutions to develop programs designed to improve access to healthcare and improve the quality of healthcare. Texana submitted five proposals all of which were approved: • To provide specialized behavioral healthcare services to the complex behavioral health population of children with diagnoses of autism spectrum disorders and related conditions • To implement a system of early identification and delivery of therapeutic services for children with developmental delays • To develop an 8 bed 48-hour extended observation unit and a 14 bed crisis residential unit designed to provide intervention to keep individuals in crisis out emergency rooms and/or jails • To create a crisis behavioral Fort Bend / Katy Business Journal H September 2013

healthcare team to keep individuals in crisis out of state supported living centers, emergency rooms, state mental hospitals, and/or jail • To provide specialized behavioral healthcare services to the complex behavioral health population of children with diagnoses of autism spectrum disorders and related conditions The 1115 Waiver is a five year initiative, which Texana anticipates will most likely be renewed. Funding for the projects listed above represents almost $15 million over the first three years of the waiver. However, in order to draw down the funds, each project must achieve a set outcomes which were included as part of each project’s plan. George Patterson, C.E.O. commented “This is a real opportunity for Texana to provide care in our community that was much needed but which our current funding sources could not provide. Over the next few months Texana will be hiring in excess of 100 new staff to implement these programs. We believe these programs will most certainly improve the delivery of care in the areas we serve.”


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 July 2013. More Assumed Names may be viewed online at There were 504 Assumed Names for month of July. Avril Shelina Mums by Shel 4811 Callery Creek Dr 77053

Luna Eugene Ginosgroove 3702 Melvin Ct 77461

Dick Chad Law Offices Of Chad Dick 1 Sugar Creek Center Blvd #1045 77478

Momin Nasrullah Momin’s Dryclean Pro Services 1306 Heritage Place 77479

Rattani Zeeshan Mi Amigo Cell Phone & Gift Shop 4227 Avenue H Ste A 77471

Campbell Robert M Rmc Solar Screens, Blinds + Shutters (+) 5326 Weyhill Ct 77441

Wellness Skin & Laser PLLC Wellness, Skin, & Laser 16126 S West Fwy 77479

Mathis Stephanie (+) Kay Lyn Propeties, LLC 7919 Portal 77071

Hayes Charlene Integrated Management Services P O Box 1434 77545

Bonner Victor M Sr (+) Cleanrecordfortbendcounty 4820 Old Spanish Trail 77021

Ali Nasir Texan Elite Group 11319 Fountain Lake Dr 77477

Ware Spellman Super Product Plus 3123 Bonney Briar Dr 77459

Duran Carlota N Duran 1205 Georgina 77471

Hammond Robert Quality Homes LLC 3002 Golden Hills 77459

Akudigwe Tony C Square Trucking 15846 W Bellfort 77498

Ayala Veronica L Gerald’s Movers 6442 Bazel Brook 77489

Mohr Jeremiah (+) QR Clings Three Sugar Creek Center Ste 100 77478

Khadr Emily (+) Barnes, Cason, Crockett Family Reunion 6611 Mission Bell 77083

Calvo Brandon (+) Fort Bend Boom 8603 Royal Retreat 77469

Jose Jincy Fortbendpromos.Com 7607 Trail Hollow 77459

S Hector H Silva (+) H. Silva Rec. 14100 Del Papa St #141 77047

Bell Carmella Conversations With Carmella 3538 Dahlia Hill 77545

Ty Suling Foo (+) S. Ty General Services 14822 Hemlock Bridge Ct 77498 South Indian Podi LLC South Indian Podi 6338 Alpine Trail Ln 77494 Cervantes Diego A Diego A Cervantes State Farm Agency 16251 South Post Oak Rd Suite D 77053 Mate Josefina L (+) Jlm Enterprise 16306 Flint Run Way 77498 Nwankwo Leslie (+) Insightful Resource Management 11210 Celand Dr 77406 Atoyebi John (+) Regency Supply Company 7627 Harvest Mill Ln 77407 Martinez Luis P All American Hwy 13334 Rain Lily Ln 77083 Herriage Tyler (+) Bottlefreaks 7314 Shannondale 77479 Craig Funmi (+) Tamaris Catering Services 5802 Autumn Fall Ct 77479 Hearne Ruth Superior Supply Company 2807 Cumberland 77459 Hewitt Lorain (+) S.O.S Substitute Service 25526 Lockspur Dr 77406 Rodriguez Ernesto Rosales Lawn Care 423 Center St 77477


Lk Research & Marketing Inc Bio Skin & Laser 14019 Southwest Frwy #408 77478 Ikner James All Katy Service 3419 Lily Ranch Dr 77494 Hermanson Patricia G (+) Physicians Outsource Management 9823 Ironwood Lane 77469 Mitchell Theodore Corey Jacorchelle Transport 2907 Feather Green Trail 77545 Chandler Viola (+) Fort Bend Travel 16303 Cobble Springs Ct 77498 Johnson Cecil J CJ’s Sport Consultant 15818 Bellis Lane 77489 Wani Altaf H (+) AW Engineering & Consulting 14803 Hills Bridge Ct 77498 Hevan Soccer LLC Cosmos Soccer Store 13500 W Airport Blvd #B 77498 Fajardo Juan Fajardo’s Painting 4602 N Teague Rd 77583 Patel Chiman C (+) Pro Cleaners And Laundry 1963A Texas Parkway 77489 A Lafleur LLC Nuage Electronics 1602 Blue Heather Ln 77545 Salajo LLC Salinas Salsa Works 1408 Leaman Ave 77471 Buczo Coleman (+) Insurance Claims Appraisal 3435 Brookbend Ln 77479

Morales Martin (+) Martins Paint & Body Shop 2309 Ave H Rear 77471 Murray Alisa Alisa Murray Media 9024 Thompson Lake Dr 77459 Murrile Brianne Diva In Demand Boutique 1300 West St 77471 Saravia Cindy (+) Play Land Child Care Center 702 Spruce 77545 Shepherd John T (+) Big Toad Publishing 23306 Fall Wind Ct 77494 Contecha Paola Allplaces4u Travel Agency 28215 Stonestead Dr 77494 Coffman Dezra (+) Fleet Foot 8803 Elim Ct 77469 Cope Jason (+) L And C Lawn Care 4915 Lawson Lake Ln 77407 Ali Nasir Re/Max Elite 11319 Fountain Lake Dr 77477 Tipnis Ulka Shashta Cards 4146 N New Meadows 77479

Easter Sharonda (+) Cortex Staffing Solutions 2245 Texas Drive Suite 300 77479 All Appliance Services LLC Gm Appliance Service 12022 Alston Drive 77477 Sterling Therapy & Rehabilitation PLLC Sterling Physical Therapy & Wellness 1449 Hwy 6 Ste #260 77478 Villarreal Juan A (+) El Mariachi Taco House 13830 Hwy 36 77461 573083106/03/2013 Rehab Resources of America Inc Sports Therapy Center 2225 Williams Trace Blvd Ste 104 77478 Al-Rifaie Amer (+) Amer’s Handyman Services 12802 Rose Ann St 77477

Sherman Bridget M (+) Tipnis Ravindra S (+) Mobile Notary Services Rst Environmental Consultants 19802 Moss Bark Tr 4146 N New Meadows 77479 77407-4041

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Valdes Abel (+) Valdes Transport 508 Teakwood Ave 77545

Moses Zoe H Certified Provider Resource 20118 E Lakebridge Ln 77407 Turner Millicent Astrid Concierge Financial Solutions, LLC 20634 Sapphire Lake Rd 77407 Matherly Ronald (+) Ron Can Build It 707 Garrett Way 77479 Ellefson Mark (+) Smackdaddy Golf Carts 1626 Forest Trace Dr 77479 Khan Abdur Rauf Recovery Plus Services 16119 Crooked Arrow Dr 77498 Akudigwe Tony Four C’s Trucking 15846 West Belfort 77498 Fuller Internet Ventures LLC (+) Purely Personalized Pet 3010 N Saddlebrook Ln 77494 Guillory Curtis C & M Hauling And Logistics 2215 Stonewood Ln 77489

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Thottumkal Sonny V Igm Or Igm Trading 435 Murphy Rd #225 77477

Kelly Colleen Diane (+) Colleen Diane Kelly 3046 La Quinta 77459

Cruz Jason L (+) Cruz & Sons Construction 7215 Enclave Hill Ln 77469

Krahl Jim (+) Hole In The Sky 514 Rolling Mill Drive 77498

Great Pawn LLC Cm Pawn 7120 Fm 1464 Ste A-1 77407

Hannan Selim S Energy Intellisplash 3711 Sunset Manor Ln 77450

Ordonez Nijole Gedutis Nijole Gedutis Ordonez 3046 La Quinta 77459

Fh Clinics Inc Clinica Hispana Familiar 3926 Avenue H Ste #15 77471

Decker Vicki Decker Kay D. Travel 1023 Bayhill Drive 77479

Muhammad Naeemah Qweens 3902 Glen Cove Circle 77459

Barton Christopher M (+) The Business Development Advisory (+) 5422 Avondale Dr 77479

Honn Joni J (+) Genuine Touch Massage Therapy 9602 O’connor Lane 77459

Houlihan Mary S Mro Integrity 39907 Boothill Rd West 77476

Decker Vicki Decker Kay Decker 1023 Bayhill Drive 77479

Fisher Walter Fisher & Associates 5638 Irish Hill Dr 77053

Yokopovich Jordan Jordan’s Treasures 4802 Amanda Ct 77478

Great Pawn LLC Cm Pawn 7120 FM 1464 Ste A-2 77407

Rivera Reynaldo (+) Medical Trucking 25207 Bright Hollow Ln 77494

Mock Tiffaney (+) The Janitor Service (+) 1600 Houston St 77471

Hill-Polk Stephanie Perfect Fit 2415 Turtle Creek Dr 77459

Brown Sara (+) Sno Cone City 5107 Water Oak Cres 77441

Henao Simon (+) Beyond Basic 19030 Golden Heath Ln 77407

Foroughi-Arani Shaghayegh (+) Shina Arani 28106 Firecrest Court 77494

Artis Tomika (+) U Matter 3207 Mission Valley Dr 77459

Bakus Susan Ries Lchs Class Of 1993 Po Box 767 77406

Matherne Glynn Glynn’s Paint Pro 7206 Shadyside Circle 77459

Lampman Terry (+) Brew Right 1927 Shadow Forest Dr 77494

Carter Shatoya Artist Inc. Embroidery 2110 Witham Park Ln 77545

Ramirez Roy Edward (+) All In 1 Re-Sale 7179 Co Rd 225 77435

Castillo Benjamin (+) Ben Haul’n 2807 Sage Bluff Ave 77469

Varughese Pulimoottil Daddy’s Deli Kitchenette 1 610 Fm 1092 #112 77477 Bbbc Business Brokens Inc Daddy’s Deli & Pizza Kitchenette 2 1925 FM 1092 77459

Johnson Wylnanda Thelma And Theodis Fielder Scholarship Foundation 12222 Ashford Valley Dr 77478

Psenka Eric (+) Allgone Termite and Pest Control 9731 Highway 36 77461

All Appliance Repairs LLC Gm Appliance Service 12022 Alston Drive 77477

Calvo Sherry G. I. Wrecker Service 2118 Indian Clearing Trl 77471

Turcios Melbin (+) M C Auto Mobile 6606 Castleview Ln 77489

Wyatt Chalan (+) Spa Heaven 636 Hwy 6 South Suite 600 77478

Bryant Cassundra (+) Black Hawk Trucking LLC Po Box 624 77545

813084036/05/2013 Lane Marquis Cornelius Unlimited Team Spirit 8435 Blossom Bell Ln 77489 Kindred Betty Jo (+) Bridge Burner Greeting Cards 15814 Alta Mar Dr 77083-3930 Kindred Betty Jo (+) Keeping It Real Greeting Cards 15814 Alta Mar Dr 770833930 Kindred Communications Kindred Staffing 15814 Alta Mar Dr 77083 Kindred Communications A-List 180 15814 Alta Mar Dr 77083 Newsome Kendrick Konnected 2 Da Change P O Box 310012 77231 Rodriguez Barbara Marie (+) Designs By B.Marie 6515 Mohave Lane 77469 Golden Jonathan L Trilltech Engineering 13719 Rocky Bluff 77085 Kennamore Devin 3Wm Enterprises (+) 7301 Chasewood 77489 Hussaini Syed F (+) Turbo Solutions 15615 Sierra Valle Dr 77083

Ratzel Linda M Cassidy’s Tea Time 1511 Bellwood Lake Dr 77406 Performance LLC Performance Freight Systems 919 Shiremeadow Dr 77489 Jones Matthew S M And J Touring LLC 7145 Reading Rd 1018 77471 Balzer Warren (+) Huntlister 2606 Williams Grant 77479 Miranda Carlos What U Got What U Need Construction 3627 Rita 77545 Marksetters Empowement Group Inc Marksetters Empowement Group Inc 9218 Balsam Gap 77459

Honn Joni J (+) Genuine Touch Therapeutic And Sports Massage 9602 O’connor Lane 77459 Honn Joni J (+) Genuine Touch Therapy 9602 O’connor Lane 77459 Scott Christopher (+) L W Services 5614 W Grand Pkwy S 102-213 77406 Andel Kelly (+) Andel Services 13136 Colony Rd 77461 Audu Boniface Blaa Data Solutions 3022 Flintwood Dr 77479 Moore Valcitria La Prae’s Transport (+) 10333 Hwy 6 South 77459 Phung Phuoc (+) Supercut Hair And Nail 2617 Avenue H Suite A 77471 Aldridge Kenneth (+) Zita Bonita Designs 6218 Morgan Canyon Ct 77450 Wang Heng Houston Henry Photo Studio 3807 Orchard Springs Ct 77479 Gilliam Jarrett L Mysorce 515 Reedwood Dr 77489

Mccluskey John (+) Richmond Texas Bail Bonds 612 Front St 77469

Hoang Brothers & Company LLC Bambu Desserts & Drinks 12578 Fountain Lake Cir 77477

Cole Larry Guardian Judgment Recovery 945 Mckinney St #411 77002

Hoang Brothers & Company LLC Bambu At The Fountains 12578 Fountain Lake Cir 77477

Gray Patrick (+) P L Gray Consulting 542 Jays Lane 77477 Murillo Jessy H (+) 123 Services “We Provide More Than One Service” 301 North Pine St 77583

Orisawayi Olorunfemi A (+) Arkeens Logistics and Investment 20507 Stoneroses Trl 77407 Rodriguez Juan A (+) 5 Star Body Shop 15302 Sam St 77498

Waguespack Lloyd Joseph Jr (+) Lloyd J. Waguespack, Jr., Certified Public Accountant 14422 Ardwell Dr 77498 Wilson Michael D M.D. Wilson Auto Storage (+) 3040 Barron Lane 77489 Wilson Michael D M.D. Wilson Wrecker Srvc (+) 3040 Barron Lane 77489 Nawaz Azmat Snk Trucking & Transportation 15107 Rockdale Bridge Ln 77498

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Buentello Daniel Jr Integrity Collision 1055 Cottonwood Church Rd 77471 Sniffin Brett Panther Football Camp 3711 Cat Springs Ln 77459 Dunrite Contracting Inc Dunrite Sports 11011 Clodine Rd 77407 Dunrite Contracting Inc Dunrite Shade 11011 Clodine Rd 77407


Data Beat

August 2013 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. County/City Fort Bend

Net Payment This Period

Comp Payment Prior Year

Percent Change

2013 Payments To Date

2012 Payments To Date

Percent Change

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

39,184.49 12,778.19 88,454.13 1,115.53 91,270.67 706,521.86 53,137.04 5,191.87 4,503.26 444,914.46 1,350,918.50 28,561.23 1,998,455.10 4,192,954.80 3,973.87

33,187.14 8,089.08 67,589.43 1,700.10 94,718.59 630,186.13 39,828.17 5,152.10 5,585.98 270,118.30 1,246,669.08 8,397.15 1,424,147.91 4,770,919.62 0.00

18.07% 57.96% 30.86% -34.38% -3.64% 12.11% 33.41% 0.77% -19.38% 64.71% 8.36% 240.13% 40.32% -12.11% U/C

289,723.29 66,013.89 511,742.25 6,788.43 744,714.35 4,899,947.56 271,314.00 28,679.04 36,770.38 3,072,068.31 9,286,986.74 139,644.82 10,867,424.81 29,497,095.20 20,953.31

234,090.05 64,921.82 424,483.08 7,686.71 688,117.47 4,286,988.68 267,247.70 25,442.24 58,038.64 2,594,903.65 8,547,501.96 91,322.25 9,715,846.67 29,423,286.16 11,119.50

23.76% 1.68% 20.55% -11.68% 8.22% 14.29% 1.52% 12.72% -36.64% 18.38% 8.65% 52.91% 11.85% 0.25% 88.43%








Top 20 City Sales and Use Tax Comparison Summary - August 2013 Please note that Sugar Land is 17th in sales tax revenues in the state. City

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


Net Payment This Period

56,773,128.58 27,172,380.09 22,949,781.05 15,264,038.15 11,146,403.95 8,576,324.36 6,630,273.17 6,999,820.46 6,707,939.54 7,002,509.64 5,679,805.11 5,383,897.51 5,588,157.26 5,487,827.96 5,606,259.41 5,534,844.52 4,192,954.80 4,001,130.04 3,448,642.57 3,692,552.02

Comp Payment Prior Year

% Change To Date

54,040,581.09 22,618,016.89 22,330,974.56 14,598,568.47 9,633,041.16 8,606,657.23 6,740,174.16 6,778,700.99 6,824,133.91 6,157,872.86 5,550,732.50 5,507,130.78 5,325,732.77 4,959,186.24 4,755,662.38 4,705,167.88 4,770,919.62 3,888,629.50 3,318,373.70 3,663,299.15

5.05% 20.13% 2.77% 4.55% 15.71% -0.35% -1.63% 3.26% -1.70% 13.71% 2.32% -2.23% 4.92% 10.65% 17.88% 17.63% -12.11% 2.89% 3.92% 0.79%

2013 Payments To Date

406,766,048.32 176,581,127.02 161,674,658.19 112,024,726.89 79,236,604.08 64,577,127.72 51,500,937.57 50,459,006.94 46,976,038.18 46,584,800.39 45,514,797.69 41,944,234.09 39,970,319.91 39,206,423.26 39,171,479.34 35,446,519.98 29,497,095.20 29,162,534.16 28,114,668.37 27,498,006.32

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2012 Payments Change

376,690,044.11 162,218,027.02 153,745,961.07 104,890,990.34 74,733,720.25 59,374,039.94 49,912,031.66 48,013,677.89 47,198,833.98 43,742,433.51 43,284,183.08 40,158,804.51 37,068,193.55 35,159,259.94 32,761,902.24 32,153,372.65 29,423,286.16 26,396,694.12 23,428,614.94 28,013,385.80


7.98% 8.85% 5.15% 6.80% 6.02% 8.76% 3.18% 5.09% -0.47% 6.49% 5.15% 4.44% 7.82% 11.51% 19.56% 10.24% 0.25% 10.47% 20.00% -1.83%

Data Beat

Commercial Building Permits

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




MISSOURI CITY 7425 Hwy 6 200 7746 Hwy 6 M 1510 Fifth St 9935 Hwy 6 13203 Stafford Rd 100 5428 Hwy 6 4614 Riverstone Blvd 6302 Hwy 6 N 6245 Hwy 6 300

Commercial Building Commercial Building Commercial Building Commercial Building Commercial Building Commercial Building Commercial Building Commercial Building Commercial Building

$20,000 $49,000 $1,213,000 $1,100,000 $48,000 $47,000 $275,000 $48,000 $90,000

Grand Total Valuation (Commercial)



504 Avenue H 814 FM 2977 639 Blume Rd 4501 Mustang Ave

Commercial Building Commercial Building Commercial Building Commercial Building

$300,000 $1,500,000 $14,800 $5,000,000

Grand Total Valuation (Commercial)



12682 Cardinal Meadows Dr 16431 Lexington Blvd 203 Century Square Blvd Ste 150 12550 Reed Rd Ste 300 16535 Southwest Fwy Ste K5577 2245 Texas Dr Ste 280 12300 Dairy Ashfor Rd Ste 400 2245 Texas Dr Ste 600 203 Century Square Blvd Ste 170 2245 Texas Dr Level 5 16744 Southwest Fwy 1226 Museum Square Dr 2700 Town Center Blvd N 1113 Gillingham Ln 2181 Texas Dr 2150 Town Square PL Ste 410 16525 Lexington Blvd Ste 150 2735 Town Center Blvd N Ste A 15810 Southwest Fwy Ste 300 12727 W Airport Blvd 4650 State Hwy 6 4350 Austin Pkwy 15625 Southwest Fwy 12727 W Airport Blvd 14100 Southwest Fwy Ste 500 12630 W Airport Blvd Ste 100

Commercial Addition Commercial Addition Commercial Addition Commercial Addition Commercial Addition Commercial Buildout Commercial Buildout Commercial Buildout Commercial Buildout Commercial Buildout Commercial New Commercial New Commercial Remodel Commercial Remodel Commercial Remodel Commercial Remodel Commercial Remodel Commercial Remodel Commercial Remodel Commercial Remodel Commercial Remodel Commercial Remodel Commercial Remodel Commercial Remodel Commercial Remodel Commercial Building

$177,950 $8,050 $49,000 $42,656 $27,400 $250,420 $738,616 $946,849 $23,400 $61,257 $1,300,000 $1,373,487 $49,995 $513,694 $3,950 $124,000 $253,284 $249,500 $16,073 $325,000 $105,000 $329,000 $145,000 $192,500 $61,550 $87,360

Grand Total Valuation (Commercial)



HSH LLC/ADG Construction, LLC The Centre at Knights Court/D H French Construction Co. Diocess of Galveston-Houston/Brookston Golden Sands G.C. Pike Road-Stafford LP/Bearden Management, Inc. Lasco Riverstone Retail Partners/Lasco - Construction The Offices at Riverstone LP/Premark Construction, LLC Maui Nail/VU-LE Construction SDI Missouri City Holdings LLC/Potts Plumbing & Construction

ROSENBERG DMAC Construction HPI Construction Martinez Dream Homes Bass Construction

SUGAR LAND API Realty, LLC/Kingham Dalton Wilson, LTD Ft Bend ISD/A Hamilton Service Co First Century Square Plaza Par/MVI Group LLC Wharton County Junior College/Burleson Construction First Colony Mall, LLC/Mall Tenant Interiors, Inc Town Center Lakeside, LTD/Trademark Construction Cabot II-TX2L01, LP/Bates A/C & Service Corp Town Center Lakeside, LTD/O’Donnell/Snider Construction First Colony Square Plaza Par/First Century Square Plaza Town Center Lakeside, LTD/Trademark Construction & Remodeling Icon Bank - Sugar Land/M NASR & Partners PC NNP-Telfair, LP/MTS Legacy Construction LLC City of Sugar Land/Qualified Construction Inc GSL 16/VIF Gillingham, LP/Texana Builders Town Center Lakeside, LTD/Texana Builders Town Center Lakeside, LTD/D E Harvey Builders, Inc APAAR Lexington Square, LC/EDCO Engineering/DBA Edco Air Weingarten Realty Investors & CTC Contractors LLC Town Center Lakeside, LTD/Precision Design Amerisource Bergen Corp/Source Refrigeration and HVAC CAP First Colony LLc/Provest Group Inc First Colony Community Service/NBG Constructors, Inc Fort Bend MB Land, LP/Crossmark Devel & Constr LLC Amerisource Bergen Corp/Kajima Building & Design Group RMC Sugarcraft LP ETAL/Cannon Enterprises, Inc Cobalt Industrial Reit II/Spaceplan Construction

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Accounting Terri L Sibbet, CPA 713-234-0618 Office Affordable, Accurate, Timely -Bookkeeping, Payroll, Payroll Tax Returns - Quickbooks, Financials, Sales & Property Tax Returns -Tax Return Preparation. Advertising Fort Bend / Katy Business Journal 281-690-4200 Fort Bend’s ONLY business publication. Fort Bend Focus 281-690-4242 Fort Bend’s ONLY feature magazine Direct mailed to almost 40,000 homes every month in Fort Bend’s most affluent subdivisions. 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.


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@lizstailor. com. Auto Repair / Maintenance

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 familyowned and operated business, having serviced more than 210,000 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-the-art 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! 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! Economic Development

Auto Central-Automotive Service & Sales 281-499-9684 2526 Fifth Street, Stafford, Texas 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,, 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!

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.

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Employment Services Carlton Staffing 10707 Corporate Dr., #101, Stafford, TX 77477. Need a job? Have an open position that you can’t fill? Carlton Staffing can help. At Carlton Staffing, we make connections that work! Carlton Staffing is proud to be a local company that focuses on quality over quantity. We have been in business for more than 30 years providing temporary, temp-to-hire, direct hire and payrolling services. Catering Salata 2170 Town Square Place, Sugar Land, Texas 77479. 832-886-4582. Salata is a fresh and unique way to eat healthy and create your own freshly prepared hand tossed salad or salad wrap. Offering over 50 toppings of fruits and vegetables with the option to add chicken or seafood. Salata signature dressings made in house. We cater and deliver for any occasion including business meetings or training sessions. In a hurry? Go to and we’ll have your order prepared and ready to go. We are conveniently located in town square across from the Marriott and in the corridor of the Coca-Cola/ Minute Maid building. We are attached to Lone Star parking garage with free parking. For catering service contact Andrea Fidanza (cell) 337-534-3924 or Fax: 832-886-4591, Email: Country Clubs & Golf Courses Quail Valley Golf Club 281-403-8518 (Direct) 281-403-5910 (Golf Shop) Quail Valley Golf Course offers 36 holes of championship golf, a full practice facility, lessons and a fully stocked golf shop. The Missouri City Community Center at Quail Valley Golf Course hosts the Bluebonnet Grille at the 37th Hole, multiple event rooms as well as the 300 seat Magnolia Ballroom. Quail Valley Golf Course and the Missouri City Community Center are the perfect sites for your next meeting or big event. For more information visit Quail Valley Golf Course 2880 La Quinta Dr. is located at Missouri City, TX 77459. Riverbend Country Club 281-269-2526 Tricia Hawks, 1214 Dulles Avenue, Sugar Land, TX 77478. Conveniently located in the heart of Sugar Land, Riverbend Country Club is just 25 minutes south of downtown Houston, Texas. Established in 1957, Riverbend continues its tradition as Fort Bend County’s only member owned club.

Floral Flowers By Tiffany LLC 281-208-8681 13230 Murphy Road, Suite 400, Stafford, TX 77477. 281-208-8681. 2011 CMUS Power Award Winner – Internet Customer Service Award. Beautiful Flowers for all occasions, Weddings, Events, Funerals, Plants, Fruit & Gourmet Baskets. Member of the Better Business Bureau and Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce. Mention the Fort Bend Business Journal for a special discount. Foundations / Sprinklers Root Wall Pro 832.776.2338 3346 East T.C. Jester D-47, Houston, TX 77018. Stop! Before you uproot your mature trees as the solution to your foundation issues, call us! Simply adding peers to a faulty foundation is a misguided, incomplete solution when trees are also a part of the puzzle. One needs to also address mature tree roots. We can handle any size job in solving deep root foundation structure issues. Adding a deep root watering systems to your sprinkler system or any Root Wall Pro foundation watering system is crucial. With more than 20 years experience, Root Wall Pro offers the perfect solution to faulty foundations with our perfected barrier system and root watering system. Keep your mature trees (at a distance from your home) that add value to often your biggest investments--your home and business. Root Wall Pro is endorsed by Randy Lemmon and other local engineers. We also offer financing. We’ll alleviate your worries and give you the solution you need. Call us. You won’t be disappointed and will see the results quickly! Golf Carts / Mobility Scooters CBC Golf Cart Services, Inc. 281-494-1164 Scooters by CBC 281-494-3454 Fax 281-494-1189;, 203 Ulrich Street, Sugar Land, TX 77498 (Behind Imperial Sugar). CBC offers Sales, Service, New & Used, Rentals (daily, monthly or yearly) and Parts for two lines of products, GOLF CARTS and MOBILITY SCOOTERS. Authorized Dealer for Merits and Pride Mobility products. We rent all sizes of golf carts from 2-8 seaters and also shortand long-cargo boxes. Glass Block/Showers/Windows South Texas Glass Block 281-355-8882 www. We offer complete glass block solutions, providing excellent

service and product to all of our customers. We have been in business since 1995, serving the entire Houston and surrounding areas. Our excellent workmanship is unmatched both in the commercial and residential arena. No job is too big for South Texas Glass Block. Home Health Care Texas State Healthcare & Hospice Care 281-208-4344 or 979-323-7099 What we do: Skilled Nursing - Home Health Aide Physical/Speech/Occupational Therapies - Medical Social Worker assisting with durable medical equipment needs and helping to provide Resources & Services in the Community - Wound Care - Catheter Care - Diabetic Care Lab Services - IV Therapy and more... “Hometown Nurses Helping Hometown People”

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. Fort Bend Focus - 281-690-4242 Pearland Focus - 281-690-4242 Focus on Women - 281-690-4242 Fort Bend’s ONLY feature magazine Direct mailed to almost 40,000 homes every month in Fort Bend’s most affluent subdivisions.

Home Inspection Services Armadillo Home Inspection Services 281-342-9955 Stan Snyder Licensed Professional Inspector TREC # 5285 “A Home Inspection Saves You $$$!”

Insurance Agencies Prince Benefits Group 713-884-8399 Partner with a strategically uncompromising and experienced insurance agency that specializes in employee benefits. We help you attract the right talent and keep them happy! The jewel in our crown of insurance is group insurance but we offer the complete spectrum of benefits for groups and individuals: health, dental, life, vision, disability, 401k, general liability, property, worker’s compensation, umbrella, commercial auto, COBRA administration, HR compliance, etc. Prince Benefits Group provides your company the leverage it needs to get what it needs. 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, Texas 77471. 281-3415060, Fax 281-341-5558. 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

Nature’s Pest Control


Whether you’re looking for championship golf, fine dining, pools, tennis, fitness facilities or a wide variety of social and golf activities Riverbend is definitely the place to belong.

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 September 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. 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.

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Real Estate / Residential

Elissa R. Wedemeyer O.D., FCOVD, F.A.A.O 281-499-2600 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 Immunizations & Drug Testing IMU Southwest, The IMUnization Clinic 281-313-7468 3727 Greenbriar Dr., Suite 403, Stafford, TX 77477- Vaccines for children and adults for school, fertility, work, immigration, or travel needs. Daytime, Evening, and Saturday hours and no wait appointments available. Vaccine titers and Drug Testing for individuals or corporations. Certified Drug Testing Center & CDC Designated Yellow Fever Provider. We perform oral HIV testing also. Mobile onsite clinics available for churches and corporations. We are now in network with Blue Cross & Blue Shield.


Printers / Graphics Star Printing 281-690-4200 We professionally design and print flyers, postcards, brochures, magazines, newspapers and catalogs in high-quality digital graphics.

Office: 281-265-5533 X 1282

Hall of Fame, ABR, BROR, GRI, SRES RE/MAX Fine Properties. Celebrating 20 years in Real Estate Home Staging Specialists!

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: 281-494-3227, Brokerage, Development, Investment and Tenant Representation, 25 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 281-344-8918 14905 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land, Texas 77478, Fax: 281-242-6754, Re/Max Southwest. Residential real estate sales & corporate relocation. Jennifer Weaver, ABR, CRS, GRI 281-207-5037 RE/MAX Southwest, 14905 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land, Texas 77478. Residential sales and corporate relocation since 1979. Remodeling / Outdoor Living

Rain Gutters Sugar Land Rain Gutters & Remodeling 713-204-4664 Sales and installation of seamless rain gutters; repairing and cleaning out existing gutters and repairing fascia boards. Free Estimates and a 15 year warranty with all new installations. Also offering Organic Gardens and Landscaping by a degreed horticulturist. (Consulting and design fees apply). Locally owned and operated in Sugar Land, Texas.


Angie Snyder 281-787-8718

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.

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Tree Removal / Stump Grinding / Professional Pruning and Tree Feeding R. H. Tree Service - 832-277-6947 Tree removal, stump grinding, pruning and tree feeding are procedure specific and the result can be cost prohibitive when hiring a service that does only “surface” work and lacks proper expertise. With 20 years of experience, you can count on our consistent, reputable and professional crew. We are both insured and have excellent references. We handle all commercial and residential tree services, tree removal (no matter its height), proper procedural stump grinding, professional tree pruning and we have the experience and knowledge how to feed your trees that are undernourished or at a distressed level. Call the professional crew that you can count on! No job is too big or too small. 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! Water Softening and Purification Systems R & S Water Service 281-416-9353 R & S Water Service is a Full Service Licensed Water Treatment Company. We offer Cost-Effective and Long-Lasting Water Softeners. We are 30%-50% less expensive than other water softening companies and we offer the best customer service even after the sale! Sales, Service and Installation of Water Softeners, No Salt Conditioners, Reverse Osmosis Systems, Well Water Systems, Ambassador II Chem-Free Iron Filter Systems and Chloramine Removal Systems. We also can test and repair Back Flow devices. For other services or any questions please contact us. 281-4169353 or **List with the BBB. **Licensed members of the TWQA Texas Water Quality Association.

To Advertise Call Barbara J. Carlson at 281-687-9426

FOOD, DRINK, ENTERTAINMENT GUIDE WHERE TO EAT NOW - The following is a list of exceptional restaurants throughout in Fort Bend County & Katy Area. Prices reflect the average cost of a three-course dinner for one person, excluding drinks, tax and tip. $$$$=Very Expensive ($60 & Up). $$$=Expensive ($40-$60). $$=Moderate ($20-$40). $=Inexpensive (Under $20) . FB=Full Bar. WB=Serves Wine & Beer.

Aling’s Hakka Chinese Cuisine Welcome to Sugar Land’s first Hakka Chinese Restaurant! Using family recipes, Chefs Lin Motiwala and Gary Yan present this unique “Chindian” cuisine, a delicious fusion of both Chinese and Indian cookery (without the curry undertones). From savory steamed or pan fried Dumplings to traditional Indian-style Hakka dishes, as prepared in Bombay/Pune, like Chicken Lollipop, as well as American Chop Suey, each dish is prepared using the freshest ingredients to bring you a dining experience like no other. Lunch specials start at $6.95 for a 4 course meal. Open Tuesday - Sunday. Lunch: 11am-3pm (Tues-Fri). Dinner: 5:30pm10pm (Tues-Thurs & Sun) and 11pm (Fri & Sat). Aling’s is located in the First Colony Commons shopping center at Hwy 59 and Williams Trace Blvd. between Home Depot and Office Depot. 15425 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land. Call 281-242-0432. $$ AURA Restaurant Chef/Owner Frédéric Perrier brings over 30 years experience to his newest venture - AURA. In an upscale yet casually comfortable setting, Innovative American Cuisine reigns and is highlighted in the numerous Daily Specials. AURA features only the finest, freshest ingredients. A three course prix fixe lunch for $12.95 to Mussles Marinieres, Roasted Red Snapper or Filet Mignon with Cognac Peppercorn Sauce. No need to go to Houston or into Sugar Land for a truly high quality dining experience... you will easily find it at AURA (without ‘Big Restaurant’ prices!) at Township Square - Missouri City. Lunch Mon-Sat 11-2. Dinner Mon-Thurs 5-9 and Fri-Sat 5-10. Please call for Reservations &/ or Catering ~ 3400 FM 1092, 81-403-AURA (2872). $$ • WB BLU Restaurant | Lounge BLU boasts a globally influenced, Euro-Asian menu from acclaimed Executive Chef Junnajet “Jett” Hurapan. With a diverse background that spans cuisine from Thailand to New American and Mediterranean, Chef Jett’s dinner menu offers an extensive array of both small and larger plates perfect for sharing. Looking for a great deal, come enjoy an incredible three-course lunch menu for $12 Tues - Fri, and $4 happy hour menu Tues - Sun. BLU recently started a Live Jazz Sunday Brunch from 11am to 3pm! Visit www.blusugarland. com ~ 2248 Texas Drive - 281.903.7324. $$ • WB

Candelari’s Pizzeria Albert Candelari began making sausage over 50 years ago. As the years have passed the flavor remains the same, which is why Candelari’s is the “King of Sausages”! They take that delicious Italian sausage and put it in pizzas, pastas, and sandwiches. Enjoy appetizers, salads, pastas, sandwiches, pizzas and desserts in there dining room, large patio, or full bar with large screen TV’s. Happy hour is Monday - Thursday 3 to 7pm. This casual dining experience is available at two locations in Fort Bend. Call either location for take-out or delivery. 7425 Hwy 6 S (Just North of Sienna) 832-947-0440 / 6825 S Fry Rd (Fry & 99) 281-3956746. $ • FB Fernando’s Latin Cuisine We are pleased to announce the arrival of Fernando’s Latin Cuisine-An exotic culinary adventure! Started by, Fernando Echeverria, the same owner of Los Andes by the Compact Center in Houston-Another wonderful Latin American restaurant. Fernando’s Latin Cuisine is located in the same building where Ruth’s Chris used to be. Featured dishes include Empanadas appetizer, Fileton, (Filet mignon) and Asada Y Camarones, Casually called the surf and turf. 14135 Southwest Freeway, in Sugar Land. 281-494-9087. wwww.fernandosrestaurants. com. $$ • FB Hoggs n’ Chicks (New Listing) At Hoggs & Chicks, we have a casual atmosphere for everyone’s dining pleasure. We serve a delicious and original French/Southern influenced cuisine that satisfies those with ‘Small Bites’ to those with a Larger Appetite. As we like to say; “Southern Fried with a French Twist” – Frédéric Perrier (chef)! Hours Monday-Thursday 11am – 8:30pm, Friday 11am – 9pm, Saturday 10:30am – 9pm, Sunday 10:30am – 8pm. 8817 Hwy. 6 Suite 900, Missouri City, TX 77459. (281)778-4644. Visit us online at $$ Las Haciendas Mexican Bar & Grill Santos Escobar and his brother Ascension Escobar serve up dozens of heaping traditional gourmet Mexican plates. Lunch Specials run weekdays from 11am - 3pm. Great margaritas, fajitas and much more. Catering available as well as a party room for private parties. • 12821 Southwest Freeway. 281-240-3060. $ • FB

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Lupe Tortilla (New Listing) Do you want to experience the best Mexican food surrounded in the most relaxing ambiance! Then Lupe Tortilla is your choice! With two excellent locations off I-10 at 9313-A Katy Freeway; 713.491.6165; and now in Sugar Land at 15801 SW Freeway, 281.265.7500. If you haven’t tasted our world famous lime-pepper marinated beef fajitas that are shipped overnight to our grill, you’ve truly missed out! Visit us online at It’s an experience you don’t want to miss out on! $$ Veritas Steak & Seafood (New Listing) The Rios family invites you to come and experience a superb quality cuisine and impeccable service combined with an elegant and warm ambiance at Veritas Steak & Seafood. Join them for a wonderful culinary adventure featuring USDA certified prime beef, chops, fresh seafood, soups, sandwiches, salads and an outstanding wine selection. They are open for both lunch and dinner Monday – Thursday 11:00 – 10:00 pm, Friday 11:00 – 11:00 pm,

Saturday 4:00 – 11:00 pm, and closed on Sunday. Partake in their happy hour specials from 4:00 – 7:00 pm Monday – Saturday. 1550 Lake Pointe Parkway, Suite 500, Sugar Land • Call 281-4912901. $$ • FB Tradicao Brazilian Steakhouse Tradicao Brazilian Steakhouse is the premier steakhouse in Fort Bend. Tradicao, pronounced Tra-dee-son, was named after the Brazilian word for “tradition” and founded on the idea to continue this traditional way of grilling. They are a family owned and operated churracaria whose goal is to make sure your dining experience is one you will never forget. Their prixe fixe menu includes 14 cuts of perfectly grilled meats brought to your table side, a large salad bar and hot sides. Private dining and catering is available. Tradico would like to invite you to come join them, sit back and relax. Lunch Mon-Fri 11am-2pm and Sun 12-3pm. Dinner Mon-Thurs 5-9:30pm, Fri 5-10pm, Sat 4-10pm, Sun 5-9pm. Phone: 281277-9292. 12000 Southest Freeway, Meadows Place, TX, 77477, $S • FB

Salata “The Next Generation Salad Bar” offers tossedto-order salads and wraps created from a selection of nearly 50 fresh ingredients including an array of lettuces, vegetables, fruits, cheeses, seeds, nuts, chicken and seafood. All Salata’s dressings are made in-house and are available for take-home purchase. Salata provides fast and healthy meal options for lunch or dinner 7 days a week and with outdoor seating at this location. Online ordering at Have a training session or a business meeting and can’t get out for lunch? We will be happy to cater any occasion and bring the Salata experience to you. For catering contact Andrea Fidanza (Cell) 337-534-3924 or Sugar Land store 832-886-4582. $ • FB Yong’s Asian Fusion (New Listing) “Yong’s Asian Fusion is located at FM 1093 between Bois D’arc & Cross Creek, 29615 FM 1093, Fulshear, Texas. Delivery available SundayThursday with minimum order of $25.00. Hours: Closed Mondays; Tues-Thurs 11-2pm, 4:30-9pm; Fri & Sat 11-10pm; Sunday 11-9pm. Call 281346-8196 or $ • FB

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September 2013 - The Business Lifestyle Magazine Digital Edition  

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September 2013 - The Business Lifestyle Magazine Digital Edition  

The Business Lifestyle Magazine Digital Edition