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Vol. 9 No. 10 August 2013 4655 TECHNIPLEX DR. STE 700 STAFFORD, TX 77477 281-690-4242



Hello Fort Bend Friends, EXECUTIVE PUBLISHERS Michael & Lisa Fredrickson

It is with great sorrow that I say goodbye to my mother-in-law Beverly Carter. Not only was she a great mom-in-law, she was an awesome grandmother to my children. Our readers may have known her as the lady who had a very strong opinion and tried to persuade public opinion through her weekly column Bev’s Burner, but we, her family, knew her as the generous, funloving person that she truly was. She was our BB. She never wanted to miss a family party or one of the children’s events at school, and so, it is with great joy that I choose to remember her. Michael and I would like to express our sincere thanks to the community for their outpouring of support, prayers and condolences during this difficult time. We’ve heard so many wonderful stories from friends and readers, and they have been a source of great comfort and joy to us. We appreciate you, and we will see you all around the Bend. Stay focused, Lisa Fredrickson

E D I T O R- I N - C H I E F Patti Parish-Kaminski SENIOR AC C OUNT EXECUTIVE Jessica Kij AC C O U N T E X E C U T I V E S Stephenie Cox Susan Dannhaus Jennifer Elliott Kay Garrett Andrea Rigamonti Bonnie Bell Woodrow Lisa Fredrickson and Beverly Carter

GRAPHIC DESIGNER Ginger Garza C O M M U N I C AT I O N S C O O R D I NAT O R Sarah Bearden WEB DESIGNER Joey Belleza PHOTOGRAPHER Nesossi Studios Beverly Carter and Michael Fredrickson

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CONTRIBUTORS Lauren Benoit Jennifer Elliott Jennifer L. Evans Will Hardee Steve Kursar Alisa Murray Nick Nicholson Kelly Nolan Whitney Vige INTERNS Roma Patel

READER FEEDBACK Terrific coverage of our community. Your cover stories are great!

This magazine is all about community...a long list of professionals and at the helm, a wonderful leader. Thanks for all of the opportunities, news, events and wonderful information that you provide to all of the readers. I am proud to have our ad in this magazine! Fort Bend Focus rocks!

Hillary Kirsch Goldstein I absolutely depend on your magazine! I love Fort Bend County, and I love reading about all of the events and happenings! Trina Padilla-Mata

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Teresa Cox Reading Y’all are doing an amazing job promoting the magazine and drawing attention to the Fort Bend area. Proud to be a Fort Bend resident! Ticket giveaways to area attractions and events.

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