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FULSHEAR Newcomers Guide 2020

A FREE publication of the


The Fulshear Newcomers Guide is a publication of the Fort Bend Herald. GENERAL MANAGER Lee Hartman leehart@fbherald.com

Ruby Polichino ruby@fbherald.com

ADVERTISING John Oliver joliver@fbherald.com

GRAPHIC DESIGNERS Melinda Maya mmaya@fbherald.com

Stefanie Bartlett sbartlett@fbherald.com

Rachel Cavazos rcavazos@fbherald.com

TO ADVERTISE: If you are interested in advertising in any of the Fort Bend Herald's publications, please call the Herald at 281-342-4474 for rates, information and deadlines. ©2020 Fulshear Newcomers Guide.All Rights Reserved. Our publishing headquarters is 1902 S. Fourth St., Rosenberg, Texas 77471.

INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Dear Newcomer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Local Entertainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Annual Community Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Map of Downtown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Emergency Contacts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

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Dear Newcomer, The Fulshear-Katy Area Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to serving the community in the Fulshear-Katy Area as well as the Tri-County Region. This includes Fort Bend, Waller and Harris Counties. We are a community resource for anything you might need or be looking for in the region. In our pursuit of excellence and goodness we strive to be the best possible partner to our chamber members and community. We consider facilitating positive energy the very heart of our chamber and the key to our success. We want to continue to build a community of goodwill, satisfying our own needs for connection and for finding larger meaning in our work, while helping generate success for our members. With creative prowess, the Fulshear-Katy Area Chamber of Commerce combines the talents of many with technological acumen in order to create a functional multi-network of components that benefit all who come in contact with the chamber. We are connectors of leaders and influencers, we are a catalyst of business growth and we are champions for a stronger community.

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The Fulshear-Katy Area Chamber of Commerce will always be the optimistic explorer providing a “Network and Marketing Renaissance” by constantly and consistently finding innovative ways to involve all our members and those in the community. We intend to specialize in redefining the manner in which businesses are seen, in both the figurative and the literal sense.We are committed to being a prolific multi-event and networking content provider. Our product rests on vibrancy, brilliance and captivation that comes from harvesting all the essential elements of success. The Fulshear-Katy Area Chamber of Commerce will always stay likable and always remain HUMAN! Please visit our website www.FulshearKaty.com or give us call at 832-600-3221 if we can be of assistance in any way. Warmest Regards,

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President Fulshear Katy Area Chamber of Commerce


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he history-rich Fulshear-Katy area is a short drive away from Houston and Galveston, which opens the door to a multitude of exciting venues to add to the list. The museum and theater districts of downtown Houston are incredibly rich in art and culture, while visitors crave the vast array of shops, restaurants, and competitive spirit of professional spectator sports. The relaxing seascape and beaches of Galveston are only a quick hour’s drive away. The Brazos River and area parks allow for nature-based activities, such as bird watching, hiking, fishing, boating, and biking. NASA and Space Center Houston draw notable crowds from around the country. The state capital in Austin, Riverwalk and The Alamo in San Antonio, and the everpopular Magnolia Market are all within driving distance for fun day trips. Join the fun in the Fulshear-Katy area!

THEATER DISTRICT Alley Theater The Alley Theater is a beautifully developed venue that boasts a nationally recognized company of performing arts and is home to a resident company of actors. 713-220-5700 alleytheatre.com Hobby Center for the Performing Arts The Hobby Center is the premier entertainment venue of the Houston Theater District that hosts a vast array of performances

and events and is home to Theater Under the Stars (TUTS). 713-315-2400 thehobbycenter.org Jones Hall The Jones Hall is a beautifully impressive venue which houses the Houston Symphony and Society of Performing Arts. 832-487-7050 joneshall.org Revention Music Center The Revention Music Center, formerly known as the Bayou Music Center, is a wonderful

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venue that plays host to big names performing live music. 713-230-1600 reventionmusiccenter.com Wortham Theater The Wortham Theater is a tremendous performing arts complex that is home to the Houston Ballet and Houston Grand Opera. 832-487-7000 worthamcenter.org Main Street Theater 713-524-6706 mainstreettheater.com Stages Repertory Theater 713-527-0123 stagestheatre.com A.D. Players at the George Theater 713-526-2721 adplayers.org

Bayou Place 713-228-2109 bayouplace.com Ensemble Theatre 713-520-0055 ensemblehouston.com

Society for the Performing Arts 713-227-4772 spahouston.org Theatre Under the Stars 713-558-8887 tuts.com

Houston Ballet 713-227-2787 houstonballet.org

MUSEUM DISTRICT

Houston Broadway Series 713-315-2400 houston.broadway.com

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston 713-639-7300 mfah.org

Houston Grand Opera 713-228-6737 houstongrandopera.org Houston Symphony 713-224-7575 houstonsymphony.com Miller Outdoor Theatre 832-487-7102 houstonparks.org

Children’s Museum 713-522-1138 cmhouston.org Houston Museum of Natural Science 713-639-4629 hmns.org Menil Collection 713-525-9400 menil.org

McGovern Museum of Health & Medical Science 713-521-1515 thehealthmuseum.org The Art Car Museum 713-861-5526 artcarmuseum.com

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713-529-4848 crafthouston.org Houston Center for Photography 713-529-4755 hcponline.org Lawndale Art and Performance Center 713-528-5858 lawndaleartcenter.org The Buffalo Soldier National Museum and Heritage Center 713-942-8920 buffalosoldiermuseum.com Asia Society Texas Center 713-496-9901 asiasociety.org

The Health Museum 713-521-1515 mhms.org

Cinco Ranch Branch Library 281-395-1311 fortbend.lib.tx.us HARRIS COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM

SPORTS Houston is an epicenter in sports, as it has played host to everything from Olympic qualifiers to Super

DiverseWorks 713-223-8346 diverseworks.org

Houston RocketsBasketball Winners of back-to-back NBA Championships in 1994 and 1995, the Rockets continue to be top competitors as they compete in their home stadium at the

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Houston Dynamo and Dash-Soccer The BBVA Compass Stadium plays host to both the Dynamo and Dash MLS and NWSL teams. They are the only MLS/NWSL teams with soccer-specific stadiums in a downtown area. 713-276-7500 houstondynamo.com houstondynamo.com/ houstondash

Maud Smith Marks Branch Library 832-927-7860 hcpl.net

Contemporary Arts Museum 713-284-8250 camh.org

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

Houston Astros-Baseball The 2017 World Series Champion Houston Astros perform in their downtown home of Minute Maid Park. 713-259-8000 mlb.com/astros

Katy Branch Library 281-391-3509 hcpl.net

Bayou Bend Collection 713-639-7750 mfah.org Blaffer Gallery-U of H 713-743-9530 blafferartmuseum.org

Holocaust Museum Houston 713-942-8000 hmh.org

Bob Lutts Fulshear/ Simonton Branch Library 281-633-4675 fortbend.lib.tx.us

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Houston Sabercats-Rugby The Sabercats are the newest professional team to take the Houston stage within the newly formed Major League Rugby league. 832-491-0100 houstonsabercats.com Houston Texans-Football The State of Texas is known for its passion for football and Houston shares that passion for its Texans as fans tailgate before games and pack NRG Stadium. 832-667-1842 houstontexans.com Houston Skeeters-Baseball Sugar Land hosts its own ALPB professional baseball team just outside of the Houston hustle.The Skeeters play at the family-friendly open-air Constellation Field.

Weston Lakes Country Club 281-346-1967 westonlakes.net Willow Fork Country Club 281-579-6262 willowforkclub.com PUBLIC GOLF COURSES

GOLF COURSES PRIVATE GOLF COURSES The Club at Falcon Point 281-392-7888 clubcorp.com/Clubs/TheClub-at-Falcon-Point

The Golf Club at Cinco Ranch 281-395-4653 golfclubatcincoranch.com Meadowbrook Farms 281-693-4653 meadowbrook farmsgolfclub.com

SHOPPING Houston provides a vast array of shopping venues and experiences. Whether you are looking for highend designers to antiques and art, you will quickly find the object of your affection in the

fourth largest city in the nation. The Fulshear-Katy area has so much to offer from local antiques to outdoor shopping venues with excellent eateries and green space for children to run and play. Freckles Stationary and Gifts 8030 FM 359 South Fulshear,Texas 77441 281-533-8571 frecklescentral.com

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Glamour Gypsies Traveling Boutique 4007 Penn Lane Richmond,Texas 77406 713-376-0114 glamourgypsies.com Hashtag Kids 11605 South Fry Road #107 Fulshear,Texas 77441 346-251-5120 hashtagkidsco.com Mainstream Boutique 5530 Long Prarie Trace Suite 600 Richmond,Texas 77407 832-449-3838 mainstreamboutique.com Red Potato Market 4716 FM 359 Richmond,TX 77406 832-363-1242 redpotatomarket.com The Shops at Katy Reserve FM 1463 and Spring Green Katy,Texas 77494 281-477-4300 newquest.com/property/ shops-at-katy-reserve/ Katy Mills Mall 281-644-5015 simon.com/mall/katy-mills LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch 281-395-5533 lacenterra.com

FUN IN THE HEART There are a multitude of local area attractions, as well as some that

are just a short drive away from the Fulshear-Katy area. There are a wealth of opportunities for fun and entertainment to embrace every age and stage of life.

ARTS, PARKS, AND ENTERTAINMENT Brazos Bend State Park The Brazos Bend State Park, whose eastern boundary is marked by the Brazos River, is a 5,000-acre park that offers biking, fishing, hiking, birding, camping, and stargazing. tpwd.state.tx.us Discovery Green Discovery Green is a park located in downtown Houston that boasts an amphitheater stage, playground, animal-friendly space, public works of art, and restaurant venues. discoverygreen.com

Brazos Bend State Park

Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center The Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center is an extension of the Children’s Museum of Houston that holds five different children’s exhibits that are culturally and educationally based. childrensdiscoveryfb.org George Ranch Historical Park The George Ranch Historical Park is an over 20,000-acre working ranch which aids visitors in understanding life in Texas from the Frontier to World War II. georgeranch.org

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Houston Zoo The Houston Zoo covers a 55-acre span and is home to over 4,500 animals. It is representative of six ecosystems and offers many familyfriendly opportunities for hands-on learning experiences. houstonzoo.org Houston Museum of Natural Science-Sugar Land The Houston Museum of Natural Science offers thrilling science exhibitions that pique the interest of all ages. hmns.org Katy Visual and Performing Arts Center The Katy Visual and Performing Arts Center (KVPAC) is a nonprofit organization that provides education from children to adults in the areas of theater, visual arts, and music. KVPAC is home to the COMPANY, a theater program for advanced students,and the ENCORE

players, which hosts talented adults in the Fulshear-Katy area. kvpac.org MKT Distillery The MKT Distillery is a distillery business fashioned within the distinctive Katy Rice Silos.To pay tribute to the importance of the rice harvest within the history of the Katy community, guests may visit the MKT Tasting Room which features liquor produced in the Katy Silos. mktdistillery.com

Rosenberg Railroad Museum The Rosenberg Railroad Museum was created to educate and preserve the railroad history of Fort Bend County. The museum was modeled after the original union depot and plays host to tours, Railfest, and private events. rosenbergrrmuseum.org

Topgolf Topgolf is a venue created or competitive golf games and entertainment for all ages. topgolf.com Typhoon Texas Typhoon Texas is an exciting area waterpark with a multitude of attractions. typhoontexas.com

No Label Brewery No Label is a uniquely situated brewery located amongst the old rice silos in Old Town Katy. Visitors can find locally brewed ales and take part in tastings and tours. Local food vendors and live music highlight the No Label experience. nolabelbrew.com Typhoon Texas

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Annual Community Events The City of Fulshear sponsors several annual events to bring the community together to celebrate Fulshear's heritage, to honor our small town past, to encourage the continued growth and development of local businesses, and to help preserve our community's natural beauty.

CITY OF FULSHEAR EVENT DATES

Keep Fulshear Beautiful - Spring 4th of July Freedom Fest Keep Fulshear Beautiful - Fall Festival of Lights

Saturday,April 20, 2019 Thursday, July 4, 2019 Saturday, November 9, 2019 Saturday, December 7, 2019

*Events produced in conjunction with the Fulshear Area Chamber of Commerce.

We encourage you to check the City website, Facebook page, and the Fulshear-Katy Chamber of Commerce website (for Shamrock Shindig, Freedom Fest, and Festival of Lights), for updates and details as the events draw near.We look forward to seeing you!

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the first team the Charge to win a state The Fulshea title for rs. r High School ing on junior leyball team Fulshea r High voloutside was the Echter. to play School hitter Ellie first program stranger to sport of is no team scores any kind with wrestli the state spotligh Chargers. Echter for the has been a point t force explodes and cross ng, swimming, a domina Head coach for Fulshea with emotio and then she that tennis country nt r over the Sydney teams getting crack on three seasons n. teams barley had “This Gotcher the state’s past “Becau is surreal,” . away her will be looking But before play time to meet her biggest stage.a The LSU-co to take power se we started Echter said. team finishno team has felt started in more Alexis mmit is “It pushes at state. lot team lead closer to with not 2016. The Charge line at state of people Dacosta in kills with tied for the me to work the ins from rs were movethen the were not Charger in a programa and provide ber of Paetow harder current has 86 aces, 41 blocks 548. She also volleyball a memwhat I can a varsity and now hopeful The additio . team. opening we have district so we can Fulshea and 357 digs. Echter n of people ship.” ly win a state in the r campaign has been wanting ranked team was the No. champion- taken the Charge the sisters has has quickly to come but Fulshea the player 2-state whom coaches here. rs to a whole enterin level. grown r “It means dream about offs. g the playover these three years. new vate a program to elefinal defeateThe Chargers cause we’ve a lot be- In the middle The offense . She “It’s great have d Giddin It is rare worked steady force has been a runs through Brookly so hard gs (3-0), for a sophom tions,” Gotcheto have high expecta Boerne (3-0), n as that doesn’t and it is wasn’t crack Bellvill realore who with 620 assiststhe starting on the r said “But - (3-0), La ly cool to a smile until want to Vernia (3-0) e you don’t get to this grab a rstartin roster last yea while Alexis setter have unreali her point.” tions for to with Echter for g job. stic expecta and Caldwell the kids. the team is tied (3-0). kills with Through lead in Even rarer 548. Echter “For me, knows the since the This run Chargers’ started sophomore for a has been playoff this program moment we to be the pair since special run, Fulshea very high a key cog for it r has exceptions. , I did have been for a last times they will be one of the “I think unrelen team likely play we have seeking each other. against opponeting for these with to win girls, and created that “It’s excitin a state Each team nts. worked the way championship. in the offseaso we’ve the same time,” g but very said that summer at Charge the Brookly n But and rs has made n said. sopho- Last pectations those high the was able to go faced more Ava run realistic. on a run ex- but each Un“It’s not derwood While the time the is a rare just ‘we majority good’. It shear’s talent. hope we’re gers were unfazedCharof is someth fire methodically and for every ing they underclassmenpower comes FulUnderw day.” pulled away work for from , the the group ood is one have seven the win. Fulshea Chargers r was able seniors who moved of players Presley “People playoffs on the roster: to make talk about in over to FulCarlson, the peaking shear this Hannah play in Classits first year of Kinanna varsity Gotche in the playoffs Ajilore, Padilla, the sophomoffseason with ley 5A. Shelby Tally ,” r said. The Charge Edwards, , HaJalile time I watch “But every rs followe over form ore coming Brookly with a d that up Seven Lakes. the girls n Dacosta Rodriguez and run I think ‘maybe play, . But she championshipto the Region It we haven’t quickly these has been a special last season, IV-4A peaked yet.’ earned her to Distric Chargers run for We’re still falling ting spot in t 25-4A foe who starting the the program state champi better gethave watche and reignin line on Needvi go from d g single day and better every ro and she up at libe- sity team a junior “All that lle. .” to a state helped,” of the job. hasn’t let go Fulshea title contendvar“In our “For us r now has first year Gotcher said. with to er. be here, it “It has can trust were 5A. in varsity the growin to deal We were the process means we exciting,” been really Ajilore in a pretty , we light with being g spot district ,” Hannah said. “We and we Underw one of said. “I work hard ood single were fightinggood 24 teams left our lives have a day during standing every to make lot of and the playoffs for to fight for the offseaso in season. “Last year a state (club) team. n championship. We just had the process didn’t have against Needvi to trust lle, we .” m a t e an s “This year off week. Tiger on that play Deep bench has been the er because here and we did have a little easi- prowl The Charge that over the years.” to build like so when normal varsityrs have a larger Go to than any Only a roster Fulshea I moved ers. Often few seniors with 18 playr home off the 2018 many squad that graduated game this season were very over they stand while supporplayers have to regional welcoming. mates. ting their finals. The reached the and the chants “I think teamricher in rich only of really special we have someth “LSU, the But the ing Charge tiple starters offseason with got would LSU, LSU” here we’re can mulgo really and I think wouldn’t change rs on the bench likely ring the Charge moving in to far.” a thing. Underw bolster out from “It is kind rs’ quality ood leads the Charof hard and depth. Now, destiny 581 digs. the team ger fans. because She with can feel let down stands before shear with and 58 aces. also adds 95 when you’re you The Fulan opportu assists playing,” said Fulshea junior Allyson not nity to ble. “But r be faithful are Sister act it Strucheerthere are is kind of fun because so Senior ergy is supermany of us and Brookly the enn and sophohigh. It is part of a so fun to young program be the way and go all to state.” Fulshear head

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Ellie Ecther, coach Sydney HERALD hope to lead sophmore Ava Gotcher, sophom PHOTOS BY DAVE SANDER ore Alexis Unders the Charge S Dacosta, rs to state wood and senior junior title Brookly

this week rald.com game. in Garland n Dacosta . “But in Often experi the end ond in ence is ing force I think scoring a guid- comes down to it with 258 focusin run to the for teams makin ing what g on do- and she adds kills we do.” g a state tourna The defens 310 digs. But the The next e 2019 UIL ment. highest State senior Chesn is captained by finish last Class 4A season was Volleyball nior Kriste ey Baker Hereford ship field out in the Champ n Stewar with 506 assists bowing iondoes not regional t with 892 returning . have a team semifin Here is Wildcats, als. from last a closer Hereford team for Carthage, look at year. like Fulshe making each the Class Fulshear, ar, are ford and The their 4A finals: Lady Here- Carth Kennedale state tourna first trip Whitefaces nickname to the four teams age are ment. But unlike standing the last Fulshea The No. come into for Hereford cattle)(a 4A and in Class Fulshear, Class 4A Semifinalsr vs. Kennedale two the finals , nedale isn’t Bulldogs 4 state-ranked longes Thursday’s will be left Ken- Culwell with t history a after Distric enter the finals Lady Carthage Thursday, Nov. Center - Garland, TX semifin of succes the program with relatively new volleyb to battle t 20-4A 21 - 7 p.m. as the als games all. 43-4 Class 4A Semifinals vs.Hereford the s in ing its for the Overall record Carthage champion. doors for school openSaturday state title - Culwell Hereford, 12-0 has defeate in 1998. . Thursday, Nov. Center - Garland, TX on estine The the No. 36-7 District record ranked 21 - 5 p.m. In fact, d Pal21 state- undefe Lady Wildca (3-0), 41-4 13.2 program Avg. team kills only one ts are Overall record China Spring Gatesville 12-0 ated 12-0 playoffs enterin teams reache 6-0 1.3 (3-0), of g the Distric is hoping champions the Avg. team blocksper set (3-0), 34-14 District record 11.6 d the regionthese (3-2) and t 9-4A. trophy to add to nals last 10.8 3.2 of MidlothianSplendora case al fi- (3-0) year: Fulshe the Avg. Avg. team aces per set Kenne that team kills 7-1 1.4 state titles includes dale has Heritage to reach 1.9 13.6 “We think ar. Avg. team blocksper set five Cliff Avg. team digs per set defeate round six in 1996, n/a 3.1 playoffs. we can d Oak 2001 and Fulshear 2.0 12.4 1997, 1999, (3-0), Faith Family of the do it,” Avg. team assistsper set Avg. team aces per set 2008. n/a 15.4 Academy Melissa Senior Gotcher head coach Sydney 15.0 per set 12.7 Avg. The Lady per set (3-2), Avg. Cami (3-0), team said. “We n/a 10.9 team digs receptions Whitefaces Farmersville Ranchview the Hicks the finals 10.2 film on per set 14.0 leads Avg. team assistsper set enter lina (3-1) each team. have some withway for the Lady n/a (3-0) and Class 4A State 13.7 Avg. champions as the co-dist a game to CeBulldogs Championship team receptionper set n/a plan going We’ll have She 417 kills and rict the playoff reach round six with Canyo Finals - Saturday, s per set District 146 blocks s. also has of into each n n/a 3-4A. from Nov. 23 - 1 . 39 aces. The Kenne p.m. Senior Hereford Mckenna are sophom dale big swinge Sophomore (3-0), Andre has beaten Dalhar Zett is rs Faith Krueb sec- has (437 kills) ore Maddie Pyles 0), Argyle ws (3-1), Dumas t 239 kills and be digs and junior Steinhilber and 236 626 recept digs. to reach (3-0) and Krum (3(410 kills). Bryley the state ions. (3-0) Junior The offense semifin High Scho tains the Tatum Pavey als. runs throug Kennedale defense capol Spor h seand 538 with 581 ts Calen The No. receptions. digs Basketball dar 15-ranked girls: Senior Football - area Lady Mustangs vs. Spring Lillian Lady up Rychlik Woods, 7 p.m. the offense Traylor Stadium,playoffs: Mustangs vs. Manvel, sets Wrestling: Rangers with 809 Rosenberg, assists. 7:30 p.m. at Clear Lakes, 4 p.m.

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