Fulshear Living - September 2022

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FEATURE STORY

Volunteers reflect on the impact of GiGi’s Playhouse and encourage participation in its upcoming annual gala.

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Meet the 2022 Fort Bend County Fair Queen candidates, including Fulshear High School’s Rianna Crocker.

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Park photo contest is in play until Sept. 16.

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From left, Heather Hernandez, Noell Myska, Kelly and Kurt Richman and Dawn Schordock at last year’s ‘i have a Voice’ Gala.

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In & Around Fulshear Mission of Love Gala to honor Fulshear’s Father Dat Hoang

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orship music flows over the crowd at the 11 a.m. Sunday morning Mass at St. Faustina Catholic Church. All around are the smiling faces of friendly parishioners who greet one another at the service, but no smile is wider than the one worn by the church pastor, Father Dat Hoang, whose life story fuels his, what people call, a joyful spirit and commitment to service. Father Dat Hoang He is the founding pastor at St. Faustina, which began in 2014 after he was appointed by his Archbishop, Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, to solidify a congregation in the fast-growing Fulshear area. On Sept. 8, Hoang will be honored at the Mission of Love Gala, an event that benefits Catholic Charities’ Mamie George Community Center in Richmond. Hoang wanted to be a priest from the age of 10 while living with his large Catholic family in Vietnam. Because his father had served as an officer in the South Vietnamese Air Force, their bishop advised that they leave the country to realize their son’s dreams. That two-year journey was a harrowing one. They were lost at sea and starving, rescued by a Soviet tanker, imprisoned, lost their life savings, separated from one another, and attacked by pirates. Eventually, they made it to refugee camps. Through it all, Hoang’s faith remained strong as he served as an altar boy, even when risking his life setting up for Mass in the middle of gunfire.

Eventually, Hoang was reunited with his brothers in Houston, where he pushed himself to learn English in high school, attend seminary and achieve his dream of becoming a priest. Hoang’s remarkable story will be the centerpiece at the Mission of Love Gala set for 6 p.m. at Safari Texas Ranch, 11627 FM 1464 in Richmond. For 11 years, the Mamie George Community Center has provided meals, gatherings and classes to keep seniors engaged and active. The center also provides vital services for people of all ages including a food pantry, financial assistance, help for women veterans, and parenting education for young families. During the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic, MGCC converted to home deliveries of meals and food to seniors, virtual interaction with other clients and drive-through food distribution. Nearly five million pounds of food have been distributed, with help from a devoted corps of volunteers, since the pandemic began. For more information about, or to support, the Mission of Love Gala or Mamie George Community Center, visit www.CatholicCharities.org/MissionofLove.

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Townhomes sales start in Cross Creek Ranch

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“These are gorgeous homes curated specifically for Cross Creek Ranch that offer a low-maintenance lifestyle,” said Rob Bamford, Vice President and General Manager of the Fulshear community. “The fact that these are the last new homes that we will have within Katy ISD make them even more desirable.” The townhomes are being built near the entrance to Cross Creek Ranch. The Welcome Center, Italian Maid Café and the Adventure Island water park are also nearby. Highland Homes is also building on 55-foot homesites in the Creek Rush neighborhood, which is located in the final section of Cross Creek Ranch to be developed. In all, eight builders offer homes in Cross Creek Ranch, from townhomes to single-family homes and homes for people age 55 and older. All residents enjoy access to the many amenities found in Cross Creek Ranch, including water parks, pools, a sports park, dog park, lakes, playgrounds, trails and more. Pricing is from the $300,000s to more than $1 million. To learn more about Cross Creek Ranch visit www.crosscreektexas.com.

Highland Homes has started sales of townhomes in Cross Creek Ranch. The neighborhood is zoned to Katy ISD.

Special-edition library card released for 75th anniversary

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n recognition of its 75th Anniversary in 2022, Fort Bend County Libraries will release a limited-edition commemorative library card during National Library Card Sign-Up Month in September. FBCL cards are free for all Texas residents. New library users who apply for a FBCL card for the first time in September will automatically receive the special-edition anniversary library card. To apply for a library card, visit any FBCL location during business hours. Current FBCL cardholders, who would like to receive a special limited-edition library card, may pay a replacement fee of $2 to receive the anniversary card. The new card will have a new barcode number, and their existing account number will change. For more information on how to get a library card, visit www.fortbend.lib.tx.us or call 281-633-4734. A PLATINUM JUBILEE Fort Bend County Libraries is commemorating its 75th Anniversary in the fall, and preparations have begun for a county-wide celebration to mark the historic occasion. Events, activities, and displays throughout the library system in September and October will culminate with a Platinum Jubilee on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at George Memorial Library in Richmond. A 1940s Day Open House will

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take place on Monday, Oct.3, at all locations throughout the library system in salute to the decade that Fort Bend County Libraries was founded. Step back in time – and bring a camera for a fun photo op — as library employees county-wide recreate the spirit of the ‘40s. Take a peek back in time at what life looked like when the library first began, from hairstyles and attire to memorabilia spanning the last 75 years. Stop by the Missouri City Branch to see an exhibit on the evolution of technology, or swing by the Cinco Ranch Branch to see 75 years of bestsellers (September) and cultural memorabilia of the 1940s (October). Enjoy a day of vintage games and lemonade when George Memorial Library in Richmond hosts a “1940s Board Game Day” on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Reminisce about family game days from through the years while playing board games like Scrabble, Monopoly™, or Clue™, or other games like jacks, pick-up sticks, and cards. This activity is for all ages, but children should be elementary-school-aged and up. Vintage movies from the 1940s will be shown at two locations: see a dark comedy classic starring Cary Grant at the Missouri City Branch on September 21, at 6 p.m. or an animated Disney class at the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch on Sept. 24 and Oct. 1. The public is also encouraged to participate in the festivities by sharing memories of the libraries or the ways the libraries have impacted their lives. Memories, stories, and pictures can be shared by submission on FBCL’s website (see the “Celebrating 75 Years” icon), by emailing celebrating@fortbend.lib.tx.us, or by sharing them in person at the libraries. The public may also view a history of the Fort Bend County library system at bit.ly/FBCL_LibraryHistory.

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Meet the 2022 FBC Fair & Rodeo Queen candidates

he quest to be queen returns with 12 candidates vying for the coveted Fort Bend County Fair & Rodeo title awarded each year. Not only will the winner capture the crown but also The 2022 Fort Bend County Fair & Rodeo candidates are, from left, front row: Rianna Crocker, Bailey Helmcamp, receive the Fair Brooke Vaughn, 2021 Fort Bend County Fair Queen Meadow Queen Scholar- Votis, Kilee Reyna, Estella Westermann, Cassidy Watts; and back row: Madison Sifuentes, Hailey Tollett, Tristen Drury, ship. “For 2022, we Madison Malek, Skylin Bromonsky, and Mallory Rodriguez. have candidates representing all corners of Fort Bend County,” said Jennifer Williams, the co-director of the Queen Scholarship Contest. “Meeting them was great. We look forward to watching them grow in their confidence, self-esteem, and communication skills as they go through the journey.” In the running for 2022 Fort Bend County Fair Queen are Rianna Crocker of Fulshear High School, Bailey Helmcamp of Foster High School, Brooke Vaughn of Foster High School, Kilee Reyna of George Ranch High School, Estella Westermann of Travis High School, Cassidy Watts of Stephen F. Austin High School, Madison Sifuentes of Travis High School, Hailey Tollett of Harmony School of Innovation – Sugar Land, Tristen Drury of Needville High School, Madison Malek of Needville High School, Skylin Bromonsky of Needville High School, and Mallory Rodriguez of Lamar Consolidated High School. The 2022 Fort Bend County Fair Queen will be crowned on Friday, Sept.23, and the crowned candidate will serve as an ambassador throughout the fair’s 10-day run. For more information, visit fortbendcountyfair.com or call 281-3426171.


Fort Bend County Fair partners with RodeoHouston

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odeo contestants who do well at the Fort Bend County Fair and Rodeo will now qualify to compete at RodeoHouston. “We look forward to this partnership and are excited for the athletes who have been coming to our rodeo and for the fans as well,” RodeoHouston President Chase Raska said. “It is a great way to get the best in rodeo action and enjoy all the Fort Bend County Fair and Rodeo has to offer.” “Champions of the sport of rodeo have always had a presence at our rodeo. Tuf Cooper, Sage Kimzey, Jacobs Crawley, and Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi are just a few of our past contestants who have graced our arena.” Along with the Fort Bend County Fair and Rodeo, Waller County Fair & Rodeo in Hempstead, Texas, will be a qualifier. The Fort Bend County Fair and Rodeo will remain a PRCA-sanctioned rodeo. The RodeoHouston purse has increased to $2,178,000. The rodeo competition is a 10-day tournament-style competition that crowns an event champion in bareback riding, bull riding, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, tie-down roping, team roping, women’s barrel racing, and women’s breakaway roping. All the Fort Bend County Fair and Rodeo champions in each of the approved eight events will be extended an invitation to compete at RodeoHouston in 2023. The Fort Bend County Fair and Rodeo is held in Rosenberg at the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds from Sept. 23 to Oct. 2. For more information, visit fortbendcountyfair.com.

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OakBend Medical Center volunteer program returns

akBend Medical Center, the last remaining independent, nonprofit hospital in the Greater Houston area, announced its volunteer program returned last month. “I have been volunteering with OakBend Medical Center for over 13 years. I enjoy it very much,” said volunteer Pat Burks. “I just turned 90 and want all to know that you are never too old to volunteer.” Volunteers must be at least 18 years old. A background check is required of all applicants. Anyone interested in volunteering can visit the OakBend Medical Center Gift Shop gift at 1705 Jackson Street to complete an application.

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Help needed at the PRMC

he Pregnancy Resource Medical Center in Rosenberg is actively recruiting volunteers who can help with a range of duties from pregnancy testing and peer counseling to clerical duties and helping in the baby room. Call 281-232-3375 or visit www.prmcfortbend.org.

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Arts & Entertainment Park photo contest ends Sept. 16

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ullinan Park Conservancy invites photographers of all levels to submit photos to its annual photo contest. The contest is held in conjunction with the Conservancy’s sixth annual “Picnic for the Park” luncheon to be held on Friday, Oct. 7 at River Pointe Church in Richmond. The contest opened last month, and the deadline to enter is Friday, Sept. 16. “We had a dramatic increase in the number of nature photographers at the park this year beginning in February when up to 40 photographers at a time were out on the pier shooting photos of the Bald Eagles and Ospreys that regularly fish the park’s White Lake,” said Cullinan Park Conservancy President Robbin Mallett. “We are excited that so many new people have discovered the beauty of Cullinan and hope to see a lot of great entries in this year’s contest.” Thanks to Photo Contest sponsor Oxbox Advisors, up to 20 entrants will win Cullinan online store credits and one Grand Prize Winner will receive a $200 cash prize plus a full-day outing with acclaimed Houston wildlife photographer and birding guide Greg Lavaty anywhere in the Sugar Land, Houston, Galveston or Brazoria area.

Photographers may submit up to five total photos in the following categories: Osprey/Bald Eagle; All Other Birds; Wildlife; Flora (trees, flowers, plants) and Landscape. To encourage young photographers, the Conservancy has an “18 and under” category so youth and teenagers can be judged with their peers. There is no fee to participate, and winners will receive both bragging rights and prizes. Anyone is eligible to participate, but photographs must be taken at Joseph S. and Lucie H. Cullinan Park, just north of Sugar Land Regional Airport on Highway 6 in Sugar Land. The photos may be taken at any time of year. For complete details and Contest Rules, visit www.cullinanparkconservancy.org/contest. The Conservancy was created in 2010 to advocate for, enhance and protect the natural beauty of the 754-acre Cullinan Park. Located in Sugar Land, it is one of the largest nature parks in the greater Houston area with two lakes, miles of shady pedestrian-only hiking trails and abundant wildlife.

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ort Bend County Libraries’ Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library, 8100 FM 359 South in Fulshear, presents free children’s programs and book clubs for adults each month. All programs are free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.fortbend.lib.tx.us, or call 281-633-4675. SPECIAL EVENT FBCL’s 75th Anniversary-Morning Movie @ the Library: Saturday, Sept. 24, 10:30 a.m.- noon, Meeting Room. In recognition of the library system’s 75th Anniversary in 2022, the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library invites families to step back in time and enjoy a movie that was released in the 1940s – the decade that FBCL was established! This animated Disney classic, released in 1942, follows a young deer from birth to his crowning as Prince of the Forest. Joined by his rabbit friend and skunk companion, the deer learns how to navigate life, love, and loss in the beautiful but dangerous forest that he calls home. This popular family film is rated G. Join us for popcorn, crafts, and classics that captivated us then, now, and forever. CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS Craft packets will be given out at the end of each program, so that children may take them home to enjoy. Materials for these programs are made possible by the generous support of the Friends of the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library. Family Story Time: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. in the Meeting Room. Families with children of all ages will enjoy stories, songs, and action rhymes. The schedule for September is as follows: • Sept. 6 and 7 – Firefighters • Sept. 13 and 14 – Teddy Bears • Sept. 20 and 21 – Bath Time • Sept. 27 and 28 – Fairy Tales After-School Breaks: 3rd Thursday at 4:30 p.m. Crafts, movies, and stories for school-aged children in grades 1 through 5. The program on Sept. 15 will be “Painted Bookends.” Materials will be provided through the generous support of the Friends of the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library. ADULT PROGRAMS Day Readers Book Club: Monday, Sept. 12 at noon in the Meeting Room. The book to be discussed is Old Heart, a novel written by Peter Ferry. This book is not available in the general collection; special book-club copies can be picked up at the Check-Out desk. This

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Gardening Confessions of a Miserly Gardener

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by SANDRA GRAY| Fort Bend Master Gardener

am a practicing tightwad. I love Mother Earth (she knows I do) but I love my money more. So, when I learned all the ways Earth-Kind® gardening could save me money, I was onboard. Here are some ways I save money using these techniques and you might too. You don’t need to do all of these things but every little bit saves you money (and helps Mother Earth). Water wisely. Don’t pay for more water than necessary. Instead, consider using drought-resistant plants, drip irrigation, xeriscapes, and rainwater harvesting. Check your irrigation system regularly to avoid watering the street and sidewalks. Avoid overwatering, a common gardening mistake, because it will save money, and overwatering promotes some plant diseases. Use native plants and plant them in the right place. Native plants are well adapted to your environment so they are more likely to thrive. The likelihood of success increases if you put the plant in a place suitable to its needs. More importantly, if the plant lives, you won’t need to pay money to replace it! Mow correctly for your grass type. Mow at the correct height with a mulching mower and mow frequently enough to remove no more than one-third of the plant. This will keep the grass healthier and recycling the grass cuttings into the soil reduces the need for fertilization. For extra credit, use a non-gas-powered mower. Hint: a reel mower may save you gym fees. Reduce the amount of turf in your landscape. Doing this can reduce watering, mowing, and fertilization costs. Instead, replace the grass with groundcovers, wildflowers, ornamental grasses, and other plants that require less time and money. Follow written directions for chemical usage and storage. If you

must use chemicals like pesticides or herbicides, carefully follow the package directions. Using too little may be a waste of time, and using too much may cause more harm than good (and waste money). Try to purchase only the amount needed and store supplies carefully so the chemical will not go bad before it is used (again wasting money). Take care of your garden tools. Caring for your tools is always cheaper than replacing them. However, you will want to buy good quality tools initially to ensure they will have a long life under your tender care. Plant a tree. Not only will a tree enhance the market value of your home (ka-ching!), it can also reduce your heating and cooling costs if planted in the right place. Compost. Composting can be as simple as recycling coffee grounds and banana peels into your garden or a bit more elaborate. Yes, there may be some initial set-up costs but there will also be savings in the compost you won’t need to purchase to enhance your soil. Save seeds and share plants. When your annual plants go to seed, save those seeds for the next season to avoid the costs of seed packets or plants. You can also participate in a plant exchange with friends and neighbors. Bartering can include landscape tips about planting and caring for the plants. I love free! Use solar-powered landscape lighting. Landscape lighting enhances the appeal and security of your landscape. However, I don’t want to pay those electrical costs if there is a free alternative. Do you? Solar-powered lights have become less expensive and easier to install and are worth consideration. Environmentally friendly gardening need not cost you money. In fact, it can be a soul satisfier to misers like me. Learn more about Earth-Kind gardening at aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/earthkind/.

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Continued from page 12 book club meets on the second Monday of every month. Nifty Needlers: Friday, Sept. 16, noon-1:30 p.m. in the Meeting Room. Needlework enthusiasts of all experience levels who enjoy any type of crocheting, knitting, or sewing are invited to attend to get other needlecrafters’ perspectives, critiques, and suggestions. Those attending should bring their own yarn, strings, and needles to start or finish a project, while chatting, networking, and enjoying the company of fellow needlecrafters. The group meets on the 3rd Friday of every month. Night Readers Book Club: Monday, Sept. 26, 6:30 p.m. in the Meeting Room. The book to be discussed is Miracle Creek, written by Angie Kim. This title is available in print and digitally as an e-audiobook on Hoopla and as an ebook on OverDrive; call the library to check the availability of additional print copies. This book club meets on the last Monday of every month.

1st sanctioned disc golf tournament at Jones Creek Ranch Park draws dozens

story and photos by SCOTT REESE WILLEY | swilley@fbherald.com

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ody Moran made a three-hour drive from his home in Port Neches one Sunday a couple of months ago to compete in a disc golf tournament at Jones Creek Ranch Park. Moran, 20, was among 80 individuals from across the state who competed in the first-ever Professional Disc Golf Association sanctioned tournament at the new disc golf course. “It’s a beautiful course,” said Moran, who has been competing for about 1-1/2 years. “These shade trees are really welcome on this hot day.” Moran competed in the “recreational division” — one division above beginners. Professionals also competed. Disc golf is similar to traditional golf in that players try to complete the 18-hole course with the fewest tosses. Scores are kept via a cell phone app which allows the players to track their and their opponents’ progress. Unlike traditional golf in which a ball is hit into a hole, disc golf is played by competitors tossing or flinging a Frisbee-like disc into baskets made of chains. The discs are much smaller and less flexible than traditional Frisbees thrown at the beach. Pros who finished in the top 50% earned cash prizes while beginners and all others competed for “merchandise” — hats, golf discs, etc. The July competition was sponsored by the Houston Disc Golf Association, which helped design the course at Jones Creek. “We have players of every skill level and almost every age out here,” said Steve Stanley, president of the Houston Disc Golf Association. “Some of the players are still learning the game — they’re out here to improve their technique. They know they have little chance of winning but they want to get better so that they can seriously compete in the future. And we have professionals out here who are competing for cash prizes and recognition. We have some nationally-ranked players competing.” The Jones Creek course was professionally designed and includes traditional golf hazards, such as ponds and trees. Chris Barr, 47, of Fulshear, has been competing in disc golf for about 25 years. Before the county installed a professional disc golf course at Jones Creek, he was forced to travel to Houston to compete in tournaments. “This is an amazing course,” he said. Stanley, who helped organize the tournament, said the course draws competitors from across the state. “It made good financial sense for the county to install a (disc golf) course here because these players will stop and spend money in Fort Bend County. They’ll buy gas and food. Businesses will benefit. The county will benefit. Everyone benefits.” Stanley said about 1,000 people use the park each week since it

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first opened in mid-May. He knows that stat because of a disc golf app that keeps records of where players play. He thanked the county for supporting Houston Disc Golf Association’s efforts to “grow the sport” on the west side of Fort Bend County. “This course wouldn’t be here without the county’s support,” he said. There are city-owned courses in Rosenberg, Sugar Land and Missouri City. Unlike traditional golf which requires expensive clubs and balls, disc golf requires only discs, which start at about $15 each. A starter pack of four discs of various sizes can be purchased for less than $30. “You don’t have to spend a lot of money to play (disc golf),” Stanley said. “Families can have a lot of fun playing disc golf and not spend a great deal of money.” The Jones Creek course is pretty challenging, said Dylan Kutach of Richmond. The 29-year-old Navy veteran has been playing disc golf for about two years. He stood on a concrete tee and studied the basket some 100 yards away at the end of a lane of trees. He would have to throw the disc perfectly straight to reach the hole. None of the competitors could, but their discs landed close enough for them to score a basket within a second or third attempt. Kutach’s disc hit a tree but ricocheted to within 10 yards of the basket. “YES!” he shouted. The other competitors gave him a fist bump. Barr said disc golf players are a congenial lot. “I’ve never met a grumpy disc golf player,” he said. “How could you be grumpy? You’re outside and having fun. What more can you ask for?” Even if you send a disc into a pond? Even then, he says. “I’m not very good but I’ve never been consistently bad,” he said, moments after tossing a birdy — getting his disc in the basket one under par for the hole. Stanley said the pandemic influenced disc golf, sending families out to parks and empty spaces to exercise and get fresh air. “People wanted to get outside and do something and many of them discovered disc golf.” Cody Moran made the threehour drive to Jones Creek Ranch Park to compete in a disc golf tournament sponsored by the Houston Disc Golf Association. Cody competed in the recreational division. Notice the newlyinstalled concrete tee boxes installed by the Fort Bend County Parks & Recreation Dept. Chris Barr of Fulshear sends his disc flying toward the net during a disc golf tournament at Jones Creek Ranch Park in Richmond. Sponsored by Houston Disc Golf, the day-long event included competition for beginners through professionals. Chris competed in the recreational division. It was the first sanctioned tournament at Jones Park. Mike Lindauer d hurls his disc toward a far-distant net during a disc golf tournament at Jones Creek Ranch Park in Richmond. He was competing in the recreational division. The competition also includes a beginner’s and a pro division. The day-long competition is sponsored by Houston Disc Golf. Professional players were awarded cash prizes but most everyone else won “merchandise” (hats, discs, etc.).


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