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WELCOME TO FULSHEARSIMONTON-WESTON LAKES On behalf of the cities of Fulshear, Simonton, and Weston Lakes, we’d like to take this opportunity to welcome you—residents, business owners, and visitors—to the hidden gems located in the beautiful West Fort Bend County area of Southeast Texas. This epicenter of luxury living has beautiful landscape ranging from rolling terrain dotted with century old hardwoods, grassy prairie land, and serene low lands along the banks of the Brazos River.

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Published anually by Rose Rich Media, LLC. Printed in the USA ©2011. ISSN: 1949-324X. 24200 Southwest Freeway, Ste. 402, PMB 360,

Welcome to Fulshear-Simonton..............Page 6

Rosenberg, TX 77471. Tel: 281-769-8321.

Wilson Street Gallery..............................Page 10 Cork and Culinary Fair............................Page 14 Waggin’ Tails Pet Ranch.........................Page 20 Cork and Culinary Fair

Fulshear History......................................Page 26 Fulshear Police Department..................Page 27 Fulshear-Simonton Fire Dept.................Page 30

Wilson Street Gallery

Publisher/Editor-in-Chief: Leslie C. Ferdinand Art Director Katey Arnold Photos Courtesy of: Doug Konopka Jeff Myers Photography The City of Fulshear The City of Simonton

Simonton History....................................Page 34

The City of Weston Lakes

Weston Lakes History.............................Page 42

Clevell Harris

Local Schools..........................................Page 50

Accounting Thomas Crayton, CPA

Trendmaker Homes

Bob Lutts Library.....................................Page 52 First Victoria Bank...................................Page 58 Helpful Numbers....................................Page 74 Business Listings.....................................Page 87

Waggin’ Tails

To advertise in the next issue of Inside Rose-Rich magazine, contact Leslie Ferdinand at (713) 293-2980, or leslie@roserichmagazine.com. First Victoria Bank

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A publication of Rose Rich Media, LLC. Printed in the USA ©2010. ISSN: 1949324X. 24200 Southwest Freeway, Ste. 402, PMB 360, Rosenberg, TX 77471. Tel: 281-769-8321. Online at: www. RoseRichMagazine.com. Inside Rose Rich Magazine is published quarterly by Inside Rose Rich Magazine. Inside Rose Rich Magazine is distributed free of charge. Reproduction in whole or part without express permission is strictly prohibited.


Exclusive New Gallery Opens In Fulshear Viral Marketing Concepts would like to announce the opening of Wilson Street Gallery. Wilson Street Gallery offers hundreds of unique, one-of-a-kind art pieces ranging from Impressionism to abstract created by some of the world’s most renowned artists.This collection of one-of-a-kind, rare and valuable paintings, is located in the heart of downtown Fulshear, Texas. Fulshear, Texas July 12, 2011 – Pieces by over 80 famous artists, including Emilie Gruppe, Richard Lorenz, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Niek Van de Plas, Thomas M. Nicholas, Wayne Beam Morrell, Carl Sprinchorn, Johann Berthelsen and many others, are the feature of this beautiful art gallery. Long-time Fulshear residents, Tim and Karen O’Neill have been lovers of art for many years. Tim O’Neill first developed his love of art in Second Grade. A wise teacher gave her students a postcard each week featuring a different famous painting with the instructions to study and learn all about the piece. Tim has been fascinated with the art world ever since. The collection was started in 2006 with the purchase of two unsigned portraits from the 1800’s acquired at an auction house in Fairfield, Maine. Over the next four years over 150 pieces have been acquired, many of them by famous American artists. Late in 2010, Karen realized it was time to share their collection with the world. In her words, “We have always purchased paintings that we love and we hope other people will too.” Don’t miss the opportunity to own a beautiful piece of history through art. Wilson Street Gallery is open Noon to Six PM on Saturday and Sunday and by appointment Monday thru Friday. Contact: Meghan O’Neill Wilson Street Gallery 281-533-0404 www.wilsonstreetgallery.com


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First Annual

Cork & Culinary Fair

Hundreds enjoy a taste of France

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s is typical in the country, the stresses, and hustle and bustle of big city life were invisible on May 7 as pristine white tents popped up across the plush green Fulbook pastures in preparation for the community’s First Annual Cork & Culinary Fair. Amidst the natural landscape, strolling musicians and art displays, an estimated 600 guests meandered through the tents, tasting delectable specialty foods paired with specialty wines from France. “What a fabulous upscale event in the country. There were cheeses and chocolates and cookies and a well-chosen French wine with each – and that was only the beginning,” says Fulbrook fan and broker Kristi Halphen. Special details and surprises peppered the event from start to finish. Upon arrival, guests were given a blue cork. Early in the day, as they passed through the tents, they voted by dropping their cork in the bucket of their favorite food and wine combination.

The winner, kept under wraps at the event, will soon be announced with special fanfare. “We are designing a framed event poster and proclamation letter signed by me,” adds Fulbrook developer and event creator Doug Konopka, “which will be presented to the winner, along with an event cork on a ribbon to hang in their restaurant.” Throughout the day, guests packed the seats under the Events Tent to watch cooking demonstrations featuring local chef Soren Pedersen from Ray’s Gourmet Country Grill, Florence-born celebrity chef Fabio Viviani and Top Chef series’ favorite Ilan Hall. Notes Doug, “It was standing room only as they shared secrets, threw food out to the audience, and signed cookbooks. The crowd absolutely loved it.” The presentation schedule also included insight from the viticulturalist consulting for Fulbrook’s vineyard, Fritz Westover, who gave an insider’s view of growing a vineyard in Texas, as well as wine connoisseur Tim Smith, the owner of French Country Wines near Rice Village. “My wife Phyllis and I travel to France several times a year seeking family-owned vineyards with wine made from organic grapes for import to our shop,” says Tim, “so we were thrilled to provide a taste of France for this unique Fulbrook event.” “The camaraderie between lot and homeowners and prospective buyers at these events is incredible,” adds Fulbrook sales manager Gayle Bowen. “I brought one of my customers who is from Norway and he was blown away to the point he may decide that Fulbrook will be his new home.”

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Resident and avid cook Jacque Burgess enjoyed getting “up close and personal” with the guest chefs, when she let them borrow some appliances needed at the last minute. “I love living here being able to attend events in my own backyard, and meeting people from all over,” she says. “Having festivals like this close to the front of the community boosts the awareness and puts Fulshear on the map.”

culminated with an elegant six-course outdoor wine dinner with jazz band accompaniment which all combined to showcase Fulbrook at its best.” Article and photos are compliments are Fulbrook and DHK Development.

“This folksy, laid back event was friendly and unhurried,” notes event publicist Susan Lapham. “I invited some friends that had never been to Fulbrook before and they were blown away by the venue and the experience. I truly see this growing into a highly anticipated annual event!” Adds Susan, “Doug Konopka has such an incredible vision for the future of Fulshear and a passion for developing communities and not just subdivisions. His enthusiasm is endless and you can be sure everything is done the right way with 110% effort given.” Kristi agrees, “The event

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Cross Creek Ranch Cross Creek Ranch is a Trendmaker Development, a ”premiere” master-planned community in Fulshear, Texas. With patio and full service café-13,000 sq. ft with FREE Wifiaccess and a 7500 square foot welcome center, the mast planned community’s focus is to promote the Cross Creek Ranch community and lifestyle and benefits. The welcome center has interactive touch screen map that will allow visitors to access information about specific home sites, builders, locational advantage, and more. It includes a 70 ft. tower resembling a grain silo with elevator access and lookout observatory at the top. The center also has multipurpose room measuring 40’ x 40’. The building materials are an eclectic mix of stone, metals, wood and the architecture style replicates East Texas ranch with emphasis on resort lifestyle. The entrance to Cross Creek Ranch has an arch on each side and each arch spans 55 ft and are 17 ft. tall. Flewellen Creek serves as open space tying community together. The creek is 2 ••• miles long and 450 to 600 ft. wide. Studies were completed on regional rivers and findings were applied to Flewellen site. Cross Creek Ranch consists of native landscaping. Tall prairie grasses will be re-established in many areas of the community. The shade it provides to the soil will make them nutrient-rich and will therefore benefit the health of the trees. Wildflowers will also be part of the landscaping including the planting of over 12,000 to-date and nearly 100,000 by the time the community is built-out. Located just minutes from both the Grand Parkway and the Westpark Tollway, Cross Creek Ranch offers homes by our area’s finest builders, Ashton Woods, David Weekley, Perry Homes, Village Builders and Trendmaker Homes, along with KICKERILLO COMPANIES.

Cross Creek Ranch offers an abundance of amenities for our homeowners. Residents are already enjoying catch and release fishing along with non-motorized boat activities on our expansive 45-acre lake, which is one & a half times the size of Minute Maid Park. The total area of lakes in Cross Creek’s future is an estimated 165 acres, which is thirteen times the size of Reliant Stadium! Trendmaker Development has already spent over one million dollars on the revitalization of Flewellen Creek. Flewellen Creek Park is destined to become Cross Creek’s most breathtaking amenity with over 179 acres of park area and nine miles of relaxing trails. Upon completion, Flewellen Creek will be the width of the Westpark Tollway and fifteen times the size of Discovery Green in downtown Houston. If you prefer to work on your fitness inside, Cross Creek Ranch offers a state-of-the art fitness center, open seven days a week, complete with onsite trainers. Plus One, the operators of the fitness center offers one-on- one training, fitness boot camps along with a variety of fitness classes to enable residents to meet their goals. When visiting Cross Creek Ranch be sure to stop by our award winning Welcome Center and enjoy fascinating views from our observation tower nine-stories in the air. While touring the Welcome Center, be sure to stop in at Cross Creek’s Essence House Café’, where you’ll be warmly greeted by Luis and his friendly staff. Whether you are hungry for a unique gourmet sandwich, their famous buffalo burger, or a generous slice of delicious homemade tres leche, Essence House Café has you and your taste buds covered! This summer Essence House will begin serving our homeowners poolside, where you can find your inner child by sliding down our 40 ft. hill into the resort style pool below complete with a splash pad and wading pool for the little ones.

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Waggin’ Tails Pet Ranch is a one of a kind pet facility located in Fulshear, Texas. The “Ranch” is a beautiful 7600 square foot building set on 15 acres that offers boarding, grooming, daycamp, training and pet accessories. Waggin’ Tails is a totally different approach to the average boarding facility. The staff at Waggin’ Tails believes that when your family goes on vacation, so should your pets. The boarders have 4 acres of play yards complete with swimming. Waggin’ Tails Pet Ranch opened in October 2005 and is owned by Denise and Derek Einkauf. Denise has Animal Science and Biomedical Science degrees from Texas A&M University and has over twenty years of animal experience. Denise and Derek moved to Katy in 1998 and Denise taught science at Katy High School for five years before leaving to pursue her dream of opening a pet resort. They chose Fulshear as an ideal location because of its proximity to Katy and its small town atmosphere. The Einkaufs live on-site and Denise oversees every aspect of the business. Their two boys, Daylan and Donovan, attend Lamar Consolidated ISD schools, and the family is very involved with the community. Denise has been a member of the Friends of Huggins Elementary School board for six years. She was president of the board for the past 2 years. She also volunteers her time to many local fundraising efforts. Derek served on the Fulshear City Council for 2 years and is currently the Chairperson of the City of Fulshear Planning Commission.

Denise has a passion for animals and people and it shows in the operation of the business.

“We opened Waggin’ Tails to change the way that pets are boarded because we always hated to leave our pets in a ‘kennel’. We wanted to offer a ‘family’ approach to boarding. We get to know the dogs and owners personally. Our goal is to let the dogs have so much fun that they leave tired and happy and want to return. My favorite part of my job is watching dogs bolt from the car to get in the door here because they love us,” says Denise. Waggin Tails Pet Ranch has grown to 29 employeesincluding 17 “RanchHands”, or kennel techs, that make the pets their number one priority. The Ranch accommodates an average of 175-195 boarders per weekend in their 110 boarding spots. They also handle an average of 30-40 daycampers and 15 grooming dogs per day as well. Despite their size, Waggin’ Tails still manages to keep the “family” atmosphere and add the special touches that matter to pet owners. One example is Santa Paws where clients can purchase a retail item from the Ranch. The staff will wrap the present and open it with the pets on Christmas Eve. The owner then receives a picture of their pet opening his Christmas gift. Another example is personalized postcards are sent to every new client that boards with pictures of their pets enjoying their stay at the Ranch. The Staff also celebrates most holidays with the boarders with special “themed” treats and goodies.

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One of many details that set Waggin’ Tails Pet Ranch apart from its competition is that it is ALL-INCLUSIVE. The Ranch offers Yappy Hour, Pats and Hugs, WoofN-Wade swimming, all for no extra cost. Waggin’ Tails guests also have the option of swimming in the boneshaped pool, participating in ice-cream socials during the hot summer months, and celebrating their birthday with their canine friends with special “dogs only” cakes. Waggin’ Tails has a small retail boutique at the facility that sells a variety of high quality pet items, including toys, treats, collars and leashes, and food. They carry Natures Variety food which comes in several flavors and is specially formulated for puppies and adults. The staff at the Ranch are firm believers in good nutrition and are well trained to help clients choose what food is best for their pets. Waggin’ Tails offers two types of boarding options for dogs. The luxury suites are private rooms complete with luxury beds and flat screen TVs. The other option is the bunkhouse, which houses 8’x 4’ foot runs that include cots and bedding. Both options are air conditioned and come with the owners’ choice of extras. Cats and other animals, including birds, guinea pigs, and rabbits, are also welcome to vacation at the Ranch. In addition to boarding, Waggin’ Tails Pet Ranch also offers Daycamp, grooming, and training services. Daycamp is a great way to for busy owners to allow their dog exercise and socialization while they are away at work. Day Campers enjoy a full day of outside fun with breaks for treats and hugs. Waggin’ Tails also provides full service grooming and pampering services in the Salon. They have two groomers, one of which has over 30 years of grooming experience. There is a professional trainer on staff that does training classes for obedience as well as private lessons and problem solving. The trainer, Debby Hoffman, has over 25 years of professional dog training experience and specializes in dog behavior and behavior modification.

Besides the day-to-day operation of Waggin’ Tails, Denise does a lot of community outreach events. The Ranch has the annual Hoedown each October benefitting Citizens for Animal Protection (CAP), and is open and free to the public. This event features live music, food, games, face painting, inflatable moonwalks, and trick-or-treating for the human guests. Dogs are encouraged to attend and can swim in the Wag and Wade pool, trick-or-“treat”, and be pampered in the Salon. They invite other city businesses and organizations to participate and bring give-aways or fun things for the kids to do. For 2012, the Hoedown will be on Saturday, October 13. Make plans to attend! Other community outreach events that Waggin’ Tails participates in are Fulshear Friday Nights and Freedom Fest, the Cross Creek Ranch Breast Cancer Walk, the Katy Arts for All Festival, and the Katy Rice Harvest Festival. In the fall, Waggin’ Tails hosts the FUMC Pumpkin Patch, which raises money for the Girl Scouts, The Wild West 4-H Club and FUMC Youth Group. Waggin’ Tails Pet Ranch is a member of the Katy Area Chamber of Commerce, Fort Bend Chamber Alliance, the Better Business Bureau, and the World Pet Association. Waggin’ Tails was also voted the Ultimate Doggie Daycare by the Houston Chronicle as well as Best Boarding Facility, Best Grooming Facility and Best Doggie Daycare by the Katy Sun. Waggin’ Tails is the 2011 Business of the Year for Fulshear, TX and one of the 2010 recipients of the BBB Award of Excellence. The Ranch is open Monday through Friday from7 am to 6 pm, Saturdays 8 am to 3 pm, and on Sundays from 4 pm to 6 pm for pick-ups only. Tours are welcome from 10 am to 4 pm weekdays and from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturdays. For more information visit www.waggintailspetranch. com, read Wyatt’s blog at wyattatwaggintails.blogspot. com, become a fan on Facebook, or call 281-533-0500.

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welcome Welcome to Fulshear

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ver the last several years, the City of Fulshear has undergone tremendous growth. Population continues to double with more growth coming. Fulshear is quickly becoming a polo destination. This area, alone, has four polo fields, which are home to many games during the fall and spring season. Oak Bend Medical Clinic opened in Summer 2011 with a Family Practice Doctor and access to award winning OakBend Hospital’s specialists. New businesses continue to make their way to Fulshear as we grow. The new

Dekker’s Grill, located where the old Moore’s Doublehorn used to be, will soon be opening and will be headed by former Aquarium chef, Anthony Dekker. Fulshear is already home to eight restaurants ranging from the gourmet cuisine of Ray’s Grill to the favorite Texas Tradition serving down home Texas comfort food. Our shopping district has two beautiful boutiques for the most discriminating shopper with items for your baby to Brighton jewelry and bags for mommy. Make a visit to Gaby’s and Mosaic to see what they have in store for you. Unique to our

town is The Sweet Tooth Shoppe - a candy lover’s dream. The Sweet Tooth carries the old, the new, gourmet candies, as well as Godiva chocolates. A virtual feast for your eyes and the “child” in everyone. Timewise Station is located at the corner of FM1463 and FM1093. We like to refer to Fulshear as “urban country” - the amenities with a relaxed lifestyle. Our sales tax revenue remains steady, and as you will see by our power point presentation located on the link below, Fulshear continues to grow by leaps and bounds.

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The City of

Fulshear, Texas

Population: 2,028

City Administrator: CJ Snipes

Median age: 44.10 years


City Secretary: D. Gordon Offord

Media home cost: $271,090

Council Members: J. B. Collins, Mayor Pro Tem; Larry Beustring, Stephen Gill, Jeff Roberts, and Laverne Patterson.

City Hall is located at: 30603 FM 1093. City Hall address: P.O. Box 279, Fulshear, TX 77441 Office hours: Mon-Thur: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm; Friday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm Telephone number: 281-346-1796 Fax number: 281-346-2556 Mayor: Tommy Kuykendall

Fulshear website: www.fulsheartx.com Trash Pickup Day: Wednesday, 7am - 5pm Trash Service Holidays: New Year’s Day; Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. If your trash pickup day falls on a holiday, your trash will not be picked up. It will be picked up on the Saturday following the observed holiday.

Numbers to Keep Handy Ambulance (Fort Bend County) 281-342-2100 American Cancer Society 713-706-5637 American Red Cross 281-342-9480 Animal Control (County) 281-342-1512 Appraisal District (Fort Bend Co) 281-344-8623 Attorney General (Texas) 800-777-3247 Auto Registration (Co. Tax Office) 281-342-3710 Better Business Bureau 713-868-9500 Boy Scouts of America 713-756-3345 Building Inspections (City) 281-346-1796 Central Appraisal District (Ft Bend) 281-344-8623 Child Support Assistance 281-342-6222 Child Support Enforcement 281-344-3932 Courthouse (County) 281-342-3411 Crime Stoppers 800-392-STOP Drivers Licenses Texas Dept. of Public Safety 281-232-4334 Drug Abuse and Alcoholism 281-342-8828 Elections Administration (County) 281-341-8670 Electricity (Emergency Assistance (County) 281-342-6185 Emergency Services Ambulance, Fire & Police 911 Fairgrounds (County) 281-342-6171 Family Service Center 281-261-1830 FBI (Houston) 713-693-5000 Federal Government Information 800-688-9889

Finance Department (City) 281-261-3910 Fire Department (City) Station 2 281-879-7397 Administration 281-261-0821 Fort Bend County Sheriff 281-342-6116 Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra 281-276-9642 Fort Bend Theatre 281-208-3333 Fort Bend Women’s Center 281-342-HELP Emergency Gas leaks 713-659-3552 Girl Scouts, San Jacinto Council 281-282-6077 Greater Fort Bend Economic Development Council 281-242-0000 Gulf Coast Legal Aid 281-342-9410 Health Department (County) 281-342-6414 Health Department (Public Health) 281-261-3941 Hospital (Ft Bend Medical Center) 281-499-4800 Hospital (Memorial Herman Health Center) 281-242-7220 Hospital (Oakbend Medical Center) 281-341-3000 Houston Community College-Southwest 713-718-7800 Human Resources (City) 281-261-3911 Human Resources (County) 281-341-8617 Indigent Care (County) 281-341-6624 281-341-6760 Inspections (City) 281-346-1796 Justice of Peace – Precinct 2 281-437-4741

Justice of Peace – Precinct 3 281-494-7160 Juvenile Probation (County) 281-341-3800 Landfill – 330 Klauke Rd., Rsnbg. 281-342-1288 Legal Aid 281-342-9410 Missing Persons (juvenile) 800-843-5678 Permits-Building 281-346-1796 Planning Commission (City) 281-346-1796 Poison Center 800-764-7661 Public Works Department 281-346-1796 Rosenberg-Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce 281-342-5464 Social Security Administration 800-772-1213 Social Services (County) 281-342-7300 State Comptroller 800-252-5555 State of Texas Information 800-252-9600 Street Light Repair (contact Reliant HL&P) 713-207-7777 Tax Assessor/Collector (County) 281-341-3710 Texas Dept. of Public Safety (drivers licenses) 281-232-4334 Texas Employment Commission 713-847-6118 United Way of Fort Bend County 281-499-5681 UTMB Maternal Child Health Cntr 281-499-3004 Vehicle Registration County Tax Office in Richmond 281-342-3710


history

Fulshear History

Descendant of John & Randolph Foster Receives Texas Family Land Heritage Award from State of Texas Department of Agriculture Richmond residents Jess Stuart, Julius Stuart Jr., and Clark Stuart received the Family Land Heritage Award from the State of Texas Department of Agriculture on behalf of the Stuart Ranch. The Family Heritage Program recognizes farms and ranches that have been in continuous agricultural operation by the same family for 100 years or more and the Stuart Ranch is being honored for being in operation for more than 150 years. To be exact the Stuart Ranch has been operating by the same family for 187 years. Very few ranches remain under the same family ownership for this many years, due to inheritance taxes and the financial drain to maintain the land properly. Family ranches and farms are the embodiment of the Texas legend. For many, working the land is a family tradition and these ranches and farms are living Texas treasures. To qualify for the Family Land Heritage Program, the owner must be a Texas resident who can trace the ranch’s line of ownership from the first landowner to the present. The program began in 1974 honoring families with 100

years of farming heritage. The Stuart Ranch received the 100 year award in 1976. So, in the year 2000 the State of Texas began honoring families with the 150 and 200 years or more of farming/ ranching heritage. Award winners receive a Texas Century Farm or Ranch sign for display on the property and documentation of the family’s history in the Family Land Heritage Registry. The history of the Stuart Ranch began on July 9, 1824 when John and Randolph Foster arrived in Texas with Stephen F. Austin as Members of the Old 300. The Old 300 were the first 300 Families to settle Texas back before it was a Republic. Jess Stuart’s Great, Great, Great, Great, Great Grandfather was John Foster and his Great, Great, Great, Great Uncle was Randolph Foster. Randolph Foster was here as early as 1817 and was a scout in Austin’s Colony. He was instrumental in the Runaway Scrape and the Texas Revolution as he supplied wild game to Sam Houston’s Army as they retreated to the Battle of San Jacinto. A portrait of Randolph Foster hangs in the State Capitol just behind the Speakers Stand in the State Representative Chamber. These are the two gentleman that today’s Foster High School is named after in LCISD. The School is located near the small community of Foster, Texas ¬(FM 359 and FM 723) which is where the Stuart Ranch is

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located today. The Original Land Grant had 12,600 acres in 1824 and today the Stuart Family has 128 acres left that they are still ranching on. The Family lineage went from John Fosters Daughter Hettie Foster who married Francis Mayes. Then their daughter Martha Mayes married Benjamin Stuart and that is how the land has been able to stay in the same family all these 187 years. Stuarts Great, Great Grandfather Burienne F. Stuart was Fort Bend a County Commissioner in the 1890’s and Fort Bend County’s first Tax Collector in 1900. Today, Stuart says we are proud of our Families history on the land and being able to help start a great foundation to build the Lone Star State of Texas. The Stuarts look forward to 2024 as they will be making a third trip to Austin to receive the 200 years of continous ownership by the same family award. Jess Stuart says “he looks forward to forcing the State to hand out the 225 or 250 year award” as he says “we are carrying on Tradition and Legacy for the long haul”. The Stuarts will continue with the family history of operating the ranch as a cowcalf operation for many years to come. Stuart ends by saying “To the Dedication and Perseverance of the Founders and Heirs of these lands, we owe the basic wealth of Texas”.

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Fulshear Police Department Protecting and Serving the Citizens of Fulshear

(281) 346-1717 The vision of the Fulshear Police Department is to make Fulshear one of the safest cities in Fort Bend County. The Fulshear Police Department is a value driven organization committed to professionalism and will partner with the community to make Fulshear a better place to live, play, and conduct business.

Fulshear Police Department 30603 FM 1093 Fulshear, TX 77441 Dispatch—(281) 346-1717 Direct—(281) 346-2202


Public Utilities Public Utilities—Fulshear Eco Resources, specialists in operations, management and maintenance for water, wastewater and public utility systems, manages the City of Fulshear public utilities. Eco Resources also handles the account set up and billing for the city solid waste collection. Water & Sewer:
To establish new service, discontinue service, or ask general questions, please contact Eco Resources

Southwest Water Company 
Customer Service at 12535 Reed Road
Sugar Land, Texas 77478
713.406.1750 or 877.407.1760

For problems or emergencies with water and sewer,
contact Southwest Water Company at 713.405.1750.
 Garbage Collection: The City of Fulshear has an exclusive contract with Royal Disposal both residentially and Nexus Disposal commercially. The website is royaldisposal@comcast.net.

Residential: All residents receive curbside pick-up every Wednesday between 7:00a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Heavy collection is also every Wednesday.

Tree limbs must be cut in 4 ft lengths, bundled and tied. Royal Disposal will refuse to collect hazardous materials, tires, pollutants, car parts, dead animals or large pieces of concrete. If you have any questions regarding the disposal of your items or the need to report missed garbage collection, call Royal Disposal at 713.526.1536. To establish or discontinue collection or for billing questions contact Southwest Water Company at 713.406.1750. For additional information regarding garbage collection please see the attached PDF. Garbage_Collection.pdf

Commercial: Merchants requiring dumpsters are privileged to special pricing under the City of Fulshear - Nexus Disposal contract. Call 713.996.9090 to establish service.


Cable & DSL: 
Comcast products are available within the Fulshear city limits. Contact Chad LeBrun at 713.341.8375 or email chad_lebrun@cable.comcast.com.
 Public Works: The Public Works Department is responsible for the maintenance of city properties and city easements. To report missing street signs, potholes and streetlights needing repair, please call 281-346-1796. City Registrations and Permits: City of Fulshear
Registration & Permit Department
30603 FM 1093
Fulshear, Texas 77441
281346-1796 - 281-346-0457 fax; Permit Coordinator: Jeremy Young; Hours: 
Monday - Thursday 8:00am to 5:00pm,
Friday 8:00am to 3:00pm Irene Stern Fulshear Community Center: 6920 Fulshear-Katy Road - Fulshear, Texas 77441
281-346-1796 Reservations for Public Use:

The Irene Stern Fulshear Community Center may be reserved for use by the public when regular programming is not scheduled. For reservations or to obtain additional information, call City Hall at 281-346-1796.

Public Utilities—Simonton There is no public water/sewage system. Residents use private wells and septic systems, and individual garbage collectors. The residents of Simonton are served by a volunteer fire department located in Fulshear, four miles East of town, with one engine housed next to the Simonton City Hall, and by an ambulance and trained emergency medical personnel also dispatched from Fulshear. Police are dispatched from RichmondRosenberg.

Fulshear–Simonton–Weston Lakes Demographics For more demographics, please visit www.city-date.com/city/Fulshear-Texas.html

Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 42.42 percent.

Married -73.67% Divorced -4.17%

As of 2009, Fulshear (zip 77441)’s population is 4,458 people (additional 275 -77460 zip & 728 –77476 zip

Average household size is 2.75 Married, with children -27.70%

Median home cost is $271,090.

Single with children -4.40%

Cost of living is 8.03%

Race—White: 72.44%, Black: 15.06%, Asian: 1.21%, Native American: 0.93%, Other: 10%, Hispanic ethnicity: 14.05%

Income and Salaries -$86,585 Rentals -11.16% Public schools spend $5,003 per student. 16 students per teacher in (zip 77441 -LCISD). Population Density 79 people per square mile Median age is 44.1.

Taxes sales tax rate is 7.25%. Income tax is 0.00%. Unemployment rate is 6.10 percent (U.S. avg. is 8.50%). Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 36.30%. Recent job growth is Positive. Jobs have Increased by 1.20%

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West Fort Bend County

Fulshear Area

Fulshear City Limits & Extra-Territorial Jurisdiction (ETJ) • 10 square miles within City Limits • ETJ is 37.11 square miles • Largest land area for a General Law City in Texas— population less than 5000 • 30% of land area is developed or under development • *Dark yellow—City Limits • *Light yellow—ETJ 2011 I 2012 Fulshear–Simonton–Weston Lakes Resource Guide

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Fulshear-Simonton Fire Department Serving Fulshear, Simonton, Weston Lakes and surrounding areas

(281) 346-2800

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www.fsfd.org

Want to Serve Your Community?

We’ve Got Just the Place for You!

Fulshear – Simonton Fire Department covers 72 square miles and responds from three fire stations. The department’s primary responsibility is to provide fire protection, rescue services and assistance for medical events in our community. The future holds more growth for our department, now is the time to join! Being a volunteer fire fighter is an excellent opportunity to help provide important community services. We are currently accepting applications for our volunteer recruitment school which begins in January 2011. For more information contact us at info@fsfd.org or call us at 281-346-2800.

Herc Meier, Fire Chief for Fulshear-Simonton

Pictured (left to right): Scott Evans, Yamilet Morrison, Thomas Lorenz, Dutch Schultz, Mike McMurrey, Michael McDill, Aaron Hafer, Wade Goates, Laura Wilson, Marvin DeVore, Matt Ricks, and Herc Meier. (Only a portion of the firefighters in the Fulshear-Simonton Fire Department are shown in the photo above.)


Mayor Kuykendall Mayor Tommy Kuykendall was elected to office in May 2010. Mr. Kuykendall, a lifelong resident of Fort Bend County, has resided in the City of Fulshear since 2000. Mr. Kuykendall was re-elected as the president of the Fulshear Development Corporation in July 2010 and previously served the City of Fulshear on the Fulshear Planning Commission from 2002 to 2010. He has modeled his service to Fulshear and guides his daily decisions as Mayor on the slogan “Fulshear deserves the best.” With an eye to the future, carefully guided growth and a cohesive mobility plan, Mayor Kuykendall sees a Fulshear full of possibilities; a community that encourages economic growth and maintains a quality environment for its residents. Mr. Kuykendall graduated from B.F. Terry High School in Rosenberg, Texas. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He has volunteered in various roles with the American Society of Engineers Houston Branch serving as president of this 3,000 member organization in 2007. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance and is a member of the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Kuykendall is a licensed Professional Engineer working as Vice President and Manager of CivilCorp, LLC’s Houston Branch providing civil engineering and surveying services to governmental, municipal and private clients. Mr. Kuykendall has been married to his wife, Rhonda, for 25

Mayor Tommy Kuykendall (4th from left) and Ft. Bend County Judge, Bob Herbert (3rd from right), Memorial Day 2010.

years. They have a 14-year old daughter, Alyssa, and a 12-year old son, Ty. Their children attend Logos Preparatory Academy in Sugar Land. Rhonda has been active in volunteering with her children’s school, strengthening child abuse laws in the Texas legislature, and pursuing a photography career. The Kuykendalls are active members of the Avenue N Church of Christ in Rosenberg, Texas. Mayor Kuykendall operates under an open door environment and is happy to discuss the City with residents and business owners. You may contact Mayor Kuykendall as follows: tkuykendall@fulsheartx.com.

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How Mosaic Was Born By Jennifer Heath

For Lisa Theut, it just seemed natural. She had been taught all her life the value of giving back. She loved her family, friends and community. She wanted to do something nice for the residents of Fulshear in return. “Being the mother of a 9 year old who is heavily involved in the community here with sports, I wanted to offer a service to my friends and residence of Fulshear,” Theut said. “I am a firm believer that you give back what you have received from. Fulshear has afforded my family a wonderful style of living and a peaceful existence.” So after a year and a half of preparation, Theut opened the doors to the Mosaic Boutique in April 2007. The store, located at 8504 FM 359 in Fulshear, carries styles of clothing and accessories to fit anyone. They cater to those who are hip and funky, classic and timeless. Mosaic Boutique also carries pajamas, perfume, lotions, frames and accessories. “People should shop at Mosaic for not only our great customer service, but for convenience as well,” Theut said. “Mosaic is a specialty store with an experienced staff able to assist individual clients to select items which accentuate their positive attributes. Also, I realize people have busy schedules and don’t like to run into malls. Therefore, I only order a limited quantity of each item so that there is something different for everyone.” A Texas girl, Theut grew up in Victoria and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing Management from Texas A&M University. Growing up, she imagined she would follow her mother’s footsteps and work as a nurse. “I can’t stand the sight of blood or the smell of hospitals, though,” Theut said. But she did take a few characteristic traits from her mother. She learned about trust, honesty and never giving up. “My mother has been the most forging and impressive person in my life,” Theut said. “Not only did she give me life, but her

constant wisdom, attitude toward others and her example of unconditional love coupled with an unmatched work ethic as a single parent has given me the tenacity to embrace life.” That perseverance came into play when it took more than year for Theut’s dream of opening a high-end boutique in Fulshear to come to fruition. “My friend and I worked on the store name for a month,” Theut said. “I knew it had to be a name that would pop. One day, we just took out the dictionary and started searching. As soon as she said the word ‘mosaic’ I said, ‘That’s it! Mosaic Boutique!’” Theut dreams of one day opening more Mosaic Boutiques in neighboring towns so more people can enjoy the unique shopping experience. Customers visit her store not only from Fulshear, but from Houston and surrounding areas, too. Find out more at mosaicboutique.net.

Mosaic Events Schedule NOV 17 — Brighton Trunk show at Mosaic 6 to 8pm NOV 25 ­— Vera Bradley Holiday Tote Promo at Mosaic 10am to 6pm DEC 9 — Holiday Open House Wine & Cheese at Mosaic 6pm to 9 pm

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expanded to include distribution of produce for sale. Mrs. eston Lakesis located Wendt’s husband of 63 years, on what was a part of the R L Jack, managed the farms for Harris Estate. The following her father for many years. information has been graHe was responsible for the ciously provided by Mrs. Bilmodernization of operations lie Harris Wendt, daughter of including the replacement of R L Harris. The Harris family mules settled in Pittsville, just north with tracof Fulshear, at the close of tors, and the Civil War in 1865. Over the introtime, they added land to their duction holdings to include approxiof indoor mately 4,000 acres. The land plumbwas farmed continuously until ing on it was divided and sold for the farm. development – including the Mrs. land where Weston Lakes sits Wendt astoday. Weston Lakes was con- sisted with sidered the bottom land, with the man(R L Harris) as a baby. Mrs. Wendt standing next to a portrait of her father the area closer to Fulshear agement considered prairie land. The of the farm major crops in the bottom and commissary from an early the commissary was relowere cotton, native pecans, age, making bank deposits cated to the Wendt farm in and a variety of vegetables in Rosenberg by the time she the Beasley Kendleton area. including corn, potatoes, and was 13 or 14, driving herself The Wendts have preserved cabbage. All produce was into town. During World and continue to maintain the delivered to a Commissary lo- War II, German POWs were building as a living history cated in today’s Weston Lakes brought in from Rosenberg to museum. to be distributed for sale in work the farm. the surrounding cities, or to The Wendts continue to manthe canning plant in Sugarage their agricultural properland. The commissary had ties to this day, still employing been originally established to several who were born on provide staples for the workthe Weston Lakes property. ers on the property, and was When the property was sold, 2011 I 2012 Fulshear–Simonton–Weston Lakes Resource Guide

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City of Weston Lakes Population: 2,300 at the time of Incorporation

Incorporated: May 20, 2008 as a Type B City

City Offices Location: Simonton City Hall, 35011 FM 1093

Residences: Approximately 940

Official Address: PO Box 1082, Fulshear, Texas 77441

Mailing Address for City Residents: Weston Lakes, Texas 77441

City Secretary: Marlee Freeman

Mayor: Mary Rose Zdunkewicz

Phone/Fax: 281 533 0907

City Council: Ted Case, Denis DeLuca, Gary Owens, Bill Ragle, Trent Thomas

City Web Page: www.cityofwestonlakes-tx.gov Office Hours: M&W 1PM to 5PM

City Marshal: Ron Horowiz

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From the Mayor


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Key Service Providers Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District 81 Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District 81 is a State of Texas established water and sanitation district that provides water, solid waste and sanitation waste services to the about 75% of the residents of Weston Lakes. The District is supervised by an elected board of Directors from the community. They establish tax rates, maintain the water and sanitation system in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Texas Commission on Environment Quality (TCEQ), and ensure a quality of service unsurpassed by water service providers. The current representatives, President Bill Dubois, Directors Vic Zdunkewicz, Bob Machen, Ray LeBlanc, and Bob Pfaffenberger work diligently to ensure the availability and quality of the water within the District and the efficiency and effectiveness of the sanitation systems servicing the residents of the District. The operator of the District is Severn-Trent Services and they can be contacted for repairs at 281 398-8211 or for billing at 281 579-4500. Garbage and Recycle Pickup is provided by WCA Waste Corporation at 281 368-8397. MUD public meetings are on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 9:00 AM in the Precinct 3 Annex next to the Library at 8100 FM 359, Fulshear, Texas 77441. The District has an active Emergency Preparedness program and has participated in the City of Weston Lakes and Fort Bend County Emergency Preparedness programs. The District is prepared for extended power outages and emergency actions to ensure the continuation of services in the most difficult of emergency circumstances. The District has been recognized as a Superior Public Water Supply by the TCEQ. Their web site is www.fbmud81.com

pay for their debt and the necessary capital improvements; therefore, monthly bills include service fees that add to the cost of water. Water rates are approved by the TECQ and are justified based upon the cost of providing services and a reasonable return on investment. Aqua Texas may be contacted at 877 987-2782 or email at custserv@aquaamerica.com in Bren Mawr, Pennsylvania. Their web site is www.aquaamerica.com. Local contacts are: Area Manager Rick Kabala at 281 651 0174 ext: 101, email rlkabala@aquaamerica.com; Field supervisor Lonnie Foley at 281 651-0174, email lrfoley@aquaamerica. com. Aqua Texas has no backup power generation in case of emergency, although plans are being developed.

Weston Lakes Property Owners Association The Weston Lakes Property Owners Association has been the mainstay in the oversight and maintenance of Deed Restrictions in the gated portion of the City of Weston Lakes. As a State of Texas nonprofit Corporation it has an elected Board of Trustees responsible to the Association members for providing services to the community to include, access control to the private community, street repair and maintenance, street lights, common area maintenance and mowing, lake maintenance, building and landscaping standards, solid waste services provided by WCA Waste Corportion at 281 398 8211, general administration and association fee collections. The elected Board of Trustees include: President Russell Beustring, Jo Gilbert, Linda Harnist, David Heslep, Melvin Nash. The Architectural Control Committee (ACC) include: Bert Butterworth, Linda Schanzenbach, and Don Spilger. All buildings constructed in the gated community of Weston Lakes requires the approval of the ACC as well as the City Flood Plain Administrator prior to construction. The POA web site is www. westonlakespoa.com. For the convenience of the residents a Weston Lakes Onsite Resident Support Office under the direction of Mr. Don Conrad, has been established at 5646 Weston Drive, Weston Lakes, TX 77441, phone 281 533- 9108, or cell 281 406-7101, email: wlonsite@gmail.com. Mr. Conrad’s hours are Tue/Wed/Fri from 9 AM to 5 PM.

MUD 81 Directors From Left to Right Director Ray Leblanc, Director Vic Zdunkewicz, President Bill Dubois, Director Bob Machen, Director Bob Pfaffenberger.

Aqua Texas Aqua Texas is a State Licensed private water and waste water company that provides services to the southern 25% of the City. Headquartered in Spring Texas as a subsidiary of a national company, Aqua America, located in Bren Mawr, Pennsylvania it serves more than 48,000 homes in 365 communities in 51counties in Texas with water and 13,000 with waste water services. As a private company there are no public taxes to

Board of Trustees From Left to Right, Melvin Nash, Linda Harnist, Jo Gilbert, Russell Beustring, David Heslep.

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Women’s Association Weston Lakes Women’s Association The Weston Lakes Women’s Association was started in 1987 to provide an avenue for women in the development to socialize and forge new friendships. The group membership has grown steadily with the increase in population. Membership is open to all within the Fulshear, Simonton and Weston Lakes area. Some of the earlier activities have become traditions; for instance, the Christmas Home Tour, which will be held this year on December 10,2011. Tickets are available for purchase from Patricia Benson (713-824-2677). Proceeds go to the Community Foundation. Although the initial purpose of the Women’s Association was to socialize and build friendships, they also decided to include philanthropic activities. In 1991, a Silent Auction was held to raise funds for community charities. As these charitable activities grew, the Weston Lakes Women’s Association Community Foundation, Inc. (non-profit 501C(3) was formed and has become a very important focus for the group. Fund raising events are held every year to add to the Foundation so that grants and need-based scholarships can be disbursed to deserving high school students in this area. Grants are also provided to a wide range of community organizations and programs in the northwestern portion of Fort Bend County. In 2010, the Foundation raised over $29,000. Scholarships and grants were awarded to 6 local area high school students; and some of the community organizations receiving grants include: Friends of the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Library; Fulshear/Simonton Lions Club; Foster High School Library; and Fulshear Fire Department. The amount of monies distributed is totally dependent upon the generosity of the businesses and residents in the Fulshear, Simonton, and Weston lakes area. Last year, the first 5K Walk-A-Thon was held in September and it raised ~$8,000. Because it was such a huge success, the Women’s Association has scheduled the 2nd Annual 5K Walk-A-Thon for Saturday, October 8. Your interest and participation is critical to surpassing last year’s results. Registration forms can be found on the Weston Lakes POA web site: www.westonlakespoa.com or one of the co-chairs can be called: Jo @ 281-533-9062; Georgianna @ 281-750-1726; or Mary @ 281-533-9209. In order to receive a T-Shirt, the Registration form must be submitted by September 17. Pledge sheets with the donations can be submitted the day of the Walk-A-Thon. Monthly meetings are held at the Weston Lakes Country Club on the third Tuesday of each month from September through June. Contact Lynn Lipp at lippski@yahoo.com for more information.

Grant Receipients: (Back Row, Left to Right) Harrison Thramann, Patrick Meroney, Travis Herhold, Alexander Garcia. (Front Row, Left to Right) Sarah DeWees, Carley Cole. (Not pictured) Alexandra Villalon.

Area Phone Numbers Animal Control Fort Bend County 281 342 1512... Central Appraisal District 281 344 8623 City Marshal/Asst Emergency Management Coordinator 713 302 1151 City Offices (City Secretary) 281 533 0907 County Commissioner (Andy Meyers) 281 242 9060 Country Club 281 346 1967 Emergency Management Coordinator 281 533 9458 Emergency Services District #4 281 533 0095 Fire Department (non emergency number) 281 346 2800 Fire/Police emergency 911 Flood Plain Administration (permits) 281 533 0907 Fort Bend County Recycling 281 633 7576 Game Warden 281 931 6471 Property Owners Association on site representative 281 406 7101 or 281 533 9108 Sheriff’s Office (non emergency number) 281 341 4704 State Representative (John Zerwas) 281 533 9042 State Senator (Glenn Hegar) 281 391 8883 Street Light repair 281 207 7777 Utilities Center Point Electric (Customer Services) 713 207 2222 Center Point Gas 281 342 6665 Emergency Gas Leaks 713 659 2111 MUD 81(Severn Trent) 281 579 4500 Aqua Texas 888 370 6527 Reliant 713 207 2222 TXU 866 225 5898 Cirro 800 332 7143 WCA Trash Collection and Recycling 281 368 8397 Internet Internet America 800 464 7928 Telecom Cable 281 533 9258 Hughes Directway 888 667 5537 ATT DSL 888 827 5288 Television Direct TV 888 777 2454 Dish TV 888 825 2557 Telecom Cable 281 533 9258 Telephone ATT 800 464 7928 Post Office Fulshear 281 533 9809 Simonton 281 533 9322 Weston Lakes Front Gate (POA) 281 346 1214 Medical Memorial Herman 281 644 7000 St. Christus St Catherine 281 599 5700 Texas Children’s Hospital 281 398 3100 Oakbend Medical Center 281 341 3000 Fulshear Family Dentistry, Dr William Schellhase 281 346 2599 Fulshear Family Medical, Dr.Heidi Schultz 281 346 0018 Fort Bend County EMS 281 342 7233 Fort Bend County Tax Office 281 341 3710 Fort Bend County Health and Human Services 281 342 6414

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Activities & Events Gourmet Dining, Sharon Haney 281 533 0533

Car Club, George Kelley 281 346 0303

Golf Camp, Pro Shop, 281 346 1227

Swim Team, Pat Johnson 281 773 7194

Bunko, Leslie Lavigne 281 346 1698 Bridge Club, Patsy Turk, 281 346 2930 Garden Club, Jo Gilbert 281 533 9062

SMGA, Terry Miller 281 3456 2959 Book Club Jo Gilbert 281 533 9062

LGA, Judy Johnson 832 489 2773 MGA, Eric Echter 281 533 9306

Honoring our Veterans

Easter Egg Hunt Tournaments Galore

Adopt a Highway

Valentines Dinner


country club Weston Lakes Country Club Imagine playing golf on the lush gently rolling fairways lined with stately old pecan trees or a relaxing evening with friends and family in the courtyard. Tucked behind the exclusivity of its gated entrance, Weston Lakes Country Club offers something for everyone in your family. The club’s 18-hole championship golf course is designed by legendary PGA Tour champion Hale Irwin and challenges players of all ability levels. “The golf course is perfect for members,” explains Jennifer Miles, the club’s Membership Director. “It offers a challenge for golfers of all ability levels, but you can also relax and have an enjoyable round with friends and family.” The club also features two tennis courts, as well as adult and family swimming pools. Members enjoy dining in the casual elegance of the Waterside Grill, which features extensive lunch and dinner menus as well as daily and weekly specials including “fresh catch” seafood, pizza night and a number of other family friendly selections. “The Waterside Grill is a convenient place for my wife and I to dine,” exclaims John Bradway. “We enjoy a late lunch daily and feel that the club has become a second home. I also enjoy playing golf with the senior men on Tuesday and Thursday which overall leads me to believe this is life as it should be!” The 14,000 square foot English tudor-

style clubhouse is set on the banks of scenic Pecan Lake, which makes it the perfect setting for weddings, banquets, and other special functions.

activities, from the golf associations to bridge groups allow our members to meet people with similar interests and develop lasting friendships.”

Weston Lakes’ members and their guests are invited to participate in a multitude of club sponsored events. These events range from black tie affairs like the club’s New Year’s Eve party to more family oriented events like the Easter Egg Hunt and the ever popular Halloween Spooktacular.

Some of these organizations and activities include…

“The country club is really the social focal point of the community,” exclaim Ted and Nancy Case, long-time Weston Lakes residents and active country club members. “Events at the club provide the perfect opportunity to get together to enjoy a special evening with groups of our friends and neighbors. Not only have we used the club for several private parties and found the food and service to be excellent, the New Year’s Eve party in particular is one of the best events of the year.” Some of the other featured events include… • • • • • • • •

Valentine’s Dinner Easter Egg Hunt July 4th Extravaganza Halloween Spooktacular Brunch with Santa Member Golf Tournaments Kids’ Splash Homestyle Brunch

In addition to the amenities and special events, Weston Lakes Country Club is proud to sponsor a variety of clubs and organizations in which our members are invited to participate. “Most people join a country club for the social opportunities,” Jason Hall, the General Manager for Weston Lakes Country Club explains. “Club

Golf Associations The country club sponsors golf associations for men, ladies and senior men, and also hosts a couples’ golf group on Friday and Sunday nights. Each golf association hosts regular weekly play-days, and also offers members the opportunity to engage in friendly competition during monthly or semimonthly golf tournaments. The most notable of these tournaments include the Member-Guest and Club Championship golf tournaments. Women’s Associations The Weston Lakes Women’s Association is a social organization that promotes fellowship and community spirit among its members. The association also sponsors the annual “Community Challenge” through its non-profit foundation in order to provide scholarships for area students and to support other community organizations. Weston Lakes Country Club also hosts regular meetings for the Garden Club and several bridge and bunko groups. Swim Team The Weston “Lakers” swim team is open to children and teens (ages 5-18). The swim team practices throughout the week at the country club pool, and competes in swim meets against teams from other communities. Junior Camps Golf and tennis camps are available throughout the summer for members and their guests. Instruction is focused on developing individual skills by teaching the fundamentals of the game. Participants also learn the rules of the game, as well as etiquette and on-course strategy.


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Katy ISD Schools Katy ISD Mission Statement Woo d C r e e k E l e me n tar y In partnership 1155 WoodCreek Bend Lane, Fulshear, TX 77494 with parents and 281.234.0100 community, the Katy Independent Wood C r e e k Ju n i o r H ig h School District, as 1801 WoodCreek Bend Lane, Katy, TX 77494 a premier district in 281.234.0800 the state of Texas, seeks academic S e v e n Lak e s H i g h Sch ool
 excellence for each 9251 South Fry R oad, student to pursue Katy, TX 77494 281.237.2800 a productive and fulfilling life through a balanced curriculum aligned with quality instruction and assessment of achievement. The Business of Katy ISD Katy ISD is a flourishing suburban school district that encompasses 181 square miles in east Texas. Its eastern boundaries stretch to Houston’s energy corridor approximately 16 miles west of downtown Houston and extend along Interstate 10 to a few miles west of the city of Katy. In the 2008-09 school year, student enrollment has

6301 South Stadium Lane Katy, Texas 77494 (281) 396-6000 www.katyisd.org

grown to more than 57,000 served by 51 schools including six high schools. Rated as academically acceptable by the Texas Education Agency, Katy ISD offers an outstanding instructional program with facilities, equipment and materials that are among the best in the state. Philosophy Katy Independent School District provides a balanced, dynamic, curriculum, which supports academic excellence for all students. Instruction is designed to educate students in listening, speaking, reading, writing, calculating, and thinking skills through a research- based continuum of learning while incorporating technology, scientific, and vocational skills. Students will be provided with the skills to become life-long learners and productive, responsible, members of the community. Katy Independent School District Statistics • KISD lies to the east and northeast of Fulshear • First homes built in Cross Creek Ranch are in KISD • The schools that service Fulshear & it’s ETJ are new • Stan Stanley Elementary • Woodcreek Junior High • Seven Lakes High School • 22.2% teachers have advanced degrees • 10.6% average years of experience

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Lamar CISD Schools • 75% grads are college bound

Huggins E lementary S cho o l

1 Huggins Dr., Fulshear, TX 77441 832.223.1600

• Grads are Texas Scholarship eligible


Wertheimer Midd l e S cho o l 4240 FM 723, Richmond, TX 77441 832.223.4100

• 46% LCISD schools exemplary


Bris co e Junio r High S cho o l

• Huggins Elementary & Briscoe are rated Exemplary The LCISD Facts • The Class of 2011 from Foster, Lamar Consolidated and Terry high schools earned $7,550,880 in scholarships. • Twenty-one members of the Class of 2011 from Foster, Lamar Consolidated and Terry high schools were recognized through the National Merit Program. • A Foster HS student won the 2011 State 4A Lincoln-Douglas Debate Championship.

4300 FM 723, Richmond, TX 77469 832.223.4000 

Fo s ter High S cho o l
 4400 FM 723, Richmond, TX 77469 832.223.3800

The Future LCISD graduates can be found at highly selective schools in Texas and across the nation, including MIT, Stanford, Duke, Princeton, Harvard, Yale and the U.S. Military Academies. A large number of LCISD’s high school graduates were Recommended or Distinguished Program participants making them “Texas Scholar Grant Eligible.”

The National Center for Educational Achievement recognized Foster HS, Wessendorff MS, George JH, Lamar JH and Lamar Consolidated HS and Ray Elementary for high peformance.

• Foster HS was presented the 2010 College Readiness Award by the Texas ACT Council for their significant increase in ACT Composite scores over the past five years. • High School • Junior High Lamar Consolidated Independent School District -Fulshear Campus Concept • Lower student/teacher ratio • 18% advanced degree teachers • 11.1 years average experience

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ob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library opened in May 1998, the third branch voted for in the 1989 bond election. The land for the library site had been the Precinct 4 headquarters, and was offered for the library site by the precinct commissioner, Bob Lutts, who had taken on the task of seeing the library project through. The Fulshear City Council requested that the county name the library for Commissioner Lutts. (This library is now in Precint 3.). The Friends of Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library was organized to support the branch with extra funds for things not provided for in the county budget. The group has an ongoing booksale in the branch, as well as sometime special sales. Over the years, the organization has purchased the marquee to announce and advertise programs and resources available in the library and the display cases in the building. They also provide funding for the Summer Reading Club programs and supplies, as well as funding for children’s and adult programming throughout the year. For more information about the Friends of Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library, or to join the organization, call 281-346-2850 or email zdll02@ev1.net.

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Other Equipment and Services Available Meeting Room: Call 281-346-1432 to reserve. Capacity: 60. Photocopying: B&W; Letter (8.5x11): 10¢; Legal (8.5x14): 10¢ Fax Machine: Send per page–Local: $1.00; Long distance: $2.00; International: $3.00. Receive per page–$1.00. Typewriter: Typewriter use is free at the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library and is available on a walk-in basis.

Computers & Technology Computers for Public Use Computers for public use are available at this branch by reservation or on a walk-inbasis. WiFi Access: Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library provides free WiFi access to the public throughout the building. Contact the Adult Reference Department at Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton for more information and connection instructions to use your personal laptop at the library. Printing and Scanning: Printing from the public-access computers is accomplished through the use of network laser printers. You must have a library card to print. A flatbed scanner is available at this library for images only. Technology Classes: The staff of the Fort Bend County library system conducts entrylevel classes on computer software, on a variable basis. Examples include “Microsoft Word Survival Basics” and “Mouse Practice for Scaredy-cats.” Classes are not available at all library locations. For the current classes

available, check under Computer/Tech type programs on the calendar. Distance-learning Workstations: As part of Fort Bend County Libraries’ mission to provide educational opportunities, Bob Lutts Fulshear/ Simonton Branch Library has a distance-

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The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance has a new President. The Chamber’s Board Chairperson, Kamal Ariss, announced today that Shanta Kuhl will step into the President/ CEO role on Tuesday, August 23. Kuhl is currently President of the Seguin Area Chamber of Commerce, a 700-member organization in Seguin, Texas. She joined the Seguin Area Chamber in September 2007 where she led the Chamber in purchasing, renovating and undergoing a capital campaign for a new office building. As a result, the Seguin Area Chamber received a Texas Downtown Association Award for Best Renovation for a new Chamber building. Previous to Seguin, Kuhl served as President of the Taylor Chamber of Commerce for 10 years. There she worked to create an atmosphere of open communication between business, government and other key community stakeholders, which led to the creation of a wireless community network system, marketing cooperative and becoming an All America City finalist.

A native of Round Rock, Kuhl is a graduate of Texas State University, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations & Journalism. She has also graduated from the Institute for Organization Management, a four-year certification program for Chamber professionals. Prior to her Chamber career, Kuhl worked at the Johns Community Hospital in Taylor as the Director of Marketing and Community Education. She has been married for 27 years to Duane Kuhl. They have two daughters, Merrideth and Katy. Kuhl takes over for Angie Sanders, who was appointed Interim President after the resignation and retirement of Gail Parker in early May. Parker served as President/CEO of the Chamber for just over seven years. Sanders will return to her Development Director position upon Kuhl’s start date. For more information about the Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance call 281-342-5464 or visit www.CFBCA. org.

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Leadership Fort Bend Class of 2011 Graduates

Sollie Davis, First Victoria Bank, Selected by His Peers as Leader of the Year The county’s oldest leadership program, Leadership Fort Bend, graduated its 26th class Thursday, May 5 at Columbia Lakes Resort in West Columbia. Since 1986, The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance’s Leadership Fort Bend has trained and educated some of the most successful, innovative and civic-minded professionals and volunteers in the region. On May 5, 27 individuals joined the select group of Leadership Fort Bend alumni after a two-day retreat at Columbia Lakes Resort in West Columbia. For the third consecutive year, each member of the graduating class was asked to vote, via secret ballot, for the “Leader of the Year” award, an honor bestowed upon the graduate deemed by their peers as best exemplifying the qualities of hard work, loyalty, dedication to the community and leadership. Sollie Davis, of First Victoria National Bank, was the 2011 recipient. He was presented with the award by 2010 winner Scott Burgess, CPA, who is now a member of the Chamber Board of Directors. Insurance agent Jeff Tallas was the 2009 winner. Davis, who is the Assistant Vice President/Rosenberg Banking Center Manager, is a former Marine who has taken an extremely active role in the Chamber, frequenting ribbon cuttings and chamber events. In his spare time, Davis likes to spend time with his wife Laila and play golf, basketball and soccer. “It was an honor being voted by peers, and hopefully I’ll be able to take a piece of each of them with me as I go on with my career,” Davis said.

The Leadership Fort Bend Class of 2011 is comprised of Robert Been, NRG Energy; Amanda Bolin, Fort Bend County Assistant District Attorney; Brenda Bowman, Fort Bend Literacy Council; Diana Butinski, Richmond Police Department; Charlie Chapline, Municipal District Services; Jill Curtis, Fort Bend Cares; Alicia Davis, Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance; Sollie Davis, First Victoria National Bank; Yvonne Dawson, Lamar CISD; Austin Evans, SIG McDonald & Wessendorff Insurance; Todd Frantz, Fort Bend Herald; Lisa Plowman Gregg, Fort Bend County Assistant District Attorney; Mark Hanna, Fort Bend County Assistant District Attorney; Michael Hartman, Fort Bend County Assistant District Attorney; Donna Lamb, Cross Creek Ranch; Suzanne Stieber Loehr, Stieber Insurance Group, LLC; Sue McCarty, OakBend Medical Center; Tyra Jones McCollum, Fort Bend County Assistant District Attorney; Ken Orlaska, Windstream Communications; Mark Reed, E.E. Reed Construction; Terry Reeves, Jones & Carter, Inc.; Trevor Royal, Republic Services; Glenn Schmidt, Edward Jones Investments; Sean Sevy, Methodist Sugar Land Hospital; Crystal Sherrod, Fort Bend Family Health Center; Cody Siebert, Briggs, Lancaster & Siebert Wealth Management, LLC, and Sarah Smithey, Office of Rebecca Beard Junker, PC. The Chamber is now accepting applications for the Leadership Fort Bend Class of 2012. Leadership Fort Bend is a nine-month program, September to May, beginning with a two-day retreat followed by six all-day sessions, a two-day trip to the State Capitol and a twoday closing retreat. The program includes training in communications, character and personal career management skills, as well as community issues. The sessions’ topics include education, infrastructure and economic development, city and county government, history, the judicial system, state government, health and social services and volunteerism. Alumni from past years assist in the facilitation of the program. For more information about Leadership Fort Bend Class of 2012, visit our Web site at www.CFBCA.org or contact Jeremy Heath at 281-342-5464 or jheath@CFBCA.org.

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First-Class Leadership at First Victoria, Texas’ Oldest Independent Bank

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he moment a visitor enters Ken Olan’s secondfloor corner office at the Katy branch of First Victoria National Bank, the framed albums catch the eye. Arlo Guthrie, the Rolling Stones, Jackson Browne, among others, all with the 33 LPs tucked inside. Sunlight glints through the partially opened blinds and across the neat desk. Kenneth W. Olan, First Victoria National Bank’s Executive Vice President and Chief Retail and Marketing Officer, and Sollie M. Davis, Vice President and Senior Banking

Center Manager at the Rosenberg Kroger Marketplace Banking Center, as well as the newly opened free-standing location on Reading Road, are on a mission to get the word out about what it means to be a team member—and a customer—at First Victoria National Bank.

The Bank’s Founders On May 17, 1836—the very same day Victoria County was created—the City of Victoria became the county

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seat. Seven months later, on December 20, 1836 and hundreds of miles away in the state of Illinois, John Milton Brownson was born. While the former event served as a significant moment in Texas history, the latter would later form what would become the oldest, continuously owned family bank in Texas. John Brownson moved to Texas with his parents in 1852, settling in Clinton in Dewitt County, just northwest of Victoria. John’s father, Theron, operated a general store. When the Civil War began, John enlisted and served in the 8th Texas Cavalry, Company E, the regiment also known as Terry’s Texas Ranger’s. Due to partial paralysis from an injury he received in the war and because of his record of service, he was made assistant quartermaster, helping to acquire goods for the troops. Mr. Brownson returned to Texas after the war ended, settling in Victoria in 1866, where he and A. Goldman opened a grocery store. According to the book, First Victoria: A History of Service, “since Brownson dealt with his customers’ accounts and credit lines typical to grocers of the era, he soon moved into the banking industry.” A year later, in 1867, he opened the town’s first bank under his own name, Brownson’s Bank, rent free, in a room in the Goldman building.

Brownson and Sibley fulfilled the need of the rugged ranch and farming community in Victoria by providing a reliable banking system. The bank became a lifeline to area cattlemen, providing much needed capital. It quickly became commonly known as the “Cattleman’s Bank”— strong, independent, and progressive. In fact it was the most prosperous and widely known bank in Southern Texas.

Born Leaders Ken Olan started at First Victoria in June of 2007. Born and raised in northwest Indiana, he graduated from Munster High School and then attended Indiana University in Bloomington, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in business. “I then lived in Chicago for 14 years prior to moving to Sugar Land in 1994 when I took on a leadership role at what was then Bank United.”

Eugene Sibley was born in Mobile, Alabama on September 16,1851. After the Civil War, he joined his brothers, Origin and Frank, in Port Lavaca. In 1869, Eugene followed his brothers to Victoria and joined them in the planing mill business.

Since joining First Victoria four, short years ago, his accomplishments have been long and varied. “I led a team to revitalize the Retail Banking Division,” he says, easily transitioning from my curiosity about the albums on the wall to the business at hand. “I also introduced a highly successful Free Checking and Free Small Business Checking program, in 2008, which has been tremendously attractive to residents and small businesses in the markets we serve. In fact, when combined with our intense focus on being a bank that is customer-centric and easy to do business with, the free checking offering contributed to record new household growth.”

By 1876, he was associated with John Milton Brownson and their banks consolidated to become Brownson and Company. In 1882, Mr. Sibley became a full partner and Brownson and Sibley Bank was born.

Since 2007, First Victoria National Bank has also grown from 15 to 27 banking centers. “I can’t take personal credit for that,” he says modestly even though this is something the bank accomplished where his role

In 1876, Brownson’s Bank became Brownson and Company. The name change would be the first of many.

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played an important catalyst to the expansion. “We’ve designed a different kind of banking experience here at First Victoria and for even greater convenience have opened our first in-store banking centers at the Richmond and Rosenberg Kroger Marketplace stores.” The First Victoria Banking Center within the Rosenberg Kroger Marketplace opened in December 2009 with Sollie M. Davis as the banking center manager. Born and raised on Houston’s North East side (5th Ward Community), Davis moved to San Diego, CA for 11 years after joining the United States Marine Corps. Since joining first Victoria, “I’ve worked hard to grow the bank’s community relationship throughout Rosenberg/Richmond and the surrounding communities.” Prior to joining First Victoria, Sollie already had 13 years of experience in the banking industry in a wide array of roles including Retail Banking, Commercial Banking and SBA Lending, so he knows the importance of having a relationship with the community in which you work in and has worked hard to achieve that goal. Davis, an active member of Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance was selected by his peers as The 2011 Leader of the Year for the CFBCA’s Leadership program. He is also active in the Houston Citizens Chamber of Commerce, CASA, Teach the Children to Save, Family Fun Day at the Park sponsor, and is a Lakewood Church Volunteer. Mr. Olan heads a team—that includes Mr. Davis—with energy, enthusiasm and wit. They are like a family with a synergistic ebb and flow that makes a day crack with excitement. “I’m proudest of being a thought-leader and cultural change agent who is able to create a forward-thinking vision for the business and then create buy-in across the enterprise to move the ball forward,” Olan added. “My business philosophy is to hire the best people, to be the best you can possibly be within your industry, to understand and deliver on the stated and unstated needs of your customers and to WOW them each and every day by doing even more than they expect.” When asked about his leadership philosophy, Olan didn’t hesitate in adding, “My leadership philosophy is one of integrity, involving, informing and inspiring our team so they feel enriched in their role, fulfilled in what they do and can communicate, with confidence, that First Victoria is the only bank you’ll ever need.”

A born leader, he created and introduced the First Victoria V-Source Center™, featuring a wide range of nontraditional services our customers can take advantage of: Internet cafe, coin counter, photocopier, fax, laminating, coffee bar, children’s computer, a library of self-help books, and more. “The objective of the concept is to help make the lives of our customers easier by creating a menu of commonly needed services all in one place, many of which are free. To make our brand of banking even more attractive we’ve also introduced something we call First Victoria Table Stakes, which include a wide variety of customer-friendly things we do every day to show our care for, and appreciation of, our customers.” Is it any wonder, Mr. Olan was one of three finalists in the Bank Administration Institute’s 2010 Maverick Banker of the Year Award? Reflecting his ability to understand and focus on his audience, it’s no surprise that his first great accomplishment was appearing as the “center ring act” on the Bozo’s Circus television show on super station WGN TV, Chicago in 1977. Olan had originally thought he would be a doctor or lawyer but really wanted to run or own his own business. It’s obvious that Olan’s mind doesn’t stop thinking. When asked about his energy level, Olan added with a hint of a smile, “Doing nothing can really bore me. That said, ironically, in today’s day and age of non-stop activity, just being still can sometimes be as exciting as is can be boring. Needless to say, I hate waiting in lines whether at the grocery store or a stoplight.” An obvious insight into his customer service philosophy. He credits his parents and family as having the most positive influence on him. “My parents taught me to learn, to be a caring person and to look out for others, and my wife and kids have taught me to not take my self too seriously and to keep things fun and real.” At one time, Olan enjoyed cartooning, playing soccer (which he lettered in) and playing tennis. Today, his hobbies include golf, tennis, cycling, public speaking and writing. In fact, Mr. Olan published a book in 2006 called FlashPoint: Ignite Your Potential. The book was written to help young adults, and adults of all ages, accelerate their success and personal happiness. It took him eight years from the time he started outlining it to publishing it and acknowledges that the important lessons he learned from his parents helped him to stick to it. “They taught me to be who you are. Do what makes you happy, and success will follow. Family is first.” Married to Susan—an educator and avid tennis player— for almost 25 years, they have a daughter Rachael, who is finishing her senior year in college, and a son, Michael, who is starting his freshman year in college this fall. “My son, Michael has an unbelievable wit and my daughter,

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Rachael, is a budding entrepreneur,” he confides. When asked what is the best way anyone can compliment you about your work, Olan easily responds “To tell me they can see that I care about the work . . . doing the right things in the right way.” And it’s obvious that not only does he care about his work, he also cares about the people he leads. Although he really doesn’t have a typical day or one thing that takes up most of his time, he most enjoys spending his time planning, creating, leading and motivating. If trading places were possible, Mr. Olan said he’d trade jobs with Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks. “Mark and I went to school together at Indiana University. We lived in the same apartment complex and occasionally would watch sports together on his big-screen TV. He was creative and entrepreneurial, as am I, and I think I could have a lot of fun and make an even bigger contribution to society with a platform like his.”

Expansion Undoubtedly, Brownson and Sibley would approve of these men being part of the First Victoria Family. The founders achieved incredible success in a very short time. Six years after moving into the Brownson Building, Brownson and Sibley acquired 22 additional shareholders and became the First National Bank of Victoria. Showing a capital stock of $150,000.00—a huge sum in that day and age—the bank began issuing its own currency. National money and other monies (such as bank deposits and notes) were still issued under the gold standard in 1889, but First National Bank of Victoria’s strength enable it to issue the notes against the institution’s own assets.

great accomplishment was, “Becoming a United States Marine. I was always told that this would be the hardest thing that I would ever do in my life and that becoming a Marine is not for everyone. I was told by many that I would not make it because I was a nice guy.” Those people obviously didn’t understand the determination and focus of Sollie Davis. For downtime, Sollie writes poetry, reads, plays basketball and enjoys golfing. When asked what he disliked doing when he was younger, he didn’t hesitate in saying “Growing up, I hated cleaning the house. My mom made us clean all the time and it had to be spotless. That’s both ironic and a testament to my Mom, because as I got older I got a job as a janitor of a hospital and I only held that job for a few months because my department was the cleanest every week. I was then promoted to head of the department. It also came in handy during my tour as a Marine. We would have to clean our barracks every Thursday for inspection and my room was always ready.” It’s clear how his mother influenced the disciplined man he is now. Although Mr. Davis doesn’t find his job the least bit stressful, if he could, he would trade jobs with Joel Osteen. “He is the smiling preacher and everyone

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Family & Faith “My mother had the most positive influence on me,” Sollie Davis relates as he begins the tale of his own journey to First Victoria National Bank. “She was a single mother with five kids in a two-bedroom house that worked many different jobs. Most times she would work sixteen-hour days doing two different jobs. Some days she would be so tired she couldn’t make it out of the car when she got home. She would fall asleep in the car. The most amazing thing was that no matter what the job was (housekeeping, bartending, sales, etc) she was the best at what she did.” Known for his easy-going nature, Mr. Davis says his first

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likes you if you can just smile,” he says with a laugh. As a child, he wanted to be a Motivational Speaker. Not surprisingly one of his proudest accomplishments at First Victoria is sending out the quote of the day. “I would send out a quote every day to my team to help motivate at the beginning of their morning. The bank got word of it and now the bank has created the “Quote of the Day” on our bank’s intranet page to help motivate all employees. These are not just my quotes that are published. Anyone can send in a quote.” Usually at the office by 8 AM, the first thing Mr. Davis does each morning is send out his “Thought of the Day” to his team. “I check a few reports. I have a lot of interaction with customers in person and by phone. I usually have some event to attend in the community. I always finish my day returning emails or phone calls.” On a typical day, checking and following up on either takes up most of his time. A rising star among many stars at First Victoria National Bank, Mr. Davis says the best way anyone can compliment him about his work is to smile and say ‘thank you’. His mother taught him to put GOD first and to learn from his mistakes, adding, “Life is a wonderful journey and she always said that I should enjoy every moment.” His family would say that Mr. Davis is the funniest person in their family and that his wife, Laila, is the most serious. With another laugh, he says the longest project he’s ever worked on was convincing his wife to marry him. “It took me 12 years! But it was well worth the wait.” Currently, they reside in Houston with their two dogs, Rocket and Sadie.

Ushering in a New Era First National Bank of Victoria continued its exponential growth, even after the deaths of its two founders. In 1914 the bank reorganized and became Victoria National Bank, moving into the five-story Welder Building at the corner of Main and Constitution. As a complement to the bank’s success, the interior of the Welder Building offered ornate ironworks, marble columns and marble counters. A second-floor gallery gave visitors a view of banking activities. It was a landmark of beauty and elegance and became a cornerstone for the bank’s downtown complex. In 1937, nine years after Victoria National Bank, acquired the Welder property, the building was completely remodeled and paid homage to its image as the Cattleman’s Bank by featuring a bas-relief mural in the main

entrance. The mural depicted pure-bred Herefords, oil wells, and the railroad. On the morning of June 24, 1953, a new era began at Victoria National Bank. Its customers were introduced to the convenience of banking by car. ‘Curb Teller’ was located on Constitution Street, but the actual teller was in a special room under the sidewalk. In 1959, an ambitious million-dollar expansion began, adding additional space for a new boardroom, a meeting room for community use, and a totally new look. In 1963, with the renovations completed and a modern exterior covering the old façade, First Victoria National Bank was born.

Fortitude Everything in the office is planned and organized down to the letter. Therefore, it is hard to believe that Mr. Olan disliked organizing things when he was growing up when his organizational skills are so spot-on today. In addition to his hectic work schedule and his busy family life, he’s been involved in a variety of organizations since moving to the Houston Area including the boards of the HISD Foundation, TREK and The Jewish Community Center of Houston. “I’ve also done volunteer work with students at charter schools Kipp Academy and YES College Prep.” “The banking industry has become more challenging in recent years,” Mr. Olan acknowledges as everything is once again a whirlwind of activity with everyone preparing to move on to the next phase of their day. As he and Miss Estelle, his mom, head toward the door, he pauses a final moment. “At the same time, each challenge leads to an opportunity to create something better, new and different.” The story of First Victoria National Bank has been an incredible one-hundred-forty-four year journey and is far from over. Descendants of the original owners and investors still sit on the board today, including the board’s Chairman Michael Anderson, and the family’s commitment to helping build a stronger Texas hasn’t changed. We wish to thank First Victoria National Bank for granting access to historical photographs and written history. For more information about any of First Victoria’s products, please call 800-242-3120 for a branch near you. A listing of locations, products and service, go to www.firstvictoria.com.

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Life insurance: Plan today for the unexpected tomorrow

By: Kevin D. Patton 281-342-2460 State Farm® Agent

Life insurance is a practical way to protect your family’s financial hopes and dreams, yet millions of Americans have no life insurance coverage!

• Income replacement – to allow your family the chance to continue living the life to which they are accustomed.

In fact, only 53 percent of adult Americans have life insurance protection. Less than half of those are individual policies, while others depend upon group insurance, leaving them underinsured as well as vulnerable to being uninsured if they lose their job.

• Long-term needs, including the costs associated with maintaining your home, including child care, home maintenance, and extended care for a disabled child or elderly parent.

When you purchase a life insurance policy, your primary thought is usually security for your family and beneficiaries. Knowing that there will be funds available for your final expenses, the mortgage and income replacement after you are gone can be a great comfort to your spouse or loved ones. The death of a family member can be devastating to survivors both emotionally and financially. Life insurance can provide cash to help with: • Immediate needs, including funeral expenses, unpaid medical bills and taxes.

• Life insurance is not for people who die, it’s for the people who live. According to a study by LIMRA, 45 percent of widows and 37 percent of widowers said their spouse had been inadequately insured. Most households hit by a premature death saw a minimum 15 percent drop in income. • When you buy life insurance, you buy a promise of protection in the event of an untimely death. • By planning for the inevitable now, your loved ones can be cared for in the future.

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A Passion for Art: All Photos © Clevell Harris

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A visit to Clevell Harris’s online gallery (www. clevellharris.com) immediately evokes a visceral reaction. The two 30”x24” “Blue’ paintings include Miles Blue and Coltrane Blue catch the attention. As the name suggests, the paintings of the Jazz greats are almost entirely blue. The hints of white and black complements, intrigues, and captures the imagination. Pink Awareness is a haunting, dramatic canvass that was created for the Pink for a Purpose’ Breast Cancer Awareness Mixer hosted by Media Alliance of Houston and held in Mosaic on Hermann Park.

The innovative art of Clevell Harris reinteprets the effects of color, light and line. To see more of his work, be sure to visit his website­, www. clevellharris. com.

“I was asked to create something for the event two days before it was scheduled,” he says, glancing at the portrait where it is now showcased at Chef Rey’s Restaurant in Missouri City. “I worked on the canvas around the clock.” Looking at the painting online is a treat, but seeing it in person brings a new level to the experience. Anyone who has suffered or is suffering through breast cancer— anyone who knows someone—can well imagine what the woman is thinking: despair, shock, hope, and determination. Born and raised in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Mr. Harris credits his dad, Cleveland, with passing on his artistic abilities. “My father is an artist. That’s where I got my artistic talent from. He isn’t a professional artist, but he was always painting or drawing something when I was a kid.” Currently residing in Missouri City, Mr. Harris moved closer to some siblings and other members of his extended family after visiting the 4th largest city in the nation. He also saw more chances to do things here from the art sense. “There’s the theatre and museum district here, constant development, and I’m an avid sports fan, so I go to a lot of the Rockets’ games.”


He went to school for graphic design and currently operates Harris Design, producing print and web design. But he’s always been an artist. “Drawing has always been my thing. Drawing and illustration.” For several years, he worked with the Education Center Inc, a publisher of teachers’ magazines and supplemental education materials, as well as other advertising agencies and technical corporations . He decided to venture out, so he could focus on creating his art. “I did a few murals. Those murals led me to do more fine art on canvas. Mostly, music or jazz related paintings that convey motion or emotion. That sort of thing.” For the past ten years, he’s also been a successful licensed real estate broker in North Carolina and Texas. Mr. Harris donated his painting, ‘Adventure Through Reading’ to Kashmere Elementary School’s library. It’s an explosion of color that promotes reading. The background images bring to mind childhood favorites and the rocket soaring to the moon seems to shout to students that they can fly as long as they try. Three of his abstracts, Turbulent Mirth, Upliftment, and Radiant Motion is part of a series and brings you through a journey that begins a hovering darkness and ends with the brilliance of overcoming. Most of Mr. Harris’s paintings are One of One and he mainly works with acrylics and pastels. He’s placed his art through people that he’s met and has some artwork showcased at Green Loop Living and Chef’s Rey’s Restaurant. If someone needs a painting at a particular time, as in the case of Pink Awareness,

he’ll get it done. “Most of the time, I have a painting that I’m working on in my inhome studio.” He has been commissioned to do artwork for the Tracy McGrady Foundation and the Juwan Howard Foundation. “The Tracy McGrady Foundation has opened libraries for a couple of underprivileged schools. I did the artwork for Kashmere Gardens Elementary School and was there for the ribbon cutting with school and city officials and representatives from the Tracy McGrady Foundation. I try to spread myself out in the community with my real estate and my artwork.” He’s also working with his niece who is showing some artistic ability. “She has the whole left-handed thing going on, like me. She definitely has talent and I’m trying to help her bring that out.” In the near future, he is planning to open a business that will offer art classes and camps in a fun atmosphere where he’ll also have a small gallery to showcase some of his own work. “Basically, people will get to paint with me or other artists, but we’ll have fun with it. A lot of people have an interest in art, but they don’t explore it. At a young age, explore creativity. Don’t get too boxed in with stuff that you see others doing. Don’t be afraid to spread your wings.”


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Deer Head Mounts (281) 346-1087 10125 FM 1489, Simonton, Texas

www.nf-taxidermy.com

(281) 346-1087

10125 FM 1489, Simonton, Texas

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(832) 595-6001 • 815 Plantation Drive • Suite 160 • Richmond • TX • 77406 We Are A Full Service Salon Hair Straightening Intensive Conditioning Treatment and Blowout Cut & Styles Color & Highlights Perms Massages Facials Eye Lash Extensions Waxing Body Treatments Skin Care

Tuesday l 9:00 a.m. - 12 noon

Special Offer!

20% off any service on your first visit.

Laura—Make-up Artist & Skin Care Specialist

Miryam— Hair Stylist

Madeline—Massage Therapist

Charles— Hair Stylist & Salon Director

Laura is co-owner, along with her mother Anne, of Indulgence Day Spa and Salon. She is a licensed skin care specialist. Laura has been a renowned make-up artist for over 7 years, working on feature films, fashion shows, and many photo shoots.

Madeline is a dedicated and client focused licensed massage therapist. With special skills in to calm & relax clients, she has an exceptional knowledge of trigger point’s therapy & to adjust a treatment plan to resolve client pain.

Miryam’s warm and funny nature comes out all the time. She loves to spend time with her clients.

Charles is very popular for his color and cuts, and all clients know about his love of dogs.

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Come meet our new stylists! Photos ©2011 Randy Koslovsky/Ohana Photography

Visit our website for a full list of services and prices: www.indulgencepecangrove.com


Kevin Patton:

Businessman of the Year

Kevin Patton received the most prestigious business award in Fort Bend County, garnering the 2010 Business Person of the Year Award. Patton, of Kevin Patton State Farm, is an extremely active Chamber member, currently serving on the Board of Directors. He is a graduate of Leadership Fort Bend and sponsors several events including the 2011 Celebration Ball. Patton is also extremely generous, giving back to the community through monthly monthly gumbo cookouts and annually opening up his office to the public for pictures with Santa Claus.

Fulshear

Car Care

(281) 346-2404

To advertise in the

30200 FM 1093, Fulshear, TX 77441

Resource Guide,

2012 / 2013 or the next issue of

Open Monday through Friday 7:30 am to 6:00 pm

Inside Rose-Rich magazine, contact Leslie Ferdinand at (713) 293-2980, or leslie@roserichmagazine.com.

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Important Phone Numbers LOCAL AGENCIES Fulshear Police Department, 30603 FM 1093, Fulshear, TX 77441, 281-346-1717 Fulshear–Simonton Volunteer Fire Department, 30626 5th St., Fulshear, TX 77441, 281-346-2800, www.fsfd.org For any emergency dial 911.

 Bob Lutts Fulshear – Simonton Branch Library,
8100 FM 359 South, Fulshear, TX 77441,
281-346-1432
 Fulshear Post Office, 8055 FM 359 S, Fulshear, TX 77441, 281-533-9146 Simonton Post Office, 35608 FM 1093, Simonton, TX 77476, 281-533-9322 N E I G H B O R H O O D S C H O O L S

 LAMAR CISD Huggins Elementary School, 1 Huggins Dr., Fulshear, TX 77441, 832-223-1600 Briscoe Junior High School,
4300 FM 723, Richmond, TX 77469, 832-223-4000

 Foster High School,
4400 FM 723, Richmond, TX 77469, 832-223-3800
 KATY ISD WoodCreek Elementary, 1155 WoodCreek Bend Lane, Katy, TX 77494, 281-234-0100 WoodCreek Junior High School, 1801 WoodCreek Bend Lane, Katy, TX 77494, 281-234-0800 Seven Lake High Schhol, 9251 South Fry Road, Katy, TX 77494, 281-237-2800 LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS Fort Bend County Senior Citizens, 6920 Fulshear-Katy Road, Fulshear, Texas 77441, 281-533-9400 (Fulshear), 800-643-9654 (County) Fulshear-Simonton Lions Club, Meets the 2nd Thursday each month at 7:00pm at
Texas Traditions Restaurant, 29615 FM 1093
Fulshear, Texas 77441. See www.FulshearSimontonLionsClub.org for more information
 Girl Scouts of America San Jacinto Council, Go to http:// www.gssjc.org to learn about local troops and meetings. GSSJC Staff Contact: Sandra Johnson, 281-403-4766 Wild West 4H Club, Meets the 1st Thursday each month at 7:00pm
at 6920 Fulshear-Katy Road
Fulshear, Texas 77441,

Contact Michele Terry at 281-533-0311, or
Teresa Kennedy at 281-346-2200 Fulshear Community Outreach, Meets the 1st Thursday each month at 7:00pm
at River Bend Baptist Church, 27600 FM 1093
Fulshear, TX 77441, Contact Vice President Bill Ramsey, 281-346-2344 or rollieolie2000@yahoo.com CITY CONTACT INFORMATION The City of Fulshear, 30603 FM 1093, P.O. Box 279, Fulshear, Texas 77441, 281-346-1796 (tel),
281-346-2556 (fax), 281-3460457 (Registration & Permit Dept fax), Business Hours:
Monday through Thursday - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Friday’s 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.


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Serving buyers and sellers in Fort Bend and surrounding counties for over 30 years.

Jo Douglass

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(832) 818-3026

(713) 594-2039

Texas Country Properties office is conveniently located on FM 1093 — sharing the drive-way with Fulshear City Hall.


Obstetrics Gynecology Infertility

Shannon Crowe, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. Bryan Blonder, D.O., F.A.C.O.G. Kelli V. Burroughs, M.D.

281-242-1400

Town Center Medical Building 16545 Southwest Fwy, Ste 150, Sugarland, TX 77479 www.sweetwaterobgyn.com


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Gregory L. Shannon, MD Specialty Board Certified in Gastroenterology Baylor College of Medicine, Clinical Instructor

Medical Treatments Colon Cancer Screening Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Ulcer Disease Abdominal Pain Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Office: 281.201.1338

Gallstones Hepatitis Crohn’s Disease Pancreatitis Ulcerative Colitis Constipation

Fax: 281.201.1353

17510 West Grand Parkway South, Suite 220, Sugar Land, Texas 77479 (At the intersection of Southwest Freeway & Grand Parkway 99)

Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Disorders

www.GregoryShannonMD.com 16605 South West Freeway, Suite 335, Sugar Land, Texas 77479


church

Area Churches Word Serve
a United Methodist Church Services @ 9:45 am Sunday
at Huggins Elementary www.wordserve.org Lively Hope Missionary Baptist Church (281) 346-0412 33303 Ashe Rd, Fulshear, TX 77441 River Bend Baptist Church
Pastor: John Crowe 27600 FM 1093 Fulshear, Texas 77441 281.346.2279 Mailing address: P.O. Box 945, Fulshear, TX 77441 Fax: 281-533-9790 Email: Office@RiverBendBC.org Remnant Worship Center 8014 Wallis Street Fulshear, Texas 77441 281.346.8037 Mailing: PO Box 841072, Pearland, Texas 77584 St. Matthews Baptist Church 34239 FM 1093, Simonton, TX 77476 281-533-9717 or 281-346-0448 Zion Chapel Baptist Church 32607 Rogers Road, Fulshear, TX 77441 281-346-2434

Orchard United Methodist Church (979) 478-7451 322 Missouri Ave, Wallis, TX 77485 Greater Zachery Baptist Church Pastor: Reverend J.L. Gilmore
 7818 FM 359 Fulshear, Texas 7744 281.346.1344 Simonton Community Church PO 121 9703 FM 1489 Simonton, TX 77476 (281) 346-1221 Fax: 281-346-0030 www.simontonchurch.org First United Methodist Church of Fulshear Pastor: Alicia Coltzer 8201 Harris Street @ 2nd Street Fulshear, Texas 77441 281.346.1416 Fax: 281-346-2082

Katy Christian Ministries (281) 346-8041 30417 5, Fulshear, TX 77441 Sacred Heart Catholic Church (281) 375-6799 4445 Fm 359 N, Brookshire, TX 77423 West Mount Olive Mbc (281) 533-0058 4935 Guyler Rd, Wallis, TX 77485 First Baptist Church (979) 478-7543 9630 Galveston Rd, Wallis, TX 77485 Brookshire Community Church (281) 934-3350 34103 13th St, Brookshire, TX 77423 Greater Mouth Zion Missionary Baptist Church (281) 375-5232 3703 10th St, Brookshire, TX 77423

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Brookshire Church of Christ (281) 934-8408 803 Waller Ave, Brookshire, TX 77423 Exousia Christian Fellowship (281) 293-0112 PO Box 1383, Katy, TX 77492 Sacred Heart Catholic Church (281) 934-2888 Brookshire, TX 77423 Fellowship Bible Church Of Katy (281) 395-5105 1507 Katy Flewellen Rd, Katy, TX 77494 Guardian Angel Catholic Church (979) 478-6717 5622 Demel, Wallis, TX 77485 St. John Lutheran Church (979) 478-7118 218 N 3rd St, Wallis, TX 77485 St. Paul Lutheran Church (979) 478-6741 506 Cedar St. Wallis, TX 77485


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JRC Construction and Longhorn Landscape For all your construction and landscape needs! Commercial & Residential

Site Work

Remodeling / Renovations

Investment Services

New Construction

Tree Trimming / Removal

Deco / Landscape Lighting

Walkways / Patios / Decks

Roofing / Painting

Outdoor Kitchens

Fence Work / Wood & Iron

Sprinkler Systems

FREE MULCH For any construction and landscape job.

Concrete Work

Joel (JR) Coughran cell: (832) 451-7927

Western Art • Cowboy Art • Wildlife Art • Southwestern Art

We do custom framing!

Frame your art treasures including; fine art originals, photographs, posters, children’s art, and memorabilia. We will make your artwork look unique with our large selection of mats and frames.

Now located just a short drive from Katy! 30417 5th St, Fulshear, TX 77441

281-346-8042 or 832-350-5557 • Largest selection of frames & mats in the area • Conservation Framing • Needlework stretch • Mirrors • Photo restoration • Shadow boxes

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email: jrcoughran@att.net

Member of HAA, NBA, IBA; Eco-Friendly Green Builder


www.fulsheartx.com

What’s Inside?

Check out Fulshear’s new website!

Inside News Inside Schools Inside Rose-Rich Inside Fulshear Inside Simonton Inside Advertising

Advertise in one of the fastest growing magazines in Fort Bend County

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NOVEMBER 2011 Second Wednesday LORREN Ladies of Richmond Rosenberg Executive Network. La Coina, 515 FM 359, Richmond, TX. 11:30 am.

DECEMBER 2011 First Saturday - Christmas in Rosenberg. Event site: Historic Downtown Rosenberg. Event time: 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. For more information, please call 832-595-3525. 1st - POA Annual Meeting and Election – 7PM, Country Club Ballroom. 4th - Ft. Bend Symphony presents: Deck the Halls, Featuring holiday favorites. All concerts are held at 2 p.m. at the 1,100-seat Stafford Centre located at 10505 Cash Road at Murphy Road in Stafford. Parking is free. Tickets and more info @ www. fbso.org. 9th - Child Advocates of Fort Bend casa Christmas Home Tour. 10am – 4pm and candlelight tour from 6pm – 9pm. For more information contact Patty

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Green at 281-344-5106 or pgreen@cafb.org. 10th - Child Advocates of Fort Bend casa Christmas Home Tour. For more information contact Patty Green at 281-344-5106 or pgreen@cafb.org.

JANUARY 2012 Second Wednesday LORREN Ladies of Richmond Rosenberg Executive Network. La Coina, 515 FM 359, Richmond, TX. 11:30 am.

FEBRUARY 2012 19th - Ft. Bend Symphony presents: Far Away Places, Featuring music from around the world. All concerts are held at 2 p.m. at the 1,100-seat Stafford Centre located at 10505 Cash Road at Murphy Road in Stafford. Parking is free. Tickets and more info @ www.fbso.org.

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APRIL 2012 13th - Texana Reaching for the Stars 4th Annual Gala. Benefiting Texana Center Behavioral Healthcare & Intellectual & Development Disabilities Services. Safari Texas Ranch, FM 1464, Richmond, TX 77407. Sponsorships available. For more information, please call 281-239-1427.

MAY 2012 5th - Child Advocates of Fort Bend Gala for the Children. 6:30pm. Sugar Land Marriott Town Square. For more information contact Patty Green at 281-344-5106 or pgreen@cafb.org 20th - Ft. Bend Symphony presents: On Broadway, Featuring favorite Broadway hits. All concerts are held at 2 p.m. at the 1,100-seat Stafford Centre located at 10505 Cash Road at Murphy Road in Stafford. Parking is free. Tickets and more info @ www.fbso.org.

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JUNE 2012 Third Saturday - Summer Fun in Historic Downtown Rosenberg. Event site: Historic Downtown Rosenberg. Event time: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. For more information, please call 832-595-3520.

JULY 2012 Third Saturday - Summer Fun in Historic Downtown Rosenberg. Event site: Historic Downtown Rosenberg. Event time: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. For more information, please call 832-595-3520. 4th - Family 4th Celebration. Event site: Seabourne Creek Nature Park. Event time: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. For more information, please call 832-595-3520.

AUGUST 2012 Third Saturday - Summer Fun in Historic Downtown Rosenberg. Event site: Historic Downtown Rosenberg. Event time: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. For more information, please call 832-595-3520.


SEPTEMBER 2012 Third Saturday - Summer Fun in Historic Downtown Rosenberg. Event site: Historic Downtown Rosenberg. Event time: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. For more information, please call 832-595-3520.

OCTOBER 2012 Second Wednesday LORREN Ladies of Richmond Rosenberg Executive Network. La Coina, 515 FM 359, Richmond, TX. 11:30 am.

13th - Hoe Down at Waggin’ Tails Pet Ranch. Benefitting the Citizens for Animal Protection. For more information contact 281-533-0500, or visit waggintailspetranch.com.

REOCCURING MONTHLY EVENTS Second Wednesday LORREN Ladies of Richmond Rosenberg Executive Network. La Coina, 515 FM 359, Richmond, TX. 11:30 am. Every Thursday - Ray’s Grill Wine Tastings & Live Jazz. 8502 FM 359 Fulshear, TX 77441. 6-9pm. For

more information please call 281.533.0099. Every Other Tuesday Child Advocates of Fort Bend Voices for Children Tours. Child Advocates of Fort Bend, 5403 Avenue N, Rosenberg, TX. For schedule, more information or to participate, contact Patty Green at 281-344-5106 or pgreen@ cafb.org. Last Wednesday - Ray’s Grill Cooking Class. 8502 FM 359 Fulshear, TX 77441. 6pm. $35 per person. To reserve your spot, please call 281.533.0099.

Texas Insurance Agency “Where You Have A Choice”

Home ▪ Auto ▪ Boat ▪ Farm & Ranch Business/Commercial ▪ General Liability Worker’s Comp ▪ Flood ▪ Health ▪ Life Outdoors ▪ Hunting Randy Stacy (281) 533-9067

Toll Free: 1-855-533-9067 www.WhereYouHaveAChoice.com 29810 FM 1093, Suite C, Fulshear

We offer our clients the most comprehensive customized insurance package at the most affordable price available. Call us today for a fast friendly quote! We look forward to serving you!

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Fourth Tuesday - Weston Lakes City Council Meetings. 6:00 P.M, Simonton City Hall. Open to all, for more information, call 281 533-0907. Fourth Thursday -Weston Lakes Property Owners’ Association Meetings. 7:00 P.M., Country Club Ballroom. For more information, call 281 533-9108.


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ACCOUNTANT

B. L. Sandefur, CPA 29802 FM 1093, Fulshear, TX 77441 281-533-0911

ANTIQUES Vogelsang Antique Emporium 1909 Avenue G Rosenberg, TX 77471 281-342-6804 www.vogelsangantiques.com

AUTOMOBILES Legacy Ford Lincoln Mercury 27225 Southwest Freeway Rosenberg, TX 77471 281-342-5611 www.LegacyFordTX.com Mercedes Benz at Sugarland, Kenneth Hughes, Executive Sales 15625 Southwest Freeway Sugarland, TX 77478 281-207-1520

AUTO REPAIR

Fulshear Car Care 30200 FM 1093, Fulshear, TX 77441 281-346-2404 Country Service Center 35201 FM 1093, Simonton, TX 77476 281-346-1095

BANKS Amegy Bank Rosenberg Branch 3400 Ave. H, Rosenberg, TX 77471 281-238-7153

Cinco Ranch Branch 3020 S. Mason Road Katy, TX 77450 281-342-5571 www.amegybank.com

Missouri City: 281-499-9787 Katy: 281-717-1140 Rosenberg: 281-341-5027

First Victoria National Bank Rosenberg Branch 24401 Brazos Crossing Rosenberg, TX 77471 281-239-4990

Fulshear Business Park Office & Warehouse 29255 FM1093 Fulshear, Texas 77441 281-346-2794

Richmond Branch 8011 W. Grand Parkway S Richmond, TX 77406 281-232-1200 www.firstvictoria.com

Bluebonnet Plaza 29615 FM 1093 Fulshear, TX 77441 281-346-1937

BARBEQUE Dozier’s 8222 FM 359 Fulshear, TX 77441 281-346-1411

BOAT DESIGN Distinctive Boat Designs, 10125 FM 1489 Simonton, TX 77476 281-346-1087

BOOK DEALERS – RETAIL Paperback Trade-N-Save 29615 FM 1093, Fulshear, TX 77441 281-533-9760

BOUTIQUE SHOPS Mosaic Boutique 8504 FM 359 Rd. S, Fulshear, TX 77441 281-346-0217 BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT University of Houston Fort Bend County SBDC

BUSINESS PARKS

5th Street Business Park 30415 and 30417 5th Street Fulshear, TX 77441 281-346-1937

CANDIES/COOKIES/ CRACKERS The Sweet Tooth 8503 FM 359, Fulshear, TX 77441 281-533-0477

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

First United Methodist Church of Fulshear 8201 Harris St., Fulshear, TX 77441 281-346 1416 Greater Zachery Baptist Church 7818 FM 359 Fulshear, Texas 77441 281-346-1344

 Remnant Worship Center 8014 Wallis Street
 Fulshear, Texas 77441 281-346-8037 Mailing: PO Box 841072 Pearland, Texas 77584 St. Matthews Baptist Church 34239 FM 1093 Simonton, TX 77476 281-533-9717 or 281-346-0448 Zion Chapel Baptist Church 32607 Rogers Road Fulshear, TX 77441 281-346-2434 Word Serve
United Methodist Church Services @ 9:45 am Sunday at Huggins Elementary www.wordserve.org

CFBCA 4120 Avenue H (Hwy 90) Rosenberg, TX 77471 281-342-5464 www.CFBCA.org

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

CHURCHES

CONSTRUCTION

River Bend Baptist Church 27600 FM 1093, Fulshear, TX 77441 281-346-2279

JRC Construction 832-451-7927 jrcoughran@att.net

Simonton Community Church 9703 FM 1489, Simonton, TX 77476, 281-346-1221

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FortBendCalendar.com 832-752-9986

CONTRACTORS R B Ratcliff & Associates 29324 McKinnon Rd, Fulshear, TX 77441 281-346-2794


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WGI Construction Inc PO Box 158, Fulshear, TX 77441 281-346-1937

CRAFT GALLERIES AND DEALERS

New Frontier Gallery 10125 FM 1489, Simonton, TX 77476 281-346-1087

CUSTOM ART Delton Gerdes gerdesart.com Katy, TX 281-347-7340

DELICATESSENS

Subway 8508 FM 359 Rd. S, Fulshear, TX 77441 281-533-9640

DOUGHNUTS Snowflake Donut 29615 FM 1093, Fulshear, TX 77441 281-533-9226 DRUG ABUSE & ADDICTION INFORMATION AND TREATMENT Fulshear Ranch Academy 5214 James Ln, Fulshear, TX 77441 281-346-2225

ERRAND SERVICES The 25th Hour PO Box 246, Fulshear, TX 77441 281-346-1957

EVENT PLANNING S&S Strategies 281-728-4598 or 281-851-1464 www.SandSStrategies.com

FARM EQUIPMENT Hlavinka Equipment Company 3709 Highway 59 South PO Box 1726 Rosenberg, TX 77471 832-275-6319

FLORIST

GOLF COURSES Weston Lakes Country Club 32611 FM 1093, Fulshear, TX 77441 281-346-1967 Weston Lakes Pro Shop 32611 FM 1093, Fulshear, TX 77441 281-346-1227

GROCERIES Dozier’s Grocery 8222 FM 359, Fulshear, TX 77441 281-346-1411

LC Floral Designs 204 Hwy 90A East Richmond, TX 77469 281-342-8839 www.lcfloraldesigns.com

Simonton Grocery 35502 FM 1093, Simonton, TX 77476 281-346-1782

FRAMING

HEALTHCLUBS/ CLASSES/GYMS

Silver Eagle Gallery and Framing 30417 5th Street Fulshear, TX 77441 www.silvereagleart.com 281-346-8042 or 832-350-5557

GARBAGE/ RECYCLING Royal Disposal and Recycle PO Box 160, Fulshear, TX 77441 713-594-2858

GENERAL MERCHANDISE – RETAIL Dollar General Stores 29619 FM 1093, Fulshear, TX 77441 281-533-0092

T.W. Davis YMCA 911 Thompson Road Richmond, TX 77469 281-341-0791 www.ymcahouston.org Zumba Fitness 911 Thompson Road Richmond, TX 77469 www.ymcahouston.org 281-341-0791 Curves 29810 FM 1093, Ste. F, Fulshear, TX 77441 281-346-2600

HEALTH PLANS Health Plans of Texas PO Box 607, Simonton, TX 77476 281-346-2999 281-346-2912 (fax) www.healthplansoftexas. com

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HOLISTIC MEDICINE Pathpoints to Wellness 8539 Bois D’Arc Lane Fulshear, TX 77441 832-216-1810 www.pathpointstowellness. com

HOME BUILDERS Keystone Classic Homes 4303 Oxbow Cir E, Fulshear, TX 77441 281-533-9950

HOME HEALTH CARE & SVCS First Texas Home Health 30417 5th Street, Fulshear, TX 77441 281-346-8012 Country Care Companions www.countrycarecompanions. com

HOSPITALS Memorial Hermann 281-644-7000 or 281-725-5000 www.memorialhermann.org OakBend Medical Center 1705 Jackson Street Richmond, TX 77469281-3413000 www.oakbendmedcenter.org Christus St. Catherine

HUNTING PRESERVE Rio Brazos Hunting Preserve 4430 Guyler Rd Simonton, TX www.rio-brazos.com


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INSURANCE Kevin Patton State Farm Insurance 281-342-2460 www.kevinpatton.com

LANDSCAPE DESIGNERS Longhorn Landscape 832-451-7927 jrcoughran@att.net

MAILING SERVICE Fulshear Express 29802 FM 1093, Fulshear, TX 77441 281-533-0111 The UPS Store 5972 24200 Southwest Freeway Suite 402 Rosenberg, TX 77471 832-595-0877

MORTGAGES Martin Mortgage 26706 FM 1093, Fulshear, TX 77441 281-533-9952 Collette Horton Liberty Star Mortgage 29810 FM 1093, Suite D, Fulshear, TX 77441 281-558-0004 Fax: 281-558-0007 www.libertystarmortgage.com

MUSEUMS George Ranch Historical Park 10215 FM 762 Richmond, TX www.georgeranch.org 281-343-0218

Fort Bend Museum 500 Houston Street Richmond, TX www.fortbendmuseum.org 281-342-6478

NEWSPAPERS The Fulshear Times 832-789-2068 news.ft@fulsheartimes.com

Dr. Gregory Shannon Gastroenterology Associates of Texas 17510 West Grand Parkway South, Suite 220 Sugar Land, TX 77479 281-201-1338 www.GregoryShannonMD. com

PIZZA

Gillen Pest Control

Pepperoni’s 8510 FM 359 Rd S, Fulshear, TX 77441 281-533-0000

PET GROOMING/ KENNELS

PLASTIC SURGERY

PEST CONTROL

Waggin’ Tails Pet Ranch 7631 Katy Fulshear Road, Fulshear, TX 77441 281-533-0500 Fax: 281-533-0510 denise@waggintailspetranch. com www.waggintailspetranch.com

PHARMACIES

Fulshear Pharmacy 29818 FM 1093, Ste 210, Fulshear, TX 281-346-2020

PHOTOGRAPHY Larry Pullen Photography 281-240-0046

PHYSICIANS

Dr. Heidi Schultz, Fulshear Family Medicine, 29818 FM 1093, Suite 200, Fulshear, TX 77441 281-346-0018

Azul Plastic Surgery 3531 Town Center Blvd. Suite 102 Sugar Land, TX www.azulplasticsurgery.com 281-980-8111 Gallas Platic Surgery & Vein Center 21300 Provincial Blvd. Katy, TX 77450 www.GallasPlasticSurgery.com 281-646-1114

PLUMBERS Roto-Rooter Plumber Katy-Fulshear 281-391-4567 All calls dispatched from 1003 Oak Creek Dr. Howell Services 281-232-5292

PRESSURE WASHING – HOUSEHOLD & COMMERCIAL Pure Pressure 832-475-1849 www.purepressuretx.com

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PRINTERS Katy Printers 281-391-7072 www.katyprinters.com

REAL ESTATE Texas Country Properties PO Box 399, Fulshear, TX 77441 281-346-1138 West Side Realty 30520 FM 1093, Fulshear, TX 77441 281-346-2240 Fax: 281-346-2245 www.wsrtx.com Fulshear Creek Crossing 5503 Lake Hill Farm Way, Fulshear, TX 77441 Coventry Homes: 281-346-2701 Fulbrook 5530 Fulbrook Green, Fulshear, TX 77441 Sales Office: 281-346-0027 Gayle Bowen: 713-822-4539 www.fulbrook.net Cross Creek Ranch Donna Lamb 6450 Cross Creek Bend Ln. Fulshear, TX 7744 281-344-9882 crosscreektexas.com

RESTAURANTS Italian Maid Café 300 Morton Street Richmond, TX 77469 www.ItalianMaidCafe.com 281-344-8955 Ray’s Country Gourmet 8502 FM 359 Fulshear, TX 77441 281-533-0099


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ROOFING Ameristar Roofing 3821 FM 359 Richmond, TX ameristarroofing@gmail.com 281-238-4230

SCHOOLS – PRIVATE Simonton Christian Academy 9703 FM 1489, Simonton, TX 77476 281-346-2303

SPAS Indulgence Day Spa & Salon 815 Plantation Drive Suite 160 Richmond, TX 77406 www.indulgencepecangrove. com 832-595-6001

STATE REPRESENTATIVE

TITLE COS/ AGENTS

WEALTH MANAGEMENT

John Zerwas, MD District 28 Office 9315 FM 1489, Suite C, Simonton, TX 77476 281-533-9042

Stewart Title 30525B First Street, Fulshear, TX 77441 281-346-1333

BLS Wealth Management 3510 Avenue I Rosenberg, TX 77471 281-342-3694 www.blswealth.com

STORAGE – HOUSEHOLD & COMMERCIAL

Blue Bonnet Mini Storage 29625 FM 1093, Fulshear, TX 77441 281-346-0919 Fulshear Mini Storage 6302 Spriggs, Fulshear, TX 77441 281-346-2427

TAXIDERMY New Frontier Taxidermy Studio 10125 FM 1489 Simonton, TX 77476 281-346-1087 www.nf-taxidermy.com

TRUCK REPAIR & SERVICE

WINE & SPIRITS

Fulshear Car Care 30200 FM 10693, Fulshear, TX 77441 281-346-2404

Lone Star Liquor 29810 FM 1093, Fulshear, TX 77441 281-346-2686

VETERINARIANS

WOODWORK/ CABINTRY

Simonton Veterinary Clinic 35027 FM 1093, Simonton, TX 77476 281-533-9663 Fulshear Animal Hospital 29810 FM 1093, Suite G, 281-346-0077

WATER TREATMENT Environmental Protech 281-495-4420 www.environmentalprotech. com

MV Woodworks 281-239-9339 or 281-344-7670 www.vasquezwoodworks.com


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