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Newspapers are businesses, too, and we appreciate our supporters As I sit here writing this column, it’s been a little more than two years since Stafford and Fort Bend County came to be known as having the first Houston-area case of COVID-19. It would be just the first forecasting of what has been a tough two years for many people and businesses, including ours. So I just wanted to take some time to give our supporters their due in this space. The only way for newspapers and magazines to survive is for people to keep reading, and for area businesses to keep being willing to advertise with us. Because after all, without advertising revenue, we wouldn’t have any pages on which to tell the stories of our communities. And without our readers, for both our weekly Fort Bend Star publication as well as this monthly one, there would be nobody to tell stories to or about. So this column is dedicated to you, dear readers and supporters. You are the backbone

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Porsche dealership coming to Sugar Land next year By Landan Kuhlmann LKuhlmann@fortbendstar.com There is a new luxury car dealership making its way to Fort Bend County next year. According to a news release from indiGO Auto Group, the group broke ground May 13 on a new Porsche dealership in Sugar Land at 13424 Southwest Fwy. Once completed, it will be the group’s 24th franchised dealership and its second location in Texas. Construction was

expected to start late last month and is expected to take about a year to complete. Porsche Sugar Land will be positioned on a 15,000-square foot spot in the heart of the city, the release said, surrounded by many of its most popular retail centers and cultural institutions. The dealership is expected to be complete by next July, according to the new release. “We look forward to increasing our Porsche footprint here in the greater Houston area,” indiGO Auto Group CEO Kelly Wolf

said. “This is also a chance to enhance Porsche’s brand presence within the Sugar Land community while offering indiGO’s concierge style, white-glove service, and creating a fully immersive, experiential ownership journey for customers.” The release also said indiGO is looking to hire up to 50 employees for a multitude of sales and service positions to staff the future Sugar Land location. Interested employees can inquire at www. indigoautogroup.com/careers.

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Louisiana pizza chain opening in Richmond this fall By Landan Kuhlmann LKuhlmann@fortbendstar.com A popular pizza chain in Louisiana is making its first foray into the state and region, and its first location will be in Fort Bend County. Metairie-based Fat Boy’s Pizza announced May 12 that it has plans to open several locations in the Greater Houston region beginning this year. The first one will be at the Grand at Aliana in Richmond at 10505 W. Grand Pkwy., according to a news release from the company. Spokesperson Scott Walker said the restaurant is aiming to have its doors open in Richmond prior to Thanksgiving. “This is an exciting time for us,” vice president of brand development Chad Collura said. “Getting several units in such a hot area will grow our popular brand in a big way.” The chain has existing restaurants in Metairie, the LSU campus in Baton Rouge, Covington and New Orleans’ French Quarter as well as Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Its Richmond restaurant will have a 4,800-square foot interior, the release said, including a 1,500-square foot covered patio

Fat Boy’s Pizza is coming to Richmond later this year. (Photo by Chris Granger) that will open up into green space. “Pizza is meant to be shared together by family and friends,” said Thomas Nguyen, the Houston-area broker for Fat Boy’s Pizza. “With its huge patio, kids’ area and expansive bar, Fat

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FOCUS With cryptocurrencies so much in the news, you might be wondering if you should invest in them. But “invest” may not be the right word – because, in many ways, cryptocurrencies, or “crypto” for short, are more speculation than investment. But what’s really the difference between a speculator and an investor? Probably the main factor is the differing views of time. A true investor is in it for the long term, building a portfolio that, over many years, can eventually provide the financial resources to achieve important goals, such as a comfortable retirement. But speculators want to see results, in the form of big gains, right now – and they’re often willing to take big risks to achieve these outcomes. There’s also the difference in knowledge. Investors know that they’re buying shares of stock in a company that manufactures products or provides services. But many speculators in cryptocurrency don’t fully comprehend what they’re buying – because crypto just isn’t that easy to understand. Cryptocurrency is a digital asset, and cryptocurrency transactions only exist as digital entries on a blockchain, with the “block” essentially being just a collection of information, or digital ledgers. But even knowing this doesn’t necessarily provide a clear picture to many of those entering the crypto world. In addition to time and understanding, two other elements help define cryptocurrency’s speculative nature:

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Crypto: Investment or speculation? • Volatility – Cryptocurrencies are subject to truly astonishing price swings, with big gains followed by enormous losses – sometimes within a matter of hours. What’s behind this type of volatility? Actually, several factors are involved. For one thing, the price of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies depends heavily on supply and demand – and the demand can skyrocket when media outlets and crypto “celebrities” tout a particular offering. Furthermore, speculators will bet on crypto prices moving up or down, and these bets can trigger a rush on buying and selling, again leading to the rapid price movements. And many purchasers of crypto, especially young people, want to see big profits quickly, so when they lose large amounts, which is common, they often simply quit the market, contributing to the volatility. • Lack of regulation – When you invest in the traditional financial markets, your transactions are regulated

by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the firms with which you invest are typically overseen by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Other agencies are also involved in regulating various investments. These regulating bodies work to ensure the basic fairness of the financial markets and to prevent and investigate fraud. But cryptocurrency exchanges are essentially unregulated, and this lack of oversight has contributed to the growth of “scam” exchanges, crypto market manipulation, excessive trading fees and other predatory practices. This “Wild West” scenario should be of concern to anyone putting money in crypto. The cryptocurrency market is still relatively new, and it’s certainly possible that, in the future, crypto can become more of an investment and less of a speculation. In fact, Congress is actively considering ways to regulate the cryptocurrency market. But for now, caveat emptor – “let the buyer beware.”

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Area banks change names following merger By Landan Kuhlmann LKuhlmann@fortbendstar.com Customers for a bank branch with multiple locations in Fort Bend County are seeing a new name on the doors. According to a May 11 news release, FirstSun and Sunflower Bank announced that the company has merged with Texasbased Pioneer Bancshares to enter into a merger. Pioneer and Pioneer Bank has merged with and into FirstSun and Sunflower Bank, according to the release. “We are thrilled to welcome Pioneer Bank’s customers and associates to the Sunflower family,” said Mollie Carter, Chairman of FirstSun and Sunflower. “We

believe the additions brought by Pioneer will complement our growing presence in Texas and will be a perfect fit with our existing customer base and relationship-

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driven philosophy.” Three Pioneer Bank locations in the area in Rosenberg (24310 Southwest Fwy. Suite 100), Sugar Land (3 Sugar Creek Center Blvd.), and Sienna (9029 Hwy. 6, Suite 100) are now Sunflower Bank. “The opportunity for Pioneer Bank to join forces with Sunflower is a uniquely exciting one. The combined institution brings together two strong, growthoriented banks that will provide a more competitive platform to our communities,” Pioneer CEO Ron Coben said. For more information on Sunflower Bank, visit the bank’s website at sunflowerbank.com/ or follow it on social media.

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Wellby credit union opens in Katy By Landan Kuhlmann LKuhlmann@fortbendstar.com There is a new credit union open in Fort Bend County. According to post on the company’s Facebook page, Wellby Financial opened its newest location May 7 at 6711 S. Fry Rd. in Katy. It is the 19th Houston-area opening for the company, and the second Wellby to open in the county in recent months after a Sugar Land spot opened April 22. “Thank you to all our team members who made it happen, and everyone who came out and helped us celebrate and learn how we can support your financial dreams,” the company wrote on Facebook. Wellby offers advice on services such as savings and IRA accounts as well as checking and overdraft services, according to its website. Customers can also seek out real estate, auto and personal loans along with credit and debit card services. For more information on Wellby and

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STAR OF HOPE BRINGS ‘LOVE IN ACTION’ VAN TO FORT BEND COUNTY COVER STORY BY LANDAN KUHLMANN

For 115 years, Star of Hope has aimed to be a beacon of help and hope for the homeless population in the Greater Houston region. As part of that mission, they are expanding their outreach service into the Fort Bend County. Now equipped with three vans, the nonprofit organization is moving one of those Love In Action vans into the community. “We’re excited about this service we’re going to share with the Fort Bend community, and we’re looking to do some really cool and creative things in that community to let people know about what we do,” Star of Hope Manager of Outreach Services Di Tubbs said. “We’re so much more than what people have looked at us as over the years.” As part of Love in Action, Star of Hope has three case managers – Ray Walker, Alan Jarman, John Hall – who go out on the streets to the homeless and near homeless. Jarman is the one who has been starting the outreach recently in Fort Bend, Tubbs said. “Years ago, Star of Hope decided they

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wanted to not only take these people in, but also reach out to the homeless hesitant to go into the shelter,” said Scott Arthur, the organization’s director of public relations. “It’s a touch point. We let them know that they’re seen by us – God loves them, we love them, and they’re not invisible.” At the end of the day, the goal of Love in Action is to serve as at least the starting point for those living on the streets to form a relationship with the case managers. The van will be out on the street Monday through Friday looking for those in need wherever they are – under bridges, on the side of the road, or in parking lots – as they seek to serve Fort Bend County. When we see someone, we’re going to pull aside and be very friendly with them,” case manager Ray Walker said. “The first encounter may be something simple like offering some cold water. It may not be something big, but now when they see that van pull up, they know people care and are going to help. Walker has been driving around with the Love in Action Van in Houston and Harris County. As part of the outreach, the case managers provide “Hope Bags” for those they encounter, which include health essentials – such as wash rags, pairs of socks, and bottled water – along with hygiene items for their use. “We’re using these Hope Bags (and the

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vans) to build relationships and to say ‘I see you. I want to know your story and what’s going on with you out here,’” Walker said. “I have sat for an hour listening to a man’s story before, praying with him, and trying to understand what’s going on in his life.” They’re coming to people as a friend, confidante, and supporter, according to Walker – nothing more, nothing less. “We build that relationship and earn the right to help them figure out how to move forward and help them break any barriers that are in their way,” he said. Arthur echoed the sentiment. “When the street homeless see the van, they realize it’s hope – not hype,” he said. “The van is out there letting them know that there is another way. Is today the day you’re going to come in, and maybe change your life?” Changing a life is what Star of Hope aims to do, and that’s exactly what Tubbs said the Love in Action vans are meant to signify. “It exemplifies what the outreach team is doing every day,” she said. “The light and love of Christ is definitely what we want to shine as we go out into the streets and minister to them.” It’s their mission in its simplest form. “We’re excited to connect with those partners to let them know so they know we’re here and have someone to call when they come across someone with a need,”


Tubbs said. “We want to make those connections and let our light shine, and provide our services to those communities in the way we do. Star of Hope’s Mission Beyond the impending Love in Action service, Star of Hope has been serving the Greater Houston area for 115 years. For more than a century, Star of Hope has strived to give home to individuals and families in need. On any given day, the organization’s website says there are approximately 1,000 men, women, and children John Hall distributing being helped at their Men’s Development Center, Women Hope Bags from his Star of & Family Development Center, and Extended Services. Hope Van. (Contributed photo) Its website says their model of purposeful outreach, coupled with community partners and donors, creates an environment in which lives are transformed and people are inspired to make positive changes in their lives. They will work with local organizations such as the Fort Bend Women’s Center and local police departments during their mission in Fort Bend. “The face of homelessness is not just that man standing on the corner with his hand out,” Arthur said. “There’s lot of places out there where we see homelessness. Clients are encouraged to stay with us, not only for a few days or weeks – but up to a year to accomplish their goals.” Among its services offered include Career Development Curriculum, Personal Development Curriculum, and a Spiritual Life Program They also offer Workforce Development, Computer Learning Centers, counseling, an emergency Walk-in Center and Health Clinics, and more. For parents, they also have on-site daycare and parenting classes, according to its website. Through partnerships with other organizations in the areas they serve, Walker said Star of Hope can also help those living on the street get themselves into a home or apartment. According to Walker, he has seen and helped about 30-35 individuals or families find a new living space. And the feeling he said, is almost second to none. “If someone’s been out on the street for years, the look on their face when they put the key in the door for the first time is just one of so much joy. It’s a very moving experience,” he said. “…If a person is wanting that, I’m going to be there for them.” For more information on Star of Hope and its mission, visit the organization’s website at sohmission.org/.

Ray Walker reviews paperwork with a homeless man. (Contributed photo)

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SERVICE DIRECTORY A/C AND HEATING TAURUS MECHANICAL,INC Cell (832) 731-5256 www.houstonheatingandcooling.com Taurus Mechanical, Inc. is a locally-owned business and has been serving customers in Sugar Land, Missouri City, Richmond, and Katy in the state of Texas for the last 35 years since 1986. We provide residential services. We provide Quality and Integrity in our service.

ADOPTIONS AND COUNSELING RAINBOW OF LOVE 281 438-6588 www.rainbowoflove.org Rainbow of Love is a Social Services non-profit that specializes in Adoption, Counseling and Parenting Classes. The agency was founded in Fort Bend County in 2003 and continues to have a Fort Bend office in Missouri City. The Adoption program works with families and expectant parents from all over Texas and most states of the United States. The Counseling, Parenting Classes, Case Management and Charity programs focus on local Fort Bend and Harris County communities.

ADVERTISING Fort Bend Star 281-690-4200 www.fortbendstar.com We have been delivering a free community newspaper to homes throughout Fort Bend County longer than ANY OTHER newspaper. Fort Bend Business Journal 281-690-4200 www.fortbendstar.com The Fort Bend Business Journal is a monthly magazine that focuses on the business community of Fort Bend County. It is home delivered to 10,500 homes in Sugar Land and Missouri City , 500 copies to businesses in Fort Bend, and online for readers at no charge. The Business Journal features news stories about businesses, people, and events of importance to the local business community.

ALTERATIONS & TAILORING LIZ’S TAILOR and ALTERATIONS 281-242-3193 www.lizstailor.com 3626 Highway 6 South (In the Luby’s/Big Lots Shopping Center) Sugar Land, TX 77478 Our Alterations Service for Ladies and Gentlemen include: Full resizing of your dress

or prom to make a perfect fit; hem pants & jeans, taper in and out; shorten jacket sleeves and zipper changes. We fix your clothes at affordable prices. We offer professional tailoring. We will make your clothes from a catalog or pattern. For one-day or immediate service, please call Liz at 281-242-3193. We offer free estimates or visit us at www. lizstailor.com or email us at liz@lizstailor. com.

AUTO REPAIR / MAINTENANCE Charlton’s Auto Body Repair and Vehicle Detailing 281-499-1126 www.charltonsbodyrepair.com Chuck Charlton, 1131 Staffordshire @ 5th Street, Stafford, Texas 77477, Charbody@aol. com, Fax: 281-499-1694, Complete collision repair. Frame & Unibody straightened. Expert computer color matching. Custom painting & pin stripping. Honest service. 79 Years Strong and 3 Generations Proud!

CHIROPRACTOR Sugar Land Health Center 281-980-1050 167 Citadel Way Suite 500 Sugar Land, TX 77478

GARAGE DOOR SERVICE Alliance Garage Doors 832-768-1897 www.alliancegaragedoorstx.com Alliance Garage Doors has been locally owned and operated for the past 25 years in the Sugar Land/Missouri City/Richmond/Rosenberg/Katy area. We install, repair, and sell all makes and models of garage doors and openers and provide free estimates on request. For all your garage door needs, please feel free to give us a call!

INSURANCE AGENCIES Goosehead Insurance 281-643-0996 www.gooseheadinsurance.com/ andrew-haley-insurance “Goosehead Insurance brings years of experience and expertise in serving your Auto, Home, Life & Commercial Insurance needs. As your Risk Management Advisor, Andrew Haley understands the value of safeguarding what matters most to you and will work on your behalf to bring you the best insurance options based on your individual needs. You will be met with unmatched customer service, integrity and expediency.”

Agent Tracy Walker ChFC, CLU, CASL, CPCU State Farm Insurance 281-265-0711

Tracy@AgentWalker.com WWW.AgentWalker

Tracy Walker opened her agency in 1999 and has been giving to her community ever since. Tracy and her team received the Chairman’s Circle award in 2021, recognizing their agency as one of the top 3% within State Farm. Their experience and wisdom will help you with your personal and business insurance protection to create a customized plan for you. They are conveniently located at 15510 Lexington Blvd. Ste. P Sugar Land, TX 77478

JEWELERS Gold Connection Jewelers 281-344-9900 We Buy Gold www.goldconnection.net We are a full-service jewelry store in your neighborhood. We offer diamonds, gold and silver jewelry and watches. Repairs are done on our premises. Custom design is our specialty. We offer front door parking for your convenience. Our hours are M-F from 10:00-6:00 pm and again on Sat from 10:004:00 pm. We are located at 206 Hwy 90A, Richmond, 77406. Come see our fabulous inventory!

MACHINE TOOLS Schofield Company 281-217-4799 The Schofield Company, has been in business since 1980, in Fort Bend County, specializing in American Made Machine Tools. Primary products are Wellsaw metal cutting bandsaws, made in the Kalamazoo, Michigan since 1926. Also McEnglevan, (Mifco), melting furnaces made in Danville, Illinois, for melting non-ferrous metals such as Brass, Bronze, Aluminum, Gold, and Silver. Used primarily in college art departments to make sculptures from wax art work. Contact Mike Schofield for further details.

NETWORKING Fort Bend Chapter - BNI Fort Bend Business Network International, the oldest networking chapter in the Fort Bend Chapter - BNI network, is a group of like-minded business owners who meet to network every Thursday morning at 7 am we meet at Rudy’s BBQ in Richmond, TX. Membership is limited to one professional per category. However, the organization does CONTINUES

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have some open categories and is looking for entrepreneurs who want to connect with a great group of people and grow their business! For information on how to come visit, please email jsazma@fortbendstar.com The Oyster Creek Rotary Club www.OysterCreekRotary.org This local club has been a member of Rotary International since 1979 and is a volunteer organization dedicated to serving the Missouri City and Stafford communities. The club’s mission is to promote world peace, eradicate polio and to support various organizations within our servicing area, through our annual fund raiser. Our volunteers come from many walks of life in the business world. We welcome your visit the first Friday of every month, 12 p.m. at the City Centre, 2880 LaQuinta Dr. Missouri City, TX. 77459.

PEST CONTROL Integrated Pest Management, Inc. 281-341-1761 1118​E. Highway 90A Richmond, TX 77406

PREGNANCY RESOURCES Pregnancy Resource Medical Center 281-232-2375 www.prmcfortbend.org The Pregnancy Resource Medical Center is a nonprofit that helps women by offering free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, peer consultations, classes and parenting resources. We are looking for volunteers, financial partners and church liaisons to help us reach our community. You can share the joy of helping hurt hearts and saving lives. We are located at 4411 Avenue N Rosenberg, TX 77471

REAL ESTATE Colliers International, formerly Curtice Commercial Real Estate 281-494-4769 kolbe.curtice@colliers.com Kolbe M. Curtice, CCIM, CLS, 15999 City Walk, Suite 250, Sugar Land Square located at U.S. Highway 59 & State Highway 6, Fax: 281-4943227, Brokerage, Development, Investment and Tenant Representation, 30 years experience in Fort Bend. Johnson Development Corp. 713-960-9977 www.johnsondevelopment.com More top-selling communities than any other developer in America. Larry Johnson 5005 Riverway Dr., Suite 500 Houston, TX 77056`

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RESTAURANTS AKI Steak and Sushi 281-565-1110 www.akisteakandsushi.com 510 Highway 6, Suite #180 King’s BBQ 832-532-7816 Kingsbbqcatering.net 9920 Hwy 90A Suite # D- 120 Sugar Land, TX 77478 Las Haciendas Mexican Bar & Grill 281-240-3060 LasHaciendasGrill.com 12821 Southwest Freeway Stafford, TX 77477

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Julius Metals 281-499-6400 www.juliusmetals.com 3018 5th St., Stafford, TX 77477 Julius Metals has been FT. BEND COUNTY’S LARGEST SCRAP DEALER serving Fort Bend and surrounding counties for the past 31 years. As a proud and responsible member of the Fort Bend, Texas business community, we accept aluminum, copper, brass, stainless steel, vehicle radiators, air conditioning coils, lead and other scrap metal. We seek to protect the environment through our intake and processing of scrap metal product usually destined for landfills. Our friendly staff values you as a customer and provides the VIP treatment to make your experience with us a profitable and efficient one. If you’re not selling me your metal, we both lose money!

VETERINARIAN Sugar Creek Animal Clinic 281-242-9070 www.sugarcreekanimalclinic.com​ 14015 S.W. Freeway, Bldg. 2 Sugar Land, TX 77478

VIDEO SERVICES Star Digital Studios 713-823-1145 www.starvideoproductions.com A full service video production studio providing all phases of video production including professional writing, videography, editing, DVD duplication, distribution; also video deposition services to the legal community. For video needed for a TV commercial, website posting, employee training, promotional DVDs, special presentations, coverage of live events/trade shows, or corporate videos, give us a call. If you are interested in something you do not see on our website, let us know and we’re ready to accommodate your needs! June 2022 H The Fort Bend Business Journal

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