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It’s never too soon to get into the spirit of the FBCF It’s almost hard to believe, but it’s almost that time of year again to break out the cowboy boots and head on out to the Fort Bend County Fair and Rodeo, which kicks off on Sept. 23 and runs through Oct. 2. Although, let’s be real - in Texas, we hardly need any excuse to put on cowboy boots. But alas, I digress. The brief hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic a few years ago notwithstanding, the fair and rodeo is an event that stands on its own as one of the premiere fun events in the county all year, and I’m not sure there’s much debate to be had. And it is never too early to get into the spirit of the thing, in this writer’s opinion. I’m not a huge cowboy boots kind of guy - blasphemous in these parts, I know - but there’s more fun to be had even if we’re not the hardcore cowboy type of folks Sure, you have mutton bustin’, along with

plentiful other rodeo events. But there will be eight musical acts during the rodeo’s two-week run, including a Fort Bend-area product who is making a return to the stage. Also running alongside it will be fair games and carnival rides that fairgoers young and old can all take advantage of and ride to their hearts’ content. For me personally, I’ve always been a big fan of the ride where you sit in a swing and then fly over the carnival grounds in a circle. Although, I do not recommend that ride after consuming a day’s worth of fried food immediately beforehand. So you see, to me, there’s not really much reason to not go to the fair. Whether it’s the rides, the rodeo events, or - of course - all the fried food, there is something available for everyone. And I annually find myself out there at least once. So take a look inside at this month’s cover story to see what the Fort Bend County Fair and Rodeo has in store for fairgoers when it kicks off.

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Brett’s BBQ aiming to open Katy/ Fulshear location in mid-August By Landan Kuhlmann LKuhlmann@fortbendstar.com A Katy-area barbecue shop is expanding, and has plans to open this month in the northern part of Fort Bend County. According to the restaurant’s Facebook page, Brett’s BBQ Shop is aiming to open its second location at 25220 Kingsland Blvd. in the Katy/Fulshear area in the middle of August. In just three years, Brett’s BBQ Shop has already outgrown its 600-square-foot digs on 606 S. Mason Road in Katy and is headed to the new Boardwalk Crossings. Owner Brett Jackson started the oakWorkers slice barbecue at Brett’s smoked, Central Texas style barbecue BBQ’s original location. They have joint in October 2018, and Texas Monthly closed the original spot to relocate in named the restaurant to its 2021 “50 Best Katy/Fulshear later this month. BBQ Joints” list.

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The original location has since closed up shop ahead of its relocation to a bigger site. On July 18, the restaurant announced on Facebook that it has closed the doors at 606 South Mason Rd. ahead of the anticipated mid-August opening. The original restaurant first opened in 2018. Last December, the restaurant told The Star that the new 4,858-square-foot facility will also give Brett’s BBQ access to a full kitchen with a convection oven, fryers and flat top grills, meaning they will no longer be limited to only using barbecue pits. “What a ride from start to finish,” pitmaster Brett Jackson wrote on Facebook. To stay up to date on the grand opening of the Katy/Fulshear location, follow the restaurant’s Facebook page @brettsbarbecueshop or visit their website.

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FOCUS If you’re like most people, your work has been a central part of your life. So, wouldn’t it be nice to have the flexibility to decide when you no longer want to work? Many people of retirement age have achieved this type of control. In fact, two-thirds of workers ages 65 and older say they work primarily because they want to, not because they have to, according to a 2021 study by Edward Jones and Age Wave. But that means that onethird of workers in this age group feel financially compelled to work. This doesn’t necessarily mean they dislike the work they do — but it’s probably fair to say they would have liked the option of not working. How can you give yourself this choice?

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than others, so you’ll want to follow a financial strategy that aligns with the retirement lifestyle you intend to pursue. • Am I saving and investing enough? As you chart your course toward your retirement journey, you’ll want to assess the sources of income you’ll have available. If you think you may be falling short of achieving your retirement goals, you may need to consider saving more. • When should I start taking Social Security? You can begin collecting Social Security benefits as early as 62, but your monthly payments will be much bigger if you wait until your “full” retirement age, which will likely be between 66 and 67. Your decision about when to take Social Security will You can start by asking yourself depend on several factors, including these questions: your other sources of income and • When do I want to retire? You’ll your family history of longevity. want to identify the age at which Of course, as you’re probably aware, you wish to retire. You may change your mind later and move this date up or back, but it’s a good idea to have a target in mind. • What sort of retirement lifestyle do I want? When you retire, do you anticipate staying close to home and pursuing your hobbies, or do you hope to travel the world? Would you like to spend your time volunteering? Open your own business or do some consulting? Clearly, some of these choices will require more resources

the Social Security system is facing significant financial stress, so it’s possible that we may see changes to Social Security, based on actions Congress could take. In any case, you might want to be fairly conservative in estimating how much Social Security can contribute to your retirement income. By addressing the above questions, you can get a clearer sense of when you might reach the point at which work is optional. But you’ll also need to consider other factors, too, such as how much you enjoy working or when your spouse or partner is planning to retire. In any case, the sooner you start planning for this next phase of your life, the better position you’ll be in when it’s time to make the transition. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.

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Pet Supplies Plus bringing second store to Sugar Land By Landan Kuhlmann LKuhlmann@fortbendstar.com

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Those with furry four-legged best friends in Sugar Land and Fort Bend County will see another spot open for all their pets’ needs early next year. According to a news release from commercial real-estate firm Baker Katz, the firm has closed deals on two new Houston-area stores for Pet Supplies Plus, with one each in Sugar Land and Houston. The Sugar Land location at 350 Promenade Way, Suite 200 is expected to open in the first quarter of next year, according to the release. Lunden McGill with Baker Katz reprePet Supplies Plus is bringing a new sented Pet Supplies Plus in each deal. location to the Sugar Land area in the “As Pet Supplies Plus continues agfirst quarter of next year. gressive expansion in key markets, identi(Photo from Facebook)

locations, including their first in a densely populated urban area in Houston, is great news for the future of the brand and for pet owners in our community.” When it opens, the new 6,000-square foot Sugar Land store will be the sixth Fort Bend County location, joining three stores in Katy as well as other existing stores in Sugar Land and the Sienna neighborhood in Missouri City. Pet Supplies Plus offers pet supplies, pet grooming, self-serve dog washes and pet adoptions. For more information on the store, visit its website at petsuppliesplus.com.

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FORT BEND COUNTY FAIR FAIR DAYS COVER STORY BY BARBARA MAGANA ROBERTSON, MAGANA MEDIA Get ready to kick up your boots and cheer on the kids; the 2022 Fort Bend County Fair is celebrating 86 years of family fun from September 23 to October 2 at the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds in Rosenberg, Texas. The fair’s 10-day run is a tradition filled with livestock shows, rodeo action, live music, and much more. The opening day kick-off parade is back, the entertainment lineup is set, and committees are hard at work on finalizing plans. “Generations of Champions” is this year’s fair theme. “We have been blessed to be recognized as one of the premier county fairs in the State of Texas, and I look forward to building on

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Top – The kickoff parade is a tradition for the Fort Bend County Fair and for all the communities who come out to experience it. This iconic event is always lead by the Fort Bend County Fair’s Rodeo Sweethearts horseback riding drill team. (Photo by Bill Robertson – Magana Media) Bottom – Pro-rodeo action will be better than ever! The 2022 Fort Bend County Fair and Rodeo is a qualifier for RodeoHouston. Champions of the PRCA & WPRA events will earn their spot to compete at the 2023 RodeoHouston. (Photo by Bill Robertson – Magana Media) this tradition by offering time-honored events for all to enjoy,” says Chase Raska, 2022 Fort Bend County Fair President. Raska has been involved with the Fair since he was eight years old and is also a past scholarship recipient. The Texas A&M graduate volunteered and was chairman of the BBQ committee for years before joining the board of directors in 2014. “I have been very fortunate to receive all the blessings the fair has provided my family, and I enjoy the opportunity to give back to continue the fair’s success in promoting agriculture and education.” After two years of modified schedules due to COVID-19, the Fair is back with a complete list of activities. Despite the challenges, the Fort Bend County Fair Association has committed over 1.4 million to the youth of Fort Bend County through scholarships and fair auctions this past year. “The Fort Bend County Fair would not be what it is today without the continued support and dedication of our outstanding office staff, volunteers, sponsors, auction buyers, and community partners,” said Raska. “I am excited and looking forward to what we can do this year as a fair and community.”

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Eight musical acts will be in concert, providing crowd-pleasing entertainment throughout the 10 day Fair. Artists representing the Texas Music scene, Traditional Country, and Latin Music will be taking the stage. Kicking off our Fair on Friday, September 23, will be the pride of Stephenville, Texas, Giovannie and the Hired Guns, making their debut. The iconic honky-tonk favorite, Kevin Fowler, will take the stage on Saturday, September 24. This performance will be Kevin’s fifth appearance at the Fort Bend County Fair. On Sunday, September 25, Secretto will bring their Latin sounds to the stage. For Wednesday, September 28, 2022, Cat Spring, Texas native Carson Jeffrey will be entertaining. Fort Bend County’s favorite son, Jon Stork, is returning to our fair on Thursday, September 29. On Friday, September 30, the awardwinning vocal group Shenandoah will be in concert. Country music power-hitter, Sammy Kershaw, will perform on Saturday, October 1. To close out the 2022 Fort Bend County Fair, a legendary country music duo, the Bellamy Brothers, will take the stage on Sunday, October 2. All concerts are included in the ticket price. A total of twelve livestock shows will run during fair days, including swine, lamb, goat, turkey, broiler, roaster, steer, rabbit, scramble heifer, commercial halter heifers, pen of two heifers, and bucket calf. Exhibitors representing 4H and FFA organizations will be showing nearly 600 livestock entries. “These exhibitors have been raising their livestock projects, battling the hot summer temperatures, and keeping long hours. It really is a great thing to witness as these kids show their animals, but win or lose, just getting to show day is such an accomplishment and something to be proud of,” says Jennifer Williams, Fort Bend County Fair President-Elect and co-director in Charge of Livestock. Twelve young ladies are in the chase for the crown and will be the recipient of the Fair Queen scholarship. Running for 2022

Mutton Bustin’ is always a fan favorite. This year’s the top 10 qualifiers will compete in a final round held before the rodeo performance on Sunday, October 2nd. (Photo by Bill Robertson – Magana Media)

Left – The Jr Livestock Auction is one of 4 Auctions held during the fair’s 10 day run. School Art Auction, Commercial Heifer Auction and the Freezer Sale all generate funds that go straight back to the exhibitors. (Photo by Bill Robertson – Magana Media) Right – 2021 Fort Bend County Fair Queen Meadow Votis, serves as a fair ambassador and will pass on the tradition to one of 12 young ladies who are running to earn the title. (Photo by Bill Robertson – Magana Media) The Fort Bend Business Journal H August 2022

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Fort Bend County Fair Queen are Rianna Crocker of Fulshear High School, Bailey Helmcamp of Foster High School, Brooke Vaughn of Foster High School, Kilee Reyna of George Ranch High School, Estella Westermann of Travis High School, Cassidy Watts of Stephen F. Austin High School, Madison Sifuentes of Travis High School, Hailey Tollett of Harmony School of Innovation – Sugar Land, Tristen Drury of Needville High School, Madison Malek of Needville High School, Skyline Bromonsky of Needville High School, and Mallory Rodriguez of Lamar Consolidated High School. 2021 Fort Bend County Fair Queen, Meadow Votes, has been busy representing the Fair at community events, including the RodeoHouston, the Fair’s Crawfish Boil & Fish Fry, and singing the National Anthem at the Lamar Little League League of Champions end-of-season ceremony. The 2022 Fort Bend County Fair Queen will be crowned on Friday, September 23. Parade entries are being accepted, Creative art competitions are seeking entries for youth and 4H departments, BBQ cookoff teams are already making culinary plans, and an assortment of wines are being selected for the Grapes on the Brazos wine room as all the Fair committees are already working toward fair days. Over 50 committees of 1,500 plus volunteers work together to put on the Fort Bend County Fair. “It takes a team. Our staff works with community stakeholders, faculty members, 4H and FFA advisors, and our committees to make the Fair happen. We are proud to be able to do this for the kids but also for the community,” says Cindy Schmidt, Fair Manager, Fort Bend County Fair Association. The Fort Bend County Fair and Rodeo Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) rodeo is now a qualifier for RodeoHouston. “We look forward to this partnership and are excited for the athletes who have been coming to our rodeo and for the fans as well. It is a great way to get the best in rodeo action and enjoy all the Fort Bend County Fair and Rodeo has to offer,” Raska said. Fairgoers can enjoy rodeo action every night during the fair’s run. From homegrown to professional, from barrel racing to team roping, come out and cheer on your favorite cowboy or cowgirl. There are plenty of activities for every family to enjoy. AgTivity Barn and the Petting Zoo are daily exhibits to get up close to agricultural and a real live animal experience. Lil Wranglers BBQ contest, Mutton Bustin, Jr Royalty Pageants, Student Fun Day, Pet Show, Exceptional Rodeo, and Stick Horse Rodeo are just a few events that our youngest fairgoers can compete and get involved. For 2022, the Fort Bend County Fair honorees are long-time fair supporters Rincon Air & Heat LLC. From the Boots and Buckles on the Bay fishing tournament to our Jr Livestock Auction, the Rincon family has been a constant supporter. Always ready cast a line in our fishing tournament or take in a couple of pounds of crawfish at our Crawfish boil, Rincon Air & Heat LLC has been sponsoring and participating in year-round events for many years. It is a well-deserved honor. This story is paid content for the Fort Bend Business Journal.

Kevin Fowler will be returning to the Fort Bend County Fair and Rodeo. He is one of eight artist who will be headlining at this year’s fair.

Making memories at the Fort Bend County Fair. Fair days are for all families and friends to enjoy. (Photo by Bill Robertson – Magana Media)

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Poke Burri and Lifting Noodles set to open soon in Sugar Land By Landan Kuhlmann LKuhlmann@fortbendstar.com A dual-concept restaurant is coming to Sugar Land later this summer. Poke Burri and Lifting Noodles will open later this summer at 1525 Lake Pointe Pkwy Suite #400 in Sugar Land, according to a news release from the restaurant.

Owners and Sugar Land natives Shawn and Vanshika Vipin have been working on finding the Sugar Land location, according to the release, having been scouting for three years. Poke Burri will offer poke bowls, sushi burritos, and build your own options. Lifting Noodle, meanwhile, will feature a variety of ramen including the 1-UP bowl with kale noodles in creamy vegetarian broth

“The award-winning concept levels up with our favorite food shapes such as sushi pizza, donuts, and even a twist on the American classic, sushi corn dog,” the Vipins said in a news release. Poke Burri and Lifting Noodles will be open for dine-in, takeout, and delivery. For updates on events, secret menu items, and more, follow them on Instagram at @pokeburrisugarland or visit pokeburri.com.

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Lazy Dog opens doors in Stafford By Landan Kuhlmann LKuhlmann@fortbendstar.com After months of preparation, an American-style comfort food restaurant has opened its first Fort Bend County location to the community. On July 13, Lazy Dog Restaurant and Bar hosted its grand opening at 12223 Southwest Freeway in Stafford. “We are thrilled to be in Stafford and to bring our style of hospitality and delicious food to the neighborhood,” said Chris Simms, founder and CEO of Lazy Dog. “The team, the guests and the community are the reason why we do what we do—to offer a dining experience that feels like family. We are excited to open our doors and introduce the Stafford community to Lazy Dog.” Lazy Dog will offer home-style options such as BBQ Bison Meatloaf, a Southern Fried Chicken salad and pot roast, as well as a full bar, according to the release. Guests can also find small plates such as Cheddar Cheese Curds and Crispy Deviled Eggs, while those with a sweet tooth can enjoy the house made Apple-Huckleberry Open Face Pie. The restaurant has 8,000 square feet of indoor space and a 1,526-square-foot patio, the release said, which has the capacity to seat more than 300 people. For more information about Lazy Dog or to check out its menu, visit the restaurant’s website at lazydogrestaurants.com.

Lazy Dog Restaurant and Bar opened in Stafford on July 13, with options such as the BBQ Bison Meatloaf. (Contributed photos)

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J Crew to begin renovations on planned Sugar Land store The retailer will spend $425,000 to renovate 6,750 square feet of store space, according to the filing, with the work on the space currently slated to be completed by Oct. 31. According to its website, J Crew offers clothing, accessories, swimwear, and more for men, women, and children of all ages. It also offers home accessories such as bedding, bath, and home décor according to the website. For more information on J Crew, follow them on Facebook @jcrew or visit the store’s website at jcrew.com.

By Landan Kuhlmann LKuhlmann@fortbendstar.com An upscale apparel and accessories store is beginning renovations to a Sugar Land storefront that are set to begin late next month. According to a filing with the Texas Department of Licensing and Registration, J Crew is set to begin work on improvements to an existing storefront for a future store at the Market at Town Center, 2745 Town Center Blvd. in Sugar Land, on Aug. 29.

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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! August 2022 H The Fort Bend Business Journal

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