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The Oasis: Stafford’s
Best Kept Secret

Welcome to the best kept secret in the City of Stafford: The Oasis Medical Building Tower. The nine-story building, set on three-acres of greenbelt space, is first class in all respects with its stunning, Mediterranean facade, and high-end interior finishes; yet its true asset is in its location.
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Today is more important than tomorrow
in this Sugar Land private pre-school

There is an ever-increasing national emphasis on the importance of early childhood learning.

ValueBank Texas opens branch in Richmond
ValueBank Texas announces the opening of it newest facility at 9710 South Mason Road in Richmond.

Learn job-search survival tips
at George Memorial Library

Have you been searching for a job and not having any luck? Maybe it’s time for a change in your game plan.

DeVry University announces Sugar Land location
DeVry University, one of North America’s largest degree-granting higher education institutions for business, technology, and management education, announced that it has begun recruiting...

Gadberry reports Katy is No.1
When the Gadberry Group announced in January that Katy, Texas, was the “most notable high-growth area in the United States” in 2010, that information didn’t fall on deaf ears.

DeWalt Heritage Center debuts Dew House
For the first time, the turn of the century Dew plantation home is open to the public. Anchoring the DeWalt Heritage Center in east Fort Bend County, the magnificent home underwent its unveiling this Sunday as a historic museum.

The Tax Cuts of 2010 -
Good News for Businesses

Are you wondering how your company is affected by the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 - aka the Obama Tax Cuts?

OakBend Medical Center opens new
Senior Care Center, now providing
full-service family care in Fort Bend

OakBend Medical Center opens the doors of a new senior care center, now making the leading Richmond medical facility a full-service family care center for every stage of life.

A 14-point Workers’ Comp annual checkup
that can protect you against Work Comp claims

As we head into the New Year, this is a perfect time to take a step back and look at your Workers’ Compensation program.

Second global nursing conference at HBU to
present nursing education and clinical practice

Officials with Houston Baptist University, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System and the United Kingdom’s University of Chester will host the second annual Global Nursing Conference March 14--15,

Fluor expands power
maintenance services for Luminant

Fluor Corporation has been awarded a multi-year contract extension to provide maintenance services for Luminant, a subsidiary of Energy Future Holdings Corp., including all of its fossil fuel power generation plant sites located throughout Texas.

Consulting Firm Envisions solutions in and out
of the box to achieve High-Performance buildings

Rice & Gardner Consultants was established to provide commercial, institutional and government clients with a balanced approach toward achieving energy-efficient buildings.

Jones & Carter, Inc. is in business
to help their clients be successful

Jones & Carter, Inc., is a full-service engineering, planning, surveying, and consulting firm assisting public and private sector clients in design, development, implementation, and execution of today’s projects.

Fifth annual Heart of Katy
Fun Run / Walk beats up its steps

CHRISTUS St. Catherine Hospital in Katy invites the surrounding communities to participate in the fifth annual Heart of Katy Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, Feb. 12, where every dollar raised will support Katy’s only comprehensive heart program at CHRISTUS St. Catherine Hospital.




Plantation at Quail Valley
Seniors looking for an affordable luxurious apartment home will find an ideal choice with Plantation in Quail Valley, an active senior-living community in Missouri City for those 55 years and better.

FBSO in tune with Fort Bend County
It’s just after 2 p.m. on Sunday when Dr. Hector Agüero magically lifts his baton.

Appetites up for Men Who Cook
The Lamar Educational Awards Foundation urges everyone to strictly observe their New Year’s pledge to eat less.

Katy Gaston offically opens
Fort Bend Couynty officials and numerous Fort Bend County officials gathered January 13 to officially open Katy Gaston Road.

Ribbon Cutting RediClinic - Katy Area
Members from the Katy Area Chamber of Commerce, RediClinic staff and Katy-area residents celebrated the grand opening of a new RediClinic, located at 25675 Nelson Way in Katy....

UTHealth seeks community input
on proposed blood transfusion study

Missouri City resident Jeanette Podbielski has been named project manager by a group of researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston...

Sweet Growth: Imperial Sugar CEO launches
new product in company’s Sugar Land birthplace

Imperial Sugar Company CEO and President John Sheptor confidently says that the company’s newly created sweet alternative, steviacane (tm) “will change the way that consumers look at sweet things in home baking and home beverage needs.”

Will Fort Bend Real Estate
be favored in recovery?

So the economy has bottomed. It may be premature to toast a new commercial real estate market sans recessionary woes, but it is certainly not to soon to prepare to play the upside in Fort Bend County real estate.

Register Tapes Unlimited
distributes to 7,000 stores

Register Tapes Unlimited (RTUI), the national leader in creation and distribution of register tape and grocery shopping cart advertisement, has purchased a 41,304 square foot building in Park Ten, which will double the firm’s size.

Missouri City Parks projects receive “Outstanding” recognitions
Several Parks and Recreation projects in Missouri City are being recognized as outstanding parks and natural area projects by the Houston-Galveston Area Council of Governments.

Texas employers add 20,000 jobs in December
Texas total nonfarm employment was up by 20,000 jobs in December, representing the addition of 230,800 jobs since December 2009.

Sugar Land State of the City
addresses things to come

Sugar Land, 2010’s safest city in Texas, 12th safest city in America, gears up for 2011 and moves towards becoming a destination of entertainment and culture.

Everyone can benefit from a Roth IRA
“As always, a new year means changes to the tax code that affect your tax return,” said local attorney and licensed CPA Robert Rolnick.

Barton Malow/Linbeck selected
for Sugar Land baseball stadium

With a spring construction start date for an April 2012 opening day, the minor league stadium now has a builder.

Nace eats away at corrosion
NACE is the place where the worldwide fight against all forms of corrosion begins.

Fluor Awarded $3.5 Billion
EPC Contract in Australia

Fluor Corporation announced today that it was awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract by Santos Ltd.


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