July 25, 2014 |
Julia Cobb's family will walk across country in her honor

A Houston family is responding to tragedy with triumph.

Last October, Julia Cobb lost her battle with cancer at the young age of eight years.

Julia was a beautiful young girl who kept a positive attitude and inspired everyone around her in the face of unbelievable adversity.

July 18, 2014 |
Checkers looks to bring their burgers to Houston

From local joints to fast food staples, it's a known fact that Houstonians love their burgers. Soon, burger-lovers will have yet another option in that department.

Checkers, a Florida-based drive-in burger chain, is planning to expand to Houston no later than January of next year.

July 14, 2014 |
Katy Convention Center

The city of Katy is in the beginning stages of planning a massive project near Katy Mills Mall.

The expansion project would include a new convention center, an upscale hotel and a boardwalk system around an 80-acre pond.

Extensive growth in the Katy area and the close proximity to the energy corridor makes this new project very attractive. “We see a lot of opportunity to host mid-level conventions associated with the energy companies,” said Kayce Reina, director of tourism and marketing for Katy.

July 3, 2014 |
Texas State Technical College expansion plans include Fort Bend County

Texas State Technical College is eyeing an expanded presence in Fort Bend County.

TSTC has shared a campus with Wharton County Junior College in Richmond since 2001. While that campus educates roughly 1,400 students every year, only a small number of them are TSTC students.

June 27, 2014 |
Katy Couple Saving Lives

Did you know that babies can start to learn swimming survival skills when they’re only six months old?

When Katy couple Kathleen and Bruce McCordie moved to Texas in 1997, they looked for a swimming skills and survival program for their baby. When they couldn’t find a place, the McCordies brought in a specialist to teach their child and their friends’ children.

In 2004, Kathleen McCordie made the decision to leave nursing to create the Texas Swimming Academy.

June 20, 2014 |
B-52 Brewery Open In Conroe

The Houston craft beer scene is blossoming with nationally renowned local breweries such as St. Arnold and Karbach. These big names have also shed some light on several other budding breweries in Houston. One such brewery is B-52, a brand new brewery in Conroe that’s starting to turn the heads of Houston beer connoisseurs.

June 11, 2014 |
Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Expansion

The Memorial Hermann Health System officially began a $93 million expansion project in May. The project includes a brand new 155,000 square foot patient tower, a 100,000 square foot office building and upgrades to their Emergency Center.

The expansion will take place in two phases and is expected to be completed by summer 2016.

Phase One of the project, the upgrades to the Emergency Center, is already underway and should be finished as early as this fall. The upgrades include new CT and MRI machines, eight new ER beds and a new surgical suite.

June 6, 2014 |
Cy-Creek Valedictorian Shows Courage in Fight With Cancer

Joshua Vandervort will graduate as Cypress Creek High School’s valedictorian on Saturday afternoon – an impressive accomplishment. Even more impressive? Joshua’s attitude and work ethic since being diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia last fall.

Ranked first in his class at the time of his diagnosis, one of Joshua’s first thoughts was how he would handle finals. “I was in the hospital thinking how am I going to take my finals here, how am I going to finish up?” Joshua said. “I did alright,” he added. “Not my best.”

May 29, 2014 |
Sugarland Practices Hurricane Response

June 1st marks the official start of hurricane season. While most predict this to be a mild season, the city of Sugarland is taking no chances with their preparation this year.

This weekend, the city will partner with the Texas State Guard to create a dress rehearsal for hurricane season. Hurricane Todd, a fictional hurricane, will make landfall on Friday. This exercise was initiated to allow participants to practice and evaluate their disaster response plans.

May 23, 2014 | Events
Cinco Ranch Rotary Camo 5K

The Cinco Ranch Rotary Club has been providing services and raising money for local and international charities since their inception in 2002.

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