August 29, 2014 |
George Ranch Historical Park Hosts Labor Day BBQ

Is there anything better than a 3-day weekend? How about adding an old-fashioned barbecue, fun games, music and homemade ice cream?

This weekend, George Ranch Historical Park is hosting two 1930s-themed BBQ parties ‒ one Saturday and one Monday. Visitors can play popular games from the ‘30s, enjoy some old-fashioned barbecue, then make their own ice cream (yes, that means homemade ice cream) to go with their cobbler.

A three-piece band will serenade the crowd with old timey country and folk music. The band will be present both Saturday and Monday.

August 22, 2014 |
Fort Bend ISD Changes Grade Policies

It seems like just yesterday the school year was coming to a close. Now summer is almost over and students will be filling classrooms again in just a few days.

When classes start for Fort Bend ISD on August 25th, there will be some changes in the way things are done. Students can expect more assignments and more prompt grading results under the school district’s new grading procedures.

August 19, 2014 |

As Woodforest marks its fifth year of home sales, the South Montgomery County community continues to grow, with 300 homesites already released to builders this year and plans to deliver 300 more by year’s end.

 

The new homesites have been added to existing neighborhoods and used to introduce new ones, most notably Bonterra at Woodforest, a community for adults ages 55 and older that boasts 700 homesites — 110 properties in its first phase — and homes by Taylor Morrison priced from the $250,000s. A 10,000-square-foot clubhouse also is planned for the neighborhood.

 

August 15, 2014 |
Mondays with Mommy at LaCenterra is back!

Mondays with Mommy is returning to LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch.

Presented by Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, Mondays with Mommy takes children on a monthly fun and educational journey while utilizing music and movement.

August 14, 2014 |

The Houston Business Journal has named Newmark Homes as a finalist in the publication’s 2014 Fast 100 awards, which honor Houston’s fastest-growing private companies.

 

Actual rankings will be announced at a Sept. 11 gala at the Hilton Americas Hotel and will be listed in a special section of the journal’s Sept. 12 weekly edition.

 

August 11, 2014 |
Howard Hughes Developing North of The Woodlands

The Howard Hughes Corporation has purchased nearly 2,000 acres north of The Woodlands for residential and commercial development.

According to reports from the Howard Hughes Corp.’s second quarter filings, the company’s project includes a master planned community between The Woodlands and Conroe and mixed-use commercial real estate.

No announcement has been made about the exact location of the developments. However, Nancy Mikeska, assistant director of community development for Conroe said the city had just annexed over 1,000 acres of land west of I-45 and north of FM 830.

August 1, 2014 |
photo courtesy of HoustonTexans.com

Calling all Texans fans! The Academy in Pearland is hosting a Back to Tailgating event on August 24th.

With the football season right around the corner, Academy Sports + Outdoors is hosting a big bash to get Texans fans ready for the 2014 season.

Academy will provide live music entertainment, inflatable games and free food. The Houston Texans cheerleaders and ambassadors will be in attendance. Texans mascot, Toro, will be there to join in the fun, too.

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.

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