Health & Fitness

Missouri City

State Review Identifies Several ‘Areas of Concern’ at Missouri City Animal Shelter

MISSOURI CITY (Covering Fort Bend News) – The state review of policies and procedures at the Missouri City Animal Shelter, involving multiple entities, is still under way. One entity, the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners, has responded with a letter that outlines “several areas of concern that were discovered.” The letter was submitted to […]

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Richmond Fire Department Lights the Headquarter Tower Pink in Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness

RICHMOND (Covering Fort Bend News) – October is a big ‘awareness’ month being both Breast Cancer Awareness Month and National Fire Prevention Month.  The Richmond Fire Department brings awareness and educates about both of these priority situations all month long. “During the month our firefighters wear shirts designed and especially made to bring attention to the many family, […]

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Whole Foods Market Issues Voluntary Recall of Organic Raisin Bran

  FORT BEND COUNTY (Covering Fort Bend News) – Whole Foods Market stores is voluntarily recalling 365 Everyday Value Organic Raisin Bran because the product contains undeclared peanuts that were not listed on the product label. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction […]


Numerous Organizations Aid Fort Bend in George Bush High School TB Investigation

FORT BEND COUNTY (Covering Fort Bend News) – As the tuberculosis (TB) investigation at George Bush High School continues, Fort Bend County Health & Human Services is acknowleding the personnel and organizations that participated during the recent mass TB screening events. External and internal organizations provided over 200 staff and volunteers to assist in both […]

Memorial Hermann Hospital Sugar Land employees learn they've won the Baldridge Award

Memorial Hermann Hospital Sugar Land Wins National Quality Award

SUGAR LAND (Covering Fort Bend) – Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital has been named a recipient of the 2016 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation’s highest Presidential honor for performance excellence. Since the healthcare category was introduced in 1999, only 21 healthcare organizations nationwide have been awarded the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Memorial […]

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Fort Bend ISD Takes Part in Breast Cancer Awareness Month

FORT BEND ISD (Fort Bend ISD) – October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Fort Bend ISD students and staff have joined the nation in supporting those affected with the disease, while spreading awareness of the importance of early detection, education and available support services. According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the […]

The University of Houston School of Nursing Receives National Award for Diversity and Inclusion

SUGAR LAND (Covering Fort Bend) – The University of Houston School of Nursing received the 2016 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from INSIGHT into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. The national honor recognizes U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. “There is […]

Dr. Eugenia ‘Ginger’ Blomstrom (L) celebrates her retirement from UH with School of Nursing Founding Dean Kathryn Tart. UH Photo

Eugenia Blomstrom, ‘The Best of Nursing,’ Retires from UH Sugar Land School of Nursing

SUGAR LAND (Covering Fort Bend) – Full circle. That’s how Eugenia “Ginger” Blomstrom described the occasion of her retirement from the University of Houston – Sugar Land after 45 years as a nurse clinician and educator. She began as an undergraduate at University of Houston in 1964 with a  Social Sciences degree and now retires […]