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Home Care In Fulshear, TX

Home Care Fulshear, TX

They say that your golden years are the best years of your life. For most older Americans, that's how it should be - a time to relax, reflect, and live life in a familiar place. After all, senior citizens in the U.S. have worked tirelessly to build a better economy, serve their communities, and raise families.

However, as seniors grow older, completing daily tasks like showering and enjoying activities such as visiting the historic Black Cemetery gets harder without someone by their side. Unfortunately, many older Americans aren't able to rely on their adult children for help. The reality in today's world is that family members do not have the skills or time to dedicate to caring for their parents. That's where Always Best Care Senior Services comes in.

Our in-home care services are for people who prefer to stay at home as they grow older but need ongoing care that family or friends cannot provide. More and more older adults prefer to live far away from long-term, institutionalized facilities and closer to the place where they feel most comfortable - their home. Home care in Fulshear, TX is a safe, effective way to give your loved ones the care they need when they need it the most.

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The Always Best Care Difference

Since 1996, Always Best Care has provided non-medical in-home care for seniors to help them maintain a healthy lifestyle as they get older. We are proud to have helped more than 25,000 seniors maintain higher levels of dignity and respect. We focus on providing seniors with the highest level of in-home care available so that they may live happily and independently.

Unlike some senior care companies, we genuinely want to be included in our clients' lives. We believe that personalized care is always the better option over a "one size fits all" approach. To make sure our senior clients receive the best care possible, we pair them with compassionate caregivers who understand their unique needs. That way, they may provide care accordingly without compromising their wellbeing.

The Always Best Care difference lies in life's little moments - where compassionate care and trustworthy experience come together to help seniors live a fruitful, healthy life. Whether you are an aging adult that can't quite keep up with life's daily tasks or the child of a senior who needs regular in-home services, Always Best Care is here to help.

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“My 91 year old father, who is a stroke patient, came to live with me and my husband 3 years ago after my mother passed away. We struggled weekly to get him to take a bath with assistance by my husband. On the agreed scheduled day for bathing, my father would "feel bad" and negotiate a later date. Bathing a partly paralyzed, uncooperative adult is not easy. So last fall when my husband and I were going to travel overseas for our 25th wedding anniversary, we needed help. Our son was coming to live at our house to take care of my father . It was not appropriate for our son to bathe his grandfather. So my father's doctor recommended I contact Karena Kirk with Always Best Care Senior Services. I had never considered using outside care for my father. Best phone call I have ever made. Ms. Kirk came to meet with me to discuss my father's needs. My father was very reluctant at first. But after the first bathing event, HE IS IN LOVE. Ms. Kirk was gentle, kind, engaging in conversation and asking my father regarding what he needed in this new care relationship. My father knows that his bath schedule is every Monday and Friday and looks forward to Ms. Kirk and her staff coming to care for him. He has in-depth talks and loves their visits. Ms. Kirk and her staff will do other chores like changing out his bedding and washing the linens and his clothes. Any other tasks that I need assistance with they are more than happy to help. It has changed all of our lives for the better.”

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“Karena, Roxane and the team at Always Best Care, provide amazing service in a time when good service is hard to find. They are a resource for families in time of need. I highly recommend if you have a loved one needing assistance full time or for a few hours. They accommodate for everyone's needs.”

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“Always Best Care was literally a godsend for my family! From my first phone call with Roxane who was able to put an amazing team of caregivers in the hospital that day for the my dad's 10 week stay (which included Hurricane Harvey) through the next 5 months in a skilled nursing facility, ABC never let me down. The kindness and quality of ABC's caregivers and the way Karena manages her company exceeded what I thought was possible based on my prior 10 years of experience with other outside caregivers during my mom's decline from Alzheimer's. With no family in Houston, knowing I could count on Roxane's and Karena's caring oversight and communication enabled me to advocate for my dad from out of state and gave me peace of mind to be able to honor his wish to stay in Houston. The kindness and skills of ABC's caregivers were extraordinary (and I have very high expectations)! They became extended family for which I will always be grateful.”

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What is Non-Medical Senior Care in Fulshear, TX?

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Home is where the heart is. While that saying can sound a tad cliche, it is especially true for many seniors living in America. When given a choice, older adults most often prefer to grow older at home. An AARP study found that three out of four adults over the age of 50 want to stay in their homes and communities as they age.

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When you begin to think about why, it makes sense. Home offers a sense of security, comfort, and familiarity.

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The truth is, as we age, we begin to rely on others for help. When a family is too busy or lives too far away to fulfill this role, in-home senior care is often the best solution. Home care services allow seniors to enjoy personal independence while also receiving trustworthy assistance from a trained caregiver.

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At Always Best Care, we offer a comprehensive range of home care services to help seniors stay healthy while they get the help they need to remain independent. As your senior loved one gets older, giving them the gift of senior care is one of the best ways to show your love, even if you live far away.

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Types of Elderly Care in Fulshear, TX

To give our senior clients the best care possible, we offer a full spectrum of in-home care services:

Personal Care

Personal Care Services

If your senior loved one has specific care needs, our personal care services are a great choice to consider. Personal care includes the standard caregiving duties associated with companion care and includes help with tasks such as dressing and grooming. Personal care can also help individuals with chronic conditions like diabetes.

Common personal care services include assistance with:

  • Eating
  • Mobility Issues
  • Incontinence
  • Bathing
  • Dressing
  • Grooming

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Home Helper Services

Sometimes, seniors need helpful reminders to maintain a high quality of life at home. If you or your senior has trouble with everyday tasks like cooking, our home helper services will be very beneficial.

Common home helper care services include assistance with:

  • Medication Reminders
  • Meal Preparation
  • Pet Care
  • Prescription Refills
  • Morning Wake-Up
  • Walking
  • Reading
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Companionship Services

Companionship Services

Using this kind of care is a fantastic way to make life easier for you or your senior loved one. At Always Best Care, our talented caregivers often fill the role of a companion for seniors. That way, older adults can enjoy their favorite local activities, such as visiting Flewellen Creek Park with friends while also receiving the care they need daily or weekly.

Common companionship services include:

  • Grocery Shopping
  • Transportation to Appointments
  • Nutritional Assistance
  • Conversation
  • Planning Outings
  • Completing Errands
  • Transportation to Community
  • Events and Social Outings
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Respite Care Services

According to AARP, more than 53 million adults living in the U.S. provide care to someone over 50 years old. Unfortunately, these caregivers experience stress, exhaustion, and even depression. Our respite care services help family caregivers address urgent obligations, spend time with their children, and enjoy nearby activities. Perhaps more importantly, respite care gives family members time to recharge and regroup. Taking personal time to de-stress reduces the risk of caregiver burnout. So, if you've always wanted to eat at the local Pier 36 Seafood & Oyster Bar or visit Fulshear Spanish Cemetery, don't feel bad. Doing so is great for both you and your loved one.

At the end of the day, our goal is to become a valuable part of your senior's daily routine. That way, we may help give them the highest quality of life possible. We know that staying at home is important for your loved one, and we are here to help make sure that is possible.

If you have been on the fence about non-medical home care, there has never been a better time than now to give your senior the care, assistance, and companionship they deserve.

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Benefits of Home Care in Fulshear, TX

Always Best Care in-home services are for older adults who prefer to stay at home but need ongoing care that friends and family cannot provide. In-home care is a safe, effective way for seniors to age gracefully in a familiar place and live independent, non-institutionalized lives. The benefits of non-medical home care are numerous. Here are just a few reasons to consider senior care services from Always Best Care:

Always Best Care offers a full array of care options for patients at all levels of health. With our trusted elderly care services, your loved one will receive the level of care necessary for them to enjoy the highest possible quality of life.

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Aging in Place: The Preferred Choice for Most Seniors

While it's true that some seniors have complicated medical needs that prevent them from staying at home, aging in place is often the best arrangement for seniors and their families. With a trusted caregiver, seniors have the opportunity to live with a sense of dignity and do so as they see fit - something that is unavailable to many older people today.

In-home care makes it possible for millions of seniors to age in place every year. Rather than moving to a strange nursing home, seniors have the chance to stay at home where they feel the happiest and most comfortable.

Here are just a few of the reasons why older men and women prefer to age at home:

How much does a senior's home truly mean to them?

A study published by the American Society on Aging found that more than half of seniors say their home's emotional value means more than how much their home is worth in monetary value. It stands to reason, then, that a senior's home is where they want to grow old.

With the help of elderly care in Fulshear, TX, seniors don't have to age in a sterilized care facility. Instead, they can age gracefully in the place they want to be most: their home. In contrast, seniors who move to a long-term care facility must adapt to new environments, new people, and new systems that the facility implements. At this stage in life, this kind of drastic change can be more harmful than helpful.

Institutional care facilities like nursing homes often put large groups of people together to live in one location. On any given day, dozens of staff members and caregivers run in and out of these facilities. Being around so many new people in a relatively small living environment can be dangerous for a seniors' health and wellbeing. When you consider that thousands of seniors passed away in nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, opting for in-home care is often a safer, healthier choice for seniors.

Aging in place has been shown to improve seniors' quality of life, which helps boost physical health and also helps insulate them from viral and bacterial risks found in elderly living facilities.

For many seniors, the ability to live independently with assistance from a caregiver is a priceless option. With in-home care, seniors experience a higher level of independence and freedom - much more so than in other settings like a nursing home. When a senior has the chance to age in place, they get to live life on their own terms, inside the house that they helped make into a home. More independence means more control over their personal lives, too, which leads to increased levels of fulfillment, happiness, and personal gratification. Over time, these positive feelings can manifest into a healthier, longer life.

More independence, a healthier life, and increased comfort are only a few benefits of aging in place. You have to take into consideration the role of cost and convenience. Simply put, it's usually easier and more affordable to help seniors age in place than it is to move them into an institutional care facility. According to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, seniors who age in the comfort of their homes can save thousands of dollars per month.

In-home care services from Always Best Care, for instance, are often less expensive than long-term solutions, which can cost upwards of six figures per year. To make matters worse, many residential care facilities are reluctant to accept long-term care insurance and other types of payment assistance.

With Always Best Care's home care services, seniors and their families have a greater level of control over their care plans. In-home care gives seniors the chance to form a bond with a trusted caregiver and also receive unmatched care that is catered to their needs. In long-term care facilities, seniors and their loved ones have much less control over their care plan and have less of a say in who provides their care.

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Affordable Care

In-home care is a valuable resource that empowers seniors to age in place on their own terms. However, a big concern for many families and their loved ones is how much in-home care costs. If you're worried that in-home care is too expensive, you may be pleasantly surprised to learn that it is one of the most affordable senior care arrangements available.

Typically, hiring an Always Best Care in-home caregiver for a few hours a week is more affordable than sending your loved one to a long-term care facility. This is true even for seniors with more complex care needs.

At Always Best Care, we will work closely with you and your family to develop a Care Plan that not only meets your care needs, but your budget requirements, too. Once we discover the level of care that you or your senior need, we develop an in-home care plan that you can afford.

In addition to our flexible care options, families should also consider the following resources to help offset potential home care costs:

If your loved one qualifies, Medicaid may help reduce in-home care costs. Review your TX's Medicaid program laws and benefits, and make sure your senior's financial and medical needs meet Medicaid eligibility requirements.
Attendance and aid benefits through military service can cover a portion of the costs associated with in-home care for veterans and their spouses.
Many senior care services like in-home care are included in long-term care insurance options. Research different long-term care solutions to find a plan that provides coverage for senior care.
Home care can be included as part of a senior's private insurance plan. Read over your loved one's insurance policy carefully or speak with their insurance provider to determine if in-home care is covered.
Depending on the life insurance plan, you may be able to apply your policy toward long-term care. You may be able to use long-term-care coverage to help pay for in-home elderly care.
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Compassionate Care. Trusted Caregivers.

When you or your senior loved one needs assistance managing daily tasks at home, finding a qualified caregiver can be challenging. It takes a special kind of person to provide reliable care for your senior loved one. However, a caregiver's role involves more than meal preparation and medication reminders. Many seniors rely on their caregivers for companionship, too.

Our companion care services give seniors the chance to socialize in a safe environment and engage in activities at home. These important efforts boost morale and provide much-needed relief from repetitive daily routines. A one-on-one, engaging conversation can sharpen seniors' minds and give them something in which to be excited.

At Always Best Care, we only hire care providers that we would trust to care for our own loved ones. Our senior caregivers in Fulshear, TX understand how important it is to listen and communicate with their seniors. A seemingly small interaction, like a short hug goodbye, can make a major difference in a senior's day. Instead of battling against feelings of isolation, seniors begin to look forward to seeing their caregiver each week.

Understanding the nuances of senior care is just one of the reasons why our care providers are so great at their job.

Unlike some senior care companies, our caregivers must undergo extensive training before they work for Always Best Care. In addition, our caregivers receive ongoing training throughout the year. This training ensures that their standard of care matches up to the high standards we've come to expect. During this training, they will brush up on their communication skills, safety awareness, and symptom spotting. That way, your loved one receives the highest level of non-medical home care from day one.

Assisted Living Referral Services

While it's true that many seniors prefer to age at home, sometimes in-home care isn't the best fit. For those seniors and their families, choosing an assisted living facility makes more sense. Unfortunately, finding the optimal care facility is easier said than done in today's day and age. That's when Always Best Care's assisted living referral services begin to make a lot of sense.

Assisted living is a form of housing intended for seniors who require varying degrees of medical and personal attention. Accommodations may include single rooms, apartments, or shared living arrangements. Assisted living communities are typically designed to resemble a home-like environment and are physically constructed to encourage the independence of residents.


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At assisted living communities, seniors receive help with daily activities such as bathing, dressing, and eating. They may also benefit from coordination of services with outside healthcare providers, and monitoring of resident activities to ensure their health, safety, and well-being. Caregivers who work at assisted living communities can also provide medication administration and personal care services for older adults.

Other services offered within assisted living communities can include some or all of the following:

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Recreational Activities
  • Social Outings
  • Emergency Medical Response
  • Medication Monitoring
  • Family Visitation
  • Personal Care
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At Always Best Care, our representatives can match your senior's emotional, physical, and financial needs with viable assisted living communities nearby. Results are based on comparative data, so you can select the best choice for you or your loved one.

Always Best Care works closely with local senior living communities to gain valuable knowledge that we then use to help seniors and their loved ones make informed decisions. This information can include basic care and rent, resident availability, and services provided. Because Always Best Care is compensated by these communities, we provide senior living referral services at no extra cost to you.

Some of the most popular assisted living communities to consider in our area include the following:

  • OSA Heritage Homes, Inc
  • Providence Assisted Living Solutions
  • Regis Care Homes
  • The Villa at Savory Springs
  • Affectionate Care Assisted Living Home
  • The Villa at Willow Colony
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For many seniors, moving into a senior living community revolves around how and when they want to make a transition to more involved care. Some seniors are more proactive about transitioning to independent living. Others choose to remain home until their care needs or other requirements are satisfied. Remember - our staff is here to help. Contact our office today to learn more about assisted living communities and how we can find a facility that exceeds your expectations.

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Taking the First Step with Always Best Care

The first step in getting quality in-home care starts with a personal consultation with an experienced Always Best Care Care Coordinator. This initial consultation is crucial for our team to learn more about you or your elderly loved one to discover the level of care required. Topics of this consultation typically include:

A discussion of your needs and how our trained caregivers can offer assistance in the most effective way

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A draft of your care plan, which includes highly detailed notes and a framework for the care that you or your senior will receive

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Discuss payment options and help coordinate billing with your insurance provider

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Our caregivers are trained to spot changes that clients exhibit, like mental and physical decline. As your trusted senior care company, we will constantly assess and update your Care Plan to meet any new emotional, intellectual, physical, and emotional needs.

If you have never considered in-home care before, we understand that you and your family may have concerns about your Care Plan and its Care Coordinator. To help give you peace of mind, know that every team member and caregiver must undergo comprehensive training before being assigned to a Care Plan.

At the end of the day, we only hire the best of the best at Always Best Care. Whether you need home care in Fulshear, TX 24-hours a day or only need a respite for a couple of hours, we are here to serve you.

When you're ready, we encourage you to contact your local Always Best Care representative to set up a Care Consultation. Our Care Coordinators would be happy to meet with you in person to get to know you better, discuss your needs, and help put together a personalized Care Plan specific to your needs.

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Latest News in Fulshear, TX

Fulshear City Council considering moratorium on new development as water problems persist

Elected officials in a fast-growing suburb southwest of Houston are considering a moratorium on new development as the community grapples with water supply issues exacerbated by a prolonged summer heat wave.Residents of Fulshear have been under voluntary water usage restrictions since July, and in August the ...

Elected officials in a fast-growing suburb southwest of Houston are considering a moratorium on new development as the community grapples with water supply issues exacerbated by a prolonged summer heat wave.

Residents of Fulshear have been under voluntary water usage restrictions since July, and in August the city issued a 30-hour-long boil water notice because of a sharp decline in water pressure at one of its plants. An online petition has been circulating since late July that asks the city to stop approving new building construction permits until the water-related issues are resolved.

Members of the Fulshear City Council are planning to discuss a possible 120-day moratorium on new property development during the closed executive session at Tuesday night's meeting, after which they could take action, according to the posted agenda for the 5:30 p.m. meeting at the City of Fulshear Municipal Complex, 6611 W. Cross Creek Bend Ln.

Mayor Aaron Groff said the moratorium is being considered because of multiple issues related to recently accelerating growth, including the water problems.

"It's going to come down to some council decisions," said Groff, adding that the city's legal authority to issue a moratorium under Texas' Local Government Code will be discussed during executive session. "We all have concerns around the consequences of development and our responsibility within that."

The population of Fulshear, a town of about 35,000 residents in Fort Bend County, more than doubled from April 2020 to July 2022, U.S. Census Bureau data shows. The city utilizes two water systems with a total of seven wells that supply water to nearly 8,500 homes and businesses, according to a presentation made to the city council during a special meeting in August.

The presentation also showed that, based on already-planned development, Fulshear plans to add two new water plants and more than double its supply capacity by 2026. Its current supply capacity of 3.7 million gallons per day is expected to more than quadruple by 2041, by which point the city expects to have added a fourth water plant.

In the meantime, as an exceedingly hot and dry summer in the Houston area nears as end, Fulshear residents want the city to take more immediate action. Residents have complained of low water pressure for about the last six weeks as well as discoloration and the odor of sulfur in the water supply, according to Groff.

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality requires a boil water notice to be issued if system pressure drops below 20 pounds per square inch, which was the case in August. Groff said the pressure problem is isolated to the city's downtown plant and the residents it serves in the western part of the community, particularly during peak usage hours in the early morning and evening.

"This is a public safety, health and quality of life issue," reads the petition on change.org, which was started by Fulshear resident Randy Connor and had 725 signatures as of Tuesday afternoon. "It could also affect the value of your property as who would want to move here if this issue is unresolved?"

Water demand in Fulshear surpassed 50 percent of the city's capacity during the early part of the summer and had climbed to more than 60 percent by August, according to the aforementioned presentation made to the city council, which showed average residential water usage was 12,000 gallons per month at that time and some residents were using upwards of 40,000 gallons. The water system also has been impacted by electricity problems and out-of-service plants because of repairs.

In addition to an under-construction water plant and another that is in the bidding process, the city also plans to install a pair of new 16-inch water lines within the next two years.

For now, Groff said city staff and council members "understand the gravity of this issue" and are trying to resolve the water problems as quickly as possible. He asked residents for patience and to do what they can to limit their water usage.

"It's probably the No. 1 issue in the city right now," he said. "That's why we're committing lots of man hours to it. Not only that, but we are looking to actually move up some of those projects in the pipeline so they're completed even sooner than we were projecting (in late May). So we're trying to fast track what we can, so that come next summer, we don't want to have a repeat."

Fulshear to see commercial, utility growth

A variety of residential and commercial projects are making progress in the Fulshear area as the affluent, largely residential city moves to further develop its downtown area.A developing city in northwest Fort Bend County, Fulshear includes expansive master-planned communities such as Cross Creek Ranch in its city limits, with more in its extraterritorial jurisdiction—the unincorporated area outside of city limits.Fulshear historically has relied on building permits and property taxes for its revenue, Assistant City Mana...

A variety of residential and commercial projects are making progress in the Fulshear area as the affluent, largely residential city moves to further develop its downtown area.

A developing city in northwest Fort Bend County, Fulshear includes expansive master-planned communities such as Cross Creek Ranch in its city limits, with more in its extraterritorial jurisdiction—the unincorporated area outside of city limits.

Fulshear historically has relied on building permits and property taxes for its revenue, Assistant City Manager Zach Goodlander said. However, he said the city’s general fund has seen increasing sales tax revenue as further commercial projects are coming to the area. Sales tax revenue has increased by 60% over the past five years, according to budget documents.

“We’re getting a lot of ... nationally known tenants occupying [FM 1463],” Goodlander said. “That corridor is largely getting built out. And we’re slowly but surely starting to see a lot of the commercial interest move west into our downtown area.”

The downtown area is seeing new major residential developments alongside plans for a mixed-use project called the Fulshear Marketplace. The project is in a preleasing phase for retail, restaurant and office spaces, according to project documents. Additionally, another commercial development from company ICO Commercial in the downtown district is now leasing.

A new H-E-B is expected to come in the future on the opposite side of FM 1093 from the downtown area and act as a future “anchor” to the nearby Fulshear Marketplace. Goodlander said a timeline has not been shared yet.

Breaking it down

In terms of residential development, Fulshear is seeing a variety of projects in the downtown area from longtime west Houston homebuilder Tri Pointe Homes.

Tri Pointe has been building homes in the west Houston area for about 40 years, including homes in major communities such as Grand Lakes in the Katy area and Cross Creek Ranch, Marketing Manager Karyn Goertz said.

“In Fulshear alone, since 2008, we’ve sold and closed over 1,200 homes in Cross Creek Ranch,” Goertz said.

Cross Creek Ranch was sold to Johnson Development in 2012, and much of the master-planned community is outside of the city’s purview but inside its ETJ.

The company’s newest community, Pecan Ridge, opened in February 2023 and offers homesites that have a width of 45-60 feet. The upcoming Estates at James Lane residential development comes with 1-acre homesites.

What else?

As several jurisdictions across the Houston region entered into water conservation notices this summer due to extreme drought conditions, some parts of downtown Fulshear saw challenges with maintaining water pressure as the city grappled with high demand, Goodlander said.

While the city does provide water for many of its residents, not all parts receive water from the city, including acreage communities in the south and communities such as Jordan Ranch, despite having a municipal utility district called Fulshear MUD 3A.

On Oct. 17, City Council awarded a $7.6 million contract to expand the downtown water plant to add additional ground storage capacity and booster pumps to help maintain pressure in the system. Council also approved a $4.2 million expansion for the water plant in Pecan Ridge. Both projects are expected to be complete by the first quarter of 2025.

What to expect

The highest concentration of in-progress commercial development is occurring in the more built-out areas of the city, such as the FM 1463 corridor by the Fulshear Bend H-E-B.

Cheba Hut, Piada, First Watch, Houston Methodist, Jack in the Box, Five Guys and Coldstone Creamery are all slated to open in the FM 1463 area in the coming months, Goodlander said.

Goodlander said he hopes the city’s downtown projects can “keep up” and preserve the city’s unique character.

“I think our residents expect a lot of the city, a lot of the developers, ... rightfully so. I’m a resident, too, so I would expect nothing less,” he said.

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Fulshear city leaders decide to continue new construction despite ongoing water issues

Residents were not happy with the decision and said they'll continue to show up to meetings to make sure their voices are heard.FULSHEAR, Texas — Fulshear leaders met Tuesday night to discuss the future of their city after residents voiced concerns about ongoing water issues.The residents said they think that more homes being built will just make ...

Residents were not happy with the decision and said they'll continue to show up to meetings to make sure their voices are heard.

FULSHEAR, Texas — Fulshear leaders met Tuesday night to discuss the future of their city after residents voiced concerns about ongoing water issues.

The residents said they think that more homes being built will just make the problems worse. They packed City Hall to make sure they were heard.

Randy Connor is a new homeowner with a new problem.

"Initially, we noticed the water pressure was not what we had in our previous home," Connor said.

The Fort Bend County suburb is growing quickly and residents said they don't know what to do. They want the city to put a halt to new construction until the water issues are resolved.

"It was bad enough our hot water heater quit working," Connor said.

So Connor took matters into his own hands and created an online petition.

"All my petition asked was to quit granting, or quit approving, new building permits," Connor said.

Residents are worried more development will just exacerbate their problems.

"The more connections they are putting to the few wells we have ... it's just another person taking a little off of it," Lexi Giannetto said.

The petition got more than 700 signatures.

City Council listened.

On Tuesday, it appeared as if they were going to put a halt to property development, but after going into executive session, city leaders decided against it.

"In our current state the city does not meet the standards for the moratorium chapter," Mayor Aaron Groff said.

While it's not the outcome many expected, Groff said city leaders were listening to the concerns of the residents and will continue working on the water problems.

"We understand, completely, how urgent this issue is. We are working around the clock to solve how urgent this is (to make sure) next summer we are not having those conversations," Groff said.

City Council also voted to expedite water infrastructure projects, but it will only speed up projects by 45 to 60 days. City leaders said some of the projects should be completed by next summer.

In the meantime, residents said they'll continue showing up to meetings and put pressure on leaders to resolve the water issues.

Long-awaited Fulshear Branch Library slated to open to the public soon

Fort Bend County Libraries announced the soft opening of its Fulshear Branch library will occur Dec. 18. The project has been five years in the making, per previous Community Impact coverage.The almost 42,000-square-foot library will replace the 10,400-square-foot Bob Lutts Fulshear and Simonton Branch Library, which closed May 13. It has two sto...

Fort Bend County Libraries announced the soft opening of its Fulshear Branch library will occur Dec. 18. The project has been five years in the making, per previous Community Impact coverage.

The almost 42,000-square-foot library will replace the 10,400-square-foot Bob Lutts Fulshear and Simonton Branch Library, which closed May 13. It has two stories and is built on 5 acres of land near the Texas Heritage Parkway, north of FM 1093.

According to a Nov. 30 news release, a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the library is planned for January, when staff will showcase the full extent of resources and services.

What they’re saying

Library Director Clara Russell noted in the release that it's been a long time coming for the Fulshear Branch location. The scheduled opening was delayed several times due to unforeseen setbacks, vendor coordination and supply chain issues, per the release.

“[The new library] is considerably larger than the old building, so we have much more space to work with,” Russell said in a statement. “Even with the rough patches, I think we’re going to be in good shape when we open those doors.”

In case you missed it

The county’s Director of Facilities James Knight told Community Impact the new $14 million library is meant to support the significant population growth in the area. Fort Bend County is noted by demographers to be one of the fastest growing counties in the nation.

According to demographic firm Woods & Poole Economics, Fort Bend’s population has tripled since 2000 and is expected to reach nearly 2 million residents by 2050.

Features Reporter

Asia joined Community Impact in February 2022. As a features reporter, she covers the South Houston area, including the Heights-River Oaks-Montrose, Bellaire-Meyerland-West University, Katy-Fulshear, Sugar Land-Missouri City, the Bay Area, and Pearland-Friendswood editions. She studied journalism and creative writing at Missouri State University. Before relocating to Texas, Asia was a reporter for the Seattle Medium, one of the city's eldest African American publications. When she's not writing, she's likely trying a new restaurant, practicing self-care or traveling.

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First Watch Elevates Brunch With New Restaurant in Fulshear, Texas

The new location serving a full menu of breakfast, brunch and lunch opens its doors on Monday, December 11th, in Fulshear, Texas FULSHEAR, Texas, December 11, 2023 (Newswire.com) - First Watch, the leading Daytime Dining restaurant serving breakfast, brunch an...

The new location serving a full menu of breakfast, brunch and lunch opens its doors on Monday, December 11th, in Fulshear, Texas

FULSHEAR, Texas, December 11, 2023 (Newswire.com) - First Watch, the leading Daytime Dining restaurant serving breakfast, brunch and lunch, announced today it has opened a new location in Fulshear, Texas. The new restaurant, located at 27120 Fulshear Bend Dr., Suite 100, brings a chef-inspired menu and rotating seasonal offerings to a 3,483-square-foot space that seats more than 208 people, provides outside dining under a covered patio and serves signature housemade fresh juices at an indoor brunch bar. The restaurant will employ approximately 40 people.

To celebrate the opening of the new Fulshear location, customers who dine in-restaurant during its first five days in business will receive free coffee with their meal. In addition, the first 120 customers to visit the new restaurant will also receive a custom, reusable travel mug.

"Culinary creativity meets family-friendly ambiance in our new Fulshear, TX, daytime restaurant. We're excited to serve up a memorable dining experience where every meal is a chance to bring families closer together." - Dan Anfinson, COO of MHFW Restaurants LLC

First Watch’s curated menu takes an elevated approach to traditional breakfast, brunch and lunch that are made to order using farm-fresh ingredients. The menu includes crave-able items such as Avocado Toast, Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict, Farm Stand Breakfast Tacos and Lemon Ricotta Pancakes. The new restaurant offers healthy, flavorful favorites like house-made granola and pico de gallo, organic greens, house-roasted vegetables, cage-free eggs and 100% fresh-squeezed orange juice as well as more indulgent, classic offerings.

First Watch Fulshear will also offer options from the restaurant’s fresh juice bar – including the best-selling Morning Meditation (made with orange, lemon, turmeric, organic ginger, agave nectar and beet) – juiced in-house daily using only the highest quality fruits and vegetables. The new restaurant features First Watch’s brunch cocktail program, which allows guests to enjoy signature creations like the Blackberry Bramble Sangria (a signature blend of Merlot, mixed berries and apple with a squeeze of orange and lime) and Cinnamon Toast Cereal Milk (coconut rum, cold brew coffee, coconut milk and agave nectar).

Five times a year, First Watch offers a revolving seasonal menu that follows the sun to source the highest quality ingredients, wherever and whenever they are in season. This ever-evolving menu has items like Crab Avocado Toast, Pumpkin Pancake Breakfast, Elote Mexican Street Corn Hash, and Watermelon Wake-Up fresh juice, among many others.

The interior brightly builds upon First Watch’s Urban Farm design prototype with the addition of warm blue tones, quartz countertops, and a subway-tile backsplash. A grab-and-go retail area will showcase Sweet Street’s line of GMO-free, additive-free desserts for purchase and the concept’s socially responsible and award-winning Project Sunrise coffee, grown by independent groups of women farmers in South America, called the Mujeres en Café. Communal tables as well as patio and bar seating make First Watch a great place for guests to work remotely in an approachable atmosphere.

First Watch serves its entire menu seven days a week from 7 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. for pickup, delivery and dine-in service. The restaurant also offers customers complimentary newspapers and free Wi-Fi Internet access.

For more information about First Watch, its menu offerings or to find the nearest location, visit firstwatch.com.

About First Watch

First Watch is an award-winning Daytime Dining concept serving made-to-order breakfast, brunch and lunch using fresh ingredients. A recipient of hundreds of local “Best Breakfast” and “Best Brunch” accolades, First Watch’s chef-driven menu includes elevated executions of classic favorites along with specialties such as the protein-packed Quinoa Power Bowl®, Farm Stand Breakfast Tacos, Avocado Toast, Chickichanga, Morning Meditation (juiced in-house daily) and its signature Million Dollar Bacon. In 2023, First Watch was named the top restaurant brand in Yelp’s inaugural list of the 50 most loved brands in the U.S and recognized as a Customer Experience All-Star by Forbes. In 2022, First Watch was awarded a sought-after MenuMasters honor by Nation’s Restaurant News for its seasonal Braised Short Rib Omelet, recognized with ADP’s coveted Culture at Work Award and named a Most Loved Workplace® in Newsweek by the Best Practice Institute. There are 500 First Watch restaurants in 29 states, and the restaurant concept is majority owned by Advent International, one of the world’s largest private-equity firms. For more information, visit www.firstwatch.com.

About Mac Haik Enterprises LTD (MHE)Mac Haik Restaurant Group (MHRG) is a division of Mac Haik Enterprises LTD (MHE), a diversified holding company based in Houston, TX. MHE is a major investor in three rapidly growing fast casual restaurant brands, Original ChopShop, Slapfish and Due’ Cucina, and one of the largest franchisees of First Watch Restaurants. MHE also owns Mac Haik Outdoor Media, Mac Haik Hospitality, and Mac Haik Automotive Group which encompasses 23 car dealerships. The eleven affiliated companies of MHE have engaged in the development, ownership and management of commercial real estate and health care facilities, asset acquisition and disposition, facilities management, property management, leasing, project management, construction plus janitorial services, as well as hotel ownership. The overall MHE companies employ over 3,000 employees. To learn more about MHRG, please visit www.machaik-enterprises.com.

Source: Mac Haik Restaurant Group

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