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Home Care In Rosenberg, TX

Home Care Rosenberg, 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 Foster 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 Rosenberg, 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.


“Acceptable service but pricey”


“Acceptable service but pricey”


“I have somebody from Always Best Care coming in three days a week. They're always very polite, very caring, and dependable, and they're always there for your needs. I have been using them for two years now. Mainly, this lady comes and drives me to my doctor's appointments, to shopping, and to whatever I ask her to do. She also washes clothes for me on the days we don't go out. She does different little things that I need. She is very polite and always on time, and I just pay once a month. They're good.”

Teresa C.

“Great support when caring for my mother at home. She loved the staff that took care of her and I was very pleased with the communication, service and responsiveness. THANK YOU”

Cindy W.

“Karena and her team do amazing work and provide outstanding service. I would highly recommend giving them a call for your loved one! They go above and beyond to service the aging population in the community. Call Always Best Care today.”

Steven J.

“Working for always Best care in Houston tx I love it so much”

Erica C.

“If you’re looking for somewhere to take care of your loved ones this home care is the best. They take pride in their work and always have empathy and compassion for their clients.”

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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.”

Michelle E.

“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.”

Drew S.

“Heaven sent this group of compassionate caregivers into our lives! Everyone who has cared for our Mom has a light within. Having this extended family support is a treasure!”

Kalynn O.

“Karena is amazing, she is very interested in your family and is willing to help in whatever way she is able. She and her staff are very flexible as well!!”


“Karena, Roxane and the team of Always Best Care, provide excellent service in a time where quality care is hard to find. I would highly recommend their service if you have a loved one who needs personal assistance from full-time or just a few hours. They are a huge resource for families and provide peace of mind. They accommodate for each individuals needs.”

Andrew S.

“ABC has become our extended family in caring for our Mom. From taking her to doctor appointments to in home care as needed, they provide excellent compassionate care. The prompt feedback and easy billing is a blessing too. They are heaven sent!”

Kalynn O.

“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.”

Kim R.

“I hired Always Best Care Senior Services. They take care of my brother while I'm at work. They make sure he takes his medications, they help him go to the bathroom, and they make sure he eats his dinner. They're patient and caring.”


“Karena Kirk and her staff were a Godsend to my dad and to me! He passed away last November at 104. The care and attention he received from Always Best Care played a huge part in the quality of his life right up until the end. Karena and Roxane were always there to make sure things ran smoothly and on many occasion going above and beyond the call of duty. I will always be grateful for how that reduced the stress of me being the only child, living out-of-town. They had my complete trust and my dad loved them.”

Lee P.

“Always Best Care provided superb care, for both my mom and dad, for a combined total of 6 years. As a result, my parents were able to live out their lives in their own home. Their caregivers provided daily comfort, care, and kept them safe during their difficult final years. We were truly blessed to have the right caregivers for our parents. Thank You Karena!”


“True expert in all senior care services!!!! I won't use anyone else.”

Katherine B.

“Very helpful and knowledgeable company.”

Andrew F.

“Providing so many different valuable services with years of experience”

Bridgette B.

“I have used this company for 5 months. Their caregivers are dependable, professional and caring. Their service has been a step above other agencies that I have dealt with. My contact Ms. Kirk is very thorough and knowledgeable. She goes out of her way to help the clients.”


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


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.


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


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.


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 Rosenberg, 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

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 Seabourne Creek Nature 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

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 Olive Garden Italian Restaurant or visit Rosenberg Railroad Museum, 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 Rosenberg, 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 Rosenberg, 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 Rosenberg, 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:

  • Cambridge Square Assisted Living
  • Continued Stay Residential Care Home
  • Village Forest Care Cottage
  • Rosenberg Senior Care LLC
  • Jade Quality Care Inc
  • Fort Bend Healthcare Center
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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


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


Discuss payment options and help coordinate billing with your insurance provider


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 Rosenberg, 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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Governor Abbott Announces Film Friendly Texas Designation For The City Of Rosenberg

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the City of Rosenberg, having completed the multi-step training and certification process, has been designated as a Film Friendly Texas community by the Texas Film Commission.“I congratulate the City of Rosenberg on earning the Film Friendly Texas designation and joining 170 other Texas communities who have received this recognition,” said Governor Abbott. “Texas is brimming with promise, and I look forward to continuing to work alongside all of our communities to ensure they...

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the City of Rosenberg, having completed the multi-step training and certification process, has been designated as a Film Friendly Texas community by the Texas Film Commission.

“I congratulate the City of Rosenberg on earning the Film Friendly Texas designation and joining 170 other Texas communities who have received this recognition,” said Governor Abbott. “Texas is brimming with promise, and I look forward to continuing to work alongside all of our communities to ensure they have the knowledge and tools needed to succeed. Through the Film Friendly Texas training and certification process, communities large and small are prepared to help match local businesses with production-related needs, creating jobs for Texas-based crew members and local residents, as well as spurring on-site spending at local small businesses. I thank the Texas Film Commission for helping communities like Rosenberg market their unique appeal and support local job creation through media production.”

“This Film Friendly Texas designation is another great example of how the City of Rosenberg is seeking to grow and diversify their economy and attract new industry to the area,” said Senator Lois Kolkhorst. “Congratulations to everyone involved with this important milestone.”

“I look forward to seeing the continued positive impact that the Film Friendly Texas certification will have on Rosenberg,” said City Manager John Maresh. “Since the short time we have been working toward certification, we have been fortunate to assist in two film endeavors. I foresee this continuing and spurring positive economic growth for our community.”

The City of Rosenberg in Fort Bend County joins 170 Film Friendly Texas communities from across the state that receive ongoing training and guidance from the Texas Film Commission on media industry standards, best practices, and how to effectively accommodate on-location filming activity in their community.

For more than 50 years, the Texas Film Commission has helped grow local jobs and economies by promoting Texas as the premier destination for film, television, commercial, animation, visual effects, video game, and extended reality (XR) production. The Texas Film Commission in the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and Tourism has attracted $1.95 billion in local spending and created more than 183,000 production jobs across the state from 2007 to 2022.

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Rosenberg water bills could rise $10 monthly to create reservoir to keep water flowing

ROSENBERG, Texas (KTRK) -- Rosenberg water bills could soon rise $120 more a year, but its main supplier says it beats the alternative of not having water at all.A cool splash is exactly what some neighbors need right now."It's nice and cold," Rachele Fojtik said. "It feels good, especially with the heat. It doesn't bother you for a few minutes."The water is a substance that could be in trouble."That would be frustrating, especially with the heat," Fojtik said. "It would make lik...

ROSENBERG, Texas (KTRK) -- Rosenberg water bills could soon rise $120 more a year, but its main supplier says it beats the alternative of not having water at all.

A cool splash is exactly what some neighbors need right now.

"It's nice and cold," Rachele Fojtik said. "It feels good, especially with the heat. It doesn't bother you for a few minutes."

The water is a substance that could be in trouble.

"That would be frustrating, especially with the heat," Fojtik said. "It would make like a hell of a lot miserable more."

Rosenberg gets nearly half of its water from the Brazosport Water Authority. The agency wants to build a massive reservoir.

This way it could store water. If it's not built, in severe weather cases, the water authority could be without water for six months.

Rosenberg city leaders say this doesn't mean neighbors in their community won't have water for all that time because they would look to other areas for their supply.

However, BWA officials told the city council last week water issues could be possible like other neighboring cities have recently faced.

"Nobody had running water, so you couldn't take a shower," BWA general manager Ronnie Woodruff said. "You couldn't flush the toilet. The cost of not having water is quite expensive."

The project would be $650 million, and the majority would be funded by a company that would also use the reservoir, and the rest would be public. City leaders explained that the average water bill would increase by $10 monthly for eight years.

Four dollars would come from a recent rate increase, and the other $6 would be for the reservoir project.

"We need water," a Rosenberg resident, Linda Wilkinson, said. "We can cut back on electricity, but we need water."

Neighbors know they need water not only for everyday use but as a way to beat the heat as well.

"I'd rather have a higher water bill than no water at all because, with no water at all, we aren't able to cook or take baths and enjoy everyday life," Fojtik said.

Rosenberg is already facing a water issue. The city told ABC13 that with the current high temps and lack of rainfall, the city may soon enter a water conservation plan soon.

A reservoir city leaders said would help with this not only in the short term but 50 years from now.

Janibek Alimkhanuly-Vincenzo Gualtieri - ESPN+ LIVE Results from Rosenberg, Texas

Duke Ragan ended a career-long layoff and had to survive his first knockdown to preserve his unbeaten record.The 2020 Olympic Silver medalist was dropped in the fifth round but came on strong down the stretch to eke out an eight-round split decision over Jose Perez. Scores were 76-75 on all three cards, one for Perez and the other two for Ragan as part of an ESPN+ preliminary stream Saturday at Fort Bend Epicenter in Rosenberg, Texas.The featherweight bout saw Ragan make his way to the ring for the first time since last October...

Duke Ragan ended a career-long layoff and had to survive his first knockdown to preserve his unbeaten record.

The 2020 Olympic Silver medalist was dropped in the fifth round but came on strong down the stretch to eke out an eight-round split decision over Jose Perez. Scores were 76-75 on all three cards, one for Perez and the other two for Ragan as part of an ESPN+ preliminary stream Saturday at Fort Bend Epicenter in Rosenberg, Texas.

The featherweight bout saw Ragan make his way to the ring for the first time since last October 29, as an injury kept him out of the ring for nearly a year. The first few rounds saw the Cincinnati native box in accordance with someone who has just one knockout as a pro.

California’s Perez (11-2-2, 5KOs) turned the tide in a big way in round five. A left hook behind Ragan’s textbook defense produced the bout’s lone knockdown. Ragan bought himself time when his mouthpiece became dislodged and his corner took its time to rinse and reinsert. Perez enjoyed continued success in round six but was buzzed by a right hand just before the bell.

A clash of heads left Perez with a cut outside his right eyelid. Ragan (9-0, 1KO) stepped up his activity and commitment to power punches in the final two rounds to eke out the win.

Giovanni Marquez made quick work of Donte Strayhorn, to the delight of his hometown fans. The second-generation boxer from nearby Houston earned a second stoppage in their ESPN+-aired junior welterweight bout to remain unbeaten as a pro.

The 22-year-old prospect boxed with poise and perfectly set up his explosive finish. Strayhorn (12-5-1, 5KOs) was pinned along the ropes before he was forced to the canvas courtesy of a right uppercut. Marquez (7-0, 5KOs) sent him to the canvas for a second attack before a subsequent attack to force the stoppage at 2:44 of round two.

Marquez’s father Raul was a former IBF junior middleweight titlist and current Showtime analyst, who also works his corner.

Kelvin Davis had to fend off a determined Narciso Carmona to preserve his unbeaten record with an eight-round, unanimous decision victory. Scores were 80-72, 79-73 and 77-75 for Davis, the older brother of 2020 Olympic Silver medalist Keyshawn Davis who faces Nahir Albright on the ESPN portion of Saturday’s show.

Davis (10-0, 6KOs) hurt Carmona with a right uppercut in round three but otherwise boxed from the outside and failed to provide anything to keep his opponent at bay. Spain’s Carmona (11-2-1, 6KOs) came on strong in the later rounds but the fight was too far out of reach by that point.

The career slide continued for Humberto Galindo. A loss was avoided by the Tijuana native but he still had to settle for an eight-round, majority draw versus Chile’s Oscar Bravo. Ellis Johnson (76-74) scored the bout for Galindo. Robert Hoyle (75-75) and David Sutherland (75-75) scored five rounds apiece for Bravo, who suffered two point deductions to fall just short of an upset win.

Bravo was deducted one point each in round three for low blows and the fourth for excessive holding. It nullified a strong second half surge for the visiting Chilean, as Galindo (14-3-2, 11KOs) slowed down the stretch.

All four career blemishes for Galindo have come in his last five starts. Bravo is winless in his last three fights but earned another payday with his strong showing. A pink slip is likely in Galindo’s future, unless he is willing to settle for life on the B-side.

Alan Garcia went the six-round distance for the first time but claimed a shutout decision victory over Nelson Hampton (10-8, 6KOs). Scores were 60-54 on all three scorecards for Kansas’ Garcia, a training stablemate of three-division and reigning IBF/WBO strawweight titlist Yokasta Valle.

Opening the ESPN+ stream, Uzbekistan’s Jakhongir Zokirov enjoyed a successful pro debut with a fourth-round stoppage of Mexico’s Guillermo Del Rio (4-5-1, 2KOs). Zokirov (1-0, 1KOs)—trained by Joel Diaz and managed by Vadim Kornilov—scored two knockdowns on the night. The latter forced an immediate stoppage at 0:39 of round four in their heavyweight bout.

Headlining the main show, Kazakhstan’s Janibek Alimkhanuly (14-0, 9KOs) meets Germany’s Vincenzo Gualtieiri in a WBO/IBF middleweight unification bout.

Jake Donovan is a senior writer for Twitter: @JakeNDaBox

Rosenberg couple works to preserve historic buildings in fast-growing town

The historic city of Rosenberg, about 30 miles southwest of Houston, has been rapidly growing.From April 2020 to July 2022, Rosenberg's population increased by 6.4 percent, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. At almost 41,000 people as of July 2022, the town has added more than 10,000 residents since 2010.As the Fort Bend County area tries to balance its past with its future, one local couple is doing their part to preserve its historic buildings.Robert Duran’s family has lived in Rosenberg for generations, going ...

The historic city of Rosenberg, about 30 miles southwest of Houston, has been rapidly growing.

From April 2020 to July 2022, Rosenberg's population increased by 6.4 percent, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. At almost 41,000 people as of July 2022, the town has added more than 10,000 residents since 2010.

As the Fort Bend County area tries to balance its past with its future, one local couple is doing their part to preserve its historic buildings.

Robert Duran’s family has lived in Rosenberg for generations, going back to the late 1800s. His ancestors helped build railroads, bringing workers to the area. His wife, Cheryl Duran, moved to the city during her senior year of high school in 1979. She met Robert shortly after and said the two quickly became "inseparable."

Together, they own Duran's Roofing and Remodeling. Robert estimates that they've helped repair or remodel at least 20 historic buildings.

"This property was owned by my great uncles," he said from a salon building his daughter now owns. "They had a service station here."

At one point in his childhood, Robert lived across the street from the building.

The Durans bought the building nine years ago, along with a series of apartments, and fixed up the property.

The couple has also done work on the Rosenberg Railroad Museum and the Moore Home, which is run by the Fort Bend Museum. The Durans converted a former tire shop downtown into an events space and their office. The building was originally built in the 1940s.

"The brickwork outside is original to this building," Cheryl said. "So that’s one way we’ve tried to help with keeping the original look and still bring new inspiration to downtown Rosenberg."

When Robert was working on the salon, some offered to help him tear down the property, but he declined. He said his work is driven by a love for the town.

"There’s a lot of value in these kind of buildings," he said. "They’re really built really good. You’re gonna put money in them, but you know, you're keeping history alive."

Over the years, Robert and Cheryl said they've met residents who remember Robert's older family members. The couple said they're doing what they can to preserve history, while also building a future for their children.

"It’s neat to be able to be a part of history, to bring back history," Cheryl said. "And also when you come into downtown Rosenberg ... you get a good sense of the place."

Who's responsible for pest control? Renter says Rosenberg apartment hasn't fixed cockroach issue

ROSENBERG, Texas (KTRK) -- A renter in Rosenberg reached out to ABC13, fed up with a cockroach problem she says she's been dealing with largely without the help of her apartment complex, even though she pays them for pest control."The last thing I want to do is go in the closet, get her (daughter) a dress, and there goes a roach," renter Shonesha Short said.It is not the kind of environment she wants to raise her young daughter in."It got to the point where I would open the cabinet to get my seasoning, and...

ROSENBERG, Texas (KTRK) -- A renter in Rosenberg reached out to ABC13, fed up with a cockroach problem she says she's been dealing with largely without the help of her apartment complex, even though she pays them for pest control.

"The last thing I want to do is go in the closet, get her (daughter) a dress, and there goes a roach," renter Shonesha Short said.

It is not the kind of environment she wants to raise her young daughter in.

"It got to the point where I would open the cabinet to get my seasoning, and they'll be in my seasoning, and I mean it's just residue everywhere," Short said.

She has lived at the Westwood Village apartments in Rosenberg for nearly four years. Short says that despite keeping her place clean, she started seeing roaches within months of moving in. Now, for almost a year, even though she's asked for help and pays a monthly fee for pest control, a company has not come out.

"They used to send pest control out, and then there's been so many different managers here. Now, they do not send pest control out," Short said.

Another renter at the same complex shared videos with ABC13 of the roach problem she's trying to get under control.

As of now, Houston-based Rockstar Capital owns the apartment complex. Despite multiple attempts to ask them about the problem, they have not responded.

So, what does the law say about this? Does pest control land on the landlord or the tenant?

ABC13 spoke with an attorney who explains landlords have to provide a habitable space, which includes not being bug infested. There is more grey area once a tenant has been living there, especially if the renters are leaving food out or are being negligent in some way that attracts pests.

However, if there is a requirement in your lease for the landlord to provide pest control and they are not, that would be considered a breach of contract. You can ultimately get out of your lease if it states the landlord is supposed to provide pest control and they are not.

You will have to give the landlord proper notice about the issue and not owe any rent before terminating your lease. More information on what to do if your written request for a fix is ignored can be found on the Texas Law Help website.

Do you have questions about your rent? Are you struggling to get help from a landlord? Send us your questions, and we will look into it.

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