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Home Care In Sugar Land, TX

Home Care Sugar Land, 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 Statue of Herb Appel 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 Sugar Land, 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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“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.”

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“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.”

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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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“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.”

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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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“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.”

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“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!”

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What is Non-Medical Senior Care in Sugar Land, 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 Sugar Land, 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 Oyster 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 Perry's Steakhouse & Grille or visit Veterans Memorial, 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 Sugar Land, 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 Sugar Land, 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 Sugar Land, 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:

  • The Reserve at First Colony Assisted Living and Memory Care
  • The Village at Sugar Land
  • The Auberge at Sugar Land
  • Brookdale Sugar Land
  • Greatwood at Sugar Land
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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 Sugar Land, 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 Sugar Land, TX

'Like the Jason Landry missing case' | Texas mom looking for answers after son missing for nearly 2 months

The mother of a Sugar Land man who has been missing since November is asking for help finding her son Justin Urrutia.SUGAR LAND, Texas — “Christmas was not fun."That's coming from a Houston-area mom who has been looking for her son since November.Vicki Urrutia said this was the first Christmas she's ever had without her son Justin Urrutia."Instead of decorating for Christmas, I decorated for the Sugar Bowl, putting out an orange tree," said Vicki. "I didn’t do Christmas. No.&r...

The mother of a Sugar Land man who has been missing since November is asking for help finding her son Justin Urrutia.

SUGAR LAND, Texas — “Christmas was not fun."

That's coming from a Houston-area mom who has been looking for her son since November.

Vicki Urrutia said this was the first Christmas she's ever had without her son Justin Urrutia.

"Instead of decorating for Christmas, I decorated for the Sugar Bowl, putting out an orange tree," said Vicki. "I didn’t do Christmas. No.”

Justin, who is 41 years old, was last seen on Nov. 6 by his mother who lives one street over. She said everything seemed normal at the time, but it wasn't until she couldn't reach him the next day that she became concerned.

Two days after Justin was reported missing, Vicki got a call from the Pecos County Sheriff's Office saying they found his car. The Pecos County Sheriff's Office is in Fort Stockton, Texas.

"And that’s about seven and a half hours from here," Vicki said.

Justin's wrecked car was found off of I-10 near mile marker 325.

"He had driven it through a ranch gate and halfway up what they call a mesa and it had stalled and he was turning around to come back down, but it was just there," Vicki said.

Inside the car were Justin's wallet and his cell phone. There were also unopened energy drinks that Vicki said her son would never drink.

"It’s very much like the Jason Landry missing case," Vicki said. "You know they found Jason’s wallet, they found Jason’s phone. There was an accident. It was in a rural area.”

Vicki said she had no idea how her son's car could've ended up way out there so she started doing some investigating. It turned out that there were charges made to his credit cards at gas stations in the Texas Hill Country area and San Antonio. His GPS even showed he went to an ice house in Seguin.

Confused with nowhere to turn, Vicki hired Colman Ryan, a private investigator, to help find her son. Ryan said he's hopeful because they have Justin's cellphone and his computer. Ryan said the best-case scenario is that he's able to recreate a digital map showing the route Justin took that night in November. Unfortunately, no surveillance video of Justin has surfaced.

"Time is of the essence," Ryan said. "Most video is around for a week, maybe two weeks. The more time that goes by the less chance you have of getting that evidence.”

Despite being missing for two months, Vicki said she's holding on to hope.

Local Spotlight: The not-so-sweet past of Sugar Land, Texas

The town of Sugar Land, Texas gets its name from the crop that made it rich and prosperous – sugarcane. But in 2018, while building a new school, a secret came to light. Construction crews uncovered a cemetery containing 95 unmarked graves.One man named ...

The town of Sugar Land, Texas gets its name from the crop that made it rich and prosperous – sugarcane. But in 2018, while building a new school, a secret came to light. Construction crews uncovered a cemetery containing 95 unmarked graves.

One man named Reginald Moore knew about local history and, having worked in law enforcement, about convict leasing. He raised the alarm to the Fort Bend Independent School District that there might be bodies buried in that land. Reggie worked tirelessly, telling the stories of those who worked in the fields, making sure their remains were treated with respect and returned to their families.

According to reporters and hosts of the podcast Sugar Land, Naomi Reed and Brittney Martin, prison records, news reports, and legislative documents show the Imperial Sugar Company leased convicts through at least 1912:

A less discussed part of [Sugar Land’s] history: Near the turn of the 20th century, the area was the largest hub for convict leasing in Texas. The practice of leasing convicts for labor was adopted across the South in the decades following the Civil War. At the time, it solved two major issues white landowners faced: It provided a cheap workforce to replace the slaves they’d lost and allowed them to continue treating Black people as second-class citizens.

In episode 8 of the podcast, we hear from Brandon Jackson. Brandon is a possible descendant of one of those buried in the unmarked graves. He discusses what that connection means to him.

Produced in collaboration with the Texas Newsroom, Sugar Land explores the story of the Sugar Land 95, how they got there, and Sugar Land’s reckoning with its not-so-sweet past. The podcast also explores the impact of convict leasing and how its impacts are still felt today.

This is the latest installment of our Local Spotlight series – where we talk with journalists whose local work is making an impact.

2025 4-Star Edge out of of Sugar Land (TX) places Texas A&M in his Top 10

Texas A&M’s 2024 recruiting class is all but complete, as the focus now shifts to the talented 2025 cycle and new head football coach Mike Elko is itchin...

Texas A&M’s 2024 recruiting class is all but complete, as the focus now shifts to the talented 2025 cycle and new head football coach Mike Elko is itching to get things started and acquire as much talent as possible heading into next summer.

Focusing on the defensive line, the future from a depth perspective is unknown as the transfer portal has taken its toll in the trenches, as Walter Nolen (transferred to Ole Miss), Fadill Diggs (transferred to Syracuse), and Isaiah Raikes have departed, leaving multiple holes that need to be addressed sooner than later.

This week, 2025, four-star Edge Max Granville released his Top 10 program list. He has been on the Aggies’ radar under former head coach Jimbo Fisher, receiving over 32 offers, and has begun narrowing his options.

A native of Sugar Land, Texas, Granville has set his focus on the SEC, the Big 10 and the Big 12, including Oklahoma, LSU, SMU, Alabama, Penn State, Baylor, Kansas, Ohio State, USC, and Texas A&M in his initial list. Granville ascended on the scene during his 2022 sophomore season, recording 112 tackles, 25 tackles for loss and 20.5 sacks on the year.

Thank you to all of the coaches and teams who've recruited me so far.. I am down to 10 schools pic.twitter.com/sc4yPhZ7Xu

— Max Granville (@max_granville13) December 26, 2023

According to 247Sports Composite, Granville is currently positioned as the 16th-ranked linebacker and the 25th-ranked player in Texas.

Contact/Follow us @AggiesWire on Twitter, and like our page on Facebook to follow ongoing coverage of Texas A&M news, notes, and opinions. Follow Cameron on Twitter: @CameronOhnysty.

Major Development Planned in Sugar Land

SUGAR LAND, Texas – The 53-acre Lake Pointe Plaza, one of a handful of prime development sites remaining in the City of Sugar Land, is being acquired by Planned Community Developers for a significant mixed-use project.Located near the intersection of Highway 59 Highway 6 on the southwest side of Houston, the important site will be developed by a seasoned real estate firm, Planned Community Developers which was involved in building Sugar Land’s 10,000-acre First Colony and the 1.4 million-SF ...

SUGAR LAND, Texas – The 53-acre Lake Pointe Plaza, one of a handful of prime development sites remaining in the City of Sugar Land, is being acquired by Planned Community Developers for a significant mixed-use project.

Located near the intersection of Highway 59 Highway 6 on the southwest side of Houston, the important site will be developed by a seasoned real estate firm, Planned Community Developers which was involved in building Sugar Land’s 10,000-acre First Colony and the 1.4 million-SF Sugar Land Town Square.

“The evolution of Lake Pointe Plaza holds immense promise for Sugar Land, and we are excited to usher in a new era of development for Planned Community Developers that reflects our legacy and commitment to the community to deliver meaningful, engaging and transformative destinations,” said Don Janssen, President of PCD.

Kayaks, Paddle Boards and a Wharf Dining Experience

The Gensler architecture firm worked with PCD to articulate the new master plan for Lake Pointe Plaza in a way that integrates by the site’s extensive waterfront. Prominent elements encompass an interactive wharf dining experience with piers and bridges extending into Brooks Lake, novel high-density residential offerings, diverse entertainment venues, and streets lined with mature trees.

The developer’s vision calls for a fully activated the water front with on-the-lake experiences including kayaking, paddle boards and water cycles.

Building on this success, Lake Pointe Plaza’s plan is targeting high-density middle-market housing, luxury residential units for sale and lease, Class A boutique office space, medical and life sciences facilities, a 4-star hotel with conference center and exhibition hall, waterfront retail, restaurants and entertainment venues.

The plan for Lake Pointe Plaza is to continue the successful mixed-use development scheme implemented by PCD in the surrounding 190-acre Lake Pointe Town Center project, currently valued at approximately $650 million.

The Dwindling Supply of Land in Sugar Land

With only 4 percent of vacant land left to develop, the City of Sugar Land has begun prioritizing redevelopment and reinvestment strategies in the city’s plans for the future.

The Fluor site at Lake Pointe has been identified by the city as an opportunity for redevelopment, and the site is one of the city’s two main redevelopment priorities.

The departure of Fluor is a setback for Sugar Land, the key municipality in Fort Bend County. Earlier this year it was announced that Fluor Daniel planned to move 1,300 employees from the 1 Fluor Daniel Drive building in Sugar Land to the Three Eldridge Building in the Energy Corridor in West Houston where Fluor leased 308,000 SF of office space.

PCD said construction of Lake Pointe Plaza is projected to start in the third quarter of 2024.

The development is expected to be aided with the creation of a public/private partnership through the use of a Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone. A TIRZ directs a portion of property taxes to funding public improvements and infrastructure.

“We have focused our time and energy in Sugar Land and Fort Bend County and are proud of the legacy developments we have created. We intend to apply our experience, working closely with the City of Sugar Land and all stakeholders, to create another memorable, community-centered destination of timeless quality,” said Janssen.

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image: Courtesy Planned Community Developers. Master plan Gensler

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HOUSTON – (People in Real Estate. Realty News Report) – Robert LaCoure has been named senior director at Cushman & Wakefield in Houston. Previously, LaCoure had been with Lee & Associates – Houston and Griffin Partners. Cushman & Wakefield also has added Bryce Adams as an associate in the office agency leasing team in Houston.

HOUSTON – Kelly Baldwin has been named director of operations at Houston-based Pagewood, a vertically integrated real estate investment and operations company with a data science approach focused on developing and acquiring commercial properties in high-growth markets. Paul Coonrod is founder and managing principal of Pagewood, developer of The Quad creative workplace development on Brittmoore Road.

HOUSTON — Venterra Realty appointed Pamela Higdon as Chief Financial Officer, who will be responsible for shaping, guiding, and executing Venterra’s financial strategy. Founded in 2001, Venterra Realty owns 80 communities and more than 23,000 apartment units across 19 major U.S. cities.

HOUSTON – JLL Capital Markets announced that Jim Humphries has joined the firm’s Single-Family Rental (SFR) team as a Director in the Houston office. Humphries will focus on SFR and build-to-rent (BTR) investment sales nationally with SFR team lead, Matthew Putterman. Humphries joins JLL from Colliers in Houston where he began his concentration on SFR and BTR investment sales in 2019. Prior to Colliers, Humphries worked with HFF in multi-housing investment sales.

AUSTIN – Colliers has hired Senior Vice President Patrick Hill as an occupier services and capital markets broker. Patrick will focus primarily on tenant and buyer/seller representation in Central Texas in the office sector.

DALLAS – Managing director Matt Dornak, a commercial real estate leader credited with growing Stream Realty Partners’ Dallas industrial leasing team by more than 100% in three years, has been named a partner. Dornak will continue to oversee day-to-day industrial activities for Stream’s Dallas-Fort Worth office alongside Managing Director and Partner Ryan Boozer.

DALLAS – Gary Gray, who has more than 25 years of experience in ECommerce, digital marketing, business development and technology, has joined Dallas-based Highland Homes as Chief Information Officer.

CHICAGO – JLL’s Value and Risk Advisory platform has expanded its Data Collection, Environmental and Property Condition division with the hiring of Steve Regovich as a Vice President, Business Development. Regovich is based in Cleveland, Ohio.

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New mixed-use center Lake Pointe Plaza planned for Sugar Land

Work on Lake Pointe Plaza, a new mixed-use development, will begin in 2024, introducing fresh dining and shopping choices to Sugar Land.Lake Pointe Plaza is a project from Sugar Land-based developer Planned Community Developers, the company behind Sugar Land's 10,000-acre First Colony development and the 1.4 million-square-foot Sugar Land Town Square.The detailsConstruction on the 53-acre project, located at the intersection of I-69 an...

Work on Lake Pointe Plaza, a new mixed-use development, will begin in 2024, introducing fresh dining and shopping choices to Sugar Land.

Lake Pointe Plaza is a project from Sugar Land-based developer Planned Community Developers, the company behind Sugar Land's 10,000-acre First Colony development and the 1.4 million-square-foot Sugar Land Town Square.

The details

Construction on the 53-acre project, located at the intersection of I-69 and Hwy. 6, will begin in the third quarter of 2024, according to an Aug. 21 news release from Planned Community Developers. There is no set date for the completion of the project, as of press time.

With only 4% of vacant land left for development in Sugar Land, city officials prioritizing redevelopment, and the Fluor site at Lake Pointe is identified as a key redevelopment opportunity, PCD officials said in the release.

Lake Pointe Plaza's development builds on PCD's mixed-use development scheme in the surrounding 190-acre Lake Pointe Town Center project, valued at approximately $650 million, according to the release.

The development is expected to involve a public-private partnership through the use of a tax increment reinvestment zone, or TIRZ, to fund public improvements and infrastructure, according to the release.

A TIRZ uses higher property tax income from growing property values in a specific zone to fund local development projects.

According to the release, the mixed-use project is set to include:

What they’re saying

“We have focused our time and energy in Sugar Land and Fort Bend County, and are proud of the legacy developments we have created,” PCD President Don Janssen said in the release. “We intend to apply our experience, working closely with the city, ... to create another memorable, community-centered destination of timeless quality.”

Real Estate and Development Reporter

Shaheryar is a reporter at Community Impact, focusing on real estate and development within the Houston metro area. He earned his degree from the University of Houston-Downtown in the spring of 2023 and began interning with CI the following summer. Prior to CI, he actively contributed to UHD’s student publication, The Dateline, and was part of the college’s radio station, UHD iRadio. Beyond his dedication to reporting, Shaheryar is an avid soccer fan, and Manchester United is his favorite team.

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