November/December 2019 – Exclamation Points!

Holiday Time! –

Kay Garrett and Alicen Swift at the OakBend Patchwork of Life gala.

The holidays are coming and that means celebrating holiday traditions, planning parties and dinners – whether it’s for an out-of-town guest, next door neighbors or relatives. Unless you are Martha Stewart, this can be a stressful endeavor from menu planning, to decorations, to setting the mood, but luckily, we have put together some delightful recipes to spice up your holiday entertaining.

In this special holiday issue, our cover story highlights a heart-warming story of a local mom who had a sudden health scare at 33 weeks pregnant. Thankfully, the team at the Houston Methodist Childbirth Center at Sugar Land saved the mom and baby with minutes to spare. Mom and baby are doing well – a blessing for the holiday season!  Check out the story and read all the incredible things happening at Houston Methodist Childbirth Center at Sugar Land.

One of our traditions at absolutely! focus media is revealing and congratulating the winners of our Readers’ Choice Favorites. Our online survey was a tremendous success this year with thousands of Brazos readers taking time to vote for their favorites from food, to shopping, to entertainment. Check out the 14 pages of winners to see if your favorites won!

Holiday time in our Brazos community is filled with so many events in our charming Historic Downtown districts. From tree lightings, to festivals, to shopping, check out our Holiday Calendar of Events on page 33 for all the details.

During this festive holiday time, I want to thank all of our advertisers, readers and subscribers. Each and every one of you are the reason we are able to do what we do: bring you the people, places and happenings in our community. I wish you all a very blessed Thanksgiving and a very Merry Christmas! I look forward to seeing and hearing from you in 2020!

Absolutely yours,

Kay Garrett