Ron Brandani Wins ‘I Am Sienna’ Contest; $5,000 to go to Connor Man DIPG Foundation

The public has spoken and Ron Brandani has been selected as the resident who best represents master-planned Sienna Plantation during the “I Am Sienna” promotion.

A total of 15,320 votes were cast during the online competition in which five well-known Sienna residents vied to win $5,000 for their favorite charity. Brandani was the winner with 57 percent of the vote.

Woodforest September Showcase Pops Up With Additional Incentives

Visitors to the Woodforest September Showcase will have a chance to win additional prizes during a pop-up giveaway Sept. 25-30.

In addition to the chance to register for a $1,000 gift card to Crate & Barrel, which has been ongoing throughout the month, model home tour organizers are giving people a chance to win an additional $250 Crate & Barrel gift card, as well as a round of golf for two at the Woodforest Golf Club.

Cross Creek Ranch Expands, Opens 18 New Models

Cross Creek Ranch’s growth continues with the opening of six more neighborhoods and 18 new model homes this year, as well as increasing home sales.

While declining oil prices have softened Houston’s housing market in recent months, the Fulshear community has experienced a nearly 10 percent increase in sales over the previous year, said Rob Bamford, general manager of Cross Creek Ranch.

Friendswood Development Company opens first of two urban communities

Known for pioneering successful communities in areas that span from the north to the south ends of the Houston housing market, Friendswood Development Company has opened its very first urban community just minutes from downtown and will follow up with a second urban community later this year.  

Sienna Touts New, Existing Homes During Community Open House

Sienna Plantation / Darling Homes

Sienna Plantation will showcase more than 20 “boo-tiful” models and resale homes during Open Homes October.

Throughout the month, visitors can tour Sienna’s 21 model homes showcasing designs for patio homes, garden homes, executive designs and custom homes priced from the $280,000s. Sixteen of the models are found in Sienna’s newest enclave, the Village of Sawmill Lake. Builders will have a cornucopia of money-saving promotions during the event.

Also during the month will be open houses of existing homes for sale in master-planned Sienna Plantation.

Woodforest Craft Fest Celebrates Artisan Brews Sept. 24

The Christine Allen Nature Park in Woodforest will take on the characteristics of a local brewbub in celebration of all things fermented and foamy at the Woodforest Craft Fest Saturday, Sept. 24.

The free festival taking place from 1-5 p.m., at the park, 5831 Woodforest Parkway South, will feature award-winning craft brews, pub grub, live country music by Josh Fuller and the Cody Bryan Band, Texas barbeque and a jumbotron television airing college football games.


Beazer Homes

Beazer Homes Houston is excited to announce that they are now open for sales in the 60’ and 70’ sections of Young Ranch. In this 400-acre master-planned community, Beazer has four new model homes open for viewing. Located just south of I-10 off Pederson Road, the community features a waterfall entry, lakes and schools within Katy ISD and Lamar Consolidated ISD.

Mango Punch Brings ‘Uptown Funk’ to Sienna Plantation Sept. 23

Musical group Mango Punch will bring some “Uptown Funk” to Fort Bend’s Sienna Plantation Friday, Sept. 23.

During the free performance, concertgoers can “Move Like Jagger” from 7-10 p.m. at the master-planned community’s amphitheater, 3777 Sienna Parkway. It is open to the public.

Voted the Houston area’s “Best Latin Band” six years in a row by the Houston Music Press, Mango Punch plays a mix of Top 40, salsa and rock.


Master-planned Riverstone is demonstrating why there is no place like home during its 15th Anniversary Celebration where visitors can tour fully decorated model homes and win the ultimate staycation in October.

During the month-long event, the doors will be open to 19 community model homes, including several priced at more than $1 million. While visiting models, the public can register to win a staycation package that bundles $2,000 worth of personal chef services, $1,000 toward housekeeping, a $500 spa gift certificate and a $1,500 shopping spree.