Posted on Wednesday, 06 August 2014

Builders in Sedona Lakes are asking home buyers to figuratively “step aboard” their models for a pirate’s booty of fun and treasure 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16.

Event-goers at Treasure Fest can register to win tickets to the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier as well as enjoy entertainers, refreshments and family activities staged at six model homes: 

Lunch by James Coney Island, Coventry Homes, 3931 Desert Rose Court; Balloon artist and choice of candy and toy treasures, Highland Homes, 3919 Rock Rose Court; Strolling entertainment, including a pirate on stilts, Emerald Homes, 3903 Indigo Court; Face painting and pirate stories, Trendmaker Homes, 3927 Desert Rose Court; and Gourmet popcorn bar and soft drinks, J. Patrick Homes, 3906 Indigo Court and 3915 Rock Rose Court. View our model home map for locations of these model homes.

Sedona Lakes is a 535-acre development in Manvel along County Road 101...
Posted on Wednesday, 02 July 2014

The local night skies will be alive with color Friday evening as the Houston area celebrates the Fourth of July.

Those wanting to be near the booming action can attend the annual Independence Day festivities at the Pearland High School football stadium, 3775 South Main. Hosted by the city of Pearland, the free event starts at 6 p.m. and includes a VFW military salute and other entertainment. Live music begins at 7 p.m., with the 20-minute fireworks display starting at 9 p.m. Stadium and field seating will be available.

Those wanting to venture into Houston have several choices near downtown. The Houston Symphony will perform its Star-Spangled Salute at 8:30 p.m. at the Miller Outdoor Theatre. The symphony will play patriotic classics and will be joined on stage by Jonathan Beedle and A.J. Swearingen, who will perform the music of Simon & Garfunkel. Leading into the fireworks will be Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, complete with booming cannons. Open seating...
Posted on Saturday, 31 May 2014

Just in time for the carefree days of summer is an array of new amenities in Manvel’s Sedona Lakes.

A new lakeside playground has been welcoming Mommy and Me groups and after-dinner revelry as children enjoy two new play structures, one designed for youth up to age 5 and the second for older children. A play field separates the two areas, providing space for rounds of tag and other energetic games.

Also new is a 1.5-mile trail around a community lake, ideal for an after-dinner walk or morning jog.

Residents also enjoy a free-form pool with a water slide carved into a picturesque rock waterfall that is a community focal point during the warm months. Zero-entry access allows the youngest swimmers a chance to play at the water’s edge while the more boisterous enjoy the pool’s splash pad. In-the-water tanning beds offer a cool place to relax, as do plentiful shade structures.

Anchoring the pool is an open-air pavilion, the perfect...