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As we get older, we all experience the occasional ache or pain. Sometimes it happens after an intense workout session. Other times, we wake up in the morning and have achy knees for no discernable reason. These pains, usually referred to as acute pains, are common and often dissipate.

Sciatica and lower back pain, on the other hand, is a very different beast. It's experienced by 40% of Americans at some point in their lives. Suffering from sciatica and lower back pain can be debilitating and life-altering.

Sciatica and lower back pain are more than just physical - they're also stressful, bothersome, and all-encompassing. They cause normal men and women to become reclusive, depressed, and unable to enjoy life's pleasures. If you're suffering from sciatica or lower back pain, you might feel like all hope is lost. But the doctors and specialists at Texas Nerve and Spine are here to tell you that you do not have to continue to suffer.

In fact, sciatica and lower back pain relief in Mission Bend, TX, is more achievable than you might think, and it doesn't have to involve harmful surgeries or addictive pain medications.

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The Texas Nerve and Spine Difference

At our nerve and spine clinic in Texas, we have a simple philosophy: Treat every patient the same way that you would treat your parent, spouse, or child if they were patients at Texas Nerve and Spine. As a family-owned and operated institution, that's just the way we do business. While some spine and nerve pain clinics focus solely on monetary transactions and ROI, we prefer to put our patients' needs first before anything else. And that, in a nutshell, is what sets Texas Nerve and Spine apart from all the others.

We supplement our patient-first philosophy with innovative sciatica and lower back pain therapies. Our therapies restore our patients' health while correcting the underlying causes of their spine and nerve issues without relying on damaging pharmaceutical drugs or expensive, invasive surgeries.

It all starts with our unique Brain to Body system - a cutting-edge approach developed specifically for people with chronic pain and nerve diseases. This system also helps treat patients suffering from a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Chronic Pain
  • Sports Injuries
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Sciatica
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Scoliosis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Idiopathic Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Post-Surgical Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Problems with Balance
  • Vertigo
  • Herniated Discs
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Extremity Tingling and Numbness
  • Migraines

If you're in search of an expert panel of nerve and pain doctors who provide lasting relief and world-class therapies for nerve diseases and chronic pain, our team is here to serve you.

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How the Brain to Body System Provides Sciatica and Lower Back Pain Relief in Mission Bend, TX

To reverse sciatica and lower back pain, the areas that have become weak due to disease or injury must be strengthened. This includes your brain, nerves, muscles, blood vessels, and cells. Our experts here at Texas Nerve and Spine developed the most advanced pain and nerve therapy system to do all of this and more, and we call it the Brain to Body System.

Our Brain to Body System helps restore your health and corrects the causes of your problems. Unlike treatments from other nerve and spine clinics, our system provides long-term relief without relying on invasive surgeries or dangerously addictive pharmaceutical medications.

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To understand how our Brain to Body System solves sciatica, lower back pain, and other similar conditions, you need a basic knowledge of the conditions themselves. That way, you can understand why so many who suffer from them rarely improve.

Sciatica and lower back pain can cause a domino effect within your body. It starts with inflammation, which leads to decreased blood supply. This reduced blood supply results in a lack of oxygen. When your body doesn't get enough oxygen, it loses crucial nutrients that your body needs. This progressive effect often leads to more long-term problems.

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Strengthen and Grow Muscles Strengthen and Grow Muscles
Promotes Cellular Repair Promotes Cellular Repair
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Our Brain to Body System is central to our approach to sciatica and lower back pain relief in Mission Bend, TX. By following the Brain to Body system, we can provide several services to patients suffering from sciatica and lower back pain.

Exercise with Oxygen Therapy

Here's a fact you might not know: Breathing in higher levels of oxygen than you normally take in actually helps improve your health. Also called EWOT, exercising with oxygen is a technique that increases oxygen circulation at a much more rapid pace than oxygen therapy alone.

How Does EWOT Work?

At Texas Nerve and Spine, our doctors use the NuStep Recumbent Cross Trainer to help achieve the aforementioned benefits. This specialized machine trains your muscles, brain, and nerves to work together, which supports your body's healing processes. While using the NuStep Recumbent Cross Trainer, patients are hooked up to an oxygen generator to enjoy the benefits of EWOT and reach their sciatica and lower back pain relief goals.

you oxygenate your blood with EWOT, it can have amazing benefits that can:

  • Restore Blood Flow
  • Improve Oxygen Circulation
  • Reduce Inflammation
  • Boost Energy 
  • Increase Strength
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Flexion/Distraction Therapy

Many patients who visit Texas Nerve and Spine are suffering from sciatica and lower back pain. They require the right kind of care from highly specialized doctors. If you're in search of a safe, gentle, controlled treatment for sciatica and lower back pain, Flexion Distraction therapy may be for you.

How Does Flexion/Distraction Therapy Work?

Finding relief for sciatica and/or lower back pain is often easier said than done. Fortunately, relief is right around the corner at Texas Nerve and Spine. Our Flexion/Distraction Table stretches the spine safely and gently, allowing injured tissue and damaged discs the chance to heal and become hydrated, which lets the affected area recover more effectively and efficiently.

Patients looking for sciatica and lower back pain relief in Mission Bend, TX choose Flexion Distraction therapy because it: 

  • Significantly Reduces Spinal Pain
  • Fosters Healing in Damaged Discs
  • Removes Pressure on Spinal Nerves
  • Is Non-Invasive 
  • Is Cost-Effective
  • Does Not Require Downtime
  • Has No Risk of Infection
  • Provides Quicker, Easier Healing

Laser Therapy

Millions of adults in America suffer from sciatica and lower back pain, so it makes sense that most of them want a solution that doesn't require pain medication or harmful surgery. That's where laser therapy from Texas Nerve and Spine comes into play. Laser therapy has been used for therapeutic purposes in medical environments for years. In fact, it is FDA-approved and backed by more than 2,500 research studies, which have demonstrated its efficacy in pain relief in Mission Bend, TX.

How Does Laser Therapy Work?

Though laser therapy is a common option, not all lasers are the same. Our Class IV laser therapy, used in all applicable programs, is the most efficacious and powerful laser available for tissue healing and regeneration and healing. Class IV lasers use photobiomodulation, which provides excellent results for sciatica and lower back pain.

Our chronic pain patients choose laser therapy from Texas Nerve and Spine because it:

  • Provides Significant Relief Without Pain or Side Effects
  • Cost-Effective
  • Reduce Inflammation
  • Boost Blood Flow
  • Accelerate Tissue Repair
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Motor Function Re-Training Therapy

When your motor functions are limited or non-existent due to sciatica and lower back pain, it can ruin your life. You lose the ability to be independent - one of the hallmarks of being human. Fortunately, with motor function re-training at Texas Nerve and Spine, patients suffering have a light at the end of the tunnel. This type of specialized physical therapy helps people recover from sciatica and lower back pain that leave their motor functions lacking. The goal of motor function re-training is to regain coordination and strength in the areas affecting the patient.

Motor function re-training therapy is a crucial part of the motor function rehabilitation process because it helps patients regain the independence they lost. Perhaps equally important, it also helps them return to their original level of motor function or better.

How Does Motor Function Re-Training Work?

Based on our Brain to Body system, our specialists design custom exercise programs based on our patient's motor function needs. Depending on the type of injury and lack of motor skills associated with it, we may also use electrical stimulation and other modalities for more effective therapy and recovery.

Motor function re-training provides many benefits for affected patients, including:

  • Improved Flexibility
  • More Strength
  • Better Range of Motion
  • Re-Claim Independence
  • Live a Normal Life
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Myofascial Release Therapy

Myofascial Release therapy gives patients sciatica and lower back pain relief in Mission Bend, TX, and boosts joint mobility by loosening up restricted, tight muscles. Though there are similarities to traditional massages, myofascial release therapy focuses on soft tissues and the muscular system in your body to relieve tension and stress on muscles.

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How Does Myofascial Release Therapy Work?

Restricted muscles have reduced blood flow and less oxygen. When this happens, it leads to limited movement and pain that is often intense. Our program uses state-of-the-art technology to apply acute, high-velocity vibration directly to the affected tissue to provide the patient with the environment necessary to increase mobility which, over time, can exponentially reduce pain.

Benefits of this type of therapy include:

  • Improved Tissue Recovery
  • Reduced Soreness
  • Improved Joint Range of Motion
  • Improved Blood Flow
  • Better Neuromuscular Efficiency

Neuro Activation Wall Therapy

As is the case with any spinal cord injury, the nerves around the spine get weak. When this happens, pain develops, and recovery is halted. Suppose you're searching for a safe, effective way to deal with a painful spine issue like sciatica and lower back pain relief. In that case, neuro impulse therapy is a great chronic nerve pain therapy in City, State. Unlike common chiropractic treatments, this advanced therapy does not involve any "cracking" or significant adjustments.

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How Does Neuro Activation Wall Therapy Work?

Any type of injury can cause dysfunction and weakness in your brain. To improve cognition and the neurological connection between the brain, the muscles, and the nerves, some injured patients choose to undergo interactive neurocognitive therapy using our neuro activation wall. Our neuro activation wall retains, strengthens, and restores proper function to the brain and nervous system without relying on medications or outlandish therapies.

Texas Nerve and Spine patients choose neuro activation wall therapy because it:

  • Improves Cognition
  • Strengthens Nerves That Have Been Damaged
  • Boosts Balance and Mobility
  • Is Non-Invasive
  • Does Not Require Addictive Medicines
  • Does Not Require Recovery Time 
  • Does Not Present Any Risk of Infection

Neuro Impulse Therapy

Suppose you're searching for a safe, effective way to deal with a painful spine issue like sciatica or lower back pain. In that case, neuro impulse therapy is a great pain therapy in City, State. Unlike common chiropractic treatments, this advanced therapy does not involve any "cracking" or significant adjustments.

How Does Neuro Impulse Therapy Work?

Neuro Impulse Therapy works by using very specific impulses directed at the area causing pain. These targeted impulses send a signal to your body so that it can begin healing and repairing your body naturally. Benefits of this therapy include:

  • Re-Training Nerves to Work Again
  • Strengthen Nerves
  • Dramatically Speed Up Injury Recovery
  • Quickly Reduces Pain
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Neuropathy Rehabilitation

Peripheral neuropathy occurs when there is a lack of blood flow to the nerves in areas like your feet and hands. When these nerves are devoid of blood, they begin to decay and degenerate because they don't have enough oxygen or nutrients. Eventually, the nerves in your body shrivel up, causing pain, numbness, balance problems, and other painful symptoms.

How Does Peripheral Neuropathy Rehabilitation Work?

Our Brain to Body program works wonders for neuropathy issues like these by using state-of-the-art technology like laser therapy and personalized, strategic plans of action created around our patient's needs. If you're looking for both short and long-term pain relief from peripheral neuropathy, this could be the solution you need.

Spinal Decompression Therapy

Spinal conditions range in severity from barely noticeable to absolutely crippling. To get to the bottom of your spine conditions, our team uses X-Rays to pinpoint the location of your spine's disease. From there, we craft a custom rehabilitation program that addresses the underlying causes of your spine pain. Often, part of that therapy includes spinal decompression.

How Does Spinal Decompression Therapy Work?

Spinal decompression works by gently stretching the spine. When the spine is stretched, it changes its position. This change relieves pressure off the discs in your spine, which act as cushions in your back. By creating negative pressure, herniated and bulging discs retract, giving the nerves and structures in your back relief. This relief sends nutrient-rich fluids and oxygen to the discs in your back so they can heal properly.

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Your Path to Chronic Pain Recovery Starts at Texas Nerve and Spine

Sciatica and lower back pain can be debilitating. But they do not have to be permanent. Your journey to a pain-free life starts with a simple four-step process at Texas Nerve and Spine:

  • Pain Management
  • Sports Medicine
  • Chiropractic Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Acupuncture
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Latest News in Mission Bend, TX

Beloved El Bolillo Bakery brings Mexican pastries, cakes and more to new Mission Bend location

Over the past 25 years, El Bolillo Bakery has grown from a small mom-and-pop operation in a strip mall to becoming one of Houston’s most beloved bakeries.On Saturday, a fourth location opens in Mission Bend, 6766 Texas 6 S., with the bakery’s popular lineup of breads, pan dulce, tres leche cakes, tortillas and other Mexican baked good...

Over the past 25 years, El Bolillo Bakery has grown from a small mom-and-pop operation in a strip mall to becoming one of Houston’s most beloved bakeries.

On Saturday, a fourth location opens in Mission Bend, 6766 Texas 6 S., with the bakery’s popular lineup of breads, pan dulce, tres leche cakes, tortillas and other Mexican baked goods. It’s the first opening since 2017 for El Bolillo and an expansion for the company into the westside of Houston.

“We're absolutely thrilled to join this wonderful community and continue our tradition of serving delicious treats, just as we've done in the rest of Houston for the past 25 years,” said Joel Garza, head of the company that owns El Bolillo, in a statement. “Our goal is to bring a delightful variety, foster togetherness and share warmth with everyone who walks through our doors.”

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The operators behind the leading mini-chain of Mexican bakeries wanted to open a more central location for customers on the westside, said Andrew Miller, El Bolillo’s chief operating officer.

At just under 10,000 square feet, the space is similar to the original El Bolillo off Airline, with clay tiles, bright colors and rows of shelves holding more than 100 varieties of mostly Latin American-inspired items. All items are baked daily on-site, and customers can often see part of the kitchen as tortillas roll out and employees dust breads with sugar.

The Mission Bend location is just west of Asiatown, and the bakery plans to include some Asian-inspired pastries on the menu for the first time to lure customers in the area, Miller said.

He adds that over the years, El Bolillo has catered to its large Hispanic clientele but that Houstonians of many backgrounds place orders with the company, from people ordering tres leche cakes for an Indian wedding or a newer wave of Venezuelan immigrants seeking sweet breads they would find in their home country.

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“Small or big orders, we try to cater to all Houstonians,” Miller said.

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There will be a grand opening on Jan. 2 that culminates in a Rosca de Reyes celebration on Jan. 6, when there will be deals for 25-cent bolillos, free tortillas and other giveaways.

Another location in Fountain View is also slated to open soon.

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Nov 17, 2023|Updated Nov 17, 2023 6:09 p.m.

Bao Ong is a restaurant columnist for the Houston Chronicle. He can be reached at [email protected]

He previously worked on staff at Eater New York, Bon Appétit and Time Out New York. In addition to Bao's background in journalism, he also graduated from the French Culinary Institute. He moved to Houston in summer 2022 and in his first year, he won the top award in the Comment and Criticism category awarded by the Texas Managing Editors organization. Follow where he's eating and drinking on Instagram: @baohaus

Just in Time for the Holidays, El Bolillo Bakery Opens Its Largest Houston Location

Houston bakery El Bolillo has had a momentous year, celebrating 25 years of selling some of the most iconic Latin baked goods in the city, and it’s finishing off the year on a high note — with the opening of its newest location in Houston’s Westside.The bakery opened its fourth and largest outpost in Mission Bend at 6766 S Texas 6, welcoming pastry aficionados to explore its 12,000 square feet of space and warm up with a cafe de olla on its outd...

Houston bakery El Bolillo has had a momentous year, celebrating 25 years of selling some of the most iconic Latin baked goods in the city, and it’s finishing off the year on a high note — with the opening of its newest location in Houston’s Westside.

The bakery opened its fourth and largest outpost in Mission Bend at 6766 S Texas 6, welcoming pastry aficionados to explore its 12,000 square feet of space and warm up with a cafe de olla on its outdoor patio — a first for any El Bolillo location.

Though the restaurant will continue with its tradition of freshly baking and serving around 100 variations of Latin pastries daily, including pan dulce and decadent treats like its iconic tres leches and custom-made cakes, owner Joel Garza says the Mission Bend bakery is hoping to offer something a little different than the other outposts.

Working to fill a void for Latin baked goods on the Westside, the new El Bolillo will also tap into the culture of the surrounding neighborhood, serving Asian-style pastries as an ode to the community and its third largest ethnic population, which is Asian, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

The Mission Bend bakery also sets itself apart from other locations with its distinct decor and design. The bakery walls and ceilings are outfitted hand-painted with murals, bright colors, and bird light fixtures as an ode to Mexico’s muralist movement and feature a bell tower, a call to traditional Spanish architecture. The Houston Chronicle reports that another location is slated to open in the Fountain View area.

The restaurant will celebrate with grand opening specials starting in the New Year, with 25-cent bolillos, free tortillas and cafe de olla, and more from January 2 through January 6.

El Bolillo’s Mission Bend location is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. 6766 S Texas 6 77083.

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Houston panadería El Bolillo to offer Asian treats at largest location yet

Houston's iconic 25-year-old panadería is expanding westward with its largest location yet. The twist? They'll start baking Asian goodies too.El Bolillo, home to rainbow conchas and freshly made tortillas, opened its fourth, more-than 10,000-square-foot location last Saturday in Southwest Houston. The new storefront, located in the Mission Bend neighborhood, is slated to bake up over 100 vari...

Houston's iconic 25-year-old panadería is expanding westward with its largest location yet. The twist? They'll start baking Asian goodies too.

El Bolillo, home to rainbow conchas and freshly made tortillas, opened its fourth, more-than 10,000-square-foot location last Saturday in Southwest Houston. The new storefront, located in the Mission Bend neighborhood, is slated to bake up over 100 varieties of Mexican goodies fresh daily but is also surprising long-time customers by adding some Asian pastries to the mix. El Bolillo has yet to release an exact menu of new goods, but surely, these will be worth the wait.

The bakery will also host a grand opening ceremony in January, with discounted breads and free giveaways planned. From Jan. 2-6, 2024, the panadería will offer a "Days of Deals" promotion, with free café de olla and tortillas, as well as 25-cent bolillos. Located in The Commons at Mission Bend strip mall, El Bolillo will be neighbored next to Miniso, a Chinese lifestyle goods store.

What to expect

There's no place on Earth like Houston. This melting pot city is one of the only places where you can find Tajin-seasoned fruits readily available at both H-Mart and Kroger, with Asian-Latin fusion restaurants popping up almost everywhere. With panaderías and Asian bakeries in abundance, a fusion baked treat is a no-brainer. According to El Bolillo's official press release, the Asian-inspired pastries will be offered as an homage to the Mission Bend neighborhood, which houses some of the city's largest Asian communities.

Though the official Asian-inspired menu is still unknown, there are many possibilities for El Bolillo's newest pastries. Houston's most popular Asian bakeries are largely Chinese, though international chains like Taiwan's 85C and South Korea's Paris Baguette have entered the market in recent years. In the city's Asian bakeries, pastries are stuffed often with a paste of taro, ube, or red bean. Other popular favorites include egg tarts and fruit-flavored pastries made with mangoes and coconut.

The panadería would be smart to include classics like the iconic pineapple bun. Also known as "bo lo bao," the pineapple bun is Hong Kong's answer to pan dulce. With a sugary, cross-hatched topping, the bo lo bao is named after its pineapple-like pattern. Like conchas, it can be enjoyed with coffee (or, café de olla?) or milk tea. As we wait for the new fusion menu, El Bolillo lovers can take comfort in the panaderia's classics.

Fort Bend ISD students, staff to notice first day of school differences funded by $1 billion bond

FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) -- It's the first day of school for students and staff in Fort Bend ISD.Earlier this summer, voters in the county approved a $1.26 billion bond. That influx of cash coming in from higher property taxes is paying for major improvements some students will notice on day one.Everyone in the district will benefit from things like upgraded technology and security, but some schools have bigger needs.Clements, built in 1983, is one of three aging schools the district is rebuilding. The other two ca...

FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) -- It's the first day of school for students and staff in Fort Bend ISD.

Earlier this summer, voters in the county approved a $1.26 billion bond. That influx of cash coming in from higher property taxes is paying for major improvements some students will notice on day one.

Everyone in the district will benefit from things like upgraded technology and security, but some schools have bigger needs.

Clements, built in 1983, is one of three aging schools the district is rebuilding. The other two campuses are in Missouri City and Fort Bend Houston.

"This was a bond that was long overdue," said Deputy Superintendent Steve Bassett.

There was cracked flooring and corroded plumbing below damaged ceilings in classrooms.

The voter-approved bond in Fort Bend County means students at Briargate and Mission Bend Elementary Schools no longer have to learn in these conditions.

Chris Juntti is the district's outgoing chief operating officer.

"Obviously, research says the best thing to impact learning is a great teacher. But we also know that having the teacher have the resources they need in a building that's comfortable and works well for what they're doing educationally to deliver their curriculum is great," Juntti said.

The district is spending $94 million to rebuild both campuses tailored to the latest standards. During construction over the next two years, the Briargate student body will join Blue Ridge Elementary. Mission Bend is consolidating with Mission Glen.

The principals spent the summer reassuring the community about the future.

Veronica Roberson will be the principal of the combined Mission Bend - Glen Elementary. She said, "Our mission and vision have not changed, just our location."

They also made it a point to get input on how to preserve school history in the brand new buildings.

Sonya Evans, the Blue Ridge principal, said, "Being a Fort Bend graduate myself, I'm excited to see something innovative and new in our community. I grew up in Hunters Glen, and so for me, this is an opportunity for our students to have what they deserve in this community and to excel."

They also visited the district's newest schools to see what theirs will be like. Instead of small classrooms with cinder block walls and harsh, fluorescent light, they'll have more square footage featuring natural light and bright-colored collaborative spaces.

The features also include top-of-the line security.

Damian Viltz is the district's current chief operating officer.

"They'll definitely be getting the latest and greatest as far as fencing, window film, security vestibules, and security cameras. All that will be included in the new build," Viltz said.

It's an investment in a district-wide, long-term plan to consolidate and rebuild with equity in mind.

"We have some of the richest of the rich and some of the poorest of the poor, but all those kids deserve the great buildings and the best education we can provide them," Bassett said.

County’s newest Boys & Girls Club open in Mission Bend

Jesse Zenteno, a member of Fort Bend County’s newest Boys & Girls Club, beamed as he walked up to the microphone.“Thank you for this club,” Zenteno, 8, of the Houston part of Fort Bend County, shouted happily, before momentarily forgetting what he was going to say. “And this awesome building!”A veritable who’s who of elected officials, scores of children and many officials with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston gathered June 24 to celebrate the opening of the county’s ne...

Jesse Zenteno, a member of Fort Bend County’s newest Boys & Girls Club, beamed as he walked up to the microphone.

“Thank you for this club,” Zenteno, 8, of the Houston part of Fort Bend County, shouted happily, before momentarily forgetting what he was going to say. “And this awesome building!”

A veritable who’s who of elected officials, scores of children and many officials with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston gathered June 24 to celebrate the opening of the county’s newest club, a $6 million complex along Addicks Clodine Road.

The Mission Bend Club actually opened in late 2020, but coronavirus pandemic restrictions meant those behind it had to wait until June to officially celebrate the project, which was several years in the making, said Kevin Hattery, president and CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston.

The club has space for after-school care, labs for homework assistance and mentorship and space for sports and games, including a gym.

“We’re already nearing 200 kids using the facility every day,” Hattery said. “That’s representative of its need.”

Work on the newest club began just before the pandemic struck in early 2020, Precinct 2 County Commissioner Grady Prestage said. The county funded the project through a County Assistance District along state Highway 6, under which an extra 1 percent sales tax on each sale went toward funding different projects.

The club sits on 11 acres of land Fort Bend County purchased several years earlier to house the $5.7 million Mission Bend Library branch that opened in 2019, Prestage said.

Fort Bend County in recent years has seen an explosion of growth of Boys & Girls Clubs, many of which have been steered into existence by Prestage, Hattery said.

The first location in Fort Bend County opened in 2000 and two more have opened in the years since, Prestage said. The Mission Bend Club is the fourth, and a fifth is set to open in Rosenberg in 2022, Prestage said.

The other existing clubs are the Fort Bend Club, 5525 Hobby St., Houston; the Stafford Club, 3110 5th St., Stafford; and the Richmond-Rosenberg Club, 1800 James L. Pink Blvd., Richmond.

The Boys & Girls Clubs have 4,000 registered members in Fort Bend County and a daily attendance between 800 and 1,000 across the four clubs, Hattery said. Thus far, just under 200 children have been attending the Mission Bend Club programs.

The facility has a maximum capacity of about 250, Hattery said.

Under the terms of the partnership between the nonprofit organization and Fort Bend County, the county owns the Mission Bend Club building and the group operates it, Prestage said. The county pays between $300,000 and $350,000 to fund operations at the club, Prestage said.

That operating budget is currently funded through the assistance district, but the county may one day have to pay for it directly, Prestage said.

Because the county covers so much of the operating cost, children pay just $30 per year for a membership to the club, Hattery said.

Each year, more than 30,000 children between the ages of 6 and 17 attend after-school and summer programs at clubs across the Houston region, according to the organization. Membership is limited to that age range.

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