Through the flurry of transactions over the past year, we have had delightful additions to our neighborly neighborhood! While we know many of you have already had the pleasure of getting to know our new neighbors, it is a joy to share notes with you about a few of these wonderful families! We introduced the Cox family in our June newsletter, and they, along with the Shermans and Buells, were featured in the official VE Newsletter, the Mainsail. Enjoy getting to know each of these families as you see them around the neighborhood!
Nancy and Pete Olson, 903 San Marino The Olsons moved to VE at the end of 2020. They are empty-nesters, except for their adorable COVID Cavapoo puppy, Maisy. Their daughter, Kate (24), lives in Washington, DC and works for Booz Allen Hamilton, and their son, Grant (21), is a college basketball player in Kansas. At 7’ tall, Grant is easy to spot in the neighborhood when he is home from school! Pete recently retired from serving 12 years as our representative in the U.S. House of Representatives. He is now a consultant, focusing primarily on issues affecting the Houston region. Nancy is a community volunteer and is especially passionate about Child Advocates of Fort Bend. She looks forward to serving as the next CAFB board president. Nancy and Pete are loving lake life and feel so blessed to have landed in the best community in Sugar Land!
Payal & Santosh Dixit, 911 San Marino Two houses down from the Olsons is the Dixit family, who moved in at the tail-end of 2020. Payal and Santosh are both physicians. Santosh is originally from New Orleans and is an emergency-medicine physician at Elite Care Emergency in Rice Village and Patients Emergency Room in Baytown. Payal was born and raised in Houston and is a dermatologist and Mohs (skin cancer) surgeon at Complete Dermatology in Sugar Land. The Dixits have three children. Riya is 6 and starting first grade at Highlands Elementary. Mila, 4, and Shiyan (aka the Destroyer😊),1, attend Telfair Montessori. The Dixits enjoy good old fashioned family time and traveling. They love being a part of our friendly neighborhood and Payal has already organized a neighborhood street party complete with food truck and family fun!
Monica & Colin Taylor, 815 San Marino
The Taylors purchased the lot at 311 Lombardy and are living on San Marino while they build their new home. They have three children: Jack and Oliver will be going into the 3rd grade and Hazel will be going into 2nd grade at FBCA. Monica and Colin say they love the neighborhood and have already met so many wonderful residents. They enjoyed living in Sienna but say that moving here was one of the best decisions they ever made!
Susie & Jim Murray, 534 Lombardy
The Murray family has lived in this area for 26 years and has dreamed of moving to VE for a while. Their beautiful home is under construction, and they hope to move in December. Jim’s career has been in the insurance industry with agencies around Texas. Susie does volunteer work and plays tennis at Sweetwater. They have 5 kids: Wesley and Daniel (twins) are founders/owners of an e-commerce insurance company. (Daniel and his wife Marie have 2 girls and their 3rd baby is due in December.) Alyssa is a pediatric nurse at Dell Children's Hospital in Austin. Jonathon is in supply chain management with McLane Distribution in Dallas and is engaged to be married to Paulina Kardoush this fall. Stephen is a Junior at Strake Jesuit High School (and will walk dogs, mow yards, pick up mail or do just about any work to make a few dollars!). The Murrays are very excited to be joining the VE community and look forward to meeting everyone!
We are out of room yet still have more new-neighbor info for you! Look for another Venetian Estates News soon!