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Dear Tabby 04/22/15

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April showers bring thunderstorm anxiety for some pets Dear Tabby, We just adopted a new dog. I’ve noticed that she gets extremely nervous and agitated during thunderstorms. What can we do to put her at ease? Nervous Nelly in Needville Dear Nervous Nelly, It’s very common for our pets to have a reaction to thunderstorms–some more […]

No more wrong voting locations on Election Day

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Fort Bend’s voting precincts may be replaced by vote centers By Elsa Maxey Many evening functions in Fort Bend are about socials, but this month Elections Administrator John Oldham has been hosting informational meetings throughout the county with the last one about to take place this Thursday, April 23, in Katy.  His message is about […]

Fort Bend’s kudos also due to acting students

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By Elsa Maxey For local area drama students attending Wharton County Junior College (WCJC), it’s not only acting talent they have, but the kind that gets noticed.  Recent awards earned from the Texas Community College Speech and Theatre Association Play Festival in Kingwood has given the students the right to list the achievement in their […]

Dear Tabby 04/01/15

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Do the risks outweigh the rewards of adopting an FIV+ cat? Dear Tabby, I’ve fallen in love with a cat who is FIV+. Should I still adopt her, knowing that she has a fatal disease? Heartsick in Cinco Ranch Dear Heartsick, First of all, let’s discuss what FIV is. FIV stands for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus. This […]

Health Wellness & Career Pathways Symposium

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By Elsa Maxey What are the health care jobs in high demand? To find out, a local Health Wellness and Career Pathways Symposium, free and open to the public, will afford participants the opportunity to interact with those already working in the health care industry. Essentially, it will be an event that will bring together […]

Dear Tabby 03/25/15

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Is feeding your pet table scraps taboo? Dear Tabby, My friend feeds her dog table scraps every night. The dog doesn’t seem to be overweight or otherwise unhealthy, but this habit flies in the face of everything that we’re told about feeding pets from the table. What do you think? In a stew about table […]

It’s all about the build

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TriCity Business Alliance gives Habitat $7,500 There’s an organization home-based out of Stafford helping build homes, hope and opportunities for families to help themselves, and they’ve just been given a boost to continue that effort in Fort Bend.  The TriCity Business Alliance presented a $7,500 check last week to Sherwin Sun, who heads the Fort […]

Dear Tabby 03/18/15

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Pet owners going coo-coo for coconut oil Dear Tabby, My family has embraced the health benefits of coconut oil and was wondering if it’s safe to give it to our pets too? Coo-coo for coconut oil in Cinco Ranch Dear Coo-Coo, Coconut oil does indeed seem to have taken over the world! Humans are not […]

It’s all about the best

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Student artwork & much more at 2015 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo With the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo opening up this week and running through March 22, there’s a lot of excitement due to the region-wide role of the event, which impacts the lives of thousands, including the young lives of art students.  Fort […]

FB Co Sheriff’s Office team gets 2015 best spaghetti title

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28th annual Exchange Club of SL spaghetti dinner about fundraising fun By Elsa Maxey Fluor Daniel’s packed cafeteria Friday evening, Feb. 20, 2015 in support of the Exchange Club of Sugar Land’s annual Spaghetti Dinner affirms that sense of cohesiveness and belonging in the local community backing good causes. In keeping with the event’s program […]

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