Celebrating her 110th birthday last week, Mary Coffey sang and chatted with friends and family at Colonial Oaks Senior Living at First Colony in Sugar Land. Coffey, a long time resident, enjoyed a birthday celebration rich in music, family history and faith. At the time of her birth on March 20, 1909, William Taft was already sworn in as the 27th President of the United … [Read more...] about Sugar Land woman turns 110 years old – Coffey is second-oldest person living in Texas
Retired American professional basketball player Sheryl Swoopes stopped by the Fort Bend County Juvenile Probation Department in Richmond last week to remind youngsters of their purpose in life and to encouraging them to make changes for a better future. “No matter how far life pushes you down, no matter how much you hurt, you can always bounce back,” she said. The first … [Read more...] about Former WNBA superstar motivates troubled youths
Steve Sandifer is pictured in Winfield, Kansas, during the Santa Fe Railway Historical and Modeling Society convention. (Submitted photo) Freight, passenger or commuter – for train enthusiasts, these vehicles not only provide a unique form of transportation, they also provide hours of entertainment in the form of models as well. A special group of fans called model … [Read more...] about Love of model railroading crosses generations
When Margaret Gatti was born, Woodrow Wilson was president, Pancho Villa left exile in the United States to return to Mexico, and the Ford Motor Company introduced its first moving assembly line. Gatti, who was born in December of 1913, celebrated her 105th birthday recently at Brookdale Senior Living. Family members and the many friends she’s made at the center were there to … [Read more...] about 105 years strong!
While considering all the facts about adopting a family pet is crucial, it’s especially important during the holidays. Animal shelter volunteers agree that potential pet owners need to be ready for the commitment involved in taking care of any animal. However well intended, choosing a pet at the animal shelter for someone else as a surprise gift doesn’t always work out for the … [Read more...] about Pets make great gifts but are terrible surprises