The 2020 U.S. Census count, which is central to our political system and economy, is off track due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As of Monday, 58.6 percent of the population had responded nationwide. The self-response rate was 53.2 percent in Texas, with Fort Bend County doing better at 65.2 percent. The U.S. Census Bureau pushed down its field operations for the decennial count … [Read more...] about Do we need a Census redo next year?
With the spirit of Fort Bend guiding us in matters that benefit the community, the first phase to “open Texas” from Gov. Greg Abbott’s strike force has begun. The visible community sentiment makes it feel like we could be closer to the other side of the coronavirus pandemic and this may turn out to be the transition month. The state’s restart plan impacts work, school, … [Read more...] about We can do the impossible in face of COVID-19
Who would have thought 2020 would look like it does today? But each day, we’re a step closer to a better life. I, too, like many hopeful others, think we will have a tremendous rebound as more aggressive measures take root at impacting the worldwide havoc caused by the new coronavirus. We will find solutions and they will be our own. They will be community-specific with a … [Read more...] about Baby steps signal path to start of economic recovery
There will be parties again. For now the galas and annual benefits in Fort Bend County have all been postponed, many of them until late fall. The last one held before the shutdown to stop the spread of COVID 19 was the Fort Bend Education Foundation’s Majestic Morocco event in February. Reportedly that generated over $383,000 for grants that will go to teachers and schools. We … [Read more...] about Fort Bend comes together with rest of America
Here’s hoping you paid attention to your civics and government classes when you were in school and that you kept up along the way as you’ve been voting. Otherwise the electoral process can get a bit confusing. For starters, we just had a primary election March 3 in Texas for both the Democratic and Republican parties’ candidates for a wide range of local, statewide and federal … [Read more...] about Voters in both parties invited to get more involved