There are 15 Republicans and four Democrats who each want to be their party’s candidate to run for office in November’s general election to succeed outgoing U.S. Rep. Pete Olson, a Republican who is not seeking reelection in Texas’ 22nd Congressional District. Who filed first for the March 3 primaries? It was Republican candidate Greg Hill from Pearland, and the last one to … [Read more...] about Who’s got the juju in crowded primaries for District 22?
It’s a certainty with every election cycle. You hear candidates and pundits tout the political backing of what they claim is a significant name or organization. Similar to sports analysts who often claim the biggest free-agent signing means giving a trophy to the offseason winner, certain political endorsements are thought to be game changers. But the adage that has come to be … [Read more...] about Do national endorsements matter in local politics?
A look at Sugar Land’s 12th annual State of the City Address (SOCA) on Jan. 24 is one of the ways to call attention to successes and plans for the city’s future direction. The takeaways this go round at the breakfast event – organized by the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce and held at the Sugar Land Marriott – focused on the city’s commitment for enjoying a safer city than ever … [Read more...] about Sugar Land way still in style after 60 years
My greatest desire is to make a difference, leaving the world better than it was when I entered it. And I’ve always believed that the best way to do so is through the people in my life. As many stories as I’ve written in more than four years as a reporter – and as much as I love my job – that isn’t what I want my legacy to be. Eventually, people will forget who won a certain … [Read more...] about Let’s make uncommon kindness prevalent once again
Ahhhh, our Fort Benders love galas, those social occasions with special entertainment and a fundraising objective for good causes that benefit the community. In some circles, some may argue that we have too many galas. But do we really? If you can assign a number to the total hosted locally, perhaps you’re one of the regulars and among the many that enjoy good parties, good … [Read more...] about Do we have too many galas in Fort Bend County?