We started out this past weekend with a celebratory and exploratory spirit with the successful launch by SpaceX, the private company that sent its first piloted ship into orbit. But then we cried. It was not joyful tears. Among the saddest parts of the recent protests that took place nationwide in response to the death of George Floyd last week is that we helplessly watched … [Read more...] about Something’s burning … could it be here?
We just observed Memorial Day and the Fourth of July is right around the corner. These two patriotic holidays have consistently brought us together as a nation, and this time it is more important than ever. We have been hurting and just recently began to slowly heal in relation to COVID-19’s hard hit. COVID-19’s exposure has turned out to be a great reveal. Some say we now … [Read more...] about Strong and courageous, that’s us in Fort Bend County and beyond
Many have noticed that each month in the year calls for the observance of at least one significant occasion in our society. That’s because there’s a national calendar with a listing for observations, commemorations and designations throughout the year. A total of 1,500 make it into the datebook. So what are we about to celebrate this upcoming month? National Give a Bunch of … [Read more...] about National observances are good reminders that every day’s special
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