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Dear Tabby 05/20/15

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Preparing your pet for precarious weather Dear Tabby, It seems like it’s been an extra stormy spring here in Texas. I’m wondering if you have any tips on how to make sure that our pets are prepared in the case of a storm disaster in our area. Weather watcher in Firethorne Dear Weather Watcher, You’re wise […]

Celebrating Carl Favre’s Impactful Life

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Carl Philip Favre, 64, beloved and respected community leader, leaves us knowing about the joy of sharing an abundant life with his community from his worldly success and spiritual evolution.  He passed away on May 11.  A tremendous outpouring of friends and family celebrated his life this Saturday at a memorial service at Sugar Land […]

Aging pet owner’s jitters over joint pain

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Dear Tabby, I’m noticing that my older dog is struggling to jump up on the bed, seems to moan a bit when she lays down and is just generally a bit more wobbly on her feet. I fear that her joints are hurting her and that arthritis is setting in. What can I do to […]

Fort Bend Spring Brunch week of Mother’s Day

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By Elsa Maxey Mother’s Day this upcoming Sunday honors mothers, grandmothers, great-grandmothers and even mothers-to-be for their contribution to family and society. Locally, so many of them will be delighted to know that next summer, with the look and feel similar to the Children’s Museum of Houston, the children’s museum in Fort Bend will be […]

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 […]

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