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
We pass by strangers on the street every day, usually unaware of what they do for a living. But some of them could be helping to protect our wellbeing, or save our sanity, amidst an unprecedented pandemic. So this week, I’d like to shine a light on some of those generally under-the-radar people who are on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19 in Fort Bend County and … [Read more...] about Let’s give more than a nod to front-line workers
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