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Clements student visit to China: Opportunity to see place in global reality

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By Elsa Maxey It was just the other day, when this 17 year old FBISD junior from Clements High School would wear only slippers in the “home” of his host family in Foshan, China, who lives on the entire 17th floor of a high rise building. Foshan in the Chenchang District of China is a […]

Taking the Stage…Billy Stritch 13th annual gala’s honoree

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By Elsa Maxey  As promised by SLCAF Executive Director Chad Muska, there were dazzling performances at the 2015 Founders’ Ball, the 13th annual event, presented by Classic Chevrolet and the Sugar Land Cultural Arts Foundation (SLCAF).  Gala Co-chairs, Donna Molho and Bridget Yeung, led an impressive lineup of committees with connections to an equally distinguished […]

Dear Tabby 01/28/15

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Is your family primed for pet ownership? Dear Tabby, My kids have been begging for a pet. I’m not sure if we’re ready yet. Help! Considering a Pet in Sugarland Dear Considering A Pet, Owning a pet is a big responsibility–even if it’s just a fish. Pets require (at a minimum) regular feedings, attention, baths or […]

Fort Bend ISD teacher reigns as Ms. Texas America 2015

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Crown for a purpose Regina Crafter of Missouri City, preparing for this year’s Ms. American Pageant finals, is Ms. Texas America 2015, a title awarded to her recently by the Ms. America® Pageant.  “I’m your neighbor,” said the 14-year local area resident, who came to Fort Bend from Dayton, Ohio, where she earned her master’s […]

Dear Tabby 01/21/15

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Does your pet need vitamins? Dear Tabby, One of my resolutions for the New Year is to get better about taking my vitamin every day. Does my dog need a vitamin too? Health-minded in Rosenberg Dear Health-minded, The good news is that most dogs and cats that are on a well-balanced pet food don’t need supplements. […]

Health & wellness challenge

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Objective: Fort Bend to shed a million pounds this year By Elsa Maxey “Today is the day Fort Bend takes the million pound challenge and begins to create a culture of wellness,” declares Nicole Volek, Shape Up Fort Bend (SUFB) board official. This statement is about the challenge over the course of one year that […]

Dear Tabby 01/14/15

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Can Fido get the flu? Dear Tabby, We’re in the midst of flu season and it seems as though everyone around me either currently has the flu or has had it in the past month. I was wondering if my dog could get the flu too? Fearing the flu in Fulshear Dear Fearing the flu, […]

Spirit of Christmas holiday season

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TriCity Business Alliance commits to Fort Bend Habitat fundraiser By Elsa Maxey An important part of the holiday season is charitable giving and with this in mind, members of the TriCity Biz Alliance stepped up to do just that in keeping with the spirit of the season. In an announcement to the Fort Bend Habitat for Humanity […]

Dear Tabby: It’s never too late to have a well-behaved dog

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Dear Tabby, My old dog needs to brush on up her manners. I’d like to start the new year with a well-behaved dog. How do I even begin? Craving canine obedience in Katy Dear Craving Obedience, You’re in luck. The old adage, “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks” just doesn’t hold water with […]

Chautauqua Talk chronicles Greater Fort Bend EDC evolution

By Elsa Maxey The Greater Fort Bend Economic Development Council (EDC) came into being as “the mother of the recession.” Herb Appel, a founder of the organization, shares this and significant milestone about the public/private partnership that started in 1986, where he served from its inception as President for 20 years through 2006.  Both he and Jeff […]

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