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Advice about dental care will give you something to chew on

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Dear Tabby, I’ve heard friends talk about taking their dog to the vet to have his teeth cleaned. I’ve never taken my 9 year old dog for a teeth cleaning…should I? Thinking about teeth in Telfair Dear Thinking about teeth, As you probably know, humans should visit their dentist twice a year for a dental […]

Dear Tabby 02/18/15

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Dear Tabby, One of my cats has suddenly stopped using the litterbox. I’m getting frustrated–help! Feline Frustration in First Colony Dear Feline Frustration, According to vets, cats can stop using the litterbox for a variety of reasons. Most commonly, cats are dissatisfied with the placement or number of litterboxes, changes in the environment inside or outside […]

28th Annual Spaghetti Dinner Nears: Exchange Club of Sugar Land benefits community

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Honoring its mission of service programs relating to Americanism, community service, youth, and child abuse prevention, the Exchange Club of Sugar Land is hosting its annual Spaghetti Dinner next Friday, Feb. 20, 5 – 8 p.m. at Flour Corporation.  This is the highly anticipated family-friendly event that highlights costume decked out, local law enforcement agency […]

Dear Tabby 02/04/15

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The claws come out over declawing Dear Tabby, I have a kitten who won’t stop scratching on my furniture. I’m considering getting her declawed. Is this my only option? Frustrated with ratty furniture in Fulbrook Dear Frustrated, The short answer is no–declawing your cat isn’t your only option, nor is it a kind or humane option. […]

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 […]

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