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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 […]

Hashing out household hazards this holiday

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Dear Tabby, I typically love to fill my home with festive poinsettias this time of year, but now that I have pets, I’m concerned about them getting poisoned from eating the plants. Help! Feeling festive yet frightened in Fairchilds Dear Festive, Rest easy. According to experts, it’s a myth that the poinsettia plant is deadly for […]

2015 Founders Ball in the making

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Event promotes cultural arts Ladies and Gentlemen, Billy Stritch!  This is what Nancy Porter, active social and civic leader, has been backing on behalf of the Sugar Land Cultural Arts Foundation for its upcoming 2015 Founders Ball set for Jan. 17.  Next month at Safari Texas, this will be a tribute to Billy Stritch’s work. […]

Dear Tabby: Does your dog need duds?

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Dear Tabby, Does my dog need cold-weather clothes here in Houston? I see dogs wearing sweaters and have even seen them wearing boots. Am I a negligent pet owner if my dog doesn’t have a wardrobe? — Feeling guilty in Richmond Dear Guilty, Don’t worry. The mere fact that you’ve reached out to ask this question […]

Dear Tabby 12/03/14

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Helping animal charities  this Holiday season Dear Tabby, This Holiday season I know there are lots of area shelters that could benefit from donations. What’s the best way to give to these animal charities? Philanthropist in Seven Meadows Dear Philanthropist, Great idea–and yes, animal charities are in constant need of donations in order to keep […]

Sugar Plum Market kicks off holidays

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By Elsa Maxey elsa@fortbendstar.com The 14th annual Sugar Plum Market organized by Fort Bend Junior Service League with Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital as its title and presenting sponsor along with the City of Stafford as the venue sponsor, again shows that holiday shoppers’ expectations were more than just met.  Some say they were exceeded […]

Concluding which cuisine will leave your kitty content

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Dear Tabby, I just got my first cat and I’m really enjoying her, but I’m not sure what I should be feeding her to keep her happy and healthy. Help! Proud feline parent in The Heights Dear Proud Parent, When choosing appropriate foods for your kitty, there are several things to take into consideration. For instance, […]

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