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Hashing out household hazards this holiday

Tabby

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 […]

Reagan M. Walter

May 18, 1969 – December 14, 2014 Reagan M. Walters, age 45, died December 14, 2014, in Houston, Texas. Reagan is survived by her husband, Brian Walters, of Sugar Land; her mother, Marilyn Rawson of Richmond; her father Robert Rawson of Llano; an uncle Archie Milam, cousins Alan and Adam Milam, nieces Allison and Bethany […]

Arlene Soto

June 18, 1982 - December 8, 2014

June 18, 1982 – December 8, 2014 Arlene Soto, 32, passed away on December 8, 2014 in Sugar Land, Texas. Funeral services were held at 12:00 noon, Monday, December 15, 2014 at Sugar Land Mortuary. Ms. Soto was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She was a loving young lady who had a heart for helping […]

Pet of the Week 12/10/14

Copper

Meet Copper. This neutered, 3 year old Golden Retriever/Shepherd mix is an active boy! Copper loves to run, play and is an extremely high jumper (which his new family will need to accomodate). He’s smart, loving and would make the perfect family pet. Could Copper come spend the holidays with you? Contact Sugar Land Animal […]

A NOTION OF IMMIGRANTS

Lynn Ashby

One night I was having dinner in an eatery when the owner came over and said, “Mee-stur HASH-bee, you have a phone call.” Huh? The café was in an unknown village in the Netherlands, and few if any people knew I was there, or cared. The call was from an American friend, Phil, who worked […]

Letter to the Editor 12/10/14

Recently Scott McClelland, Chair of the Greater Houston Partnership’s Education Advisory Committee and President of the Houston Division of HEB, and Jim Postl Greater Houston Partnership Board Member, made a presentation to school board trustees who collectively represent 1.1 million students residing within the greater Houston metropolitan area at the Region 4 Education Center. Their […]

Dear Tabby: Does your dog need duds?

Tabby

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 […]

AWAY ALL QUOTES!

Lynn Ashby

“I’m from Texas and one of the reasons I like Texas is because there’s no one in control.” — Willie Nelson. “Doesn’t Texas sometimes seem to resemble a country like Saudi Arabia, with its great heat, its oil wealth, its brimming houses of worship, and its weekly executions?” — Martin Amis, “The Palace of the […]

Dear Tabby 12/03/14

Tabby

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 […]

Letters to the Editor

The Fort Bend academy program (The Opinion – Academies are here to stay, but compromise is necessary, pg 3, November 19, 2014) is a wonderful opportunity for the academy’s high school participants.  I’m all in favor of providing such an opportunity to the deserving high-achieving students.  Unfortunately, the academy process appears to penalize non-academy students […]

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