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Barbed Wire

Lynn Ashby

THE LINE – You don’t often see a store with a large sign by the front door warning not to bring firearms inside, complete with the big silhouette of a revolver. And inside is a very big guard (true to the sign, no gun) but with badge and uniform and the look of a rabid […]

Tha’t’s fine with me

Lynn Ashby

THE COURT ROOM – “Your honor,” I whine, “yes, I have lied and cheated, sold worthless bonds to widows, bundled doomed mortgages and forced thousands of Americans to lose their homes. True, I hid money in the Cayman Islands to avoid paying taxes. I guess you could say I did my part in bringing down […]

Pulling their leg

Lynn Ashby

WANTED: The State of Texas is looking for a cat burglar. No, not someone who steals cats, but a black-clad trapeze artist who can slip through air vents or climb up drain pipes. Just get an object that is rightfully ours, but leave the roasted chicken alone. Will pay well. Jeeze, if the UT-System can […]

NOT SAM’S CLUB

Lynn Ashby

THE MAILBOX – Here is more junk mail plus the usual ransom notices, threatening letters from debt collectors and former friends – I didn’t actually know my dog was rabid. What’s this? A letter from my Congressman, how nice, I guess, because it reminds me of a recent news article about Congress, specifically about the […]

Friday Night Might

Lynn Ashby

By Lynn Ashby Columnist THE HIGH SCHOOL — Workers are getting ready for the most important part of Texas’ high schools’ autumn term. No, not math or English or even homeroom. It’s football, of course. CBS newsman and native Texan Bob Schieffer once observed, “In Texas, the week begins on Friday nights.” Drive across our […]

Larger than Life…Donald Leonetti

By Lisa Glenn  On July 17, 2014, the life of Donald Joseph Leonetti was cut short in a tragic senseless way and an entire community went into mourning along with his beloved family.  For over 25 years, his company, Leonetti Graphics, has served Fort Bend Schools, a myriad of charitable organizations and countless local businesses by […]

Nurse Kaplan celebrates upcoming 80th birthday

NurseKaplan

By Carolyn Bowden  Helle Kaplan’s interest in tennis declined and she began to volunteer at QV Elementary where she assisted a 4th grade teacher and her students. When there was an opening for the school nurse position she applied and was hired. There she remained for 25 years, making a positive difference in the lives […]

This Memorial Day remember those who died in battle

By C.C. Finn Sugar Land Memorial Day is not a day you wish your veterans a happy day. It is not a day they give thanks for their lives. On Memorial Day, veterans are remembering those soldiers who died in battle. Soldiers they led or who fought by their side.  They are remembering soldiers who […]

A Superhero Principal – Irma Nurre

By Iris Ung A 6th grade student at LCISD’s Wertheimer MS WOW! ZAP! ZOOM! She has the power to control 532 children!  She has the devotion to lead young minds to success!  She has the determination to encourage and effectively impact her students!  She has the compassion to make sure every child is in a […]

Different thoughts and fears regarding the STAAR Test is normal

Wertheimer counselor and test coordinator, Rocio Espinoza, says, “Our Hawks are ready for the challenge!”

By Morgan Grieve 6th Grade student at LCISD’s Wertheimer MS   The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) is a test given to students in grades 3-8 and to students taking high school level courses. The STAAR test includes reading and mathematics for grades 3-8, writing for grades 4 and 7, science for […]

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