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Kristen Lynn Howe & Adam Jay Canow


Kristen Lynn Howe and  Adam Jay Canow were united in marriage on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at three o’clock in the afternoon at St. Anne Catholic Church in Houston, Texas.  The double ring ceremony was officiated by the Reverend Jay Walsh of St. Anne Catholic Church.  Music for the ceremony was provided by Divisi Strings […]

Response to April 22 Sudhalter Column…

Editor: I appreciate your encouragement of dialogue and input into the current status of community affairs in Fort Bend County.  This area is rich in its heritage of decisive men and women who initiated positive change rather than following whatever the flavor of the day happened to be.  And we need to remember that America […]


Lynn Ashby

The U.S. Supreme Court has been dealing with the Texas state government’s refusal to allow the Sons of Confederate Veterans to put the Confederate battle flag (it was never the official Southern flag) on their personalized license plates. Wasn’t this decided at Appomattox? But there is still one little-known story about Texas and Dixie that […]

PET OF THE WEEK 04/22/15


Meet Ellie Mae. Don’t let her name fool you: this Ellie Mae is no dumb, country-bumpkin. A people-pleaser by nature, Ellie Mae is intelligent and perceptive with her training. She loves other dogs and doesn’t bark much at all. Ellie Mae is a very special gal who would be a perfect fit for most any […]


Lynn Ashby

Anyone can spot events as they are occurring, but once again you and I are sharper than most by noticing what is not happening. There is not a flurry of emails, no callers to those nutty radio talk shows (“Rush, Obama has put Jell-O in my kidneys.”) and no alarms from unknown scientists who claim […]

Letter to the Editor: Local control requires local leadership

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Many Texas school districts, including Fort Bend ISD, have abused the discretion that the Texas legislature granted them. Such perceived abuse of discretion is largely why the issue of decriminalizing Truancy in the State of Texas is a major issue in the current legislative session. How a local school district designs and implements a Truancy […]

Carolyn Elaine Flagg


October 2, 1949 – March 27, 2015 Carolyn Elaine Flagg was suddenly called home to be with her Lord and Savior after complications from surgery at age 65 on March 27th, 2015. “Carol”, as known by all who love her, was a devoted Christian wife, mother and grandmother who touched the countless hearts of family, friends […]

Pet of the Week 04/01/15


This sweet Pug-mix is friendly, eager to please and will go to his new home fully-vetted and ready to be your best friend. Did you know that, on average, a Pug sleeps 14 hours a day? If your home is ready for a loyal companion who enjoys a good snooze, this sweet boy might be […]


Lynn Ashby

THE PARKING LOT –Driving to this convenience store at my weekend getaway in Varicose Valley, I suddenly hear shouting. True story. Parked in the middle of the lot are two vehicles, drivers’ doors open. The shouting is the work of two guys who must have had an altercation down the street and pulled in here […]

Advocating for justice and equality

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Compliments with comments on Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds “Advocating for Equality in Discipline”…a great article to act on concerns for our children equality in discipline. Well, the racial disparities are not only practiced in our school but in the justice system agency, “Texas Department of Child Support Services”. The Houston Juvenile Court on Congress […]

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