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Pet of the Week 02/25/15

Yeti

Meet Yeti. This 3 year old gentle giant is a polydactyl cat (also called a Hemingway Cat). Polydactyl cats have extra toes and were often valued by sailors for their climbing and hunting abilities and considered to be good luck at sea. Yeti would get along nicely with other cats but not dogs or small […]

COMMENTARY: Ashby analyzes the life of a pundit…

Lynn Ashby

THE DEN – Let’s see what’s on TV this Sunday morning. Yes, the talking heads, waxing wisely on various subjects. but mostly politics, since that’s all they know. Some are knowledgeable and erudite, but nothing like William Buckley and Daniel Patrick Moynihan. Others are blowhards who make their point by shouting the loudest, and when […]

Pet of the Week 02/18/15

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This sweet, female Collie-mix might not have a name just yet, but she is sure ready for her new beginning. Collies are natives of Scotland and are used as herding dogs. Their keen intelligence and loyalty makes them popular family dogs. This little lass loves to run and snuggle and is as sweet as can […]

Missouri City must show respect to its police department

Please thank Michael Sudhalter for his article titled, “Missouri City must show respect to its police department”.  It was a great article & I (and many others) appreciate him noticing & covering this issue.  It’s nice that Mr. Sudhalter, along with the Fort Bend Star, thought this was an important topic & made a stand […]

Is there anything you don’t need a license for?

Lynn Ashby

THE FRONT DOOR – “Hi, I’m Leon, here to fix your garbage disposal. I was told some idiot put a beer can down it.” Leon comes in with his tool chest, then puts on big socks over his shoes. He has a name badge on his pocket, first name sewn into his shirt, plastic clip […]

Jarrod Greene Shikle

Jarrod Greene Shikle

October 23, 1965 – February 2, 2015 Jarrod Greene Shikle, 49, passed away Monday, February 2, 2015 surrounded by friends and family in Sugar Land, TX. Jarrod was born October 23, 1965 in Birmingham, Alabama to James and Susan Shikle. He was preceded in death by his mother Susan. He is survived by his son […]

ASHBY: Will Fertitta float gambling into Texas?

Lynn Ashby

THE CASINO — Phat Duc, that inscrutable Asian hiding behind his dark glasses, takes another drag on his cigarette, and puts down five. Lubbock Slim (he didn’t quite make it to Amarillo) smiles his trademark smile and tosses in 10. The crowd gasps. Lucky Bunny makes it 15. I make it 25. Why not? Fortunately, […]

Pet of the week 02/04/15

Kirby

Meet Kirby. This 4 month old, male brown tabby is about as cute as they come. Kirby would especially love a home with other playful kitties to romp with or even fun-loving humans to wave a feather teaser around a little. If you’re looking for a Valentine, Kirby promises to provide unconditional love and sweetness–without […]

William Alfred (Bill) Streich, Jr.

William Alfred (Bill) Streich, Jr.

August 21, 1930 – February 2, 2015 On February 2, 2015, William Alfred (Bill) Streich, Jr. peacefully broke away from his earthly bonds which had held him down so long.  Freed from Parkinson’s disease that gradually weakened his physical body over the last eight years, Bill courageously kept his sense of humor, his smile, and […]

Faye Anders Howard

Faye Anders Howard

October 22, 1917 – January 31, 2015 Mrs. Faye Anders Howard, age 97, of Stafford, died Saturday, January 31, 2015 in her daughter’s Missouri City home.  She was born on October 22, 1917 in Goose Creek, Texas, near Baytown, to Marcus “Andy” and Ruth Anders. Mrs. Howard was a graduate of Boling High School and […]

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