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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 […]

BUT FEAR ITSELF

Lynn Ashby

THE TV – “In other news,” the anchorman intones, then goes on to tell about wars, hopes for peace, etc. Notice what he did not say, what did not happen? Not a single panic-stricken word about Ebola. In America it is the Disease That Dissolved. When was the last time you heard any mention of […]

Letter to the Editor 01/28/15

Editor’s Note: On Monday, the FBISD board voted to keep the Engineering Academy at Elkins High. This letter was submitted prior to the vote. Hello Fort Bend ISD Board Members and Superintendent, I am an incoming 10th grader in the Engineering Academy and I would like to stay at Elkins High School. I understand why […]

Pet of the Week 01/28/15

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Meet Eloise. This Anatolian Shepherd/Saint Bernard Mix is about 6 years old and ready for her new life to begin. You won’t find a friendlier gal than Eloise. Her favorite things are belly rubs and cuddling. Eloise is hoping to put on some healthy weight and find her forever family as soon as possible. If […]

BEAT THE PRESS

THE OFFICE — Look to the left of that tree. It’s another tree, or so I’m supposed to think. That bush was not there last night. Here comes the postman. What do you think he really has in that bag? By the way, do I know you? No, I am not paranoid. I am a […]

Pet of the Week 01/21/15

Oatmeal

Meet Oatmeal. Oatmeal is an 18 month old Turkish Van-mix. She has a twin sister that she’s very fond of so if the right family comes along for these sweet sisters, they can both be yours for only one adoption fee. Oatmeal and her sister are loving and playful but would prefer a quiet home […]

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