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OUT IN THE COLD

Lynn Ashby

THE KITCHEN – Here it is, strong and white, a huge testimony to modern technology and lots of cold cash, so to speak. My new refrigerator. You probably have such an appliance in your home, most people do. Perhaps also one in your office and car, maybe on board your 110-foot-long yacht, in your plane […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pet of the week 11/26/14

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Meet Hennessey. Just like the mellow cognac with the same name, this Hennessey will warm your heart. This male Chihuahua mix is well behaved and ready for his new beginning. Could Hennessey come and spend the holidays with you? If so, contact Fort Bend Animal Services at: (281) 342-1512

BITE THE BALLOT

Lynn Ashby

THE PARTY – “So what do you think about the elections?” I ask a total stranger, trying to make idle chatter. “I’ll TELL YOU WHAT I THINK!” he says sweetly, pouring his drink on my canapés. Uh-oh. I’ve done it again. Today the mere mention of politics and/or elections sets off a firestorm. No one […]

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