My parents sometimes say I’m a glutton for punishment when it comes to social media and digital interaction. They may be right considering much of the internet is filled with faceless, anonymous people shouting into the void – usually to the detriment and annoyance of me and those around them. But right here, right now? I think it’s a rare period in time when the connection … [Read more...] about Keep your friends close while socially distancing
Here’s hoping you paid attention to your civics and government classes when you were in school and that you kept up along the way as you’ve been voting. Otherwise the electoral process can get a bit confusing. For starters, we just had a primary election March 3 in Texas for both the Democratic and Republican parties’ candidates for a wide range of local, statewide and federal … [Read more...] about Voters in both parties invited to get more involved
There are 15 Republicans and four Democrats who each want to be their party’s candidate to run for office in November’s general election to succeed outgoing U.S. Rep. Pete Olson, a Republican who is not seeking reelection in Texas’ 22nd Congressional District. Who filed first for the March 3 primaries? It was Republican candidate Greg Hill from Pearland, and the last one to … [Read more...] about Who’s got the juju in crowded primaries for District 22?
It’s a certainty with every election cycle. You hear candidates and pundits tout the political backing of what they claim is a significant name or organization. Similar to sports analysts who often claim the biggest free-agent signing means giving a trophy to the offseason winner, certain political endorsements are thought to be game changers. But the adage that has come to be … [Read more...] about Do national endorsements matter in local politics?
A look at Sugar Land’s 12th annual State of the City Address (SOCA) on Jan. 24 is one of the ways to call attention to successes and plans for the city’s future direction. The takeaways this go round at the breakfast event – organized by the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce and held at the Sugar Land Marriott – focused on the city’s commitment for enjoying a safer city than ever … [Read more...] about Sugar Land way still in style after 60 years