For more than 50 years, The Arc of Fort Bend, comprised of dedicated volunteers and an organizational staff, has been working hard at advancing its role as a reputable advocate that also provides services to persons with special needs – those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Not only does it do that, but it also addresses education, employment, health care, … [Read more...] about Community engagement exemplifies The Arc’s annual fundraiser
National Adoption Day in Fort Bend County is an annual event where children get to join their “forever families,” and it’s done about a week before Thanksgiving. This year, Child Advocates of Fort Bend and other giving partners joined in the celebration at the Fort Bend County Justice Center to finalize close to 20 adoptions in three district courtrooms. The adoptions of those … [Read more...] about Could AI impact adoptions, future of parenting?
Any person who buys a home in the geographic area of a homeowners association (HOA) typically becomes a member of the HOA. This is automatic, and it means the homeowner commits to obeying rules and regulations found in a document with covenants, conditions and restrictions enforced by the HOA. Some say this is a good thing, while others say it limits the owner's choices and … [Read more...] about Make lemonade and get to know your HOA
The upcoming U.S. Census will take a snapshot of America’s population on April 1, 2020. The census is required by the constitution to take place every 10 years and will count all the people living in the 50 states, the District of Columbia and five U.S. territories (American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin … [Read more...] about Census about counting all heads, not just citizens
In Fort Bend County, we hear about the state of affairs of public schools on a regular basis, which is great. After all, it’s our tax dollars that are helping to educate our children. Fort Bend ISD, with its headquarters in Sugar Land, is boasting 77,000 students this year. Private schools and home schooling in the area also make for more students. So do charter schools, which … [Read more...] about Public schools get limelight, but we’re somewhat in dark on charter schools