It comes with any unknown element. There are those who subscribe to its veracity as gospel, then others who dismiss it like a fairytale. And in the midst of the ever-evolving nature of the COVID-19 outbreak and based on what I’m seeing play out both in real life and on social media, I feel compelled to say something that frankly shouldn’t need to be voiced: Ridiculing the … [Read more...] about Whatever our COVID-19 reaction, let’s maintain our humanity
Anytime we hear about a new strain of a virus anywhere in the world, panic immediately sets in. Our minds automatically jump to the worst conclusions, sometimes bordering on hysteria. While caution is still advised no matter the threat level, we also need to be careful about what type of information we’re taking in and spreading along with the source of said information. Even … [Read more...] about Amidst coronavirus craziness, let’s keep our heads and facts straight
Not too long after this week’s regular paper is thrown, you might see something resembling a thicker version of our weekly publication adorning your lawn or front porch. That would be our annual Newcomer’s Guide, a once-per-year magazine dedicated to fleshing out all there is to love about Fort Bend County. Between myself, our editor Adam Zuvanich, our page designer Brooke … [Read more...] about Newcomer’s Guide can help residents old and new
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?
Many times, we’re not initially thankful for change. When something disrupts the status quo, our kneejerk reaction tends to be one of trepidation and fear. I was no different when the most notable shift in my routine occurred earlier this year. When I was transferred down to Stafford in order to take over day-to-day editorial operations at The Star this past April, I have to … [Read more...] about Rocking the boat led me to fascinating waters