Hometown Heroes: Sandra Janak

By Joan Frances – We all begin life the same way. What happens after birth molds us into who we become and how we live our lives. Some of us are members of a happy family who love, share, support and believe in one another. Others are not so fortunate. These children are born into situations that can...

Tickets on Sale for 4th Annual Reading Between the Wines Benefiting Literacy Council of Fort Bend County

One of the most anticipated Fort Bend fundraisers of the year, the 4th Annual Reading Between the Wines benefiting the Literacy Council of Fort Bend County, returns to Richmond’s Safari Texas Ranch on Friday, April 1st at 6:30 pm. Presented by The Fred and Mabel R. Parks Foundation, this year’s Reading...

Proper Use of Beneficiary Designations to Complete Your Estate Planning

By T. Aaron Dobbs and Kelley M. Bentley – Although you may have a Last Will and Testament, your estate plan may not yet be complete. Often, clients do not realize that some of their assets may not pass according to the terms set forth in their will. Your estate’s assets can be divided into two broad...

Ask Alex: Get a Grip on Christmas Storage

Alex Belt is a Memorial mom, business owner and all around in the know kind of gal. Friends call on her relentlessly for advice on how to plan a party and what trend is “in.” With the holidays behind us and décor waiting to be stored, we’re doing what everyone else does – asking Alex! Q: I have...

The Art of Saying No: Why Positive Parenting Doesn’t Mean Always Saying Yes

Kids’ Corner | By Patrick Biron – A lot of parents like to talk about how “back in their day,” discipline and parenting were very different. My dad was regularly spanked and swatted by teachers all the way up through high school. I can only imagine what would happen if a faculty member spanked...

Five Overlooked Estate Planning Documents You Shouldn’t Ignore

When most people think of estate planning, the immediate emphasis is on the last will and testament. Without a doubt, your last will and testament is significantly important, but there are other equally important – but often overlooked – documents that you should have in your estate plan. Here are five...

Why Document Preparation Websites Can Cost You

By Casson Wen – T he phrase “do-it-yourself” is often used in the context of home improvement, cooking  or craft projects and is usually associated with saving money. However, unlike a failed attempt at baking the perfect bread, using a document preparation website to draft your legal documents...

Ask Alex: All About Mums

Alex Belt is a mom, business owner and all around in the know kind of gal. Friends call on her relentlessly for advice. With football season in full swing and homecoming just around the corner, we’re doing what everyone else does – asking Alex! Q  I just moved to Texas and am not familiar with...

Bullying

Kids’ Corner |  By Patrick Biron – Bullying. It is as hot of a buzzword and topic as any in schools nowadays – and for good reason. But what if I told you most parents, coaches and schools aren’t addressing the problem in a way that will properly fix it? As a parent, it’s extremely painful to...

Ask Alex: How to Have a Whimsical Disney World Vacation

Alex Belt is a mom, business owner and all around in the know kind of gal. Friends call on her relentlessly for advice. With many families taking summer vacations to Disney World, we’re doing what everyone else does – asking Alex! Q: I see all of these adorable, handmade Disney-themed outfits that...

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