Oh, Say Can You See

July 4, 1776, the United States of America declared its independence from the most powerful nation in the world, Great Britain.  Most of the known world thought our Founding Fathers were out of their minds.  How could the people ever be trusted to govern themselves?  Mr. Washington, Mr. Adams, Mr....

Family Road Trips: Well-Traveled, Cherished Memories of Days Gone By

Growing up as a kid in Texas, June was the most enjoyable month of the year.  The next school day was months away.  Hallelujah!  The neighborhood pool was open.  Hallelujah!  It was a time for daily Slurpees, cannonballs, can-openers and belly flops off of the high dive, zinc oxide, suntans and...

Known But To God

Those revered four words are carved into the white marble of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. Sadly, those four words apply to many graves here in Fort Bend County.  These forgotten lives have common traits. They tend to be in cemeteries of people of color. Some are likely...

April Fool’s Day and God’s Love

I am a Christian, and for Christians like me, April is the most joyous month of the entire year.  It is the usually the month that our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, rose from the dead and ascended to Heaven. An eternal life awaits all! The first day of April is a day for juvenile jokes and pranks to...

Spring has Sprung in the Bend

It’s March in Fort Bend County – Spring has sprung!   There’s new life, renewed vibrancy and a push to get out of the house! Here are some of the things Nancy and I enjoy every March. We love flowers blooming, especially our official state flower – the stunning Texas Bluebonnet.  There’s a myth...

We are Blessed with the Best!

February of every year is American Heart Month.  It was started by a native Texan, President Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ). LBJ suffered five heart attacks. He was forty-six years young when he had his first heart attack on July 5, 1955. That was eight years before he became our 36th president after President...

It’s Finally 2022!

January 1st was the official start of the New Year! Historically, important things have happened on the first day of the New Year. The Republic of China (Taiwan) became a nation in 1912. Australia was born in 1901 – G’day, mate!  The Czech Republic and Slovakia split into two independent nations in...

’Tis The Season To Be Fort Bend Strong!

December of every year is a special time in Fort Bend.  We all find some way to celebrate the life we’ve been given, the family and friends who love us, and the blessings we share living in Fort Bend. These celebrations have many names: Bodhi Day (Rohatsu), Hanukkah, the Solstice (Dongzhi), Christmas,...

It’s November 2021 Time To Give Thanks!

Our nation gives a collective “thanks” on the fourth Thursday of every November – Thanksgiving. That’s special. But here in Fort Bend County, we know that one day each year to give thanks is not enough. Our feelings come from being the most diverse, most prosperous county in Texas, America and the...

Childhood Cancer Creating Fort Bend Strong Warriors

Warning! My column this month may make you cry. My eyes have watered a lot as I’ve been writing. As parents of two amazing children, Nancy and I have been truly blessed. Kate and Grant are happy and healthy adults. We thank God every day for these blessings. We have never heard the four most frightful...

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