Armistice Day 2022 and The Unbreakable Bonds of 41 Million Americans

Armistice Day is a very special day of honor for our nation’s military veterans and their families.  Armistice Day was created to celebrate the end of the “War to End All Wars” – World War I.   The end of hostilities between the Allies and Germany would be formally signed in 1918 at the eleventh...

Hurricanes and Me

I moved to Texas as an excited nine-year-old in July of 1972.  We bought a brand-new home in Seabrook, because the public schools in Clear Creek Independent School District were very strong, and my dad had a relatively easy commute on Red Bluff Road to his paper mill in Pasadena.  I learned the Gulf...

Why September is My Favorite Month

I love September in Texas! The Friday Night Lights of Fort Bend high school football are shining brightly all over our county.  The Battle of the Berg between Lamar Consolidated and B.F. Terry gets things rolling on September 2nd.  By the end of September, Katy will be undefeated and beginning to think...

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...

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