Hometown Heroes: Jill Curtis

By Joan Frances – One of the most selfless acts of giving to another human being is to be a volunteer. For 29 years, Jill Curtis has devoted her free time to helping others, and she continues to help the less fortunate in Fort Bend County and beyond. Curtis met her husband, Sandy, when she was 13...

Hometown Heroes: Robert Pedraza

By Joan Frances – Volunteering has always been a family commitment for Robert Pedraza. Ever since he was a boy, he enjoyed watching his parents set an example and never gave it a second thought. He has always been a public servant and continues to give his time to benefit Fort Bend County. For the past...

Hometown Heroes: Mary Favre

By Joan Frances – There are residents in Fort Bend County who have magnetic qualities that draw people to them. They are modest, positive and generous with their time, committed and engaged in contributing to the community. Our Hometown Hero fit this description and much more: meet Mary Favre. Favre...

Hometown Heroes: Guadalupe Hernandez

By Joan Frances – Not everyone is born to serve their country; it is a calling. There is a strength, unwavering and committed, to every military veteran maintaining the essential respect and compassion for their fellow man. Guadalupe Hernandez has lived a military life filled with tragedy and triumphs....

Hometown Heroes: Christine Mitchell

By Joan Frances – When Christine Mitchell talks about volunteering, she refers to her works as, we, and us and family, as they have been a part of her life. She has been a public servant throughout her career and continues to bring joy and contentment to the senior residents of Fort Bend...

Hometown Heroes: Xavier Herrera

By Joan Frances – Some people may say that 50+ hours a week of work and volunteering for the community is extreme. But not for Xavier Herrera. His commitment is vene-rable, Herrera said, “Public service was instilled in me at an early age. I was raised that we all had an obligation not only to our...

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