Road Trip Ready

By Patti Parish-Kaminski, Publisher Getting ready for the July 4th weekend meant one thing this year: road trip! I had a mission with one singular objective: to get somewhere where I didn’t feel like I was going to explode like fireworks in the sky. Seems my temperature control regulation system is a bit...

Summer Breeze

By Patti Parish-Kaminski, Publisher It is mid-June, and this summer thing has gotten real. And frankly, I’ve taken this going pro thing very seriously. Being a Professional Porch Sitter is a serious business, and it’s not for the faint at heart, so I may or may not have had Mr. Kaminski install an air...

Going Pro

By Patti Parish-Kaminski, Publisher It’s happened. I’ve finally gone pro. Now I haven’t been able to ink a deal with Nike or Adidas quite yet, but Buc-ee’s, Shipley’s and Stags’ Leap are definite possibilities. Rocking chairs, doughnuts and wine are just more my speed. I am proud to announce I...

City Council Approves Targeted Tax Cuts for Homeowners

Sugar Land City Council took the first step to approve targeted tax cuts for homeowners on June 7th by voting to increase the homestead exemption from 12 to 13 percent, effective for the 2022 tax year. The decision, based on a staff recommendation, reduces the taxable value of homesteads by 1 percent,...

Words of Wisdom

By Patti Parish-Kaminski, Publisher I love t-shirts with written sentiments. But in all fairness, the shirt must be pretty dang clever in order for me to don it. I don’t know why I love them so, but it’s a thing. And, if I find a particularly clever one, I tend to buy at least two so I have one, and I...

Giant Baby Steps

By Patti Parish-Kaminski, Publisher Today is the eve of my baby boy’s – gulp – 23rd birthday. And last Saturday, he graduated from The University of Texas. Very soon he will move into his own home and start his full-time big boy job. I understand this is the natural progression of things, that his...

Sugar Land’s Memorial Day Ceremony to Salute Fallen Soldiers

Sugar Land will host its annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 30th, at Sugar Land Memorial Park, 15300 University Blvd., to commemorate those who died in active military service. Admission is free and open to the public. The event will begin at 10 am. The Patriotic Brass Band will perform a musical...

It’s Complicated

By Patti Parish-Kaminski, Publisher Apparently, words can be difficult.  Personally, I’ve never found words – language, syntax, linguists – to be incredibly challenging, but then again, I’m a nerd.  I’m a voracious reader – always have been – and if I run across a particular appellation...

Practice Makes Perfect, But Choose Wisely

By Patti Parish-Kaminski, Publisher You know when you stop doing something for a while, you tend to get out of practice. It’s why football coaches insist on two-a-days even though it’s 150 degrees in Texas summers. Without that level of preparation, I suppose the coaches believe the grid iron guys would...

Donuts, Designers & Wine – I’m In!

By Patti Parish-Kaminski, Publisher Julie Andrews sang that, “Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens” were a couple of her favorite things. I like roses. I’m allergic to cats, so there’s that, but I’m not hating on the girl for those being her favs. We all have our favs. Just the other day, a...

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