Sunday was an emotional day for players and fans of the National Football League and it had nothing to do with the play on the field. It all centered around the decades-old tradition of performing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the beginning of each game. More than 200 of the league’s 1,696 players took a knee to protest comments made by President Donald Trump on Twitter … [Read more...] about There are better ways to protest than by taking a knee
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What a difference a little wind and rain can make. Granted, when that wind and rain come in the form of a hurricane it can change lives and communities forever. Hurricane Harvey certainly changed ours. There are countless stories out there about how the storm impacted people here in Fort Bend County. Everything from high-water rescues, nights spent in shelters, mucking homes … [Read more...] about Skeeters, Texans, rose up in time of need during Hurricane Harvey
Is this the end of the world as we know it? Is the apocalypse upon us? Hurricanes, fires, massive earthquakes and more are wreaking havoc across the country and around the globe. Doomsayers are having a heyday. Bible-thumping fanatics are warning us of God’s impending wrath. Global warming warnings abound. (And somehow this is all Donald Trump’s fault!) I’m not a … [Read more...] about Are hurricanes, fires and earthquakes signs of the apocalypse?
It’s hard to know how to feel. The events of the past two weeks have been overwhelming. Hurricane Harvey may not have hit Houston directly, but it dumped more than 50 inches of rain on our area. Some places flooded and others were spared. No one was left unaffected by the storm. As the remnants of Harvey moved out of Texas and Louisiana, we again held our collective … [Read more...] about Hurricane Harvey brought out the best in us
I saw an incredibly beautiful thing Wednesday night. I went to the community celebration and information session at Marshall High School where Fort Bend ISD officials discussed the details of how the school would host Willowridge High School while the home of the Eagles is undergoing mold remediation and renovation. Because both schools are below half capacity they both … [Read more...] about Two schools stand together as an example for all to see