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Fort Bend County, At Large
By Cheryl Skinner

This column expresses the personal opinions/views of the writer. If you would like to express your opinions/views regarding the column, write a SIGNED letter to the editor. Name can be withheld by request with a valid day time phone number.


After what could be considered the longest holiday season in history, the lull in news is starting to heat up a bit.

Of course that is because it is an election year and while it isn’t as exciting as a presidential election year, any election generates controversy of some sort before it’s all over.

The name snafu is just the first of many to come, I’m sure.

Elaine Bishop, the current Democrat Chairman, should have known that any discrepancy in the spelling of a candidate’s name would generate a lot of adverse publicity.

When the candidate is running against you, it might even be more controversial, right?

Oh well, it certainly gave everyone something to talk about for a day or so anyhow.

It could take as long as two weeks for a jury to hear the Quail Valley Golf Course case and decide if Missouri City offered a fair price or must pay more.

It has been a long time coming and hopefully the issue will be resolved once and for all at the end of this court case.

The pending trial and ongoing negotiations certainly hasn’t slowed down progress on refurbishing the course.

If this is resolved in short order, you can bet the city will go full steam ahead on any pending projects they may have.

Area cities are taking steps to make sure every resident is counted during the census and rightfully so.

The census numbers can have an impact on federal funding, political representation and a host of other things that can benefit the city, as well as the residents and businesses in the city.

While we are all reluctant to give out information to anyone due to identity theft and other security issues, the census information is kept secure.

Do make sure you are dealing with a legitimate census representative when the time comes.

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