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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.


I was talking to Precinct 3 Commissioner Andy Meyers last week when I noticed that he seemed a bit tired.

He was. Come to find out the mononucleosis that hit him nearly two months ago is still wreaking havoc on the commissioner.

To his credit, although he admits to being slowed down substantially more than he anticipated, he is still attending all meetings and doing business as usual, but at a slower pace.

I gave him such a hard time about “the kissing disease” that I just wanted to say I admire him for keeping up with his responsibilities and wish him a full recovery.

He sure sounded like he needed a big nap.

For all intents and purposes, it appears this year we made it through the most active portion of hurricane season unscathed.

But now that the hurricane preparedness bulletins have ceased, it is time for the next seasonal peril--the flu.

Although all the warnings on what to do and not to do are somewhat mundane, it is only when you become sick or have a sick child at home that you think about how you might have been more cautious.

So, as boring as it is to read how to properly wipe your nose—it might be a good idea to follow the guidelines set for by the Fort Bend Health and Human Services office.

Have any of you been watching Tom DeLay on Dancing with the Stars?

I have and while the judges say Tom should stick to politics, apparently the voting audience keeps giving him one more chance.

He will be back again this week, so says the promoters of the show.

However, at the end of his tango performance last week, Tom looked like the pain from a foot fracture just might be a problem. The bad news is he almost dropped his partner. In fact, one might say he did drop her, although not completely. The good news is he did not then step on her.

I have to hand it to him, he is really not all that bad considering he apparently just started to learn the fancy footwork and was never known for his dancing ability.

We’ll just have to see if he returns this week to compete once more.

And, if he does, we’ll have to see if his loyal supporters will once again keep him in the mix.


Contact skinnerc1@tconline.net, if you would like to express your opinions/views regarding the column. Write a SIGNED letter to the editor with valid day time phone number--name can be withheld by request.

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