by Elsa Maxey In Fort Bend County as in many other places, gatherings during the holidays is a time to reconnect with family and friends. This week’s sacred American tradition, Thanksgiving, will have been non-traditional for many. But we’ll still be connecting. Ever had a Zoom Thanksgiving? I’m not sure how we’ll handle passing the gravy or whether we will, but I will be … [Read more...] about ‘Tis the season to be wary, different, grateful
By Elsa Maxey We celebrate American veterans like former Sugar Land City Council member Don Smithers, who retired as a Texas Air National Guard State Command Chief, and Patrick A. Houck, also a Sugar Lander and a retired Master Sergeant of the United States Marine Corps. Both are honorably discharged x-men, that is ex-military men, who have shared experiences that convey a … [Read more...] about Fort Bend may be turning purple, but it’s really red, white and blue
By Elsa Maxey The local outcomes of Election 2020 came literally to light last Wednesday morning on a beautiful fall, sunny day in Fort Bend County. We knew there would be changes in Sugar Land, Missouri City and the county among other jurisdictions in part due to vacated offices or because an office holder opted not to run for re-election. That was the case with Fort … [Read more...] about Could county benefit from elections review commission?
By STEFAN MODRICH firstname.lastname@example.org Fort Bend County saw record voter turnout through the close of early voting. Regardless of the results of Tuesday’s election, which were not complete by press time (please visit fortbendstar.com for local election results), there are a few things we should all remind ourselves for the coming weeks and months ahead. As … [Read more...] about Voting a means, not an end
By STEFAN MODRICH email@example.com Washington Post President and Publisher Philip L. Graham is credited for being the first to describe journalism as “the first rough draft of history.” Malcolm Gladwell, bestselling author and journalist, has a podcast called “Revisionist History” which attempts to explain things that have been overlooked or misunderstood. … [Read more...] about Reporter’s notebook: (Un)covering the history of women’s suffrage