Vol 1 • Issue 4 • MAY 7, 2020

Trials and Tribulations

By Patti Parish-Kaminski, Publisher
Well, it finally happened. I have to give it to you Corona, you finally got me. It’s been eight weeks as the battle has raged on, and I’ve done things I wouldn’t normally do, as well as done mundane things in very different ways. And, I have had a really good attitude about it. I’ve cooked meals with what I have instead of running to the store – and done it nearly every dang day.

I’ve done laundry for multiple humans and dogs. I’ve worn a mask and gloves when I’ve had to be out and about. I’ve launched a new project trying to pivot in a time when printing a magazine was not in alignment with our corporate philosophy. I’ve furloughed employees and made certain their benefits were in tact. I’ve moved babies – literally grown adults – home from college and focused on not being a helicopter mom giving them a wide berth. I’ve moved my mother out of harm’s way and called her every day to make sure she is good.

We All Deserve More Answers
from The Fort Bend CAD

By Vincent Morales, Commissioner, Fort Bend County Precinct 1
Did you have sticker shock last month when you opened up your new annual home appraisal from the Fort Bend Central Appraisal District (CAD)? I know I did, and chances are very good that you did too.

Everyone I talk to says the same thing, “Commissioner Morales, I have no idea where they got the idea that I can sell my property for this much money. And if they want to pay me that, they can have it.” 

How Much Social Distance Do We Need?

With our new normal requiring social distancing, just how much space is enough? Just ask Sugar Land Mayor Joe Zimmerman.

7 Work From Home Strategies for Success

By Ryan Dohrn

For many sales people working from home is the new normal. But does that mean we should stick with all our normal sales work tactics? No!

A few weeks ago, I wrote an article with tips for managing remote workers. But now I’ve pulled together 7 tips I’d highly recommend to ALL remote workers. I hope these will inspire you to change up your work from home life and be even more efficient.

Fort Bend County COVID-19 Cases per Zip Code 

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital
Begins Ramp-Up of Services

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital has reopened its diagnostic imaging, physical therapy, procedural and surgical schedules that had previously been restricted due to coronavirus-related guidelines and Governor Abbott’s Executive Order. The ramp-up is in response to the state’s latest order allowing the resumption of non-COVID 19 medical procedures.

Houston Food Bank to Distribute Food
at Dulles High School This Month

To continue supporting Fort Bend ISD (FBISD) families, FBISD’S Collaborative Communities Department will be distributing food in partnership with the Houston Food Bank throughout the month of May at Dulles High School (550 Dulles Ave, Sugar Land, 77478). Distribution is scheduled to take place from 9 to 11 am, first-come, first-serve and until supplies last. All District families are welcome to participate.

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