Vol 1 • Issue 1 • January 8, 2021

From the Pandemic to the Porch

By Patti Parish-Kaminski, Publisher

Porches are a big thing in the South. A great deal of time is spent on the porch whether it’s visiting with neighbors, shelling peas, sipping sweet tea or simply watching the world go by. As a young girl, I learned that being on the porch with my grandmothers, aunts, mother and their friends was an education in all things. The key was to sit real quiet and be as unobtrusive as possible so when they started talking about the “good stuff,” they forgot you were there. That, my friends, is how I learned all about many things – life lessons, boys, marriage – but mainly, spilling the tea.

New Year's Resolutions
Are So 2019

By Lisa Giesler
Professional Organizer, Life Coach
Author –

It is believed that people have been making New Year’s Resolutions for about 4,000 years. January 1st marks the day when we look forward to resetting goals in anticipation of a better year. Then we had 2020, and you know what happened to many of those resolutions. This New Year there has been a shift in thinking in how a resolution should look like, if this social distancing is going last for a while longer.

The Missing Link
Felicia Smith Jigsaw Puzzle Competition

2020 First-Place Winners Team Everyday I’m Puzzlin’: Lauren, DeShazo and Ashleigh Tremblay and Ashley Johnson.

Local nonprofit Hope For Three Autism Advocates is hosting their annual Felicia Smith Jigsaw Puzzle Competition, Saturday, January 23rd from the comfort of participant’s homes. The family-fun event, presented by LearningRx Sugar Land and The Engleman Family, is in its fourth year of raising funds and awareness for local families but hosting the first-ever virtual event this year.

General Admission Tickets Available
for 87th Legislature Opening Day

The Texas House of Representatives announced on January 6th that a limited number of general admission tickets for the opening day of the 87th legislative session are now available to the public. Due to capacity limitations implemented to combat the spread of COVID-19, all general admission seats will be assigned, ticketed, and allocated to guests on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests may register for a ticket on Eventbrite:

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