Hundreds of years ago, Shakespeare penned the words, “Blow, blow, thou winter wind, Thou art not so unkind, As man’s ingratitude.” There are few things more repulsive than ingratitude. We understand it, but there is something deeply disturbing about it. It is a strange and ironic juxtapositi…

The holidays are upon us whether we are ready for them or not. I’m not even counting the days till Christmas because I don’t want to be depressed on how few days there are and how much I still have to get done.

Hermann Sons collecting for food pantry

The Fort Bend Chapter of the Texas German Society will host its annual Christmas party on Sunday, Dec. 8, at 2 p.m. at the Witte-Schmid Haus, 2620 Witte-Schmid Road in New Ulm. Members should bring Christmas snacks. For more information, call 281-342-8243.

Births at OakBend Medical Center - Williams Way, Richmond, TX for Oct. 29 to Nov. 27, 2019 follows.

Sending big birthday wishes to City Council Alderman and my love, Wade Goates, December 7! I hope you have a grand day and its as awesome as you are.

Fort Bend County grand jurors returned felony indictments against 14 individuals on Dec. 2. The indictments are listed by name, offense, offense date, bond and arresting agency.

The Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels board of directors has appointed Leah Ghobrial as deputy executive director. The local nonprofit, with a staff of 37, provides meals and services for seniors in Fort Bend and Waller counties to support their independence.

The Fort Bend County Law Library will host a workshop on “Copyright & Self-Publishing” on Wednesday, December 11, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm, in Conference Room C of the library, located in Room 20714 in the Fort Bend County Justice Center, 1422 Eugene Heimann Circle in Richmond.

Crafting enthusiasts are invited to a monthly “Craft & Chat” share group at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Albert George Branch Library on Tuesday, December 10, from 10:15 am to 12:00 noon, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 9230 Gene Street in Needville. Share tips, get ideas a…

The Coastal Bend Prairie Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalists will host a free guided bird hike from 8-10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at Seabourne Creek Nature Park, 3831 SH 36 South in Rosenberg.

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The Volunteer Services Council of the Richmond State Supported Living Center is hosting their annual Project Noel every night from 6-9 p.m. between Dec. 6 and Jan. 6 for citizens viewing pleasure. For more than 40 years the center has been delighting visitors of all ages with a collection of…

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The Village of Pleak City Council meeting will begin at 7 p.m. October 16, 2019. The Pleak City Hall is located at 6621 FM 2218 and FM 2218 near the intersection of FM 2218 and Highway 36 South. Meetings are always open to the public. Agenda posted in the front.

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