Repeal the Property Tax?

By Bob Hebert – It’s election time, and once again calls are being made to repeal the property tax. I certainly favor repealing the property tax due to its regressive nature. A property tax is levied against what you own, not what you earn. That can create extreme hardship for homeowners finding...

Cybersecurity

By WJ Interests – Cybercrimes, fraud and identity theft are serious threats and are among the fastest growing crimes in America. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics report in January 2019, over 26 million people experienced identity theft in 2016. A large majority of those identity theft...

Great Red Wine Values

YOENOPHILE | By Denman Moody – In the last three months of 2019, I tasted about 200 red wines looking for great values in all price ranges. Most of the wines were good to very good, and I’m sharing my favorites just in time for Valentine’s Day. All were tasted with the proper glassware. Pinot Noir...

2020 Election

If getting organized is one of your New Year’s Resolutions, here’s a list of the most important election dates this year, because Election 2020 is shaping up to be a busy voting year. February 3rd: This is the last day to register to vote and be eligible to cast a ballot in the March primaries. Are you...

2020 Bucket List of the Best Places to Travel: Paris

Paris is everything that has been written about the beautiful city, and it is the number one destination for too many reasons to account for here. However, this destination offers all of the delights that one should expect and more when enjoying a vacation. From the iconic eateries to the museums and...

2020 Personal Financial Planning Calendar

By WJ Interests – Happy New Year! Don’t let 2020 pass you by and let hindsight be this year (see what we did there?). Take prudent steps now in order to make the most out of your hard-earned wealth. Here we’ve put together a simple financial planning calendar for 2020 to help you prepare for the...

Primary Decisions: March 2020

By Patti Parish-Kaminski – This year marks a unique election year across America, but especially in Fort Bend. While the March 3rd primaries will lead up to the general election featuring what many assume will be President Trump’s reelection bid, Fort Bend voters will decide in the March primary on...

Diversity – Strength or Weakness?

By Bob Hebert – Fort Bend community leaders speaking publicly are often quoted saying that diversity is our strength, while they privately worry about how one ethnic group or another may negatively impact the future. It is true that the Kinder Institute at Rice University reports that, as of 2018, the...

Athletics: The Importance of Warming Up

By Travis Johnson – Despite the fact that warming up is typically incorporated in pre-game rituals, many athletes – both young and old – do not realize its importance.  Often, kids show up just in time to start playing in a game, or they rush through pre-game warm ups to get to playing sooner. It...

Business Around the Bend!

Congratulations to the The West Law Firm!  The firm hosted a “Topping Off Ceremony” for their new building located at 6908 Brisbane Court in Sugar Land.  The West Law Firm will occupy the top floor of the 20,000 square foot building, which is scheduled for completion in Spring 2020.  Designed by...

Optimizing Your Insurance Benefits

By WJ Interests – Determining which benefits to select based on you and your family’s needs can be a daunting annual task. Below, we provide some clarity and advice for the most common benefit options that you will typically face. Life and AD&D Insurance Often, a base-level life insurance policy...

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