Happy New Year!

The new year has rung in with a bang – an icy cold bang! As we look forward to what a new year and new opportunities bring, we reached out to several friends and neighbors to ask what their goals and resolutions are for 2023. We are excited to share their thoughts with you, and hopefully, you will get some inspiration and ideas as well!

Here’s wishing you and your family and happy, blessed and prosperous 2023, and remember, stick to those resolutions – for at least the month of January! Happy New Year!

Ammie Blahuta, scholarship recipient Emari Shelvin and Roger Adamson at the The George Foundation Scholarship event.

Roger Adamson

Chief Executive Officer
The George Foundation

“I’m a strong believer in the power of relationships, and I would like be more deliberate in my effort to make new connections and enhance existing relationships to support The George Foundation’s mission. Nothing gets accomplished without others, and Fort Bend County is filled with talented and passionate people doing incredible things in our community!”




Renee Butler and granddaughter Remy Maresh with cook Tony Williams.

Renee Butler

Another Time Soda Fountain

“I will be celebrating my 20 year anniversary of opening Another Time Soda Fountain in September. I seriously can’t believe that 20 years have flown by, and I have to make resolutions to break again
and goals that seem to change with the wind. I am so blessed to have great and loving customers that are more like family, and employees that continue to come to work every day with a smile on their face. So my goal is to continue this fun, crazy and blessed ride for another 20 years!”


Marc, Adam and Jonas Helsinger, Kay and Beth Danziger, Micah and Irene Helsinger.

Kay Danziger

Lamar Consolidated ISD Board Member

“For 2023 I wish to focus more on my family. I am about to start another decade of my life and I want to continue making lasting memories. I love my non-profit work and support, too.  I already started with Beth’s family at Disney World!”





Becky Haas

Becky Haas

City of Richmond

“For the city I will work to help our residents with their property taxes by seeing that each home owner takes advantage of the city’s new Homestead Exemption. I also want to continue encouraging quality development to our city and to work to increase the commercial tax base, which will offset the large amount of tax-exempt properties, a yearly challenge our city must deal with. My personal resolution is to manage my time better – make time to sit and have quality time with my granddaughters and remember they sure don’t stay little for long.”


The Lopez Family: Freddy, Adlei, Zoe, Mali and Amanda.

Amanda & Freddy Lopez

Expert Collision

“Our 2023 resolution is to spend more quality time with the kids. We want to slow life down a bit, really create some lasting memories with them. We let each of our kids come up with a resolution that they think would make us stronger as a family. Zoe (14) would like for our family to do more random acts of kindness in honor of the memory of Garrett Magana. Adlei (11) wants to have a family movie night once a month. Mali (10) wants our family to go camping and spend more time outdoors. We heard and respect what they’ve come up with and hope to see you out in the community or around a campfire.”


Cyndia Rodriguez

Cyndia Rodriquez

“I started my get fit, get healthy journey in January 2021. My starting weight was a whopping 281 lbs. I was very much over weight for my height of 5”6. My GOAL was to be to be strong again and able to walk up a flight of stairs and not have to hold onto the hand rails. I wanted to attend a Yoga class without being grumpy and in pain. I want to reach my goal of losing the last 30 lbs., which will put me at 180 lbs. My plan to achieve these goals is to be more consistent working out 7 days a week. I plan to cut sugar out completely so that I may reverse my diagnosis of diabetes. Lastly, is to be kind to myself and know that rest is just as important as all the others.”


Richard “RD” Sedillo & Heather Hernandez-Sedillo

Richard “RD” Sedillo

Equine and Facilities Manager

Heather Hernandez-Sedillo

Executive Director and Co-Founder
Reining Strength Therapeutic Horsemanship

“In 2023 we hope to be a part of a movement of kindness and remembering that as a community despite our differences, we all should look out for one another as fellow members of humanity. We hope to spend more quality time with the ones we love, and vow not to stress the small things. In 2023 we intend to spread joy and kindness to all we encounter, in the hope that it becomes contagious to others. Our world needs more acceptance, respect and kindness—think of all we can accomplish if we seek to do just that daily. We wish all our fellow community members a blessed and prosperous 2023.”


Fort Bend County Treasurer’s Office: Natasha McCoy, Lori Pickett, Kelly Johns, Alison Schellberg, Helen Lev, Maria Segura, Estella Aguilar, Sandra Wendt, Yvonne Pacheco, Kristi Elam, Bill Rickert, Kelly McCauley and Joy White.

Bill Rickert

Fort Bend County Treasurer

“The past year has been hectic, with our daughters Katherine and Annelise getting married, my wife Lisa starting up a business and my re-election. While we have been blessed, I am looking forward to 2023 and spending more relaxing and unstructured time with family and friends. I also look forward to spending time in our backyard working on my garden railway, which is my time to decompress from life’s challenges.

As for the County Treasurer’s Office, I am excited to continue our efforts to implement technology and improve processes to increase efficiency and capacity, while improving usability, maintainability and reliability. The great team we have in the Treasurer’s Office makes going to the office a pleasurable experience, and I am honored to work with such a great group of people.

As always, I plan to be active and seek out new ways to be involved in our community as it brings me great pleasure to meet new people and contribute to making our community a better place.
May the New Year bring blessings to all.”

Jeannette Mathews, Ellen Fairfield, Adrienne Gray and Elizabeth Fairfield.

Adrienne Gray

Executive Director
Lunches of Love

“Lunches of Love is looking forward to serving the community in 2023 as we begin our 14th season of providing free, nutritious lunches to children in need in Fort Bend County. As we look forward to 2023, our main goal is to help end childhood hunger in Fort Bend County. Currently, we service 20 schools in the LCISD area, and as the population of Fort Bend County increases, we want to be able to keep up with the growing demand. One of our goals is to adopt new schools in LCISD that have children who would benefit from our services. Another goal is to reach our 5,000,000th lunch. Doing this takes endless volunteer hours and donations from our community. We continue to strive to make lasting relationships with businesses, organizations and community members in order to continue to provide the needed services to our children. Our final goal this year is to raise enough funds to replace our roof. Our current building is 65 years old, and the roof has seen its very last days. We would like to create a campaign to put on a new roof and continue to be able to service the children of Fort Bend County.”

Madeleine Calcote-Garcia

Madeleine Calcote-Garcia

Executive Director
Fort Bend History Association

“One of my goals is to read 50 books in 2023. Another goal is to jump back into the Fort Bend Community! I’ve been gone for about 10 years, and I’m excited to be back!”