September 2016 – Exclamation Points!

Kassidi and Patti Kaminski in sombreros. Who wore it best? Your vote.

Kassidi and Patti Kaminski in sombreros. Who wore it best? Your vote.

To Vote or Not To Vote . . .

Voting seems to be top of mind with everyone these days. No matter where you go, the topic of voting enters the conversation. So, what better time to launch our annual Readers’ Choice competition? Now through September 30th, go online at and vote for the Best of Brazos – your favorite in several categories including food, shopping, entertainment, auto services – even margaritas! So go online and vote, and be sure to look to see if your favorite won in our December issue!

I know December sounds far away, but the holidays are closer than we think. Just this month, the Fort Bend County Fair kicks off celebrating 80 years of supporting youth education, and once the Fair happens, it seems like the holidays are here before we know it. To help you get your home in tip top shape just in time for those parties and out of town guests, check out our Home Is Where the Heart Is section starting on page 19. And if you want to get a head start on your holiday gift shopping, join us for AccessHealth’s Kendra Scott Gives Back on September 12th. A portion of the sales that night benefit AccessHealth’s annual fundraising event “Heart of Fort Bend,” and it’s a great way to have some fun and give back at the same time.

With so many conversations centered around voting and choices right now, I hear much debate over whether voting actually matters – does it make a difference and should we actually participate in the process. Just as I have encouraged you to vote in our The Best of Brazos Readers’ Choice election, I encourage you to participate in any election where you have a choice. But take it from another Texas girl retired Supreme Court Justice of the United States Sandra Day O’Connor who said: “As a citizen, you need to know how to be a part of it, how to express yourself – and not just by voting.”

So be part of the process, engage, express yourself and of course, vote where you can.

absolutely! yours,