September/October 2020 – Exclamation Points!

Happy Fall Y’all!

Kay Garrett spent some time with her family walking along the beach in Galveston: Matt, Lindsey and Canon Kiehl, Carley, Kay, Reid and Jim Garrett.

It’s been difficult to imagine that our new virtual reality will continue through the Fall. I thrive when I’m busy and have always been busy attending fun community activities from sports events to Fall markets, to dinner with friends. I was really hoping we would all be back out and about enjoying all things we are used to, but COVID continues to be present. So, I’m trying to embrace slow. Some days I’m better at it than others. One thing I have enjoyed is more family time. We have spent more time together cooking, listening to music, puzzling, playing games, and most recently, we spent a wonderful weekend at the beach together. Family time is the best time!

In our cover story, Houston Methodist Cancer Center at Sugar Land highlights the importance of cancer screenings, and Dr. Sindhu Nair introduces us to some basic guidelines for the most common forms of cancer screenings. Doctors at Houston Methodist Cancer Center at Sugar Land stress that it’s important to guard your health and continue with cancer screening tests as recommended by your doctor. Read about these guidelines and the hospital’s safety procedures in response to COVID on page 6.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and our Focus on the Cure section has some informative articles to help educate you and your loved ones about awareness, detection and treatment options available in our community.

Looking to buy, sell, build or update your home? Check out our Home is Where the Heart is section on page 10. Here you will find some great ideas and resources to help you get started.

Enjoying the Fall season in Fort Bend County has always been full of galas, festivals and the big one – The Fort Bend County Fair. However, this year the landscape will look quite different with most non-profits transitioning to virtual events and festivals cancelled including The Fort Bend County Fair.

Stay well my friends! Hopefully soon we will all be back out and about in Brazos again!

Absolutely yours,

Kay Garrett