Posts by Carol McClelland

Cullinan Park in Sugar Land, Texas

Recently, I was walking around the lake in my neighborhood. I always have my phone with me and I often take pictures of the wildlife. As I was on my third lap around the lake, I saw a gentleman about 20 yards or so ahead of me. It looked like he was taking a picture…

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Hurricane Harvey by Carol McClelland

Do you have any memory of last Monday, August 21? It seems like it was eons ago! I’ll remind you that the big news of the day was the total solar eclipse. If you’re a Facebook user, you’ll remember that everyone was trying to find out where they could buy glasses so that they could…

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Y’all’d’ve – A Proud Texan Speaks

When I was a senior in high school, I went with several classmates on a class trip to Washington D.C. through a program called Close Up. We went in January, and I remember how excited we were to see snow! One memory sticks out more than the rest, however. We were at a restaurant, and…

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Tom Seerden and Freeway

He had seen the picture of the dog on the neighborhood Facebook page before, but he and his wife had decided that they didn’t want another dog. The family dog, Babe, had passed away a few months before, and they decided that it would be easier to just come and go if they didn’t have…

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Back to School – A Teacher’s Perspective

Extra glue sticks and pencils – check. Border for the bulletin boards inside the classroom and in the hallway – check. Student names on desks – check. I went through the beginning of the school year routine year after year, and I never seemed to get tired of it. It’s hard to explain if you’ve…

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Student Profile – JJ Zavalla

See the little guy smack-dab in the middle of the front row wearing black pants and a white and black shirt?  I first met him in August 1998.  After spending a few months with him as his second grade teacher, I knew that he would go on to achieve great things.  Actually, I’ve felt this…

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Carol McClelland – Blog Contributor

In 1836, Sam Houston and the Texas army defeated Santa Anna and the Mexican army at a place called San Jacinto. I was lucky enough to grow up in a neighborhood about 30 minutes from that historic site.  As an adult, I found myself living in another historic part of our great state – Fort Bend…

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