Editor’s Note • January 2022

If you read or watch the news, it sometimes feels like not much is new, but we can still enjoy the collective sense that January 1 brings some kind of change and renewed hope to all of us. Our cover story is about a positive change in Georgetown and we’re happy to share. 

As I am writing this, it is an 80-degree December day and I’m thankful again that I live in Texas. That’s a good start. 

I suppose, while I generally eschew resolutions, there is a lot of content in this issue that impresses upon me that I could be a teensy bit healthier. Thankfully, Tammy Stewart and Heather Hanson have some baby-step suggestions that even I can’t mess up. 

Much of this issue is about healthy things; food, exercise, nutrition, doctors and dentists, and more, but we are delighted to also share a few of the ways our readers can help and support our GISD teachers and staff. They continue—often unseen—to go above and beyond for our children and, while I love being an editor, I still occasionally nurse my childhood dream of being a bus driver. 

In between, we have a wrap-up of shelter successes, and news from Commissioners Court about redistricting. Plus, I know we are all superstorm veterans, but there are also some reminders about preparing for a harsh winter.

And, however you may be celebrating or fretting about the new year, I’ll just leave this…Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.
Isaiah 43:18-19

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