Out with the Old – In with the New: Resolutions for 2021

Last year was one for the record books – and unfortunately, not in the most positive of ways.  But, hope springs eternal for 2021!  In this issue, we asked some of our friends and neighbors what their hopes, plans and yes, resolutions for the new year are now that we can definitely say goodbye to 2020!

Anna and Roger Allred with Brenda Kay Phillips.


“For over 10 years, my father and I talked of going on a father daughter bird hunt.  In October, we finally went on that hunt for his 82nd birthday.  We had the most wonderful trip –  bonus – we have a freezer full of pheasant to enjoy!  This past year of fears, lockdown and death highlighted I have spent too much time working toward the next goal sacrificing time with family.  My resolution for 2021 is to focus on spending time with my aging parents.”

~ Anna Allred





Nancy L. Rommelmann PLLC


“2020 had some silver linings. It demanded society and the work place do away with some time honored but needless routines and forced restructure of anachronistic habits giving way to new growth and prospects.  2021 offers new opportunities. Create/recognize them, seize/embrace and be grateful for them!”

~ Nancy L. Rommelmann





Delia, Henry, Joshua, Hollie, Jacob and Hope Dibrell.


“2020 has been a challenging year.  Some of the best things to come out of 2020 is the amount of family time we experienced. Our resolution for the new year is to continue spending time together as we move out of COVID-19 – more game nights, more walks, more family vacations.”

~ Henry Dibrell



Gracie Kerr, Glen and Nicki Baney, Clayton Kerr, Benjamin Baney, Melissa Kerr, Hannah Fisher and Angel Baney.


“The Baney family is truly excited about the new year and saying goodbye to 2020. We are planning to continue running strong Katy owned-businesses for our community. Katy Carpets ETC and Angelic Carpet Cleaning, Inc have survived by the hair on our chins, but the Baney’s are survivors. Our hopes are to keep our family support group strong, nurtured and loved and to become even better people for our community and ourselves. It takes a village, and we have a great one right here in Katy, Texas!”

~ Angel Baney


Katy Area Chamber team: Rick Ellis, Ashley DeWispelaere and Matthew Ferraro.


“Although 2020 was not the year we planned for, we are grateful to our members and community for allowing us to persevere through an unprecedented year. We are looking forward to providing our members with new and relevant programs to continue to strengthen our business community. See you in 2021!”

~ Matthew Ferraro, IOM,
Katy Area Chamber of Commerce


Jessa Arevalo and Napo Ghonda Jr.


“Happy New Year!  I intend on getting into the best shape of my life, mind, body and soul in 2021.  Jessa makes sure I keep the body goals going in the right direction. I also want to enjoy my son’s Junior year of football, and enjoy while we get out the pandemic. 2021 is going to be a great year!”

~ Napo Ghonda Jr.




Matthew Covault, Zoe Eckhardt, Lawren and Michael Covault, Henderson Eckhardt and Brian and Abigail Covault.


“For 2021, we are hopeful for a healthy, happy 2021!  We are going to attempt a family resolution to be more active – all 7 of us – and spend more time outdoors doing things together. We want to stay committed to supporting our community and church and will try to do more for those in need.  We are optimistically planning to travel as well – fingers crossed!

~ Lawren Eckhardt Covault,
Director of Marketing – Cane Island