Bike the Bend 2011 was a complete success! With a total of 578 riders, Bike the Bend raised over $27,000 for the Literacy Council of Fort Bend County. Without the help of many volunteers, this event would not be possible. This event was a “win-win” for both the riders and the Literacy Council. Riders were able to train for the MS 150 while supporting a great cause. The … [Read more...] about Bike the Bend
Archives for November 2011
By Elsa Maxey Historic District 2, the tract between Main Street and Wood Street of the Imperial Redevelopment Project, does not include multifamily units. In a communication by General Manager of Imperial Shay Shafie relating to a workshop with the Planning and Zoning Commission, he said multifamily was inadvertently shown as a proposed use in Historic District 2. He said, … [Read more...] about Multifamily not in Imperial Project’s Historic District 2
By LeaAnne Klentzman In an historical step forward, although forced, Fort Bend County adopted Civil Service for all sheriff’s personnel. Based on state law, once a county reaches a population of over 500,000, sheriff employees can petition the county judge to adopt Civil Service. Earlier this year, after the ratification of the 2010 US Censuses, the Fort Bend County … [Read more...] about Is civil service for Fort Bend Co. sheriff’s deputies flawed, already?
Stop -- court ordered maps in the name of the law By Elsa Maxey Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott wants to stop the use of what has been termed “legally flawed redistricting maps,” the latest ones issued by a federal panel last month. For Fort Bend County and other areas across the state, that poses an issue since the new court ordered maps from last month looked like … [Read more...] about AG claim may halt use; affect Fort Bend County
No raw data? By Elsa Maxey On Monday, a survey of school district trends of superintendents’ salaries and benefits was reported by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) to have been released. The TASB states that the annual survey was conducted with the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) as part of four reports. To access the survey data results, … [Read more...] about Superintendent salary highlights released