Keeping it local, keeping it real Biz alliance group stays active
The Tri City Business Alliance keeps working at it when it comes to connecting businesses, charities and residents in Sugar Land, Stafford, and Missouri City. Just the other day on April 16, a get together had the reality feel of almost going back to being close to the earth’s formation. The business organization met at the Houston Museum of Natural Science in Sugar Land. There, as in a trip through time, a giant prehistoric bone dinosaur in the Paleo Hall stood opposite Amy Mitchell, the guest speaker, who guided the attendees through another trip, the one through the court system.
Mitchell is a local attorney, who serves on the Sugar Land city council and is active in many community organizations. Her rundown showed eleven municipal courts throughout Fort Bend County; five JP courts; four county courts at law; six district courts, two of them family law courts; the Houston Courts of Appeal that handle civil and criminal cases from Fort Bend; the Texas Supreme Court and the court of criminal appeals with nine judges. The election this November has a Sugar Land resident, David Newell, who earned a place on the ballot by running in the Texas primary, Mitchell reminded participants. He’s seeking a judgeship.
Participating with the business group, Missouri City manager, Ed Broussard, also president elect of the Oyster Creek Rotary Club, extended invitations to the upcoming Fish Fry and Crawfish Festival to be held this Saturday, May 3, at the Stafford Centre. Mike and Sally Ladouceur of the Fallen Heroes Survivors Foundation came with cute dog, Fifi, as they shared stories about the foundation’s work with children of the fallen and the importance of supporting them with psychological, therapeutic and emotional help.
Mitchell’s informative presentation was brief, partly because of another competing event, a going away party for Sugar Land’s Economic Development Director Regina Morales, who worked for the city for almost ten years. Morales was spotted this past weekend at the Sugar Land Food and Wine Affair. Visit fortbendstar.com for photo highlights of so many foodies and those tasting wines attending another fabulous annual event in Fort Bend.
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