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Sugar Land Appoints redistricting committee, solicits public input

Sugar Land City Council recently appointed a Redistricting Advisory Committee to ensure the City’s single-member districts comply with federal law. The release of the 2010 U.S. Census triggered the need for a redistricting process. The U.S. Constitution requires that members of an elected body be drawn from districts of substantially equal population with a maximum […]

Libraries now have Kindles available for check out

Beginning July 18, Fort Bend County Libraries will have a limited number of Amazon Kindles available for check-out at each of the branches in the library system. The Kindles come pre-loaded with more than 20 bestselling adult fiction and nonfiction books. “Anyone who is considering the purchase of a digital reading device – or eReader […]

Volunteers needed by SIRE

SIRE, Houston’s Therapeutic Equestrian Centers, is looking for volunteers who like horses and want to make a difference in the lives of some very special riders. SIRE provides therapeutic horseback riding and other equine-assisted activities to children and adults with disabilities at three locations in the greater Houston area: Hockley/Magnolia, Spring and Ft. Bend County […]

Facebook class offered for senior citizens at libiaries

Are you a senior citizen whose children and grandchildren like to keep in touch and share pictures on Facebook? Just what IS this computer craze all about?! Fort Bend County Libraries will present a special program, “Facebook Set-up for Senior Citizens,” in August, for older adults who would like to learn more about this popular […]

Promoting a healthier lifestyle through education

Zoe Ofomata graduates from Choate Rosemary Hall

Zoe Ofomata of Missouri City, daughter of Mrs. Chimtuo Ofomata, was among 254 seniors at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Connecticut, to graduate at the school’s 121st Commencement on June 5. Ofomata will attend Carnegie Mellon University in the fall. Choate Rosemary Hall is an independent secondary school enrolling 850 boarding and day students from […]

5th Public Policy Forum held recently by Sugar Land Democrats Club

The Sugar Land Democrats Club held their fifth public policy forum for 2011 with a discussion on drug policy issues and the “War on Drugs”. More than 40 residents of Sugar Land gathered to hear the viewpoints of Jerry Epstein, President of the Drug Policy Forum of Texas www.dpft.org and Professor William Martin of Rice […]

Global Studies Academy new name of FBISD program

By Elsa Maxey Fort Bend ISD’s Global Languages Academy is no more. That’s not to say it does not exist, but rather, the name of the program has been changed to Global Studies Academy and it will be a little bit different. The rationale behind the change stems from a review of other academy models […]

Three busted after home invasion in Seven Meadows

By LeaAnne Klentzman Three Katy-area men were arrested by Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office deputies following a home invasion robbery early Tuesday morning (yesterday) in the Seven Meadows subdivision that is contiguous to the Cinco Ranch development. Law enforcement officers responded to an aggravated robbery at a home in the 5400 block of Lacey Oak […]

H-GAC to kick start Commute Solutions month

The Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC)l kicked off a month dedicated to encouraging local commuters to try alternative methods of transportation. August is “Commute Solutions” month, and this year’s focus includes challenging management districts, areas with high concentrations of workers and commuters, to become part of the solution to help clean the Houston-Galveston region’s air. H-GAC […]

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