The City of Sugar Land has two prospective tax increases in the making. On Tuesday, its city council held a public hearing about whether to adopt a property tax increase related to the city’s operating budget. The council is scheduled to vote on the potential increase Sept. 17. If approved, it would go into effect immediately. So, if you live in Sugar Land and the council … [Read more...] about Coming soon: Action on two property tax increases in Sugar Land
Will we have the workforce we need in the future? A person doesn’t need a four-year college degree, the supposed stamp of professional competency, to fulfill the American dream. The challenge for high school graduates and those wanting a career change, including veterans, is determining what is out there and how long it will take to study or train for a dream job that can … [Read more...] about Fort Bend County residents should capitalize on local technical college
A UTP list, primacy, honoring an agreement, Grand Parkway segments pending…these are key in relation to what is a hot topic in Fort Bend County that’s probably hotter and just as oppressive as the weather these days. These terms refer to a situation about ready to be set in stone, more like concrete or lack thereof, that may impact the future economic development of this area … [Read more...] about Grand Parkway completion funding may end up on hold
The status quo of a couple of the political locals is changing as is to be expected in the game of life, where you get to create what you do. It was just the other day that the work agendas of the politicos appeared to be copacetic – in other words, ducky fine. In mid-July, there was a political insights program at Safari Texas with four elected state legislative officials … [Read more...] about Let’s take stock of area’s state representatives
Here’s hoping that the insulting political divisiveness witnessed at the national level does not make it to Fort Bend County, where there has been a political shift within the last year. Local elections in this area have been non-partisan in the past, but that is no longer the case. Political affiliation is now front and center. The county and its municipalities, for the … [Read more...] about Has area’s political facelift been change for better or worse?