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Tree Trimming inspections to ensure public safety

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The city of Sugar Land will conduct neighborhood tree inspections beginning in late March to ensure compliance with City codes. Low-hanging branches can prevent access for large vehicles such as fire trucks, ambulances and garbage trucks. An inspection schedule is available at, and signs will be posted at subdivision entrances prior to the start […]

TIRR Memorial Hermann is offering outpatient rehabilitation in Sugar Land


TIRR Memorial Hermann is known around the world for its state-of-the-art rehabilitation care and is now offering its outpatient services in Sugar Land. TIRR Memorial Hermann Outpatient Rehabilitation at Sugar Land provides a comprehensive range of therapeutic services to adults and children, all customized and tailored to meet the patient’s needs and goals. The new […]

Sheriff’s Office: Four-year-old boy drowns near Rosenberg


The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office responded to a fatal drowning incident Wednesday afternoon just north of Rosenberg. At 2:25 p.m., Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a drowning call in the 1300 block of Cumings Road. A 4—year-old boy was found by a family member in a pond behind the house at that address. The […]

Richmond man sentenced to 35 years for sexually abusing child

Samuel Hopkins

Samuel Hopkins pled guilty and was sentenced to 35 years in prison with no parole in each of two child abuse cases on March 13, 2015. The 35-year old Richmond man was charged with Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Young Child and the Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child under the Age of 6. According […]

Flood warning issued for southwest Fort Bend County


The National Weather Service in Houston/Galveston has issued a Flood Warning for the San Bernard River near Boling from late tonight to Wednesday morning, or until the warning is cancelled. At 11:15 A.M. Monday the river stage was 10.8 feet. The river’s flooding stage is 18.0 feet. The river is forecast to rise above flood […]

TxDOT dedicates $132 million to Fort Bend road improvements


Last November, Texas voters approved Proposition 1 by a 4-to-1 margin, which authorized the state legislature the power to use a portion of the Rainy Day Fund for road improvements. Fort Bend County received approximately $101.8 million in Prop 1 funds, accounting for a large portion of the $132 million cost for five major highway […]

Fort Bend Crime Stoppers search for suspects who attempted a robbery


Fort Bend County Crimes Stoppers, Inc. will pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects who attempted an armed robbery in the Stafford area. At about 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7  Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to an apartment complex in the 700 block of […]

Sugar Land PD searches for Compass Bank robbers

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Sugar Land police are looking for two black men who robbed Compass Bank, 14121 Southwest Freeway, today. The men entered the bank wearing hooded jackets and masks just before 11 a.m. One man remained by the front door, displayed a pistol and ordered everyone to lay on the floor. The second man jumped a counter […]

Missouri City’s Elackatt withdraws from council race

Robin Elackatt

By Michael Sudhalter Missouri City Mayor Pro Tem Robin Elackatt has decided to withdraw from running for a fourth term in District C. Elackatt, a 43-year-old Health Care professional, was elected to the city council in 2009. When he entered his first election, his goals were to improve the city’s sidewalks and to bring term limits […]

Fort Bend ISD celebrates Campus Art Programs during Youth Art Month


Fort Bend ISD joins the nation in celebrating Youth Art Month in March. Sponsored by the Council for Art Education, Inc., Youth Art Month emphasizes the importance of art activities for children and encourages schools and youth groups to support their art programs. During Youth Art Month, FBISD schools will proudly display the creative artwork […]

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