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Fort Bend ISD’s next set of challenge: Feeders, boundaries and academies


By Michael Sudhalter The $484 million Fort Bend ISD bond passed by a 3-to-1 margin on Nov. 4 as voters voiced their support for new construction and renovations to alleviate overcrowded schools, increase technology, safety and more. But there’s far less consensus on feeder patterns, boundaries and academy programs – all issues that will […]

Sugar Land to break ground on new Performance Venue on Dec. 9

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Sugar Land City Council approved a guaranteed maximum price of $74.3 million to build an indoor performance venue that will be the first of its kind in the region and set a new standard for “the theater of the future.” Construction is expected to begin with a formal groundbreaking event on Dec. 9. The venue […]

Sugar Land police search for armed robbery suspects

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Sugar Land police are looking for two armed robbery suspects who used a stolen credit card at a fast-food restaurant in Houston. Three men were walking home from Randalls, 3346 State Highway 6, on Oct. 26 at 8:50 p.m. They were on an unlit cement trail that connects the store to Green Fields subdivision when […]

Sugar Land City Council Adopts Master Drainage Plan

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Sugar Land City Council recently updated the Master Drainage Plan, a document created in 2007. The plan describes the City’s physical drainage-related characteristics, identifies drainage agencies with jurisdiction in Sugar Land, establishes roles and responsibilities of various agencies and identifies future efforts necessary for drainage planning and flood control. Modifications to the Master Drainage Plan […]

Fort Bend ISD bond passes by 3-to-1 margin


For the past few months, Fort Bend ISD officials emphasized the importance of a $484 million bond to address school construction and renovations, security, Career/Technical education and technology. Local residents discussed and debated each aspect of the bond, and the district held a series of informational meetings to answer questions about it. On Tuesday, 74 […]

Fort Bend incumbents cruise to victory on election night


While Americans watched intently as Republicans re-gained control of the U.S. Senate with some close victories, there was very little political drama in Fort Bend County on Election Night. Every Republican held on to office with none of their opponents coming within 20 percentage points of victory. The only exception was Democratic State Rep. Ron […]

Football Notebook: Seven local teams qualify for the playoffs


By Michael Sudhalter The upcoming weekend will feature the final regular season games of the 2014 football season. Coaches often remind their players not to overlook any games, but nobody’s said anything about fans doing the same. Entering last weekend, only three teams – Hightower, Ridge Point and Elkins– had clinched playoff spots. Over […]

Fort Bend ISD students revisit Civil Rights Movement through “History Talks” Presentation


History came alive for a group of Fort Bend ISD students, community members, and school and District administrators as they took part in a riveting recollection of historical moments shared by notable civil rights figures. Fort Bend ISD collaborated with Honey Brown Hope Foundation to present “History Talks,” a celebration of the 50th anniversary of […]

Local ownership assumes 100 percent of the Sugar Land Skeeters


When the Sugar Land Skeeters franchise started in 2012, local owners Bob and Marcie Zlotnik owned one third of the team as part of a partnership with Maryland-based Opening Day Partners. The Zlotniks assumed 100 percent control of the team under SL Baseball LLC. on Tuesday. The Zlotniks’ association with the Skeeters and Constellation Field […]

Meadows Place receives rare national distinction


The City of Meadows Place welcomed Deputy State Fire Marshall Jesse Williams and Insurance Services Office (ISO) Manager Phillip Bradley to their October council meeting to award a rare distinction on the City of Meadows Place and their fire department. The ISO utilizes a statewide classification system that ranks and scores cities based on their […]

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