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Fort Bend ISD raises teacher and staff salaries; adds over 450 new positions

By Betsy Dolan  The Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees approved a $47.1 million plan that will boost starting teacher salaries, give teachers and staff raises and add over 450 new positions for the 2014-2015 school year. The move comes as the district strives to become more competitive with surrounding school districts in the Houston […]

Citizens gather for public meeting on Stafford’s Comprehensive Development Plan

By Karen Daniels   While in office years ago, President Richard Nixon mandated that every city develop a master plan. In 1971, the first and only comprehensive plan for the City of Stafford was adopted. Back then, Stafford was mostly a farming community and Texas Instruments had just opened their doors. The annual budget was $361K, […]

Opposition speaks out against One-Way Pairs at public hearing

Rosenberg residents look at design plans for the controversial One-Way Pairs project that would turn sections of two major roads into one-way streets.

By Betsy Dolan  Dozens of Rosenberg residents and business owners spoke out against the One-Way Pairs road project at a Texas Department of Transportation public hearing April 8 at Lamar Consolidated High School. Phase 1 would involve turning portions of U.S. 90A (Avenue H) and FM 1640 (Avenue I) into one-way streets. The change would […]

Smile, they see you…


By LeaAnne Klentzman   Just because it has Joint Clinic in the name does not mean it is a Colorado type dispensary. One night last week a Rosenberg man wandered over then crashed on in to a Richmond Bone and Joint Clinic. As the intruder wandered around the building, the cleaning crew ratted him out, calling […]

Non-stop US 59 to I-10 completed

Last of Grand Parkway toll overpasses open By Elsa Maxey  A ribbon cutting between Bellaire Blvd. and Westpark Tollway next to the Shops at Bella Terra between Sugar Land and Katy marks the opening of another toll overpass on what is known as Segment D of the Grand Parkway in Fort Bend County. The event […]

Cyclist hit by deputy

By LeaAnne Klentzman  As dawn broke Friday morning a deputy constable was involved in a traffic accident with a teen on a bicycle near Katy in north Fort Bend County. About 6:30 a.m., Friday morning, a Precinct 3 Deputy Constable was traveling south on Gaston Road at the intersection of Fry Road when a 9th […]

Relax, enjoy the chili


Classic Chevrolet’s annual competition turns out large crowd & winning teams By Elsa Maxey  Fifty great teams at the annual chili cook-off at Classic Chevrolet Sugar Land on the Southwest Freeway served up some of the best chili in town. Just ask the judges – Fort Bend County Commissioner James Patterson, Sugar Land Assistant City […]

omg! Inside Fort Bend 04/16/14


Ahh-wooooooo Blood moon over Fort Bend – first total lunar eclipse of 2014 The entire eclipse was visible this Tuesday in Fort Bend, and there were no wolves heard howling. How could they? There was no moon to see as it was covered by the earth. At about 2:50 a.m. the full moon was darkened as […]

Lone Star Stomp’s silver anniversary at the ranch


Consistent with the color psychology of silver, the celebration of a 25th anniversary, this year’s Lone Star Stomp XXV at the George Ranch Historical Park on Sat., Apr. 12, witnessed graceful and sophisticated cultural experiences. They were of the Fort Bend, Texan community. Full of excitement with live music by the Josh Fuller Band, Jeff […]

Southminster Presbyterian Church presents piano concert April 25

Very accomplished pianist, Donald Doucet , will present a concert performance of the complete “Italian Year” by Franz Liszt . The concert will be held on Friday, April 25, 7:30 p.m. at Southminster Presbyterian Church, 4200 Cartwright at Brightwater, Missouri City. This collection of seven pieces by Liszt is a series of musical remembrances of […]

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