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By LeaAnn Klentzman When the cops arrive… quit yelling like a Neanderthal and no biting! A family disturbance got so loud that neighbors, tired of having to listen to the yelling, called police. When officers arrived on the scene they found a woman and her boyfriend …still yelling! The hostility was bad, the failure to […]

Sugar Land Police searching for suspects in Domino’s robbery

Shown is one of the suspects.

By LeaAnn Klentzman  Sugar Land police are looking for two men who robbed an employee at Domino’s Pizza, 11920 Dairy Ashford Road, on July 21. The 25-year-old employee said he walked outside at about 2:30 a.m. to place an item in his vehicle as he was closing the restaurant.  His vehicle was parked behind the […]

George Memorial Library has room to grow as new admin building opens

By Betsy Dolan  In some ways the George Memorial Library is like an empty nester–in reverse. Now that administration, which oversees all of the branches in the Fort Bend County Library system, has moved into their own building next door, the Richmond branch has extra room to grow and is adding new features and amenities. […]

No change here in fees for 2015 motor vehicle registrations

By Elsa Maxey  Recent Commissioners Count action indicates there will be no change to the optional county fees collected in 2015 for motor vehicle registrations in Fort Bend County. Commissioners Court took approval action on the amount of the collection of those fees and will notify the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles in accordance with […]

Joint budget meeting discuss high turnover rate at SMSD

By Karen Daniels  At the recent Stafford City Council and SMSD Board of Trustees’ joint budget meeting held on July 23, Dr. Robert Bostic, the new Superintendent who has been on the job 45 days (15 w/ students), spoke about the state of the school, specifically concerning the issue of  high-turnover teacher rates. Currently the […]

Fort Bend ISD board to consider calling $494.5M bond next month

By Betsy Dolan  Fort Bend ISD’s original plan for a $351.2 million dollar bond proposal that would have paid for the first of three phases in the district’s Capital Plan, has been scrapped for a more aggressive $494.5 million dollar plan that uses only two phases. The changes, recommended by the district’s community-based Bond Oversight […]

Missouri City debuts Signal Box Art Project

In keeping with the standards that have earned the Show Me City a Scenic City designation, Missouri City staff has launched a new signal box art project to promote City services and programs as well as highlight the work of talented young citizens. In April, Missouri City staff kicked off the project by placing a […]

YMCA summer sites come together for Campapalooza 2014

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On July 24, the nine YMCA youth outreach summer camp sites across Fort Bend County converged on Bates Allen Park (YMCA Camp Cloud) in Kendleton, TX for their annual “Campapalooza” field day and picnic.  Almost 350 Fort Bend County youth participated in a variety of activities and competitions. Thanks to the assistance from six local […]

Job search survival tips offered at library 

Have you been searching for a job and not having any luck? Maybe it’s time for a change in your game plan. George Memorial Library will present a free, two-part series of “Job-Search Survival Tips,” beginning on Wednesday, August 6, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 1001 […]

Intro computer classes offered at Sienna Branch Library

The Adult Services staff at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Sienna Branch Library, 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd in Missouri City, will present a variety of free, introductory computer classes this month. The classes will consist of a hands-on introduction to basic skills for people who would like to learn more about using these computer programs. “MS […]

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