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WCJC e-Newsletter highlights students, faculty and programs

From athletic achievement to educational programs to collaborative projects with area industries, there’s no shortage of activity occurring at Wharton County Junior College. Thanks to a new e-Newsletter, students, faculty and the general public can now stay abreast of these noteworthy happenings by simply checking their inbox. WCJC launched the e-Newsletter – entitled The Pioneer […]

Sugar Land Rotary installs new Officers for 2014-2015

New Sugar Land Rotary president Patrick Bullard presents award to outgoing president Ward Pendleton.

In June, Sugar Land Rotary installed a new slate of officers for 2014-2015 that includes: Patrick Bullard, President; Stacy Croft, President-Elect; Mitch Rahim, Vice-President, Rafael Manrique de Lara, Secretary; Justin Steinhard, Treasurer; and Ward Pendelton, Past-President. At the installation ceremony, awards were given to those who were Rotarians of the Month for 2013-2014, as well […]

Missouri City book clubs announce August selections

Whether you discovered a love of reading at age 16 or 60, and whether you enjoy a good love story or a gritty crime novel, Fort Bend County Libraries invites you to share that love of reading with other book lovers at one of Missouri City Branch Library’s book clubs. Three book clubs meet monthly […]

Nurse Kaplan celebrates upcoming 80th birthday


By Carolyn Bowden  Helle Kaplan’s interest in tennis declined and she began to volunteer at QV Elementary where she assisted a 4th grade teacher and her students. When there was an opening for the school nurse position she applied and was hired. There she remained for 25 years, making a positive difference in the lives […]

Missouri City family recognized for helping police officer

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Officer Ben Pahl, center, recognized the Muñiz family for coming to his assistance after he was in a motorcycle accident in front of their home.

At its regular meeting on Monday, June 16, the Missouri City Council recognized the Muñiz family for assisting Missouri City Officer Benjamin Pahl after he was in a motorcycle accident outside their Sienna Plantation home. Officer Pahl presented the family with an additional plaque that recognized them for their heroic efforts to help the injured […]

Learn about Pinterest at Sienna Branch Library 

Sienna Branch Library will present a basic, introductory program “Pinterest for Beginners” on Wednesday, July 30, beginning at 10:00 am, in the Computer Lab of the library, located at 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd in Missouri City. Learn all about Pinterest, the virtual pinboard that has taken the social-media population by storm. Pinterest enables people to […]

Share crafting ideas at Missouri City Branch Library

The next meeting of the new “Craft Your Heart Out!” program at Missouri City Branch Library will take place on Saturday, July 26, beginning at 11:00 am, in the Conference Room of the library. The guest crafter for July will present a demonstration of “Making Jewelry for Beginners.” This new monthly program is for people […]

Skeeters win Atlantic League All-Star game 5-3

The 2014 Atlantic League All-Star Game was kicked off with a Home Run Derby featuring Tracy McGrady of Sugar Land, CoreySmith of Somerset, LewFord of Long Island and ColeGarner of Lancaster. Each player was matched up with a local little-leaguer who competed in a home run derby of their own. Smith took home the Home […]

Olson acts to give localities input on hosting migrant children

Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) announced that he introduced legislation to give local communities a voice in the decision making process on where to host Unaccompanied Alien Children (UACs). Olson was joined by several local mayors who expressed concern over having a voice in where the children are located. The bill, H.R. 5138, the “Our Communities, […]

Fort Bend’s diverse make-up spearhead for economic benefits

By Elsa Maxey  Taking advantage of the diversity of Fort Bend County is what really spurred the initiation of the Fort Bend Global Initiative that residents hear about from time to time. It started in 2009, “Allison Wen and I were both talking” and it was “about building relationships and profiling Fort Bend County on […]

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