Category archives for: Missouri City

New MC Fire Station set to open Wednesday, July 1

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On July 1, Missouri City Fire Station 5, located on Waters Lake Boulevard, will officially open its doors and begin serving the southern portion of Sienna Plantation. Officers and drivers for the new station will be sworn in on Thursday, June 25, at a special ceremony at the City Centre at Quail Valley, 2880 La […]

Missouri City names Atkinson interim city manager

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Missouri City approved assistant city manager Bill Atkinson as its interim city manager last week. Atkinson succeeds interim city manager Bill Eisen, who resigned, effective Friday, because he has several trips planned this summer. Atkinson has served as Missouri City’s Assistant City Manager since 2007. He has previously served as the City Manager in Sachse, […]

Missouri City approves plan to increase police officers’ pay

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At its Monday, May 18 general meeting, Missouri City Council Members approved an ordinance adopting pay structures and incentive and certification pay plan for certified police officers. Proposed by the Council Financial and Services Subcommittee, the ordinance is designed to ensure that Missouri City can continuously recruit and retain qualified personnel who the City rewards with […]

Missouri City re-elects incumbents Ford, Smith

District A incumbent Yolanda Ford

In 2013, then-Missouri City District A candidate Yolanda Ford needed a runoff election to edge then-two term District A incumbent Bobby Marshall. On Saturday, there wasn’t any question that Ford would be re-elected. Ford, an urban planner, led 76.7 to 23.3 percent after early voting. Marshall, a small business owner, made up four percentage points on […]

Atkinson named Missouri City’s interim city manager

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Missouri City approved assistant city manager Bill Atkinson as its interim city manager on Monday. Atkinson succeeds interim city manager Bill Eisen, who resigned, effective Friday, because he has several trips planned this summer.   Atkinson has served as Missouri City’s Assistant City Manager since 2007. He has previously served as the City Manager in […]

Missouri City moves closer to raising pay for all employees

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The Missouri City council discussed raising pay for all municipal employees at Monday night’s meeting and will likely make it official at a future meeting. The proposal has employees who have been with the city for more than six months will received a 3 percent raise, and those who have been employed for less than six […]

Ford and Marshall vie for Missouri City District A council seat

District A candidate Bobby Marshall

By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com In addition to campaigning for Missouri City’s District A council seat, Bobby Marshall has spent some time working on his campaign signs. Marshall, who served as the District A council member from 2009-13, said he accidentally grabbed the the wrong signs when he began campaigning for the seat he once held. […]

Quail Valley Middle wins state math competition

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Quail Valley Middle School won first place in a state-math competition last month in Austin. The event was sponsored by the Texas Association of Professional Engineers. Students competed in complex, high level problem solving. The QV students on the team were Andrew Liu, Shree Mohan, Ben Wright, and Ethan Zahid.  Fort Settlement Middle School was […]

Missouri City builds consensus toward public safety improvements 

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Missouri City is building consensus to increase compensation for its police officers and to address capital improvements for the police station as the Fiscal Year 2015 budget process begins. “We will determine the best way for us to address the pay situation,” Missouri City Mayor Allen Owen said. The FY 2015 […]

Missouri City resident stays on track

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Henry Landry grew up competing in track & field, and he’ll continue to stay in it as long as he’s able. “I meet a lot of people and do a lot of networking,” said the 53-year-old Missouri City resident. “I’ve been running for 40 years. I love to run.” Landry, a […]

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