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Fort Bend Seniors announces 4th Anniversary Groovy Party with The Beatles theme


The upcoming Fort Bend Seniors Groovy Party highlighting The Beatles celebrates the 40th anniversary of this nonprofit organization founded in 1974 to assist older adults in Fort Bend County. This year also marks the 50th anniversary of the “American Invasion” by The Beatles, the iconic British band who changed the face of rock ‘n roll […]

EzyBizPlan training workshop at Sienna Branch Library


Anyone who is considering starting a new business is encouraged to attend a hands-on workshop on how to create a business plan at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Sienna Branch Library from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd. in Missouri City. Having such […]

Introductory computer classes


Fort Bend County Libraries’ Adult Services staff at Missouri City Branch Library, 1530 Texas Parkway, 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 tools. The “Computers 101” class will take place […]

Lawyers cry foul over Sugar Land towing contract


By Michael Sudhalter Lawyers representing a longtime owner of a Missouri City-based towing business filed a suit on Monday in Fort Bend District Court, alleging that the city of Sugar Land unfairly awarded its tow truck contracts. The lawsuit, which doesn’t seek monetary damages but rather to void the current contracts, isn’t against the […]

Sugar Land names new Economic Development Director

Director of Economic Development Jennifer May_8-14

Sugar Land City Manager Allen Bogard recently selected Jennifer May to serve as director of economic development.  May was appointed to the position on an interim basis in April when Regina Morales resigned to pursue new opportunities. In her permanent role, she will continue to lead an office that has worked with more than 40 […]

West Nile detected in FB County


A sampling of mosquitoes in Fort Bend County has tested positive for the West Nile Virus (WNV).  When an area tests positive for the WNV in a few mosquitoes, it does not always mean there is a high risk of human infection. Simple measures can prevent the spread or infection from the WNV.  Working together with Fort Bend County and the cities […]

County library presents introductory MS Excel class


Fort Bend County Libraries’ Adult Services staff at the University Branch Library will present a free, introductory computer class, “MS Excel Survival Basics,” for version 2010, on Wednesday, Aug. 27, beginning at 10:30 am, in the Computer Lab of the library, located at 14010 University Blvd in Sugar Land, on the UH campus. This class […]

Fort Bend Cares hosts two Volunteer Informational Socials


Ever want to get involved with a non-profit as a volunteer but not sure which one is right for you? Or are you already volunteering somewhere but want to try something new? Join Fort Bend Cares as it hosts two Volunteer Informational Socials where you can find out how to get involved with the organization, […]

Better Investing Club


The BetterInvesting Houston Chapter Southwest Model Club will meet Thursday, Aug. 21 from 7-9 p.m. in the community room of the HEB at University Blvd and Hwy. 6. The Model Club is an operating club.  Members make buy-hold-sell decisions every month based on BI investing principals and take part in educational presentations by directors of the BI Houston Chapter.  The meetings […]

$324M FY15 budget targets performing arts center, parks projects for Sugar Land


By Betsy Dolan For the Star Sugar Land residents can expect to see progress on several quality-of life-projects, a new fire-based EMS service as well as street and drainage improvements if the proposed Fiscal Year 2015 budget is approved by City Council. City Manager Allen Bogard submitted the FY15 budget to the City Council July […]

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