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Missouri City PD promotes Capt. Bothell to Assistant Chief

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The Missouri City Police Department is continuing to build on its proud legacy of leadership with the recent promotion of Lance Bothell from Captain to Assistant Chief of Police. Assistant Chief Bothell received a special recognition from City Council on Tuesday, Sept. 2, in honor of his 24 years of service, during which he excelled […]

City to Host 10th Anniversary of Fort Bend’s Longest-Running Business Expo Sept. 29 at Hampton Inn & Suites

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Marking a milestone anniversary, Business Showcase will partner with Missouri City on Monday, Sept. 29, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to host its 10th Annual EXPO at the Hampton Inn & Suites, 4909 Hwy. 6. The EXPO is the longest-running of its kind in Fort Bend County and will feature opening remarks by Mayor […]

Applied Optoelectronics expands its Sugar Land headquarters

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The City of Sugar Land and the Sugar Land Development Corporation recently approved an agreement to support expansion plans by Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (AOI) that will potentially bring more than $30 million in investments, retain 235 jobs and add 530 new jobs during a 10 year period. Given the foreseeable growth in laser components in […]

Civil Servant of the Week: Constable Deputy David Rivera

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By Christina Martinez Christina@theleadernews.com Fort Bend County Precinct 3 Constable Deputy David Rivera never thought last week Wednesday would end with rescuing five children wanted in connection with an amber alert. What started as a normal day, turned into a day testing Rivera’s Deputy training. Rivera says that he started his day like any other. […]

Potential entrepreneurs pick up valuable advice at library event

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com The question seemed like a fair one considering the workshop was being conducted in a library. Dick Hall, a volunteer for Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE-Houston), spoke to a packed room of more than 100 entrepreneurs and soon-to-be entrepreneurs last Saturday at the Fort Bend County Library’s Sienna Plantation Branch. […]

KHOU: West Nile virus confirmed in two Sugar Land locations

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The presence of the West Nile virus was found in mosquito traps at two different locations in Sugar Land, a city spokesman announced Wednesday, according to our news partner, KHOU Channel 11. The traps were set up at the Sugar Land Business Park and the Sugar Creek subdivision. The mosquitoes tested positive for West Nile […]

Missouri City to host clean-up

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Continuing its “Team Clean” go-green initiative for the third consecutive year, Missouri City employees will again join forces this year and dedicate Friday, Sept. 19 to organizing their work areas and disposing of old documents, obsolete software, non-working equipment and other dated materials. City Hall (1522 Texas Pkwy.) and Municipal Court (3845 Cartwright Rd.) will […]

Notice of change in solid waste pickup for three Missouri City subdivisions

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To further improve solid waste collection citywide, Republic Services will change regular pickup days in the following subdivisions: *Bradford Village: Scheduled service days will change from Wednesday and Saturday to Tuesday and Friday. *Quail Valley Townhomes: Scheduled service days will change from Wednesday and Saturday to Monday and Thursday. *The Woods of Quail Valley: Scheduled […]

Union Pacific Railroad project to close intersections in October

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Union Pacific Railroad set-up message boards to alert residents the intersection at Main Street and Highway 90A would be closed September 22 – October 6. Drivers are advised to use alternate routes to cross the railroad tracks. The temporary closure is related to efforts to build a segment of new track from Urlich Street to […]

Missouri City adds extra spray days to control mosquitoes

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Due to the recent rains and warm temperatures, there has been an increase in mosquitoes. To control the pesky bugs, Missouri City has scheduled additional spray days. In addition to each Thursday, the City will spray all neighborhoods on Tuesday, Sept. 9 and Tuesday, Sept. 16. All spraying will take place between the hours of […]

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