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Fort Bend County to honor Supreme Court’s Marriage Equality ruling

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The United States Supreme Court ruled 5-4 on Friday morning to legalize same sex marriage in all 50 states in the case Obergefell v. Hodges,  Director Ohio Department of Health. While the topic has produced a variety of opinions among the American public, the Fort Bend County Clerk’s office has issued a direct statement – […]

Richmond Poet attends master poets workshop taught by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet

Richmond poet Terry Jude Miller, left, attended a  poetry workshop in New York, taught by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa, pictured right. (Submitted photo)

Terry Jude Miller, Fort Bend County poet, attended a master poets workshop at Walt Whitman’s birthplace on Long Island in May.  The workshop was taught by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, Yusef Komunyakaa (pictured on the right).   Only twenty-five poets in the country were invited to attend the workshop which covered advanced topics in poetics and poem […]

130-acre West Fort Bend shopping center to open early next year

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Within the next two years, western Fort Bend County residents in the Grand Parkway/Harlem Road area won’t have to travel north to Katy or east to Sugar Land for their shopping needs. Houston-based Read King, a Commercial Real Estate and Development Company, is developing 130-acre Water View Town Center at the […]

Brazos River water is gradually receding

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Last night, the Brazos River fell slightly as measured by the Hempstead, Richmond, and Rosharon gauges. The river level decrease should be gradual at first, then we should see a decrease in levels of around two feet per day until it settles in below 40 feet. Many areas have seen increases in water levels, some […]

Fort Bend County continues to monitor Brazos River

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The Brazos River is at its highest level in more than 20 years (50 feet), and Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is doing everything possible to keep citizens safe from a potential overflow. OEM director Jeff Braun said there have been both mandatory and voluntary evacuations from areas of Richmond, Rosenberg and […]

Fort Bend declared state of disaster for the Brazos River flooding situation

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Staff at the Fort Bend County Emergency Operations Center overnight monitored the Brazos River. The river level increased slightly overnight, with additional road closure information posted on the incident website at http://fbcoem.org. The city of Rosenberg issued a voluntary evacuation yesterday for North of Avenue A between 2nd and 8th street and 6th Street from […]

Brazos River Flooding Threat is continuously being monitored

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The Brazos River is full and it’s forecast to get even more full. If the river follows the forecast it will reach 50 feet, a mere 4 inches shy of the record set in 1994. Damage in 1994 was extensive, but Fort Bend County has more than doubled in population since then, making this event […]

Report: Brazos River under a Flood Warning until Monday

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The Flood Warning for the Brazos River near Richmond has been extended until late Monday night, the National Weather Service says. As of 9:15 p.m. Wednesday the stage was 43.8 feet. The flood stage is 48 feet, and major flooding is expected. Forecasters call for the river to flood by Friday morning and will continue […]

Fort Bend Sheriff’s Office looks for missing Good Samaritan

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The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office is seeking witnesses to a crash that occurred at 9:02 p.m. on Sunday night.   The crash occurred on the Grand Parkway northbound on the Brazos River bridge. The crash is believed to have knocked a Good Samaritan, Puneet Nehra, 43, of Sugar Land, into the Brazos River. Nehra […]

Fort Bend inmates graduate from H-VAC/Electrical program

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A year ago, construction of an Inmate Vocational Center began at the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office, and a year later, the new vocational program produced the first inmates to complete the H-VAC/ Electrical program. This program is one component of Second Chance Opportunities and Re-Entry Education (S.C.O.R.E.) Programs, which has a goal of providing […]

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