Celebrating Freedom in Fulshear

Boston Marathon bombing survivor Rebekah Gregory of Houston, left, and country music artist and former “The Voice” finalist Mary Sarah of Richmond share a moment together on stage Sunday at the Fulshear Freedom Fest. Gregory was the parade grand marshal and Sarah sang the National Anthem.

Richmond’s Freeman Town Park begins taking shape

The City of Richmond’s Freeman Town Park should soon see heavy construction beginning as the construction contract was awarded to South Pool and Spa at a recent Commission meeting. This new park, located near Burnet Street and South 7th Street (just east of the T.W. Davis YMCA property) in what is known as Freeman Town, […]

Sustainable farm, Loam Agronomics, opens in Richmond

The Edible Group, the parent company that owns Edible Earth Resources, Agmenity and Farmstead, have begun planting and developing its 288-acre sustainable farm in Richmond: Loam Agronomics. This farm is one of the largest farms of its kind in the Houston-area. Right now, the farm is focused on production for its CSA program. In the […]

Brazos Cultural Heritage Festival is March 4 in Richmond

On Saturday, March 4, the Fort Bend Museum will present its inaugural Brazos Cultural Heritage Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Decker Park in Richmond. The festival is a new outreach event created to spotlight the many cultures that make up Fort Bend County – one of the most ethnically diverse counties in […]

New fatherhood program reaches out to all dads

By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com Marcus York considers himself to be a pretty good father. After participating in the 24/7 Dad program sponsored by Catholic Charities in Richmond, he feels he is a much better dad to his three children. “It gave me some tools that I started implementing, relating to my kids and my wife, […]

Officials say worst of flooding still to come

By Joe Southern Hold onto your hip waders, if you think the flooding from the Brazos River is bad now, just wait; the worst is yet to come. Emergency management officials in Fort Bend County held a press conference Wednesday in Richmond to warn people that with up to eight inches of rain forecast in […]

Richmond to vote on changes to charter

The Home Rule City Charter of the City of Richmond was adopted in May 2013 and has served the city and its citizens well. As a city’s charter is a flexible tool allowing for revisions to a city’s structure, a review of that charter, by law, occurs no later than the fifth year, after initial […]

Fort Bend Medic 13 partnered at Richmond Fire Station No. 3

The City of Richmond and Fort Bend County Emergency Medical Services have partnered to provide services more readily available to Richmond’s growing population in its extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ). On April 1, the Richmond Fire Department will partner with Fort Bend County Emergency Medical Services to house an ambulance at Richmond Fire Station No. 3 on […]

Central Fort Bend Chamber welcomes Hair Salon Maciel with a ribbon cutting

The Central Fort Bend Chamber celebrated the grand opening of Hair Salon Maciel’s new location with a ribbon cutting ceremony March 7 and welcomed the owner, Elizabeth Cervantes, to the chamber family. Hair Salon Maciel is located at 5255 B Reading Road in Rosenberg, in the Reading Road Professional Office Park. More than 60 business […]

City of Richmond’s surface water treatment plant to begin construction

The City of Richmond has awarded the contract for construction of the surface water treatment plant to LEM Construction Company who will begin work immediately to fulfill the 2016 deadline mandated by the Texas Legislature. The Texas Legislature created the Fort Bend Subsidence District in 1989 to prevent subsidence (sinking of the land) within the […]

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