Officials say worst of flooding still to come

Fort Bend County Emergency Management Coordinator Jeff Braun, right, and Mgr. Chad Norwell of the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office discuss the flooding of the Brazos River during a press conference Wednesday afternoon. (Photo by Joe Southern)

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

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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

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

Pictured from the left are (front row) Jean MacHann, Reading Road Professional Office; Lupita Becerra; Nina Lerma; Elizabeth Cervantes, Owner of Hair Salon Maciel; Mayor Cynthia A. McConathy, City of Rosenberg; Sonia Vargas; Tom Wilson, Reading Road Professional Office. (second row) Tom Juarez, Rich-West Investors; Paula Morales; Carmen Acevedo; Dora Villarreal; Maria Salas; Nancy Reyes; and Bob Brunson, Rich-West Investors.

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

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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 […]

Youth Suicide Prevention comes to Westpark Springs

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The Jason Foundation, Inc. (JFI), a youth suicide prevention and awareness organization, is proud to announce the Community Day of JFI Affiliate Office at Westpark Springs in Richmond that will take place on Thursday.  The purpose of a Community Day is to inform the public about The Jason Foundation, the problem of youth suicide, and […]

Richmond family starts GoFundMe for injured son

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Staff Reports The community, both on and off the Internet, is banding together to help Richmond resident JoJo Darlin with a GoFundMe page. Darlin, a 26-year-old University of Houston student, was traveling from the Houston campus back to his Richmond home when his vehicle was struck by a Toyota Tundra, driven by 33-year-old Houston resident […]

Gallery Furniture to hold “Blue Bell’s Back!” ice cream social tomorrow night

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To celebrate the return of Blue Bell ice cream, Gallery Furniture is hosting an ice cream social on Tuesday, Sept. 1. The event will take place at all three Gallery Furniture locations from 6pm- 9pm, including the Fort Bend location at 7227 West Grand Parkway South in Richmond. The public is invited to enjoy complimentary Blue […]

Gov. Abbott appoints Chad Bridges to fill Culver’s term as 240th Judicial District Court judge


Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Chad Bridges of Sugar Land as judge of the 240th Judicial District Court in Fort Bend County for a term set to expire at the next general election in November 2016. Chad Bridges has practiced law in the Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office for more than 12 years; he […]

One man arrested after shooting incident at area school


A 20-year-old Richmond-area man is facing multiple charges after shooting a handgun while on top of a Lamar Consolidated Independent School District elementary school campus. Christian Pieper, 20, faces charges of Criminal Mischief, Deadly Conduct, Places with Prohibited Weapons, Possession of a Stolen Firearm and Trespassing, said Lt. William Henry of the Rosenberg Police Department. […]

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