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

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. […]

Two arrested within 24 Hours for leaving children unattended in a vehicle

Richmond Police made two arrests within a 24 hour period for individuals who left children inside a vehicle unattended in the heat.  Both incidents occurred at the Wal Mart parking lot located at 5330 Fm 1640 in Richmond. The first incident occurred at 1:00 PM Thursday afternoon, 07/23/2015.  Officer responded to a welfare concern and […]

Richmond resident featured on “Kelly & Michael”

Staff Reports Richmond resident Tamie Joeckel was one of nine people selected to cook on the show “LIVE with Kelly and Michael” in New York City. The segment, which aired last Friday, was part of a cooking series called “LIVE’s Search for America’s New Grill Star.” Joeckel cooked her Chipotle Fig Baby Back Ribs for […]

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]

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