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Fort Bend ISD raises teacher and staff salaries; adds over 450 new positions

By Betsy Dolan  The Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees approved a $47.1 million plan that will boost starting teacher salaries, give teachers and staff raises and add over 450 new positions for the 2014-2015 school year. The move comes as the district strives to become more competitive with surrounding school districts in the Houston […]

Citizens gather for public meeting on Stafford’s Comprehensive Development Plan

By Karen Daniels   While in office years ago, President Richard Nixon mandated that every city develop a master plan. In 1971, the first and only comprehensive plan for the City of Stafford was adopted. Back then, Stafford was mostly a farming community and Texas Instruments had just opened their doors. The annual budget was $361K, […]

Opposition speaks out against One-Way Pairs at public hearing

Rosenberg residents look at design plans for the controversial One-Way Pairs project that would turn sections of two major roads into one-way streets.

By Betsy Dolan  Dozens of Rosenberg residents and business owners spoke out against the One-Way Pairs road project at a Texas Department of Transportation public hearing April 8 at Lamar Consolidated High School. Phase 1 would involve turning portions of U.S. 90A (Avenue H) and FM 1640 (Avenue I) into one-way streets. The change would […]

Cyclist hit by deputy

By LeaAnne Klentzman  As dawn broke Friday morning a deputy constable was involved in a traffic accident with a teen on a bicycle near Katy in north Fort Bend County. About 6:30 a.m., Friday morning, a Precinct 3 Deputy Constable was traveling south on Gaston Road at the intersection of Fry Road when a 9th […]

Relax, enjoy the chili


Classic Chevrolet’s annual competition turns out large crowd & winning teams By Elsa Maxey  Fifty great teams at the annual chili cook-off at Classic Chevrolet Sugar Land on the Southwest Freeway served up some of the best chili in town. Just ask the judges – Fort Bend County Commissioner James Patterson, Sugar Land Assistant City […]

omg! Inside Fort Bend 04/16/14


Ahh-wooooooo Blood moon over Fort Bend – first total lunar eclipse of 2014 The entire eclipse was visible this Tuesday in Fort Bend, and there were no wolves heard howling. How could they? There was no moon to see as it was covered by the earth. At about 2:50 a.m. the full moon was darkened as […]

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital honors Organ Donor Awareness Month by lighting the hospital green

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital is honoring all organ donors and organ recipients during Organ Donor Awareness Month with green lighting on the front of the hospital building throughout the month of April. Organ Donor Awareness Month occurs every April as a way to encourage the public to become organ, eye and tissue donors and […]

Chamber to host Candidates Forum for Richmond elections April 22

The Central Fort Bend Chamber’s Governmental Affairs Department will host a City of Richmond candidates forum on April 22, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Fort Bend Country Club, 2627 FM 762, Richmond. Incumbent Mayor Evalyn Moore and challenger Gary Gillen are running for mayor. Gillen currently serves as city commissioner. Gennaro (Gerry) A. […]

Stafford votes to close city pool on Memorial Day

By Karen Daniels  This decision didn’t come without thorough discussion at the April 2nd Stafford City Council meeting. Due to the inclement weather experienced this winter, SMSD was closed on January 24 and January 28 and must make up these days. The previously approved district calendar designated weather make-up days as April 18 and May […]

Sugar Land native Allison Tolman starring in new FX Series Fargo


By Karen Daniels  If you like true crime and dark comedy, then you are going to love the new 10-episode mini-series based on the 1996 Academy Award winning film, Fargo, by the Coen brothers. With new characters and a new crime to solve, the show is “entrenched in the trademark humor, murder and ‘Minnesota nice’ […]

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