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George Memorial Library has room to grow as new admin building opens

By Betsy Dolan  In some ways the George Memorial Library is like an empty nester–in reverse. Now that administration, which oversees all of the branches in the Fort Bend County Library system, has moved into their own building next door, the Richmond branch has extra room to grow and is adding new features and amenities. […]

No change here in fees for 2015 motor vehicle registrations

By Elsa Maxey  Recent Commissioners Count action indicates there will be no change to the optional county fees collected in 2015 for motor vehicle registrations in Fort Bend County. Commissioners Court took approval action on the amount of the collection of those fees and will notify the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles in accordance with […]

Joint budget meeting discuss high turnover rate at SMSD

By Karen Daniels  At the recent Stafford City Council and SMSD Board of Trustees’ joint budget meeting held on July 23, Dr. Robert Bostic, the new Superintendent who has been on the job 45 days (15 w/ students), spoke about the state of the school, specifically concerning the issue of  high-turnover teacher rates. Currently the […]

Fort Bend ISD board to consider calling $494.5M bond next month

By Betsy Dolan  Fort Bend ISD’s original plan for a $351.2 million dollar bond proposal that would have paid for the first of three phases in the district’s Capital Plan, has been scrapped for a more aggressive $494.5 million dollar plan that uses only two phases. The changes, recommended by the district’s community-based Bond Oversight […]

County’s pedestrian plaza mid-way towards completion

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By Elsa Maxey  If you’ve had occasion to go to the county courthouse in Richmond, the construction activity between two county buildings is a sure sign that something is about to change there. There’s no more motorist passage on Fourth Street between the historic courthouse and the Travis building, and this is not a temporary […]

Promenade Subdivision called to action again

Reserve C is the plat being considered for rezoning from commercial to residential in Stafford.

By Karen Daniels    At the July 17th Stafford City Council meeting, the property at US 90-A  and Promenade Blvd. that had recently been at the center of a contentious debate, was back on the agenda to discuss the replatting of this land. The week prior, the P&Z Commission unanimously recommended the plans submitted to […]

County’s pedestrian plaza mid-way towards completion

By Elsa Maxey  If you’ve had occasion to go to the county courthouse in Richmond, the construction activity between two county buildings is a sure sign that something is about to change there. There’s no more motorist passage on Fourth Street between the historic courthouse and the Travis building, and this is not a temporary […]

Congressman Pete Olson holds Town Hall meeting regarding new immigration bill

By Karen Daniels  It goes without saying that the immigration crisis at the Texas border, along with New Mexico, Arizona, and California, is a tragedy. Unaccompanied, immigrant children, after being sent on a treacherous and lengthy journey from Central America, are arriving in the United States by the thousands. Congressman Pete Olson, with the support […]

Year long path for Fort Bend ISD to arrive at potential November bond

By Betsy Dolan  It has taken over a year of work and district restructuring by Fort Bend ISD to get to the point where they are preparing to ask voters to support a $333.4 million bond in November. Superintendent Charles Dupre outlined the path the district has taken in the last year in a Board […]

omg! Inside Fort Bend 07/23/14

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Park it in Sugar Land There’s an eat and greet in Sugar Land this upcoming Saturday, July 26, at the Imperial Park Recreation Center, 234 Matlage Way, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. celebrating Parks and Recreation Month. It’s the city’s first and residents are invited to meet staff, find out about classes, programs and services, […]

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