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Stafford in works to rezone Texas Instruments Property

By Karen Daniels  The possible rezoning of the Texas Instruments property was placed on the April 16 City Council agenda by Stafford’s City Attorney, Art Pertile. There have been recent conversations with the “potential buyers” about the future of the redevelopment site, and according to Pertile, rezoning will help determine “how they utilize the property […]

UH System Sugar Land campus to literally meet higher education

By Elsa Maxey  With the spring semester about to wrap up, there’s a lot of excitement on what’s to take place at the University of Houston (UH) Sugar Land campus this upcoming fall.  As announced, expansion is in the horizon for the local campus. Reports indicate that of all the students from the Fort Bend […]

Damon Fire Chief dies battling house fire

By LeaAnne Klentzman  Sadness looms over Damon, Texas as they mourn the loss of their longtime volunteer fire chief. Damon is a rural community that sits at the border of far south Fort Bend County and northwest Brazoria County; where fire personnel were fighting the structure fire at which Ferguson collapsed. Details are still unfolding […]

Stafford MSD names lone finalist for Superintendent

Dr. Robert Bostic

By Karen Daniels  The SMSD Board of Trustees unanimously approved the selection of Dr. Robert Bostic for the position of Superintendent. The State of Texas requires a 21 day waiting period before the Board can formally approve his hiring. This will be the first district that Dr. Bostic will lead if named the superintendent. On […]

Richmond voters to elect mayor & 2 city commissioners

By Betsy Dolan  In a city with as much history as Richmond, the May election will signal a new beginning for the small community on the cusp of significant growth. On May 10, Richmond voters will go to the polls to elect a mayor and two city commissioners who will help navigate the city’s projected […]

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 […]

Non-stop US 59 to I-10 completed


Last of Grand Parkway toll overpasses open By Elsa Maxey  A ribbon cutting between Bellaire Blvd. and Westpark Tollway next to the Shops at Bella Terra between Sugar Land and Katy marks the opening of another toll overpass on what is known as Segment D of the Grand Parkway in Fort Bend County. The event […]

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 […]

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