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Fort Bend Community Prevention Coalition supports the “Talk. They Hear You.” campaign

Families can help reduce underage drinking The end of the school year is fast approaching, which means families are making plans to celebrate the many milestones their children will achieve. Whether celebrating students for receiving their drivers’ license, attending their first prom or graduating from high school, families are anticipating fun-filled moments to help mark […]

Rep. Olson votes to help American workers

Rep. 22 Pete Olson  helped American workers who have been hit hard by reduced hours at work thanks to a critical provision in Obamacare that defines full time employment as 30 hours, instead of the traditional 40 hours. According to a Hoover Institution study, 2.6 million Americans – primarily low-income earners and those without a […]

Sugar Land P & Z approves St. Laurence expansion plan

By Betsy Dolan  In a vote of 6-3, Sugar Land’s Planning and Zoning Commission approved a conditional use permit for St. Laurence Catholic Church’s plan to build an almost 80,000 square foot religious education center and day care facility on a site that borders a nearby subdivision. The measure now goes before the Mayor and […]

Registration deadline nears for May 10 city & school elections

By Elsa Maxey  Next Thursday, April 10, is the last day for a Fort Bend County resident to register to vote for the May 10, 2014 municipal and school district elections, advises Fort Bend County Elections Administrator John Oldham. For the last election, the Texas Primary, a total of 349,736 were eligible to vote in […]

Stafford MSD weigh pros and cons of artificial turf

By Karen Daniels  Residual money is available from the recently completed 2011 $49.9 million bond for SMSD construction and improvements. At this time, $2,192,189 remain in the funds. At the February board meeting, SMSD Trustee Rodney Butler asked that information on artificial turf versus natural grass for the Spartan athletic stadium be presented to the […]

Fulshear wants Walmart to act responsibly

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By Elsa Maxey There’s a new Walmart under development facing some opposition. It’s in the west part of Fort Bend County and seemingly in Fulshear, but it’s not. It’s in Houston’s extra territorial jurisdiction (ETJ) at the northeast corner of FM 1093 and FM 1463 near Fulshear, where other commercial development is also underway. “The […]

FBISD gears up for more accountability standards

By Betsy Dolan  Describing it as “a dot-to-dot without numbers”, Fort Bend ISD Superintendent Charles Dupre acknowledged that new accountability standards that went into effect this school year, are challenging because districts have not been given any guidelines to follow. House Bill 5 requires all Texas school districts to evaluate themselves and every campus on […]

omg! Inside Fort Bend 04/02/14

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Crowd opposes Walmart in Fulshear area Misinformation adds to uproar  Reports indicate that some Fort Bend County residents oppose a proposed Walmart in the west part of the county on FM 1093 and FM 1463 in the vicinity of Fulshear. Even a petition opposing the store is allegedly backed by Fort Bend County Commissioner Andy […]

DeLay back to court

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Decision to throw out prison sentence in question By Elsa Maxey  The success of an appealed ruling by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals will find former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay’s case back on. Reports of a decision by the highest criminal court in Texas to hear the case have no specific court […]

Community worried about boundary changes, as Fort Bend ISD discusses facilities plan

By Betsy Dolan  It didn’t take long for Fort Bend ISD Superintendent Charles Dupre to get to heart of the matter for the parents attending the March 18 community dialogue meeting at Austin High School. “There are a lot of rumors going around”, he said. “This plan does not include any specific zone or boundary […]

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