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Fort Bend’s diverse make-up spearhead for economic benefits

By Elsa Maxey  Taking advantage of the diversity of Fort Bend County is what really spurred the initiation of the Fort Bend Global Initiative that residents hear about from time to time. It started in 2009, “Allison Wen and I were both talking” and it was “about building relationships and profiling Fort Bend County on […]

Missouri City Council votes down rotating Mayor Pro Tem

By Betsy Dolan  A set of guidelines allowing the Missouri City Council to rotate members into the Mayor Pro Tem position was voted down July 7. Mayor Allen Owen, Councilmembers Floyd Emery and Jerry Wyatt voted for the plan. Councilmembers Yolanda Ford and Robin Elackatt, the current Mayor Pro Tem, voted against. Councilmembers Chris Preston […]

Missouri City unveils Veterans Memorial design

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By Betsy Dolan  The 4th of July setting at Buffalo Run Park was fitting for the public’s first official look at the design of Missouri City’s planned Veterans Memorial. In October, the Missouri City Parks and Recreation Department launched a design competition for the new memorial. It would be built in one of the city’s […]

omg! Inside Fort Bend 07/16/14

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Captain Hook and Peter Pan to be seen at Sugar Land Town Square Actually, Captain Hook and Peter Pan will be seen in the free movie at the Sugar Land Town Square as this week’s feature Under the Moon.  Families and friends are invited to bring their lawn chairs to enjoy Hook this Saturday, July […]

Stafford combines Independence celebration with driver safety demonstrations

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By Karen Daniels  The Stafford Police Department recently received a $10K grant from State Farm Insurance to purchase and implement a driver safety course for SMSD high school students. With the new equipment’s recent arrival, what better place to display the gear than the 39th Annual Independence Party at the Stafford Centre. With storm clouds […]

Lamar CSD considering $243M bond referendum

By Betsy Dolan  The Lamar Consolidated Independent School District will hold a public hearing next week to gauge  support for a possible $243 million bond proposal in November. Driving the need for a possible bond measure are projections of continued growth in West Fort Bend County, particularly Fulshear over the next decade.  According to the LCISD website, enrollment […]

The Arc celebrates athletes and volunteers at the Athletic Banquent

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By Karen Daniels  There was a “warm, fuzzy feeling in the air” at The Arc’s Annual Athletic Banquet on June 28, at the Missouri City Community Center. Two-hundred and thirty people attended the event that celebrates the participants and says thank you to the volunteers. The Arc provides quality of life for people with intellectual […]

New Missouri City motorcycle patrol hits the road

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By Betsy Dolan Speeders beware – the boys in blue are hitting the roads in a new way in Missouri City. A new five-person motorcycle unit is officially patrolling the streets on specially designed Victory cycles. While the officers are enjoying the ride, their focus is on public safety. Between 2012 and 2013, Missouri City […]

Close to $120K for voter participation in Fort Bend

By Elsa Maxey  Fort Bend County has $119,886 available for activities to enhance voter registration and participation, recently acknowledged by Fort Bend County Commissioners during one of its regular meetings. The money is authorized by state statute to help defray the county’s voter registration expenses. The availability of the funds originates from historic legislation passed […]

omg! Inside Fort Bend 07/09/14

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Texas Instruments’ formal opening this month It seems like it was just the other day that Texas Instruments announced it would be moving its operations from Stafford down the street to Sugar Land. The Dallas-based company broke ground last year in April and began constructing the 160,000-square-foot facility on 7-acres at the northeast corner of […]

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