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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 […]

Oreo in Fort Bend not just a cookie, but also a pony

By Elsa Maxey  When you hear the word Oreo, the cookie comes to mind.  But if you live in Fort Bend County, you may collectively be part owner of a pony by that same name.  Last week Fort Bend County Commissioners took action on matters related to security services at the Gordon Ranch, which it […]

Sugar Land negotiates two new water agreements with GCWA

By Betsy Dolan  The City of Sugar Land and the Gulf Coast Water Authority appear to have come to terms on two new water agreements that will allow the city more flexibility in its future water management. A new System Raw Water Availability agreement was negotiated by the West Customers Group–made up of Sugar Land, […]

Meadows Place Council meetings – The place to be

By Karen Daniels  There is always a good turnout at the City of Meadows Place monthly council meetings. Since so many council meetings across the nation are streamed live, available on-line and on-tv, attendance has dropped. But watching it from your living room, taking advantage of technology, has some disadvantages – a sense of community […]

FBISD Board Approves 2014-2015 Budget

By Betsy Dolan  The Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees have approved a $561,700,652 operating budget and no tax increase for the 2014-2015 school year. The district has budgeted $7,767 per student with more than 64 percent of the budget allocated to instruction.  Projections indicate that the district will serve 72,317 students in the coming school […]

omg! Inside Fort Bend 07/02/14

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Caterpillars are menacing local pecan trees  The good news is that it looks like most of the walnut caterpillars may be finished eating pecan tree foliage in Fort Bend and are in their last stages of developmental growth.  But reports say they have been active, according to Fort Bend County Extensive Service representatives. There is […]

Congressman Olson troubled by IRS and wants feedback

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By Elsa Maxey  One of the people in Washington, D.C. representing a collective voice from home, U.S. Representative Pete Olson from Texas District 22 says, “I don’t buy it.” He is referring to claims that emails connected to a former IRS official at the center of a Tea Party targeting scandal are forever lost because […]

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