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From the Aug. 20 issue Elementary No. 47 in Riverstone is part of the proposed $484 million bond that will be voted upon Nov. 4, but Fort Bend ISD superintendent Dr. Charles Dupre said that Riverstone will be built regardless of the bond’s outcome.

Fort Bend Brewing Company continues to grow


By Christina Martinez With the craft beer phenomenon growing everyday, Bigger. Bolder. Texas Brewed. – is the spirited anthem Fort Bend Brewing Co. has embodied to take their stance in the beer marvel. Fort Bend Brewery is the first craft brewery in Fort Bend County, located at 13370 South Gessner Road in Missouri City […]

Residents to move into new Sienna Plantation development by late 2015


By Michael Sudhalter The Sienna Plantation will double in the next five years, with new residents expected to move into a new area of the development late next year. Sienna Plantation currently has 6,800 homes, but Sienna South, which is currently under construction, is expected to add 6,500. The first phase, which is expected […]

Civil Servant of the Week: Sugar Land PD’s Mayra Cardenas

Mayra Cardenas

By Michael Sudhalter Mayra Cardenas has worked in law enforcement in Fort Bend County for the past 11 years, first in Meadows Place and Stafford, and now with the Sugar Land Police Department. Cardenas, 35, said she was interested in public safety from a young age to be able to help out people without […]

Possibility of Fort Bend commuter rail line gains traction


By Michael Sudhalter Missouri City resident Christopher Hall has lived in different cities with commuter rail, both in the U.S. and abroad, and doesn’t think Fort Bend County should have to do without it. “Less people on the road isn’t the only benefit of having easy access to reliable rail,” Hall said. “Light rail […]

Oakland parents hope district relieves overcrowding


By Michael Sudhalter Editor’s note: This week’s story on the proposed Fort Bend ISD bond is the second in a series of stories. This story focuses on construction and capital improvements. Oakland Elementary parent Diana McFatridge looks at her son’s elementary school and loves the quality of the school’s administration and teachers. But she worries […]

Stafford City Council will consider Legacy-related ordinance on Tuesday


By Michael Sudhalter The city of Stafford will likely have the opportunity to replace the departing Texas Instruments headquarters with the new, The Legacy at Stafford mixed-use development. But there’s still plenty of work to be done before the 192 acres undergo development by Street Level Investments. On Monday, the city council will consider […]

State ethics commission evaluating Miller’s complaint


By Christina Martinez Last fall Sugar Land resident, Diana Miller, filed a complaint with the Texas Ethics Commission alleging misuse of public funds by the City. Miller filed the complaint under section 255.003 – Unlawful Use of Political Funds for Advertising of the Election Code, claiming the City Manager, Allen Bogard, had knowingly used […]

omg! Inside Fort Bend 08/13/14


Moon closer to earth, not bigger Look down, look up, it’s super moon! Chances are Neil Armstrong’s footprints on the moon couldn’t be seen this past Sunday, August 10, when the super moon cast its light from up above.  This is an occurrence when the moon comes closest to the earth. According to scientists, the super […]

Making Stafford’s teachers a priority


By Michael Sudhalter Stafford Municipal School District superintendent Dr. Robert Bostic inherited a challenge when he arrived in June from Denton ISD. Luckily, for Stafford ISD teachers, local residents and students, he’s taking the district staff’s 23 percent turnover rate seriously and has already taken steps to address it. Bostic presides over a district […]

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