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New FEMA maps take effect in April – insurance cost may skyrocket

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By Elsa Maxey  Next month, newly revised FEMA flood maps become official and changes on the flood maps could affect the cost of homeowners’ insurance. Updated digital flood Insurance rate maps required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have been about nine years in the making with intervention by officials in Fort Bend County. […]

Stafford Council listens to Catch-22 of Youth Programs

By Karen Daniels  This topic of city sponsorships, or rather, waiving field usage fees, has been on-going for months at the Stafford City Council meetings and the SMSD Board of Trustee meetings. Last year, in an effort to cut costs for the District, the SMSD board—in a vote that barely passed—implemented a mandatory 70% participation […]

Missouri City to host town hall meetings over May bond proposal

By Betsy Dolan  With a $40M bond package on the table for the May 10 election, Missouri City has scheduled two informational meetings to discuss what the measure means for residents and to address potential concerns. The first town hall meeting is slated for Tuesday, March 25 in the Community Center in the City Hall […]

SMSD Superintendent search has scheduled a Town Hall Meeting tonight March 19

On February 17, 2014, the SMSD School Board hired Arrow Consultants to assist with their efforts to hire a superintendent that meets the needs of SMSD and the Stafford community.  In support of their efforts, the Stafford community is asked to participate in this complex and important process by providing input for characteristics that will […]

omg! Inside Fort Bend 03/19/14


March madness arrives! March madness means different things to different people. To most, it’s about the exciting NCAA basketball tournament currently underway.  But to so many others, like some of our readers, they say this month has brought about maddening moments. It could be because of the recent contested elections with more to come locally, […]

Trial begins on the death of Marine David Stidman

David Stidman

By LeaAnne Klentzman  The jury has been selected and the trial has begun for the Booth man accused of killing a young Marine. The trail of Sean Michael McGuire has begun and the jury has been seated. McGuire is on trial for the death of 23 year old David Stidman, a B.F. Terry High School […]

Sugar Land adopts new flood maps and drought policies

By Betsy Dolan  Nine years after the process began, the City of Sugar Land has voted to adopt new digital flood insurance rate maps that offer more detail for better land use planning but put some homes in the 100-year flood plain that weren’t there before. Sugar Land and Fort Bend County worked with the […]

Stafford MSD Board names interim superintendent


By Karen Daniels  As expected, Allen ISD formally offered Dr. Lance Hindt the position of superintendent of their school district, and he accepted. The SMSD Board of Trustees have now officially accepted his resignation, and his last day on the job will be Friday, March 21. The Board also approved the hiring of former Fort […]

Public hearing for Rosenberg’s One-Way Pairs project set for April 8

By Betsy Dolan The Texas Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing on April 8 to give Rosenberg residents their chance to discuss the social, economic and environmental impacts of the controversial One-Way Pairs project . The project would turn portions of Avenues H (U.S. 90A) and I (F.M. 1640) into one-way streets to […]

Grand Parkway’s 3 toll plazas open

By Elsa Maxey  On the 18 miles of the Grand Parkway connecting U.S. 59 to IH 10, the Fort Bend County Grand Parkway Toll Road Authority reports the opening of three of seven toll plazas on the nearly completed nine overpasses. This is “the section of Segment D from US-59 to just north of US-90A/FM-1464,” […]

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