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Pecan Grove resident, MUD close to resolving dispute


By Michael Sudhalter A Pecan Grove man was prepared to take the neighborhood’s Municipal Utility District (MUD) to court over its request to purchase an easement that butts up against his home. But it now appears as if Jeffrey Hale and the Pecan Grove MUD will resolve the issue without ever setting foot in […]

Groth Corp donates $3,000 to Fort Bend Cares

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By Elsa Maxey Operating locally in Stafford, Groth Croporation is helping Fort Bend Cares with its mission to help serve disadvantaged youth of Fort Bend County.  Its recent $3,000 donation will help fund essential services provided by charitable organizations. The check was presented by Betty Jurado on behalf of Groth Corporation.  The donation represents the […]

Civil Servant of the Week: Wayne Poorman

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By Michael Sudhalter Wayne Poorman’s first experience in law enforcement was quite memorable. In the early 1970s, Poorman was a diver for the reserve unit of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office’s Marine Division. Harris County was working together with the Fort Bend Sheriff’s Office on a capital murder case when Poorman –on his first […]

Fort Bend County aims to deploy new text-to-911 system by end of year


By Christina Martinez In serious emergencies, picking up the phone to dial 9-1-1 may not be realistic. If an intruder invades a home or school, a phone call for help could give away your presence. But if you can’t call, what do you do? By the end of the year, Harris text and Fort […]

14-acre mixed use development coming to Sugar Land in fall 2016

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Vista Properties, the Sugar Land-based company that built the 20-acre mixed use development La Centerra in Cinco Ranch, closed on 14 acres in the northeast corner of the U.S. Hwy. 59/University Blvd. interchange on Sept. 16. Vista executive vice president Brent Mann said they will likely break ground next summer and the retail/office mix will […]

Rep. Reynolds’ barratry trial begins November 3

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Two-term incumbent is confident he’ll be exonerated By Michael Sudhalter Texas State Rep. Ron Reynolds (D-Missouri City) hopes to be exonerated on 10 counts of Barratry, which means a lawyer’s illegal solicitations, but he’ll have to wait until Nov. 3 to do so. In March, Reynolds, 41, was indicted in Montgomery County (Conroe) on 10 […]

Literacy Council improves lives of mother, son


By Michael Sudhalter Evie Serrano plans on becoming a pastor in the United Methodist Church, and her son, Steve, is studying Criminal Justice with hopes of working as a police officer soon. Evie and Steve agree that their career dreams wouldn’t have been possible without the math tutoring they received at the Fort Bend […]

Mosquitoes still bugging local residents


By Michael Sudhalter Missouri City, Sugar Land and Fort Bend County’s Health and Human Services (HHS) division have stepped up mosquito spraying efforts with West Nile Virus being detected in the area, including three human cases (all of whom have recovered or are expected to) since July 30. But some local residents don’t think […]

Discipline kids, but don’t hurt them

A few years ago, I heard a song by one of my favorite country music artists, South Carolina native Lee Brice, called “Picture of Me” – an amazing set of lyrics about self–reflection. Early in the song, Brice sings about his upbringing – “Mama made us pick our own switches, so we could feel the […]

Opinion split on GPS for district buses


By Michael Sudhalter Fort Bend ISD parent Kristine McKenzie Gentry thinks  the district is taking a step forward by including the addition of GPS systems for district school buses, as part of the proposed Nov. 4 bond. “Have you ever accompanied a class field trip?” Gentry wrote on an FBISD Concerns Facebook page. “Those […]

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