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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 […]

Stafford City Council discuss procedure changes on time limit for future public hearings

By Karen Daniels  In light of recent events, namely the public hearing held at the Stafford Civic Center on May 21st, Stafford City Council is now considering imposing a time limit for future public hearings. Currently there is no time limit, and as you may recall, that meeting for the approval of a Specific Use […]

Texas State Technical College looks to expand in Fort Bend County

By Betsy Dolan  Texas State Technical College wants to increase its reach in Fort Bend County with a planned $27 million expansion project. With the county’s explosive growth and job demand for technically skilled workers expected to increase in coming years, leaders with the Henderson-Wessendorf Foundation and the George Foundation have backed the project and […]

Split second action saves woman

By LeaAnne Klentzman  The lives of a Richmond police officer and the woman he pulled from the railroad tracks have been forever changed in the mere seconds he had to pull her from the tracks. While Richmond Police officer Ramon Morales does not want fanfare or hoopla, his quick thinking and fast reaction made him […]

Challenges ahead for Richmond as growth intersects with tradition

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By Betsy Dolan When the National Anthem singer at Richmond’s State of the City luncheon struggled to remember the words, the crowd joined in to help out. It was the sort of cooperative spirit that Richmond Mayor Evalyn Moore is hoping to see more of in the months ahead as Richmond prepares for growth and […]

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