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Fort Bend County supports bid to host 2016 annual conference in Sugar Land

By Elsa Maxey  Fort Bend County has sent a letter of support on a request by the City of Sugar Land for a proposal to host the 82nd Annual South Texas County Judges’ and Commissioners’ Conference to be held June 2016. County Judge Herbert’s letter extends its full backing to Visit Sugar Land Convention and […]

Stafford’s 39th Annual July 4 Celebration begins with parade July 3

By Karen Daniels  Each year the City of Stafford celebrates our Nation’s independence with not just one day of commemoration, but two. On Thursday, July 3rd the parade will start at 7:00pm at the HCC parking lot and conclude at the Stafford Centre. Mr. Jack Jebbia is the 2014 Guest of Honor Parade Marshal. Former […]

SMSD offers summer food service and recreation

 By Karen Daniels  The Stafford Municipal School District will once again be participating in the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program. Free breakfast and lunch will be provided for children up to the age of 18 living in Stafford for the summer at the Stafford Primary School cafeteria located behind the Stafford Civic Center. The dates […]

FBISD board discusses possible $333.4M bond

By Betsy Dolan  The Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees reviewed a nine year plan to prioritize the district’s capital needs and appears to be moving forward with plans to call a $333.4 million bond election in November to help pay for the first three years of that plan. The Capital Master Plan was created […]

Stafford MSD to Increase Salary 3%… Or More

By Karen Daniels  At the June school board meeting, SMSD Board of Trustees voted unanimously to increase salaries for all district staff by 3%, though much of the discussion was about doing more for teachers and staff. Health insurance rates are rising, and though the hard numbers haven’t been released by TRS yet, school districts […]

Is the 90A Commuter Rail a “viable” project for Fort Bend County

By Karen Daniels  Introduced to the US House by Transportation Secretary, Anthony Foxx, the dubbed, Grow America Act, is a “long-term” $302 billion transportation bill that would give more control over infrastructure funding to cities and local governments. Last week, a provision in that act was added for the restriction on use of federal funds […]

Who enforces Grand Parkway Toll Road?

By Elsa Maxey  Reports indicate that the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will patrol anywhere at any time where there is a serious threat to public safety and will respond to incidents as needed, also on toll roads. That includes the Grand Parkway’s new tollway, the non-stop, nine overpasses and bridges recently completed with […]

Midweek gets busy along the Grand Parkway

By LeaAnne Klentzman  Sheriff’s deputies were kept busy last Wednesday with three gun related cases along the Grand Parkway. The first case was an armed robbery at the Seven Eleven store in the 5700 block of New Territory. In that case a man described as either Middle Eastern or Asian walked into the store about […]

Missouri City Council approves FY 2015 budget

By Betsy Dolan  TThe Missouri City Council approved the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget on June 16 which maintains the current tax rate, gives full-time employees a one-time lump sum 3% raise and allows for expanded Wi-Fi access at City buildings, including the City Center. In the FY 2015 budget, the city will have total revenue of $38,531,087 […]

omg! Inside Fort Bend 06/18/14

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Your home router a public Wi-Fi hotspot? If your internet server is Comcast, your home router could be a public Wi-Fi hotspot.  That’s what some reports said about what would happen due to Comcast swapping out customers’ old routers with new ones. Out in the streets, there are concerns about the devices believed to allow […]

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