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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,” […]

Houston Rodeo hinders Stafford Centre 10 Year Anniversary plans

By Karen Daniels  Mayor Leonard Scarcella made it abundantly clear at the March 5, City Council meeting, the very night of the 10 Year Anniversary of the Stafford Centre, that he was, “Deeply disappointed that we didn’t have something last night, and tonight, to acknowledge and celebrate this anniversary.” It is especially important to the […]

Long time Fort Bend Lawman dies

By LeaAnne Klentzman  Fort Bend County’s longest serving lawman dies just shy of his 85th birthday. R.L. “Tiny” Gaston began his law enforcement career as Richmond police chief in the late 40’s. According to legend, he was old enough to carry a gun but not old enough to buy the bullets. Bullets had to be […]

Fort Bend cities focus on May 10 General Election

By Elsa Maxey  With the end of candidate filing for the May 10 General Election last Friday, there are several contested races in some Fort Bend cities for elected office since the current office holders’ terms expire this May. Most of them have opted for re-election amid competition. But cities, like Sugar Land, Stafford and […]

Company wants to relocate to Stafford for low-crime appeal

By Karen Daniels  At the February 19 Stafford City Council meeting a company by the name of SOGO Industries applied for a Specific Use Permit (SUP) to build a new manufacturing development at 4417 & 4421South Main Street. Currently there is an auto body shop at one address and incomplete banquet hall at the other, […]

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