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Pct. 3 constables recognized for heroic efforts


In Commissioners Court on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, Lt. Shawn Sayers and Deputy Phil Crowell were honored for their commitment to protect and serve the public. Commissioner Meyers presented each of them with a proclamation recognizing their quick thinking and fast action to rescue a trapped driver nearly submerged under water in a ditch along the […]

Mayor Scarcella heads to DC in support of Passenger Rail

"It’s a way of recognizing and honoring the rich cultural diversity that exists in our Fort Bend community.” - Stafford City Mayor Leonard Scarcella

By Karen Daniels  At the June 4th City Council meeting, after a mid-year, state of the city address by Councilman Willis, Mayor Scarcella presented Council with a letter addressed to METRO of Houston in support of passenger rail on US 90A. The Mayor spoke of a meeting the prior week with Congressman Al Green, Congressman […]

County on 3rd year of health care transformation waiver

By Elsa Maxey  Fort Bend County, more regularly associated with mobility projects and other county infrastructure, is continuing its participation in a 1115 Waiver Program going on its third of a five year effort. In a recent workshop before Commissioners Court, Health and Human Services Director M. desVignes-Kendrick, M.D. presented an overview of the program […]

A website for the “Mrs. Kravitz” in us all

By LeaAnne Klentzman  Frequently we complain about our “government” withholding information and making it hard to gather. Well, you are not going to believe this, but Fort Bend County is sharing, they are sharing public information with the public! Here is how it goes. Fort Bend County now makes available what they call Active Emergency […]

A do-over for Missouri City’s Mayor Pro Tem election

By Betsy Dolan  Missouri City Councilman Jerry Wyatt said it best. “It was a mistake but it was done with good intentions”. Turns out that Councilman Robin Elackatt was not elected Mayor Pro Tem on May 19 because Councilman Chris Preston, who was one of four to vote for Elackatt, had not been officially sworn […]

Elackatt elected Mayor Pro Tem by Missouri City Council


By Betsy Dolan  Just after newly elected Missouri City Councilman Chris Preston took the oath of office on May 19, his first official action was to vote for a Mayor Pro Tem. Preston, along with Yolanda Ford and Floyd Emery voted for District C Councilman Robin Elackatt, who was elected with four votes, including his […]

T.I. property redevelopment unveiled


By Karen Daniels  Since the announcement of Texas Instruments’ departure from Stafford, there has been plenty of speculation on the future of the 192 acres. Last Tuesday, May 27,  plans were unveiled at a very rare meeting held between the Stafford City Council, Planning & Zoning Commission, and Stafford Economic Development Corporation. Brian Murphy, Principal […]

Laura Richard Precinct 4 JP

Photo courtesy of Fort Bend County
Sown are Laura Richard and Fort Bend County Judge Bob Hebert.

By Elsa Maxey  Laura Richard, widow of former Justice of the Peace Jim Richard, who passed away on May 20, is assuming his duties as Justice of the Peace in Precinct 4. Her first day at the Dairy Ashford office was this Monday, when she signed warrants and tended to other duties, according to a […]

Promenade subdivision victorious over light industrial

By Karen Daniels  Wednesday night’s Stafford’s City Council meeting was held at the Stafford Civic Center instead of City Hall which is their normal place of assembly. The agenda item for Carson Companies is an important topic to community members and residents of the Promenade subdivision, as was evident from last week’s large turnout at […]

Community salutes high school seniors joining military service


By Elsa Maxey  In a show for love of country and those protecting freedom, life and liberty, Fort Bend residents’ enthusiastic participation in annual Memorial Day observances is what is so patriotic about living here. There was a Memorial Day service honoring and saluting military fallen heroes at Sugar Land Memorial Park this Monday with […]

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