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Scoreboard Fort Bend

March 4 Primary Election contested races outcome By Elsa Maxey  Several local battles are expected to heat up from now until the fall – like the office for county judge, the DA, for the district and county clerk, even for a couple of state representative districts, a congressional race and others. Local results of the […]

No special election for Rosenberg’s One Way Pairs after county steps in

By Betsy Dolan  Rosenberg residents will not have to decide after all whether the city should donate the land needed for a controversial Texas Department of Transportation road project called One-Way Pairs. Fort Bend County Commissioners Court has approved a $1.5M advanced funding agreement with TxDOT that will eliminate the need for Rosenberg residents to […]

Canoe launch considered at Brazos River and US 59

By Betsy Dolan  As cars race over the US 59 bridge where it crosses over the Brazos River, mobility of a different sort could soon be taking place in the area underneath. The City of Sugar Land is moving closer to putting a canoe and kayak launch under the bridge as part of a larger […]

Sugar Land says goodbye to Asst. City Manager Karen Daly

Karen Daly is shown with City Manager Allen Bogard  at her going away party.

By Karen Daniels  On February 26, the City of Sugar Land threw a going away party for their Assistant City Manager, Karen Daly. She is taking a new position as City Manager for the City of Hutto, a town of nearly 20,000 located 30 miles northeast of Austin. Mayor James Thompson said, “This is bittersweet […]

Elections update for May 2014 ballot from Stafford, SMSD, and Meadows Place

By Karen Daniels  The filing time to be added to the general election ballots drew to a close at 5:00pm on February 28.. Here are the following updates for the City of Stafford, SMSD, WC&ID No.2, and City of Meadows Place. Stafford: The three incumbents, Robert Sorbet, Cecil Willis, and Ken Mathew are running for […]

Missouri City voters to see $40 million bond proposal on May ballot

By Betsy Dolan  The Missouri City City Council voted 5-2 on February 17 to approve an ordinance that places four propositions on the May 10 general election ballot. The four propositions include: •  Drainage projects–$6.5M •  Mobility & Transportation–$22.8M •  Construction of Fire Station #6–$5M •  Facilities–$5.7M The majority of the sometimes heated discussion centered […]

Stafford Council discuss the costs of preserving an ISO Rating 1


By Karen Daniels  At last month’s Annual Town Hall Meeting, one of the future goals listed by Mayor Scarcella was whether or not to preserve the Rating ISO-1 that the City currently holds. At that town hall meeting, the Mayor said, “Each year cities are required to do more and more” often placing financial burdens […]

Primary’s early voting ends Friday

By Elsa Maxey  Forecasting the voter turnout in Fort Bend County for the Texas Primary, Elections Administrator John Oldham says it is “a lot less than I thought a month ago.” The experienced elections executive said that at the current pace, referring to the early voting numbers, “we will be hard pressed to hit 35,000,” […]

Mayor Jessup proclaims Lillian Cox Day for her 107th Birthday


By Karen Daniels  Born on February 22, 1907, in Quincy, Florida, Ms. Lillian Cox celebrated her 107th birthday at The Hamptons in the City of Meadows Place, where she has lived since moving to Texas at 104. Currently it is said that she holds the title as oldest resident in Fort Bend County, but you […]

SMSD Superintendent Dr. Lance Hindt to resign


By Karen Daniels  Six weeks ago Superintendent Dr. Lance Hindt was approached by a search firm representing the interests of Allen ISD, a district north of Plano, in their search for a new superintendent. Conversations and in-person interviews were conducted, and last Tuesday Dr. Hindt was made aware that the Allen ISD Board of Trustees […]

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