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Fort Bend ISD board to consider calling $494.5M bond next month

By Betsy Dolan  Fort Bend ISD’s original plan for a $351.2 million dollar bond proposal that would have paid for the first of three phases in the district’s Capital Plan, has been scrapped for a more aggressive $494.5 million dollar plan that uses only two phases. The changes, recommended by the district’s community-based Bond Oversight […]

County’s pedestrian plaza mid-way towards completion

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By Elsa Maxey  If you’ve had occasion to go to the county courthouse in Richmond, the construction activity between two county buildings is a sure sign that something is about to change there. There’s no more motorist passage on Fourth Street between the historic courthouse and the Travis building, and this is not a temporary […]

Promenade Subdivision called to action again

Reserve C is the plat being considered for rezoning from commercial to residential in Stafford.

By Karen Daniels    At the July 17th Stafford City Council meeting, the property at US 90-A  and Promenade Blvd. that had recently been at the center of a contentious debate, was back on the agenda to discuss the replatting of this land. The week prior, the P&Z Commission unanimously recommended the plans submitted to […]

County’s pedestrian plaza mid-way towards completion

By Elsa Maxey  If you’ve had occasion to go to the county courthouse in Richmond, the construction activity between two county buildings is a sure sign that something is about to change there. There’s no more motorist passage on Fourth Street between the historic courthouse and the Travis building, and this is not a temporary […]

Congressman Pete Olson holds Town Hall meeting regarding new immigration bill

By Karen Daniels  It goes without saying that the immigration crisis at the Texas border, along with New Mexico, Arizona, and California, is a tragedy. Unaccompanied, immigrant children, after being sent on a treacherous and lengthy journey from Central America, are arriving in the United States by the thousands. Congressman Pete Olson, with the support […]

Year long path for Fort Bend ISD to arrive at potential November bond

By Betsy Dolan  It has taken over a year of work and district restructuring by Fort Bend ISD to get to the point where they are preparing to ask voters to support a $333.4 million bond in November. Superintendent Charles Dupre outlined the path the district has taken in the last year in a Board […]

omg! Inside Fort Bend 07/23/14

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Park it in Sugar Land There’s an eat and greet in Sugar Land this upcoming Saturday, July 26, at the Imperial Park Recreation Center, 234 Matlage Way, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. celebrating Parks and Recreation Month. It’s the city’s first and residents are invited to meet staff, find out about classes, programs and services, […]

Olson acts to give localities input on hosting migrant children

Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) announced that he introduced legislation to give local communities a voice in the decision making process on where to host Unaccompanied Alien Children (UACs). Olson was joined by several local mayors who expressed concern over having a voice in where the children are located. The bill, H.R. 5138, the “Our Communities, […]

Fort Bend’s diverse make-up spearhead for economic benefits

By Elsa Maxey  Taking advantage of the diversity of Fort Bend County is what really spurred the initiation of the Fort Bend Global Initiative that residents hear about from time to time. It started in 2009, “Allison Wen and I were both talking” and it was “about building relationships and profiling Fort Bend County on […]

“Very Exciting Times” at The Stafford Centre

By Karen Daniels  Bryan Blaum, Stafford Centre facility manager and president of FMsquared, spoke about the upcoming events at the July 2nd Stafford City Council meeting. With the theater’s fall line-up, and the 10 year anniversary celebration of the Stafford Centre, things are indeed going to be very exciting. The following are only some of […]

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