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Fort Bend’s annual check-up

By Elsa Maxey  With the release of this year’s annual county health rankings, results show Fort Bend County is the fifth healthiest county in Texas – that’s an eight point difference from last year’s 13th spot. A total of 29 factors that influence health such as smoking, education, employment, and access to health foods among […]

Crowded field of candidates for Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees

By Betsy Dolan  Eleven candidates are running for three positions on Fort Bend ISD’s Board of Trustees. Four candidates are vying for the Position 1 spot, vacated by Susan Hohnbaum who is retiring. Position 4 Trustee, Bruce Albright and Position 5 Trustee Dr. Patsy Taylor are making their case for a second term against five […]

What you can do about chronic headaches – free migraine relief seminar offered

Irfan Lalani, M.D., Neurologist

Who doesn’t get a headache now and then? But for 4% to 5% of the population – about 10 million people – a headache is a daily pain. If you suffer from painful chronic headaches, learn what you can do before the next one hits. “Chronic headaches strike often – at least 15 days a […]

omg! Inside Fort Bend 04/09/14

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Who’s running for what…know the new faces? There are many new faces on the local political scene making a bid for public office for the May 10th election.  That’s not necessarily a bad thing and with early voting about to start, this is something worth checking out. Newbies competing include Missouri City council member Danny […]

Fort Bend Community Prevention Coalition supports the “Talk. They Hear You.” campaign

Families can help reduce underage drinking The end of the school year is fast approaching, which means families are making plans to celebrate the many milestones their children will achieve. Whether celebrating students for receiving their drivers’ license, attending their first prom or graduating from high school, families are anticipating fun-filled moments to help mark […]

Rep. Olson votes to help American workers

Rep. 22 Pete Olson  helped American workers who have been hit hard by reduced hours at work thanks to a critical provision in Obamacare that defines full time employment as 30 hours, instead of the traditional 40 hours. According to a Hoover Institution study, 2.6 million Americans – primarily low-income earners and those without a […]

Sugar Land P & Z approves St. Laurence expansion plan

By Betsy Dolan  In a vote of 6-3, Sugar Land’s Planning and Zoning Commission approved a conditional use permit for St. Laurence Catholic Church’s plan to build an almost 80,000 square foot religious education center and day care facility on a site that borders a nearby subdivision. The measure now goes before the Mayor and […]

Registration deadline nears for May 10 city & school elections

By Elsa Maxey  Next Thursday, April 10, is the last day for a Fort Bend County resident to register to vote for the May 10, 2014 municipal and school district elections, advises Fort Bend County Elections Administrator John Oldham. For the last election, the Texas Primary, a total of 349,736 were eligible to vote in […]

Stafford MSD weigh pros and cons of artificial turf

By Karen Daniels  Residual money is available from the recently completed 2011 $49.9 million bond for SMSD construction and improvements. At this time, $2,192,189 remain in the funds. At the February board meeting, SMSD Trustee Rodney Butler asked that information on artificial turf versus natural grass for the Spartan athletic stadium be presented to the […]

Fulshear wants Walmart to act responsibly

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By Elsa Maxey There’s a new Walmart under development facing some opposition. It’s in the west part of Fort Bend County and seemingly in Fulshear, but it’s not. It’s in Houston’s extra territorial jurisdiction (ETJ) at the northeast corner of FM 1093 and FM 1463 near Fulshear, where other commercial development is also underway. “The […]

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