Incumbents file for city council, school board


Complied by Joe Southern Several incumbents have field for re-election to the Sugar Land City Council and the Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees. The election will be held May 6. Sugar Land Councilman Steve Porter announced his re-election bid last week. Since then, a flood of announcements have been made by incumbents of […]

Sugar Land to address 2016 accomplishments, vision for the future


Sugar Land will partner with the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce to present a State of the City Address focusing on the City’s 2016 accomplishments. This is the ninth year that the City has presented an annual summary of activities to citizens. The community is invited to attend the program to be held Jan. 19 […]

Schools, districts given letter grades


By Joe Southern As a preemptive strike before Friday’s release of the “work in progress” A-F letter grade accountability report from the Texas Education Agency to the Texas Legislature, both the Fort Bend ISD and the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) issued statements decrying fairness of the grading system. “I regret that our […]

Bellaire mobility project ribbon cutting

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Fort Bend County officials gathered for the Bellaire Mobility Project Ribbon-Cutting ceremony on Dec. 19. The ribbon cutting marks the completion of the four-lane concrete boulevard from Parkway Lakes Lane to Lakehead Lane completing the missing links for the four-lane boulevard from Grand Mission Boulevard to Grand Parkway. County Judge Bob Hebert said, “This Bellaire […]

Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital receives Texas Ten Step re-designation

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Members of the perinatal staff at Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital celebrate being re-designated as a Texas Ten Step facility. Pictured left to right are nurses Megan Oggero, Margaret Cotlar, Melissa Brunke, Jennifer Bernhardt, Julie Fonseca, Ann Kingrey and Susan Isaac.

Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital was again designated as a Texas Ten Step facility by the Texas Department of State Health Services. The program encourages breastfeeding as the preferred feeding method for newborns and infants. Memorial Hermann Sugar Land has been designated a Texas Ten Step facility since 2011. Based on the World Health Organization […]

Smoking is stupid and brings out the worst in people


You’re driving down the road when all of a sudden a shower of sparks erupts alongside the car in front of you. Perhaps you’re walking through a public place when someone nearby blows a cloud of smoke (or vapor) out their mouth and smugly takes another drag. Those little eruptions cause volcanic flashes of anger […]

Oaths of office

(Photo by Joe Southern)

County Court at Law No. 1 Judge Chris Morales, left, administers the oath of office to his father, Vincent Morales, who was sworn in Sunday as Precinct 1 Commissioner for Fort Bend County. Seated by Vincent Morales are other elected officials who were sworn in moments early by Administrative District Judge James Shoemake. Shoemake had […]

Fed up with 2016? Make this year and the rest of your life better


There are many people who are glad to have 2016 behind them. I am not one of those people. Last year was a great year for me. From the Denver Broncos and the Sugar Land Skeeters winning their respective championships and being able to cover the Houston Texans to having a great, new job here […]

Steve Porter announces re-election bid for Sugar Land City Council


Steve Porter announced his decision to seek re-election to the Sugar Land City Council District One in the May 6 election. The City of Sugar Land City Council has always kept both Safety and Quality of Life for its citizens as top priorities, and Steve Porter is committed to keep Sugar Land District One as […]

The Top 10 stories of 2016


By Joe Southern So it is with the passing of another year that we reflect on the tumultuous times that made up 2016. To be sure, not all the things that made news were bad. Some were good – very good! With that being said, below are the Top 10 stories of 2016 as […]

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