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omg! Inside Fort Bend 03/26/14


LAST CALL: Deadline for 2014 health insurance coverage is Monday It is just a matter of days before the Monday, March 31st deadline to purchase or according to some reports, sign up for health insurance to be paid this year.  That is, if you want to be covered under a health care plan and not […]

Doors opens in April

Johnson Development opens doors for area’s “Largest Home Tour”  With more than 100 model homes open for touring throughout Houston in April, showcase events like the one planned by The Johnson Development Co. don’t get much bigger. Dubbed last year as “Houston’s Largest Home Tour,” the event has grown for its second annual launch to […]

DeLay back to court

Decision to throw out prison sentence in question By Elsa Maxey  The success of an appealed ruling by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals will find former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay’s case back on. Reports of a decision by the highest criminal court in Texas to hear the case have no specific court […]

New FEMA maps take effect in April – insurance cost may skyrocket

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By Elsa Maxey  Next month, newly revised FEMA flood maps become official and changes on the flood maps could affect the cost of homeowners’ insurance. Updated digital flood Insurance rate maps required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have been about nine years in the making with intervention by officials in Fort Bend County. […]

Stafford Council listens to Catch-22 of Youth Programs

By Karen Daniels  This topic of city sponsorships, or rather, waiving field usage fees, has been on-going for months at the Stafford City Council meetings and the SMSD Board of Trustee meetings. Last year, in an effort to cut costs for the District, the SMSD board—in a vote that barely passed—implemented a mandatory 70% participation […]

Missouri City to host town hall meetings over May bond proposal

By Betsy Dolan  With a $40M bond package on the table for the May 10 election, Missouri City has scheduled two informational meetings to discuss what the measure means for residents and to address potential concerns. The first town hall meeting is slated for Tuesday, March 25 in the Community Center in the City Hall […]

SMSD Superintendent search has scheduled a Town Hall Meeting tonight March 19

On February 17, 2014, the SMSD School Board hired Arrow Consultants to assist with their efforts to hire a superintendent that meets the needs of SMSD and the Stafford community.  In support of their efforts, the Stafford community is asked to participate in this complex and important process by providing input for characteristics that will […]

omg! Inside Fort Bend 03/19/14


March madness arrives! March madness means different things to different people. To most, it’s about the exciting NCAA basketball tournament currently underway.  But to so many others, like some of our readers, they say this month has brought about maddening moments. It could be because of the recent contested elections with more to come locally, […]

Telework Incentive Program offers cost cutting, time saving solutions for employers and commuters

Less traffic congestion combined with fewer employees arriving late or stressed is a winning combination likely to attract Houston-Galveston area employers who qualify for a teleworking program funded through a federal grant. The Regional Telework Incentive Pilot Program is administered by the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC), and businesses who apply and submit a telework application […]

Trial begins on the death of Marine David Stidman

David Stidman

By LeaAnne Klentzman  The jury has been selected and the trial has begun for the Booth man accused of killing a young Marine. The trail of Sean Michael McGuire has begun and the jury has been seated. McGuire is on trial for the death of 23 year old David Stidman, a B.F. Terry High School […]

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