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Is the 90A Commuter Rail a “viable” project for Fort Bend County

By Karen Daniels  Introduced to the US House by Transportation Secretary, Anthony Foxx, the dubbed, Grow America Act, is a “long-term” $302 billion transportation bill that would give more control over infrastructure funding to cities and local governments. Last week, a provision in that act was added for the restriction on use of federal funds […]

Who enforces Grand Parkway Toll Road?

By Elsa Maxey  Reports indicate that the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will patrol anywhere at any time where there is a serious threat to public safety and will respond to incidents as needed, also on toll roads. That includes the Grand Parkway’s new tollway, the non-stop, nine overpasses and bridges recently completed with […]

Midweek gets busy along the Grand Parkway

By LeaAnne Klentzman  Sheriff’s deputies were kept busy last Wednesday with three gun related cases along the Grand Parkway. The first case was an armed robbery at the Seven Eleven store in the 5700 block of New Territory. In that case a man described as either Middle Eastern or Asian walked into the store about […]

Missouri City Council approves FY 2015 budget

By Betsy Dolan  TThe Missouri City Council approved the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget on June 16 which maintains the current tax rate, gives full-time employees a one-time lump sum 3% raise and allows for expanded Wi-Fi access at City buildings, including the City Center. In the FY 2015 budget, the city will have total revenue of $38,531,087 […]

omg! Inside Fort Bend 06/18/14


Your home router a public Wi-Fi hotspot? If your internet server is Comcast, your home router could be a public Wi-Fi hotspot.  That’s what some reports said about what would happen due to Comcast swapping out customers’ old routers with new ones. Out in the streets, there are concerns about the devices believed to allow […]

Pct. 3 constables recognized for heroic efforts


In Commissioners Court on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, Lt. Shawn Sayers and Deputy Phil Crowell were honored for their commitment to protect and serve the public. Commissioner Meyers presented each of them with a proclamation recognizing their quick thinking and fast action to rescue a trapped driver nearly submerged under water in a ditch along the […]

Mayor Scarcella heads to DC in support of Passenger Rail

"It’s a way of recognizing and honoring the rich cultural diversity that exists in our Fort Bend community.” - Stafford City Mayor Leonard Scarcella

By Karen Daniels  At the June 4th City Council meeting, after a mid-year, state of the city address by Councilman Willis, Mayor Scarcella presented Council with a letter addressed to METRO of Houston in support of passenger rail on US 90A. The Mayor spoke of a meeting the prior week with Congressman Al Green, Congressman […]

County on 3rd year of health care transformation waiver

By Elsa Maxey  Fort Bend County, more regularly associated with mobility projects and other county infrastructure, is continuing its participation in a 1115 Waiver Program going on its third of a five year effort. In a recent workshop before Commissioners Court, Health and Human Services Director M. desVignes-Kendrick, M.D. presented an overview of the program […]

A website for the “Mrs. Kravitz” in us all

By LeaAnne Klentzman  Frequently we complain about our “government” withholding information and making it hard to gather. Well, you are not going to believe this, but Fort Bend County is sharing, they are sharing public information with the public! Here is how it goes. Fort Bend County now makes available what they call Active Emergency […]

A do-over for Missouri City’s Mayor Pro Tem election

By Betsy Dolan  Missouri City Councilman Jerry Wyatt said it best. “It was a mistake but it was done with good intentions”. Turns out that Councilman Robin Elackatt was not elected Mayor Pro Tem on May 19 because Councilman Chris Preston, who was one of four to vote for Elackatt, had not been officially sworn […]

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