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Sugar Land adopts new flood maps and drought policies

By Betsy Dolan  Nine years after the process began, the City of Sugar Land has voted to adopt new digital flood insurance rate maps that offer more detail for better land use planning but put some homes in the 100-year flood plain that weren’t there before. Sugar Land and Fort Bend County worked with the […]

Stafford MSD Board names interim superintendent


By Karen Daniels  As expected, Allen ISD formally offered Dr. Lance Hindt the position of superintendent of their school district, and he accepted. The SMSD Board of Trustees have now officially accepted his resignation, and his last day on the job will be Friday, March 21. The Board also approved the hiring of former Fort […]

Public hearing for Rosenberg’s One-Way Pairs project set for April 8

By Betsy Dolan The Texas Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing on April 8 to give Rosenberg residents their chance to discuss the social, economic and environmental impacts of the controversial One-Way Pairs project . The project would turn portions of Avenues H (U.S. 90A) and I (F.M. 1640) into one-way streets to […]

Grand Parkway’s 3 toll plazas open

By Elsa Maxey  On the 18 miles of the Grand Parkway connecting U.S. 59 to IH 10, the Fort Bend County Grand Parkway Toll Road Authority reports the opening of three of seven toll plazas on the nearly completed nine overpasses. This is “the section of Segment D from US-59 to just north of US-90A/FM-1464,” […]

Houston Rodeo hinders Stafford Centre 10 Year Anniversary plans

By Karen Daniels  Mayor Leonard Scarcella made it abundantly clear at the March 5, City Council meeting, the very night of the 10 Year Anniversary of the Stafford Centre, that he was, “Deeply disappointed that we didn’t have something last night, and tonight, to acknowledge and celebrate this anniversary.” It is especially important to the […]

Long time Fort Bend Lawman dies

By LeaAnne Klentzman  Fort Bend County’s longest serving lawman dies just shy of his 85th birthday. R.L. “Tiny” Gaston began his law enforcement career as Richmond police chief in the late 40’s. According to legend, he was old enough to carry a gun but not old enough to buy the bullets. Bullets had to be […]

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital is first in Texas to implant new medical device in patient to prevent pulmonary embolism


Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital is the first in Texas to implant the new Crux® Vena Cava Filter in a patient at risk for pulmonary embolism (PE), a condition caused by a large blood clot migrating to the lungs. The filter is designed to trap these blood clots before they can lead to potentially fatal […]

MD Anderson Regional Care Centers announce Ride of a Lifetime fitness event

To promote the link between exercise and reducing the risk of cancer, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is partnering with LIFE TIME to present the inaugural Ride of a Lifetime event on Sat., March 22 from 6-10 p.m. in the CITYCENTRE plaza, 801 Town & Country Blvd. Participants will enjoy a high-energy, […]

Fort Bend cities focus on May 10 General Election

By Elsa Maxey  With the end of candidate filing for the May 10 General Election last Friday, there are several contested races in some Fort Bend cities for elected office since the current office holders’ terms expire this May. Most of them have opted for re-election amid competition. But cities, like Sugar Land, Stafford and […]

Company wants to relocate to Stafford for low-crime appeal

By Karen Daniels  At the February 19 Stafford City Council meeting a company by the name of SOGO Industries applied for a Specific Use Permit (SUP) to build a new manufacturing development at 4417 & 4421South Main Street. Currently there is an auto body shop at one address and incomplete banquet hall at the other, […]

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