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Culver retires from 240th District Court

Judge Tommy Culver retired from the 240th District Court at the end of June, and Gov. Greg Abbott will appoint a judge to serve the rest of his term, through the end of 2016. A March primary, followed by a November general election, will be held to determine the next full-term judge of the 240th. […]

MC prepared to “Fight the Bite”; officials adding extra mosquito spraying days

Mosquito

Missouri City began its regular mosquito spraying in April on every Thursday between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. With the rain and recent temperature change, however, mosquitoes are on the rise; due to the sudden upsurge, the City is adding extra spraying days for the next two weeks. All City streets will be sprayed on […]

County to pay up to $120,000 to defend John Healey and assistant district attorney

John Healey

Staff Reports and KHOU Channel 11 The Fort Bend County Commissioners approved up to $50,000 to pay outside counsel to defend Fort Bend District Attorney John Healey and Assistant District Attorney Mark Hanna against a State Bar of Texas grievance that was filed against them. Those funds are in addition to the $70,000 that Commissioner’s […]

Rep. Reynolds lauds Affordable Care Act, Gay marriage rulings

Texas State Rep. Ron Reynolds

The Supreme Court finally released it’s ruling in King v. Burwell, the case that determined the fate of the Affordable Care Act, AKA “Obamacare”. In a 6-3 decision, the court ruled in favor of keeping subsidies for those purchasing health insurance on the federal exchange, which is wonderful news for Texans. I am very excited […]

Rep. Rick Miller announces re-election bid

REP. RICK MILLER

State Representative Rick Miller will seek re-election to represent House District 26 in the Texas House of Representatives.  First elected in 2012, Miller currently serves on the House Appropriations Committee and House Public Health Committee.      “It is truly an honor to serve the people of District 26 in the State Legislature. I was […]

Pet of the Week 07/01/15

Briana

Meet Briana. Briana is a 10 week old female, long-haired girl. Like most kittens Briana is playful and very loving. Did you know that having a cat in your life can be beneficial for your physical health and emotional well-being? From lowering your blood pressure and cholesterol to easing feelings of anxiety, stress, depression and […]

Stafford, SLI hope to move forward with development project

LEONARD SCARCELLA
STAFFORD MAYOR

By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Stafford Mayor Leonard Scarcella said the city is waiting to work out a deal from a Dallas-based developer on its plans to proceed with the construction of a 192-acre mixed use project. The proposed project is located at the current Texas Instruments property, which is set to close by the end […]

Missouri City citizen overcomes Traumatic Brain Injury

RICHARD MURRAY

Richard Murray is used to an active lifestyle. The 74-year-old Missouri City resident has worked as a self-employed real estate agent for more than 25 years. He had to put his career and activities in his Lake Olympia neighborhood on hold while he overcame a Traumatic Brain Injury in February 2014 from a spontaneous brain […]

Kim named Texas Access to Justice Foundation fellow

ESTHER KIM

The Texas Access to Justice Foundation, in partnership with Equal Justice Works, has announced the 2015 Texas Equal Justice Works Fellows, Esther Kim and Tovah Pentelovitch. The recent law school graduates have developed new and innovative legal projects that will impact lives and serve communities in desperate need of legal assistance. The two-year Fellowship projects […]

Gov. Greg Abbott signs Truancy Reform into law

GREG ABBOTT

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has signed into law House Bill 2398, ending the criminalization  of Truancy, and instead making it a civil offense instead. The bill was co-sponsored by representatives Ron Reynolds (D-Missouri City) and James White (R-Hillister). Until Abbott signed the bill, Texas was one of two states to criminalize Truancy. HB 2398 requires school districts to […]

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