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CAPSTONE ministry to hold funeral planning seminar


Though this is something most of us avoid thinking about, this no pressure/free seminar will help you Discover 4 Simple Steps, to planning your final arrangements.  Remove much of the burden many family members face after the passing of a loved one.  Bring peace of mind to yourself and your family. U.S. Veterans come and […]

Church finds solution for hog problem


Holy Cross Episcopal Church, 5653 W. Riverpark Dr. in Sugar Land, hosts an annual Pumpkin Patch on Saturdays and Sundays through the end of October. It’s a popular event for the church, but this season, kids weren’t the only ones interested in the pumpkins. Wild hogs wanted in on the action, too, so the church […]

Children’s Author Gary Soto to speak at Missouri City Branch Library

Gary Soto (picture from

Poet and author of numerous books for adults and children Gary Soto will read from and sign copies of a selection of his books at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Missouri City Branch Library on at 7 p.m. Nov. 3, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 1530 Texas Parkway. Soto will speak about […]

It’s time for Houston, Richmond to annex or let go…

Michael Sudhalter

Every economic boom brings a unique set of benefits and challenges. Sugar Land’s job growth has increased by 10 percent over the past four years, and home values have increased in many areas of Fort Bend County. As the County continues to grow, many of its residents live in unincorporated areas (outside any city limits) […]

Civil Servant of the Week: Fort Bend County Clerk Dianne Wilson


Fort Bend County Clerk Dianne Wilson is retiring in December after 32 years of public service with the county. Wilson, the longest serving county official in Fort Bend County’s history, will be the guest of honor at the Safari Texas Ranch’s “Palm Pavilion”, 11627 FM 1464 in Richmond, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 7. […]

Civil Servant of the Week: Wayne Poorman

Wayne Poorman

By Michael Sudhalter Wayne Poorman’s first experience in law enforcement was quite memorable. In the early 1970s, Poorman was a diver for the reserve unit of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office’s Marine Division. Harris County was working together with the Fort Bend Sheriff’s Office on a capital murder case when Poorman –on his first […]

Rep. Reynolds’ barratry trial begins November 3

Texas State Rep. Ron Reynolds

Two-term incumbent is confident he’ll be exonerated By Michael Sudhalter Texas State Rep. Ron Reynolds (D-Missouri City) hopes to be exonerated on 10 counts of Barratry, which means a lawyer’s illegal solicitations, but he’ll have to wait until Nov. 3 to do so. In March, Reynolds, 41, was indicted in Montgomery County (Conroe) on 10 […]

The role of a community newspaper

Michael Sudhalter

If you watched the movie “Anchorman 2” and saw through all of its raunchiness, there was an underlying theme of the media and how it’s changed over the years. Ron Burgundy’s news crew of protagonists became wildly popular after telling viewers “what they wanted to hear”, instead of “what they needed to hear.” One could […]

Athlete Spotlight: Austin High volleyball’s Erica Anthony

Erica Anthony

Michael Sudhalter Next fall, Erica Anthony will be playing college volleyball at Concordia University in sunny southern California and enjoying the culture, scenery and beaches. But before she heads west, Anthony has some unfinished business in Texas. The Austin High senior setter hopes to lead the Bulldogs – ranked fifth in UIL Class 6A […]

CIVIL SERVANT OF THE WEEK: Miller takes the high road


By Michael Sudhalter If you’ve driven on a smooth road in Fort Bend County over the past eight years, there’s a good chance Les Miller had something to do with it. Miller, 48, has worked for the County for 22 years, including the last eight as a Road Construction Supervisor. “We go out and try […]

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