Mayor Joe Zimmerman has rejected accusations that his professional goals have influenced his role on a regional transportation committee regarding the Texas Department of Transportation plan to expand Interstate 45 in Houston.
Julie Esther Hawkins, 16, was found strangled in a wooded area of the county back in 1973. No arrests have yet been made, but detectives hope that might soon change.
Luis Gonzalez Cruz received a life sentence for being the man who drove the teenager to the Missouri City park where he was killed.
Another man connected to the 2016 killing of a teenager at a park in Missouri City as part of an effort to silence him as a witness has been sentenced to 40 years in prison, according to a news release from the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.
After weeks of the debate, the Fort Bend County commissioners court late last week voted to approve a new precinct map along party lines, with County Judge KP George and Democratic commissioners Grady Prestage and Ken DeMerchant voting in favor, with Republican commissioners Vincent Morales and Andy Meyers opposed.
By official U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development numbers, there are only about 12 homeless people living in Fort Bend County.
But that deceptively small number neglects the 1,500 or more students in the county who have turned to couch surfing, living in buildings without power or water and even staying in storage units to make ends meet, said Shannan Stavinoha, the executive director of the Fred & Mabel R. Parks Youth Ranch.
The city of Missouri City will unveil a decade-long project to the public meant to commemorate sacrifices of the area’s military veterans on the day set aside each year to do just that.
A music festival headlined by Missouri City native Travis Scott took a tragic turn last Friday as eight people were killed and many more were injured when the crowd began to surge uncontrollably, according to multiple reports.
Election officials in Harris and Fort Bend counties worked through the night Tuesday to tabulate the results of the race for the District A seat on Missouri City council and, in the end, only six votes separated the two leading contenders.
Missouri City voters late Tuesday night gave resounding wins to both incumbent city councilmember Jeffrey L. Boney and the city’s first bond referendums since 2014 – a signal they might be happy with the direction of the current administration.
As early as 2008, when civic leaders in Sugar Land first envisioned constructing a minor league baseball stadium in Fort Bend County, the long distant dream was to one day lure a Triple-A baseball team to town.
Despite the fact Meadows Place voters find themselves making a momentous choice on whether or not to switch to a home rule charter, a visit to the voting station at city hall last week was almost an urban retreat away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Crews are set to begin work sometime this month on the $120 million EpiCenter project, a multipurpose arena that Fort Bend County commissioners envision as a destination and multiuse venue for years to come.
No matter who wins the three-person race for the District A seat on Missouri City Council, the person occupying the spot will be a new face on council.
The search for Missouri City’s next city manager will move forward in November.
The city council last week unanimously agreed to interview the eight candidates who were recommended by the search firm, GovHR USA.
A $1.9 million drainage project meant to reduce flooding in Sugar Land’s Greatwood subdivision by
replacing inlets and installing new storm sewer infrastructure, among other improvements, will begin
County Judge KP George last week brought Fort Bend County into the ongoing fight in the Texas Legislature over redistricting, when he penned a letter slamming the process and the proposed division of the county into three different districts.
Now, voters in Missouri City will decide on some $85 million in bond propositions. But they will also decide whether or not to replace Jeffrey Boney with Everett Land as the District B representative on council.
A Richmond man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for his role in a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme that defrauded more than 70 victims over a three-year period, according to the Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office.
A man is dead and another arrested after a fatal shooting following a two-vehicle car crash last week, according to the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office.
Jose Antonio Argueta-Santos, 32, of Stafford, has pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated sexual assault of a child and one count of indecency with a child by sexual contact.
It’s usually the first thing most people learn about the place – Stafford is the city without a property tax.
Ever since Leonard Scarcella – the longest-serving mayor in America before his death in June 2020 – eliminated the tax in 1995, the city has generated revenue primarily through sales tax, permits and other fees, contrary to the vast majority of Texas cities.
Missouri City could be eligible for up to $209,633 for opioid addiction treatment after joining a settlement agreement involving many communities across Texas, including at least one other in Fort Bend County.
County Judge KP George last week announced he’d added additional funding to the program, under which qualified families can receive a voucher for up to $500 for as many as three children per family, according to the county. The voucher can be used at childcare facilities in the county that are licensed and participating. It is a one-time voucher.
Last month, officials with the Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office and several law enforcement agencies announced they’d joined together to target and take down illicit massage businesses in the county. But a follow-up open records request has shown that, thus far, the operation has yet to result in any arrests or charges.
A man accused of defrauding elderly people, including some in Fort Bend County, out of thousands of dollars has pleaded guilty to several federal charges, according to Angela Dodge, spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Two contested city elections and a series of bond propositions in Missouri City highlight what is
otherwise a somewhat quiet November election in Fort Bend County.
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The city council last week approved making Juneteenth a holiday recognized by the city, meaning many employees won’t have to work that day starting in 2022.
Fort Bend County drivers are getting into more serious car crashes this year amid an uptick of construction across the county, compared to 2020, according to the sheriff’s office.
Beyond the questions about whether or not the federal government provides enough funding for flood mitigation projects, however, are deeper conversations about whether local drainage projects go far enough in reducing flooding and planning for a future where such dangers are exacerbated by climate change, according to mitigation and funding experts.
The mastermind behind the 2016 killing of a teenager at a park in Missouri City as part of an effort to silence him as a witness in a murder trial has been sentenced to life in prison, according to a Thursday news release from the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.
Even as some Fort Bend County residents returned to work and moved on from the storm on Wednesday, Rozmin Merchant, of Sugar Land, cannot soon put the storm behind her, she said.
More than 450,000 customers across the Houston region had power outages as of about 9:15 a.m., according to Centerpoint Energy’s outage tracker.
As Tropical Storm Nicholas makes its way toward the Houston region, residents in Fort Bend County are already seeing and experiencing its effects.
An autopsy has found that the well-known Instagram model who was killed last week in Richmond died of strangulation and traumatic concussions, according to the Fort Bend County Medical Examiner’s Office.
The smoke stacks rising from the W.A. Parish Generating Plant are big enough that one can see them from as far away as Brazos Bend State Park – some 17 miles away.
The city of Sugar Land has launched a new flood-warning system to give residents up-to-date information about street flooding and street closures, according to the city.
Late Monday, the Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees instituted a districtwide mask mandate in a 4-3 vote as cases of the delta variant of the coronavirus spiked. Then, just one day later, attorneys representing the district joined a legal filing with the Texas Supreme Court, questioning Fort Bend County’s ability to require masks.
The divide in Fort Bend County over mask mandates continued through the first week of school, with some parents openly considering whether or not to withdraw their students while others planned a protest against such mandates for Monday morning.
Missouri City voters in November will have the chance to decide whether or not to approve three bond propositions totaling about $85.85 million for mobility, facility and parks and recreation projects across the city.
Monday dawned like some kind of bloodless draw in the statewide battle over mask mandates and the legality of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive orders, with a late Sunday Texas Supreme Court ruling largely restoring the status quo.