Five people have been fired and one resigned after an investigation into unauthorized euthanizations at Sugar Land’s animal shelter, according to city officials.
County Judge KP George last week responded to what he called an uptick in racist messages he’s received on social media and through phone calls, calling them wrong and saying he would continue to work for all county residents.
More than five years since Hurricane Harvey struck the region in 2017, flooding structures across Fort Bend County, state and local officials last week celebrated the opening of a $17.6 million apartment complex meant to help replace some of the low-income housing lost during that storm.
Fort Bend County Commissioners Court has unanimously approved a new, almost $500 million budget for the 2023 fiscal year that will include new funding for law enforcement, including pay raises to keep pace with surrounding employers.
Early voting for the November election is still 42 days away, but the intrigue surrounding some of the races has already thickened.
Scores of people huddled in schools, water pouring into homes and the chaos and uncertainty of unprecedented weather – those that lived through Hurricane Harvey striking the region in 2017 and flooding more than 7,000 homes in Fort Bend County won’t soon forget the memories of five years ago.
Rising prices for gas and food have combined to create more food insecurity in Fort Bend County, while also reducing businesses’ and residents’ ability to provide donations, according to experts with local charitable organizations.
Four men have been charged in connection to the shooting deaths of two teenagers, and injury to a third, in December 2020, according to the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office.
Fort Bend County is exploring a $36.76 million project to expand broadband access across the region, using federal money to help pay for the plan.
Police officers and sheriff’s deputies might be more common sights at county schools after Sheriff Eric Fagan announced a new initiative meant to reduce the risk of school shootings ahead of the new school year.
In voting to spend more than $26.78 million to cover EpiCenter’s operating expenses during its first years of existence, county commissioners said the $120 million project would ultimately be a boon to Fort Bend County.
A little more than 200 years ago, a group of 24 people began work on a structure on a bend in the Brazos River near present-day Richmond, according to a history book of Richmond by Clinton Drake and Theresa Jack.
When crews first began work on the $120 million event venue, called EpiCenter, county leaders heralded it as a big opportunity to establish Fort Bend County’s place on the map.
Inflation, the pandemic and a slowdown of growth – city governments across Fort Bend County face a multitude of unprecedented challenges as they prepare for the next fiscal year.
A unit at a power plant in Fort Bend County will remain offline through at least the end of the year after a fire broke out at the facility earlier this year, and several local energy experts are left wondering about the long-term future of one of the region’s biggest energy producers.
As temperatures last week spiked across Texas, the state’s power grid operator twice called for residents and businesses to conserve power to prevent statewide outages.
As questions abound on how the U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions to overturn Roe v. Wade might affect women in Texas, District Attorney Brian Middleton last week predicted he didn’t think anyone in Fort Bend County would ever be criminally charged for getting an abortion.
Almost a year since residents lost access to online court records, Fort Bend County officials still have no timetable on when that might be returned.
Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office has moved to dismiss criminal charges against a Harris County court at law judge, bringing the county into a burgeoning controversy in its neighbor’s courtrooms.
More than two weeks after a Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office deputy shot and killed a man during a traffic stop in Fresno, officials with the office are declining to answer any questions about the incident.
The mayor of Sugar Land has joined the Republican and Democratic mayors of some of Texas’ biggest cities in penning a letter to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, asking him to call a special legislative session to enact gun law reform in response to the mass shooting in Uvalde.
A Rosharon woman has been accused of stabbing her boyfriend during an argument before driving him to a Pearland emergency center, according to a Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office news release.
Fort Bend commissioners have instituted a burn ban, and County Judge KP George is considering banning fireworks amid worsening drought conditions across the region.
The Fort Bend County Fair and Rodeo is gearing up for another year, and the organization recently released the live entertainment lineup for this year’s event.
The city of Sugar Land recently received a $27.5 million loan from the Texas Water Development Board that will go toward a flood control project near the city’s regional airport, according to a news release.
Plans to build two multi-purpose districts across 8 acres, complete with apartments, restaurants and retail, near the intersection of several major highways in Sugar Land have been shot down by the city amid concerns from some residents about the plan to include more apartments in particular.
Ever since the Fort Bend County Medical Examiner’s Office was founded in 2019, county leaders knew it would need to expand and build its facility on plentiful land.
Fort Bend County unveiled its newest effort to help serve its citizens in disaster situations last week, and officials are saying a nearly $10 million, 24,000-square-foot new emergency operations building provides resources for disaster assistance and preparation in a way the previous facili…
A Rosenberg woman has been sentenced to 35 years in prison after being convicted of stealing more than $280,000 from a Sugar Land company she worked for, according to the Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office.
A Sugar Land man is accused of participating in a scheme involving fraudulent car dealerships that sold more than 700,000 temporary paper license tags, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
A nearby river authority recently reached a $69 million agreement with the city of Houston to purchase a proposed reservoir project that, if completed, might one day provide water to thousands of homes across the region.
In the wake of the recent mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, the local Congressman says he is trying to help make schools safer.
The pastor of a church in Stafford has been arrested amid accusations he had been assaulting a woman since 2020, according to the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office.
A young upstart scored a big win in the race for a seat on Fort Bend County’s commissioners court, and a candidate for state representative looks set to become the first Muslim state lawmaker in Texas to highlight a busy runoff election night.
The owner of a Fort Bend County power plant has shuttered a unit at the facility at least through the end of the month while investigators try to determine what caused a hydrogen fire there.
Representatives for a subdivision in Missouri City are considering filing a lawsuit against the city after the latest redistricting placed them in a new council district.
Sugar Land Police Chief Eric Robins was short and to the point when asked what led him to announce his retirement earlier this month, after four years in the job and 33 years in public service.
Two challengers won election to the Fort Bend ISD board of trustees on campaigns of change and fresh perspective on a board that has already seen a host of new faces arrive in recent years to lead off a crowded May election in Fort Bend County.
Missouri City will not pay former City Manager Charles “Tink” Jackson any severance pay, and the search firm that oversaw his hiring will now handle the search for his replacement without additional payment, according to the city.