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Fort Bend County residents who are especially vulnerable to COVID-19 have a new option by which they can be vaccinated.

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Property owners in Fort Bend County could see an increase in their year-over-year values when receiving their 2021 valuations, according to a news release from the Fort Bend Central Appraisal District (FBCAD).

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On March 29, locally based Attack Poverty received a $100,000 donation from Reliant Energy to help Fort Bend County's ongoing recovery efforts from Winter Storm Uri.

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Stafford voters, who are charged with selecting leaders for their city council and school board, recently had their first chance to hear from the group of candidates that will be on the ballot later this month.

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 The City of Sugar Land is temporarily changing the disinfectant it uses to treat its water, a process that is expected to run from April 5-May 5 and might change the taste and smell of the water.  

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There are multiple elected positions up for grabs in Stafford, including seats on the city council and the board of trustees for Stafford MSD. The candidates will have their chance to make a pre-election pitch to the community next month.

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 Members of the public and Fort Bend County employees will be required to wear masks inside all county buildings, according to an order issued Tuesday by Fort Bend County Judge KP George.

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The Fort Bend County Commissioners Court recently approved the use of federal CARES Act funding to provide childcare assistance to local families facing financial instability as a result of COVID-19.

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Effective next Wednesday, March 10, businesses and facilities in Texas can open at 100 percent capacity, and Texans will no longer be mandated to wear masks in public, Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday. 

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As Fort Bend County continues to recover from Winter Storm Uri, two local elected officials have engaged in an icy blame game.

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The fallout of Winter Storm Uri prompted the Texas House of Representatives to convene its Energy Resources and State Affairs committees last Thursday and Friday in response to the crisis that left thousands of Fort Bend County residents without power and/or water in the midst of freezing te…

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Area residents in need of relief with rent and utility payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic have additional resources available to them in the form of Fort Bend County’s emergency rental assistance program, which began on Feb. 17. 

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   As part of Fort Bend County’s commemoration of Black History Month, county officials unveiled a portrait of Walter Moses Burton, the first African American to hold the position of county sheriff in the U.S.

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On Monday, the Fort Bend County District’s Attorney’s Office announced the launch of a new community outreach initiative called the Expose Excellence Youth Program. Under the program, the district attorney’s office and other government agencies in the county will partner on various activitie…

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With Winter Storm Uri in Fort Bend County’s wake, area residents are beginning to recover from a week marred by freezing temperatures, power outages and damage to homes and businesses caused by water pipes that froze and then burst.

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State Rep. Gary Gates, a Republican from Richmond serving House District 28, which includes portions of Rosenberg, Pecan Grove and Katy, is facing scrutiny from some of his constituents after flying to Orlando, Florida during Winter Storm Uri, which left many Fort Bend County residents witho…

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  The boil water notice for Fort Bend WCID No. 2, which serves Stafford, was rescinded Sunday, city officials announced on Twitter. 

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The City of Sugar Land’s water system rescinded its boil water notice for Greatwood Friday after officials submitted laboratory test results to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) which indicated the water no longer requires boiling prior to use, city officials said in a new…

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Fort Bend County residents have been hammered by Winter Storm Uri’s below-freezing temperatures and precipitation that began Sunday and continued into Wednesday, leaving more than half of the county without power, County Judge KP George wrote in a tweet Wednesday. 

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As a winter storm continues to freeze the Houston region, including Fort Bend County, there are impacts on the area’s school districts and county offices along with its transit system.

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Fort Bend County residents have been hammered by below freezing temperatures and precipitation that began Sunday and continued into Tuesday and Wednesday, leaving more than half of the county without power, County Judge KP George wrote in a tweet Wednesday. 

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Fort Bend County, Greater Houston and much of Texas hunkered down over the weekend due to a cold snap. The dipping temperatures were followed Sunday night and Monday morning with reports of ice, sleet, and snow across the Houston area, resulting in widespread road closures, shutdowns of scho…

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 The city of Rosenberg’s recycling program, operated by Republic Services, could be suspended due to residents’ continued inclusion of non-recyclable materials, which contaminates the loads of recycled materials and forces them to be disposed of in a landfill, city officials said in a Jan. 2…

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During a Jan. 11 special meeting, the city council for Missouri City unanimously approved a series of charter amendments from its charter review commission, including establishing four-year terms and a limit of three consecutive terms for the mayor and council members.

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In anticipation of today’s inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris following the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump, new Fort Bend County Sheriff Eric Fagan announced in a news conference Monday that countywide a…

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Fort Bend County first responders in need of trauma counseling now have a support officer available for meetings within the department.

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By Landan Kuhlmann LKuhlmann@fortbendstar.com The FBI’s Violent Crime Task Force and the Sugar Land Police Department are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man responsible for a December bank robbery in Sugar Land. The suspect is described as a 5-foot-10 white or Middle Eastern man with a thin build, according to police. Authorities […]

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By STEFAN MODRICH smodrich@fortbendstar.com A rift between longtime political adversaries in Stafford continues to deepen. City council member Don Jones and Cecil Willis, who succeeded the late Leonard Scarcella as mayor on Dec. 12 after a runoff election victory over AJ Honore, are at odds over an Oct. 12 photo the Willis campaign posted to […]

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By Landan Kuhlmann LKuhlmann@fortbendstar.com The deadline to enter a digital photo for Fort Bend County Libraries’ “Bridging Differences” photography contest has been extended to Jan. 25, according to a news release from the library system. Photos were originally set to be due on Monday. In partnership with the Fort Bend County Diversity Over Division Initiative, […]

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By Landan Kuhlmann LKuhlmann@fortbendstar.com The city of Rosenberg announced Jan. 5 that it has introduced Curtis Campbell as its new fire marshal. “The Rosenberg Fire Department is proud to have Curtis as the next fire marshal for the city of Rosenberg,” Fire Chief Darrell Himly said in a news release. “The knowledge and experience that […]

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By STEFAN MODRICH  smodrich@fortbendstar.com Troy Nehls surrendered his badge and gun upon his election to the U.S. House of Representatives, but the new Republican U.S. Rep. for Texas’ 22nd Congressional District and former Fort Bend County Sheriff put his law enforcement training on display to the world Wednesday at the U.S. Capitol following a break-in […]

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Richmond emergency management coordinator dies from COVID-19 complications By Landan Kuhlmann LKuhlmann@fortbendstar.com The City of Richmond announced Monday that Emergency Management Coordinator Anthony Pryor has died of complications from COVID-19. Pryor is survived by his wife, Julie, and a son. He was hired as Richmond’s emergency management coordinator in July 2019, and had more than […]

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By Landan Kuhlmann LKuhlmann@fortbendstar.com Increased utility rates for Sugar Land residents that were approved by the city council in September took effect on New Year’s Day. Community members will now see an increase in their water and residential waste bills each month, according to the city. A news release from the city said residents with […]

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By Landan Kuhlmann LKuhlmann@fortbendstar.com Two leading ladies in Sugar Land’s municipal court system have received statewide recognition for their efforts. A Dec. 30 news release from the city said the Texas Court Clerks Association (TCCA) had selected Municipal Court Administrator Kendra Beverly as the recipient of the 2020 Distinguished Service Award. Beverly and Deputy Court […]

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By Landan Kuhlmann LKuhlmann@fortbendstar.com The city of Sugar Land named application developer Tahamidur Rahman as its 2020 employee of the year. According to a Monday news release from the city, the employee of the year is selected annually from a group nominated by their peers “based on Sugar Land’s values that include open and honest […]

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By STEFAN MODRICH  smodrich@fortbendstar.com Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls was elected in November to become the next U.S. Representative in Texas’ 22nd Congressional District, which includes 75 percent of the county. He will be part of a class of 57 freshmen members of Congress. During a Dec. 15 Zoom meeting with Don McCoy, president […]

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By STEFAN MODRICH  smodrich@fortbendstar.com While Stafford Mayor-elect Cecil Willis and recently re-elected City Councilmen Don Jones and Ken Mathew have not yet been sworn in to begin their new terms, the 2021 election cycle is already in motion. A special election to fill Willis’ vacated seat on the council, Position 5, has been scheduled for […]