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This Juneteenth, a group of Fort Bend County residents is working to spread awareness about another belated piece of history – the Sugar Land 95.

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The Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office’s Expose Excellence youth program will host summer camps for school-aged students beginning June 30, according to a news release from the DAO.

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During its June 1 meeting, the Fort Bend County Commissioners Court unanimously approved a proposal to apply for a federal grant that would allow the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office to hire 20 new patrol deputies to bolster the presence of law enforcement in rural areas. 

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 The Landmark Community Center’s grand opening Saturday showcased a $4.6 million restoration of the building at 100 Louisiana St., which most recently housed Missouri City Middle School.

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Youth and young adults in Fort Bend County looking to earn some extra money while getting valuable skills for a future in the workforce can do so while working for the county this summer.

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The EpiCenter, a multi-purpose event and convention center Fort Bend County plans to build at the southeast corner of Southwest Freeway and Bamore Road in Rosenberg, is drawing the ire of some nearby residents who are worried that event traffic and parking will infringe upon their neighborhood. 

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The Sugar Land City Council recently approved a contract to purchase materials for wireless communications upgrades as part of its Capital Improvement Program (CIP), a May 21 news release from the city said.

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Fort Bend County Libraries began the process of reopening numerous locations to the public in March, and several more area libraries will soon be joining them.

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  With temperatures steadily increasing as the summer approaches, county officials are asking residents to remain vigilant as another active hurricane season is expected to make its way to the Texas Gulf Coast in the coming months. 

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Fort Bend County Judge KP George cited the silence of Greater Houston Partnership (GHP) on what he called “voter suppression” bills “reminiscent of Jim Crow era tactics” — Texas House Bill 6 and Senate Bill 7 —  in the Texas Legislature as the reason the county will not become a dues-paying member of the organization. 

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Despite outcries from Fort Bend County Judge KP George and calls to action from local nonprofit leaders, the Fort Bend County Commissioners Court voted 4-1 May 4 to approve the county’s allocation of more than $157 million in state and local COVID-19 relief funds apportioned from the federal American Rescue Plan Act (APRA).

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Gustavo Cardenas and Jorge Toledo are now under house arrest for a third time, according to their sons in the United States. They were released from prison last Friday night along with the other four members of the so-called Citgo 6.

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   While incumbents prevailed in several key races across Fort Bend County in Saturday’s municipal and school district elections, Fort Bend ISD voters unseated sitting FBISD Board of Trustees President Addie Heyliger, electing Kristen Davidson Malone to her Position 6 seat. 

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   Odis Jones’ controversial entrance into Missouri City’s government was matched by a controversial and costly exit when the city council voted 5-2 to terminate the employment of the city manager during a special meeting on April 26. 

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On Saturday, voters across Fort Bend County will have the responsibility of electing officials to represent their municipalities and decide upon measures that could change the way their local governments operate. 

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Fort Bend County Judge KP George and other local officials announced April 13 that the county’s COVID-19 risk level had been lowered from orange (moderate/significant risk) to yellow (low/moderate risk).

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How will Stafford balance its budget and attract new businesses to bolster its economy and revitalize key retail spaces? How will Stafford Municipal School District work to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and fill in educational gaps for students who have fallen behind? 

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   Few populations in Fort Bend County have been more devastated by the social isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic than those who belong to the 65-and-up demographic, particularly those who are living alone. 

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  Candidates for two Sugar Land City Council seats gathered to discuss their visions for the city and the challenges facing it in front of an online and in-person audience during a forum last Friday. 

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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.