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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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When applying for a green card, some costs are unavoidable. You — or whoever is covering the costs — will have to pay a fee for filing your application with the U.S. government. The total amount of fees will depend on whether you’re applying from within or outside the United States. From wit…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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 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.

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There will be at least one challenger to incumbent Fort Bend County Judge KP George come next November.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.