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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.

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A growing number of Fort Bend County entities have come out against Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Risk Rating 2.0, arguing it will lead to more expensive flood insurance rates for most policyholders.

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Fort Bend County is suing Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, seeking a temporary injunction against the governor’s executive order limiting what local public entities can do to stem the spike in coronavirus cases.

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  The Sugar Land City Council unanimously approved a resolution during an Aug. 3 meeting stating its opposition to the introduction of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Risk Rating 2.0, which is expected to result in increased flood insurance rates for the vast majority of pol…

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Both Sugar Land and Missouri City have seen upticks in some violent crime categories in both 2020 and 2021, but they should be considered in their context, according to police officials in both communities.

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Fort Bend County commissioners last week signed a $345,000 contract with a Houston-based firm to provide coronavirus vaccine outreach, a move that didn’t pass without controversy.

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Business is booming and crowds are beginning to gather as more and more people are receiving the coronavirus vaccine, but those Fort Bend County organizations and advocates for the most vulnerable residents are still waiting for the storm to arrive.

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The Sugar Land residents living along Cleveland Lake aren’t alone in dealing with the invasive species before them, but ongoing discussions between a developer and the city have meant nearby homeowners must sit and watch the water hyacinth overtake the body of water.

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Fort Bend County law enforcement arrested 19 people on suspicion of driving while intoxicated over the Fourth of July holiday, a major uptick in arrests compared to other recent no-refusal weekends, according to the district attorney’s office.

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Local authorities found a body in Richmond’s Jones Creek in the early morning hours Monday that they think might be a local woman who was reported missing last week.

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 The coronavirus pandemic caused an uptick in reports of child abuse in Fort Bend County that, even a year later, experts are still trying to fully understand, according to officials with Child Advocates of Fort Bend.

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Fort Bend County must provide free interpreters for people in civil and criminal cases and institute new training after reaching a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice.

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A mosquito found in a trap in Sugar Land has been confirmed as testing positive for the West Nile virus, a July 2 news release from the city said.

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The letters, which were sent June 17, give officials with Nehls until July 22 to respond to the questions, or the commission could start an audit or take enforcement action.

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A veritable who’s who of elected officials, scores of children and many officials with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston gathered June 24 to celebrate the opening of the county’s newest club, a $6 million complex along Addicks Clodine Road.

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Elder abuse is on the rise in Fort Bend County, and new County Attorney Bridgette Smith-Lawson would like to construct a new adult mental health division in her office to combat the problem, she said.

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Investigators with the Fort Bend County Medical Examiner’s Office have initially determined Albert Ramirez died of natural causes, but have not yet received laboratory analysis, according to the report.

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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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 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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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.