As Fort Bend County continues to recover from Winter Storm Uri, two local elected officials have engaged in an icy blame game.
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…
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…
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.
The City of Sugar Land’s water system rescinded its boil water notice for Greatwood Friday after officials submitted laboratory test results to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) which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…
The city council for Missouri City voted unanimously Jan. 19 to give itself more control over the municipality’s contract negotiations with its city manager, city secretary and city attorney.
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.
By STEFAN MODRICH email@example.com Challengers Robin Elackatt and Lynn Clouser won their respective races in Saturday’s Missouri City runoff election for mayor and city council, according to unofficial results released by Fort Bend County. In nearby Stafford, Cecil Willis was elected to be the town’s first new mayor in more than 50 years. Elackatt received 5,622 […]
By STEFAN MODRICH firstname.lastname@example.org There’s one thing both candidates for Missouri City’s At-Large Position 2 City Council seat agree on: Neither is taking anything for granted — even the fact that there is a runoff election going on, with voter fatigue setting in for some ahead of the Dec. 12 runoff. Chris Preston, the incumbent […]
By STEFAN MODRICH email@example.com As Missouri City residents prepare to make their voices heard at the polls in Saturday’s runoff election for mayor and a city council seat, the city is still in a dispute with Fort Bend County over the handling of the election. City officials filed a lawsuit against the county Dec. 2 […]
By STEFAN MODRICH firstname.lastname@example.org After filing a lawsuit Wednesday against Fort Bend County, Missouri City officials said in a news release Friday that the two entities had reached an agreement to extend early voting hours at all three polling locations. The amended schedule is as follows: Saturday, Dec. 5: extended hours until 7 p.m. at […]
By STEFAN MODRICH email@example.com Missouri City officials filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Fort Bend County regarding what they allege are “ongoing voting irregularities” and “disenfranchising citizens” in the county’s handling of the 2020 election cycle, most recently with the early voting period for the city’s Dec. 12 runoff election. Early voting began Nov. 30 and […]
All Fort Bend County tax offices are now reopen to the public. A news release from Tax Assessor-Collector Carrie Surratt’s office said all locations were reopening to the community in full beginning on Monday, though the second floor of the Missouri City office will remain closed to dealers. Community members will undergo a temperature check […]
A recent outbreak of COVID-19 at a Missouri City nursing home has left 19 of its residents dead, according to a news release from the city. The city said Fort Bend County data provided on Wednesday reported 38 total cases of COVID-19, the infectious disease caused by the new coronavirus, at Paradigm at First Colony […]