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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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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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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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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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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 STEFAN MODRICH  smodrich@fortbendstar.com This year’s The Thankful Ones Turkey Trot in Pecan Grove will look different. But founder Matthew Martin is eager to try to make the event safe for all involved as he and his nonprofit strive to aid in the adoption of children whose parents have been afflicted by addiction or substance […]

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By STEFAN MODRICH  smodrich@fortbendstar.com  A Richmond resident is among seven alleged participants in a scheme to obtain approximately $16 million in forgivable Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans guaranteed by the Small Business Administration (SBA) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, according to a Nov. 17 news release from the U.S. Department […]

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By Landan Kuhlmann LKuhlmann@fortbendstar.com The City of Richmond announced Nov. 18 that Jerry Jones has been hired as the city’s newest director of economic development. He brings more than 12 years of experience with workforce development, neighborhood revitalization and regional outreach, according to a news release from the city. “The city of Richmond as well […]

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By STEFAN MODRICH  smodrich@fortbendstar.com Fort Bend County District Attorney Brian Middleton and the Richmond Police Department announced Nov. 19 the arrest and indictment of a Houston man on charges of indecency with a child by sexual contact and failure to comply with a sex offender’s duty to register. Sergio David Chavarria, a Houston resident, was […]

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By STEFAN MODRICH  smodrich@fortbendstar.com When Richmond’s Quincy Collins was a young boy growing up near Downtown Houston, his grandparents helped to feed homeless people nearby. “They would make large pots of beef stew,” Collins said. “They would just go by and wherever they saw someone who they felt needed something to eat, they would feed […]