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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.

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  The boil water notice for Fort Bend WCID No. 2, which serves Stafford, was rescinded Sunday, city officials announced on Twitter. 

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The City of Sugar Land’s water system rescinded its boil water notice for Greatwood Friday after officials submitted laboratory test results to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) which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…

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By STEFAN MODRICH smodrich@fortbendstar.com A rift between longtime political adversaries in Stafford continues to deepen. City council member Don Jones and Cecil Willis, who succeeded the late Leonard Scarcella as mayor on Dec. 12 after a runoff election victory over AJ Honore, are at odds over an Oct. 12 photo the Willis campaign posted to […]

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By STEFAN MODRICH  smodrich@fortbendstar.com While Stafford Mayor-elect Cecil Willis and recently re-elected City Councilmen Don Jones and Ken Mathew have not yet been sworn in to begin their new terms, the 2021 election cycle is already in motion. A special election to fill Willis’ vacated seat on the council, Position 5, has been scheduled for […]

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By STEFAN MODRICH  smodrich@fortbendstar.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 […]

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                    By STEFAN MODRICH  smodrich@fortbendstar.com  The 2020 election cycle has been particularly trying for Stafford voters. The economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic coupled with the loss of widely beloved longtime Mayor Leonard Scarcella has been on the minds of many residents, including Councilman Cecil Willis, […]