Fort Bend

Special Pals’ Board of Directors Introduces New Executive Director

HOUSTON, TEXAS, February 21, 2019 – The Board of Directors of Special Pals, Houston’s longest-running no-kill animal shelter, announces Robin Lupole as the new executive director of the organization. Lupole joins the Special Pals team with 35 years of animal rescue and nonprofit organization experience. “I am looking forward to working to strengthen the shelter’s community support and making a positive impact in the lives of the animals in our care,” Lupole said. With her previous […]

Fort Bend County Judge KP George Kicks Off 2nd Countywide Listening Tour in Pct. 3 at Parkway Fellowship Church on February 28, 2019

FORT BEND COUNTY- Fort Bend County Judge KP George is excited to announce that he will be hosting  the second  in  a series of county-wide meetings dubbed the Listening Tour to engage Fort Bend County residents in constructive dialogue about Fort Bend County services and hear their concerns. The first of the series was held on January 31, 2019 at the University of Houston – Sugar Land.  The second meeting will be held at Parkway Fellowship Church located at […]

The 11th annual Fort Bend County Master Gardeners’ Spring Vegetable-Herb Plant Sale

The 11th annual Fort Bend County Master Gardeners’ Spring Vegetable-Herb Plant Sale will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2019. The sale will feature spring vegetables: tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, Swiss chard, and tomatillos. Herbs offered will include basil, cilantro, chives, oregano, parsley, thyme, rosemary, and more. All plants are grown by the Fort Bend County Master Gardeners and are varieties recommended for Fort Bend County. Our popular Seeds 4 Sale packets will be available again this year; […]

Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center gets your imagination cranking as we build, design and make for National Engineers Day!

National Engineers Celebration Saturday, February 16 Get your imagination cranking! As a profession in constant demand, engineering embraces curiosity, tinkering and imagination. Take your creativity to the next level by exploring the industry that shapes the world around us during our National Engineers Celebration. DON’T MISS: 3-D Printer Demonstration:  Watch and learn as fun shapes and objects come to life. Scribble Bots:  Join together with your friends to make awesome artwork with the help of some cool bots. LEGO™ […]

Judge Ron Pope Named Child Advocate of the Year

Child Advocates of Fort Bend CEO Ruthanne Mefford with Judge Ron Pope. Pope was honored as Child Advocate of the Year during the agency’s annual Volunteer Banquet. Photo courtesy of Sue Lockwood

Judge Ron Pope was named Child Advocate of the Year for 2018 at Child Advocates of Fort Bend’s Annual Volunteer Celebration held January 30 at Sweetwater Country Club. The event was attended by more than 250 volunteers, community partners and staff. “Judge Pope embodies the mission and passion for the work that we do. He has gone “above and beyond” and his actions and influence will have long-lasting impact, not only for the children we […]

Public Assistance Needed to find Next of Kin

January 30, 2019 To Whom It May Concern: We are requesting the public’s assistance in locating next of kin for the following deceased individuals. We would appreciate you publishing a brief notice in the next few days in the hopes that family or friends may see the information and contact this office. Sincerely, Michelle R. Sanford, Ph.D., M-ABFE ID Coordinator Forensic Investigations The information is as follows: GILBERTO M. LUEVAN – Hispanic Male, 52 Years: […]

New Tutor Training Format at the Literacy Council of Fort Bend County for Basic Literacy, ESL Programs and Basic Computer Skills

(Top left to right) Liz Wu, student, Bente Davies, volunteer tutor, and Qin, student; (Bottom) Allan Davies, volunteer tutor

FORT BEND COUNTY, TX – Literacy Council of Fort Bend County needs you!  Become an essential part of an adult student’s life by signing up to be a tutor at the Literacy Council. The Literacy Council of Fort Bend County will hold tutor training on Monday, February 11th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Through training, volunteers are equipped to teach Basic Literacy, English as a Second Language (ESL), and one-on-one tutor sessions to adults.  The […]

Inspiration Stage Earns Top Honor at Atlanta’s Junior Theatre Festival with Once on This Island, Jr.

Inspiration Stage Company — Inspiration Stage won the Outstanding Performance award at JTF in Atlanta for its performance of Once on This Island, Jr.

Inspiration Stage students also honored to perform with Broadway’s Cynthia Erivo at Benj Pasek and Justin Paul concert finale SUGAR LAND, Texas (Jan. 23, 2019) – Inspiration Stage’s Once on This Island, Jr. company received the highest honor, the Outstanding Performance award, at the 2019 Junior Theatre Festival (JTF) in Atlanta Saturday. Only nine out of the 133 companies performing at the festival earned this top honor. Inspiration Stage took a company of 31 musical theatre students, ages nine […]

Central Fort Bend Chamber Brings YP Summit to Fort Bend County

The Central Fort Bend Chamber and the Young Professionals Division are excited to bring a new workshop opportunity geared toward young professionals and students preparing to enter the workforce this year – HYPE Summit 2019.  The goal of the HYPE Summit is to provide individuals with information, education, inspiration and motivation to aid in “Helping Young Professionals Excel” (HYPE).  Workshops will be conducted by experts from Fort Bend County and beyond.  Speakers include Suzanne Buck […]

Fort Bend County Judge KP George Kicks Off Countywide Listening Tour in Pct. 4 at the University of Houston-Sugar Land on January 31, 2019

FORT BEND COUNTY- Fort Bend County Judge KP George is excited to announce that he will host a series of county-wide meetings dubbed the Listening Tour to engage Fort Bend County residents in constructive dialogue about Fort Bend County services and hear their concerns. The first in the Listening Tour series will be in partnership with Fort Bend County Pct. 4 Commissioner Ken DeMerchant and Pct. 4 Constable Trever Nehls and is scheduled for January 31, 2019 at the University […]