Fort Bend

Central Fort Bend Chamber To Host Virtual General Membership Luncheon

Speaker:  Jen Mann, New York Times Best-Selling Author Sponsored by:  Kinetic by Windstream (ROSENBERG, TEXAS) The Central Fort Bend Chamber is excited to announce that New York Times best-selling author, Jen Mann, will be the guest speaker at its upcoming virtual general membership luncheon on Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 11:30am. Jen Mann is best known for her wildly popular and hysterical blog, People I Want to Punch in the Throat, which has 35+ million […]

Child Advocates of Fort Bend Planning a Socially Distanced Transforming Lives Summer Soiree

An Audi for All Seasons is just one of the live auction packages for Child Advocates of Fort Bend’s Transforming Lives Summer Soiree on August 22. The winning bidder will rotate every 3 months into a new Audi - driving a total of four different Audi vehicles within a one year period courtesy of Sewell Audi Sugar Land. Shown L to R are: Spencer Clark, Robert Rathgeber, CAFB Development Director Lisa Moore, Madeline Faulkner, Kevin Kabore, CAFB Events Specialist Tarina Sheridan, Sewell Audi Sugar Land Manager Chris Childs, and Josh Santana. To sponsor or for reservations or information on the online auction go to https://www.cafb.org/events/gala/ or contact Lisa Moore at Lmoore@cafb.org.

Pandemic or not, Child Advocates of Fort Bend needs financial support to help fund critical needs and their Summer Soiree planning team is hard at work planning for a socially distanced event. “COVID-19 forced us to cancel and re-think our Gala and our Voices for Children fundraising breakfast earlier this year but we’re looking at this as an opportunity to help the community better understand the work that we do. We’ve combined both events into […]

Fort Bend County Law Library To Present Computer Classes For Legal Professionals               

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Law Librarian, Andrew Bennett, will present a series of “Express Technology Classes” in July for legal professionals who would like to learn more about basic software and how to access the library’s legal databases that are available for their law practice. These programs will be virtual sessions presented via Zoom; they will NOT be in person. These introductory classes will take place on Thursdays July 2, 9, 16, and 23, from 10:00 to […]

FORT BEND POLICE BODY-CAM USAGE

(Sugar Land, TX, 6/23/2020) – After studying Sheriff Troy Nehls’ policies in Fort Bend county on body cameras, we have concluded that there is poor implementation of body camera usage within officers, and no enforcement requiring increased usage or punishing the lack thereof. Just three weeks ago, an officer shot and killed another officer in our very own county and this incident was not recorded as “Rule apparently was wearing a body camera, but the […]

Sienna and Needville Tax Offices Temporarily Closed

Due to effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Sienna Tax Office will be closed until further notice, and the Needville office will continue to remain closed to the public. Tax Office staff will collect and process transactions received through the mail and drop boxes at both locations. The Richmond office, along with the Katy, Missouri City, and Sugar Land offices are offering full-service auto and property tax processing at their normal business hours. “The Tax […]

Child Advocates of Fort Bend Awarded Mentoring Grant  

Child Advocates of Fort Bend has been awarded an $80,000 Mentoring Grant from the National Court Appointed Special Advocate/Guardian ad Litem (CASA/GAL) Association for Children. Funds will be used to recruit, train and assign new volunteers to represent the best interests of children who have experienced abuse or neglect. Work done under the mentoring grant will target key populations such as American Indian/Alaska Native, rural and opioid-impacted youth. Funds from the grant will be distributed […]

DeMerchant Welcomes Amazon to Fort bend County

Fort Bend County Commissioner, Precinct 4, Ken R. DeMerchant welcomes Amazon to Fort Bend County. On June 18th 2020, the Fort Bend Economic Development Council (FBEDC) formally announced the opening of an Amazon warehouse and distribution center to be located in Richmond, TX. DeMerchant has worked with FBEDC since October of 2019 to secure Amazon in Fort Bend County, creating 1,000 new full-time jobs with an average of $18 per hour salary. The building, located […]

Fort Bend County Creates $22 Million Small Business Emergency Grant Program

Grant Program to Support Local Businesses Hurt by COVID-19 Fort Bend County, TX– County Judge KP George and the Fort Bend County Commissioners Court today created a Small Business Emergency Grant Program to address the financial hardships our small businesses have experienced due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The $22 million dollars allocated to the program comes from the federal CARES ACT. As Fort Bend County gets back to work, County Judge KP George emphasized this […]

Reports of Abuse Declining Not Necessarily Good According to Child Advocates of Fort Bend

“Under ordinary circumstances, a decline in reports of child abuse might mean that we are making progress in the fight against child abuse,” stated Child Advocates of Fort Bend CEO Ruthanne Mefford. “However, these are extraordinary times. Our fear is that children are suffering, they have no one to tell if they are being abused and there is no one to see the signs of abuse and make a report.  Physical distancing mandates have kept […]

Child Advocates of Fort Bend’s Transforming Lives Summer Soiree Set for August 22  

Exchange Club of Sugar Land, OCuSOFT, Inc. and Sewell Audi Sugar Land are Monarch presenting sponsors for Child Advocates of Fort Bend’s Transforming Lives Summer Soiree, which is set for Saturday, August 22 from 7pm until 10pm. This fun, adult event will take place at the agency’s new Davis George Campus and will feature a live and silent auction, raffle, wine and restaurant pulls, heavy hors d’oeuvres and live music. Johnny Bravo is the emcee and […]