Fort Bend

Online Shopping Date Change

Fort Bend County Master Gardeners 2021 Spring Vegetable and Herb Plant Sale Please note that we are changing the dates for our Online Storefront to open February 27th at 8 a.m. and close on March 6th at 5 p.m. (originally March 3rd – March 10th). The plants grown in our greenhouse for the sale all survived the freeze and will be ready for you to plant in your gardens.  Once you place your order online, you will receive […]

HCPH| Harris County Public Health to Resume Modified Testing and Vaccination Operations Friday, Normal Operations on Saturday and Sunday

Houston – Harris County Public Health will resume limited COVID-19 testing and vaccine operations on Friday, February 19th. For a full list of details and best practices for residents, please see the information below. Testing:M.O. Campbell, San Jacinto Central, and Lonestar College Cypress Center sites will reopen Friday from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM. We will also have COVID-19 testing availability Saturday and Sunday. Due to inclement weather conditions, all HCPH mobile testing sites will […]

UPDATE | Winter Weather Recovery (Thursday – 1 p.m.)

The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) is continuing to monitor and coordinate recovery efforts across the area. The National Weather Service has issued a Hard Freeze Warning for Harris County beginning at midnight and lasting until 9:00 a.m. Friday. Remember to protect the 4 P’s – people, pets, pipes and plants from exposure to the cold. Temperatures will be in the 20s across most of the area. Communities in northern parts […]

UPDATE | Harris County Urges Residents to Prepare for Historic Winter Freeze

What is the danger? UPDATE: The forecasts have slightly shifted. Parts of north and northwest Harris County will be seeing freezing conditions beginning TONIGHT. The time to prepare is NOW. After sundown, driving conditions will become extremely dangerous and all travel should be avoided. • Wherever you are Sunday night, you should be prepared to stay there through at least Tuesday. • Take action now to protect people, pets, plants, and pipes from the effects of […]

Sienna Women’s League Presents Grants to Fort Bend County Charities

Sienna Women’s League (SWL) presented three grants totaling $30,000 to three Fort Bend County non-profit organizations on Thursday, February 11 at Club Sienna in Sienna. SWL also recognized its corporate and individual sponsors. SWL’s planned fundraising event – High Hats, High Heels & High Tea – Journey to the Kentucky Derby – was to benefit SWL’s three focus charities – Hope For Three Autism Advocates, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Cancer Survivorship Center and Shared Dreams, […]

WorkFaith Announces IWork Spring 2021

WorkFaith today announced iWork Spring 2021, a virtual two-day hiring event dedicated to Bridging the Skills Gap in America and getting the frontlines back to work. The event, which takes place on April 28 – 29, includes sessions with key leaders of essential businesses, virtual one-on-one meetings with employers, practice interviews, group coaching, and private prayer sessions. “With everything that’s happened in our economy, as a result of the pandemic, many companies have had to eliminate […]

Valentine’s Day is Coming – If you Love it, Click It!

More Reckless Driving During Pandemic Valentine’s Day is a good time to show your love by making sure that before you start your vehicle, all passengers — big and small — are always buckled up correctly. This is even more important this year during the pandemic when there is more reckless driving on our roadways and an increase in unbuckled fatalities.  Taking those few seconds to buckle your children into their car seats, and making […]

Fort Bend County Tax Office Locations New Office Hours Beginning February 15, 2021

Effective Monday, February 15, 2021, all Fort Bend County Tax Office locations will be open from  8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. This change affects the Richmond, Missouri City, Sugar Land, and Katy offices, which previously had extended hours on Mondays. The Sienna and Needville annexes currently operate during the aforementioned hours. “After an analysis of customer traffic during our extended hours on Mondays, we found it would be more cost effective for […]

Below Freezing Temperature Potential This Weekend

What is the danger? A series of cold air masses will begin moving into the region Friday, dropping low temperatures to near freezing by Saturday night. Temperatures will drop further from Sunday and through Monday with some areas seeing lows in the 20s. The most significant threat will be prolonged periods of extreme cold beginning Sunday night and lasting until Tuesday. Long periods of below freezing weather can be hazardous for people and animals. It […]