Fort Bend

Fort Bend County Libraries Resume Regular Hours November 1

Fort Bend County Libraries will return to pre-pandemic business hours on Monday, November 1, with some minor changes. The hours of operation will be as follows: George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview, Richmond Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu – 10:00 am to 9:00 pm Fri/Sat – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Sun – CLOSED Albert George Branch Library, 9230 Gene Street, Needville Mon – 12:00 noon to 8:00 pm Tue/Wed/Thu – 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Fri – 12:00 noon to […]

Learning English? Get Practice At Libraries’ ESL Conversation Circles

Are you learning to speak English? Would you like some practice in a casual, informal atmosphere? presents a program for individuals of all nationalities who would like a place to practice their English language and conversation skills. The “ESL Conversation Circles” provide an opportunity for non-English-speaking people discuss topics of their own choosing while practicing their English skills. The ESL Conversation Circles will be live-streamed virtual sessions presented via Webex; they will NOT be in person. Registration is […]

Libraries Host Online Program About Native American Heritage

In recognition of National Native American Heritage Month in November, Fort Bend County Libraries will host an online program on “Native Americans in Texas” on Tuesday, November 9, from 3:00 to 4:30 pm. This presentation will be live-streamed via Webex, so viewers may enjoy it from home. Dr. Nicholas Cox, a professor of U.S. and Texas History at Houston Community College, will provide a geographic and chronological overview of Native American life in Texas, from prehistoric […]

Libraries Present Introductory Technology How-To Videos Online

Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) will present a series of introductory online demonstrations in November to introduce people to various aspects of computer use and technology. These how-to tutorials can be viewed on the Fort Bend County Libraries website – – by clicking on the “Classes and Events” tab, selecting “Virtual Programs,” and finding the virtual “class” on the dates listed. Some of the topics include multiple sub-topics, and participants can choose to view the whole […]

The 2021 State Of Healthcare Trends, Challenges, And The Future Of The Industry

The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce’s Healthcare Division is hosting The 2021 State of Healthcare with a panel of hospital CEO’s on Thursday, December 9, 2021, from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM at Safari Texas Ranch, 11627 FM 1464, Richmond, TX. Our special guests include Steven Foster, CHI St. Luke’s Health – Sugar Land Hospital, Joe Freudenberger, OakBend Medical Center, Malisha Patel, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land & Southwest Hospitals, Jessica Rivas, St. Michael’s Elite Hospital, and Chris […]

Second Annual Fort Bend Future Technology EXPO

The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with University of Houston’s College of Technology, will present the Second Annual Fort Bend Future Technology EXPO on Thursday, November 4, 2021 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM at the University of Houston College of Technology Building in Sugar Land, 13850 University Blvd. From 4:00 – 5:00 PM, guests will hear a special keynote presentation from Tammi Warfield, the Global Senior Vice President of Customer Service & Support […]

Lamar CISD Update with Dr. Nivens and Joy Williams

The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce’s Education Division will host an enlightening event spotlighting updates from Lamar CISD with Superintendent, Dr. Roosevelt Nivens and Board President, Ms. Joy Williams. This informative session will be held Wednesday, November 3, 2021 from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM and is generously sponsored by Linebarger Law Firm, LLP and Rice & Gardner Consultants, Inc. Lamar CISD is one of the fastest growing school districts in Texas. Dr. Nivens and Ms. Williams […]

Friends Of George Memorial Library Host Fall Book Sale

The Friends of the George Memorial Library will host a Fall Book Sale on Saturday, November 6, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, at the front entrance of the library, located at 1001 Golfview in Richmond. People who love books, people who love bargains, and people who need to get rid of some spare change will find a lot in common at the book sale, where they will discover adult and children’s books, teen/Young Adult books, paperbacks in […]

Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office Captures Wanted Fugitive in Mission Bend

Johnny Ray Rodgers (Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office photo)

By George Slaughter Fort Bend Sheriff’s Office deputies and detectives arrested a fugitive connected to a robbery that occurred in the Mission Bend subdivision. Deputies arrested Johnny Ray Rodgers, 29, at about 11 a.m. Wednesday. They made the arrest as Rodgers tried to flee on foot after the vehicle he was riding in had been stopped. Deputies said Rodgers has been known to live at various apartment complexes in the Mission Bend area of Fort […]

Teens Can Earn Volunteer-Service Hours With Libraries’ Online Advisory Councils

This fall, Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) will offer fun, online programs specifically designed for high school-age teens in grades 9 through 12. In November, the programs will be either live-streamed via Webex or pre-recorded videos. Registration is required for the live-streamed programs only. An email with the link for the Webex meeting will be sent to all who register on FBCL’s online virtual calendar. To register for a live-streamed program or to view the […]