Fort Bend

Rep. Gary Gates Announces Distribution Of Free Care Packets For Residents

Richmond, TX – Representative Gary Gates today announced plans to help meet the growing demand for protective equipment and essential supplies in Texas House District 28 by staging two drive-through pickup stations for essential supplies across the district. Each location will be distributing the following items: Care Packet (one bag per family while supplies last) Surgical Masks (2 Masks) Gloves – (2 Pairs) Disinfectant Spray (1 32oz bottle) Toilet Paper (2 rolls) KN95 Masks (for […]

Property Tax Installment Payment Plans Get Three Month Grace Period  

Fort Bend County Tax Assessor-Collector Carrie Surratt announces that, due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be a three month grace period for any taxpayer with a payment plan agreement in place for delinquent property taxes. “We recognize that this is a difficult time for many of our taxpayers and we are committed to doing what we can under the terms of the Texas Property Tax Code to help our neighbors.  […]

Child Advocates of Fort Bend To Hold Virtual Light Of Hope Ceremony 

Child Advocates of Fort Bend (CAFB) is asking the community to wear blue and tune into their Facebook page at 11am on Friday, April 3rd to kick off April Child Abuse Prevention Month. “Now more than ever, we need to bring awareness to the problem of child abuse and spread the word about how to report it, stated CAFB CEO Ruthanne Mefford. “With schools closed, children and caregivers in close physical contact for extended periods of […]

Fort Bend County Health & Human Services launches epidemiologic investigation at Richmond State Supported Living Center  

An epidemiologic investigation has launched at Richmond State Supported Living Center (RSSLC) after a laboratory report identified two cases at the facility. The cases include two residents in their 60s, who are both currently hospitalized. To protect the privacy of the individuals, no additional identifying information will be released. Fort Bend County Health & Human Services (FBC HHS) is working alongside RSSLC to identify potential contacts. Any individuals identified as having been exposed will be […]

Fort Bend County collaborates with AccessHealth to launch the first county-supported COVID-19 testing site and online screening tool powered by Luminare

Fort Bend County and AccessHealth have collaborated to open the first county-supported COVID-19 testing site and online screening tool. Those in our community who are experiencing symptoms and want testing must utilize an online screening tool, developed by Houston-based Health Tech company, Luminare, to access medical screening which will, in turn, determine their eligibility for testing. Fort Bend County and AccessHealth will deploy QuickScreen on the internet via There is no cost to those […]

Eighth Harris County Sheriff’s Office Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

agency’s total number of confirmed cases among staff to eight. One of the two most recent cases is a sergeant is in his early 70s, who works in patrol. His last day on duty was March 18. He is now quarantined at home. The second recent case is a male deputy in his mid-50s and is a part-time employee assigned to the property room. His last day on duty was March 12. He is now […]

Fort Bend County Health & Human Services Reports First Covid-19 Related Death  

Fort Bend County Health & Human Services is announcing the first COVID-19 related death in Fort Bend County. The resident was a woman in her 70s with significant pre-existing medical conditions. She was hospitalized briefly prior to passing away and her physicians agree that COVID-19 was a contributory factor in her death. She died at a local hospital late Wednesday, March 25. The department received test results today confirming the woman as a COVID-19 case. “The hearts […]

Houston Area Health Centers Receive Initial $367K in Coronavirus Relief Funds

WASHINGTON – Several health centers in the Greater Houston area were awarded a total of $367,761 in federal grants to help fight the spread of the novel coronavirus, U.S. Senator John Cornyn announced today. The funding, which was appropriated by Congress earlier this month, comes through the Department of Health and Human Services. “While Texans continue doing everything they can in response to the spread of the coronavirus, we in Washington should give them everything they need […]

2020 Crime Stoppers Houston’s Heroes Awards Luncheon Cancelled Due to COVID-19

HOUSTON (March 26, 2020) – Given the recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding the cancellation of events and gatherings of 50 people or more for the next eight weeks and the rapidly changing dynamics around COVID-19, Crime Stoppers of Houston is cancelling their May 7, 2020 annual Houston’s Heroes Awards Luncheon. “While it is certainly important that our community continues to honor and recognize its heroes, in light of the pandemic, honors […]

Fort Bend County launches new COVID-19 Response Hub

Fort Bend County Health & Human Services, Fort Bend County Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and Fort Bend County Homeland Security and Emergency Management has been working on launching a hub for information related to the unique COVID-19 response. Fort Bend County GIS developed a comprehensive site COVID-19 Response Hub with current case data, resources, and preventive information for public and media use. The response hub will host all information and closures related to the COVID-19 response within […]