Fort Bend

Fort Bend County Tax Office Announces Same-Day Online Appointments

Carrie Surratt, Fort Bend County Tax Assessor-Collector, is excited to announce same-day appointment scheduling for automobile and property tax transactions. County residents can go to www.fortbendcountytx.gov/taxappointment via their computers or mobile devices and see current wait times for each tax office, as well as schedule appointments online. “This new feature is an excellent tool to decrease wait times and increase flexibility for our customer base,” said Ms. Surratt. “County residents can view the approximate wait […]

Learning English? Get Practice At Libraries’ Conversation Circles  

Are you learning to speak English? Would you like some practice in a casual, informal atmosphere? Fort Bend County Libraries 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 to gather in a relaxed setting, and discuss topics of their own choosing while practicing their English skills. The Conversation Circles will take place at […]

3 Things You Should Do Following a Car Accident

Over 3 million Americans are injured in car accidents each year. Being involved in one of these collisions can be a life-changing experience. In the moments immediately following a car accident, you may feel a bit confused and scared. In some instances, the injuries sustained in these accidents can lead to lifelong disabilities. Instead of shutting down and sitting in shock following a car accident, you will have to take action. If this accident was […]

Summer Safety Event was held on July 17th

A Summer Safety Event was hosted by Fort bend County Commissioner Ken R. DeMerchant on July 17th at the Four Corners Community Center Gym.  The event was in response to the recent drownings, tub death, and vehicle related accident in and around the county.  Deputy DeJohn and other deputies from the county as well as the sheriff’s office partook in the presentation where they disseminated information on Pool Safety, Internet safety, Stranger Danger, and Pedestrian […]

DPS Ramps Up Traffic Enforcement For Fourth of July Holiday

AUSTIN — The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will conduct two traffic operations simultaneously this week to help keep drivers safe over the Fourth of July holiday. Starting Wednesday, July 3, through Friday, July 5, DPS Troopers will increase traffic enforcement as part of Operation CARE (Crash Awareness and Reduction Effort) and Operation Holiday. DPS Troopers will be looking for those violating the Move Over, Slow Down law, as well as other traffic violations such as DWI, speeding and […]

The Coalition To Combat Human Trafficking

July 1, 2019 – ROSENBERG, TX – The Central Fort Bend Chamber and the community celebrated the ribbon cutting ceremony for The Coalition to Combat Human Trafficking (CCHT). CCHT is a Fort Bend based organization geared towards education, prevention, and awareness of human trafficking. The Coalition was formed because of the issues that our area is facing with both labor and sex trafficking. When discussing the prevalence of human trafficking in Fort Bend and Texas, […]

The Literacy Council of Fort Bend County and Exchange Club of Fort Bend County Rededicate Freedom Shrine

Barbara Piazzo ECFB member, Kelli Metzenthin ECFB member and ED of Literacy Council, Jeff Tallas Incoming Board Chair of Literacy Council, Charlie Huber ECFB member, Beresford Clarke EXFB member.

Sugar Land, Texas – The Literacy Council of Fort Bend County and The Exchange Club of Fort Bend County rededicated the Exchange Club Freedom Shrine housed in the Literacy Council Sugar Land Learning Center. The Freedom Shrine is a collection of historical documents that are important to the history of the United States of America. Exchange Clubs across America dedicate these shrines each year to continue to promote Americanism. The Literacy Council of Fort Bend […]

Summer Schedule Of Children’s Programs At Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library  

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library, 8100 FM 359 South in Fulshear, presents a variety of free children’s programs — Toddler Time, Story Time, School-Age Programs, and Middle School Programs — every month during the summer. These programs are free and open to the public. The summer schedule for July is as follows: Toddler Time — Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m. — offers caregiver/child activities, stories and songs for older babies, from 1 to 3 […]

Chili’s Richmond Opens Their Doors

Ribbon Cutting for Chili’s Richmond Group

June 19, 2019 – RICHMOND, TX – The Central Fort Bend Chamber and the community celebrated the ribbon cutting and grand opening for Chili’s in Richmond on June 17th. The Chili’s franchise has been around since 1975 and they are excited to be opening this new location in Fort Bend County! Erik Denson the Director of Operations shared the restaurant’s excitement as well.  “We are looking forward to being a part of the community in […]

Olson Announces Inaugural Members Of Health And Research Advisory Council

SUGAR LAND, TX– Last night, Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX) acted to establish an advisory group to provide perspective on healthcare issues. Olson announced that Dr. Anna Allred, Veronica Daniels-Lewis, Justin Moehn, Ashlea Jenkins Quinonez and Lt. Scott Soland are the inaugural members of his Health and Research Advisory Council (HRAC).  The HRAC is a new Advisory Council for Congressman Pete Olson, which provides a forum to discuss the latest advances and research in healthcare. The members […]