Fort Bend County

Teens Earn Volunteer-Service Hours At Libraries’ Ya Advisory Councils

Fort Bend County Libraries offers programs specifically designed for high school-aged teens in grades 9 through 12. The programs provide fun and challenging opportunities for these young adults, who are also encouraged to become active participants in designing and orchestrating new activities for teens in the library system. Teens can earn volunteer-service hours by participating in FBCL’s Young Adult Advisory Councils, where they can express ideas, help organize upcoming activities, and suggest new programs and books […]

Fort Bend County Fair Queen Candidates

The tradition of being Fort Bend County Fair Queen has begun. Twelve young ladies are in the chase for the crown and will be the recipient of the Fair Queen Scholarship. The candidates took part in a mandatory meeting, posed for pictures, and met with the Queen Scholarship Committee members. “For 2022, we have candidates representing all corners of Fort Bend County; meeting them was great. We look forward to watching them grow in their […]

Chief Deputy Mattie Provost Named Chief Deputy of the Year

(FORT BEND COUNTY, TX) – Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Mattie C. Provost has been named the 2022 Melvin Drum Chief Deputy of the Year by the Texas Chief Deputies Association (TCDA).   Chief Deputy Provost was recognized at the TCDA Banquet on June 9, 2022 at their annual conference hosted this year in San Marcos, Texas.   The annual Melvin Drum Chief Deputy of the Year Award is the TCDA’s highest honor, named for Melvin Drum who was […]

Sheriff’s Office Cracking Down on Speeding Drivers

Fort Bend County Sheriff Eric Fagan (Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office photo)

(FORT BEND COUNTY, TX) – The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office is putting the brakes on speeding drivers to stem the growing number of fatalities in Fort Bend County.   To remind Fort Bend drivers that driving too fast can be dangerous, the Sheriff’s Office is partnering with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to enforce speed limits as part of “Operation Slowdown” June 7-21. The Sheriff’s Patrol unit is stepping up enforcement on Fort Bend roadways to remind motorists […]

Fort Bend County Fair Queen Scholarship Contest

The Fort Bend County Fair is now accepting entries for contestants for the Fair Queen Scholarship Contest. The number of contestants is limited to the first 20 entries, and the registration deadline is June 13, 2022. A mandatory orientation meeting will be held on Sunday, July 10, 2022, at 2:30 pm at the Fairgrounds in building B. “Our Fair Queen Scholarship candidates really go through a rewarding experience. The committee does an outstanding job with […]

Multicultural Festival At George Memorial Library In June

Fort Bend County Libraries’ “Multicultural Festival: Bringing the World to You” will take place on Saturday, June 11, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, at George Memorial Library, located at 1001 Golfview Drive in Richmond. Sponsored by the Friends of the George Memorial Library, the Multicultural Festival celebrates the rich, cultural diversity of the county and of the people who reside in it. Featuring an exciting line-up of performances, artisans, games, crafts, and more, the festival will […]

Sheriff’s Office Receives ‘Click It or Ticket’ Grant from TxDOT

Fort Bend County Sheriff Eric Fagan (Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office photo)

(FORT BEND COUNTY, TX) – The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office received a grant from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to help crack down on unbuckled drivers and passengers during the busy Memorial Day holiday as part of a statewide seat belt enforcement campaign.  The grant will help the Sheriff’s Office step up enforcement and target seat belt violators over the holiday period by paying overtime for patrol deputies. The “Click It or Ticket” campaign runs […]

Fort Bend County Celebrates The Epicenter Groundbreaking

Fort Bend County breaks ground on the new Epicenter, a multipurpose event and convention center, on Thursday, Nov. 11. The Epicenter is at the heart of the Fort Bend County community, featuring an “open concourse” that allows the spectator a continuous connection to the event whether seated, enjoying the food and beverage amenities or just circulating the concourse. This 10,000-seat facility will have a combination of telescopic and fixed seating for a total seating capacity of 8,500 seats […]

Child Advocates of Fort Bend Celebrates National Adoption Month

November is National Adoption Month, and Child Advocates of Fort Bend is celebrating and supporting the many families in our community who have welcomed a child into their home through adoption—with a special spotlight on adoption by relatives. “As advocates for the best interests of children in foster care, we at CASA have seen family take many forms. All loving families are beautiful,” said Ruthanne Mefford, CEO of Child Advocates of Fort Bend. When we […]

Achieve Fort Bend County Kicks-Off Fundraising Campaign For Its 7Th Annual Summer Reading Program

Community is asked to invest in childhood literacy ACHIEVE Fort Bend County is excited to launch its official fundraising campaign for its 2022 Summer Reading Program to help students in first grade who struggle with reading avoid falling further behind during the summer months. The goal is to give ten custom-picked books to 1,250 children in Fort Bend County schools. Annually the ACHIEVE program works with Title I schools to begin reaching students earlier in their education to prevent […]