Fort Bend County

Commissioner McCoy Announces $4 Million Initial Investment into Landmark African-American Memorial in Fort Bend County; Commemorates Texas’s First Black State Representative and Kendleton History

On February 27, 1886, Fort Bend County’s trailblazing Benjamin Franklin Williams – a former slave-turned State Representative, the very first Black legislator in Texas history, one of 10 Black constitutional delegates during Reconstruction, and one of the forefathers of Kendleton – passed away. On this same day 136 years later, Fort Bend County’s Commissioner Dexter L. McCoy took to the stage, steps away from Williams’s resting place, and announced a landmark $4 million investment into the very same community Williams […]

Fort Bend Communities Win Trophies During Recent Awards Program

Fort Bend County was well represented in the recent Houston’s Best PRISMS Awards hosted by the Greater Houston Builders Association, with three Johnson Development communities taking home numerous awards. Jordan Ranch in Fulshear was named Community of the Year and also won Community Amenity Center of the Year – Developer for its 1.5-acre Sunset Farm. Jordan Ranch is currently ranked among the nation’s 50 top-selling master-planned communities. Cross Creek Ranch — another Fulshear community — […]

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 […]