Fort Bend County

Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office Enrolling Patients for Project Lifesaver

By George Slaughter The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s office is enrolling patients with cognitive disabilities in a program designed to help caregivers find them should they accidentally get lost. In the Project Lifesaver program, patients with cognitive disabilities such as Alzheimer’s, autism or dementia wear a wrist or ankle transmitter that gives a tracking signal. If that patient goes missing, the caregiver notifies the sheriff’s office, who can then send a deputy to pick up […]

Fort Bend County Deputies Recognized for Saving Teen from Suicide Attempt

Constable Chad Norvell, Deputies Bryan Steffen, Gregory Markovsky, Roger Castillo (Fort Bend Precinct 3 Constable photo)

By George Slaughter Fort Bend County has honored three deputies for saving a teen from attempting suicide. On July 7, deputies went to the La Centerra shopping center parking garage at 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd. They had reports of a female sitting on the top ledge. Upon arriving, they saw a teen girl sitting on the top with her legs facing out. The first deputy on the scene began talking to the girl. Meanwhile, other […]

Fort Bend County Launches New Web Address and Mobile App

By George Slaughter Fort Bend County has a new website address and a mobile app, both of which are designed to improve public access to the county government. The new website is http://www.fbctx.gov. The mobile app is “myFBC” and can be downloaded from the Apple Store and the Google Play Store. The http://www.fortbendcountytx.gov website address remains the active home of the county website. However, the shortened FBCTX.gov address is a streamlined improvement intended to better […]

The George Foundation Awards Attack Poverty a Multi-Year $300,000 Grant with Additional Match

Support Will Help Nonprofit End the Cycle of Generational Poverty Attack Poverty, a local nonprofit organization committed to strengthening under-resourced communities through spiritual growth, education, revitalization, and basic needs, announced it will receive a multi-year $300,000 grant from The George Foundation with a $25,000 annual match opportunity for the next two years. The George Foundation serves Fort Bend County to enhance the community and quality of life for those in need by providing grants to local nonprofits […]

Catholic Charities’ Mamie George Community Center to Welcome Clients Back Inside in June

As more people get vaccinated against COVID-19 and cases decline in Fort Bend County, Catholic Charities’ Mamie George Community Center (MGCC) in Richmond will soon open the door to safely invite clients back inside the facility. “We’re going to be very intentional in how we re-open to ensure that clients, volunteers, community members and staff can all interact safely,” said Gladys Brumfield-James, MGCC executive director. Catholic Charities will continue to require that everyone in the […]

Who Do You Buckle Up For? Click It or Ticket Coming Up – May 24 to June 6, 2021

Who do you buckle up for is a question asked by the Kailee Mills Foundation, an organization established in memory of 16-year-old Kailee Mills who lost her life in 2017 in a crash when she unbuckled for a moment to take a selfie with her friend in the backseat of a car while on her way to a nearby Halloween Party.  She was only traveling a mile away to a friend’s house and only a […]

New UH Nursing Graduates Ready to Educate, Care, Lead 

Fort Bend County Judge K.P. George served as commencement speaker for the spring 2021 University of Houston College of Nursing graduation and pinning ceremony. George congratulated the students for persevering in their studies despite the pandemic. He urged them to take their place in world looking to them for leadership as well as health. “You are not giving an injection or medicine; you are giving hope,” he said. “You have a great purpose in this […]

Mamie George Community Center Begins Evening Food Distribution in May

Beginning Wednesday, May 5, working low-income families in Fort Bend County will have an easier time accessing food assistance. The Mamie George Community Center (MGCC) in Richmond, operated by Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, will begin distributing food one evening a week: on Wednesdays from 5:00-6:30 p.m. “In many cases, individuals are working full-time hours but earning lower wages that won’t lift a family out of poverty.  Many people with a minimum wage […]

Fort Bend County Precinct 4 Community Spotlight

On Friday April 23, 2021, Fort Bend County Commissioner Ken R. DeMerchant virtually hosted the “DeMerchant Spotlight” Quarterly Award ceremony. DeMerchant presented the Spotlight Award recipients a proclamation in honor of their services to Fort Bend County. The quarterly event honorees included Christine Nguyen of The Sweet Boutique, Sugar Land, The Carter Brothers, Dr. Sterling Carter and Stephen Carter, and Khloe Joiner; “A Book and a Smile.” The “DeMerchant Spotlight Award” is awarded to those who […]

Reliant Donates $100,000 to Fort Bend Nonprofit Attack Poverty for Winter Storm Recovery

Funds will directly help Fort Bend community with critical home repairs Recovery efforts in Fort Bend County from Winter Storm Uri received a boost from Reliant today with a $100,000 donation to Attack Poverty, a nonprofit founded in Richmond, Texas with a mission to strengthen under-resourced communities and empower people to break the generational cycle of poverty. Reliant’s support will provide funding for plumbing and construction repair costs for 20 damaged homes, ensuring they are safe […]