Fort Bend County, TX

Missouri City, TXFort Bend Star

Fun in Fort Bend: Missouri City celebrates Juneteenth

The energy in the air in Missouri City last Saturday was palpable as I approached Hunters Glen Park and saw the traffic begin to pick up along Texas Parkway. The cause for celebration, of course, was Juneteenth, which originated in Galveston and was first celebrated in 1866 to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved people at the end of the Civil War.
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Fort Bend County, TXFort Bend Star

Supply chain issues cause headaches in Fort Bend

Coronavirus cases might be trending down and life is returning to some sense of normal in Fort Bend County, but for contractors and those that work in the home and business repair business, the strangeness is just beginning. David Lueck is the owner of Richmond-based Alliance Garage Doors and has...
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Fort Bend County, TXHouston Chronicle

Katy-area calendar of events

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Family and Community Health in Fort Bend County will host “Preserving the Bounty: Virtual Workshops.” Workshops on Salsa and Relish, Pickling and Pressure Canning, Tomatoes, Freezing and Drying, and Jams and Jellies are available. The workshops are available online and you can complete them at your own pace. The cost for each workshop is $10 or $35 for all five classes. Each virtual workshop includes handouts, slide presentation with video and a demonstration video. Instructor for each workshop is Dianne Gertson, FCH agent-Fort Bend County. For registration information go to or call 281-342-3034.
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Stafford, TXFort Bend Star

Review: Torchy’s Tacos makes splash in Stafford

I think it’s appropriate that most of my rites of passage that I’ve experienced as an adopted Texan have been food-related. The most recent of these was making my long-awaited first trip to Torchy’s Tacos when its Stafford location opened in April, the second in Fort Bend County. The first...
Fort Bend County, TXFort Bend Star

Texas Rangers investigating death of Fort Bend inmate

State investigators are looking into what caused the death of an inmate at the Fort Bend County Jail, who died in June at a nearby hospital, according to a report sent to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office. Albert Ramirez, 57, was facing an aggravated robbery charge and had been...
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Learn to use irrigation wisely

Learn how to properly irrigate your yard and garden to conserve water and save money. “Using Irrigation Wisely” is the June 22 free class offered as part of the monthly Landscape Success series produced by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Fort Bend County Master Gardeners and Fort Bend County Libraries.
Fort Bend County, TXFort Bend Herald


Fort Bend County Libraries will present a series of online, craft- and hobby-themed virtual activities and video demonstrations this summer to introduce people to new hobbies and activities, and to give current crafters inspiration and new ideas. Registration is required for the live-streamed programs ONLY. The demonstration videos can be...
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Learning English? Get Practice At Libraries’ ESL 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 discuss topics of their own choosing while practicing their English skills. The ESL Conversation Circles will be live-streamed virtual sessions presented via Webex; they will NOT be […]
Fort Bend County, TXFort Bend Herald


Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) will offer an online option for book-club meetings this summer – all book-club meetings will take place online through Webex so that readers can interact with others in real time and participate from home!. Fort Bend County Libraries’ book clubs represent a wide variety of...

Fort Bend County celebrates its first Juneteenth celebration

HOUSTON – Fort Bend County Judge KP George recognized Juneteenth on Friday with an inaugural county-level celebration at the Fort Bend County Historic Courthouse in Richmond, Texas. Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, as the date that enslaved African Americans in Texas finally learned of their emancipation, after the reading of...
Fort Bend County, TXHouston Chronicle

Juneteenth expands with national recognition

Ongoing celebrations of Juneteenth in Fort Bend County and beyond will now take on new significance after the actions of the federal government. Juneteenth is now a national holiday, following votes in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives and the signature of President Joe Biden last week. Juneteenth has been a state holiday in Texas since 1980.
Houston, TXHouston Chronicle

Clements, Ridge Point alumni reach MLB

A pair of Fort Bend ISD alumni are contributing to Major League Baseball bullpens this year, both in their first full seasons at the top level. Clements graduate John King made his MLB debut last year with the Texas Rangers, compiling a 6.10 ERA in 10 1/3 innings, spanning six appearances.
Fort Bend County, TXFort Bend Herald

Search for suspected child rapist continues

Authorities are searching for a Katy man accused of raping a child under the age of 6 last year. Charles Scott Crowley, 40, didn’t show up for a court hearing in May and Fort Bend County authorities have issued a warrant for his arrest. Crowley was arrested in May 2020...
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Friends Of The Library Resume Ongoing Book Sales

The Friends of the Library organizations that support Fort Bend County Libraries have long had ongoing book sales in the libraries, and the book sales are once again available for shopping!. People who love books, people who love bargains, and people who need to get rid of some spare change...