Fort Bend County Receives Investment from Petco Foundation

FORT BEND COUNTY, TX – On December 7, 2017, County Judge Bob Hebert visited Fort Bend County Animal Services (FBCAS) to congratulate the department on their recent recognition from the Petco Foundation. In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the Petco Foundation delivered more than $2.5 million to Houston-area animal welfare organizations. FBCAS received a $75,000 investment in recognition of the…


Transportation Gift Card Presentation

Public Transportation Recognizes Employees from Various Organizations for Hurricane Harvey Service   FORT BEND COUNTY, TX – On November 2, 2017, Fort Bend County Public Transportation (Transportation) held a gift card presentation at the County Historic Courthouse to recognize those who assisted during Hurricane Harvey.  The gift cards presented at the event were tokens of appreciation gifted to Transportation on…


Fire Marshal Achievement of Excellence Award

  FORT BEND COUNTY, TX – On October 19, 2017 the Fort Bend County Fire Marshal’s Office received the Texas Fire Marshals Association’s (TxFMA) Achievement of Excellence Award and a Letter of Appreciation from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) at the Annual Texas Fire Marshal Conference in Austin. The Achievement of Excellence in Fire Prevention Award (AEFP Award)…


4H Week 2017

  FORT BEND COUNTY, TX – During Commissioners Court on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, Fort Bend County Judge Robert Hebert designated October 1, 2017 through October 7, 2017 as National 4-H Week in Texas. 4-H is the youth development program of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service that creates supportive environments for culturally diverse youth to reach their fullest potential…


Oath of Office JP Pct3 2017

FORT BEND COUNTY, TX – On September 28, 2017, Fort Bend County Judge Bob Hebert held the swearing in of Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3 Judge George Noel Lawrence.  Judge Lawrence was appointed by Commissioners Court on October 3, 2017 to fill the vacated seat of Ken Cannata who was appointed by Governor Abbot as District Judge of the…


Transportation Recognized for Harvey Service

  FORT BEND COUNTY, TX – On September 27, 2017, the South West Transit Association and Texas Transit Association met with Fort Bend County Transportation at the Downtown Metro to present Fort Bend County Transportation, Houston Metro and Harris County Transit with gift cards of appreciation to employees that were affected by Hurricane Harvey.   Employees of Fort Bend County…


George Pavilion Grand Opening

  FORT BEND COUNTY, TX – Fort Bend County Officials and Fair Association Board Directors gathered Thursday, September 21, 2017, to celebrate the Grand Opening of the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds’ newly completed George Pavilion, previously George Livestock Barn.  At 86,000 square feet, the pavilion’s improved area is approximately twice as large as the previous space and the seating capacity…


Public Transit Fares Waived Harvey 2017

  FORT BEND COUNTY, TX – In an effort to assist residents affected by Hurricane Harvey, on September 12, 2017, Fort Bend County Commissioners Court approved waiving Fort Bend County Transit fares thru Friday, September 29, 2017. All services will be free of charge, including Commuter, Demand Response, and Richmond-Rosenberg Point Deviation routes. Fort Bend County Public Transportation will also…


Local Health Authority Appointment 2017

  FORT BEND COUNTY, TX – On September 12, 2017, County Judge Robert Hebert reappointed Dr. Mary desVignes-Kendrick as the Fort Bend County Local Health Authority for a two-year term commencing October 4, 2017.  The new term will be Dr. Kendrick’s fourth consecutive term serving as Local Health Authority for the County. Dr. Kendrick first filled the position on October…


Local State of Disaster TS Harvey 2017

FORT BEND COUNTY, TX – At 9AM this morning, August 24, 2017, County Judge Bob Hebert declared a local state of disaster in Fort Bend County in anticipation of the effects of the rapidly strengthening Tropical Storm Harvey. Judge Hebert stated, “This declaration initiates a full range of preparation efforts for Harvey, which is now expected to make landfall as…