Fort Bend County Judge Visits the Port of Freeport

FORT BEND COUNTY, TX – Fort Bend County Judge Bob Hebert visited the Port of Freeport on Tuesday, September 29, 2015.  Along with Judge Hebert, were private business owners and land developers from Fort Bend County.  The trip included a full tour of the port and explanation of logistics as well as future plans for expansion.  The Port of Freeport…


Free Transit Fare During Fair Week

FORT BEND COUNTY, TX – Fort Bend County Transit will be offering Free Fare during Fort Bend County Fair week (September 28, 2015 – October 2, 2015). All trips to and from the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds will be free under the Demand Response Service. Demand Response Service is offered Monday through Friday, with operating hours of 8:00 AM-5:00 PM….


Game Room Regulations

FORT BEND COUNTY, TX – On Tuesday, September 8, 2015, Fort Bend County Commissioners Court adopted regulations that will provide Fort Bend County public safety officials with the necessary tools for monitoring game room operations.  These rules became effective September 8th and will require a permit issued by the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s office in order for the facility to open…


Vote Centers Approved in Fort Bend County

FORT BEND COUNTY, TX – On August 24, 2015 Fort Bend County was notified by the Texas Secretary of State that its application to participate in the Countywide Polling Place Program has been approved for the November 3, 2015 election.  According to Elections Administrator John Oldham, the implementation of this program will mean that any eligible Fort Bend voter can cast…


Williams Way Ribbon Cutting

FORT BEND COUNTY, TX -On August 11, 2015, Fort Bend County and City of Richmond Officials along with stakeholders gathered to celebrate the completion of Williams Way from Wheaton Drive to Pilgirm Drive.  This completion will mark the second of four projects intended to improve access to the Fort Bend County Justice Center.  The $3.1 million project extends the four-lane…


Fort Bend County Facilities Bond Election

FORT BEND COUNTY, TX – On August 19th, 2015, Commissioners Court unanimously voted to bring a $98.6 million Facilities Bond to the voters of Fort Bend County.  Four propositions will be presented for vote in the November 3rd election.  Proposition one includes funding for parks and community center facilities in the amount of $9,900,000.  Proposition two includes the issuance of…


Fort Bend County Celebrates Williams Way Opening

Pictured Left to Right: Lenert Kurtz, City of Richmond,  Richard Stolleis, Fort Bend County Engineer; Jorge Salgado, Fort Bend County Engineering; William T. “Bill” Benton; Wesley Crawford, FBC Engineering; Fort Bend County Commissioner Pct 1, Richard Morrison; Sam Moore, Allgood Construction;  County Judge Bob Hebert; Danny Davila, Othon Consulting Engineers; Mayor of Richmond, Evalyn Moore;  Troy Burditt, Kelly R Kaluza and…


Officeholder Campaign Financial Reports

Under Title 15 of the Texas Election Code and rules established by the Texas Ethics Commission, officeholders in Fort Bend County are required to file periodic campaign financial reports with the County’s Elections Office, and those filings are retained as public records available for review at that office for a two year period. Effective with the January 15, 2008 filings,…


Fort Bend County Road and Bridge

FORT BEND COUNTY, TX – During Commissioners Court on August 4, 2015, the City of Simonton presented the Fort Bend County Road & Bridge Department with a proclamation. Road & Bridge excelled in their assistance to the City of Simonton during a period of extreme emergency, May 27th to June 5th, when the Brazos River threatened to flood much of the…


Purchasing Department Award

FORT BEND COUNTY, TX – During Commissioners Court on July 28, 2015, Dave Manz from U.S. Communities presented the Fort Bend County Purchasing Agent with a “U.S. Communities Appreciation Award”. Each year the award is granted for saving taxpayer dollars by using cooperative purchasing agreements. Only 15 agencies receive the annual award out of 55,000 participating entities. U.S. Communities is the…