Fort Bend County Judge Proclaims Hurricane Preparedness Week

On May 1, 2018 Fort Bend County Judge Bob Hebert proclaimed the week of May 6 – May 12, 2018 as Hurricane Preparedness Week. Hurricane season officially begins June 1st and continues through November 30th. As we enter the 2018 hurricane season, it is critical that everyone in our area becomes more knowledgeable about hurricanes and hurricane preparedness. During this…


Countywide Watershed Study

FORT BEND COUNTY, TX – On May 1, 2018, Fort Bend County Commissioners Court authorized advertising a ‘Request for Qualifications’ (RFQ) for a countywide watershed study.   This study will provide up to date information on water flow across the county, allowing the Court to use it as a tool to plan and prioritize flood mitigation projects. The RFQ is the…


Health and Human Services Department Recognized for its Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program

The Fort Bend County Health & Human Services’ Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program has been recognized by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) for its ability to plan for, respond to, and recover from public health emergencies. Fort Bend County’s Health and Human Services Department received this honor by meeting 305  comprehensive preparedness benchmarks required by…


BRAZOS RIVER LEVELS SURPASS RECORD LEVELSWATER LEVELS CONTINUE TO RISE THROUGHOUT FORT BEND COUNTY

Fort Bend County, TX – The Brazos River in Fort Bend County is reaching record levels. The Office of Emergency Management along with law enforcement, municipalities, school districts, Levee Improvement Districts and many critical county departments are working together to coordinate planning, preparation and support to affected residents. The National Weather Service previously predicted a 53.5 crest which has been surpassed…


FORT BEND COUNTY PREPARING FOR FORECASTED RAIN

Fort Bend County, TX – Local weather forecasts continue to indicate the possibility of significant rainfall within the Fort Bend County region through Saturday. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning until 7 PM this evening. Additional localized rainfall can impact local rivers already running well above historic flood levels. Current Brazos River crest forecasts indicate areas near…


FORT BEND COUNTY SEES SLIGHT IMPROVEMENT OVERNIGHT MONITORING FUTURE FORECASTS

Fort Bend County, TX – Light showers during the night do not appear to have significantly increased the water levels in Fort Bend County.  The good news is that the Brazos River is no longer rising at the Richmond gage.  However it is predicted that the flood waters will continue to rise downstream along the Fort Bend/Brazoria county-line.  Brazoria County has…


Fort Bend County Working to Manage Mosquitoes After Flooding

FORT BEND COUNTY, TX – Fort Bend County Officials have determined Aerial Vector Mosquito spraying to be unnecessary for the control of mosquito populations within the county, at this time.  Due to the recent May 2016 county wide flooding event, Fort Bend County’s Road and Bridge Department has been monitoring the mosquito population with the expectation of an increase due to standing…


Flood Recovery

FORT BEND COUNTY, TX – Since the catastrophic flooding in May of this year, Fort Bend County has provided services to meet the needs of the thousands of residents impacted by the flood. From simple barricades across impassable streets, to rescue and evacuation, to temporary shelter and long-term recovery for the dozens of families actually flooded out of their homes;…


Fort Bend County Mourns the Unexpected Loss of Constable Ruben Davis

 FORT BEND COUNTY – It is with great sadness that the Fort Bend County Precinct 2 Constable’s Office reports the passing of its leader Ruben Davis, Jr.  Constable Davis led the Precinct 2 Constable Office for more than two decades. Constable Davis passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 in the early morning hours at age 61.  Since May 1996,…


Toni Wallace Appointed Interim CCL 5 Judge

FORT BEND COUNTY, TX – On November 10, 2015, Fort Bend County Commissioners Court unanimously named Toni Rencher Wallace as the interim judge of the newly created County Court at Law #5 effective January 1, 2016.  With a Doctorate of Jurisprudence from the South Texas School of Law, Ms. Wallace is a practicing attorney and currently employed with the Fort…