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…


2017 Mobility Projects

   FORT BEND COUNTY, TX – During a special meeting on Wednesday, August 9, 2017, Fort Bend County Commissioners Court voted unanimously to hold a $218.5 million mobility bond election in November of this year.   For the last several months, Fort Bend County commissioners have worked with local jurisdictions to establish a list of 63 projects from all four…


Clear the Shelters Days 2017

  FORT BEND COUNTY, TX – On Tuesday, August 8, 2017 during Commissioners Court, Fort Bend County Judge Bob Hebert proclaimed Saturday, August 19 and Sunday, August 20 as Clear the Shelters Days at the Fort Bend County Animal Services Shelter.   The Clear the Shelters adoption event is a partnership with NBC/Telemundo and Fort Bend County Animal Services staff…


Hunter Pickney Harris County Judge 1941-1944

FORT BEND COUNTY, TX – Fort Bend County continued its project to preserve portraits of County Judges who served between 1907, when construction started on the historic courthouse, to the present day, by unveiling the restored portrait of Hunter Pickney Harris (1889 – 1959) on the wall of the second floor balcony of the courthouse rotunda on June 29, 2017….


Schneider Electric PR

  FORT BEND COUNTY, TX – On June 27th, Schneider Electric employees presented a $38,964 rebate to Fort Bend County. The County received the rebate as a result of its innovative multi-phase energy efficiency program with Schneider Electric. The County plans to reinvest the money from the rebate back into its long-term growth and sustainability plan. Fort Bend County entered…


EMS Week May 2017 PR

  FORT BEND COUNTY, TX – During Commissioners Court on May 23, 2017, Fort Bend County Judge Bob Hebert proclaimed the week of May 21 – May 27, 2017 as Emergency Medical Services Week. Emergency medical services is a vital public service, as access to quality emergency care dramatically improves the survival and recovery rate of those who experience sudden…


JCRP Ribbon Cutting

FORT BEND COUNTY, TX – On May 12, 2017, Fort Bend County Commissioners Court celebrated the Official Grand Opening of the Jones Creek Ranch Park with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.   Fort Bend County acquired Jones Creek Ranch Park, formerly Gordon Ranch, through generous contributions from The George Foundation, The Henderson-Wessendorff Foundation, and Harrison Interests, Ltd.  Since the time of acquisition,…