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Taral Patel, the former Chief of Staff for Fort Bend County Judge KP George and former Biden-Harris Presidential Appointee, has announced his candidacy to serve as Fort Bend County Commissioner for Precinct 3 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, & YouTube.

ROSENBERG — Rosenberg city officials awarded a $2.17 million bid from Hassell Construction Group LLC out of Houston to provide headworks and replace the mechanical bar screen for Wastewater Treatment Plant 1A at 2700 Ave. A.

Fort Bend County Tax Assessor-Collector Carmen Turner will host the State of the Fort Bend County Tax Office Town Hall Meeting on May 10 at the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds Building B, 4310 SH 36 South in Rosenberg.

Fort Bend County District Attorney Brian Middleton submitted his annual budget to county commissioners on Tuesday, and it included more prosecutors for his public integrity unit. The unit deals in part with crimes perpetrated by public officials.

Sports

CYPRESS — Foster tennis player Sam Petrosky kept herself busy during the offseason by securing first place in girls’ singles at the Kings’ Court Magical May Open in Cypress on Sunday.

RICHMOND — The Randle Lions are setting their sights on a playoff berth as they focus on the development of a young and athletic roster during the spring season.

ROSENBERG — The Lamar Consolidated Mustangs took the field for the final time this spring on Monday, focusing on the development of the quarterback and pass rushers.

Local pitchers dominated the District 20-5A All-District awards with Fulshear senior Tyler Schumann and Lamar Consolidated senior Jonathan Anders securing Co-MVP honors in District 20-5A baseball on Monday.

RICHMOND — The George Ranch Longhorns aimed to enhance their physicality as a football team, integrate new talent, and foster stronger familial bonds during the spring offseason, which concluded with Thursday’s spring scrimmage.

Community

Hello, laid-back gardeners, I apologize for the confusion, however, last Sunday’s article on Stinging Caterpillars ran on Tuesday, May 30th. So, today is on another topic that we need to be aware of, dangerous plants that grow in Texas.

Adults and teens (age 14 and up) who enjoy the challenge of completing jigsaw puzzles, crosswords, or Sudoku, are invited to the Albert George Branch Library’s Puzzle Club that will meet on Tuesday, June 6, from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 9230 Gene…

Teens entering grades nine through 12 are invited to take a break from the regular routine and enjoy a “YA Game Night” at George Memorial Library on Thursdays, June 1 and 15, from 6 to 7 p.m., in Room 2C.

Day
Temp
Sat
69°
91°
Sat
91°/69°
Isolated thunderstorms. Highs in the low 90s and lows in the upper 60s.

Chance of Rain: 33%

Sunrise: 06:23:24 AM

Sunset: 08:19:52 PM

Humidity: 50%

Wind: SSW @ 6 mph

UV Index: 11

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy. Low 69F. Winds light and variable.

Sun
67°
87°
Sun
87°/67°
Afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s and lows in the upper 60s.

Chance of Rain: 67%

Sunrise: 06:23:15 AM

Sunset: 08:20:21 PM

Humidity: 69%

Wind: NW @ 8 mph

UV Index: 9 Very High

Sunday Night

Mostly cloudy skies. Scattered thunderstorms during the evening. Low 67F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 60%.

Mon
68°
85°
Mon
85°/68°
Scattered thunderstorms possible. Highs in the mid 80s and lows in the upper 60s.

Chance of Rain: 58%

Sunrise: 06:23:06 AM

Sunset: 08:20:50 PM

Humidity: 69%

Wind: WNW @ 6 mph

UV Index: 9 Very High

Monday Night

Partly cloudy skies. Low 68F. Winds light and variable.

Tue
69°
85°
Tue
85°/69°
Scattered thunderstorms possible. Highs in the mid 80s and lows in the upper 60s.

Chance of Rain: 58%

Sunrise: 06:22:59 AM

Sunset: 08:21:19 PM

Humidity: 76%

Wind: SW @ 6 mph

UV Index: 11

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy skies. Low 69F. Winds light and variable.

Wed
70°
89°
Wed
89°/70°
Thunderstorms developing in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s and lows in the low 70s.

Chance of Rain: 54%

Sunrise: 06:22:53 AM

Sunset: 08:21:46 PM

Humidity: 71%

Wind: WSW @ 6 mph

UV Index: 11

Wednesday Night

Isolated thunderstorms during the evening, then skies turning partly cloudy overnight. Low around 70F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

Thu
71°
90°
Thu
90°/71°
Times of sun and clouds. Highs in the low 90s and lows in the low 70s.

Chance of Rain: 21%

Sunrise: 06:22:49 AM

Sunset: 08:22:13 PM

Humidity: 68%

Wind: W @ 6 mph

UV Index: 9 Very High

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy skies. Low 71F. Winds light and variable.

Fri
71°
92°
Fri
92°/71°
Partly cloudy. Highs in the low 90s and lows in the low 70s.

Chance of Rain: 24%

Sunrise: 06:22:46 AM

Sunset: 08:22:39 PM

Humidity: 64%

Wind: W @ 6 mph

UV Index: 11

Friday Night

Partly cloudy. Low 71F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.

Education

Only a few days remain to register children for kindergarten for the 2023- 2024 school year at Needville Elementary. Deadline is April 7, and all registration must be completed online. Visit www.needvilleisd.com and click on “Schools” at the top of the page, then scroll down to “Needville El…

Two Needville ISD trustees are up for reelection in the May 6 General Election, with one having drawn an opponent. Board Vice President Kim Janke is being challenged for his Position 6 seat on the board by Tyler Bridges. Board President Chris Janicek is unopposed for his Position 7 seat.

Lamar Consolidated ISD voters will have their chance to vote on three district seats, including one vacancy, in the May 6 school board election.

Health

SUGAR LAND — Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital is celebrating 25 years of service to Fort Bend County and surrounding areas. Methodist Health Center – Sugar Land opened in March 1998. It was the first time the Houston Methodist system launched a new community hospital. It opened with 22 …