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Gov. Greg Abbott late last week warned lawmakers to be prepared for several special sessions to pass a tax reform bill that he will accept, as well as a school voucher plan that failed to pass during the regular session.

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.


RICHMOND — Building a program from scratch is no easy task, but the coaches at Randle Athletics have wasted no time making a name for themselves within their respective districts.

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.

WHARTON – Athletes from Wharton County Junior College’s three sports teams were recognized during the Spring 2023 semester for outstanding efforts both on and off the playing field.

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.


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…


The culprit who torched the Fort Bend County Probation Office in Richmond in April covered his tracks pretty well. The only thing arson investigators had to go on was a grainy image caught on security camera. That didn’t deter Fort Bend County Fire Marshal Justin Jurek and his staff.

Thunderstorms likely early. Lows overnight in the upper 60s.

Chance of Rain: 100%

Sunrise: 06:23:13 AM

Sunset: 08:20:58 PM

Humidity: 97%

Wind: NNE @ 5 mph

UV Index: 0 Low

Monday Night

Thunderstorms during the evening will give way to cloudy skies after midnight. Low 67F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 100%.

Thunderstorms developing in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s and lows in the upper 60s.

Chance of Rain: 62%

Sunrise: 06:23:06 AM

Sunset: 08:21:26 PM

Humidity: 76%

Wind: ENE @ 5 mph

UV Index: 11

Tuesday Night

A few clouds from time to time. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Low 67F. Winds light and variable.

Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the upper 80s and lows in the upper 60s.

Chance of Rain: 23%

Sunrise: 06:23:01 AM

Sunset: 08:21:53 PM

Humidity: 69%

Wind: NW @ 4 mph

UV Index: 10 Very High

Wednesday Night

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

Mostly sunny. Highs in the low 90s and lows in the low 70s.

Chance of Rain: 10%

Sunrise: 06:22:56 AM

Sunset: 08:22:20 PM

Humidity: 64%

Wind: W @ 6 mph

UV Index: 11

Thursday Night

A mostly clear sky. Low 72F. Winds light and variable.

Plenty of sun. Highs in the mid 90s and lows in the low 70s.

Chance of Rain: 14%

Sunrise: 06:22:53 AM

Sunset: 08:22:46 PM

Humidity: 61%

Wind: WSW @ 6 mph

UV Index: 11

Friday Night

Clear skies with a few passing clouds. Low 72F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.

Plenty of sun. Highs in the mid 90s and lows in the mid 70s.

Chance of Rain: 8%

Sunrise: 06:22:52 AM

Sunset: 08:23:11 PM

Humidity: 62%

Wind: SSW @ 12 mph

UV Index: 11

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy. Low 74F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 90s and lows in the mid 70s.

Chance of Rain: 24%

Sunrise: 06:22:52 AM

Sunset: 08:23:35 PM

Humidity: 62%

Wind: SSW @ 11 mph

UV Index: 11

Sunday Night

A few clouds from time to time. Low 74F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.


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 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.


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 …