Community: Neighbors, Leaders Work Together

Cities and communities can stand out for certain landmarks or buildings.

St. Louis boasts the Gateway Arch. Seattle features the Space Needle. San Antonio has the Alamo.

Ask about specific landmarks in Rosenberg or Richmond to people around here, and they might mention the fairgrounds in Rosenberg or the historic courthouse, located in Richmond just south of downtown.

Other places in West Fort Bend — old and new — such as the Fort Bend County Justice Center, the Travis Buildings the Rosenberg Civic Center, and of course, the Fort Bend County Museum complex.

More important than buildings are the people, the community leaders and volunteers who call West Fort Bend home.

In this issue of Showcase 2013 titled “Community,” we look at some of those people and how they impact West Fort Bend for the better.

Fort the first time in almost two decade, we have a new sheriff, Troy Nehls, a 20-year law enforcement veteran from a law enforcement family.

There’s Evalyn Moore, who succeeded her husband, Hilmar, who was the longest serving mayor in the nation.

Bill Knesek, a lifelong Rosenberg resident, spends much of his retirement years working with Rosenberg as well as other communities in West Fort Bend on economic development endeavors.

These are just some of the amazing people of West Fort Bend who make our area stand out.

Inside you'll also read stories on:

• New sheriff: Career law officer from law enforcement family.

• History & opportunity: Mayor pledges to carry on husband’s good work.

• Twin city parks: Recreational opportunities abound in West Fort Bend.

• Dedicated citizen: Maintenance director’s roots run deep in Fulshear.

• Behind the vests: County fair safety committee folks do it all.

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