News fromMissouri City, Sugar Land & Fort Bend County
NUMBER TOKNOW awarded by Fort Bend County Commissioners Court to seven local nonprofits $404,578 CITY HIGHLIGHTS SUGAR LAND On April 5, Sugar
Missouri City officials rename Confederate streets
BY HUNTER MARROW
MISSOURI CITY Two more city streets bearing the Con- federate name have been changed—two years after two similarly-named Missouri City streets were also renamed. At an April 18 City Council meeting, officials unanimously voted to rename Confederate Court as Prosperity Court and Confederate South Drive as Prosperity South Drive. The two streets are located in the Vicksburg subdivision, which contains other streets that bear names of Confeder- ate generals, including Bedford Forrest Court, which shares a name with Nathan Bedford Forrest, a Confederate general and the first grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan. The cost to change the name will be $633.51 for one inter- section-control sign at Confederate Court and Truesdale Drive. The cost for Confederate South Drive was estimated
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Land City Council approved a $2.5 million drainage project to alleviate Riverbend street flooding. It will begin in May and conclude in November.
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at $335, according to agenda documents. U.S. Rep. Al Green of Texas’ 9th Congressional District, which includes most of Missouri City, is covering the costs, said Jeffrey Boney, Missouri City mayor pro tem. “I wanted to thank the residents who stepped up to the plate to come together to ensure that this name change took place,” Boney said.
Sugar Land City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. p.m. May 10 at 2700 Town Center Blvd. N., Sugar Land. Meetings are livestreamed and in person. 281-275-2900. www.sugarlandtx.gov Missouri City City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. May 16 at 1522 Texas Parkway, Missouri City. Meetings are livestreamed and in person. 281-403-8500. www.missouricitytx.gov Fort Bend County Commissioners Court will meet at 1 p.m. May 10 at 401 Jackson St., Richmond. Meetings are livestreamed and in person. 281-342-3411. www.fortbendcountytx.gov MEETINGSWE COVER
County officials award CDBG funding
Grant funds by commissioners on April 12 as part of the fiscal year 2021- 22 Consolidated Annual Action Plan approved in September. The CDBG Entitlement Program is administered by the county’s commu- nity development department, which develops programs and funding prior- ities, according to county documents.
The program aims to develop viable urban communities to the benefit of low- and moderate-income persons. Fort Bend County officials are still in the process of devel- oping its 2021 Action Plan for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, according to Fort Bend County’s website.
BY ASIA ARMOUR
FORT BEND COUNTY Seven nonprofit organizations in Fort Bend County were awarded $404,578 from Community Development Block
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