The voter registration deadline is approaching, and Fort Bend ISD is taking its meetings to the community. See what else Sugar Land and Missouri City residents can keep in mind this week.

  1. Monday, Oct. 10: FBISD launches its listening tour

The first of four stops in FBISD's districtwide listening tour is tonight at Thurgood Marshall High School, 1220 Buffalo Run, Missouri City. FBISD’s board of trustees is conducting some of its monthly workshops at different high schools.

Each will be preceded by a round table discussions and opportunities to ask board members questions. Discussions begin at 5 p.m. each night, and workshops are scheduled to start at 6 p.m.

The next listening tour stops will be held:

  • Nov. 7 — Bush High School, 6707 FM 1464, Richmond.

  • Feb. 6 — Hightower High School, 3333 Hurricane Lane, Missouri City.

  • March 6 — Travis High School, 11111 Harlem Road, Richmond.

  1. Tuesday, Oct. 11: Last day to register to vote

Fort Bend County residents have until Tuesday Oct. 11 to register to vote for the Nov. 8 elections. Forms for registration can be found on the county’s Elections and Voter Registration website.

In-person early voting takes place Oct. 24-Nov. 4 and the last day to apply for a ballot by mail is Oct. 28. Fort Bend County residents may vote at any county polling place.

For more information, check our Local Election Guide from this month’s issue.

  1. Wednesday, Oct. 12: Truck on the Bayou at University Medical Plaza

    Truck on the Bayou will be at University Medical Plaza Oct. 12 from 5-8 p.m. Truck on the Bayou will be at University Medical Plaza Oct. 12 from 5-8 p.m.[/caption]

University Medical Plaza associates will be on hand from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday to share health care information and give clinic tours. Cajun food will be available from Truck on the Bayou, rain or shine.

Associates scheduled to participate in the event include First Colony Aquatic and Rehabilitation Center, Ageless Men’s Health Testosterone Replacement, US Pain and Spine Institute, South Texas Vascular Center, Foundations Foot and Ankle Center and Neuro Analysis Diagnostics.

University Medical Plaza is located at 20403 University Blvd, Sugar Land.

  1. Thursday, Oct. 13: City of Sugar Land holds a budget workshop for annexation

As part of its preparations to annex the communities of Greatwood and New Territory, the city of Sugar Land will hold a City Council workshop on the budget for annexation Thursday morning at 7:30 a.m. City staff said Sept. 20 that an amendment would need to be approved for the city’s Fiscal Year 2016-17 budget.

The amendment would include staffing and resources needed to extend city services to Greatwood and New Territory as soon as they are annexed.

City staff are planning to submit an annexation ordinance to City Council on Nov. 15, and the city would need to notify residents one year before annexation takes effect. Read more about the process from the story in this month’s issue.