Revisit the top news from the year below.
1. Sugar Land increases readiness to Level 2, activates emergency operations center to prepare for Hurricane Laura (Aug. 25)
Sugar Land announced Aug. 25 that in preparation for Hurricane Laura, emergency planners have increased readiness to Level 2 for partial activation for a moderate event, with Level 1 being the highest level: full activation for a major event.
2. November 2020 election: Here are the candidates on the ballot for Fort Bend County's local, legislative races (Sept. 25)
Voters in Fort Bend County participated in the 2020 election this year.
3. Fort Bend ISD cancels school through April 10 (March 16)
At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, Fort Bend ISD announced schools would remain closed from spring break through April 10.
4. DATA: See how many students will receive in-person, online learning for each Fort Bend ISD campus (Sept. 16)
Through a survey Sept. 3-10, Fort Bend ISD families chose whether their students would continue with online learning or return in person for the second nine weeks of instruction.
5. Local restaurants, businesses in Sugar Land and Missouri City struggle as new limiting regulations interrupt regular operations (March 20)
The local business community in Sugar Land and Missouri City is feeling the negative effects of county- and state-mandated closures of businesses and dining rooms intended to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
6. Fort Bend ISD 2020-21 calendar changes: 2 weeks off at spring break plus a later last day of school (Nov. 10)
In a year disrupted by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Fort Bend ISD board of trustees approved a series of changes to the spring semester of the 2020-21 school calendar during its Nov. 9 meeting.
7. Here is the latest information on Fourth of July celebrations in Sugar Land, Missouri City (July 1)
With the coronavirus continuing to spread in the community, many Fourth of July events and celebrations have been adjusted or canceled to keep members of the public safe.
8. Sugar Land, Fort Bend County find 13 critical erosion points along Brazos River (Jan. 10)
Sugar Land and Fort Bend County officials have identified 13 critical erosion areas along the 89 miles of the Brazos River within the county.
9. Missouri City looks ahead after firing city manager (April 5)
Missouri City City Council is moving forward with plans to hire a new city manager after firing Anthony Snipes from the role in response to allegations made by Mayor Yolanda Ford.
10. Amid uncertainty about next school year, Fort Bend ISD to offer full-time at-home learning (May 28)
Although the district had not announced how the 2020-21 school year will look, Fort Bend ISD Superintendent Charles Dupre said in a video message May 27 that in the fall FBISD will continue to offer full-time home learning for families fearful of returning to the classroom because of the coronavirus.