Read election Q&A's with Sugar Land, Missouri City-area candidates

(Community Impact Newspaper staff)
(Community Impact Newspaper staff)

(Community Impact Newspaper staff)

See who is on the ballot in our Sugar Land and Missouri City coverage area in the upcoming election. Early voting is Oct. 13-30. Election Day is Nov. 3.

U.S. House

Election Q&A: U.S. House District 22 candidates Sri Preston Kulkarni, Troy Nehls, Joseph LeBlanc


Meet the candidates for U.S. House of Representatives District 22.

Missouri City


Q&A: Hear from Robin J. Elackatt, Yolanda Ford, Fred Taylor—candidates for Missouri City mayor


Candidates for Missouri City mayor discuss challenges facing the city, economic development and more.

Q&A: Hear from Vashaundra Edwards, Reginald Pearson—candidates for Missouri City City Council, At-Large Position 1

Learn more about incumbent Vashaundra Edwards and challenger Reginald Pearson, the two candidates for Missouri City City Council, At-Large Position 1.

Q&A: Hear from Lynn Clouser, James Mable, Chris Preston—candidates for Missouri City Council At-Large Position 2

Read Q&A's with Missouri City City Council At-Large Position 2 candidates on local issues, including why they are running for the seat, economic development and the future of the city.

Sugar Land

Election Q&A: Sugar Land City Council At-Large Position 1 candidates Taylor Landin and William Ferguson

Read Q&A's with Sugar Land City Council At-Large Position 1 candidates on the issues.

Fort Bend ISD

Q&A: Meet Jason Burdine, Angie Hanan—candidates for Fort Bend ISD board of trustees Position 1

Read Q&A's with the candidates on issues, including returning to school during the coronavirus pandemic, the best use of district facilities and a future bond election.

Q&A: Meet Kristin Tassin, Shirley Rose-Gilliam—candidates for Fort Bend ISD board of trustees Position 4

Hear from Position 4 candidates Kristin Tassin and Shirley Rose-Gilliam on reopening schools during the coronavirus pandemic and other Fort Bend ISD issues.

Q&A: Meet Allison Drew, Reggie Abraham, Denetta Williams—candidates for Fort Bend ISD board of trustees, Position 5

Position 5 Fort Bend ISD board of trustee candidates responded to a questionnaire ahead of the November election. Read their answers here.

Claire Shoop and Matt Dulin contributed to this report.


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Right Mentality offers individual, couples and family counseling to assist with depression, anxiety, trauma, anger management and substance use. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Right Mentality Mental Health and Wellness provides therapy at new Sugar Land location

The practice offers individual, couples and family counseling to assist with depression, anxiety, trauma, anger management and substance use.

The program, which began this week in San Marcos, gives Amazon and Whole Foods employees and contractors direct access to COVID-19 vaccinations. (Courtesy Amazon)
Amazon begins rollout of statewide vaccination clinics for employees

The program, which began this week in San Marcos, gives Amazon and Whole Foods employees and contractors direct access to COVID-19 vaccinations.

Memorial Hermann is hosting a drive-thru vaccine clinic at the Smart Financial Center in Sugar Land April 15-16. (Community Impact Newspaper)
Walk-ins welcome at COVID-19 vaccine clinic April 15-16 at Smart Financial Center

Haven't recieved the COVID-19 vaccine yet? Memorial Hermann is hosting a drive-thru clinic from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. in Sugar Land. No appointment necessary.

Federal funding is set aside for public schools to address effects of the pandemic. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Why Texas has not yet distributed $18 billion in federal funds intended for public schools

As budget decisions loom for school districts across Texas, state leaders are holding on to federal funds intended for public schools to use in addressing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Homes priced above $750,000, such as this one in the Heights, saw a surge in sales in March, with almost twice as many properties sold. (Courtesy Houston Association of Realtors)
Average Houston single-family home price jumps 20% in March

The average sale price for a home in March was $370,847.

The proposed change would have moved all city employees except the city manager from a minimum-median-maximum to a defined pay progression plan. (Claire Shoop/Community Impact Newspaper)
Missouri City City Council rejects proposed change to municipal employees' pay plan

The proposed change would have moved all city employees except the city manager from a minimum-median-maximum to a defined pay progression plan.

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas said power outages are not expected April 13, while requesting energy conservation. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)
UPDATE: ERCOT call for energy conservation ends April 13 without need for power outages

An ERCOT official said "tight" supply and demand conditions arose on the state's electric grid April 13 due to forecasting issues amid planned, seasonal maintenance outages by some power generators.

Missouri City staff said a bond election is necessary to fund projects related to transportaion, parks and recreation, and facilities over the next five years. (Claire Shoop/Community Impact Newspaper)
Missouri City City Council begins process of calling November bond election

City staff said a bond election is necessary to fund projects related to transportaion, parks and recreation, and facilities over the next five years.

Fort Bend County's Mobile Health Unit will administer vaccinations in portions of the county that are economically disadvantaged or lack access to transportation, said County Judge KP George. (Screenshot courtesy Fort Bend County)
Fort Bend County to administer COVID-19 vaccinations from new Mobile Health Unit

Fort Bend County's Mobile Health Unit will administer vaccinations in portions of the county that are economically disadvantaged or lack access to transportation, County Judge KP George said.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommended health providers pause distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine April 13. (Olivia Aldridge/Community Impact Newspaper)
State, federal health authorities recommend pause of Johnson & Johnson vaccine after 6 rare, severe blood clots

Hub providers in Dallas, Harris and Travis counties have all announced they will follow the recommendations and pause distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Costco Business Centers, of which there are only about 15 in the country, carry different products and provide a different shopping experience to members than do traditional Costco Wholesale stores. (Courtesy Costco Wholesale)
First Houston-area Costco Business Center under construction at The Grid in Stafford

Costco Business Centers, of which there are only about 15 in the country, carry different products and provide a different shopping experience to members than do traditional Costco Wholesale stores.

Uncorked: Daiquiris & More makes drinks in flavors such as peach, strawberry and pina colada, which can be enjoyed at the daiquiri bar or be ordered to go. (Courtesy Pexels)
Uncorked: Daiquiris & More brings frozen, mixed alcoholic drinks to Missouri City

The drinks come in flavors such as peach, strawberry and pina colada, and can be enjoyed at the daiquiri bar or be made to go.