MLK day city, county closures, Annual Community Guide hits homes Monday: 5 things to know this week in Richmond, Jan. 15-19

The Richmond Historical Commission will discuss extending the Historic District boundaries at the Jan. 16 meeting.

The Richmond Historical Commission will discuss extending the Historic District boundaries at the Jan. 16 meeting.

Here are five important news items to keep in mind this week in Richmond, Jan. 15-19

City and county offices closed on MLK day
In observance of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, Fort Bend County offices and the City of Richmond offices are closed Monday, Jan. 15. Richmond residents may call 281-342-5456 for more information. www.richmondtx.gov/home www.fortbendcountytx.gov

LCISD school board meeting. Jan. 16
The Lamar Consolidated ISD board of trustees will meet Tuesday, Jan. 16 at the administration building in Rosenberg. The meetings are free and open to the public. Agendas are usually posted online before the meeting. 3911 Avenue I, Rosenberg. www.lcisd.org

Richmond Historic Commission meeting, Jan. 16

The Richmond Historical Commission will meet Tuesday, Jan. 16, at the City Hall Annex in downtown Richmond. Items on the agenda include discussing the expansion of the Historic District boundaries north to Clay Street and North 2nd Street.

Central Fort Bend Chamber President steps down
ICYMI: After three years leading the Central Fort Bend Chamber, Regina Morales is stepping down as president, according to a Jan. 11 letter from chamber officials. Morales will continue to serve the chamber for an interim period on a contract basis, but has officially stepped down to focus on her family business, according to the letter. The chamber is searching for a new president.

Annual Community Guide hits homes this week
Our Annual Community Guide will be delivered to mailboxes this week. Keep your eye out for this unique issue, in which we provide a guide to local shopping and dining options, transportation updates and important information to know for the Richmond area in 2018.


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The first cluster of tenants is confirmed for Marcel Boulevard, a commercial development underway at I-45 South and Grand Central Parkway. (Courtesy Kaplan Public Relations)
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(Shawn Arrajj/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Montgomery County Food Bank volunteers take donations. (Courtesy Montgomery County Food Bank)
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Katy Prairie Conservancy’s Indiangrass Preserve features restored wetlands. (Courtesy Don Pine)
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