Vance Cooper retired Dec. 31 as fire marshal for Fort Bend County. The next day he was back in the saddle. With 16 years as fire marshal under his belt, Cooper called it a career but agreed to stay on as the interim fire marshal.
It took Fort Bend County Commissioner Andy Meyers two years to convince the Harris County Toll Road Authority that it needed to expand the Westpark Tollway beyond Hwy. 6 to the Grand Parkway and another eight years to see it happen.
Cliff Clavin and Norm Peterson may not be seated at the bar being served drinks by Sam Malone, but there is a definite resemblance to the “Cheers” television show at Babaloo International Cafe and Bar.