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9 Fort Bend high school musicals to see in January and February

Local high schools have performances Jan. 16-Feb. 1.


METRO board of directors say free fare 'not feasible' for transit authority

A METRO study on eliminating ride fares left board members and officials unconvinced of the likelihood of implementing it in Harris County.



Missouri City restaurant Cabo Dogs Lounge and Grill changes name, plans to open in March

The restaurant will serve a fusion of Baja Mediteranean and Tex-Mex cuisine.


Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo concert tickets go on sale Jan. 16

Lower-level seating options are already very limited.


Texas oil and gas industry could see a major slowdown in 2020

The oil and natural gas industry paid a record-setting $16.3 billion in taxes and royalties to local governments and the state in 2019, the Texas Oil and Gas Association announced Tuesday.


Houston Ground Angels seeking volunteers to drive patients to Texas Medical Center

Houston Ground Angels is a nonprofit organization that provides transportation between local airports and the Texas Medical Center for patients with cancer and other life-threatening diseases and illnesses.



MAP: Here’s where to vote early in Fort Bend County for the 2020 primary elections

Early voting runs Feb. 18-28, and election day is March 3.



Sugar Land, Fort Bend County find 13 critical erosion points along Brazos River

Erosion occurs when high volumes of rain move through the river rapidly, eating away at the river banks.


Fort Bend ISD opens 8 mental health centers on school campuses as students return from winter break

Using money from a $1.5 million grant, Fort Bend ISD has opened mental health centers at eight schools in the Hightower, Marshall and Willowridge feeder patterns as of Jan. 10.



Friday night storms could bring 75 mph wind gusts; how to prepare for strong winds

The Storm Prediction Center has issued tornado, wind, and hail probability maps for Jan. 10. The greatest threat for severe weather remains north of I-10. ABC 13 will get four more updates of all these maps from the Storm Prediction Center throughout the day.


Willie Nelson, Maren Morris, Khalid among entertainers announced for Rodeo Houston 2020

The concert lineup for the 88th annual Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo was officially announced at 7 p.m. on Jan. 9.


METRO conducts study to examine eliminating ride fares

The results of the yearlong study will be presented Jan. 15.


Family provides cancer patients support and supplies at Cure & Co. in Sugar Land

Cure & Co. opened in 2013 after both Sasha and her mother had been through treatments for breast cancer.



Couple serves recipes fit for the whole family at Brandani’s Burgers, Tacos & Brews in Missouri City

Ron and Claire Brandani have been in the restaurant industry since they were 14 and 15, respectively. Ron always wanted to open his own restaurant, so when the chance came in 2015, they could not pass it up.


4 transportation updates to follow in Fort Bend County this year

Fort Bend Parkway extension, Dairy Ashford Road widening and more updates to follow in 2020


Recent data shows rates of new cancer cases, deaths continue to decline in Texas

The new data also includes estimates for the causes of new cancer cases and deaths for the year ahead.


Economic outlook suggests affordable housing shortage on the horizon for Greater Houston area

With the oil and gas industry slow to recover and an expected surge in low- and moderate-wage jobs on the horizon, local experts are forecasting a shortage of affordable housing in the Greater Houston area.



DNA research ongoing for Sugar Land 95

Former convict laborers laid to rest in November after 17 months of exhumation


Sharkey's Cuts for Kids to open Sugar Land location Jan. 11

The salon allows children to watch TV or play video games while getting their hair cut.


Fort Bend County Drainage District to install more rain gauges

Harris County Flood Control District will maintain the new gauges.




Gov. Greg Abbott warns Texas agencies seeing 10,000 attempted cyber attacks per minute from Iran

Gov. Greg Abbott is warning Texans to be “particularly vigilant” over potential cyberterrorism from Iran, suggesting that heightened tensions with the country have caused an increase in attempted attacks on state agencies.