12:00 am Jan.

James Thompson

James Thompson is finishing his third term as the mayor of Sugar Land, but he began his career in public service more than 30 years ago.

12:00 am Jan.

Allen Owen

Allen Owen has served nearly 20 years as the mayor of Missouri City. Before his election in 1994, Owen served five years on the city’s planning and zoning commission and eight years on City Council.

12:00 am Jan.

Whiteflash

Whiteflash—a full-scale jewelry manufacturer and retailer specializing in diamonds, designer engagement rings and fine jewelry—has been quietly serving customers from around the world for more than 13 years.

12:00 am Jan.

Fort Bend ISD

Before it was known as Fort Bend ISD, and many years before it was the thriving educational hub it is today, education in colonial Texas and in the towns of Sugar Land and Missouri City was rustic and limited.

12:00 am Jan.

Metro makes citywide changes to HOV, HOT lanes

In response to increased congestion and slowed speeds, Houston Metro announced in early January it will raise high occupancy toll lane toll rates by as much as $2.25 during peak commuting hours and extend the HOV-only hours on several freeways