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Posted on: November 24, 2015

Council Connection for Monday, Nov. 16

At its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, Nov. 16, City Council members received a report on holiday safety tips, entered an interlocal agreement with the City of Pearland and unanimously voted to appoint Anthony Snipes at the new City Manager. Here i...Read on...

Posted on: July 24, 2015

Council Connection for Monday, July 20

At its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, July 20, City Council members received a presentation on legislative updates, authorized a contract for solid waste and recyclable material collection from WCA and presented scholarships to Mayor’s Youth Commi...Read on...

Posted on: November 7, 2012

Council Connection for Monday, Nov. 5

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During its regularly scheduled meeting held on Monday, Nov. 5, City Council made initial authorizations in granting franchise fee agreements regarding residential and commercial solid wast...Read on...

Posted on: June 4, 2012

Council Connection for Monday, June 4

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At its regularly scheduled meeting held on Monday, June 4, City Council Members recognized two police officers who received prestigious awards, approved amendments to the City’s sign regulations, and honored a Missouri City Middle School student for winning a national geography contest.

Here are some actions Council Members took during the meeting:

On behalf of City Council, Mayor Allen Owen congratulates Rahul Nagvekar on his achievement.
  • Recognized Rahul Nagvekar as the 2012 National Geographic Bee winner. The 14-year-old Nagvekar is a student at Quail Valley Middle School in Missouri City and the son of two engineers. He won a $25,000 college scholarship and an all-expenses-paid trip to the Galapagos Islands. About 4 million students from fourth- to eighth-grade took part in the contest from each state, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories.
  • Det. Patrick, second from left, celebrates his honor with his family and Chief Joel Fitzgerald, far left, Assistant Chief Mike Berezin, far right, and Capt. John Bailey (next to Berezin).
  • Recognized Detective Terry Patrick as the recipient of the 2012 Texas Louisiana Gulf Coast District Exchange Club Officer of the Year Award. Patrick has been with the department since June 2002. He received the award because of his dedication and tenacity pursuing every possible investigative lead associated with criminal cases, including solving 11 residential burglaries.
  • Officer Berry, second from right, celebrates her honor with, from left, Assistant Chief Berezin, Capt. Dwayne Williams and Chief Fitzgerald.
  • Recognized Officer Jessica Berry as the 2012 Missouri City Police Officer of the Year and as the recipient of the Fort Bend County 2012 Mothers Against Drunk Driving Award. Berry made more than 75 DWI arrests last year, in addition to assisting other officers and agencies with other cases. She was also chosen because she consistently led the entire department in field investigations and traffic arrests while displaying a positive attitude.
  • Held a public hearing and approved an ordinance on the first of two readings for amendments to the City’s Sign Regulations. The changes are designed to provide a balance between the continued promotion of quality design and materials while providing flexibility for the latest technology and changes sought by businesses.
  • Held a public hearing and approved an ordinance on the first of two readings for a request by PETCO Animal Supplies, Inc. to allow deviations to the sign at the back of the store facing Fort Bend Toll Road.
  • Asked the new property owner of 3202 Confederate Dr., a home damaged by fire, to secure an engineering report, develop plans for reconstruction and meet with City Staff to apply for permits for the demolition of the damaged portions of the home and for reconstruction permits. City Council will address the issue at a future meeting.
  • Approved continuing the current standards of care for certain elementary age recreation programs operated by the Parks & Recreation Department.
  • Approved a joint resolution of the City Council and the Board of Directors of the Missouri City Recreation and Leisure Local Government Corporation to adopt a meeting room use policy for homeowner associations, governmental agencies, including Municipal Utility Districts and the Fort Bend County Library, Missouri City Chapter of the AARP, Missouri City Business Alliance, Texas Parkway Alliance, Police and Fire Auxiliaries, Friends of Missouri City Parks and Missouri City Green at the Recreation and Tennis Center Meeting Rooms, Community Center, City Hall Meeting Room #1, Public Safety Headquarters Training Room and the Oak Board Room, Hibiscus Board Room, and Azalea Room at the City Centre at Quail Valley for HOAs and governmental agencies only.
  • Authorized the Interlocal Agreement for the operations of the Regional Water Treatment Plant with Quail Valley Utility District for an estimated $96,000 in Fiscal Year 2012 and $288,000 in Fiscal Year 2013, and to pay invoiced services to date of $23,605.65.
  • Authorized the Interlocal Agreement for Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Operation and Maintenance Services for the Steep Bank Wastewater Service Area and Mustang Bayou Water and Wastewater Service Area operations and maintenance to Quail Valley Utility District.
  • Declined to take action on an Interlocal agreement between Fort Bend County Precinct 4 and Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District #115 that includes an area inside Missouri City limits.
  • Approved the consent agenda, which included the following:

    1. Approved the minutes of the Special and Regular City Council meetings of May 21.
    2. Accepted a report on impact fees and the capital improvements plan from the Capital Improvements Advisory Committee. The Planning and Zoning Committee served as the Capital Improvements Advisory Committee. They recommended no changes to the land use assumptions, capital improvements plan or impact fees.
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Current City Projects

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Posted on: July 26, 2014

Current City Projects Update: July 2014

The Show Me City’s growth and development continues to include exciting new projects. Here are updates on some:

Missouri City residents now have access to Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s leading emergency care capabilities. The new state-of-the...Read on...

Posted on: July 18, 2012

Major Reconstruction Two Area Bridges

The road to revitalization is under way for two major Missouri City bridges.

The existing El Dorado Bridge over Stafford Run, located at Quail Valley Golf Course, is currently being removed due to its aging structure. A new bridge will be completely r...Read on...

Posted on: June 13, 2012

Regional Water Treatment Plant Begins Service to Customers

After an unprecedented level of cooperation among 40 Government and private sector groups that partnered with Missouri City, the City's new $53 million Regional Water Treatment Plant was toasted with water from the facility during a special ribbon cutting...Read on...

Posted on: June 13, 2012

City Centre at Quail Valley

Council members approved naming the new Community Center at the Quail Valley Golf Course as the City Centre at Quail Valley. The facility is nearing completion. The City Centre at Quail Valley features a 300-seat banquet room for weddings and other specia...Read on...

Posted on: June 13, 2012

City Council Approves Newpoint Estates Annexation

Missouri City has welcomed additional homeowners into the community after Council Members voted recently to annex portions of Newpoint Estates that were not within the City limits and not within the city limits of Arcola.

The Dec. 19 decision, which fo...Read on...

Happening in Missouri City

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Posted on: May 17, 2016

City Commemorates 60 Years of Incorporation

At 11:30 a.m. on Monday, April 25, Missouri City Mayor Allen Owen addressed an audience of more than 350 stakeholders at the City Centre at Quail Valley for the 2016 State of the City Address to commemorate 60 years of Show Me City incorporation and highl...Read on...

Posted on: May 8, 2016

City Named All-America City Award Finalist by National Civic League

The National Civic League has announced Missouri City as one of 20 finalists for the 2016 All-America City Award (AAC). The City is one of only two Texas cities to earn the prestigious designation and the only one in the region. The award, given to 10 co...Read on...

Posted on: March 30, 2016

Council Member Floyd Emery Elected

On Friday, March 4, Missouri City Councilmember Floyd Emery was elected Vice Chair for the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC).

The H-GAC is a regional organization through which local governments address issues and pose resolutions in solving are...Read on...

Posted on: March 18, 2016

City Council Approves Bond Refunding

Beginning in the first week of January, Missouri City Staff and outside financial advisors strategically tracked market trends and coordinated with Council to earn the largest ever bond issuance by Missouri City and the City’s largest ever savings in any ...Read on...

Posted on: February 15, 2016

City Fire & Rescue Improves ISO Rating

Earlier this month, Missouri City was notified by the Insurance Services Office (ISO) that effective Aug. 1, 2016, it will have a Public Protection Class rating of 1/1Y, the highest rating awarded by ISO. Currently, only 26 cities in Texas and 97 cities ...Read on...

Posted on: December 31, 2015

Year-In-Review: City Highlights Achievements of 2015

In 2015, Missouri City soared to new heights as strategic planning, public safety initiatives, continued financial transparency and fiscal responsibility, recreation and parks amenities, communication efforts and quality of life programs were all locally ...Read on...

Posted on: December 30, 2015

City Partners With WCA for 7-Year Municipal Solid Waste Contract

Missouri City’s 5-year-old Municipal Solid Waste Program will enter into a new contract phase with WCA Waste Corp. starting Jan. 1, 2016; service to residents and businesses becomes effective Jan. 4.

The seven-year agreement with WCA was authorized by...Read on...

Posted on: December 28, 2015

Open Carry Law - House Bill 910

Beginning Jan. 1, 2016, Texans with a handgun license will be allowed to carry handguns in plain view in a shoulder or belt holster, in accordance with House Bill 910.

Unless City Council otherwise directs staff, new signage such as the one posted bel...Read on...

Posted on: December 23, 2015

Year End Recreation Events, On the Agenda for 2016

As 2015 winds down, the Parks & Recreation Department is planning to host a number of exciting holiday events:

Kids’ Day Out

  • What: A $20-per-day winter day camp for ages 5 – 12 that will include games, large group activities, sports and crafts. Partic...
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Posted on: December 8, 2015

City Wins $500,000 Justice Dept. Grant

Missouri City is one of five Texas municipalities to receive a coveted COPS grant in the sum of $500,000; the new grant will fund the hiring of four new officers in the Missouri City Police Department. The grant win is the result of a joint effort between...Read on...

Posted on: November 16, 2015

Missouri City Council Members Unanimously Vote to Appoint Anthony Snipes as the Seventh City Manager

Following a competitive eight-month recruitment process, veteran public administrator Anthony Snipes, who has extensive experience managing municipal projects nationwide, has been unanimously appointed by Missouri City Councilmembers to be the Show Me Cit...Read on...

Posted on: September 2, 2015

City Launches Voluntary “Silent Partner” Program

Community partnerships are vital not only to the growth and development of the “Show Me City” but also for the improvement of public safety. Residents are the Police Department’s eyes and ears in the community, and a strong, open line of dialogue between ...Read on...

Posted on: September 2, 2015

2015 Property Tax Rates

This notice concerns the 2015 property tax rates for City of Missouri City. It presents information about three tax rates. Last year's tax rate is the actual tax rate the taxing unit used to determine property taxes last year. This year's effective tax ra...Read on...

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Posted on: August 31, 2015

City Named 2015 Scenic City

The “Show Me City” is respected nationwide for its high-quality development requirements and dedication to preserving the top quality imagery and pride residents have built. Missouri City’s history of stringent planning and development services has earned...Read on...

Posted on: July 31, 2015

National Search for CM Position Extended

After careful consideration of three City Manager finalists, Missouri City Council Members have moved to extend the nationwide search for a new chief administrative officer.

With direction from City Council, Strategic Government Resources will continue...Read on...

Posted on: June 30, 2015

Fire Station 5 Officially Opened

On Wednesday, July 1, 2015, Missouri City Fire Station 5, located at 190 Waters Lake Blvd., officially opened its doors and began serving the southern portion of Sienna Plantation. Officers and drivers for the new station were sworn in on Thursday, June 2...Read on...

Posted on: September 2, 2015

City Invites Residents to Get Fit

Missouri City has a schedule of exciting Parks & Recreation events planned throughout the rest of the summer and into the early fall, including the following:

Shrimp Boil Tennis Festival

  • What: A Ladies and Men’s Doubles level 3.0, 3.5, 4.5, 4.0 and Ope...
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Posted on: August 31, 2015

Sept. is National Preparedness Month

Throughout the month of September, Missouri City will recognize National Preparedness Month and encourage residents to monitor the City's Emergency Management website, MissouriCityReady, and Twitter, @MissouriCityEM, for updates and information on how to prepare for a variety of emergency situations. During the month, the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be focusing on the following hazard themes:

  • Week 1 – Flood
  • Week 2 – Wildfire
  • Week 3 – Hurricane
  • Week 4 – Power Outage
  • Week 5 – Lead up to National PrepareAthon! Day (Sept. 30)

FEMA’s PrepareAthon! website includes free hazard-specific resources that residents can download and utilize in conjunction with preparedness plans available on A list of local, state and federal resources is also available on the City’s emergency preparedness website.

"During emergency situations, communication between the City and residents is key. Residents are strongly encouraged to sign up for Missouri City Ready alerts to get up-to-date information as soon as possible,” Missouri City Fire and Rescue Services Chief Russell Sander said. “Recognizing hazards and knowing what to do to protect yourself and your family during these situations will help you take effective steps to prepare beforehand and aid recovery after the event. The City will work throughout National Preparedness Month to further educate the public."

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Posted on: July 30, 2015

Thomas Taylor Parkway Officially Open

At 8 a.m. on Thursday, July 9, Missouri City staff, elected officials and residents held a special ribbon cutting ceremony for Thomas Taylor Parkway, an approximately $2.5 million, Fort bend County-funded extension of Lexington Boulevard from Texas Parkwa...Read on...

Posted on: July 24, 2015

Recreation for Senior Citizens

Senior Casino Trip

  • What: A Senior (50+) Casino Trip to Coushatta Casino Resort. The program cost is $10, and participants will receive a $10 gaming voucher upon arriving to the casino. Due to demand, a second bus has been booked to allow for more participa...
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Posted on: July 16, 2015

Strategic Government Resources Announces Finalists for CM Position

After conducting a nationwide search, Strategic Government Resources (SGR) has announced three finalists for the City Manager position at the City of Missouri City:

  • Mike Castro, current City Manager at the City of Jersey Village
  • Leonardo Olivares, forme...
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Posted on: June 8, 2015

Fort Bend County Residents May Now Apply for Federal Disaster Assistance

AUSTIN, Texas – The federal disaster declaration has been expanded to include Individual Assistance for 20 more counties as a result of the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding that began May 4, according to the Texas Division of Eme...Read on...

Posted on: June 15, 2015

City Preparing for Possible Rain Storms, Residents Urged To Avoid Flooded Roads

Missouri City staff are preparing for a dangerous flood threat that could develop Monday evening and continue through Wednesday as a Gulf of Mexico tropical disturbance heads toward the Texas coast.

Public Safety and Emergency Management officials with the...

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Roadway Closures

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Posted on: August 18, 2015

Alternate Lane Closure at the Intersection of South University Boulevard and Glenn Lakes Lane

Beginning tomorrow, Wednesday Aug. 19, contractors will be installing water transmission lines at the intersection of South University Boulevard and Glenn Lakes Lane. Alternate lanes at this intersection will be closed for the next week daily from 9am to...Read on...