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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: May 8, 2015

Council Connection for Monday, May 4

At its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, May 4, City Council members proclaimed May as Older Americans Month, heard a presentation of the quarterly investment report and approved an ordinance on the first of two readings that will increase Police Dep...Read on...

Posted on: March 2, 2015

Council Connection for Monday, Mar. 2

At their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, March 2, City Council Members recognized Johnnie Moutra III for his accomplishments in media and opposed several bills of the 84th Texas Legislative Session that may negatively impact the City.

Watch a r...Read on...

Posted on: February 17, 2015

Council Connection for Monday, Feb. 16

At its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, Feb. 16, City Council Members recognized Fort Bend County Precinct 2 Commissioner Grady Prestage, recognized former Finance Director Wes Vela and approved an ordinance ordering a May 9, 2015 general election. ...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: November 11, 2015

Exciting Holiday Recreation Events

The following Parks and Recreation events are planned throughout the rest of the fall and into the winter months:

Family Fun Night: Bike Missouri City

  • What: An evening of biking fun to kick off the City’s new Bike Rental Program. Participants will bring...
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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: September 25, 2014

City Launches SeeClickFix “iReport” Mobile App

This month, Missouri City launched an online and mobile smart phone application through called “iReport” that allows citizens to report code enforcement violations. Using GPS to identify a citizen’s location, the application is also aided ...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: May 18, 2015

Major METRO Agreement Paves Way For New Transportation Solutions

U.S. Rep. John Culberson and METRO Board Chairman Gilbert Garcia today announced an agreement paving the way for future transportation solutions to address the growing needs of the region and the nation's fourth most populous city.

The agreement pr...Read on...

Posted on: April 1, 2015

City's Municipal Volunteer Program

In 2014, Missouri City launched its comprehensive Municipal Volunteer Program to provide residents with a new, streamlined process for partnering with staff to serve the “Show Me City” community. In the first few months of the program, Missouri City added...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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Posted on: March 17, 2015

City Council Members Adopt 2015 International Codes

Missouri City Council Members have approved 10 ordinances that adopted the 2015 Editions of the International Codes. The International Codes are created by the International Code Council (ICC), which is “dedicated to developing model codes and standards u...Read on...

Posted on: March 17, 2015

State of the City Address Set for April 20

At 11:30 a.m. on Monday, April 20, Missouri City and the Fort Bend County Chamber of Commerce will partner to host the Show Me City’s Annual State of the City address at the premier City Centre at Quail Valley, 2880 La Quinta Drive.

Hosted by Mayor Al...Read on...

Posted on: February 19, 2015

City Wins Two H-GAC Awards

After making a conscious effort to promote green initiatives and further cement the “Show Me City” as the 16th best place to live in the United States, Missouri City recently won two Houston-Galveston Area Council Parks and Natural Area Awards in the Poli...Read on...

Posted on: January 12, 2015

Informational Meeting & Public Hearing

The City of Missouri City’s annual Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Applications for projects beginning July 1, 2015, are now available to the public.

The funds, granted through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), target...Read on...

Posted on: January 1, 2015

City Gears Up for 2015 H-E-B Community Challenge With New Fitness Program

Beginning Jan. 1, 2015, Missouri City will once again partner with local agencies, schools, area leaders and residents to compete in the annual H-E-B Community Challenge. As a way to increase local involvement and help Missouri City shine in the upcoming ...Read on...

Posted on: December 30, 2014

City Manager Broussard Taking the Helm In Tyler; Charted Course of Strong Growth in “Show Me City”

In 2012, City Manager Edward Broussard brought his visionary leadership to the “Show Me City” and by utilizing strategy and synergy, he charted a successful course that has resulted in steady commercial development, the creation of new citizen outreach in...Read on...

Posted on: December 17, 2014

Senior Bingo Winter/Spring Dates

Missouri City staff has announced the next four dates for senior bingo at the Recreation and Tennis Center:

  • Jan 15 – Breakfast & Bingo, 9:30 – 11 a.m.
  • Feb 19 – Senior Bingo Night. 6 – 7:30 p.m.
  • March 19 – Breakfast & Bingo, 9:30 – 11 a.m.
  • April 16 – Senio...
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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...

Posted on: May 31, 2015

Area Waterways Continue to Level Off; Officials Reopen Thompson Ferry Road

As area waterways continue to level off, Emergency Management officials will continue to monitor them and local weather reports and roadway conditions. Officials have reopened Thompson Ferry Road to travel; Haggerson Road remains closed.Read on...

Posted on: May 26, 2015

Area Roadway Closures 5/26

[UPDATE 5.26 - 2:30 pm CST]
Cartwright from Quail Valley East to Columbia Blue is now open

[UPDATE] Due to excessive runoff from recent heavy rainfall, area roads are experiencing flooding. Roadways currently closed include:

  • McClain (turnaround)
  • Mi...
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Posted on: May 11, 2015

Alternate Lane Closures at the Intersections of Colony Bay Drive

Beginning tomorrow (Tuesday, May 12), contractors will be installing water transmission lines at the intersection of Belmont Shore Lane and Colony Bay Drive as well as at the intersection of Colony Bay Drive and Glenn Lakes Lane. Alternate lanes in these ...Read on...