• MONEY Magazine and CNNMoney named Missouri City one of 2012’s Top 10 Most Affordable Cities in the nation for homebuyers
  • Missouri City earned second place in the It’s Time Texas Community Challenge – presented by H-E-B, which is a statewide initiative aimed at getting Texans to become active and stay fit
  • The Missouri City Quail Valley Golf Course’s El Dorado Fairway was recognized by Avid Golfer as the No. 1 “Best Value Under $50” and No. 2 among courses in the category of “Top-5 Intermediate-Priced • $36-$50”. The magazine also ranked the La Quinta greens No. 2 among courses in the category of “Top-5 Value-Priced • $36-$50”
  • For more than 25 years, the City Budget and the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report have been recognized annually by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for their detail on City services and programs and the City’s financial condition. And, for the second year in a row Missouri City has earned a “Gold Star” award for financial transparency and online reporting from the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.
  • Missouri City’s commitment to private-public partnerships was recognized with the prestigious 2012 Community Economic Development Award from the Texas Economic Development Council. The “Show Me City” won the distinction for its successful bid to attract Niagara Bottling Company, the second largest water bottling firm in the United States.
  • The Edible Arbor Trail was recognized as an innovative project in 2012 by the Texas Recreation and Parks Society and received an Honorable Mention for “On-the-Ground Projects” from the Houston-Galveston Area Council. The trail was also featured on Ch. 13’s Hometown Live Report.
  • Missouri City Recreation Superintendent Shane Mize won the 2012 National Recreation and Parks Association Rising Professional Award.
  • Missouri City Director of Municipal Court Services Cathy Haney was recognized as the Texas Court Clerks Association’s 2012 Gulf Coast Chapter Clerk of the Year.
  • Missouri City Street Technician II Lyford “Nickey” Hayes was recognized as Operator of the Year—Heavy Equipment by the American Public Works Association.
  • Missouri City, City Secretary Maria Gonzalez was named President of the Salt Grass Chapter of the Texas Municipal Clerks Association, Inc.
  • Missouri City’s Communications Team won the Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers’ Silver Star for Electronic Report, the Texas Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors’ second place award for Best Use of Web, the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors’ third place award for the video “Bob on Biz—LEED Certified Building”, and the group’s honorable mention award for the “Show Me Missouri City TV Website”.
  • Rice University report shows Missouri City has surpassed Houston as the region’s most diverse city. Missouri City is located in Fort Bend County, noted in the report as the most diverse county in the Houston region.