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Fort Bend County
Fort Bend County Commissioners Court
by Garrett Bryce w/photos courtesy Fort Bend County
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Fort Bend County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to name Owens Road as John Sharp Drive in honor of the Chancellor of Texas A&M University and Commissioner of Texas Recovers.

County Judge Robert Hebert noted that Sharp had also previously served in both the Texas House of Representatives and as State Senator.

“As a State Senator, he did Yeoman work for Fort Bend County,” Hebert said, noting that the road had previously been named after Sharp, but had been renamed to Owen in an realignment. Listen (1:48)

The section from Harlem Road to Fm 1464 will be renamed in honor of Sharp.

The commissioners court voted to reappoint Robert Miller, Tom Raia and John Schwin to the Fort Bend Emergency Services District No. 2 Board of Commissioners.

The commissioners court voted to reappoint Ed Krenek and Tommy Kuykendall to the Emergency Services District No. 4 Board of Commissioners.

The commissioners court voted to reappoint Ben Bono, John Godbee and John Mukoro to the Emergency Services District No. 5 Board of Commissioners.

The commissioners court voted to appoint Jerry Bussell as temporary Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2, until December 31.

The commissioners court voted to grant a request to appoint a new full-time civil attorney for litigation in the County Attorney's Office. The item was approved with a change to allow the position to be permanent, and not a temporary position.

The commissioners court voted to ratify the submission to the Texas Department of Transportation of a permit application regarding a temporary traffic signal at the intersection of Interstate Highway 10 at Cane Island.

All items were approved. All votes were unanimous with all members present. Agenda

During the meeting, Sugar Land Mayor presented proclamations recognizing Commissioner James Patterson and County Judge Robert Hebert for their service to the commissioners court and the community.

“It's not often that we get to celebrate the contributions and the lives of two people like you, Commissioner Patterson and Judge Hebert, not only for your contribution to the court, but your contribution to the community” Zimmerman said. Listen (5:11)





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