THIS WEEK: Chamber slates Stafford candidates forum for Thursday

The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce is hosting a 2020 Stafford candidates forum slated for 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1.

The forum will be broadcast live on the Stafford METV at and via Facebook Live on the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce’s page at

Running for mayor of Stafford are Cecil Willis, Arthur “AJ” Honore, Wen Guerra and Jim Narvios. The new mayor will attempt to fill the shoes of longtime Mayor Leonard Scarcella, the only mayor Stafford knew from 1969 until his death on June 28. Scarcella was 79 years old.

The candidates for the Stafford Municipal School District school board are Clint Mendonca, Jacqueline Jean-Baptiste and Christopher Caldwell.

Candidates for City Council Position 4 are Don Jones and Adam Sanchez. Position 4 council member Ken Mathew is running unopposed.

All have been invited to attend the forum. Early voting begins Oct. 13 and runs through Oct. 30. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3.

For more information about the forum contact Paige Talbott at [email protected] or call 281-566-2152.

Infrastructure updates

Fort Bend County Precinct 1 Commissioner Vincent Morales is scheduled to give an update on infrastructure in his area from 8 to 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, via Zoom.

The update is being presented by the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce. Individual tickets are $20 for members and $30 for prospective members. Once registered for the event, attendees will receive login information for the Zoom call.

Geographically, Precinct 1 in the largest in Fort Bend County, taking up a huge portion of the southern portion of the county.

To register for the event go to

For more information on the update contact Ryan Husid at [email protected] or 281-566-2163.

City of Stafford

The Stafford City Council is scheduled to meet three times this week to discuss the city’s budget.

Starting at 10 a.m. each day, the council has scheduled public meetings on the budget on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. There is no public access to the meetings. The public and listen to the meetings via telephone and offer comments when appropriate.

On Monday, the call-in number is 1-866-899-4679. The access code is 587-460-181.

On Tuesday, the call-in number is 1-877-309-2073. The access code is 923-878-301.

On Wednesday, the call-in number is 1-877-309-2073. The access code is 263-992-413.

The 2020-21 budget lists more than $18.9 million in revenues and more than $24.9 million in expenditures.

For more information go to

City of Missouri City

The Missouri City City Council is scheduled to meet in special session at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28. The public will not be allowed to attend the meeting due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The meeting will be broadcast live on the Internet at

Members of the public who wish to comment during the meeting should email or call the City Secretary at [email protected] or call 281-403-8686; or submit a “Public Comment Form” to the City Secretary using the form at

On the agenda are a pair of public hearings.

The first deals with a partnership agreements with Sienna Municipal Utility District Nos. 1, 5, 6 and 7. The second hearing deals with annexation for the purpose of providing fire protection services for Sienna Municipal Utility District Nos. 1, 5, 6 and 7.

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Chamber Chat

The Fulshear-Katy Chamber of Commerce will host its weekly Chamber Chat & Boss series from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, on Facebook.

This week, the chat will be with Fulshear-Simonton Lions Club, a non-political service club based in Fulshear. For more information on the club, go to

The next Chamber Chat & Boss series is scheduled to include Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, on Facebook.

Programs appear on the Fulshear-Katy Chamber of Commerce Facebook page at

For more information go to

B.O.B. Bowling Tournament

Registration in ongoing for the Fulshear-Katy Area Chamber of Commerce’s Fourth Annual B.O.B. (Battle of the Businesses) Bowling Tournament, scheduled for noon to 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5, at Main Event-Katy at 24401 Katy Freeway.

Due to COVID-19, safety protocols have been put into place which include not having to wear a mask while bowling or eating and drinking as long as within a particular team’s area. However, if leaving an assigned area, it will be necessary to wear a mask. For information on the safety protocols in place go to

For more information, contact the Fulshear-Katy Area Chamber of Commerce via email at [email protected] or by calling 832-600-3221. To register for the tournament go to

Webinar on finances

The Katy Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a webinar from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, focusing on building finances.

Cody Huggins of Regions Bank will discuss how to “re-evaluate what stresses you and what motivates you about your finances. Learn how to take charge of your money and grow more confident about your finances.”

The event features a “pay what you can” registration. Although it is presented free of charge, the chamber is asking for donation so it can continue providing services to the business community.

Webinar Wednesdays are “designed to keep our business community educated with topics regarding Telecommunications, Technology, Finance, Healthcare, and Human Resource.”

For more information go to

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