THIS WEEK: Fort Bend County legislators to discuss upcoming Texas Legislature – Houston Chronicle

Posted By on December 7, 2020

With the Texas Legislature scheduled to meet in January, area representatives and senators are gearing up for the session.

From 8:30 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, the Fort Bend County Business Collaborative will host a slew of politicians to discuss the agenda for the upcoming Legislature.

The event will be held via Zoom. To register go to https://tinyurl.com/FBCLegislative.

Invited to be part of the presentation are State Sens. Borris Miles, Joan Huffman and Lois Kohlhorst; and State Reps. Gary Cates, Ron Reynolds, Phil Stephenson and Jacy Jetton.

The forum will be moderated by Jeff Wiley, president/CEO of the Fort Bend Economic Development Council, and Marvin Marcell, governmental affairs consultant.

The event is being held in conjunction with the Central Fort Bend, Fulshear-Katy Area, Katy Area, Needville Area chambers of commerce.

For more information contact Rachelle Kanak at rkanak@fbedc.org.

Among the items identified or the 2021 Legislative Agenda for the coming session is the states redistricting; elimination of unfunded state mandates; economic development issues; healthcare; infrastructure; and education. To view the agenda, go to https://tinyurl.com/y3f4km3l.

Hanukkah, the Jewish festival also known as the Festival of Lights, will start on Thursday, Dec. 10, and continue through Friday, Dec. 18.

The annual festival commemorates the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid Empire in 165 BCE.

Hanukkah is observed for eight days and nights on the 25th day of Kislev in the Hebrew calendar, which means the Festival of Lights may occur from late November to late December.

There are numerous synagogues in the greater Houston region. For more information or to locate a synagogue go to http://www.houstonjewish.org.

The Fort Bend ISD board of trustees is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7, with a full agenda to address.

Among the items on the agenda is a public hearing on the districts 2019-20 Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas rating. The board will also get an update on efforts to support students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A livestream of the meeting will be available at https://tinyurl.com/y2role9n. To view the full agenda go to https://tinyurl.com/y6bjss4o.

The Katy Area Chamber of Commerce will host a seminar on Understanding the business life cycle from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8. The event will be held at the Katy Chamber office at 814 E. Avenue, Suite H, in Katy.

Shane Theriot of Edwards Jones and Greg Hess, ActionCoach, are scheduled to lead the discussion.

Tickets are $40 for non members and $25 for members.

To register go to https://tinyurl.com/y5xj2chy.

For more information contact Ashley DeWispelaere at 281-391-7423 or email ashley@katychamber.com.

The Fulshear-Katy Area Chamber of Commerce membership meeting will be held starting at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9. The event will be held at Parkway Fellowship, 27043 FM 1093 in Richmond.

The guest speaker is Mike McGown, senior pastor at Parkway Fellowship, speaking on Faith in Your Business.

There is no charge for the event.

For more information go to https://tinyurl.com/y44exn74, call 832-600-3221 or email don@fulshearkaty.com.

The Fulshear-Katy Area Chamber of Commerce will host a pair of rope-cutting ceremonies to welcome area businesses into the chamber.

Success on the Spectrum Richmond will host its ceremony from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, at 1803 Richmond Parkway, Suite 600, in Richmond.

The Toasted Yolk will be welcomed from 11 a.m. to noon Friday, Dec. 11. The event will be held at 6727 FM 1463, Suite 150, in Katy.

For more information go to https://tinyurl.com/y44exn74, call 832-600-3221 or email fulshearkaty@gmail.com.

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