'THAT'S FULSHEAR FOOTBALL:' Chargers use run game to thwart FBCA
ROSENBERG — If last week's frustrating loss to Manor was a wake-up call for Fulshear's football team, as coach Nick Codutti attested it would be, then Friday's 38-28 win against state-ranked TAPPS Fort Bend Christian Academy at Traylor Stadium provided a definitive answer.
Foster rallies big to snap Fulshear's three-year district win streak
RICHMOND — Before Tuesday's district showdown against Fulshear, Foster volleyball coach Morgan Hunter reminded her players they are better than they think they are. All they had to do was "put it all together," an essential intangible that had eluded the Falcons to that point.
2 Fulshear officers injured in small plane crash in New Mexico
FULSHEAR, Texas – Two Fulshear officers are recovering after a plane crash in Lordsburg, New Mexico. The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the plane crash that happened on Wednesday. Fulshear Police Department posted on its social media accounts that two officers, Adam Schoof and Dilon Rice, were severely injured in the crash. Officials said Schoof and Rice were the only passengers on board the aircraft at the time of the crash. The cause of the crash is under investigation.
2020 All-VYPE Houston Public School Volleyball Team
What a crazy year 2020 was for Texas High School Volleyball. Needville was unbelievable in Class 4A, while Fulshear reached the state title match in Class 5A. In Class 6A, it was wild as two Houston-area schools reached the state title match with Seven Lakes winning their first-ever title. With the season in the books, it's time to name the All-VYPE team and hand out the postseason accolades. The Team, Coach and Player of the Year Awards will be announced during the 2021 VYPE Awards in June!
Photo Gallery: Lovejoy battles Fulshear in 5A UIL State Volleyball Championship
Lovejoy capped an incredible 26-0 season last Saturday by winning the UIL State 5A Volleyball Championship in a 3-0 sweep over Fulshear. This marked the 8th state title win for the Leopards in the school's 14 years. Check out some of the best action shots from the game below!
Neighborhood alert: Coyote sighting in broad daylight in Katy, Fulshear areas
Katy, TEXAS – Neighbors have caught multiple daytime sightings of coyotes recently in the Katy and Fulshear areas. One man used his drone to capture video of a coyote near homes in Pine Mill Ranch. “It just sat there in the sun just sunbathing and was just minding its own business,” said Cinco Ranch resident Matt Gelotti. “The coyote didn’t come at us or anything like that it just looked at us and went back down in the culvert,” said Cinco Ranch resident Mike Musslewhite. I’m fine with them around,” said Pine Mill Ranch resident Rey Buznego.
H-Town High School Sports: Highlight Gallery
The H-Town High School Sports Show continues on AT&T SportsNet and with that came some Football & Basketball Game Highlight Clips! Check out some amazing plays from across the Greater Houston area and be sure to subscribe to VYPE on YouTube for more great video content! Magnolia vs New CaneyCinco Ranch vs Seven LakesBaytown Lee vs Baytown SterlingConcordia Lutheran vs Westbury Christian - BasketballShadow Creek vs Hightower - BasketballFulshear vs College Station - VolleyballSeven Lakes vs Katy - Volleyball
One Win Away: Fulshear sweeps Dripping Springs; showdown with Lovejoy set for 5A crown
"It's awesome, it's something we talked about all year," Fulshear coach Sydney Gotcher said. "I think at the end of the year last year people were saying Lovejoy and Fulshear. Lovejoy is a brand in the volleyball - much like North Shore in football - and they have won a lot. In fact, Lovejoy enters Saturday seeking back-to-back titles for its program and the eighth overall but Fulshear is ready to claim its second-straight crown. "They are just the ultimate volleyball team when you think of 5A volleyball.
Ready or Not ... Here we Are: Fulshear advances to second-straight UIL State Tournament
Fulshear defeated College Station 3-0 (25-19, 25-20, 25-18) to capture the Region III-5A Championship on Thursday night at the Merrell Center and punched the program's ticket back to the UIL State Tournament. We proved our point that we could compete with any type of competition," Fulshear junior Alexis Dacosta, who is verbally committed to Baylor, said. Fulshear awaits to see who it will face in the UIL State Semifinals early next week, which will be hosted at a neutral site before the UIL State Championships are held in Garland on Saturday, December 12. "I think we're the kind of team if we're underestimated, we use that fire to come back," Fulshear senior and LSU-signee Ellie Echter said. VYPE Postgame - Alexis DacostaVYPE Postgame - Fulshear Coach Sydney GotcherVYPE Postgame - Ellie EchterPhoto Gallery - The Moment!
'Viola Randle Day' declared for former Fulshear mayor
Viola Randle, one of Fulshear’s most iconic mayors died on Sept. 16, but her name will live on in perpetuity. Current Fulshear mayor Aaron Groff has declared July 26 official “Viola Randle Day” in honor of the beloved community member and civic leader. When Viola Randle was born on July 26, 1924, Fulshear was open farm land. When she became the first Black mayor of Fulshear in 1993, the city had a population of 600. Related: ‘She was, is, and always will be a Fulshear icon’: Former Fulshear mayor Viola Randle dies at age 96At the Oct. 27 Fulshear city council meeting, Groff issued the declaration proclaiming Randle’s birth date as her day of honor in the city.chron.com
VYPE AWARDS: H'Town loaded with national volleyball stars
We welcome you to the Countdown to the 2020 VYPE Awards presented by Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. The winners will be honored in a one-hour virtual show on Sunday, May 31 at 6 p.m. on VYPE Houston's website and Twitter account and on the VYPE Texas Facebook page! What's most scary for opposing Houston-area coaches is that she has one more season of high school ball. She's been named to all-state and Under Armour All-American teams over her four years of high school ball. Houston Methodist serves as the official health care provider for the Houston Texans, Houston Astros, Rice Athletics, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Houston Ballet, Houston Symphony and Houston Grand Opera.
Former Blue Bell CEO charged with conspiracy
Former Blue Bell CEO charged with conspiracyThis July 5, 2017, photo shows a display of Blue Bell ice cream at a grocery store in Fulshear, Texas. This July 5, 2017, photo shows a display of Blue Bell ice cream at a grocery store in Fulshear, Texas. Photo: Melissa Phillip, Associated Press Photo: Melissa Phillip, Associated Press Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Former Blue Bell CEO charged with conspiracy 1 / 1 Back to GalleryThe former chief executive of Blue Bell Creameries has been charged with criminal conspiracy stemming from the 2015 listeria outbreak at its ice cream plants that killed three people. According to the charges, other Blue Bell employees -- "known and unknown" -- also participated in it. Blue Bell, one of the country's largest ice cream makers, is based in Brenham.chron.com
Highland Homes has move-in ready homes in Jordan Ran
Highland Homes has move-in ready homes in Jordan RanLocated in Fulshear is the master-planned community of Jordan Ranch. With seven move-in ready homes, with one- and two-story options and up to six bedrooms and three-car garages, there are several options to choose from. Move-in ready homes include:30326 Iris Circle Court: Six bedrooms, five baths, two-car garage. 30842 Barred Owl Way: Five bedrooms, 4 baths, three-car garage. 30827 Barred Owl Way: Four bedrooms, 3 baths, three-car garage.chron.com
Former Texas State student accused of rape twice in 1 month
SAN MARCOS, Texas (KTRK) -- A former Texas State University student was arrested twice in a month for sexual assault at an on-campus apartment complex.It happened at the Bobcat Village, a university apartment complex.Daniel James Deluca, an 18-year-old from Fulshear, was arrested once on Oct. 3, in which he bonded out the next day and was arrested more than two weeks later on Oct. 21.The San Marcos Daily Record reported the first incident, listed as a subclass "Rape, Strongarm," happened on Aug. 17, and the second incident, listed as subclass "Rape, Attempt to Commit Forcible," happened sometime between Sept. 28 and Sept. 29.A university spokeswoman confirmed the teen's arrests and said Deluca is no longer a student at Texas State.abc13.com
Fulshear to begin collecting impact fees in 2020
The city of Fulshear will begin collecting impact fees in October 2020. At its Oct. 15 meeting, Fulshear City Council adopted an ordinance to approve impact fees of $2,500 per service unit for water and $3,250 per service for wastewater. The process of adopting impact fees has been in the works for one to two years. The first is platting and the second is the building permit, which is when the city would collect impact fees, Shelton said. A larger meter serving a shopping center would serve more and therefore have more use of the water system and wastewater system and therefore a larger impact fee.How did impact fees come to be?communityimpact.com
Featured neighborhood: Learn more about Fulbrook in the Fulshear area
Fulbrook is located west of downtown Fulshear on the south side of FM 1093. With about 200 acres of lakes and open space, the neighborhood offers homes and lots on the Brazos River and Oxbow Lake, which include boat slips for canoes and kayaks, according to the communitys website. Several miles of trails are available for hiking, too, across the 1,000-acre community, which boasts 100-year old pecan and oak trees. Build-out year: 2013Square footage: 3,081-6,423Home values: $449,000-$1,435,000HOA dues (estimated): $1,400 annuallyAmenities: Lakes, creeks, trails, ponds, docks, river, playground, pavilion, gazeboSchools: Huggins Elementary School, Leaman Junior High School and Fulshear High School in Lamar CISDProperty taxes (in dollars):Lamar CISD 1.390Fort Bend County General 0.445Fort Bend Drainage 0.019Fort Bend County ESD 4 0.100Total (per $100 valuation) 1.954Neighborhood data provided by See Tim Sell LLC, Tim Sojka, Keller Williams RealtyData as of 10/2/19communityimpact.com
Fort Bend County advances funding for Texas Heritage Parkway, new emergency operations center
Funding has been advanced for two transit projects in Fort Bend County. Project funding will be provided by Fort Bend County, the city of Fulshear, the city of Katy and landowners. In January, local officials said Texas Heritage Parkway was expected to begin construction in mid-2019. Once crews break ground, Texas Heritage Parkway will take about 12-18 months to build, Meyers said. The current EOC is overseen by the Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management and is located at 307 Fort St., Richmond.communityimpact.com
McDonalds in Fulshear undergoes redesign
The 7-year-old McDonalds store at 6748 FM 1463, Fulshear, underwent a redesign with new seating, decor, signage, digital menus, ordering kiosks and video game consoles, owner and operator David Glaser said. The kitchen was expanded and received new lighting. A grand reopening celebration was held Oct. 5 with activities for children, such as face paining, inflatables and a photo booth as well as a DJ. 281-394-7272. www.mcdonalds.comcommunityimpact.com
Katy area to celebrate police-community relationships on National Night Out
Communities in the Katy and Fulshear areas will participate in National Night Out on Oct. 1. The evening is dedicated to promoting police and community partnerships, according to the National Night Out website. First responders from the Katy Police Department and Katy Fire Department will be available to meet with residents. Katy and Fulshear communities will join more than 16,000 communities across all 50 states participating in National Night Out activities, according to the organizations website. While National Night Out is celebrated nationwide on the first Tuesday of August, Texas opts to observe the day on the first Tuesday of October.communityimpact.com
Man, dog help find missing elderly man near Fulshear community
Special is the word Matt Pierce used to describe his feelings after he and his dog RBI (pronounced Ribby) located a missing 72-year-old man near the Cross Creek Ranch community in Fulshear. Mohammad Hadi had been missing for more than a day after he went for a walk around 5 p.m. Sunday. Hadi's family had recently moved to Cross Creek and the grandfather -- who likes to take walks -- hadn't learned his way around the neighborhood yet. Pierce is thankful he took part in the search and said he did so because of a friend who went missing in the San Antonio area just last year. "Knowing what you feel of missing somebody and not knowing where they're at, that's hard.
Joy Love Burger opens new location in Fulshear
Joy Love Burger opened mid-July at 6630 FM 1463, Ste. A100, Fulshear. The restaurant includes a menu of Angus burgers with toppings that include cheese, bacon and avocado. The eatery also serves chicken sandwiches, turkey and steak melts, fish and chips, wings, wraps, quesadillas as well as funnel cake and fried Oreos for dessert. 281-346-8207.communityimpact.com
Polo Ranch holds rope-cutting event to showcase new homes
Century Communities held a rope cutting and showcased two model homes in Polo Ranch, its newest master-planned community in Fulshear bordering FM 359 near the Westpark Tollway and Katy Freeway, on Aug. 1. Situated among rolling hills with grassy prairie land and low lands along the banks of the Brazos River, Polo Ranch is expected to have 780 home sites and will offer homes ranging from 1,200-3,400 square feet, said Dana Osborne, Century Communities director of sales and marketing for the Houston area. Polo Ranch is located at 8535 Flagman Trail, and community amenities will include a pool, a pavilion, a playground, walking trails and other small recreation areas, she said, and homes will sell from $169,000 to more than $300,000. Interested homebuyers can learn more about homes in Polo Ranch by calling 713-222-7000 and speaking with a new home sales associate at Century Communities.communityimpact.com
Former Fulshear City Council member announces candidacy for Texas House District 28
House District 28 covers a portion of Fort Bend County. Courtesy Texas House of RepresentativesThe race for the state House District 28, which covers Fulshear and a portion of Katy, has begun. The House District 28 seat has been held by Rep. John Zerwas, R-Richmond, since 2007. In an Aug. 1 press release, the University of Texas System announced Zerwas, a physician, had been appointed the executive vice chancellor for health affairs for the UT System effective Oct. 1. Community Impact Newspaper has reached out for more information in regard to the special election, but a representative from the governors office was not immediately available.communityimpact.com
Hat Creek Burger Co. opens in Fulshear
Hat Creek Burger Co. opened a new location at 5820 FM 1463, Fulshear, on July 8. Specialties include burgers, salads, chicken nuggets, vegetarian options and milkshakes. This location features a drive-thru, an outdoor playground, patio seating and big-screen TVs. 346-707-1770. www.hatcreekburgers.comcommunityimpact.com
Select Fulshear residents to pay less in water fees; city amends rebate structure on city taxes
At its July 16 meeting, Fulshear City Council approved amendments to six different agreements between the city of Fulshear and the Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District to pave the way for development to happen at a great pace. The previous agreement allowed the city to rebate higher amounts of money, but the rates are now set at these amounts. In the previous agreement, the city was required by the state to have one single wastewater rate throughout Fulshear. Because the downtown system requires more resources to operate, the city was required to have a higher water rate throughout the entire city. The new agreement will allow Fulshear to decrease the base rate on both the water and the wastewater by $7.50 each starting in October.communityimpact.com