At its regular meeting held on November 26, 2013, the Fort Bend County Commissioners Court appointed Simonton Mayor Daniel McJunkin to the Board of Directors of the Fort Bend County Housing Finance Corporation for a two-year term beginning December 3, 2013, and ending Decembe 2, 2015. Mayor McJunkin’s nomination was submitted by Precinct 3 County Commissioner Andy Meyers. Congratulations, Mayor McJunkin.
Earlier this year, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) instituted new requirements when disposing of unwanted television sets. This program will provide Texans additional opportunities to recycle used television.
- Beginning April 1, 2013, a list of TV manufacturers who have approved recycling programs will be available through TexasRecyclesTVs.org
- After January 31, 2013, recyclers accepting TVs must be registered with TCEQ and certify that they comply with requirements for managing collected TVs.
- More information on how to recycle used TVs may be found by visiting TexasRecycleTVs.org
Below you’ll find a YouTube video produced by the City of Houston providing instructions on what do to during an “Active Shooting Event”.
If the video doesn’t appear, please copy and paste the following web address: http://youtu.be/5VcSwejU2D0
To report a street light outage in the City of Simonton, first record the six-digit number on the light pole. then click the following link to report it to centerpoint:
AUSTIN, TX—MAY 16, 2012—Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Gary Aber of Simonton to the Texas Racing Commission for a term to expire Feb. 1, 2015. The commission oversees pari-mutuel wagering on horse and greyhound racing.
The City of Simonton would like to congratulate Mr. Aber for his being recognized by Governor Perry for such an important post. Please join with us as we thank him for his valued service to our State as well as to the animal lovers in our community.
Simonton Development Corporation (SDC) in Simonton (the City), Texas, adopted a Business Assistance Grant Program that will provide financial assistance to Simonton businesses when they decide to improve their business establishments.
The SDC is one of the City’s two economic development corporations established to support and enhance the economic climate and viability within the City. It is supported by a portion of the sales tax collected by the City and is served by a seven-member Board of Directors who are appointed by the City Council.
Grants are being offered in three categories of improvements: Façade improvements for store fronts; new or refurbished business signs; and property improvements such as lighting and landscaping. Cash-match grants of up to $2,000 are provided in each of these three categories of improvements. The grants are limited to businesses located within the city limits of the City of Simonton and are available to both business owners and/or business building owners. An applicant may receive grants in any two of the three categories during a one-year period.
Interested business owners or business property owners may apply for these new cash-match grants by filing the appropriate application with the City; however, applications must be received prior to the work commencing.
Currently serving on the SDC Board of Directors are Lou Boudreaux, David de los Santos, Stephan Sear, Edmund McAleer, Cynthia Aber, David Houlihan and Larry Smith. The Board was assisted in the program’s development by Bill Knesek of Southwestern Economics, LLC, the City’s economic development consultant.
Guidelines and criteria for the cash-match grant program as well as application forms are available at Simonton City Hall located at 35011 FM 1093 or by calling 281-533-9809. Applications will be considered on a monthly basis at the regular meeting of the Simonton Development Corporation’s Board of Directors.