To better serve the voters of Fort Bend County, the Office of Elections Administration will be closed Monday July 30, 2018 through Wednesday August 1, 2018 to allow departmental staff to attend Election Law training conducted by the Texas Secretary of State.
The office will resume normal hours on Thursday, August 2, 2018.
The Historic Commission is planning to conduct a virtual meeting on August 25th, 2020.
Fort Bend County Offices will be closed to observe the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.
Also, on this day we will also have the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service event. Click the link for more information.
Welcome to the Fort Bend County History Tours Webpage
This page contains links to a Base Map identifying numerous places of historical and cultural interest throughout Fort Bend County, from which you can create your own “DIY” driving or walking tour; as well as several “pre-packaged” tours that we have created, based upon some common themes shared by the included locations. Each location is represented by a “pin”. Click on a pin to learn more about the history and other useful information about that location and see some photos and/or videos related to the location and its historical and/or cultural relevance.
You can create your own driving or walking tour of specific locations by copying and pasting the locations that you are interested in from the Base Map into Google Maps or other mapping software on your smart phone or other device. You can then use your own map software to create your own driving or walking tour. We will be adding many more locations in the coming months, so check back from time to time to see what additional historical and cultural places of interest we have added.
We have created several tours based upon some common themes that relate to each location on the tour. Each “pre-packaged” tour contains a map of the tour and a link immediately beneath the map that you can click on to access the tour map from your smart phone or other device. If you click on the “Current Location” cross-hair button in the top right corner of the tour map you will receive driving or walking directions to each location. We plan to add more “pre-packaged” tours, based upon different themes, from time to time in the coming months. Please check back here for more of these themed tours.
Story Map: The "Sugar Bowl" Trail in Fort Bend County
SugarBowl Tour Map:
Story Map: COWBOYS, COURAGE, AND COMMUNITY TOUR (arcgis.com)
Cowboys Tour Map:
Colonists & Railroads Tour
Story Map: COLONISTS & RAILROADS TOUR (arcgis.com)
Colonists & Railroads Tour Map:
Of course, we offer the normal stuff like paid vacation and sick leave! But as a Full-Time Fort Bend County employee, you’ll also enjoy an amazing offering of employee insurance and retirement programs designed to assist you and your eligible dependents.
- Employee Health & Wellness Center
- Section 125 Flex Spending
- Mail Order Pharmacy
- Longevity Pay
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Retirement Pension Plan (TCDRS)
- Deferred Compensation (457)
- Credit Union
Paid Time Off
Fort Bend County employees enjoy paid time off for such things as:
- Sick Leave
- Holidays - 13 paid holidays each year – even including one for the County Fair!
- Jury Duty
- Military Leave
- Bereavement Leave
Retirement & Savings Benefits
Texas County & District Retirement System with Options of a Lifetime Benefit!
All Fort Bend County full and part-time employees are enrolled in the Texas County & District Retirement System (TDCRS). 7 of your gross pay from each paycheck goes into your TCDRS account and your account gets 7 percent interest credited to it annually. One of the many great things about the TCDRS plan is that the ups and downs of the investment market don’t affect your account. Whether the market does well or does poorly, your account still gets the 7 percent interest rate. The County matches 2:1 at retirement. TCDRS members are eligible for retirement upon meeting one of the following criteria:
- Age 60 with 8 years of service; or
- Any age with 30 years of service; or
- Your age plus your years of service equals 75 (also called the Rule of 75)
Employee Health & Wellness Center
We are committed to improving the health and well-being of our employees and their families by providing high-quality, convenient access to medical services. Open to everyone enrolled in the County’s group medical insurance program – employees, dependents, and retirees – our new center in downtown Richmond offers primary, urgent, preventative, and wellness care services. Services provided through the clinic are offered free of charge to all eligible individuals.
Life and AD&D Insurance Benefits
Group Term Life Insurance
Fort Bend County provides Group Term Life / Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance. The County pays the entire cost for every eligible employee! Life Insurance helps you and your family with some of the financial strains that occur when a family member dies.
Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance | Optional Insurance | Long Term Disability
Plus Extra Local Discounts
Fort Bend County employees also receive a variety of extra local discounts from places like local eateries, dry cleaners, fitness gyms, theme parks, car rentals and office supplies.
Fort Bend County has established a variety of outstanding employee benefit programs designed to assist employees and their eligible dependents in meeting the financial burdens that can result from illness and disability. This document is a very general description of the benefits to which employees of Fort Bend County may be entitled.
Please understand that this general explanation is not intended to, and does not, provide all the details of these benefits. Therefore, this does not change or otherwise interpret the terms of the official plan documents. To the extent that any of the information above is inconsistent with the official plan documents, the provisions of the official documents will govern in all cases. Fort Bend County is not responsible or liable for any misstatements or inaccuracies found in this general description of our benefit programs.
Please note that nothing contained in the benefit plans described herein shall be held or construed to create a promise of employment or future benefits, or a binding contract between Fort Bend County and its employees, retirees, or their dependents, for benefits or any other purpose. All employees shall remain subject to discharge or discipline to the same extent as if these plans had not been put into effect.
As always, Fort Bend County reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to amend, modify, or terminate, in whole or in part, any or all of the provisions of the benefit plans described herein, including any health benefits that may be extended to retirees and their dependents, with or without prior notice.
Furthermore, Fort Bend County reserves the exclusive right, power, and authority – in its sole and absolute discretion – to administer, apply, and interpret the benefit plans described herein, and to decide all matters arising in connection with the operation or administration of such plans.
Prepared by Fort Bend County’s Friendly Human Resources Team
301 Jackson Street, Suite 243
Richmond, TX 77469
Main Number: (281) 341-8698
Career Site: www.fortbendcounty.jobs