By: Chelsea Davis-Bibb, Ed.D.

Eric Fagan has been a Fort Bend Country resident for 30 years. He was elected as the Sheriff of Fort Bend County on November 3, 2020. He was sworn in on January 1, 2021, and became the 45th Sheriff of Fort Bend County, Texas and the first African American to serve in this position since reconstruction 151 years ago.

His education includes a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, and a Master’s degree in Juvenile Forensic Psychology from Prairie View A & M University. While earning his master’s degree, he was able to obtain education and training regarding mental health. This allowed him to conduct psychological evaluations on inmates under a licensed psychiatrist before their day in court.  With this knowledge, he’s able to recognize mental illness, and how to deescalate a situation that involves someone who is mentally ill. Due to these experiences, Sheriff Fagan understands the importance of officers being properly trained on how to handle their encounters with those who are mentally ill.

During his career, Sheriff Fagan worked under the Recruiting Division of the Houston Police Department as a background investigator. He traveled throughout the United States to perform thorough background investigations on citizen applicants and law enforcement officers from other agencies. During his time with the Houston Police Department, Sheriff Fagan won the Officer of the Year Award three times, and also served as President of the African American Police Officer’s League, and was named President Emeritus for his outstanding work on bridging the gap between the community and law enforcement. Sheriff Fagan also worked in the Internal Affairs Division specifically the Alternative Dispute Resolution sections where he served as a mediator/facilitator. He mediated over 200 cases with a 100 percent rate of agreement between parties.

Sheriff Fagan had the privilege of serving on Mayor Tuner’s protection detail where he gained experience in working with city, state, federal, and international dignitaries while ensuring their protection and safety.  He is certified by the Texas Department of Public Safety in Dignitary Protection. This training equipped him with the knowledge of protecting domestic and foreign dignitaries, and how to be alarmed for possible terroristic and domestic threats. During Super Bowl LI, he worked with the NFL security team, the FBI, Homeland Security, Metro, Harris County Sheriff’s Department and other law enforcement municipalities around the City of Houston in planning for and keeping over one million citizens and visitors who attended the event safe.

Fagan’s career has been nothing less than exceptional, and he is the epitome of what great leadership looks like. He enjoys serving the residents of Fort Bend County as their sheriff.

October 16, 2023, HOUSTON, TX – Congressional Candidate Amanda Edwards has raised over $1 million in less than 4 months, a substantial sum that helps bolster the frontrunner status of the former At-Large Houston City Council Member in her bid for U.S. Congress. Edwards raised over $433,000 in Q3 of 2023. This strong Q3 report expands on a successful Q2 where Edwards announced just 11 days after declaring her candidacy that she had raised over $600,000. With over $829,000 in cash-on-hand at the end of the September 30th financial reporting period, Edwards proves again that she is the clear frontrunner in the race. “I am beyond grateful for the strong outpouring of support that will help me to win this race and serve the incredible people of the 18th Congressional District,” said Edwards. “We are at a critical juncture in our nation’s trajectory, and we need to send servant leaders to Congress who can deliver the results the community deserves. The strong support from our supporters will help us to cultivate an 18th Congressional District where everyone in it can thrive.” Edwards said. “Amanda understands the challenges that the hard-working folks of the 18th Congressional District face because she has never lost sight of who she is or where she comes from; she was born and raised right here in the 18th Congressional District of Houston,” said Kathryn McNiel, spokesperson for Edwards’ campaign. Edwards has been endorsed by Higher Heights PAC, Collective PAC, Krimson PAC, and the Brady PAC. She has also been supported by Beto O’Rourke, among many others. About Amanda: Amanda is a native Houstonian, attorney and former At-Large Houston City Council Member. Amanda is a graduate of Eisenhower High School in Aldine ISD. Edwards earned a B.A. from Emory University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Edwards practiced law at Vinson & Elkins LLP and Bracewell LLP before entering public service. Edwards is a life-long member of St. Monica Catholic Church in Acres Homes. For more information, please visit

As September 13th rolls around, we extend our warmest birthday wishes to the creative powerhouse, Tyler Perry, a man whose indomitable spirit and groundbreaking work have left an indelible mark on the world of entertainment. With his multifaceted talents as an actor, playwright, screenwriter, producer, and director, Tyler Perry has not only entertained but also inspired audiences worldwide, particularly within the African-American community, where his influence and role have been nothing short of powerful. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1969, Tyler Perry’s journey to stardom was a path riddled with adversity. Raised in a turbulent household, he found refuge in writing, using it as a therapeutic outlet. This period of introspection gave rise to one of his most iconic creations, Madea, a vivacious, no-nonsense grandmother who would later become a beloved figure in Perry’s works, offering a unique blend of humor and profound life lessons. Despite facing numerous challenges, including rejection and financial struggles, Perry’s determination and unwavering belief in his abilities propelled him forward. In 1992, he staged his first play, “I Know I’ve Been Changed,” which, although met with limited success, was a pivotal moment in his career. Unfazed by initial setbacks, Perry continued to hone his craft, and by 1998, he had successfully produced a string of stage plays that showcased his storytelling prowess.

Calling all teenage student-athletes! If you have dreams of playing college soccer and wish to represent an HBCU, the HBCU ID Camp is your golden opportunity. From 8 am to 5 pm on November 11-12, Houston Sports Park will transform into a hub for aspiring male and female soccer players. Coaches from HBCUs across the nation will be present to evaluate, scout, and offer valuable feedback. Moreover, they might even spot the next soccer prodigy to join their collegiate soccer programs. This camp is not just about honing your soccer skills but also a chance to connect with the HBCU soccer community. You’ll learn the ins and outs of what it takes to excel on the field and in the classroom, which is crucial for a college athlete. The HBCU ID Camp is an excellent platform to network with coaches, learn from experienced athletes, and take the first steps toward your college soccer journey. To secure your spot at this incredible event, don’t forget to register [here](insert registration link). Space is limited to 120 participants, so make sure to reserve your place before it’s too late. It’s time to turn your dreams of playing college soccer into a reality.

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