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Commissioners approve helicopter »

The Fort Bend County Commissioners unanimously voted to approve the donation of two helicopters, from a federal program administered through the Texas Department of Public Safety, on Tuesday afternoon in…

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Fort Bend County names new Facilities Management and Planning Director »

James D. Knight has been selected as Fort Bend County’s new Facilities Management and Planning Director, a position that has been filled for over nine years by Donald G. Brady…

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Sheriff investigates indecent exposure suspect »

Fort Bend County Crimes Stoppers, Inc. will pay a cash reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect who exposed himself early Tuesday morning in a…

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Skeeters Outfielders Medchill says donating is a blessing »

By Christina Martinez Christina@theleadernews.com Whether it’s the little girl who lives across the street, or your co-worker who sits across the way from you, many of us know someone who…

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Dr. Konya Keeling-Johnson, MD, FACS opens a practice in Sugar Land »

Dr. Konya Keeling-Johnson would like to formally announce the opening of Houston Southwest Colon and Rectal Clinic in the Sugar Land area. Houston Southwest Colon and Rectal Clinic offers a…

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News

Community split over importance of district-wide wi-fi »

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Clements High student Ali Zaidi believes there’s a need for all of the schools in Fort…

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Sugar Land can expect changes if budget’s approved »

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By Christina Martinez Christina@theleadernews.com Imagine saving a couple of hours, plus a few bucks in gas money, on that trip…

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Proposed FBISD Bond isn’t specific about Career/Tech »

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendnews.com Fort Bend ISD has $59.4 million allocated to Career & Technical improvements – approximately one-sixth of…

Sep 2 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Johnson Development moves forward with Imperial and Harvest Green »

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Shay Shafie is a busy guy these days. Shafie, a long term residential development professional and…

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Arming teachers? Let’s find a middle ground solution… »

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We all care about children’s safety, so any ideas or solutions to further that goal come from a good place.…

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Civil Servant of the Week: FBSO’s Ron Skarpa »

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com If an alligator or snake shows up at a house, yard or public place, law enforcement…

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Fort Bend County names new Facilities and Planning Director »

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James D. Knight has been selected as Fort Bend County’s new Facilities Management and Planning Director, a position that has…

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Juvenile arrested »

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A juvenile was arrested for assaulting a family member, who suffered non-life threatening injuries at 3:05 a.m. on Aug. 25 in the 2000 block of Wingedfoot Drive in Missouri City. The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment.…

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Assault case »

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Missouri City police responded to a disturbance between neighbors at 7:03 p.m. on Aug. 25 in the 4200 block of Palmer Plantation. A preliminary investigation revealed that a weapon may have been displayed during the incident. There were no injuries and no arrests made, but…

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Robbery in Fresno »

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Two suspects robbed a couple just after midnight on Aug. 28 at Mustang Park in Fresno. The victim said he and his girlfriend were approached by two Hispanic males and one black male. They made a short exchange with the suspects and kept walking toward…

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Man sentenced to 10 years in Sugar Land burglary »

A jury convicted Tulio Fernando Correa-Zuniga of Burglary of a Habitation before sentencing him to 10 years in prison and a $4,000 fine on Thursday. The 35-year old Houston man was charged with breaking into a Sugar Land home in 2013 and stealing thousands of…

Aug 31 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Fraud case »

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The Fort Bend Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a case last Wednesday where residents received a disconcerting phone call. The resident said a caller claimed he was with the IRS office in Washington, D.C. and was  doing an audit The caller tried to extract personal…

Aug 28 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
Sports

Ridge Point, Elkins highlight opening week of football »

Ridge Point High running back Remus Butler, pictured during a scrimmage against Clements on Nov. 22, rushed for 220 yards and three touchdowns in a win over Clear Creek last Friday. (Photo by Michael Sudhalter)

The Oct. 16 football game between Ridge Point and Elkins is the most anticipated regular season game in Fort Bend County. The teams will kick…

Sep 2 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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By Christina Martinez Christina@theleadernews.com Whether it’s the little girl who lives across the street, or your co-worker who sits across the way from you, many of us know someone who has been diagnosed with an ailment…

Aug 29 2014 / Read More »
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Missouri City named sixth safest city in Texas

Missouri City was recently honored as one of the top 10 safest cities in Texas by real estate website Movoto. Compiling crime data from the top 100 most populous municipalities in Texas, Movoto used the FBI’s…

Aug 26 2014 / Read More »
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Stafford City Council will consider Legacy-related ordinance on Tuesday

By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com The city of Stafford will likely have the opportunity to replace the departing Texas Instruments headquarters with the new, The Legacy at Stafford mixed-use development. But there’s still plenty of work to…

Aug 19 2014 / Read More »
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Sheriff investigates indecent exposure suspect

Fort Bend County Crimes Stoppers, Inc. will pay a cash reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect who exposed himself early Tuesday morning in a Richmond-area subdivision. At about 7:50 a.m.…

Sep 2 2014 / Read More »
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Fort Bend Chamber to host luncheon with Mayor Scarcella

The Central Fort Bend Chamber in Rosenberg represents the area business community in the development of goals and programs that will bring about economic growth, constructive change, and improvement in the quality of life. The Nominating…

Aug 5 2014 / Read More »
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Drive-Thru ordinance could boost Meadows Place

By Karen Daniels For The Star When zoning first came to the City of Meadows Place in 1985, there was an ordinance that did not allow for commercial properties to have a drive-thru. “At the time,…

Aug 6 2014 / Read More »
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OPENING WEEKEND SCHEDULE

Thursday’s games Katy Seven Lakes at Travis  (Mercer), 6 p.m. Brazosport at Willowridge (Hall), 7 p.m. Austin at Klein Forest, 7 p.m. Friday’s games Dulles at North Forest, 7 p.m. East Bernard at Stafford, 7 p.m.…

Aug 28 2014 / Read More »
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Deadline for Wharton County Junior College presidential scholars extended

Wharton County Junior College students who have not yet signed up for the Presidential Scholars Program still have time. The deadline for applying to the special program has been extended to Monday, Sept. 15. Group members…

Aug 8 2014 / Read More »

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