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Sugar Land council to consider slashing budget »

The Sugar Land City Council will meet Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. to consider recommended reductions of $1.58 million to the fiscal year 2018 budget that will eliminate festivals and two…

Oct 17 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

CALF SCRAMBLE »

A calf scramble participant struggles to keep a grip on the tail of a calf Saturday night during the rodeo at the Fort Bend County Fair. The fair completed its…

Oct 11 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Four ways to get better sleep at night »

Few things feel as good as a restful night’s sleep. The restorative power of sleep can help you feel refreshed and ready for the day. But, if you find yourself…

Oct 11 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Fort Bend County Fair Queen named »

Marissa Salazar, a senior at Austin High School, was crowned the 2017 Fort Bend County Fair Queen. She was among 11 young ladies who competed for the crown, scholarships, and…

Oct 4 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Texas Renaissance Festival kicks off 43rd anniversary with brand new themed weekend »

Huzzah! Fall is here and with it comes the enchantment of the Texas Renaissance Festival, the nation’s largest and most acclaimed Renaissance theme park, bringing the magic of the 16th…

Oct 4 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

The George Foundation helps those with autism affected by Harvey »

They say, “Every storm has a silver lining” and in Fort Bend County, that was and is true. In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, neighborly support and fellowship are thriving…

Oct 4 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Draft land use plan reflects four years of public input »

A citizen-led Land Use Advisory Committee (LUAC) has scheduled a public open house on Oct. 11, at 6 p.m., at Sugar Land City Hall, 2700 Town Center Blvd. North, to…

Oct 4 2017 / No Comment / Read More »
News

Sugar Land native commanding Air Force Thunderbirds »

Heard graduated from Kempner in 1993 By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com When Jason Heard graduated from Kempner High School in 1993,…

Oct 20 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Website updates temporarily delayed »

Dear Fort Bend Star readers, As some of you may have noticed, our website has not been updated yet. This…

Oct 19 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Sugar Land council to consider slashing budget »

The Sugar Land City Council will meet Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. to consider recommended reductions of $1.58 million to the…

Oct 17 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Space Day program looks at past, future of commercial space »

By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com The world marked a significant milestone Oct. 4 that few people seemed to notice. Ken Zurek…

Oct 11 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Senior Expo a go! »

Third annual event is Wednesday at Stafford Centre By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com Today’s the day! The Third Annual Senior Expo…

Oct 11 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Sugar Land couple witnessed Las Vegas shooting »

Sweetlands had just arrived for conference there By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com Sugar Land residents Brian and Tracey Sweetland found themselves…

Oct 11 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

‘Chicken Soup’ author back with book on managing success »

Do you remember Jack Canfield, the author of the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” books? He’s back, and this time…

Oct 11 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Girl raises $3,500 at lemonade stand to help Harvey pets »

Contributions can be made at GoFundMe page By Donna Hill For the Fort Bend Star When the rains came, 9-year-old…

Oct 4 2017 / No Comment / Read More »
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EARNING HISTORY »

Carlos Correa, left, and Jose Altuve celebrate a score Friday as the Houston Astros beat the Boston Red Sox 8-2 in Game 2 of the American League Division Series. The Astros beat the Red Sox 8-2 in Game 1, both held at Minute Maid Park,…

Oct 11 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Texans lose Watt, Mercilus and game to Chiefs, 42-36 »

By Bill McCaughey For the Fort Bend Star With 11:03 to go in the first quarter, the Texans suffered a major blow to defending their AFC South championship when outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus suffered a torn pectoral muscle. Four minutes later, they may have taken…

Oct 11 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

@FtBendAthletics: Marshall races past Willowridge »

By Bill McCaughey For the Fort Bend Star Willowridge played Marshall even-up for a quarter, but no one beats Marshall in a track meet, and the Buffalos raced to a 77-20 victory last Thursday at Hall Stadium. Willowridge scored on their opening play from scrimmage,…

Oct 11 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Stafford falls to West Columbia, prepares for Needville »

After a 20-7 loss to West Columbia, Stafford will go on the road for just the second time this season to play Needville. Stafford (2-3, 1-1) is 1-0 on the road this season and has won four of its past five road games. Stafford and…

Oct 11 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Gaetti’s gone: Skeeters manager steps down after six seasons »

The Sugar Land Skeeters announced last week that Gary Gaetti is stepping down as manager with the expiration of his contract. Gaetti, the only manager in franchise history, was hired as the club’s inaugural skipper in 2011 and managed the club for six seasons (2012-2016).…

Oct 4 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Houston Astros: Standing tall »

Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is leading his team into postseason play. The shortest player in the Majors (5-foot-6) completed his fourth consecutive 200-hit season and third American League batting title as he led the Astros to a 101-61 record and the AL West…

Oct 4 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Texans dominate Titans 57-14 »

By Bill McCaughey For the Fort Bend Star Rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson had a career day in just his fourth NFL game, completing 25 of 34 passes for 283 yards and four passing and one running touchdowns, as the Texans dominated the Tennessee Titans 57-14…

Oct 4 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

@FtBendAthletics: Bush crushes Dulles 37-7 »

By Bill McCaughey For the Fort Bend Star Bush scored 17 points in the second quarter and went on to beat Dulles 37-7 last Friday at Mercer Stadium. Quarterback Wade Freeman started the scoring on a 34-yard scramble for a touchdown with 7:36 to go…

Oct 4 2017 / No Comment / Read More »
School News

LCISD hosting bond meetings »

Lamar CISD will hold a series of public meetings to provide information regarding Lamar CISD’s 2017 bond. In addition to a presentation, there will be…

Oct 4 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

63 FBISD students named 2018 National Merit Scholarship semifinalists »

Fort Bend ISD announced that 63 seniors are semifinalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program, sponsored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). The…

Oct 4 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

SMSD to dedicate historical marker »

By Stafford MSD Communications Stafford Municipal School District has the most unique history of any school district in Texas. From 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct.…

Oct 4 2017 / No Comment / Read More »
Sugar Land

Sugar Land council to consider slashing budget

The Sugar Land City Council will meet Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. to consider recommended reductions of $1.58 million to the fiscal year 2018 budget that will eliminate festivals and two full-time positions among other major cuts.…

Oct 17 2017 / Read More »
Missouri City

Missouri City Police Officers Association Annual Golf Tournament re-scheduled

The Missouri City Police Officers Association Annual Golf Tournament has been re-scheduled for Friday, Oct. 27, at the Quail Valley City Centre and Golf Course. Participants, please check the new date with your team to ensure…

Sep 27 2017 / Read More »
Stafford

Mission4Mike nonprofit hosts coed softball tournament

July 4 Softball Classic is all day July 1 at Houston Sportsplex Last April, the Stafford Municipal School District lost 26-year old coach and bilingual teacher Michael Mesa from a heart attack as baseball season ended.…

Jun 28 2017 / Read More »
Richmond

Taking the mystery out of diabetes

A Diabetes Conference will be presented by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Fort Bend County, at the Mamie George Community Center, Oak Bend Medical Center and Access Health. The conference will be held Tuesday, Oct. 24,…

Oct 4 2017 / Read More »
Rosenberg

OakBend evacuating Williams Way hospital

(UPDATE: OakBend Medical Center is re-opening its Williams Way facility, located at 22003 Southwest Freeway in Richmond. The hospital will have limited services available, including labor and delivery and emergency services. OakBend Medical Center continues to…

Aug 28 2017 / Read More »
Meadows Place

Meadows Place Fishing Derby was a succcess

The Sun had barely come up over the houses as the rest of the fishermen and their parents made their way to the Lake at McGrath Park for the 4th Annual Kid Fish Derby.  The extra-warm…

Sep 3 2015 / Read More »
Fort Bend ISD

@FtBendAthletics: Bush crushes Dulles 37-7

By Bill McCaughey For the Fort Bend Star Bush scored 17 points in the second quarter and went on to beat Dulles 37-7 last Friday at Mercer Stadium. Quarterback Wade Freeman started the scoring on a…

Oct 4 2017 / Read More »
Colleges

TSTC welcomes new instructor, program

With more than 35 years of experience in his field, Dr. David Johnson comes to Texas State Technical College as the new Environmental Technology-Compliance Specialization instructor. The U.S. Marine Corps veteran got his start at TSTC…

Aug 16 2017 / Read More »

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