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Fort Bend County Sheriff’s office to partner with Nextdoor »

The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office has announced a partnership with Nextdoor (www.nextdoor.com), the free and private social network for neighborhoods, to build safer communities with help of residents. This…

Oct 18 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Steve Madden and Shoe Palace open at Katy Mills this fall »

Katy Mills, the largest outlet and value retail shopping destination in South Texas, welcomed Steve Madden and Shoe Palace to its impressive retail line-up this fall, just in time for…

Oct 16 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Exhibitors at Imperial Farmers Market take different roads to re-invent careers »

While most exhibitors at the Farmers Market at Imperial Sugar Land have been close to farming all their lives, for others the year-round, open-air market has helped re-invent their careers,…

Oct 14 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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City of Stafford strongly disagrees with suspect’s lawsuit »

Jay Mazoch has filed a federal lawsuit in Houston, alleging that the Stafford Police Department and one of its officers used excessive force in October 2012. The city issued a…

Oct 14 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Medicare expert Toni King to host seminar »

What started out as a way to help unravel the maze of Medicare has turned into a mission for native Houstonian Toni King. The “Medicare rules are changing all the…

Oct 11 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
News

Stafford Centre celebrates 10 great years in the community »

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The Stafford Centre officially opened it’s doors in 2004 and this year marks its anniversary celebrating 10 great years in…

Oct 17 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Sugar Land Imperials become part of the community »

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Why would anyone travel from the town of North Pole to Sugar Land months before Christmas?…

Oct 16 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Commentary: The importance of the FBISD Bond Election »

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com When I was a freshman in college, I took a required course in Calculus and learned…

Oct 16 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Fort Bend County studies possibility of localized medical examiner office »

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By Christina Martinez Christina@theleadernews.com From the 2013 U.S. Census Bureau, Fort Bend County is listed with a population just over…

Oct 15 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Former NFL player opens Missouri City Snap Fitness »

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Working out isn’t a one-size fits all, and Snap Fitness, 7746 Hwy. 6 in Missouri City,…

Oct 15 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Pet of the Week 10/15/14 »

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Meet Mirabelle. In French, Mirabelle means, “of incredible beauty” and this Mirabelle is as beautiful as they come! A 1…

Oct 14 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Civil Servant of the Week: Arcola Mayor Maryetta Anderson »

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Maryetta Anderson could have enjoyed her retirement years and relaxed after 30 years of working as…

Oct 14 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Missouri City man arrested for evading arrest in Sugar Land »

Sugar Land police arrested Missouri City resident George Calvin Williams at 3:57 a.m. Oct. 12 in the 2300 block of Long Reach Drive, charging the 33-year-old with evasion and resisting arrest. An SPD officer tried to stop a speeding vehicle in the 3000 block of…

Oct 14 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Fort Bend Sheriff issues scam alert »

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The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office is issuing a scam alert concerning suspects posing as law enforcement officers or IRS agents. Numerous calls have been made to Fort Bend County residents where the suspect impersonating a law enforcement officer or IRS agent tells the victim…

Oct 13 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Sugar Land PD investigates robbery »

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Sugar Land Police are investigating a robbery that began on Kensington Drive and continued to Hwy. 6. A man said he was sitting in his car at Blaunsch, 16305 Kensington Dr., waiting for a friend when a silver Buick with dark tinted windows blocked his…

Oct 9 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Louisiana men arrested for pharmacy fraud in Missouri City »

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On October 1, 2014, a Missouri City Police detective observed several suspicious subjects at 2450 FM 1092 at the Quail Valley Pharmacy in a black suburban with a Louisiana license plate. During the investigation it was learned the same vehicle has traveled to Texas every…

Oct 8 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Fort Bend Crimestoppers offer $5,000 reward in Greatwood burglary case »

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Fort Bend County Crimes Stoppers, Inc. will pay up to a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects involved in Burglary of a Habitation in the Greatwood subdivision in the Sugar Land area. At 5:57 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18,…

Sep 30 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
Sports

Football Notebook: Elkins-Ridge Point showdown highlights upcoming slate »

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Elkins and Ridge Point high schools are separated by 6.3 miles of Sienna Parkways, and the 5A-23 football rivals are identical…

Oct 14 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Exhibitors at Imperial Farmers Market take different roads to re-invent careers

While most exhibitors at the Farmers Market at Imperial Sugar Land have been close to farming all their lives, for others the year-round, open-air market has helped re-invent their careers, luring them away from boardrooms, classrooms…

Oct 14 2014 / Read More »
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Children’s Author Gary Soto to speak at Missouri City Branch Library

Poet and author of numerous books for adults and children Gary Soto will read from and sign copies of a selection of his books at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Missouri City Branch Library on at 7…

Oct 2 2014 / Read More »
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City of Stafford strongly disagrees with suspect’s lawsuit

Jay Mazoch has filed a federal lawsuit in Houston, alleging that the Stafford Police Department and one of its officers used excessive force in October 2012. The city issued a statement, strongly disagreeing with the lawsuit…

Oct 14 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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Smith to bring himself & Dibbles Jr. to Fort Bend County Fair

By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Granger Smith built his career as a popular country music in Texas as a poignant, thoughtful singer-songwriter. His alter-ego, Earl Dibbles Jr., is a wild country boy who has a penchant for…

Sep 25 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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Football Notebook: Elkins-Ridge Point showdown highlights upcoming slate

By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Elkins and Ridge Point high schools are separated by 6.3 miles of Sienna Parkways, and the 5A-23 football rivals are identical in the standings – 6-0 overall, 2-0 in district. The much-awaited…

Oct 14 2014 / Read More »
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WCJC receives National Recognition

Wharton County Junior College has received the annual merit award from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) for achieving a 100% pass rate on the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) examination for the…

Oct 10 2014 / Read More »

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