City News

Missouri City police confront man filming police station »

By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com Missouri City Police Sgt. Phillip Englishbee has become a YouTube sensation, but not in a flattering way. Englishbee and Officer Lewis Jefferson were captured on video…

Feb 22 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Keeping good employees a challenge for local hospitals »

By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com In order to provide the best healthcare services possible, hospitals must employ the best healthcare providers possible. That is an increasingly difficult task according to Fort…

Feb 22 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Hometown hero part of Oscar buzz »

By Donna Hill For The Fort Bend Star It’s not your everyday Hollywood story. Oge Egbuonu of Sugar Land worked on a film as an associate producer, and will be…

Feb 22 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Police accepting applications for teen academy program »

Sugar Land Police Department Teen Academy applications will be accepted through March 6. The Teen Academy is a new program intended to engage students in a variety of topics designed…

Feb 22 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Railroad crossing at University Boulevard open for traffic »

A new railroad crossing at University Boulevard and U.S. Highway 90A opened recently. Quiet-zone technology has been installed at the new crossing; however, train horns may sound as conductors become…

Feb 22 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Brazos Cultural Heritage Festival is March 4 in Richmond »

On Saturday, March 4, the Fort Bend Museum will present its inaugural Brazos Cultural Heritage Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Decker Park in Richmond. The festival is…

Feb 22 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Love lingers at vow renewal ceremony »

Seniors give tips to keeping marriage fresh By Donna Hill For The Fort Bend Star A special vow renewal ceremony was celebrated on Valentine’s Day at Watercrest at Sugar Land,…

Feb 22 2017 / No Comment / Read More »
News

Senate committee considers bills targeting teacher sexual misconduct »

By Richard Lee For the Fort Bend Star The Senate Education Committee on Thursday heard two bills aimed at getting…

Feb 24 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Senate committee approves bill ending tuition set-aside mandate »

By Richard Lee For the Fort Bend Star The Senate Higher Education Committee voted Wednesday in favor of a bill…

Feb 23 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Hospital leaders discuss impacts of Obamacare in Fort Bend County »

By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com Leaders of the four largest hospital systems in Fort Bend County discussed various issues and challenges…

Feb 22 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Tornado hits Stafford, Missouri City damaged by winds »

By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com A brief but fierce storm blew through the region Valentine’s Day morning around 8:45 a.m., including…

Feb 22 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

A friendly nudge led me to the Grand Master of Adventure and a lifetime of reading »

When I was a boy of about 12-13 years old growing up in the village of Niwot, Colo., my town…

Feb 22 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Senate committee hears abortion regulation bills »

By Richard Lee For the Fort Bend Star Three bills aiming to restrict certain practices related to abortions came before…

Feb 22 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Senate committee hears abortion regulation bills »

By Richard Lee For the Fort Bend Star Three bills aiming to restrict certain practices related to abortions came before…

Feb 16 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Equipment and training protect law enforcement from active shooter situations »

By S. Barot For the Fort Bend Star Following several national cases of firearm-related attacks on law enforcement, the Sugar…

Feb 15 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Fathers must rise up to the challenge of being a dad »

Who are these kids and why are they calling me Dad? There are four of them and I can’t seem…

Feb 15 2017 / No Comment / Read More »
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Sliding into third »

Wharton County Junior College player Charles Robinson of Sugar Land slides headfirst into third base during the Pioneers’ game against Angelina on Saturday, Feb. 18. Despite a solid performance, the Pioneers fell short, losing 9-12. WCJC is currently 5-6 on the season and will open…

Feb 22 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

@FtBend Athletics: FBISD swimmers score points at state »

By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star Kempner High School scored the most points of the Fort Bend ISD swimming teams at the state swimming and diving championships last weekend in Austin. Brittany Bui was responsible for all 10 of their points as she…

Feb 22 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Fort Bend ISD swimmers headed to UIL State Swimming and Diving Championships »

Several Fort Bend ISD high school swimmers are heading to state after competing in the 5A and 6A UIL Region swim meets held at Lamar CISD Natatorium and Fort Bend’s Don Cook Natatorium recently. The qualifying students are now heading to Austin Feb. 17-18 to…

Feb 15 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

@FtBendAthletics: FBISD names Rodney Chant athletic director »

By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star In December, the Fort Bend ISD hired Rodney Chant as its new athletic director, succeeding Keith Kilgore, who had been interim athletic director. Chant took over on Feb. 1. He earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education…

Feb 15 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Cousins erupts again as Flutie beats him in charity flag football game »

By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star In front of a standing room only crowd at Katy’s Rhodes Stadium, 54-year old Doug Flutie led his team to a second consecutive victory over Kirk Cousins, starting quarterback for the Washington Redskins, in a celebrity touch…

Feb 8 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Fort Bend ISD celebrates national signing day »

By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star Last week, Fort Bend ISD honored 53 of its senior football players who have signed commitment letters to play college football with a program at Wheeler Fieldhouse. Acting Athletic Director Keith Kilgore moderated the program on his…

Feb 8 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Stafford has a record 10 seniors set to play college football »

Eight Stafford High seniors signed with their respective colleges and universities on Wednesday morning (National Signing Day), joining two of their classmates who graduated from high school a semester early. This is the highest number of college football signees in the 30-year history of Stafford…

Feb 8 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

@FtBendAthletics: Bush quicker than Travis in 67-50 victory »

By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star In the heavyweight rematch of Bush and Travis, Bush led from the start and cruised to a 67-50 win. Remy Minor led the Broncos with 16 points, including four 3-pointers. Peter Byrd had 14 points and Bryson…

Feb 7 2017 / No Comment / Read More »
School News

Stafford High candy maker overcomes disability to become successful business owner »

By Donna Hill For The Fort Bend Star Madison Gage loves chocolate, and she wants her customers to enjoy what she loves. Gage, who will…

Feb 7 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Thirty Fort Bend ISD students selected as 2017 Texas All-State Musicians »

All-State is the highest honor a Texas music student can receive in band, choir and orchestra Thirty Fort Bend ISD student musicians will perform with…

Jan 25 2017 / Comments Off on Thirty Fort Bend ISD students selected as 2017 Texas All-State Musicians / Read More »

KP George announces re-election bid for FBISD »

KP George has announced re-election bid for Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees, Position 5. During George’s term, the FBISD Board of Trustees launched and/or…

Jan 25 2017 / Comments Off on KP George announces re-election bid for FBISD / Read More »

School Briefs »

Holocaust survivor to speak at Clements High School Holocaust survivor Ruth Steinfeld will stop by Clements High School on Thursday, Jan. 26, to speak to…

Jan 25 2017 / Comments Off on School Briefs / Read More »
Sugar Land

Hometown hero part of Oscar buzz

By Donna Hill For The Fort Bend Star It’s not your everyday Hollywood story. Oge Egbuonu of Sugar Land worked on a film as an associate producer, and will be at the Academy Awards ceremony on…

Feb 22 2017 / Read More »
Missouri City

Missouri City police confront man filming police station

By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com Missouri City Police Sgt. Phillip Englishbee has become a YouTube sensation, but not in a flattering way. Englishbee and Officer Lewis Jefferson were captured on video Feb. 15 by an unnamed Houston…

Feb 22 2017 / Read More »
Stafford

Stafford Centre holiday lighting ceremony to feature first solar tree

The City of Stafford will add an environmental twist to its annual holiday festivities as the city marks the installation of the first solar tree of its kind in the nation. Stafford City Council members unanimously…

Dec 7 2016 / Read More »
Richmond

Brazos Cultural Heritage Festival is March 4 in Richmond

On Saturday, March 4, the Fort Bend Museum will present its inaugural Brazos Cultural Heritage Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Decker Park in Richmond. The festival is a new outreach event created to…

Feb 22 2017 / Read More »
Rosenberg

TSTC opens new Rosenberg campus

Texas State Technical College in Fort Bend County celebrated the opening of its new campus with a ribbon cutting and grand opening that included a surprise that will pay off big for students’ futures. Master of…

Oct 12 2016 / 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

Sliding into third

Wharton County Junior College player Charles Robinson of Sugar Land slides headfirst into third base during the Pioneers’ game against Angelina on Saturday, Feb. 18. Despite a solid performance, the Pioneers fell short, losing 9-12. WCJC…

Feb 22 2017 / Read More »
Colleges

Fort Bend Aggie Moms’ Club scholarship application is now open

Every year, the Fort Bend Aggie Moms’ Club raises funds throughout the year to award scholarships to deserving students attending Texas A&M University – College Station, Galveston or Blinn TEAM. The scholarship program seeks to recognize…

Dec 28 2016 / Read More »

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