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Hurricane Lane now open in Missouri City »

Construction on Hurricane Lane, which began last June is now complete and the roadway was to open to all traffic on Tuesday, May 23, weather permitting. A new two-lane roadway…

May 24 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center’s first birthday »

Sugar Land Mayor Pro Tem Himesh Gandhi holds a proclamation in honor of Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center’s first birthday bash while surrounded by children and supporters at the party…

May 24 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Bush High School to host National Urban Professional Baseball League tryouts »

On June 14-15, Bush High School will welcome potential baseball recruits to the National Urban Professional Baseball League’s (NUPBL) Houston area tryouts. The NUPBL will launch four new Urban Baseball…

May 24 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Power of the Pur$e raises $14,000 for OakBend »

On April 6, the volunteers of OakBend Medical Center held their second Power of the Pur$e fundraiser to raise money to help with the renovation of the hospital’s Skilled Nursing…

May 24 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Thermo Fisher Scientific cleans contaminated city ditch »

Thermo Fisher has removed contamination from 13 properties and the City of Sugar Land’s ditch near Thermo Fisher’s facility at 1410 Gillingham Lane. Remediation and restoration of the City’s ditch…

May 24 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Sugar Land prepares for 9th annual Memorial Day Ceremony »

The city of Sugar Land will pay tribute to those who have shown bravery and honor while serving their country by hosting its 9th annual Memorial Day Ceremony. The event…

May 24 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Police targeting impaired driving during Memorial Day »

Sugar Land police will conduct a special drunk driving enforcement initiative from May 22 through June 4. The enforcement period includes the Memorial Day weekend and is funded by the…

May 24 2017 / No Comment / Read More »
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New mobile command center to keep Sugar Land safe »

Sugar Land City Council recently approved $319,799 for the purchase of a mobile command center. The vehicle’s custom design will…

May 24 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Runoff election set for Sugar Land’s District 4 seat »

By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com Just when you thought it was safe to get away from the polls, another election arises.…

May 24 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Winning over baseball fans one strike at a time »

I hated baseball. I really did. As a youngster growing up in rural Colorado, we did not have a major…

May 24 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Fitch, S&P affirm Sugar Land’s AAA bond rating »

A strong economy and very strong management were cited by Fitch Ratings and Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings when affirming…

May 24 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Senate, House reach budget deal »

By Richard Lee For the Fort Bend Star The Senate’s chief negotiator on the budget announced Saturday a deal had…

May 23 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Finance committee approves supplemental budget »

By Richard Lee For the Fort Bend Star The Senate Finance Committee on Thursday approved $1.7 billion in spending to…

May 19 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Senate approves ridesharing regulation bill »

By Richard Lee For the Fort Bend Star A bill that would set statewide standards for the operation of ridesharing…

May 18 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Disney and Marvel want your kids to cuss »

I took my family to see “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” last week and came away with the same…

May 17 2017 / No Comment / Read More »
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@FtBendAthletics: Rickett leads Travis over Katy and into regional semi-finals »

By Bill McCaughey For the Fort Bend Star Trailing 2-1 to Katy and with six outs remaining in the season for Travis High School, senior Ryan Rickett stepped up to the plate and blasted a double off the left-centerfield wall, waking up a silent dugout…

May 24 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Fort Bend ISD honors athletes earning scholarships   »

By Bill McCaughey  For The Fort Bend Star Fort Bend ISD honored 130 students who have earned athletic scholarships this year. The ceremony, held at Wheeler Fieldhouse last Friday, was hosted by Fort Bend Athletic Director Rodney Chant and the athletic directors of the 11…

May 17 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

State champions »

The Lady Eagles of Fort Bend Christian Academy beat the Dallas Christian School Chargers 6-2 in last week’s TAPPS Division II Softball Championship game. The FBCA Eagles have earned six state championship titles in the past 10 years – 2007, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2016 and…

May 17 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Real muscle power »

Houston Texans star J.J. Watt watches as actor Arnold Schwarzenegger addresses the crowd Saturday night at Minute Maid Park for the fifth annual J.J. Watt Charity Classic. Schwarzenegger was in Houston to give the commencement address at the University of Houston. Watt, who held his…

May 17 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Oladipo wins state discus »

By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star Hightower’s Gabe Oladipo continued his unbeaten streak this spring by winning the 6A state discus throw with a toss of 204 feet, 5 inches. Oladipo will compete in several international events this summer before enrolling at Texas…

May 17 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Astro-nomical start! »

Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve attempts a bunt May 10 against the Atlanta Braves. The Astros won the game 4-2 and as of Sunday night held the best record in the Majors with a 26-12 record. The next closest opponent to the Astros in…

May 17 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Ridge Point eliminated by Katy, 3-0 »

By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star Two wild pitches in the fifth inning were the difference between advancing and going home as the Katy Tigers beat the Ridge Point Panthers 3-0 in a region quarterfinal game last Thursday. Katy’s Amy Hitt led off…

May 17 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Skeeters take a beating, keep on leading »

By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com The contenders came calling and the Skeeters took a beating but at the end of a long home stand, Sugar Land remained atop the Freedom Division standings of the Atlantic League. The Skeeters just completed a 10-game home stand where they…

May 17 2017 / No Comment / Read More »
School News

Fort Bend ISD board members sworn in New officers elected »

The Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees canvassed and certified the unofficial results of the May 6 election during a special board meeting on May…

May 24 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Governor appoints Fort Bend ISD trustee to school safety board »

Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed Jason Burdine, vice president of the Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees, to the Texas School Safety Center Board for…

May 24 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Stafford teacher retiring after 38-year career »

Menchaca spent 34 years teaching in Stafford By SMSD Communications Norma Menchaca, the longest-serving teacher in Stafford Municipal School District, has seen a lot of…

May 24 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Former Stafford student now school resource officer »

By SMSD Communications Stafford Police Department Officer J. Perry is glad to serve the community where she grew up. Perry attended Stafford Municipal School District…

May 24 2017 / No Comment / Read More »
Sugar Land

Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center’s first birthday

Sugar Land Mayor Pro Tem Himesh Gandhi holds a proclamation in honor of Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center’s first birthday bash while surrounded by children and supporters at the party Saturday. In addition to celebrating its…

May 24 2017 / Read More »
Missouri City

Hurricane Lane now open in Missouri City

Construction on Hurricane Lane, which began last June is now complete and the roadway was to open to all traffic on Tuesday, May 23, weather permitting. A new two-lane roadway was constructed to extend Hurricane Lane…

May 24 2017 / Read More »
Stafford

Man sentenced to life for murder at Stafford store

Cristhian Cardozo, a father of two, was murdered Dec. 10, 2014, at the Stafford Walmart while trying to defend his family from attackers. A Fort Bend County jury sentenced the shooter, Jason Lara, to life in…

May 11 2017 / Read More »
Richmond

Richmond’s Freeman Town Park begins taking shape

The City of Richmond’s Freeman Town Park should soon see heavy construction beginning as the construction contract was awarded to South Pool and Spa at a recent Commission meeting. This new park, located near Burnet Street…

Apr 19 2017 / Read More »
Rosenberg

Danny Dietz Memorial Classic continues to grow

New, favorite activities to benefit Navy SEAL Foundation The 8th Annual U.S. Navy SEAL Danny Dietz Memorial Classic returns to the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds in Rosenberg on Memorial Day weekend. Each year this event has…

May 17 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: Rickett leads Travis over Katy and into regional semi-finals

By Bill McCaughey For the Fort Bend Star Trailing 2-1 to Katy and with six outs remaining in the season for Travis High School, senior Ryan Rickett stepped up to the plate and blasted a double…

May 24 2017 / Read More »
Colleges

TSTC cyber security students form campus’ first student club

Inspired by the most common computer error, the 404 Computer Club was formed making it the first official student club at Texas State Technical College in Fort Bend County. The 404 Computer Club was founded by…

Apr 19 2017 / Read More »

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