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Sugar Land Home and Garden Show coming to Stafford Centre »

By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com As people take down their holiday decorations and make plans for the coming year, thoughts may turn to home improvement or perhaps some landscaping projects. If…

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Smart Financial Centre opens doors to the public »

By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com Approximately 7,000 people took a free peek behind the scenes Saturday at Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, the city’s new $84 million performing arts venue.…

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Ruben Davis Drive ribbon cutting ceremony »

On Saturday, Jan. 7, Missouri City staff, councilmembers, stakeholders and residents joined Houston-area elected officials for a ribbon cutting ceremony for Ruben Davis Drive. The day’s ceremony included a salute…

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Traveling nightclub Club Nomadic brings super talent to super week »

By Donna Hill For The Fort Bend Star Club Nomadic is in town putting together a few parties for Super Week, leading up to Super Bowl LI. It’s only a…

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SUGAR LAND RINGS IN THE NEW YEAR »

Approximately 20,000 people jammed into Sugar Land Town Square Saturday night for the city’s annual New Year’s Eve celebration. Street performers, musical groups, 3-D projections and other entertainers engaged the…

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This aerial photograph take in 1956 is of Sugar Land when it was still a company town owned by Imperial Sugar. The picture was taken from the south/southwest. This picture, along will other large pictures and drawings, will be a part of an upcoming preservation project.

Sugar Land Heritage Foundation plans permanent museum »

The Sugar Land Heritage Foundation (SLHF) is taking several steps in preparation for opening a new museum in second to third quarter of 2017. The most visible step was the…

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Patrick, West unveil plan to protect police »

By Richard Lee Special to the Fort Bend Star Police officers at all level of government would be given access…

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Sunset commission wraps up interim work »

The Sunset Advisory Commission of Texas held its final meeting of the 84th Interim Session on Wednesday, approving a number…

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Texas Senate opens 85th session »

The Legislature of the State of Texas was called to order in both houses on Tuesday, kicking off a fresh…

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Incumbents file for city council, school board »

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Complied by Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com Several incumbents have field for re-election to the Sugar Land City Council and the Fort…

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Sugar Land to address 2016 accomplishments, vision for the future »

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Sugar Land will partner with the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce to present a State of the City Address focusing…

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Schools, districts given letter grades »

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By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com As a preemptive strike before Friday’s release of the “work in progress” A-F letter grade accountability…

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Bellaire mobility project ribbon cutting »

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Fort Bend County officials gathered for the Bellaire Mobility Project Ribbon-Cutting ceremony on Dec. 19. The ribbon cutting marks the…

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Texans shut down Raiders 27-14 in Wild Card game »

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By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star Houston’s top ranked defense played to expectations and quarterback Brock Osweiler exceeded expectations as the Texans beat the Oakland Raiders 27-14, and advanced to the second round of the NFL playoffs. All-Pro Jadeveon Clowney sent the Raiders…

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SMSD SPORTS »

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STAFFORD BASKETBALL Stafford High senior Zaquan Brooks scored two of his team-high 15 points on this second half dunk as the Spartans defeated La Marque 48-39 on Friday night. The Spartans used a 15-0 third quarter to break a 24-24 halftime tie.      …

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@FtBendAthletics: Bush comes back to beat Travis »

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By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star The Austin (1-0), Bush (2-0) and Hightower (2-0) boys basketball teams lead District 20-6A as district play gets started. Bush 66, Travis 63 Friday night, in the first of two showdowns this season, Bush overcame a 35-25…

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Super Bowl Opening Night at Minute Maid Park »

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The NFL will kick off Super Bowl LI festivities in Houston by hosting the participating teams and fans in primetime at Super Bowl Opening Night on Monday, Jan. 30, at Minute Maid Park. Fans may purchase tickets at Ticketmaster.com. Super Bowl Opening Night, which debuted…

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Texas Sports Hall of Fame announces its 2017 inductees »

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The Texas Sports Hall of Fame announced the induction of eight new members into its 2017 Hall of Fame class. Presented by Texas Farm Bureau Insurance, the inductees include former Houston Cougars NCAA women’s volleyball player Rita Buck-Crockett, former Texas A&M and Los Angeles Rams…

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Kansas State bowls over Texas A&M 33-28 »

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By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star Before 68,412 fans, the fourth largest crowd in Texas Bowl history, the Kansas State Wildcats (9-4) held off a fourth quarter rally to beat the Texas A&M Aggies, 33-28. The Aggies had a chance to win the…

Dec 29 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Stafford girls basketball sets playoff goal »

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By Stafford SMD COMMUNICATIONS Speed and athleticism should make the Stafford High girls basketball team competitive this season, said Lady Spartans second-year head coach Miyoshi Oliver. Stafford returns two starters from last season’s team – junior point guard Corri Butler and sophomore forward Chaunta Thomas, who…

Dec 28 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Branding the Bull: Texans mascot TORO more than a fuzzy cheerleader »

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By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com Andrew Johnson wants to brand a bull. Specifically, he wants to brand TORO, the Houston Texans mascot. He doesn’t want to use a hot, metal stick to engrave an image of ownership on TORO’s rump. He wants to brand him as…

Dec 28 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
School News

Schools, districts given letter grades »

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By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com As a preemptive strike before Friday’s release of the “work in progress” A-F letter grade accountability report from the Texas Education…

Jan 11 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Fort Bend Junior Service League accepting scholarship applications »

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The Fort Bend Junior Service League (FBJSL) is offering two scholarship programs to assist women in Fort Bend County who desire to further their education.…

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FBISD names new campus, district leaders »

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During the Dec. 12 regular board meeting, the Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees named new leaders. Rodney Chant is the new director of athletics;…

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Girl Scout gets her Gold Award »

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Ambassador Girl Scout Gustaline Samba of New Territory earned her Gold Award.

Ambassador Girl Scout Gustaline Samba of New Territory (Brazos Valley Community – Troop 28103) completed her Girl Scout Gold Award – the highest achievement a…

Dec 28 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
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This aerial photograph take in 1956 is of Sugar Land when it was still a company town owned by Imperial Sugar. The picture was taken from the south/southwest. This picture, along will other large pictures and drawings, will be a part of an upcoming preservation project.

Sugar Land Heritage Foundation plans permanent museum

The Sugar Land Heritage Foundation (SLHF) is taking several steps in preparation for opening a new museum in second to third quarter of 2017. The most visible step was the closing of its interim museum at…

Jan 4 2017 / Read More »
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Ruben Davis Drive ribbon cutting ceremony

On Saturday, Jan. 7, Missouri City staff, councilmembers, stakeholders and residents joined Houston-area elected officials for a ribbon cutting ceremony for Ruben Davis Drive. The day’s ceremony included a salute to the former Fort Bend County…

Jan 11 2017 / Read More »
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City of Stafford solar tree at the Stafford Performing Arts Theatre and Convention Centre.

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 Fort Bend County Emergency Management Coordinator Jeff Braun, right, and Mgr. Chad Norwell of the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office discuss the flooding of the Brazos River during a press conference Wednesday afternoon. (Photo by Joe Southern)

Officials say worst of flooding still to come

By Joe Southern Hold onto your hip waders, if you think the flooding from the Brazos River is bad now, just wait; the worst is yet to come. Emergency management officials in Fort Bend County held…

Jun 2 2016 / Read More »
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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 »
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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 »
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@FtBendAthletics: Bush comes back to beat Travis

By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star The Austin (1-0), Bush (2-0) and Hightower (2-0) boys basketball teams lead District 20-6A as district play gets started. Bush 66, Travis 63 Friday night, in the first…

Jan 11 2017 / Read More »
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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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