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Bridgeport evicting Bluefish at end of season »

Franchise will likely relocate By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com When the Sugar Land Skeeters play the Bridgeport Bluefish Sept. 12-14 at Constellation Field, it will be for the last time. The…

Aug 16 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Where do you keep the blue milk? »

Luke Skywalker, a farm boy from Tatooine, makes inquiries at the H-E-B checkout stand in Kidtropolis Friday at the Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center. Skywalker and a Jedi Knight paid…

Aug 16 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Fort Bend wants to Clear the Shelters of homeless pets »

Fort Bend County Animal Services will once again participate in “Clear the Shelters” this August. It will join nearly 700 shelters across the country by teaming up with NBC-owned television…

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Fort Bend Junior Service League honors 2017 awards recipients »

Fort Bend Junior Service League (FBJSL) established a scholarship program in 2008 for local teens and women who desire to further their education. FBJSL awards up to four Volunteer Scholarships…

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Murphey a man with a message and song »

By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com Michael Martin Murphey is the real deal. Part musician, part rancher and part agriculturist, he is 100 percent cowboy and very passionate about his music and…

Aug 16 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Family Fun Festival and Fun Run is Aug. 26 »

Fort Bend ISD is partnering with Advocates of Healthy Minds for a Family Fun Festival and Fun Run. The event will take place at Constellation Field (1 Stadium Dr., Sugar…

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WCJC breaks ground on Richmond construction project »

Elected state, county and city officials recently gathered at Wharton County Junior College’s Richmond campus to formally break ground on a $1.75 million construction project. The groundbreaking ceremony drew a…

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News

Texas Senate moves forward on education funding plan »

By Richard Lee For the Fort Bend Star The Texas Senate approved its proposal for increasing education spending before a…

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Feedback sought on proposed property tax rate »

Sugar Land has public hearings on the proposed 2017 tax rate scheduled on Aug. 22 at 5:30 p.m. and Sept.…

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Sugar Land mayor meets with governor to preserve quality of life for residents »

Sugar Land Mayor Joe Zimmerman met with Gov. Greg Abbott last week as part of ongoing efforts to ensure the…

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Willowridge to begin year at Marshall High »

Compiled by Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com The students and staff of Willowridge High School will report to class Tuesday, Aug. 22,…

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Houston area to witness first solar eclipse in decades »

By Edwin Vega For the Fort Bend Star On Aug. 21, 2017, more than 300 million people in the United…

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Glen Campbell will always be Gentle on My Mind as the Rhinestone Cowboy »

“I’ve been walkin’ these streets so long, singing the same old song.” Those lyrics are the first words to one…

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Senate stands to oppose bigotry and hatred »

By Richard Lee For the Fort Bend Star Members of the Texas Senate spoke against racism and intolerance in the…

Aug 15 2017 / No Comment / Read More »
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Bridgeport evicting Bluefish at end of season »

Franchise will likely relocate By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com When the Sugar Land Skeeters play the Bridgeport Bluefish Sept. 12-14 at Constellation Field, it will be for the last time. The Bluefish, one of two remaining original teams in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, will…

Aug 16 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME »

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones makes a point during his speech in Canton, Ohio, earlier this month as he was inducted into the Professional Football Hall of Fame.     Dallas Cowboys receiver Brice Butler makes an acrobatic catch during the Hall of Fame game…

Aug 16 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

@FtBendAthletics: Bush volleyball stresses sisterhood »

By Bill McCaughey For the Fort Bend Star Bush volleyball coach and English department head Veronica Owens has communicated to her team, in very clear and precise terms, what they need to do to make the playoffs this year. “We have to play together as…

Aug 16 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Skeeters keep spinning roster roulette wheel »

By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com The wheel of roster roulette continues to spin for the Sugar Land Skeeters as the baseball team continues its struggles to get wins on the road. As of Sunday, the team has gone 5-5 in its last 10 games. A four-game…

Aug 9 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

@FtBendAthletics: Clements volleyball counting on defense »

By Bill McCaughey For the Fort Bend Star In his second year at Clements, volleyball coach Chris Simmons is expecting the Rangers to be competitive within District 20-6A. “Last year we just missed out on the playoffs and graduated 11 seniors from the program. Those…

Aug 9 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Rotating roster keeps Skeeters scrambling »

By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com It was fitting that the Sugar Land Skeeters gave away team card sets on Sunday, because with the revolving door on the roster it’s getting harder to tell the players without a card. Call-ups and injuries have caused manager Gary Gaetti…

Aug 2 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

@FtBendAthletics: Elkins’ Tomlin goes the extra mile »

By Bill McCaughey For the Fort Bend Star Sixteen years ago, the high cost of living in California drove June Tomlin, a recent Southwest Texas University graduate, to take a trainer job at Elkins High School, and Elkins has been better off ever since. Tomlin…

Aug 2 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

2017 FBISD high school football season tickets go on sale in August »

Season tickets for Austin, Bush, Clements, Dulles, Elkins, Hightower, Kempner, Marshall, Ridge Point, Travis and Willowridge high schools will be in the form of a pass for each seat this year. The pass must be retained by the purchaser for the season and will be…

Jul 26 2017 / No Comment / Read More »
School News

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…

Aug 16 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Hunting International hires Stafford College & Career graduate »

By Stafford MSD Communications Daniel Ponce is a Stafford College & Career Center success story. Ponce, a 19-year-old 2016 Stafford High School graduate, was one…

Aug 16 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Willowridge students, staff to begin school year at Marshall High »

Willowridge High School students and staff members will begin the 2017-18 school year at Marshall High School as cleanup efforts continue at the WHS campus.…

Aug 9 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Stafford volleyball team returns experienced players »

By Stafford MSD Communication The most important word for the 2017 Stafford High volleyball team is continuity. The Lady Spartans return six players, and Ivana Ellas…

Aug 9 2017 / No Comment / Read More »
Sugar Land

Bridgeport evicting Bluefish at end of season

Franchise will likely relocate By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com When the Sugar Land Skeeters play the Bridgeport Bluefish Sept. 12-14 at Constellation Field, it will be for the last time. The Bluefish, one of two remaining original…

Aug 16 2017 / Read More »
Missouri City

Willowridge students, staff to begin school year at Marshall High

Willowridge High School students and staff members will begin the 2017-18 school year at Marshall High School as cleanup efforts continue at the WHS campus. The school year begins on Aug. 22, and the Fort Bend…

Aug 9 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

Celebrating Freedom in Fulshear

Boston Marathon bombing survivor Rebekah Gregory of Houston, left, and country music artist and former “The Voice” finalist Mary Sarah of Richmond share a moment together on stage Sunday at the Fulshear Freedom Fest. Gregory was…

Jul 5 2017 / Read More »
Rosenberg

Rosenberg Railroad Museum celebrating 15 years with Garden Cocktail Party

Honorary gala chairs, Fort Bend County Commissioner Vincent and Regina Morales, will host the Rosenberg Railroad Museum’s 15th anniversary Garden Cocktail Party presented by Legacy Ford of Rosenberg. The event takes place on June 3 from…

May 31 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 volleyball stresses sisterhood

By Bill McCaughey For the Fort Bend Star Bush volleyball coach and English department head Veronica Owens has communicated to her team, in very clear and precise terms, what they need to do to make the…

Aug 16 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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