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Aid at your fingertips by calling 211 »

By Theresa D. McClellan For the Fort Bend Star Working in the food stamps program four years ago, Fonetta Jones knew how to refer clients searching for ways to feed…

May 17 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

PINK AT THE PARK »

Girl Scouts and the leaders participate in the pre-game parade Friday night at Constellation Field, as the Sugar Land Skeeters celebrated both Girl Scout Night and Pink in the Park…

May 17 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center welcomes its 100,000th visitor »

First birthday bash celebration on May 20  The Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center – a project of the Children’s Museum of Houston – recently announced that it has reached its…

May 17 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Comicpalooza proves that pop culture isn’t just for nerds »

Commentary by Edwin Vega For The Fort Bend Star Whether you’re a fan of Marvel Comics artist Arthur Suydam or actor Chuck Norris, Comicpalooza proves that pop culture isn’t just…

May 17 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

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…

May 17 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

UT students from Fort Bend biking to Alaska »

Students raising funds through 4,500-mile ride By Theresa D. McClellan For the Fort Bend Star What does it take to climb onto a bike knowing there are 70 days and…

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Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra teams up with choirs for season finale »

Final show of season is Sunday at Stafford Centre The Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra celebrates its 25th season this year with blockbuster performances and stellar guest artists. This is also…

May 17 2017 / No Comment / Read More »
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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 »

Bill would end high stakes testing for fifth and eighth grades »

By Richard Lee For the Fort Bend Star Students in the fifth and eighth grade would no longer have to…

May 16 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Property tax protest and appeal procedures »

The law gives property owners the right to protest actions concerning their property tax appraisals. You may follow these appeal…

May 16 2017 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Committee takes second look at texting ban »

By Richard Lee For the Fort Bend Star The Senate State Affairs committee on Monday took another look at a…

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Senate passes Sandra Bland Act »

By Richard Lee For the Fort Bend Star The Senate gave unanimous approval to a measure Thursday intended to improve…

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Free health screenings, fun and food at grand opening of UT Physicians-Rosenberg May 13 »

UT Physicians is offering an inside look at its new Rosenberg multispecialty clinic during a grand opening celebration filled with…

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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 »

Astros are first AL team to reach 20 wins, Keuchel Pitcher of Month »

By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star Last week the Houston Astros became the first team in the American League to reach the 20-win level as they finished the week 21-11 for the season. The Astros will host the Braves in a two-game series…

May 10 2017 / No Comment / Read More »
School News

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…

May 17 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

FBISD wins H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards »

Fort Bend ISD was well represented Sunday night in Austin when the H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards were presented. The Fort Bend ISD Board of…

May 10 2017 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Stafford MSD’s Samuel sets sights on cardiology »

By Stafford MSD Communications Academic achievement has defined much of Maraki Samuel’s story over the past four years. While the Stafford High senior is proud…

May 10 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Students, teachers at FBISD’s EDGE campuses benefit from George Foundation grant »

Students at Fort Bend ISD’s two EDGE campuses are benefiting from an innovative instructional model, made possible in part to a $153,000 grant from the…

May 3 2017 / No Comment / Read More »
Sugar Land

Plaza dedication

Sugar Land City Councilmember Bridget Yeung, left, and Mayor Joe Zimmerman release butterflies Monday during the ribbon cutting dedication of the city’s new plaza on the north side of the Smart Financial Centre. “This is going…

May 3 2017 / Read More »
Missouri City

Free Comic Book Day

Comic book fans line up to collect comic books Saturday at Bedrock City Comic Company in Missouri City for Free Comic Book Day. The annual event celebrated at comic book stores across the country provides free,…

May 10 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

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…

May 17 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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