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Sugar Land Sharks finish Division 1 season 4-1 »

Sugar Land’s first summer swim team has finished its 2017 season 4-1. The Sugar Land Sharks Swim Team has a long and rich history of serving the recreational needs of…

Jul 19 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Mary Sarah named Fort Bend County Fair Parade grand marshal »

The darling of Nashville, Mary Sarah, will be the 2017 grand marshal of the Fort Bend County Fair Parade on Friday, Sept. 29. A powerful voice that has a distinct…

Jul 19 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Fort Bend Cares grants over $194,000 to area nonprofits »

Fort Bend Cares supporters celebrated the awarding of grants to 31 nonprofits committed to improving the lives of disadvantaged children in Fort Bend County on Thursday, June 8, at Safari…

Jul 19 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Sugar Land Rotary installs new officers »

Jim Munnell is the club’s new president On June 21, Sugar Land Rotary installed a new slate of officers for 2017-18 that includes Jim Munnell, president; Margie Connelly, president-elect; Rebecca…

Jul 19 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Emery to seek re-election to Missouri City Council »

Floyd Emery, first elected to the Missouri City Council in 2011 will seek re-election in the November 2017 General Election. He represents Missouri City District D, which includes Quail Valley,…

Jul 19 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Missouri City Branch Library closing a year for renovations »

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Missouri City Branch Library, located at 1530 Texas Parkway, will close for renovations beginning Monday, July 31. The library will remain closed for approximately 10 to…

Jul 12 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Finding faith in heartbreak »

Ross family has two children with life-threatening ailments By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com Late last summer Andrew Ross began experiencing stomachaches. At first his parents, David and Kristi Ross, didn’t pay…

Jul 12 2017 / No Comment / Read More »
News

Senate committees begin hearings on expanded call »

By Richard Lee For the Fort Bend Star Three Texas Senate committees on Friday held hearings on bills added to…

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Hair stylist makes dreams come true for clients suffering from hair loss »

Christal Mercier thrives on making the impossible possible By Donna Hill For the Fort Bend Star She has a special…

Jul 19 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Houston senator reaches out to Fort Bend constituents »

By Edwin Vega For the Fort Bend Star State Sen. Borris L. Miles recently opened a district office in Missouri…

Jul 19 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Kolkhorst reflects on 85th Legislature for Fort Bend County; looks forward to special session »

With the 85th Texas Legislature now complete and a special session on the horizon, Senator Lois Kolkhorst praised the state’s…

Jul 19 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Reynolds gives report on Legislature, preview of special session »

By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com State Rep. Ron Reynolds presented his “good, bad and ugly” review of the 85th Texas Legislature…

Jul 19 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Personal responsibility must be at the forefront of healthcare debate »

Is healthcare a basic human right? Do we even know what healthcare is? Seriously, there are people engaged in very…

Jul 19 2017 / 2 Comments / Read More »

LCISD’s Randle named Region 4 Superintendent of the Year for 2nd time »

Randle won award in 2001, now competes for state honors Lamar Consolidated ISD Superintendent Dr. Thomas Randle is the 2017…

Jul 12 2017 / No Comment / Read More »
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ASTROS GET PAIR FROM TWINS »

George Springer slides safely into home Friday night as the Houston Astros poured out 10 runs to five for the visiting Minnesota Twins. The Astros took two of three games from the Twins over the weekend at Minute Maid Park.   Houston Astros relief pitcher…

Jul 19 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

@SkeeterBytes: Season already a success for Skeeters’ Lucas »

By Bill McCaughey For the Fort Bend Star No matter where the Skeeters finish this season, Jay Lucas, the Skeeters’ vice president of marketing and public relations, considers the season an enormous success. Lucas suffered a heart attack on May 1, and due to some…

Jul 19 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

SIXTY BY THE BREAK »

Carlos Correa gives thanks after scoring a two-run home run in a recent game for the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. The Astros (60-29) are the fifth Major League team to win 60 games before the all-star break. The Dodgers became the fourth just…

Jul 12 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

@SkeeterBytes: Hale, Ahrens, Giansanti and Nix selected for Atlantic League All-Star game »

By Bill McCaughey For the Fort Bend Star Jake Hale, Kevin Ahrens, Anthony Giansanti and Michael Nix have been selected to represent the Sugar Land Skeeters in the Atlantic League All-Star game to be played tonight, July 12, at Bridgewater, N.J. Skeeters’ manager Gary Gaetti…

Jul 12 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

EARNING IT »

Houston Astros players Carlos Correa, left, and Josh Reddick celebrate Tuesday afternoon against the Oakland Athletics at Minute Maid Park after Correa’s home run brought them home and gave the Astros a 2-1 lead over the A’s. The Astros won 6-1 and pushed their Major…

Jul 5 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

@SkeeterBytes: Former Rice Owl David Aardsma still going strong »

By Bill McCaughey For the Fort Bend Star After the Long Island Ducks finished batting practice last Thursday in Constellation Field, they retreated to the air-conditioned comfort of their clubhouse to cool off before the game started. All except for a solitary figure in right…

Jul 5 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

@SkeeterBytes: Skeeters grounds crew wins award for excellence »

By Bill McCaughey For the Fort Bend Star As a kid, one of the thrills of going to a professional baseball game was to walk onto the concourse and see for the first time, the greenest and lushest grass you had ever seen. Today, Constellation…

Jun 28 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

@SkeeterBytes: Ahrens solidifies Skeeters »

By Bill McCaughey For the Fort Bend Star On May 15, the Skeeters acquired Kevin Ahrens in a trade with Lancaster. Ahrens quickly took over the shortstop job and from the clean-up slot is leading the team in runs-batted-in. It has been an up-and-down journey…

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School News

SMSD Teacher of the Year »

Stafford Intermediate School fifth grade bilingual teacher Ileana Duran-Reyes was named the 2016-17 Stafford Municipal School District Teacher of the Year last month. Duran-Reyes, who…

Jul 5 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Fort Bend Leadership Forum class graduates »

The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Forum Class of 2017 graduated last May. Under the direction of Division Co-Chairs Dustin Fessler and Barkley Peschel,…

Jul 5 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Dulles students win 8th in National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C. »

A team of high school students from Sugar Land won 8th in the national competition for the 2017 National Science Bowl (NSB). As a result,…

Jul 5 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

ACHIEVE Fort Bend County supports summer reading program »

ACHIEVE Fort Bend County spearheaded a summer reading program for first graders attending Title 1 schools throughout the county. Facilitators from each of the school…

Jun 28 2017 / No Comment / Read More »
Sugar Land

Sugar Land Sharks finish Division 1 season 4-1

Sugar Land’s first summer swim team has finished its 2017 season 4-1. The Sugar Land Sharks Swim Team has a long and rich history of serving the recreational needs of the youth of Sugar Land. For…

Jul 19 2017 / Read More »
Missouri City

Emery to seek re-election to Missouri City Council

Floyd Emery, first elected to the Missouri City Council in 2011 will seek re-election in the November 2017 General Election. He represents Missouri City District D, which includes Quail Valley, Lake Olympia, Lakeshore Harbour, Creekmont South,…

Jul 19 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: Woods-Richardson voted District 20 6A most valuable player

By Bill McCaughey For the Fort Bend Star Kempner’s pitching ace, Simeon Woods-Richardson, was voted the most valuable player of District 20 6A. Travis third baseman Kevin Ortiz was voted newcomer of the year, and Ridge…

Jun 14 2017 / Read More »
Colleges

Fort Bend Aggie Moms’ Club Awards Scholarships to Local Texas A&M Students

The Fort Bend County Aggie Moms’ Club, an organization of friendship, education, networking and support, recently announced the recipients of the 2017 scholarships and its graduating seniors. The organization seeks to support students through scholarships and…

Jun 21 2017 / Read More »

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