Location, location, location

By LeaAnne Klentzman Didn’t your momma tell you about look’n out for your surroundings? Recently, on a warm Monday night. a gun tote’n thug wanders into the Shell gas station and convenience store in the 600 block of Plantation Drive in Richmond. Yep, that is the Shell station right on the edge of Pecan Grove […]

9th Annual Gulf Coast International Dragon Boat Regatta

The month of October is special and always filled with treats in Fort Bend County. This year marks a special year for dragon boat races. It’s the Year of the Water Dragon! Paddlers from various corporate, youth, community and out-of-town teams will paddle the serene waters of Brooks Lake in Sugar Land, Texas in a […]

Commissioner candidate Bruce Fleming accused of voter fraud

By B.K. Carter After the Fort Bend Star received a tip about the Republican candidate for Fort Bend County Precinct 1 Commissioner, the Star conducted an in-depth review of Bruce Fleming and his wife, Nancy Fleming’s voting record. Our research found that for several years Fleming voted both in Bucks County, Pa. and in Fort […]

Officer prevails

By LeaAnne Klentzman A young detention officer prevails in the first ever Fort Bend Civil Service Commission hearing. In June of this year,  Fort Bend county jailer/detention Officer Steven Redmon was terminated. While listening to all the testimony before the Civil Service Commission, it was unclear if any of the sheriff’s employees knew why Redmon […]

Silk Road Festival is a growing gathering of cultural diversity

Karen Daniels A little history on the Silk Road Festival’s noteworthy beginnings. The festival used to be called The Turkish Fest and was held in downtown Houston. Last year the event outgrew its location and the decision to move it to Stafford was made. However, the decision and execution of the plan to move was […]

Fort Bend Sheriff loses more Contract Deputy programs

By LeaAnne Klentzman Tempers flared and egos bruised last week as memos became public over the Sheriff’s loss of the largest part of the Cinco Ranch contract deputy program to Precinct 3 Constable Rob Cook. In an exchange of emails that were leaked to the media just last week, Commissioner Andy Meyers is again seen […]

Sugar Land sees jump in crime

By Betsy Dolan After exceptionally low numbers last year, crime appears to be on the rise in Sugar Land, according to new statistics from law enforcement. Part 1 crimes, which include burglary, robbery, murder, sexual assault, theft, auto theft, and aggravated assault rose 10 percent in Sugar Land during the first nine months of the […]

Storms have fizzled so far, but not the “skeetos”

Nearing the end of hurricane season By Elsa Maxey What began the first day of June will soon end on November 30. Hurricane season, when most tropical storms develop and turn into menacing cyclones, has been a dud to date in the local geographic area this year, and so many will agree, “that’s a good […]

Some’s Hot, Some’s Not 10/10/12

The only voter fraud I’ve seen…..I’ll swan (old Southern saying) all these Republicans claiming voter fraud is rampant and yet we see voter fraud only by Republicans like the person trying to get her boss elected as County Attorney or District Attorney years ago. She was an assistant County Attorney, I think, although it’s been […]

Fort Bend ISD launches news blog – The Pulse

Fort Bend ISD has launched a news blog, The Pulse, which gives parents, students and community members the opportunity to hear from District leaders on important educational news and issues. New blog articles are posted weekly, and readers are encouraged to subscribe to the site so they will receive email alerts when new information is […]

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