Archive for: January 9th, 2013

Assess. assess, and reassess!

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By LeaAnne Klentzman Ya’ know, the ability to assess a crowd might just be what culls the lousy crooks from the better ones. For example…last week Rosenberg police were called to a robbery in progress at the Walgreens on US 90A/Ave H. As the calls flooded in folks told dispatchers that there was a man […]

Fort Bend ISD zeros in on specific qualifications  for next superintendent

By Betsy Dolan After receiving community input through an online survey, focus groups and community meetings, the Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees has outlined the qualifications they will seek in the next superintendent of Texas’ seventh largest provider of public education. The desired qualifications were discussed by the BOT in a December work session […]

Newly elected and re-elected sworn in

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Swown at the swearing ceremony were: back row from left to right – 434th District Court Judge James “Jim” Shoemake, County Attorney Roy Cordes, 400th District Court Judge Cliff Vacek,  Jistice of the Peace Precinct 1 place 1 Gary Janssen, Constable Precinct 1 A.J. Dorr; second row: Constable Precinct 2 Ruben Davis, Constable Precinct 3 […]

Sugar Land considering November bond election

By Betsy Dolan The City of Sugar Land is considering putting a bond election before voters in November that would include four quality of life projects.  The maximum bond amount is $50 million. The City Council held a workshop on January 2 to review funding scenarios and to discuss the formation and scope for a future Citizens Bond Committee. The […]

Stafford mayor and council respond to incorrect AG Report

By Karen Daniels With every unfortunate situation that occurs, there is an opportunity to review current procedures and enhance or revamp for better preparedness in schools across the nation. These words came from Dr. Hindt as he addressed Mayor Scarcella and City Council regarding the inaccuracy from the Texas State Attorney General’s office for listing […]

Privacy a concern in plan to expand Sugar Land’s crime prevention camera program

By Betsy Dolan Privacy tops the list of concerns for residents as the City of Sugar Land considers a plan to expand its crime prevention camera program. The $1.6 million plan calls for 80 License Plate Recognition (LPR) cameras to be installed along major thoroughfares north of Highway 90A. A second $1.3 million phase, includes areas […]

“Another Run” captures another award

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Recently, this band won The Houston Press Music Award  as the best “Modern Rock Band in Houston”. “Another Run’s” recent award was the 2012 Texas Buzz Music Awards voted “Best Alternative Rock Band of the Year”, sponsored by The Buzz  – 94.5. Shown in the photo (l-r) are:  Brian Ramirez, second guitar, Zak Weathers, lead […]

Two accidents in one week – just 2 blocks apart

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By LeaAnne Klentzman 2013 started off with a couple of traffic crashes for the record books.The first accident was early New Year’s Day near the intersection of Savoy and US 90A.  Sugar Land Police spokesman Doug Adolph said at about 6 a.m. on the morning of the 1st, police responded to a one car accident […]

Local business donates to Stafford Middle School

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Stafford company, Industrial Ventilation Systems, donated $4,500 to the Stafford Middle School’s Washington D.C. Trip scholarship fund. Owners Christian Strickland and Arthur Kohn presented Carin Williamson with the scholarship check that will fund the travel of two students to Washington D.C.

Sugar Land Girl Scout promotes self-esteem to earn Gold Award

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Girl Scout Reilly Smith held a cheer clinic for young girls to help build their confidence and self-esteem to earn Girl Scouts of the USA’s Gold Award, the highest award a Girl Scout can receive. Less than five percent of girls who join Girl Scouts achieve this national recognition. “This project game me a stronger […]

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