Fort Bend Chamber schedules a “Lunch and Learn” for January 23

The Business and Professional Division of the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce will host a lunch and learn seminar on Annual Business Planning that could be a game changer for you and your business this year! The lunch and learn seminar will be held at the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce’s office, 445 Commerce Green […]

Missouri City drought contingency implementation

Texas is experiencing widespread drought conditions. Forecasts for early 2013 include below normal rainfall and above normal temperatures. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has issued an Order requiring the implementation of certain water use restrictions, and, as a result, the Gulf Coast Water Authority has set a goal of 10 percent reduction in water […]

Fort Bend Foodie

By Denise Monroe The “Star” is ringing in the new year with a new column that promises to capture the attention of those who love to dabble in the kitchen.  Whether it is a recipe or great information about food, wine, or other related topics, our focus is to cover the latest trends in food […]

Big step in fighting fraud

By LeaAnne Klentzman Fraud fighter takes center stage at the Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office. District Attorney John Healey announced last week that John Bohannon, an Investigator in his office, has recently been certified as a Fraud Examiner. Healey said Bohannon completed rigorous training and testing to earn certification as a fraud examiner. With […]

Sheriff’s deputies nab one car burglar … two others get away

By LeaAnne Klentzman In the early hours of Wednesday morning, January 2, 2013, a resident in the Cinco Ranch subdivision called 911 and reported seeing what he thought were suspicious circumstances. He told deputies that he had witnessed a couple of males dressed in dark clothing entering a parked car down the block from his […]

Kayak accident takes the life of Missouri City resident

Steven George Bouton, a 50-year-old Missouri City resident, passed away yesterday at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital due to injuries he suffered Friday afternoon in a kayak drowning accident at American Legion Park. Mr. Bouton and his teenage stepdaughter, whose name is not being released, were fishing on the lake at the Park in their orange-colored […]

Know how many paid holidays your government takes?

By Elsa Maxey The first federal, state, and local government office holiday this year is in a couple of weeks. Actually it’s the second one since the first day of the year was already observed as the first holiday. So, the second holiday, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, is next and it will be observed […]

2010 fingerprint leads to 2012 arrest

By LeaAnne Klentzman In 2010 Deputy J. Delgado dusted for fingerprints at a residential burglary scene in rural Katy. Delgado was called to investigate the burglary of an apartment at the Broadstone Complex near Katy on April 8, 2010 when credit cards, a television, jewelry, and a gun were stolen. According to Sheriff’s spokesman Bob […]

AHS ProGrad 2013 garage sale set for Jan. 26

Austin High School’s ProGrad 2013 is soliciting donations for our garage sale fundraiser on January 26. If you have furniture, household items, or clothes that you no longer need, please consider giving them to this worthy cause. ProGrad is patterned after a Mothers Against Drunk Driving initiative and provides a drug- and alcohol-free, all-night lock-in […]

New bilingual story time added at Missouri City Branch Library

Starting in January, the Youth Services department at Missouri City Branch Library will present a bilingual Story Time for Spanish-speaking families every month. “Hora de Cuentos Bilingüe” will take place on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday, beginning at 7:00 pm. The first activity, “Colors/Colores,” will take place on Wednesday, January 16. Families with children of […]

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