The Star’s new look

Last week, your new editor, Mr. Sudhalter, asked for community input about the direction we’d like to see the paper take in the future. First, I am delighted with the addition of a sports section and look forward to following our local teams. Did we have a little league team that came close to making it into the Little League World Series? Having had kids go through the school system in Fort Bend, it is always interesting to see how the different schools are doing.

Keep us informed about the cultural events in the area. All of the high schools put on wonderful musicals, and concerts at a nominal price and there is always something interesting happening at the Stafford Civic Center.

I’ve lived in Fort Bend for 20 years and have been a regular reader from the beginning. I LOVED the local color writers that were in the paper 20 years ago. I’m less interested in the syndicated columnist and would hope that the STAR wouldn’t resort to using them to fill in space like some of the other papers do.

One of the things I have missed in the STAR was a regular reporter that covered what was going on with Fort Bend ISD and the school board and offered their opinion. Once upon a time, we had a real bulldog who was unafraid of saying exactly what he thought about how our school tax dollars were being spent, it was interesting to read his opinion. We all send a chunk of change to the school district and it is one of the largest employers in the county – a regular piece on what happened at the last school board meeting would be good. I noticed you’ve started a three part report on FBISD, thank you.

Things have been pretty quiet at the county level of late – Bev was always making sure they weren’t wasting our tax dollars. What happened at the latest commissioners meeting – are they using our money wisely?

The STAR was once a colorful (in terms of articles not photos) paper. It gave you a real feel for where we lived and what was going on in the county. It’s gotten kind of flat (in terms of size) and colorless (like going into a brand new Whole Foods store) We live in the most diverse county in the country; there must be news items that would be of interest to all, that would help build community.

Some of us living along the bayous that run through our communities have been seeing a funny little bird, long legs, blue grey, about 28 inches tall, all alone, just standing in our yards in the evening hours. What kind of bird is it? A little article occasionally about the nature/wild life around us would be a nice addition.

Thanks for listening.

Nancy Alemany
Sugar Land

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