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Arthur Phillip Lineberger


Dr. Arthur Phillip Lineberger, pastor of Sugar Land Baptist Church and former president of the Baptist General Convention of Texas died in Sugar Land on May 31, 2015 at the age of 69. Lineberger grew up in Texarkana, Texas, and made a profession of faith in Christ at age 10 (in response to a revival […]

County begins to assess flood damage


By Michael Sudhalter – The Brazos River in Fort Bend County reached heights of 50 feet for the first time in more than 20 years, but it’s expected to gradually recede to normal levels, according to Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management (FBCOEM) spokesperson Lache Mullen. As of press time Tuesday morning, parts […]

Reynolds helps effort to decriminalize truancy


By Michael Sudhalter Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds (D-Missouri City) worked with a bi-partisan coalition of legislators to pass a bill that decriminalizes Truancy in the public school system and makes it a civil offense. The bill will become a law unless Gov. Greg Abbott decides to veto it before June 21. A spokesperson […]

Elkins senior overcomes odds to earn scholarship


By Michael Sudhalter – When Omar Wilkins accepts his Elkins High diploma on Friday afternoon, he knows there will be a big smile on his face. And he’ll also be thinking about the teachers, administrators, classmates and teammates who helped him along the way. “In the back of my head, I’ll be thinking ‘it’s […]

Sheriff’s Office warns residents about phone scammers

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The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office is issuing a scam alert concerning suspects posing as law enforcement officers, including the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office. Numerous calls have been made to Fort Bend County residents where the suspect impersonating a law enforcement officer tells the victim that he or she must pay a fine or […]

Roger Clemens on the mound, son Koby catching SL Skeeters Friday night ball features father-son duo


By Elsa Maxey This week’s announcement about Roger Clemens’ son, Koby, joining the Sugar Land Skeeters was a sure bet that today’s game against the Long Island Ducks at Constellation Field would be sold out… and it is. It’s Clemens’ second start for the Skeeters, and his son will be starting as the catcher.  In a press […]

Free SAT practice class offered at Missouri City Library

Representatives from Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions will conduct a free practice SAT test at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Missouri City Branch Library, on Saturday, April 21, from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library, which is located at 1530 Texas Parkway. A follow-up strategy session will take place on […]

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