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Buffalos ready to roam

By Bill McCaughey For the Fort Bend Star – Last year, Marshall was 11-3 and a play or two away from going to the state semifinals. But that was last year. “Last year doesn’t mean anything,” Marshall Coach James Williams said. “We have to prove ourselves this year.” The players agree. “Last season was very […]

Meals on Wheels in need of volunteers, donations

By Theresa D. McClellan For the Fort Bend Star – While some Fort Bend nursing homes said they successfully relied on their generators and did not have any needs, the Fort Bend Senior Meals on Wheels organization is using volunteers and the National Guard to meet their mission. In preparation for the storm, they delivered […]

Displaced pets flooding local shelters

By Donna Hill – The inundation from Hurricane Harvey and the overflow from the Brazos River have displaced numerous pets, many of which are trickling into area animal shelters at a steady rate. The Fort Bend County Animal Shelter had evacuated animals during the storm but as of Friday, Sept. 1, was re-opening. Those needing […]

Celebrity basketball game to benefit Willowridge High School

Former NBA players T.J. Ford and Tracy McGrady will host a celebrity basketball game on Saturday, Aug. 26, to benefit Willowridge High School staff members. Players from the T.J. Ford Basketball Program will compete against McGrady’s sponsored team, GR Sports. The event will take place at FBISD’s Wheeler Field House (16403 Lexington Blvd., Sugar Land), from […]

Willowridge High closed due to mold

School won’t be ready on first day back By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com Willowridge High School will not be ready for the return of students Aug. 22 due to efforts to clean up mold that spread throughout the school over the summer. “Our primary focus is the academic achievement of our students. We want to make […]

Sugar Land promotes May, Steubing to assistant city managers

Executive Director of Business and Governmental Affairs Jennifer May and City Engineer Chris Steubing, P.E., C.F.M, were recently promoted to assistant city managers. The promotions were part of a city reorganization to address the loss of Assistant City Manager Mike Goodrum, who accepted the position of city manager in Coral Springs, Fla. May’s management responsibilities […]

Congratulations 2017 Valedictorians & Salutatorians!

FORT BEND ISD Austin High School Valedictorian: Priya Ketan Patel College: University of Texas-Austin Field of Study: Computer science/ business Salutatorian: Howard Cheng Yong College: University of Texas-Austin Field of Study: Chemical  engineering/mathematics Bush High School Valedictorian: Mehar Khan College: University of Texas-Austin Field of Study: Biology Salutatorian: Maxwell Adu-Gyamfi College: University of Texas-Austin Field […]

Fort Bend ISD honors athletes earning scholarships  

By Bill McCaughey  For The Fort Bend Star Fort Bend ISD honored 130 students who have earned athletic scholarships this year. The ceremony, held at Wheeler Fieldhouse last Friday, was hosted by Fort Bend Athletic Director Rodney Chant and the athletic directors of the 11 Fort Bend ISD high schools. “These 130 students plus the […]

UT students from Fort Bend biking to Alaska

Students raising funds through 4,500-mile ride By Theresa D. McClellan For the Fort Bend Star What does it take to climb onto a bike knowing there are 70 days and 4,500 miles ahead of you before you reach your destination? How do you prepare yourself mentally and physically to ride in rain, cold and heat; […]

Man sentenced to life for murder at Stafford store

Cristhian Cardozo, a father of two, was murdered Dec. 10, 2014, at the Stafford Walmart while trying to defend his family from attackers. A Fort Bend County jury sentenced the shooter, Jason Lara, to life in prison on May 5 after convicting him of Cardozo’s murder. Cardozo, age 35, was shot in the face and […]

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