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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 […]

McCutcheon running for Sugar Land City Council

Carol McCutcheon, a 23-year resident and community leader in Sugar Land, is running for Sugar Land City Council Member District 4 in the May 6 election. “We want to continue to attract high-quality businesses to Sugar Land so we can maintain one of the lowest tax rates in the state,” she said. “However, it is […]

Fort Bend Star Christmas Greetings

Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year! From the Management and Staff of Fort Bend Star Newspaper – Fort Bend & Katy Business Journal and Star Digital Studios .


James Frank White, Jr. (93) Frank White Jr. was born September 21, 1923 in Saltillo, Tennessee to Frank and Cella White. He moved to Texas in 1925, in time for the 1930’s census. He graduated from Bay City High School in 1947, after serving in World War II in the US Army Air Corps. He obtained a […]


December 23, 1927  •  September 17, 2016 – Herman Dee Teer 88, passed away September 17, 2016  at home in Conroe, Texas. He was a former resident of Missouri City and owner of Teers Barber Shop. Survivors include his wife, Sarah and daughters Dani and Shirley of Conroe, Texas.  2 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

Sugar Land sets tax rate for $260 million budget

Council to vote Sept. 20 By Joe Southern The Sugar Land City Council will vote Sept. 20 to keep the city’s tax rate at $.31595, the same as last year, which will raise taxes 3.57 percent due to increased property tax values. According to Jennifer Brown, the city’s finance director, the average Sugar Land […]

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