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KHOU: Fire damages Buddhist temple near Sugar Land

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A Buddhist temple came crumbling down without warning near Sugar Land overnight, according to our news partner, KHOU Channel 11. According to witnesses, it happened around 1:45 a.m. Thursday at the Vietnam Buddhist Center on Synott near Webb. At that time, seven monks sleeping in the living quarters next door said they heard the alarm […]

Sugar Land Imperials to raise money for local soldiers

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The Sugar Land Imperials are proud to announce a special jersey created for the Nov. 14th weekend, this jersey will benefit the Tip of the Spear and honor our veterans and troops who served and currently serving in the military. TipoftheSpear.org is a certified 501 (c)(3) organization that exists to provide both essential and nonessential […]

Sugar Land Police search for Aggravated Robbery, Kidnapping Suspect

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Sugar Land police are looking for a kidnapper who forced a man at gunpoint to withdraw a large amount of money from an ATM machine on Oct. 4. The victim told police he was sitting in his car at Blaunsch, 16305 Kensington Drive, waiting for a friend when a silver Buick with dark tinted windows […]

Austin and Clements Bands advance to 6A UIL State Marching Band Championship

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Congratulations to the Austin High School “Bulldog” Marching Band and the Clements High School “Ranger” Marching Band on advancing to the 6A UIL State Marching Band Championship. The Clements Band ranked “First Overall” and Austin “Second Overall” at the UIL Area E 6A Contest, which qualified them for the State Contest. The state competition will […]

Football Notebook: Hightower protects its legacy

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Tears streamed down Padriac McGinnis’ cheeks as he realized that his Hightower High football team had just accomplished one of their goals, and were a game away from achieving another one. The Hurricanes (6-3, 6-1) clinched a playoff spot with a 21-19 win over preseason 6A-23 favorite, Alief Taylor, last Saturday. […]

Young receives first team Atlantic League honors

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The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball announced their 2014 Postseason All-Star Team. Skeeters infielder Delwyn Young received first-team honors, while left-handed pitcher Steven Hammond, outfielder Ryan Langerhans, right-handed pitcher David Pauley and infielder Dominic Ramos were named to second-team All-Star roster. “Each season it seems as if the quality of our All Star team gets […]

Fort Bend DA: Grievances will be “answered vigorously”

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com The Fort Bend Commissioners Court voted to hire outside counsel to defend Fort Bend County District Attorney John Healey and attorneys in his office on State Bar of Texas grievances that were filed against them this year. “Counsel will be vigorously answering them,” Healey said. “I expect we will be vindicated, […]

Fort Bend Sheriff’s Office honors Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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Twenty-two wreaths with purple ribbons have been placed in front of the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office for a reason. Each one of those wreaths represents a death in connection with Domestic Violence in the Sheriff’s Office jurisdiction since 2008. The month of October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s […]

Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus in Oyster Creek

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The City of Sugar Land has confirmed the presence of West Nile virus at mosquito traps located along Oyster Creek near Lexington Boulevard. The mosquitoes tested positive for West Nile on Oct. 22. The City increased mosquito spraying to twice per week this summer and has been working closely with the Texas Department of State […]

Investigation into Albright sign theft continues

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The Fort Bend County District Attorney’s office is still investigating a misdemeanor theft case from May. Then-Fort Bend ISD school board member and Position 4 candidate, Bruce Albright, had been arrested for stealing another signs from Position 5 candidate, Kris Allfrey, in front of Helfman Ford in Meadows Place – where Albright is employed. Both […]

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