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Local football players set to compete in bowl games

Missouri defensive back John Gibson, left, makes a tackle during a victory over Texas A&M last month. Gibson and the Tigers will face Minnesota in the Citrus Bowl on New Year's Day.

By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com The holiday season is a great time to relax, enjoy family and watch a college football bowl game – or 12. Fortunately, local residents have plenty of Fort Bend ISD alumni to follow during bowl season. The 2014-15 season marks the first time that major college football has a playoff system, […]

Suspect arrested in Stafford Wal-Mart shooting death

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A teen has been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a man outside of a Walmart last week in Stafford, according to our news partner KHOU Channel 11. According to the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office, Antonio De la Cruz, 19, is in police custody. Deputies did not provide any updates on his […]

Report: Stafford police search for teen suspect in Wal-Mart murder

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The Stafford Police Department is searching for a 19-year-old suspect and two others in a shooting at a Stafford Wal-Mart on Wednesday night, according to a report from our news partner, KHOU Channel 11. SPD has issued an arrest warrant for 19-year-old Antonio De La Cruz, who is considered to be armed and dangerous by authorities, […]

KHOU: Man killed outside Stafford Wal-Mart

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A man who was shot outside a Walmart has died just before 7 p.m. Wednesday, according to our news partner, KHOU Channel 11. Two customers began arguing inside the Walmart, located on the 11200 block of West Airport Boulevard, when the fight spilled outside and the man was shot in the stomach and the neck. […]

Rep. Reynolds writes “Body Camera” bill for upcoming legislative session

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com District 27 State Rep. Ron Reynolds (D-Missouri City) announced that he’d just filed House Bill 474 during a community discussion about “Getting Criminal Justice Right” on Tuesday night at Marshall High. HB 474 would require law enforcement officers to wear body cameras on duty, so interactions with the public will be […]

More Fort Bend ISD students are taking Advanced Placement exams

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Over the last five years, the number of Fort Bend ISD students taking Advanced Placement exams increased by more than 23 percent, according to College Board data shared with the Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees on Monday. Even more impressive, according to District administrators, is that 16 percent of that growth occurred during the […]

Fort Bend Sheriff’s Office addresses auto burglaries

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The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office has begun an initiative to cut back the number of Burglary of Motor Vehicles throughout the county. Since Jan. 1, 2014, 890 BMV cases have been filed with the Sheriff’s Office, which has jurisdiction over the unincorporated area of Fort Bend County as well as cities that do not […]

Sugar Land breaks ground on Live Entertainment Venue

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Construction of Sugar Land’s live entertainment venue began today with a formal groundbreaking southeast of U.S. Highway 59 and University Boulevard. Completion is expected in the fall of 2016. Joining Sugar Land City Council at the event were ACE Theatrical Group, the City’s partner in the development; Martinez+Johnson Architecture; Linbeck Group, LLC, the construction manager; […]

Rep. Reynolds to host “Getting Criminal Justice Right” Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday

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In light of the recent grand jury decisions not to indict the police officers involved in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, State Rep. Ron Reynolds (D – Missouri City HD 27) announced he will host the “Getting Criminal Justice Right: Working Together as a Community to Make Things Better” Town Hall Meeting […]

Report: Sugar Land ranked eighth snobbiest city in Texas

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Movoto, a California-based online real estate brokerage company, regularly releases Top 10 lists, nationally and statewide. Its most recent list may be flattering or demeaning – depending on your perspective. Movoto ranked Sugar Land as the eighth snobbiest city in the state of Texas. The criteria used was based on positive things such as household […]

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