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Sugar Land Skeeters sign former Astros star Tavares

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The Sugar Land Skeeters and manager Gary Gaetti announced the signing of Willy Taveras prior to the contest with York. The outfielder helped the Houston Astros to a World Series appearance in 2005 and brings seven years of Big League experience to the Skeeters. Taveras, 33, led the National League in stolen bases in 2008 […]

Missouri City approves plan to increase police officers’ pay

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At its Monday, May 18 general meeting, Missouri City Council Members approved an ordinance adopting pay structures and incentive and certification pay plan for certified police officers. Proposed by the Council Financial and Services Subcommittee, the ordinance is designed to ensure that Missouri City can continuously recruit and retain qualified personnel who the City rewards with […]

Carl Favre Memorial Service scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday

Carl Phillip Favre
1950-2015

It is with deep personal regret that I inform you of the loss of our long-term, dear friend and valued colleague, Carl Phillip Favre. Carl passed away at home in the early morning hours on Monday, May 11, 2015. Each of us not only grieves at the passing of a tremendous individual but also for […]

Amber Alert issued for three Needville children

BARKDOLL CHILDREN

An Amber Alert has been issued for three missing children out of Needville. Police are searching for 4-year-old Jacklyn Crouse, 6-year-old Zoey Crouse and 8-year-old Damion Crouse. Zoey is a 4-foot-tall white female with blonde hair. Damion has brown hair and is about 4-feet 6-inches tall. Police are searching for the children’s mother, 25-year-old Erica […]

Sugar Land police search for kidnapping suspect

Sugar Land Police

Sugar Land police are looking for a gunman who kidnapped four people on Sunday. A man and his wife were dropping off friends in the 3700 block of Springhill Lane at 12:10 a.m. when they were approached in the driveway by a black man wearing a mask, a black hoodie and jeans. The man displayed […]

Guerra re-elected, Honore edges Jean-Baptiste by five votes

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Aside from Stafford Mayor Leonard Scarcella, Wen Guerra may be the most popular politician in the city. Guerra, the Mayor Pro Tem, had the most votes with 714 in a five-candidate race to fill three city council seats. Virginia Rosas, an SMSD board member, was elected to city council with the second most votes, 644. […]

Scarcella wins Stafford mayoral election by a 2-to-1 margin

LEONARD SCARCELLA
STAFFORD MAYOR

Until this spring, Stafford Mayor Leonard Scarcella hadn’t faced an opponent in an election since 1999. Saturday’s results was telling in why potential challengers may have stayed away. Scarcella, a Stafford native and the city’s mayor since 1969, defeated city council member Robert Sorbet, 64.4 to 35.6 percent on Saturday to win another two year term. […]

Fort Bend ISD board president re-elected

Grayle James

The voters have approved of Fort Bend ISD board president Grayle James’ performance. Now, it’s up to her fellow board members to decide whether to re-elect her as board president. On Saturday, James was elected to a second term, defeating opponent Kathy Li, 54.3 to 45.7 percent, in the Position 2 election. Both candidates live in […]

Heyliger elected to Fort Bend ISD board of trustees

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There will be a new board member in Fort Bend ISD this month. Addie Heyliger, a first-time political candidate who works as a Centerpoint project manager from Fresno, defeated first-term incumbent Jenny Bailey, 33.3 percent to 29.1 percent, in the Position 6 election on Saturday. Heyliger ran on a platform of change and of bringing […]

Stafford MSD board president loses election by three votes

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Every vote matters. That should be the lesson that Stafford residents take away from Saturday’s election. Stafford Municipal School District board president Ettienne Zak, a 17-year incumbent, faced Xavier Herrera and Manuel Hinojosa in a school board election on Saturday. The top two vote-getters received seats on the school board. Herrera finished with 35.4 percent […]

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