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Joint Center at Memorial Hermann Southwest Celebrates 10th Anniversary

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Recently, the Memorial Hermann Joint Center at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital celebrated 10 years of providing high quality joint replacement surgery and meticulous pre- and post-operative care. “Our Joint Center consistently benchmarks among the top orthopedic programs in the nation,” said W. Lin Jones, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest. “Each one […]

FBISD observes National School Bus Safety Week, Oct. 20-24

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District hosts breakfasts and announces winners of area school bus poster contest Fort Bend ISD recognizes the District’s dedicated and hardworking transportation workers during “National School Bus Safety” week, October 20- October 24. The annual observance helps spread awareness about the importance of bus safety to the entire community. This year’s theme is “My stop, […]

FBSO arrests Houston man, charges him with sexual abuse of a child

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After conducting an online sting operation, Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office detectives have arrested a Houston man for sexually assaulting a child and other charges. The victim’s mother contacted the Sheriff’s Office concerning her daughter, who was 13 years old at the time of the assault. The victim’s mother had discovered that her daughter had […]

Republican governor candidate Abbott visited Sugar Land on Tuesday

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, the Republican candidate for Governor, visited Café Adobe in Sugar Land on Tuesday afternoon to deliver a speech and energize the GOP base. The event, sponsored by the Fort Bend County Republican Party, took place just a day after early voting began in Texas. Election Day […]

Football Notebook: 6A-23 teams ready for “Showdown Saturday”

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The Class 6A-District 23 Football season has shown us that competitive games are going to take place on a weekly basis. With seven of the 6A-23’s nine teams still in contention for playoff spot, this weekend – especially Saturday – will provide some answers for those following the district. At 6 p.m. Saturday, 6A-23, Hightower […]

Commentary: Law enforcement and social media: interaction is good, but stay away from politics

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During the 1980s, the Houston Police Department became the first law enforcement agency to start a Community Policing program. Community Policing is now a common practice throughout the world. It’s defined as a strategy of policing that focuses on police building ties and working closely with members of the community. The reasoning is that if […]

St. Laurence Catholic Church to add $12.9 million Parish Life Center

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St. Laurence Catholic Church, the oldest Catholic church in Sugar Land, will add a $12.9 million Ave Maria Parish Life Center adjacent to the church itself at 3103 Sweetwater Blvd. next October. St. Laurence opened in October 1985 with 500 families and has expanded to 7,000 families today. The new Parish Life Center replaces two […]

Memorial Hermann Sugar Land offers therapy to help your hurting hands

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Do your hands hurt? Or maybe they feel weak and stiff? Hand pain can leave you unable to open a jar, turn a key or pick up a child. Experts at Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital know that hand pain can be frustrating and debilitating.  The good news is it is often easily treated. “Osteoarthritis […]

Fort Bend ISD Board approves Land Exchanges and purchases for future schools and Agriculture Facility

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On Monday, October 13, The Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees met during a Special Called Meeting and unanimously approved the exchange and purchase of four parcels of land to be used for future FBISD schools and facilities. The four parcels are located in two general areas including the Harvest Green Development near Travis High […]

City of Stafford strongly disagrees with suspect’s lawsuit

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Jay Mazoch has filed a federal lawsuit in Houston, alleging that the Stafford Police Department and one of its officers used excessive force in October 2012. The city issued a statement, strongly disagreeing with the lawsuit brought forth by the 22-year-old Mazoch, who was indicted by a Fort Bend County Grand Jury on two felony […]

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