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Bush High grad competes for second Super Bowl ring

Seattle Seahawks offensive lineman Russell Okung, a Bush High graduate, will face the Carolina Panthers in the NFL Playoffs on Saturday night. (Photo courtesy of Seattle Seahawks)

By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com When Russell Okung accepted a football scholarship to Oklahoma State nine years ago, he didn’t expect that he’d be playing in the NFL. “I just wanted to go to college and a get a good education,” said the Bush High graduate. “I consider it one of my greatest accomplishments.” Okung was […]

Sugar Land police search for Whataburger robbery suspects

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Sugar Land police are looking for four black men who robbed a Whataburger at gunpoint, 340 State Highway 6, on Jan. 4. The men entered the business just after 1 a.m. Two checked the restrooms and front doors, while the other two entered the kitchen and displayed handguns. One of the men grabbed a manager […]

Kempner High grad to face Dallas Cowboys on Sunday

Green Bay Packers safety Chris Banjo, a Kempner High graduate, will face the Dallas Cowboys at 12:05 p.m. Sunday at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo courtesy of the Green Bay Packers)

By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Green Bay Packers safety Chris Banjo, a Kempner High graduate, grew up in Fort Bend County, played college football at SMU and makes his offseason home in Dallas. But at 12:05 p.m. Sunday, the 24-year-old Sugar Land native will look to break hearts across Texas. “Some of my neighbors and former […]

Eighteen arrests made in ‘No Refusal’ New Year’s holiday event

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The “No Refusal” event held during the New Year’s holiday produced 18 arrests made by officers from the participating agencies. From 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 1, through 6 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, 15 people suspected of drinking while driving consented to providing blood specimens and three refused to provide blood specimens, resulting in warrants being […]

Area law enforcement agencies working ‘No Refusal’ event Jan. 1-2

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Law enforcement agencies in Fort Bend County will be looking for drivers who are impaired by alcohol or other substances in a “no refusal” event for New Year’s. The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office will serve as the Command Post for the event, which will be carried out from 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 1 to […]

Sugar Land plans New Year’s Eve Party

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The City of Sugar Land will host its free annual New Year’s Eve on the Square celebration. City Hall will be brought to life as the entire building will transform using the latest in 3D video mapping. To hail in the New Year, this 3D showcase will include a special midnight countdown, a giant Sugar […]

Missouri City’s Broussard takes city manager position in Tyler

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Missouri City’s city manager Ed Broussard is East Texas-bound. Broussard was hired on Tuesday to become the city manager of Tyler, an East Texas city with approximately 100,000 residents and the 34th largest city in the state. Missouri City is the 49th largest. Earlier this month, Broussard was selected as one of five finalists for […]

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, […]

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