This week the Fort Bend Star takes a look at the candidates in the contested races for the Texas Legislature in the Nov. 6 election. Running for Senate District 17 are Republican incumbent Joan Huffman, Democrat Rita Lucido, and Libertarian Lauren LaCount. Incumbent Democrat Ron Reynolds is running unopposed for House District 27. In House District 28, incumbent … [Read more...] about Election preview: Texas State Legislature
A recurring theme heard from various candidates who are running for election this November, is the candidates’ professed support for both giving teachers a raise while admonishing school districts to become more efficient in how they spend their tax dollars. Perhaps these statements stem from a lack of understanding as to how school finance works in Texas. It is an overly … [Read more...] about When will public schools become more efficient with tax dollars?
Dear Editor, I am a resident of Sugar Land, and I wanted to thank you for your editorial. I am an unaffiliated voter, but I too have been discouraged by the monopoly that Republicans have had on Texas for a while, and I believe it leads to a suppression of diverse ideas. It’s difficult for many Americans these days to see merit in the opposing side, since our politics have … [Read more...] about Commentary on Republican Party monopoly was right
Dear Editor: Voter turnout is very often dismal in Fort Bend County and the consequences are huge. Everyone wants representative government but when residents don’t vote, it’s very easy for fringe groups, voting blocs, money and fear to impact our elections. We end up with an electorate that only caters to selected groups and their interests, which no one wants, or we see … [Read more...] about Voting is the way to make changes in government
Sugar Land Fire Chief Juan Adame plans to retire in January 2019. Adame joined the Sugar Land Fire Department in April 2009 and was appointed the permanent fire chief in November 2010. His accomplishments have been extensive, including the following items that ensured Sugar Land remains safer than ever before: • Ambulance service was launched after years of rapid growth in … [Read more...] about Sugar Land fire chief sets retirement