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Sean Burnett files to run against Jajoo on Sugar Land City Council


Sean Burnett a 17-year resident of Sugar Land and business owner has officially announced his intent to run for the City of Sugar Land Council Member District 4 in the May 6 election. “I believe our city is among the greatest in the country and I want to do my part to ensure Sugar Land […]

Home improvement experts headline Sugar Land Home & Garden Show


The 7th Annual Sugar Land Home & Garden Show – scheduled for Jan. 28 and 29 at the Stafford Centre, located at 10505 Cash Road in Stafford – will be the scene of professional presentations ranging from outdoor cooking to master gardeners and color consultations to topiary design. “This year we are bringing in Pearl […]


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TD, the mascot for the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee, poses with fans in front of an inflatable We Love Houston sign Saturday in Alief as the committee’s Touchdown Tour makes it’s final stop. The traveling show made stops throughout Greater Houston for the last several months providing games and entertainment for fans while getting […]

Jerry Seinfeld opens Smart Financial Centre


By Joe Southern Although the attention over the weekend was on the grand opening of the Smart financial Centre at Sugar Land, the entertainment on stage was still much ado about nothing. The $84 million arts and entertainment venue opened Saturday night with two performances by comedian Jerry Seinfeld, whose self-titled TV program in […]

Reynolds files bills about racism, police killings, minimum wage, small businesses


House Minority Whip, Rep. Ron Reynolds, wasted no time taking action when the 85th Legislature convened earlier this month. The Democrat from Missouri City released five press releases recently outlining action he has taken on issues of the minimum wage, racism, officer-involved deaths, the economy and minority representation. They are as follows: Statement after filing […]

Body Worlds RX bring prescription for healthy living to Health Museum

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Dr. Melanie Johnson, president and CEO of The Health Museum, poses in front of one of the displays in the traveling Body Worlds RX exhibit that opened Saturday and runs through April 23. The exhibit of human specimens preserved through the process of Plastination shows the affect different diseases have on the body.

Residents in the Greater Houston area can get a real, inside look at the impact of disease on the human body. The Health Museum is hosting the traveling exhibit Body Worlds RX: Prescriptions for Healthy Living, which contains 75 preserved human specimens displayed in ways to demonstrate the affects of diseases on the body such […]

@FtBendAthletics: Travis comes back in OT to beat Hightower, 52-44

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Travis Coach Tanisha Ellison gives instruction to her players.

By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star With the clock counting down, her team behind by three points, and the carefully designed play from her coach unraveling, Travis’ Miranda Ramsey drifted from her wing position to the top of the key, called for the ball, and smoothly drained a three-pointer at the buzzer to […]

Illegal alien gets 10 years for intoxicated manslaughter


Carlos Alexander Avila was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Jan. 10 in an agreement with prosecutors after pleading guilty to intoxicated manslaughter. The 37-year-old Houston man was indicted for killing a woman in a head-on collision while intoxicated last year. According to the Assistant District Attorney Lesleigh Morton, Rosa Lopez-Gomez was driving to […]

Public meeting planned as Fort Bend ISD pursues District of Innovation designation

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The public is invited to attend a meeting of Fort Bend ISD’s Academic Advisory Council (AAC) on Feb. 8 at the FBISD Administration Building (16431 Lexington Boulevard, Sugar Land). The meeting will be held from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. in the Board Room. During the meeting, members of Fort Bend ISD’s Local Innovation Committee are […]

Actors should keep politics out of award shows


I didn’t watch the Golden Globes when they were on television a couple weeks ago. I didn’t even know they were on. Not that it matters; I wouldn’t have watched anyway. I did hear about it, though. Social media was on fire with reports about how Meryl Streep went on a political rant against President-elect […]

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