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700 robots to invade Houston this weekend

By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star The FIRST Championship is coming to Houston April 19-22, bringing 700 robot teams from more than 30 countries, including a team from Stafford. The event will take up over 1.8 million square feet of event space in the George R. Brown Convention Center and Minute Maid Park, […]

Escape virtual reality and get into the game at Escape Room Games

By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com Get off the games and get into one at Escape Room Games of Missouri City and Sugar Land. The global phenomenon that encourages teamwork and super sleuthing skills has finally arrived in the Southwest Houston area. Owners Bob and Jenny Bailey discovered escape rooms two years ago while on vacation in […]

Fort Bend ISD to issue green bonds to fund new schools

The Fort Bend Independent School District will make history by becoming the first in Texas to issue green bonds, which will finance the environmentally sustainable construction of three new elementary schools. The district plans to issue a total of $99 million tax-exempt bonds this month, and approximately $52 million of the bonds will be designated […]

Skeeters wrap up Fan Fest, prepare for Family Fun Day

By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com The Sugar Land Skeeters hosted their annual Fan Fest last Saturday, giving fans the chance to come to Constellation Field to meet the team, take batting practice, shop the garage sale and enjoy some fun and games. On May 6, the Skeeters will once again open the ballpark for your enjoyment […]

Petra Nova program a win-win for environment, energy production

By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com Calling it a win-win for the environment and energy production, Gov. Greg Abbott, Energy Secretary Rick Perry and a host of dignitaries gathered last Thursday at the W.A. Parish generating station in Thompsons to celebrate the operational status of Petra Nova, the world’s largest carbon capture facility. The joint venture between […]

Oak Ridge Boys rock the Redneck with energized show

I’m singin’ Elvira and doing my oom poppa oom poppa mow mows. Thanks to Michael Berry, my wife and I got to see the Oak Ridge Boys Friday night at the Redneck Country Club. Oh man, did that ever take me back in time. I’ve been a fan of the Oaks since the 1970s and […]

OakBend Medical Center announces Restaurant Week fundraiser

OakBend Medical Center announced its first Restaurant Week taking place from May 19-29. The fundraising idea was the brainchild of Daniel Ornelas of Ol’ Railroad Café, Andres Novoa of La Cocina and Jimmy Cantu of Pier 36 and the three restaurants were the first to sign on for the event. For the 11 days of […]

National Urban Professional Baseball League to launch new teams, hold tryouts

The National Urban Professional Baseball League (NUPBL) will launch four new Urban Baseball League teams in the spring of 2018. The league is currently looking for new talent. Baseball players 17 years of age and older are invited to Houston area tryouts on June 14-15, at George Bush High School (6707 FM 1464, Richmond). All […]

Skeeters re-sign Marshall, add Patterson

The Sugar Land Skeeters signed two more players to its 2017 defending championship roster. The most recent additions include the return of right-hand pitcher and former big leaguer Brett Marshall and Atlantic League catcher Chase Patterson. Marshall, 27, returns for his third stint with the Skeeters after making 17 appearances for the team last season, […]

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