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New mobile command center to keep Sugar Land safe

Sugar Land City Council recently approved $319,799 for the purchase of a mobile command center. The vehicle’s custom design will meet the needs of public safety response in Sugar Land. Potential uses could include fires, SWAT scenes, major accidents, chemical spills, train derailments and more. Construction of the vehicle is expected to take about 10 […]

Hurricane Lane now open in Missouri City

Construction on Hurricane Lane, which began last June is now complete and the roadway was to open to all traffic on Tuesday, May 23, weather permitting. A new two-lane roadway was constructed to extend Hurricane Lane north from Trammel-Fresno Road to Lake Olympia Parkway where it will connect to the Fort Bend Tollway. The Texas […]

Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center’s first birthday

Sugar Land Mayor Pro Tem Himesh Gandhi holds a proclamation in honor of Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center’s first birthday bash while surrounded by children and supporters at the party Saturday. In addition to celebrating its first anniversary, the center recently welcomed its 100,000th visitor.

Fort Bend ISD board members sworn in New officers elected

The Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees canvassed and certified the unofficial results of the May 6 election during a special board meeting on May 15. On May 6, voters re-elected Kristin Tassin, Jason Burdine and KP George, and they will serve additional three-year terms on the board. The three trustees were first elected to […]

Runoff election set for Sugar Land’s District 4 seat

By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com Just when you thought it was safe to get away from the polls, another election arises. This time it’s a runoff election for the for District 4 seat on the Sugar Land City Council. The race is between Carol K. McCutcheon and Sardar Qaisar Imam and will be held Saturday, June […]

Winning over baseball fans one strike at a time

I hated baseball. I really did. As a youngster growing up in rural Colorado, we did not have a major league team to follow. This was long before the Colorado Rockies came along. My parents got my younger brothers and me to play little league baseball. We mostly had fun, but I had a hard […]

Governor appoints Fort Bend ISD trustee to school safety board

Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed Jason Burdine, vice president of the Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees, to the Texas School Safety Center Board for a two-year term. The 10-member board reports to the governor, the Legislature, the state board of education and the Texas Education Agency regarding school safety and security, and advises the […]

Bush High School to host National Urban Professional Baseball League tryouts

On June 14-15, Bush High School will welcome potential baseball recruits to the National Urban Professional Baseball League’s (NUPBL) Houston area tryouts. The NUPBL will launch four new Urban Baseball League teams in the spring of 2018 and is currently searching for new talent. Baseball players 17 years of age and older are invited to […]

Power of the Pur$e raises $14,000 for OakBend

On April 6, the volunteers of OakBend Medical Center held their second Power of the Pur$e fundraiser to raise money to help with the renovation of the hospital’s Skilled Nursing Unit. The event, held at Safari Texas, included lunch and a silent auction of 31 purses ranging in value from slightly less than $100 to […]

Stafford teacher retiring after 38-year career

Menchaca spent 34 years teaching in Stafford By SMSD Communications Norma Menchaca, the longest-serving teacher in Stafford Municipal School District, has seen a lot of changes over the years in the district. When she began her 34-year-career as a kindergarten teacher in 1983, Stafford MSD was located in a warehouse. The following year, the district […]

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