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Il Primo Pizza & Wings honors first responders

By Donna Hill For the Fort Bend Star Si Mendoza honors those who serve, respond, and protect. Every year on Sept. 11, Mendoza finds a way to give back. Over the past six years, Mendoza and the staff of his restaurant, IL Primo Pizza & Wings, hosted a meal for first responders and their families. […]

Lamar’s Randle up for Superintendent of the Year award

Lamar CISD Superintendent Dr. Thomas Randle is one of only five public school administrators from across Texas selected as state finalists for the annual Superintendent of the Year award. Sponsored by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB), the program has recognized exemplary superintendents for excellence and achievement in educational leadership since 1984. Joining Randle […]

City to host Sugar Land Strong event

Sugar Land will hold a community event called “Sugar Land Strong” on Sept. 23, at 5 p.m., at Sugar Land Town Square. The event is intended to honor residents, local businesses, community organizations, employees and others in the community who supported hurricane response and recovery efforts. “Please join us as we celebrate Sugar Land’s strength […]

Fort Bend County Fair time Parade

All-Star line up highlight annual event Compiled by Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com The 2017 Fort Bend County Fair begins its 10-day run from Sept. 29 to Oct. 8. Beginning with a parade and continuing with live entertainment, the queen competition, PRCA rodeo action, livestock shows, carnival and more, the fair will be held in Rosenberg at […]

Declining revenues force Sugar Land to raise taxes

City adopts tax rate, budget for 2018 The Sugar Land City Council was to consider the 2017 tax rate and fiscal year 2018 budget at a regularly scheduled meeting on Sept. 19 at Sugar Land City Hall. Public hearings on the tax rate were held on Aug. 22 and Sept. 5, and a public hearing […]

Beware of Hurricane Harvey repair and clean-up scams

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Attorney General Ken Paxton warned those in affected areas to guard against contracting scams and offered tips to safeguard against unscrupulous individuals looking to take advantage of vulnerable Texans. “Unfortunately, scams involving contractors failing to perform work they were paid to do are not uncommon following a disaster such […]

Skeeters, Texans, rose up in time of need during Hurricane Harvey

What a difference a little wind and rain can make. Granted, when that wind and rain come in the form of a hurricane it can change lives and communities forever. Hurricane Harvey certainly changed ours. There are countless stories out there about how the storm impacted people here in Fort Bend County. Everything from high-water […]

Skeeters finish season 67-73

By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com The Sugar Land Skeeters ended this season the same way they did last year with a victory over the Long Island Ducks. The difference is, instead of winning the Atlantic League championship, the Skeeters notched a losing season and the Ducks moved on to the playoffs. The Skeeters did take two […]

Stafford beats Bellville, readies for Rattlers

By Stafford MSD Communications Longtime Defensive Coordinator Ken Savanah earned his first career victory as a head coach Friday with Stafford’s 7-5 win over Bellville. It was the third time the Spartans held a team without a touchdown since the beginning of last season and the eighth time since the beginning of last season that […]

Texans tackle Bengals for first win of the season

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