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Sugar Land’s Mayor Thompson and Councilmember Porter Weigh in on Wal-Mart Controversy


By Subhrata Barot For The Star It’s no secret in Sugar Land’s District One that Wal-Mart applied with the Planning & Zoning Commission (P&Z) to open up a proposed neighborhood grocery store and fueling station. And even though many Barrington Place residents are fuming over what may come to the area, City of Sugar Land […]

Be A Champion strives to solve hunger problem

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Founded by two University of Houston football players in 2001, “Be A Champion, Inc.” (BAC) provides an extensive variety of During School, After School, Tutorial and Extended Day enrichment programs for at-risk youth. To date, Be A Champion, Inc. has worked with more than 1,515,450 local children. When BAC Co-Founders Jaron Barganier and James Hong […]

Dear Tabby 05/20/15


Preparing your pet for precarious weather Dear Tabby, It seems like it’s been an extra stormy spring here in Texas. I’m wondering if you have any tips on how to make sure that our pets are prepared in the case of a storm disaster in our area. Weather watcher in Firethorne Dear Weather Watcher, You’re wise […]

Rosenberg fifth-grader wins national contest for being “good natured”


By Michael Sudhalter Rosenberg resident Carolyn Riedel has noticed that her 11-year-son, Ashton, does an extraordinary job of being kind to his friends, family and classmates. Riedel came across a national Good Natured Kids Contest, sponsored by a health food company. The company was looking to recognize kids who show concern for others. Riedel […]

Letters to the Editor 05/20/15

Cub Scout Tiger Den 5, Pack 1882 toured the Fort Bend Star office last week.  (Submitted photo)

Stafford fails test of Democracy in 2015 Those of us who love Stafford and want to serve to advance unity and understanding of the issues have a responsibility to call to task the unethical behavior and offensive racial pandering that was prevalent in the recent City of Stafford and SMSD elections. It is time for […]

COMMENTARY: Our legislature is Austin-tatious

The late columnist Molly Ivins often told the story of Texas House Speaker Gib Lewis addressing a group of wheelchair-bound Texans watching from the House gallery. Lewis ended with, “Now stand and take a bow.” I was in the Texas Senate when Sen. Walter “Mad Dog” Mengden of Houston proclaimed, “And that is the problem, […]

Toll Road Authority general manager discusses future possibilities 


By Michael Sudhalter Will the Fort Bend County Toll Road Authority (FBCTRA) ever link the 10-mile gap between the Fort Bend Parkway and the Grand Parkway? “It’s a very long term project – it’s at least 7 to 10 years down the road,” said FBCTRA General Manager Stone. “Ultimately, it will be beneficial because […]

CIVIL SERVANTS OF THE WEEK: FBISD names 2015 Teachers of the Year


Fort Bend ISD is proud to announce the names of its 2015 Teachers of the Year: Melanie Hines of Oyster Creek Elementary School is FBISD’s Elementary Teacher of the Year; and Stacy Vinson of Baines Middle School is FBISD’s Secondary Teacher of the Year. Hines and Vinson were named winners at the District’s annual awards […]

The Fort Bend Star Reader’s Choice


The students, teachers and parents are all counting down the days of summer. It’s time for summer camp, some fun time at the pool or that vacation you’ve been waiting for all year. But before you pack that suitcase, remember to cast your vote. No, this one doesn’t require registration or heading out to the […]

Stafford hopes to attract a new supermarket

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By Michael Sudhalter Stafford hasn’t had a standalone supermarket in its city limits in more than five years. “We’ll continue to try to get a grocery store,” Stafford Mayor Leonard Scarcella said. “If the city’s economy stays healthy, we have a good chance.” The city is working with Catalyst Commercial, a Dallas-based consulting firm, […]

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