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Re/Max Fine Properties of Sugar Land shine with Diamond Club Achiever Team Riddle

Congratulates Team Riddle for being One of the Highest Performing Teams in the #1 Real Estate Brokerage in Fort Bend County RE/MAX Fine Properties of Sugar Land, the largest single office RE/MAX in Texas and the number one brokerage in Fort Bend County, is proud to announce that Todd and Linda Riddle of Team Riddle […]

Mosquitoes still bugging local residents

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Missouri City, Sugar Land and Fort Bend County’s Health and Human Services (HHS) division have stepped up mosquito spraying efforts with West Nile Virus being detected in the area, including three human cases (all of whom have recovered or are expected to) since July 30. But some local residents don’t think […]

Athlete Spotlight: Austin High volleyball’s Erica Anthony

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Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Next fall, Erica Anthony will be playing college volleyball at Concordia University in sunny southern California and enjoying the culture, scenery and beaches. But before she heads west, Anthony has some unfinished business in Texas. The Austin High senior setter hopes to lead the Bulldogs – ranked fifth in UIL Class 6A […]

Anderson powers Kempner High football team

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Nick Anderson has spent several mid-to-late November evenings watching high school playoff football. Now, the Kempner High senior running back is ready to experience it firsthand. “People can’t tell you about it,” Anderson said. “You have to experience it yourself, and it’s something you’ll remember for the rest of your life.” […]

Missouri City dance studio hosts a class for Down Syndrome kids

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Sugar Land resident Shajaira Farfan loves to see the face of her 3-year-old daughter, Bella, light up after she finishes a Saturday morning dance class at Robin’s Dance Studio in Missouri City. Bella was born with Down Syndrome three years ago, and Shajaira heard about a dance class at Robin’s, 3643 […]

Barbed Wire

Lynn Ashby

THE LINE – You don’t often see a store with a large sign by the front door warning not to bring firearms inside, complete with the big silhouette of a revolver. And inside is a very big guard (true to the sign, no gun) but with badge and uniform and the look of a rabid […]

Discipline kids, but don’t hurt them

A few years ago, I heard a song by one of my favorite country music artists, South Carolina native Lee Brice, called “Picture of Me” – an amazing set of lyrics about self–reflection. Early in the song, Brice sings about his upbringing – “Mama made us pick our own switches, so we could feel the […]

Ferguson, Why it wouldn’t happen here

Last Thursday I attended a meeting at the Sugar Land Police Department, which included Chief Brinkley, Assistant Chiefs, Captains, Lieutenants, Sergeants, Patrol Officers, members of the Community Assistance Support Team and Citizens Police Academy Alumni, but most critical to avoiding a Ferguson type event, were the almost 50 citizens of Sugar Land in the room. […]

CIVIL SERVANT OF THE WEEK: Miller takes the high road

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By Michael Sudhalter If you’ve driven on a smooth road in Fort Bend County over the past eight years, there’s a good chance Les Miller had something to do with it. Miller, 48, has worked for the County for 22 years, including the last eight as a Road Construction Supervisor. “We go out and try […]

Frances Young

July 17, 1927 – September 12, 2014 Memorial Services for Frances Gail Young, of Sugar Land, TX, are set for 1 PM Friday, September 19, 2014, at Sugar Land First United Methodist Church, with Rev. Phil Grose officiating, following a private family burial in Davis-Greenlawn Cemetery, Rosenberg, TX. Frances Gail Young was born July 17, […]

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