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Defenses have trouble keeping up with Stafford’s Jones

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By Adrian Martin For The Star Hezekiah Jones has legitimate world class speed with great hands, footwork and agility. In other words, he’s a defensive coordinator’s nightmare. The 6-foot-tall sophomore is a true multi-sport gem for Stafford High (5-3, 1-2), which hosts Needville 93-5, 1-2) at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Spartans Stadium. Hard work has […]

Dispatcher helps deliver baby

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Fort Bend County emergency dispatcher Jonathan Sanders never expected the call he received on July 31. A woman was going into labor, but she and her husband didn’t have enough time to make it to the hospital. The couple pulled over near a Walgreen’s in Missouri City, and Sanders gave the […]

Red Mango Athlete Spotlight: Hightower graduate Summor Fields

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Summor Fields, a 2014 Hightower High graduate, is looking forward to continuing her success with the Hurricanes, in the Big 12 Conference. Fields, the only Hightower girls track & field athlete to win three state medals, earned a track scholarship to Oklahoma State where she’s currently a freshman. A sprinter, Fields […]

Fort Bend Gridiron celebrates Super Bowl Sunday

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com If at first you don’t succeed, try again in the Super Bowl. That’s the lesson that two teams learned at the Fort Bend Gridiron Super Bowl V last Sunday at Mercer Stadium. The Austin “Black” Varsity and Ridge Point “White” Freshmen teams faced opponents that they’d lost to by double digits […]

Funds and Games

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FROM: The Hon. Gov. Rick Perry TO: Any Texan or Wannabe Texan Do you have an idea for a new business? Do you wish to expand your current business? Bring a business to Texas? Or would you just like lots and lots of money? Then you, fellow Texan or potential Texan, have come to the […]

FBSO recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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Twenty-two wreaths with purple ribbons have been placed in front of the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office for a reason. Each one of those wreaths represents a death in connection with Domestic Violence in the Sheriff’s Office jurisdiction since 2008. The month of October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s […]

County approves funds to defend grievances against Fort Bend DA’s office

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com The Fort Bend Commissioners Court voted unanimously to hire outside counsel to defend Fort Bend County District Attorney John Healey and attorneys in his office on State Bar of Texas grievances that were filed against them. “Counsel will be vigorously answering them,” Healey said. “I expect we will be vindicated, and […]

State Rep. Reynolds faces trial and re-election next week

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com On Monday, Texas State Rep. Ron Reynolds (D-Missouri City) hopes to be re-elected to a third term, and to begin the quest to clear his name. In March, Reynolds, 41, was indicted in Montgomery County (Conroe) on 10 counts of barratry, a third-degree felony. An 11th charge of barratry was added […]

Including pets in your pumpkin preoccupation

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Dear Tabby, Lately, I’ve got pumpkin on my mind (and my mind on pumpkins!). There’s pumpkin flavored everything–coffee, muffins, Oreos, hand soaps…this makes me wonder, is there any way to get my dog in on all of this pumpkin action? Preoccupied with pumpkin in Firethorne Dear Preoccupied, You’re in luck! Pumpkin is incredibly good for […]

Who’s your choice to be the next governor and why?

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Honey Doane “I voted for Greg Abbott on a straight ticket because I vote Republican.” Charles Swihart “I voted for Abbott. I believe he is our best chance to maintain our business and growth friendly political climate. Texas is performing better than most or perhaps the rest of the country. That’s not an accident. I […]

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