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New NeuroRecovery Research Center Opens At TIRR Memorial Hermann

NeuroRecovery Research Center at TIRR Memorial Hermann  (Submitted photo)

Breakthroughs will take rehabilitation services to the next level A new research facility has opened on the campus of TIRR Memorial Hermann. The NeuroRecovery Research Center is part of a more than 42,000 square-foot building devoted to finding new, innovative ways to treat and rehabilitate patients. In addition to providing the very highest level of […]

Missouri City resident/HCC professor coordinates geneaology program

Dr. Helen Graham was 
appointed to oversee The 
Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands.
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By Deborah Rowe For The Star A Professor of English and Humanities at Houston Community College is helping African Americans use genealogy to Index records and conduct former slave ancestral research to reunite them with their Civil War-era ancestors. Missouri City resident Dr. Helen Graham was appointed to oversee The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and […]

Dozens of FBISD athletes make college plans official

Eight members of the Ridge Point High football team signed with their respective colleges last Wednesday. The Panthers reached the Class 5A Division II Semifinals where they lost to eventual state champion, Cedar Park, in December. The RPHS players, from left to right, are Grant Carlson, Trevor Flores, Shane Gosson, Shyler Staton, Jhimon Preston, Jack Greene, Marcus Montemayor and Travis Bruffy., (Photo Courtesy of Fort Bend ISD

Fort Bend ISD athletes signing (by high school) on National Signing Day and the colleges/universities they selected include: Austin (1) – Benesa Jackson (Navarro College) Bush (7) – Samuel Azie (Ouachita Baptist University), Mark Conner (Cisco University), Prince Njoku (Air Force Academy), Temi Nowo (Cisco University), Javian Smith (University of Houston), Chris Thomas (University of […]

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT NOTEBOOK: Economic projections solid despite oil slump

By Michael Sudhalter Uncertainty has become a fact of life in the Greater Houston area, including Fort Bend County, with the drop in oil prices. But not all of the news is bad, according to Jeff Wiley, Director of the Fort Bend Economic Development Council. “I think we’ll have a strong year economically,” Wiley […]


(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class David Flewellyn/Released)

Seaman Kyle Greer, from Sugar Land fights a simulated fire during a crash and salvage drill aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54). Antietam is on patrol in the 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

Pet of the Week 02/10/16

Napolean is a 2 year-old white German Shepherd mix. He’s a sweet, smart, energetic dog that loves going for walks and being affectionate.  He knows how to sit on command and walks well on a leash.  You can meet Napolean in person at 14700 Almeda Rd, and see hundreds of pets for adoption online at […]

COMMENTARY: America and Its Refugees: A Retrospect For the Future

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By Hacer Berra Akcan Throughout the last 15 years, Houston has been the most prominent city for refugee resettlement, embracing more than 1,500 refugees from various countries such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Vietnam, and now, Syria. Many Americans tend to either ignore or protest the possibility of refugees entering our country, especially after the major terror […]

SUGAR LAND NOTEBOOK: Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market coming to north Sugar Land

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By Michael Sudhalter A Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market is coming to Barrington Place, a north Sugar Land neighbor, but not everyone in the neighborhood is happy about it. Wal-Mart’s Neighborhood Markets are grocery stores that are significantly smaller than the size of a standard Wal-Mart. Residents are concerned about traffic and related issues that the […]

Fort Bend Aggie Moms’ Club raises funds for student Scholarships

Pictured above (l-r) Carol Gaas, Jayne Nemec, Sally Berlocher and Lynne Clark.  Submitted photo)

The Fort Bend Aggie Moms’ Club is conducting their Fifth Annual Raffle, which raises funds to provide scholarships to deserving Fort Bend students attending Texas A&M University, College Station or Galveston campuses and Texas A&M-Blinn TEAM students. This year’s first place prize is a 2016 Toyota Corolla provided by Fort Bend Toyota. Second place prize […]

REMEMBERING: Barbara (Babs) Nesbitt Miller


Last week was an especially sad one for the Fort Bend community, which continues to mourn the loss of Barbara Nesbitt “Babs” Miller. She was 68. She died unexpectedly in her sleep on Feb. 2 at her Sugar Land home. Miller, the wife of District 26 State Rep. Rick Miller, was a community leader of […]

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