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Grand jury process scrutinized at community meeting

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com In recent weeks, grand juries have stepped into the discussion of American politics, and the conversation about grand jury reform in several communities, including Fort Bend County have begun. The recent tragedies of Michael Brown and Eric Garner have sparked interest in the matter as grand juries in Ferguson, Mo. and […]

High-flying Legends bring their game to Sugar Land

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com An uptempo pace and a red, white and blue basketball evoke memories of the original American Basketball Association (ABA), which saw legends such as Julius Erving and George Gervin star between 1967 and 1976. The original ABA ended 38 years ago when some of its teams merged into the NBA, but […]

Team Hosts Lunch for Donations to Toys For Tots Fort Bend

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Piles of toys sure to bring smiles to the faces of Fort Bend area children were donated to Toys for Tots Fort Bend when technology distributor AVNET hosted a Christmas luncheon in exchange for a toy.  Toy donations can be made at locations throughout the county including First Colony Mall. Visit the website for locations, […]

Letter to the Editor

To the editor: Your recent story about Fort Bend Deputies on paid vacation had an incorrect headline. This was not a repossession, it was a theft. There is no reason to pay deputies who committed a theft. Taxpayers deserve better. Michael Lee

Civil Servant of the Week: Judy Rodgers

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What was it like to watch Missouri City grow like it did over the past 38 years? “Working in Building Permits for 19 years, I really had the chance to see Missouri City grow. Cartwright Road was two lanes with ditches. The Police Department and City Hall shared a small building at 310 Orchard St.  […]

Rep. Reynolds writes “Body Camera” Bill

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com District 27 State Rep. Ron Reynolds (D-Missouri City) announced that he’d just filed House Bill 474 during a community discussion about “Getting Criminal Justice Right” on Dec. 9 at Marshall High. HB 474 would require law enforcement officers to wear body cameras on duty, so interactions with the public will be […]

Fort Bend EDC discusses proposed legislation

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Fort Bend County Judge Bob Hebert and county commissioners Andy Meyers and James Patterson discussed some of the legislation proposed for the 84th session of the Texas Legislature during the Fort Bend Legislative Conference last week in Austin. State Rep. Rick Miller (R-Sugar Land) is proposing that all of the toll roads in the state […]

Tip of the Spear assists troops with holiday packages

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Tip of The Spear.org, a non-profit organization, shipped holiday packages to the troops this month. The group in the picture below from the Sugar Land area. St. Laurence donated the use of their Parish Hall for the packing. Among all of the “Boots on the Ground” volunteers, we have shipped approximately 200 packages for deployed […]

COMMENTARY: Listening is the first step in reconciliation…

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Listening is a lost skill in our contemporary society. We have all of the technology and gadgets, but somehow the relatively simple skill of listening has largely gone away. We often hear what other people are saying, but do we actually take the time to contemplate and absorb it? That’s what made the Dec. 9 […]

OUT IN THE COLD

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THE KITCHEN – Here it is, strong and white, a huge testimony to modern technology and lots of cold cash, so to speak. My new refrigerator. You probably have such an appliance in your home, most people do. Perhaps also one in your office and car, maybe on board your 110-foot-long yacht, in your plane […]

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