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Athlete Spotlight: Ridge Point High’s Brooke Rutherford

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Ridge Point High senior setter/outside hitter Brooke Rutherford is ready to help the Panthers win their first district championship in volleyball. “It’s been really fun,” Rutherford said. “Our outside hitters and middle blockers are great. We have amazing hitters. It’s a great group of girls.” The Panthers are currently undefeated in […]

Sugar Creek Women’s Association “Holiday Treasures” Market

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The Sugar Creek Country Club Women’s Association continues its longtime tradition of sponsoring their spectacular annual market, “Holiday Treasures”, on Nov. 6 at the Sugar Creek Country Club, 420 Country Club Blvd., Sugar Land.  The public is invited to shop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a $5 admission fee.  The proceeds from this […]

Coach and son put Travis High in position to win district title

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By Adrian Martin For The Star The starting quarterback role on varsity comes with its challenges, but Cody Cunningham has a great support system to call on. His chief contact is his head coach and father Randy Cunningham. Father and son have created a successful formula at Travis. Taking care of business inside the lines […]

FBISD Board of Trustees acquire land for schools

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On Oct. 13, the Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees met during a Special Called Meeting and unanimously approved the exchange and purchase of four parcels of land to be used for future FBISD schools and facilities. The four parcels are located in two general areas including the Harvest Green Development near Travis High School […]

DISTRICT 26 – Rick Miller (Republican), Amber Paaso (Democrat)

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What is your proudest accomplishment in politics? RM: My proudest moment in my political career and service as State Representative District 26 was the passing of my bill and signing into law by Governor Perry of the “Honor and Remember Flag.” It is an honor to present this flag on behalf of a grateful Nation […]

Civil Servant of the Week: Renee Chaffin

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By Christina Martinez Christina@theleadernews.com For 28 years, Renee Chaffin has worked for Fort Bend County. Fort Bend County Sheriff  Troy Nehls is Chaffin’s fourth sheriff to work for, but before working for Nehls, Chaffin started here career in the records department. After working a couple of years in records, Chaffin moved to bonding and after […]

One-Track Mind

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THE COACH — As the train knifes through the night like a silver snake, there are sounds of a struggle, a scream, a shot. Could it be the end of the countess who’s to deliver the microfilm? The famous diamond smuggler, Jan van der Karat, in a million-dollar gem deal gone wrong? Maybe the drug […]

Classic Chev Sugar Land promotes networking with car party

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Classic Chevrolet Sugar Land hosts another great party.  This one, not unlike the dealership’s environment, was inviting, festive and so totally stress free, just as the dealership’s slogan invites…relax, enjoy the difference.  The event took place last Friday, Oct. 16, when General Manager Ray Aguilar revved up the evening’s delightfulness for Classic Chevrolet’s CAMARO Night […]

Easing fears about Ebola and your pets

Dear Tabby, With all this talk about Ebola, I’m worried about the disease spreading to (or from) my pets. Is it possible for Ebola to pass from human to pet (or vice versa)? Concerned in Cross Creek Ranch Dear Concerned, Everywhere you turn, everyone is talking about Ebola, so I don’t blame you one bit for […]

Austin HS Bulldog Marching Band and Angels Dance win Lone Star Preview!

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Due to the kindness of other marching bands, in particular Travis, Ridge Point,  and The Woodlands  the AHS Bulldog Marching Band and Angels Dance Team was named Grand Champion at the  Lone Star Preview Marching Contest on October 18 in Conroe. Competing against 14 other bands, the AHS band scored first place overall and won […]

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