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Lynn Ashby

THE TV – “In other news,” the anchorman intones, then goes on to tell about wars, hopes for peace, etc. Notice what he did not say, what did not happen? Not a single panic-stricken word about Ebola. In America it is the Disease That Dissolved. When was the last time you heard any mention of […]

Ex-Broncos meet in Austin


Former Bush High teammates Kelly Oubre, right, and Cameron Ridley, met on the court last Saturday in Austin. Oubre, a freshman finished with eight points and six rebounds in No. 11 Kansas’ 75-62 win over No. 17 Texas at the Erwin Center. Ridley, a junior, finished with eight points, four rebounds and two blocks in […]

Hightower girls basketball looks to win district


By Adrian Martin For The Star It was just a another practice on soggy, chilly Thursday evening inside a gym hidden near the rear of Hightower. All 14 players of the Hightower girls basketball team were present with an emphasis on improving and dominating Class 6A-District 23. Pre-practice, fresh off a 67-46 victory over Travis, […]

Colony Meadows wins math competition


The Colony Meadows Math Team competed at the Klein Oak TMSCA math contest on Jan. 17  and won the event. In addition to the overall victory , CME students also received the top Overall Best Student Award (Andrew Cai) and many trophies and ribbons for placing in the Top 20 in each category. The individual rankings are: […]

Bushi Ban opens in Sienna Plantation


Jan. 16 marked the grand opening of Bushi Ban Sienna Plantation at 7746 Highway 6, Suite A, Missouri City. From high powered Black Belts to curious onlookers, crowds of supporters packed the new Bushi Ban Martial Arts and Fitness school location. The new Sienna Plantation school is the ninth Houston-Area Bushi Ban school offering all […]

Letter to the Editor 01/28/15

Editor’s Note: On Monday, the FBISD board voted to keep the Engineering Academy at Elkins High. This letter was submitted prior to the vote. Hello Fort Bend ISD Board Members and Superintendent, I am an incoming 10th grader in the Engineering Academy and I would like to stay at Elkins High School. I understand why […]

Taking the Stage…Billy Stritch 13th annual gala’s honoree


By Elsa Maxey  As promised by SLCAF Executive Director Chad Muska, there were dazzling performances at the 2015 Founders’ Ball, the 13th annual event, presented by Classic Chevrolet and the Sugar Land Cultural Arts Foundation (SLCAF).  Gala Co-chairs, Donna Molho and Bridget Yeung, led an impressive lineup of committees with connections to an equally distinguished […]

Local non-profits keep an eye on Oil Prices


By Subhrata Barot For The Star Non-profit organizations typically get their funds from government, foundation and corporate grants, so they’re often in better shape when the local economy is strong. Some local Fort Bend charities are keeping a close eye on the $46 per barrel gas prices, and how it may impact their respective budges. […]

Pet of the Week 01/28/15


Meet Eloise. This Anatolian Shepherd/Saint Bernard Mix is about 6 years old and ready for her new life to begin. You won’t find a friendlier gal than Eloise. Her favorite things are belly rubs and cuddling. Eloise is hoping to put on some healthy weight and find her forever family as soon as possible. If […]

Missouri City man receives 50 year sentence for murder

Joshua Jacob Patterson

A jury sentenced Joshua Jacob Patterson to 50 years in prison on January 21, 2015 for Murder a week after convicting him of the same.  The 25-year-old Missouri City man was charged with the 2010 murder after an intense investigation by the Tri-City Special Crimes Unit. According to Assistant District Attorneys Amanda Bolin and Matthew […]

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