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Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital recognized for safety record

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The Environmental Services (EVS) team at Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital is celebrating more than two years, 775 days to be exact, of ZERO employee injuries. Crothall Healthcare, the group that supports the EVS team at Memorial Hermann Sugar Land and partners with more than 500 hospitals, says the Memorial Hermann Sugar Land EVS team […]

‘Houston’s Largest Home Tour’ returns to Fort Bend County in April

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The Johnson Development Corp. is opening hundreds of doors citywide this April for “Houston’s Largest Home Tour,” including homes in three of Fort Bend County’s premier developments, Imperial, Riverstone and Sienna Plantation. Nearly 500 homes — including more than 100 models showcasing the latest decorator trends — will be open weekends in April in 10 […]

Non-profit encourages Fort Bend residents to help “Angel Gowns”

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Stillborn cases, infant mortality and miscarriages are very difficult topics to think about or discuss. Diane Dionne knows that as much anybody. Two of the Katy grandmother’s grandchildren faced that fate. “We had to plan a funeral during what should have been a joyous time,” Dionne said. “It was the first […]

Sugar Land students win regional National Science Bowl® Competition, Secure Spot in National Finals in Washington, D.C.

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U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz today announced that a team of middle school students from Fort Settlement Middle School in Sugar Land won their regional competition for the 2015 National Science Bowl® (NSB) this past weekend and are advancing to compete at the National Finals in Washington, D.C., in April. This year marks the 25th […]

Fort Bend Habitat Restore turns donated materials into affordable housing

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Spring is upon us and with that comes the age old pastime of spring cleaning. So, what do you do with all the items that are to good to throw in your local landfill? Why not help a family in need by donating your unwanted, useable, home improvement items to the Fort Bend Habitat for […]

Sienna Plantation announces top-producing realtors for 2014

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The team of Linda and Todd Riddle of ReMax Fine Properties has been named Sienna Plantation’s top-producing Realtor for 2014, the twelfth time the husband-and-wife team has earned the top-selling spot. Shijimon Jacob of Everest Realty finished second among the Fort Bend master-planned community’s other top-producing Realtors for the year. “We’re seeing a lot of […]

Skeeters’ season on the horizon

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The Sugar Land Skeeters will open the 2015 season on April 23 vs. the Lancaster Barnstormers in a rematch of last season’s Atlantic League Championship Series, which Lancaster swept, 3-0. Check out the April 22 edition of The Star for a special section on the Skeeters 2015 season.

FBISD names Dr. Dawn Carlson as the new Director of the Department of Student Affairs

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Fort Bend ISD named Dr. Dawn Carlson as the new Director of the Department of Student Affairs. The department was established in the 2013-2014 school year to ensure that student-related policies are applied consistently across the District. After only one year, the District is seeing positive results due to its important work. “I am pleased […]

Advocating for justice and equality

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Compliments with comments on Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds “Advocating for Equality in Discipline”…a great article to act on concerns for our children equality in discipline. Well, the racial disparities are not only practiced in our school but in the justice system agency, “Texas Department of Child Support Services”. The Houston Juvenile Court on Congress […]

CIVIL SERVANT OF THE WEEK: FBSO Reserve Chief Ozzie Bayazitoglu

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Ozzie Bayazitoglu may be the closest thing that Fort Bend County has to a Clark Kent/Superman connection. By day, the Rosenberg area resident works in a large Houston office as the Associate General Counsel with AIG Investments, focusing on areas such as derivatives transactions, money-market instruments and more. But for approximately […]

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