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International choir to perform in Missouri City

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By Karen Daniels For The Star Celebrating their 30th year anniversary, the African Children’s Choir will perform a free holiday concert, with their lively voices and festive dances, at 7 p.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church in Missouri City. The choir is composed of 18 children, 7 to 11 years of age, from […]

Hashing out household hazards this holiday

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Dear Tabby, I typically love to fill my home with festive poinsettias this time of year, but now that I have pets, I’m concerned about them getting poisoned from eating the plants. Help! Feeling festive yet frightened in Fairchilds Dear Festive, Rest easy. According to experts, it’s a myth that the poinsettia plant is deadly for […]

Reagan M. Walter

May 18, 1969 – December 14, 2014 Reagan M. Walters, age 45, died December 14, 2014, in Houston, Texas. Reagan is survived by her husband, Brian Walters, of Sugar Land; her mother, Marilyn Rawson of Richmond; her father Robert Rawson of Llano; an uncle Archie Milam, cousins Alan and Adam Milam, nieces Allison and Bethany […]

Arlene Soto

June 18, 1982 - December 8, 2014

June 18, 1982 – December 8, 2014 Arlene Soto, 32, passed away on December 8, 2014 in Sugar Land, Texas. Funeral services were held at 12:00 noon, Monday, December 15, 2014 at Sugar Land Mortuary. Ms. Soto was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She was a loving young lady who had a heart for helping […]

Clements graduate elected to serve on Columbia University’s Senate

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Jillian Ross, a 2012 graduate of Clements High School and a current Chemical/Biomedical Engineering junior at Columbia University in New York City, was elected to the university’s Senate and will serve a two-year term through 2016. She represents the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and is the first African-American female elected Senator in the engineering […]

Fort Bend Homeschool Chargers Football continue to grow program

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com For an expansion team, the Fort Bend Homeschool Chargers have enjoyed a great deal of success in Six-Man Football. The Chargers reached the Texas Christian Athletic League (TCAL) Championship Game the past two seasons and made the TCAL quarterfinals in their inaugural season of 2012. Last month, the Chargers lost to […]

Memorial Hermann, MD Anderson deliver new integrated breast screening and diagnostic program to Sugar Land

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Memorial Hermann and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have launched operations under their recently formed partnership to offer high-quality, specialized breast screening and diagnostic services in Sugar Land. MD Anderson Breast Care with Memorial Hermann, the joint program announced in August, provides patients in Sugar Land with more convenient access to MD […]

2015 Founders Ball in the making

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Event promotes cultural arts Ladies and Gentlemen, Billy Stritch!  This is what Nancy Porter, active social and civic leader, has been backing on behalf of the Sugar Land Cultural Arts Foundation for its upcoming 2015 Founders Ball set for Jan. 17.  Next month at Safari Texas, this will be a tribute to Billy Stritch’s work. […]

Pet of the Week 12/10/14

Copper

Meet Copper. This neutered, 3 year old Golden Retriever/Shepherd mix is an active boy! Copper loves to run, play and is an extremely high jumper (which his new family will need to accomodate). He’s smart, loving and would make the perfect family pet. Could Copper come spend the holidays with you? Contact Sugar Land Animal […]

A NOTION OF IMMIGRANTS

Lynn Ashby

One night I was having dinner in an eatery when the owner came over and said, “Mee-stur HASH-bee, you have a phone call.” Huh? The café was in an unknown village in the Netherlands, and few if any people knew I was there, or cared. The call was from an American friend, Phil, who worked […]

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