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Parents react to FBISD limiting study halls


The Fort Bend ISD administration has instructed all of its high school principals to limit the number of study hall sections to two for the upcoming school year. Study halls are non-credit class periods that students can use to complete their coursework and/or study for upcoming quizzes and tests. According to a statement, the district […]

Sugar Land native wins popular Food Network show


By Michael Sudhalter From a young age, Sugar Land native Jackie Khanich was destined for culinary success. The 29-year-old California entertainment attorney’s grandmother watched her as a toddler. Khanich shadowed her grandmother, and by the age of 4, she was capable of baking a cake on her own. Fast forward 20+ years and Khanich’s […]

DEVELOPMENT NOTEBOOK: New afterschool care center under construction in Riverstone

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By Subhrata Barot For The Star Phoenix-headquartered Children’s Learning Adventure™ Childcare Centers is coming to the Riverstone area in Missouri City. It offers infant, preschool and afterschool programs for children. The after-school center is currently under construction on Highway 6 near LA Fitness by Riverstone Blvd. Their website states: Lifetime Adventures’™ curriculum is based on […]

Letters to the Editor: Fort Bend GOP’s response to Sudhalter’s editorial

Dear Sir, I am writing regarding your article in the FB Star last week about Representative Rick Millers’ (House District 26) Bill removing the ability of municipalities to punish businesses for expressing their opinions.  I totally support the bill which protects our first amendment right of free speech.  He is attempting to right a terrible […]

Pet of the week 03/18/15


This sweet girl is a shepherd mix who has been cooped up at the shelter for too long. Sweet and playful, she’d make the perfect pet for just about anyone. Shepherd mixes are known for their intelligence, trainability and loyalty. Don’t you think this lovely gal would be the perfect fit for your family? If […]

Sugar Land keeps clean recycling stations

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The City of Sugar Land installed two solar-powered waste and recycling stations in the Sugar Land Town Square plaza. The new compacting bins are part of the City’s ongoing commitment to improve recycling and sustainability efforts.   The solar-powered compacting stations hold five times more trash and recyclables than regular bins. Compacting trash and recyclables […]

Civil Servant of the Week: Rosenberg PD’s Daryl Segura


By Michael Sudhalter Rosenberg Police Officer Daryl Segura and his twin brother, Danny, both grew up aspiring to work in law enforcement. Now, both twins work in their chosen field, within the educational system – Daryl’s a School Resource Officer in Lamar CISD, and Danny is an officer with Fort Bend ISD. “It’s great […]

It’s all about the build


TriCity Business Alliance gives Habitat $7,500 There’s an organization home-based out of Stafford helping build homes, hope and opportunities for families to help themselves, and they’ve just been given a boost to continue that effort in Fort Bend.  The TriCity Business Alliance presented a $7,500 check last week to Sherwin Sun, who heads the Fort […]

COMMENTARY: The trials of traveling and technology

Lynn Ashby

SOUTH OF SEVEN OAKS — “Turn left at the next peacock crossing.” The Voice Lady in the dashboard is still talking to me. “Make a U-turn across the median.” And so it goes. I have a new Global Positioning System or GPS. Well, it’s new to me. I understand Vasquez de Coronado used one when […]

COMMENTARY: Too many playoff teams waters down the field

Adrian Martin
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By Adrian Martin For The Star The University Interscholastic League grants the four best teams per district to compete in the state playoffs. While there have been many exciting games in each respective sports playoffs, every team isn’t exactly worthy of a spot. Some have questioned the number of teams from each district that should […]

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