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One injured in American Materials explosion

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Missouri City Fire & Rescue Services responded to an explosion and fire at the American Materials asphalt plant, located at 2122 Hwy 90A.  Upon arrival of the first units, firefighters found a tank of material burning and two injured workers.  One of the workers was critically injured and transported to Memorial Hermann in the Medical […]

COMMENTARY: Academies are here to stay, but compromise is necessary

The parents and students showed up at the Fort Bend Annex early and brought signs urging Fort Bend ISD to keep the Academy Programs last Thursday. Others wore T-Shirts with a message requesting the district refrain from leaving high-achieving students behind. Opponents may ask them to look at the big picture, but when it comes […]

FBISD will keep academies, consider new feeder patterns

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Fort Bend ISD’s community dialogue meeting regarding Academies & Career Pathways last Thursday may have been one of the most anticlimactic public gatherings in the history of the county. In a standing-room only crowd, 40 or so parents and students held signs urging the district to keep the Digital Media, Engineering, […]

Concluding which cuisine will leave your kitty content

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Dear Tabby, I just got my first cat and I’m really enjoying her, but I’m not sure what I should be feeding her to keep her happy and healthy. Help! Proud feline parent in The Heights Dear Proud Parent, When choosing appropriate foods for your kitty, there are several things to take into consideration. For instance, […]

Twas a country fall affair FUMC’s 20th festival celebrates season

Tim Kaminski was spotted shopping at this year’s community fall festival hosted by First United Methodist Church on Murphy Road in Missouri City.  Kaminski joins one of the event organizers, Lori Wirth, and Swatson, the Skeeters Mascot, all armed with shopping bags.

By Elsa Maxey Freshly baked goods is one of the things that attracts many community festival goers to sample and buy what Aunt Hattie’s Bakery offers every year, especially her signature baked items, like cranberry orange bread.  For this year’s 20th Country Affair Fall Festival hosted by First United Methodist Church (FUMC), those making a […]

Meritage homes acquires land in Imperial Sugar Land for 335 home sites

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Meritage Homes has purchased 127 acres in Imperial Sugar Land where it will develop 335 home sites in the Fort Bend master-planned community at Highway 6 and Highway 90A. The acquisition represents about a third of the land to be developed in the community, according to Imperial Sugar Land General Manager Shay Shafie.  The new […]

AS BIG AS TEXAS

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THE OPEN ROAD – As good highway drivers, we keep a sharp eye out for slick roads, dangerous curves and, of course, cops. But now we must also watch out for yet another danger: wildlife which dart across the road in front of us in their suicidal attempt to run up our car insurance premiums. […]

DEVELOPMENT NOTEBOOK: US90A commuter rail deemed feasible

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The Gulf Coast Rail District (GCRD) Board of Directors, which includes Stafford Mayor Leonard Scarcella, determined that commuter rail from Missouri City/Stafford into Houston is feasible. Harris County, the City of Houston, and Fort Bend County created the Gulf Coast Rail District (GCRD) under authority granted by the State of Texas in Section 171 of […]

Missouri City police adapt to city’s growth

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com When Missouri City Assistant Police Chief Lance Bothell joined the department as an officer in 1990, the city had a population of 36,176 –a little less than half of its current population of 67,358. He remembers a time when there was just one patrol officer per shift at a time – […]

Nominate The Star of the Year

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The Fort Bend Star is starting a new tradition this year – The Star of the Year. We’re going to write a story toward the end of December honoring a Fort Bend County resident who has shown extraordinary effort in making Fort Bend County the exceptional place that it is. This person could be a […]

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