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Fort Bend residents plan Kendleton Historical Museum

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Larry Callies, a rodeo cowboy and former country singer who lives in the small Fort Bend County town of Beasley, is hoping to have several cowboy-related items in a Kendleton museum by 2016. Kendleton is a small Fort Bend town near the Wharton County line on U.S. Hwy. 59. Most of […]

Entrepreneurial couple to open children’s Lighthouse Learning Center in Fulshear

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Children’s Lighthouse Learning Centers, widely recognized as the leading values-based, early-education childcare provider in the United States, announced today that it has signed a franchise agreement with local couple Hoang Ngo and Amanda Nguyen, husband and wife, to open the company’s 11th location in the Houston market. Projected to open in the summer of 2015, […]

Fort Bend County Sheriff’s office to partner with Nextdoor

The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office has announced a partnership with Nextdoor (www.nextdoor.com), the free and private social network for neighborhoods, to build safer communities with help of residents. This integration with Nextdoor will enable the Sheriff’s Office to communicate online with Fort Bend County neighborhoods. Residents and Sheriff’s Office personnel will be able to […]

National Night Out

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Fairchilds Fire Department captain J. Ernest, left, and his fellow firefighters met with the public during National Night Out on Oct. 7. (Submitted photo)

Stafford Centre celebrates 10 great years in the community

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The Stafford Centre officially opened it’s doors in 2004 and this year marks its anniversary celebrating 10 great years in the community. Since the Centre’s opening, it has welcomed over 3 million people to the facility. The Stafford Centre sits on 42 acres of land and offers 25,000 square feet of ballroom and exhibit halls […]

Steve Madden and Shoe Palace open at Katy Mills this fall

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Katy Mills, the largest outlet and value retail shopping destination in South Texas, welcomed Steve Madden and Shoe Palace to its impressive retail line-up this fall, just in time for the holiday shopping season. These new stores reinforce Katy Mills’ commitment to offer shoppers the best name-brand merchandise at an incredible value. “Katy Mills continues […]

Northern Exposure

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THE CAFÉE – Ah, yes, a little French music, French soup, croissants, and I can’t understand a word the yuppies at the next table are saying. Is this Paris? No. Louisiana? Not exactly. This is Olive + Gourmando on the corner of some street names I can’t pronounce. This is Montreal, which most Americans also mispronounce. […]

Red Mango Athlete Spotlight: Stafford’s Josh Uluocha

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Stafford High senior Josh Uluocha has been a key part of the Spartans’ most successful era in school history. Texas State, a Division I member of the Sun Belt Conference, has taken notice, and the 17-year-old defensive lineman gave the Bobcats a verbal commitment last month. Stafford is 5-1, 1-0 entering […]

Sugar Land Imperials become part of the community

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Why would anyone travel from the town of North Pole to Sugar Land months before Christmas? For 20-year-old Alex Tilman, he traveled 3,768 miles one way from the small town of North Pole, Alaska to play forward for the Sugar Land Imperials, a junior hockey team that plays in the NA3HL […]

Commentary: The importance of the FBISD Bond Election

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com When I was a freshman in college, I took a required course in Calculus and learned quickly that if you missed one step, you’d quickly lose two or three more within days. I spent countless hours in the university’s math tutoring center and eventually passed the course, with a ‘B’. The […]

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