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Former Stafford student now school resource officer

By SMSD Communications Stafford Police Department Officer J. Perry is glad to serve the community where she grew up. Perry attended Stafford Municipal School District from 2000-05 and now works as a school resource officer in the district where she was once a student. It’s not uncommon for her to pass the same teachers in […]

Skeeters battle busy schedule, poor pitching

By Joe Southern The Sugar Land Skeeters have been fighting more than just their opponents on the field this past week. Assuming there are no weather delays Monday and Tuesday, the team will have played 11 games in eight days and have had only one day off since April 27. “I don’t really like […]

@FtBendAthletics: Rickett leads Travis over Katy and into regional semi-finals

By Bill McCaughey For the Fort Bend Star Trailing 2-1 to Katy and with six outs remaining in the season for Travis High School, senior Ryan Rickett stepped up to the plate and blasted a double off the left-centerfield wall, waking up a silent dugout and the slumbering Travis bats. “He threw me a curve […]

Thermo Fisher Scientific cleans contaminated city ditch

Thermo Fisher has removed contamination from 13 properties and the City of Sugar Land’s ditch near Thermo Fisher’s facility at 1410 Gillingham Lane. Remediation and restoration of the City’s ditch is complete. The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) will be completing verification surveys on City property as well as other affected properties over the […]

Six Fort Bend ISD seniors named National Merit $2,500 Scholarship winners

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) has announced this year’s National Merit $2,500 Scholarship winners, and six Fort Bend ISD graduating seniors are among the honorees. They represent the 2,500 Merit Scholar designees chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 finalists in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. FBISD’s scholarship winners (and their […]

Sugar Land prepares for 9th annual Memorial Day Ceremony

The city of Sugar Land will pay tribute to those who have shown bravery and honor while serving their country by hosting its 9th annual Memorial Day Ceremony. The event will start at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 29, at Sugar Land Memorial Park, 15300 University Blvd. The ceremony will begin with a one-hour musical […]

Police targeting impaired driving during Memorial Day

Sugar Land police will conduct a special drunk driving enforcement initiative from May 22 through June 4. The enforcement period includes the Memorial Day weekend and is funded by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) through a Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) grant. The STEP grant is administered through the Houston-Galveston Area Council and provides […]

Crowded shelter prompts special adoption fees

The Sugar Land Animal Shelter is offering a special adoption rate of $55 for dogs and $40 for cats through June 18. The normal fee of $110 for dogs and $95 for cats is being slashed to find forever homes for the 29 dogs and 45 cats currently living at the shelter, a facility designed […]

Police searching for day worker who assaulted boss at job site

Sugar Land police are looking for a day worker who assaulted a 39-year-old, self-employed construction contractor during a dispute over payment on May 3. The victim told police he needed help with a roof at a home in the 3000 block of Colony Crossing Drive. He located a man named Marcos at the intersection of […]

Pet of the Week 05/24/17

Hello, my name is Bonnie.  I am a brown and black shepherd mix and I am almost 4 years old.  Come by and visit with me today.  I would love to meet you!

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