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@FtBendAthletics: Fort Bend starts the season 4-7

By Bill McCaughey For the Fort Bend Star The Fort Bend ISD schools put Hurricane Harvey behind them and started their delayed football season by collecting 4 wins and 7 losses last weekend. Clear Lake 47, Clements 0 Clear Lake took advantage of Clements’ turnovers to take a 28-0 first quarter lead, and go on […]

Flashback Friday: Totally ’80s is theme for Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce Chairman’s Gala

The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce’s annual Chairman’s Gala will be held on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, at Safari Texas Ranch. This year’s theme is Flashback Friday: Totally ’80s. The Gala gives members a chance to meet in a festive setting, putting aside business issues and simply enjoying one another’s company. This fabulous evening is […]

Annual Exchange Club of Fort Bend Duck Golf Classic set

The Exchange Club of Fort Bend is gearing up for its Annual Duck Golf Classic. The scramble will be on Oct. 16 at the Pecan Grove County Club in Richmond. Registration starts at 10 a.m. and tee off is at 11:30 a.m. The proceeds from the annual golf tournament benefit area charities such as Child […]

Sen. Kolkhorst re-appointed to statewide committee to study coastal barriers

State Sen. Lois Kolkhorst has been re-appointed to a Joint Legislative Interim Committee to study a Coastal Barrier System for the Texas coast. With a district that spans nearly a third of the Texas coastline, Kolkhorst has been tapped by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick to represent coastal stakeholders and join fellow lawmakers to study the […]

Governor Abbott appoints Cannata 458th Judicial District Court judge

Gov. Greg Abbott appointed Kenneth S. Cannata as judge of the 458th Judicial District Court in Fort Bend County for a term set to expire Dec. 31, 2018, or until his successor shall be duly elected and qualified. Cannata, of Richmond, has served as Justice of the Peace for Precinct 3 in Fort Bend County […]

Elkins 2017 salutatorian Gabrielle Le receives Youth Excellence award

Each year, the Vietnamese Culture and Science Association honors outstanding high school students during its Youth Excellence Recognition Luncheon. The honorees are Houston-area, Vietnamese-American high school graduates who were either valedictorians or salutatorians of their respective schools. Among this year’s honorees was Elkins High School’s 2017 salutatorian, Gabrielle Le. Le is a 2017 National Merit […]

Missouri City Police Officers Association Annual Golf Tournament re-scheduled

The Missouri City Police Officers Association Annual Golf Tournament has been re-scheduled for Friday, Oct. 27, at the Quail Valley City Centre and Golf Course. Participants, please check the new date with your team to ensure your teams participation. Please notify Tyson Stittleburg with any changes, questions, and/or concerns at tyson@missouricitytx.gov. Volunteers, please confirm availability […]

Missouri City needs to be better prepared

Dear Editor: It’s probably not too early to look at the lessons learned through the catastrophic Harvey experience for our town. For those whose houses were flooded, I personally express my deepest sympathies. Few things could be worse than losing your home, even temporarily. It is on your behalf that I write this letter. First, […]

Thanks Sugar Land, I now live in a flood house

An open letter to the City of Sugar Land: Here’s what your drainage imbalance has caused me: 1) Lowered home value, this is now a flood home. This is the worst part of the situation. I’m semi-retired, most of my income is from Social Security; my home was part of my savings. That value is […]

Missouri City holding drug take back event

Missouri City will again partner with the Drug Enforcement Administration to accept unwanted medication free of charge at a National Drug “Take Back” event, providing residents the opportunity to safely dispose of their expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs. Residents may drop off their unwanted medication on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 […]

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