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CIVIL SERVANT OF THE WEEK: Sartartia Middle School Orchestra Director Ann Victor

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Ann Victor, the Orchestra Director at Sartartia Middle School, is the recipient of the 2015 Spec’s Charitable Foundation Award for Excellence in Music Education. The award recognizes her as an outstanding orchestra director who has brought positive recognition and distinction to her school through regional, state and national competitions, awards and honors. She was honored […]

Sugar Land City Council approves Clark Condon Associates Contract

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The Sugar Land City Council approved a contract for the full design and construction administration of the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) Parking and Plaza project adjacent to the Smart Financial Centre in Sugar Land. The contract amount is $659,170 and has been assigned to Clark Condon Associates. “The contract with Clark Condon Associates was […]

Fort Bend Exchange Club dedicates two awareness fields for Child Abuse Awareness Month

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The Exchange Club of Fort Bend received  proclamations from Mayor Allen Owen of Missouri City and Stafford City Councilman, Cecil Willis,  declaring April as Child Abuse Awareness Month in both Missouri City and Stafford.  The proclamation was delivered at the dedication of the one of the club’s ‘Awareness Fields’ at Hwy 90 and Present Street […]

Quail Valley Middle School support Avon 39

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Quail Valley Middle School (QVMS) students, staff, parents and community members raised $2,500 to support Avon 39, the walk to cure cancer, during a fundraising event held on campus. Students who raised at least $25 for the cause were invited to attend the event that included board games, music and line dancing, basketball tournaments, volleyball […]

Battle for the Fittest Superintendent: Million Mile Month Challenge Begins 

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Fort Bend ISD Superintendent Dr. Charles Dupre is asking the Fort Bend ISD community to help the District as it participates in Million Mile Month, an online challenge to promote wellness and support children’s health. The month-long effort kicked off April 1, and nearly 5,000 staff members, students, parents, and community members have already accepted […]

Local student competed in state spelling bee

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Dickinson Elementary School fifth grader Michael Tsao has been participating in his school’s spelling bee since third grade and each year he would come closer to winning.  So when he won his school’s bee this past year his family was very proud and had no expectation that he would win the regional bee for Fort […]

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital named one of the Nation’s 100 Top Hospitals

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Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital was named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health AnalyticsTM, a leading provider of data-driven analytics and solutions to improve the quality of health care. The Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals® study identifies hospitals and leadership teams that provide the highest level of value to their communities, […]

Camo Cookers conquer competition at American Legion Crawfish Boil

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The Camo Cookers took top title in the American Legion Post 942 Crawfish Boil contest earlier this month at the post’s Legion Hall in Sugar Land.  Facing off against almost a dozen teams, Colt Doyle and Erick Zepeda of the Camo Cookers prepared 70 pounds of crawdaddies to prevail the cooking contest. “We gave the […]

ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT: Ridge Point’s Jacob Griffin

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com When it came to playing soccer, Jacob Griffin embraced the pressure. “I like the pressure honestly,” said the Ridge Point High senior goalkeeper. “As a goalkeeper, you can be an offensive weapon and a defensive weapon.” Griffin, 17, helped lead the Panthers to their best season in school history. Ridge Point […]

Alohaneke arrested for murder

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A 56-year-old man faces a murder charge after a deadly incident that occurred last Wednesday evening in a Mission Bend home. Osa Alohaneke is accused of killing a woman in her home, located at 16315 Alametos Drive. Alohaneke said the victim was his fiancée and that they lived at that address. When deputies arrived at […]

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