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DISTRICT 26 STATE SENATE – Rita Lucido (Democrat), Joan Huffman (Republican)

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What is your proudest accomplishment in politics?  Your proudest accomplishment as a private citizen? JH: I am proud to be a strong voice and advocate for sexually abused children and those who are victims of human trafficking. My proudest legislative accomplishment came during the 83rd session when I authored and passed SB 12.  Now law, […]

Missouri City man in sidewalk dispute with city

Missouri City resident Robert Buscemi is unhappy with the work that the city did on the sidewalk in front of his home. (Submitted photo)

By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Missouri City resident Robert Buscemi is unhappy with the work that the city’s maintenance department did on the sidewalk in front of his home in the Lake Olympia neighborhood. “In July, Missouri City sent out a maintenance team to repair the sidewalks in our area,” Buscemi said.  “This group was not […]

Election sign theft investigation continues

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The Fort Bend County District Attorney’s office is still investigating a misdemeanor theft case from May. Then-Fort Bend ISD school board member and Position 4 candidate, Bruce Albright, had been arrested for stealing another signs from Position 5 candidate, Kris Allfrey, in front of Helfman Ford in Meadows Place – where Albright is employed. Both […]

Commentary: Let’s bring voting into the 21st Century…

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Last week, I left my home with a High Definition television, drove to the polls and turned off my Smartphone. While voting, I used a computer reminiscent of my middle school days in the early 1990s. At least it’s a computer, which is more than I can say of when I started voting 17 years […]

COUNTY JUDGE –Bob Hebert (Republican), James Pirtle (Democrat)

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What is your proudest accomplishment in politics? your proudest accomplishment as a private citizen? BH: Politics – Standing my ground to block the appointment of a person to the Alief School Board whom I thought was not qualified. While I lost my re-election campaign because of this, but felt it was a small price to […]

DISTRICT 26 State Rep. – David Hamilton (Republican), Ron Reynolds (Democrat)

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What is your proudest accomplishment in politics? Your proudest accomplishment as a private citizen? DH: My proudest accomplishment in politics is the connection that I have been able to make with people in our community over my plan for improving education. My proudest accomplishment as a private citizen is that, only by the grace of […]

Alvardo sentenced to 99 years in child molestation case

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Juan Cerda Alvarado was found guilty of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child last Friday. Evidence presented by prosecutors Natalie McKinnon and Jill Stotts, assigned to the District Attorney’s Child Abuse Division, revealed that Alvarado sexually assaulted an eight-year-old female child he had known for years.  While the child was taking a shower, the defendant […]

Flying Vikings takes special needs youth into the sky

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By Christina Martinez Christina@theleadernews.com Smiles from ear to ear could be seen across the faces of a few area youth who flew 2,000 feet above Sugar Land with the non-profit organization, Flying Vikings. The event was held last Saturday at Anson Aviation Hanger at the Sugar Land Regional Airport where children from ages 4-18 with […]

Quail Valley team wins Houston tennis title

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Every year the dream burns brightly for hundreds of over 55 year old tennis players in the Houston area: To play in the United States Tennis Association national tournament in Surprise, Arizona. Every player prepares differently for the July-August season. Some play more tennis, some seek approval from their cardiologist, some go to a chiropractor, […]

Athlete Spotlight: Ridge Point High’s Brooke Rutherford

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Ridge Point High senior setter/outside hitter Brooke Rutherford is ready to help the Panthers win their first district championship in volleyball. “It’s been really fun,” Rutherford said. “Our outside hitters and middle blockers are great. We have amazing hitters. It’s a great group of girls.” The Panthers are currently undefeated in […]

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