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Mary Sarah named Fort Bend County Fair Parade grand marshal

The darling of Nashville, Mary Sarah, will be the 2017 grand marshal of the Fort Bend County Fair Parade on Friday, Sept. 29. A powerful voice that has a distinct veteran sound, 22-year-old Mary Sarah is well on her way to cutting her place in country music history. The pride of Fort Bend County has […]

Fort Bend Cares grants over $194,000 to area nonprofits

Fort Bend Cares supporters celebrated the awarding of grants to 31 nonprofits committed to improving the lives of disadvantaged children in Fort Bend County on Thursday, June 8, at Safari Texas Ranch. Through the generosity of event sponsors and other donors, Fort Bend Cares distributed over $176,000 to the community organizations. Awards ranged from $2,000 […]

Sugar Land Rotary installs new officers

Jim Munnell is the club’s new president On June 21, Sugar Land Rotary installed a new slate of officers for 2017-18 that includes Jim Munnell, president; Margie Connelly, president-elect; Rebecca Deurlein, vice president, Lerleen Hawkins, secretary; Raleigh Bailes Jr., treasurer; Sergeant-at-Arms Tabb Dye, and Rick Smith, past-president. Munnell thanked all of the club members and […]

Emery to seek re-election to Missouri City Council

Floyd Emery, first elected to the Missouri City Council in 2011 will seek re-election in the November 2017 General Election. He represents Missouri City District D, which includes Quail Valley, Lake Olympia, Lakeshore Harbour, Creekmont South, Silver Ridge, Newpoint and several other developments in the Quail Valley and Sienna areas. During these six years he […]

LCISD’s Randle named Region 4 Superintendent of the Year for 2nd time

Randle won award in 2001, now competes for state honors Lamar Consolidated ISD Superintendent Dr. Thomas Randle is the 2017 Region 4 Superintendent of the Year. “Considering the depth of talent of the school administrators in the Houston area, this is indeed a humbling honor,” Randle said. “I am proud of our accomplishments. And I […]

Missouri City Branch Library closing a year for renovations

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Missouri City Branch Library, located at 1530 Texas Parkway, will close for renovations beginning Monday, July 31. The library will remain closed for approximately 10 to 12 months. Renovation and expansion of the Missouri City Branch Library is the first phase of a $19.8-million bond referendum approved by voters in November […]

Fort Bend Education Foundation receives ‘Partners in Education’ award

By Edwin Vega For the Fort Bend Star Honorary Chair of the 34th annual Governor’s Volunteer Awards, Texas first lady Cecilia Abbott, announced the Fort Bend Education Foundation as a 2017 recipient of the Partners in Education Award (PIE). As part of the Governor’s Volunteer Awards, administered by OneStar Foundation, the PIE award recognizes an […]

Finding faith in heartbreak

Ross family has two children with life-threatening ailments By Joe Southern Late last summer Andrew Ross began experiencing stomachaches. At first his parents, David and Kristi Ross, didn’t pay much mind to it. It’s not that they were not concerned about their son; they just had bigger worries with his younger sister. Grace, 4, […]


Carlos Correa gives thanks after scoring a two-run home run in a recent game for the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. The Astros (60-29) are the fifth Major League team to win 60 games before the all-star break. The Dodgers became the fourth just before the Astros and lead the Majors with 61 wins […]

Get ready to Engage life in Fort Bend County

Let’s have some fun, shall we? Seriously, what is there to do for fun in and around Fort Bend County? We’ve only lived here since Christmas of 2008 and I can’t help but feel my family has not fully experienced all the interesting things there are to do here. This is a big, diverse county […]

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