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Spur 5 closed for new connector project

Beginning last Friday, the Texas Department of Transportation closed Spur 5 going northbound on the I-45 Gulf Freeway. The closure is the first of three phases for the I-45 Northbound Direct Connector Project. The project, once complete, will give this heavily traveled corridor two direct connectors at the I-45 Gulf Freeway and I-69/US 59 interchange. […]

Area students honored by Fort Bend Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution

The Fort Bend Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution honored four high school students as Good Citizens recently at the George Memorial Library. In addition, a sixth grade student received special essay award. The students who were chosen by their high schools as Good Citizens are Anthony Ray Amy, Kempner High School; Golden […]

Legacy Stadium approved as new name for Katy ISD’s second stadium

With a unanimous vote of 7-0, the Katy ISD Board of Trustees recently approved Legacy Stadium as the new name for the second stadium, currently under construction. Additionally and as part of public recommendation, the field will be named after former coach Mike Johnston. The state-of-the-art, cost efficient, multipurpose school facility will open up in […]

Bush High School Theater Department selected to perform at Scotland arts showcase

Widely recognized for its entertaining and innovative productions, The Bush High School Theater Department has been selected to perform at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the world’s largest and most prestigious arts festival. The Bush High School Theater Department’s performance will be showcased at an American High School Theater Festival (AHSTF) venue in Edinburgh, Scotland, […]


The Dulles Academic Decathlon team competed in the 6A large school state final with 39 other top-tier Texas teams in San Antonio. The nine students captured Dulles’ first state championship since 1987, defeating all 39 teams at the meet with a team score of 49,717. The team took home 32 event medals as well as […]

Sustainable farm, Loam Agronomics, opens in Richmond

The Edible Group, the parent company that owns Edible Earth Resources, Agmenity and Farmstead, have begun planting and developing its 288-acre sustainable farm in Richmond: Loam Agronomics. This farm is one of the largest farms of its kind in the Houston-area. Right now, the farm is focused on production for its CSA program. In the […]

Ocean Star celebrates 20th anniversary with open house

The Offshore Energy Center is hosting an open house April 26 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig and Museum. The public is invited to the open house, celebrating 20 years as a unique and quality museum. Admission is free for the day. The Offshore Energy Center is committed to […]

Senate passes array of pro-law enforcement bills

By Richard Lee For the Fort Bend Star Monday saw the end of the 60-day constitutional prohibition on considering non-emergency legislation, and the Senate marked the occasion by passing a number of bills intended to protect and honor law enforcement in Texas. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who sets each day’s agenda, says the idea came […]

@FtBendAthletics: Travis and Kempner top pre-season baseball rankings

By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star District 20-6A is loaded with baseball talent this spring. In one pre-season poll, Travis was first, Kempner third and Clements 17th. Throw in Austin, which is currently 12-4 this season, and you have the makings of a powerhouse district. Returning district champion Travis is 13-3 this season, […]

OCuSOFT getting ready for Le Cirque Gala

OCuSOFT, Inc. will join Exchange Club of Sugar Land as Ringmaster Sponsor for Child Advocates of Fort Bend’s 17th annual gala – Le Cirque, a whimsical, fantastical ball, on Saturday, April 29, at the Sugar Land Marriott Town Square. “We’ll have Cirque du Soleil style entertainment, a live auction, silent auction, raffle, wine pull, dinner […]

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