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University Branch Library to present MS Word series

University Branch Library will present a series of classes in August on using Microsoft Word 2010. The classes are free, and participants may attend individual sessions or the whole series. The University Branch Library is located at 14010 University Blvd in Sugar Land on the UH campus. The first class, “MS Word Survival Basics,” will […]

ESL Book Club to discuss “The Five People You Meet in Heaven”

An E.S.L. (English as a Second Language) Book Club will meet at George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview in Richmond, on Thursday, August 7, beginning at 10:00 am, in the Adult Services Learning Lab on the first floor of the library. The book to be discussed is The Five People You Meet in Heaven, written by […]

LTC Trever J. Nehls relinquishes Battalion Command

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LTC Trever J. Nehls, a Richmond resident, received a Meritorious Service Medal for a successful tenure as Battalion Commander of the 415th Civil Affairs (CA) Battalion in Kalamazoo, Michigan. LTC Nehls relinquished command of the 415th CA BN on July 19, 2014 and is scheduled to assume command of the 490th CA BN in Grand […]

New Houston Methodist Emergency Care Center now open in Missouri City

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Missouri City residents now have convenient access to Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s leading emergency care capabilities. The new state-of-the-art Houston Methodist Emergency Care Center opened July 15 in the heart of Missouri City, at 8200 Highway 6 between the Sienna Plantation and Riverstone communities. The center is open 24 hours a day, seven days […]

Larger than Life…Donald Leonetti

By Lisa Glenn  On July 17, 2014, the life of Donald Joseph Leonetti was cut short in a tragic senseless way and an entire community went into mourning along with his beloved family.  For over 25 years, his company, Leonetti Graphics, has served Fort Bend Schools, a myriad of charitable organizations and countless local businesses by […]

Museum site for Sugar Land Heritage Foundation to be announced Preservation of city’s past on historic grounds

While some may say there’s no sugar in Sugar Land since the Imperial Sugar Factory is no longer in operation, life here continues to be sweet.  That includes the connection to a legendary past that has made way to the city’s phenomenal future.  Sugar Land Heritage Foundation (SLHF) Executive Director Dennis Parmer heads the historic […]

Thanks to the 2014 “Community Operation” Back-to-School Health Fairs supporters

AccessHealth is expecting the 2014 “Community Operation” back-to-school health fair to be a day filled with family fun and health education. This event would not be possible without the help of Fort Bend County, The City of Missouri City, Community Health Choice, St. Johns United Methodist Church, All Star Storage, Legacy Ford, Rotary Club of […]

Fort Bend County tax offices close for training

Patsy Schultz, Fort Bend County Tax Assessor Collector, would like to inform the public all offices will close at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 for staff training.  All offices will reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 14, 2014.

The Fort Bend Fork 07/30/14

This week is all about the zany zucchini.  One of the more versatile vegetables, the zucchini can stand alone or be added to a variety of dishes such as casseroles, breakfast foods, sweet breads and desserts.  It adds a pleasing taste and texture with the added bonus of increasing the nutrient value of the dish.  […]

The Afterburner 07/30/14

By LeaAnne Klentzman   Waiting game – A group of Fort Bend County Road and Bridge employees are waiting on TB tests results.  Concerned citizens have told the Star of a case(s) of tuberculosis at the Dairy Ashford Road and Bridge location; a facility that houses numerous county operations. Road and Bridge Director Mark Grant said […]

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