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Local pharmacists meet community’s needs

Missouri City pharmacists Sulisa Chow, left, and Lori Markel, own Sienna Compounding Pharmacy 
at 9029 Texas Hwy. 6.
(Submitted photo)

By Theresa D. McClellan For The Star When it comes to medicine, there is no one size fits all. Which is why Missouri City pharmacists Sulisa Chow and Lori Markel joined forces to open the Sienna Compounding Pharmacy on Texas Highway 6. “The thing about compounding for me is that it’s so specialized for the […]

State Education Commissioner to visit Sugar Land on Friday


Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce’s Education Division will host the newly appointed Texas Commissioner of Education,  Mike Morath: Leading Texas Education on Friday from 11:30-1 p.m. at the Sugar Land Marriott.  This luncheon will be presented by The Harris Law Firm with underwriter support by AG|CM, Inc., AUTOARCH Architects, and Fluor. Governor Greg Abbott appointed […]

Former high school sweethearts now happily married in Missouri City


By Michael Sudhalter Jim White asked for Kathleen Ballard’s phone number twice — on occasions separated by 40 years. White and Ballard grew up in the Houston Heights and were briefly high school sweethearts at Reagan High in 1963. They went their separate ways. After both became divorced and widowed, they re-connected on, […]

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital is first in Fort Bend to offer unique pain-control procedure for breast cancer surgery

Karl Nazareth, M.D., Brenda Murray, Michelle Shen, M.D.

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital recently performed Fort Bend’s first PECS II block, a procedure to minimize the pain of breast cancer surgery. PECS II is a relatively new pre-surgery approach to pain management. Using ultrasound technology, the anesthesiologist identifies the exact location of two major pectoral nerves and “blocks” them from pain with injections […]

Star Valentine’s Day Contest: Love Stories in Fort Bend County


CHANCE MEETING TURNS INTO LOVE Karen Morrison & Daniel Ehler I met my boyfriend in Cub Scouts. My son was only 5 years old at the time. He is 14 years old now. And when I saw him sitting there, I started talking to him about the Cub Scouts. My son had just joined, and […]

Barbara (Babs) Nesbitt Miller

Barbara (Babs) Nesbitt Miller

MAY 25, 1947  E FEBRUARY 2, 2016 Barbara Nesbitt Miller (Babs) died unexpectedly in her sleep at her home in Sugar Land, Texas on February 2, 2016. She was born on May 25, 1947 in Washington, D.C. The youngest of three girls, Babs spent her early life in the Washington suburbs. In October of 1958, […]

Letters to the Editor 02/10/16

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ADDRESSING SUGAR LAND ZONING The Sugar Land Mayor and City Council changed the Zoning Regulations to make it easier to gain approval for high density apartment developments. Currently, there are no limits on the number of apartments that can be built in “Planned Developments”. Soon after the regulations are changed, a Developer submits a plan […]

COMMENTARY: Stanley’s courageous mayoral candidacy

Michael Sudhalter

With five declared candidates, the Sugar Land mayoral election on May 7 is getting crowded. Potential candidates still have until next Friday to declare, and if the trend continues, there may have to be two sets of debates, similar to the Republican Presidential hopefuls. The candidates – current council members Harish Jajoo and Joe Zimmerman, […]

Rosenberg man sentenced to life for sexual assault


Ernest Amaya Landin, Jr. was sentenced to Life in prison last Thursday by 268th District Court Judge Brady G. Elliott following a jury trial in which the 41-year old Rosenberg man was found guilty on two counts of Sexual Assault of a Child. Evidence presented by prosecutors Natalie McKinnon and Lisa P. Gregg showed that […]

Civil Servant of the Week: FBCSO Deputy Raymond Russell

Fort Bend County Judge Bob Hebert, left, honored several county employees last month, including Fort Bend Sheriff’s Deputy Raymond Russell, a 30-year-veteran of the Sheriff’s Office. 
(Submitted photo)

By Michael Sudhalter Fort Bend Sheriff’s Office Deputy Raymond Russell has noticed a lot of changes in patrol work over the past three decades. “I like everything about working patrol,” Russell said. “It’s come a long way. When I started in 1986, there were no computers in the patrol car, no plexiglass cages. There […]

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