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Seniors volunteer to help fellow seniors

Local resident Goldie Leinweber enjoys volunteering with Seniors Helping Seniors. (Submitted photo)

By Christina Martinez Christina@theleadernews.com In March, Goldie Leinweber started volunteering with Seniors Helping Seniors, a senior care and senior home care provider. Leinweber said she never imagined this is what she would be doing after she retired, but she also said she couldn’t imagine doing anything else. Leinweber previously worked in San Antonio and her […]

Letter to the Editor

Dear Fort Bend Star Editor: I wanted to follow up to your recent commentary “The Importance of the FBISD Bond Election”. I appreciate you taking the time to research the issue and applaud you using the Fort Bend Star in a responsible manner to highlight the importance of this bond referendum to our community. I […]

Common sense, not federal regulations, are necessary when it comes to nutrition

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Carey Snyder wants his grandson to have a positive high school experience – both in the classroom and beyond. He donates his time to assist with the Clements High Junior ROTC, so students have the opportunity to travel to competitions, and to participate in events. JROTC is an important program that teaches students about discipline, […]

Suspect sues city of Stafford, officer

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Jay Mazoch has filed a federal lawsuit in Houston, alleging that the Stafford Police Department and one of its officers used excessive force in October 2012. The city issued a statement, strongly disagreeing with the lawsuit brought forth by the 22-year-old Mazoch, who was indicted by a Fort Bend County Grand Jury on two felony […]

St. Laurence to add $12.9 million Parish Life Center

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St. Laurence Catholic Church, the oldest Catholic church in Sugar Land, will add a $12.9 million Ave Maria Parish Life Center adjacent to the church itself at 3103 Sweetwater Blvd. next October. St. Laurence opened in October 1985 with 500 families and has expanded to 7,000 families today. The new Parish Life Center replaces two […]

Skeeters prove to have staying power in Sugar Land

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com When Chris Jones became general manager of the Sugar Land Skeeters before last season, he made it a point to get the franchise even more involved in the community than it had been the previous two seasons. “I took it as a personal challenge to get involved in the community as […]

Missouri City predicts small profit for Quail Valley Golf Course in FY2015

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Missouri City’s acquisition of the Quail Valley Golf Course was one of the biggest developments in the city’s 58-year-history, and one of Mayor Allen Owen’s proudest accomplishments in two decades in office. “We put that idea on the ballot for the citizens to vote on, and it passed by the largest […]

Fort Bend residents plan Kendleton Historical Museum

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Larry Callies, a rodeo cowboy and former country singer who lives in the small Fort Bend County town of Beasley, is hoping to have several cowboy-related items in a Kendleton museum by 2016. Kendleton is a small Fort Bend town near the Wharton County line on U.S. Hwy. 59. Most of […]

Entrepreneurial couple to open children’s Lighthouse Learning Center in Fulshear

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Children’s Lighthouse Learning Centers, widely recognized as the leading values-based, early-education childcare provider in the United States, announced today that it has signed a franchise agreement with local couple Hoang Ngo and Amanda Nguyen, husband and wife, to open the company’s 11th location in the Houston market. Projected to open in the summer of 2015, […]

Fort Bend County Sheriff’s office to partner with Nextdoor

The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office has announced a partnership with Nextdoor (www.nextdoor.com), the free and private social network for neighborhoods, to build safer communities with help of residents. This integration with Nextdoor will enable the Sheriff’s Office to communicate online with Fort Bend County neighborhoods. Residents and Sheriff’s Office personnel will be able to […]

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