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National Night Out

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Fairchilds Fire Department captain J. Ernest, left, and his fellow firefighters met with the public during National Night Out on Oct. 7. (Submitted photo)

Stafford Centre celebrates 10 great years in the community

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The Stafford Centre officially opened it’s doors in 2004 and this year marks its anniversary celebrating 10 great years in the community. Since the Centre’s opening, it has welcomed over 3 million people to the facility. The Stafford Centre sits on 42 acres of land and offers 25,000 square feet of ballroom and exhibit halls […]

Steve Madden and Shoe Palace open at Katy Mills this fall

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Katy Mills, the largest outlet and value retail shopping destination in South Texas, welcomed Steve Madden and Shoe Palace to its impressive retail line-up this fall, just in time for the holiday shopping season. These new stores reinforce Katy Mills’ commitment to offer shoppers the best name-brand merchandise at an incredible value. “Katy Mills continues […]

Northern Exposure

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THE CAFÉE – Ah, yes, a little French music, French soup, croissants, and I can’t understand a word the yuppies at the next table are saying. Is this Paris? No. Louisiana? Not exactly. This is Olive + Gourmando on the corner of some street names I can’t pronounce. This is Montreal, which most Americans also mispronounce. […]

Red Mango Athlete Spotlight: Stafford’s Josh Uluocha

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Stafford High senior Josh Uluocha has been a key part of the Spartans’ most successful era in school history. Texas State, a Division I member of the Sun Belt Conference, has taken notice, and the 17-year-old defensive lineman gave the Bobcats a verbal commitment last month. Stafford is 5-1, 1-0 entering […]

Sugar Land Imperials become part of the community

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Why would anyone travel from the town of North Pole to Sugar Land months before Christmas? For 20-year-old Alex Tilman, he traveled 3,768 miles one way from the small town of North Pole, Alaska to play forward for the Sugar Land Imperials, a junior hockey team that plays in the NA3HL […]

Commentary: The importance of the FBISD Bond Election

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com When I was a freshman in college, I took a required course in Calculus and learned quickly that if you missed one step, you’d quickly lose two or three more within days. I spent countless hours in the university’s math tutoring center and eventually passed the course, with a ‘B’. The […]

Elizabeth Jane (Russell) Mason

October 27, 1937 – October 11, 2014 Elizabeth Jane (Russell) Mason, age 76, of Missouri City, Texas, went to be with her Savior, Jesus Christ, on Saturday, October 11, 2014.  She was born October 27, 1937, in North Adams, Massachusetts. Liz was one of 8 children and spent most of her formative years in Bennington, […]

Fort Bend County studies possibility of localized medical examiner office

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By Christina Martinez Christina@theleadernews.com Fort Bend County is listed with a population just over 650,000. Based upon the most recent census, counties with a population of one million or more are required to have a medical examiner office, according to state law. Fort Bend County could potentially reach that million-dollar number in the next few […]

Former NFL player opens Missouri City Snap Fitness

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Working out isn’t a one-size fits all, and Snap Fitness, 7746 Hwy. 6 in Missouri City, knows exactly how to accommodate members with a variety of strength and fitness goals. “We want this gym to be their own personal gym,” said Jordan Black, owner of the Missouri City Snap Fitness. “This […]

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