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Fort Bend CAD goes high-tech

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Chief appraisers of county appraisal districts and appraisal review boards (ARBs) may communicate electronically through email or other media with property owners or their designated representatives. Written agreements are required for notices and other documents to be delivered electronically in place of mailing. How does it work? Certain guidelines must be followed for this local […]

Kempner High’s Ward fulfills pledge to SMU today


By Michael Sudhalter By the time you read this article, Jordan Ward will have signed his official letter of intent to play football at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. The Kempner High linebacker is one of dozens of Fort Bend ISD senior student-athletes who made their college destination official, along with thousands of athletes […]

Fort Bend ISD set to open four schools by 2018

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Fort Bend ISD is on schedule to open three elementary schools by next year and a middle school by 2018. The funds for all four schools are part of a bond package that voters approved as part of the $484 million bond package. Construction hasn’t begun at any of the campuses, but preparation is underway. […]

Exchange Club Spaghetti set for Feb. 26

Ezra is looking forward to attending The Exchange Club of Sugar Land’s 29th Annual Spaghetti Dinner from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 26 at Fluor Corporation Cafeteria. (Photo by Larry Pullen)

The Exchange Club of Sugar Land’s 29th Annual Spaghetti Dinner will be held Friday, Feb. 26, 5:30-8:30 PM at the Fluor Corporation Cafeteria, 1 Fluor Daniel Drive, Sugar Land. Over 1500 people attend this event each year. Local law enforcement agencies and firefighters compete in a Spaghetti Sauce Cook-off. Their eccentric costumes are always a hit. […]

Missouri City residents expect better service at Glenn Lakes Post Office


By Donna Hill For the Star Missouri City has a population of 67,000, and that doesn’t include the residents of fast-growing neighboring unincorporated areas such as Sienna Plantation and Riverstone. Yet the area only has one United States Post Office with retail service, and it’s located on Texas Parkway. While citizens are pleased with the […]

Athlete Spotlight: Travis High’s Morris Udeze

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By Michael Sudhalter Travis High junior center Morris Udeze has successfully made the jump to the varsity level, from JV, this season. “It’s been good – it’s a huge jump,” said Udeze, who wears the No. 34 jersey for the defending 6A-23 Champion Tigers. “It’s more intense than JV. The game is faster, and […]

Ribbon Cutting at Town Square Law Office


By Elsa Maxey An open house/ribbon cutting in Sugar Land Town Center is always a great place to be, and this month on January 14th,, the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce’s feature was at Roberts Markel Weinberg Butler Hailey PC (RMWBH), that prestigious Texas law firm in Sugar Land on Plaza Drive. Chamber President Keri […]

Civil Servant of the Week: Colony Meadows Elementary Assistant Principal Jackie Boyd


By Michael Sudhalter Sugar Land native Jackie Boyd always knew she wanted to work in the education field. “I love everything about working in education,” Boyd said. “There is no better way to start you morning than by walking down a hallway of smiling children. As a child, I would sit in my bedroom […]



How would you like to enjoy a night on the town with your spouse or significant other? The Star will present one lucky couple with a $75 dinner, flowers and delicious cake for Valentine’s Day. Entering is easy. E-mail us your love stories. They don’t have to be long, but we want to hear about […]

Pet of the Week 01/27/16


Brady is a 3 year-old golden retriever mix. His owner recently passed away, and Brady is looking for a new family. He walks great on a leash, good with kids, can be high energy, very affectionate, loves toys, and enjoys car rides. You can meet Brady in person at 14700 Almeda Rd, and see hundreds […]

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