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Non-profit director writes book about baseball

Mike Vance

Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com For some Houstonians, the Astros’ lone World Series appearance nine years ago seems like ancient history. But Fort Bend County native and author Mike Vance,  a Dulles High alum who now lives in Houston, decided to dig way deeper into the city’s baseball heritage. Vance, 55, wrote “Houston Baseball: The Early Years, […]

State ethics commission evaluating Miller’s complaint

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By Christina Martinez Christina@theleadernews.com Last fall Sugar Land resident, Diana Miller, filed a complaint with the Texas Ethics Commission alleging misuse of public funds by the City. Miller filed the complaint under section 255.003 – Unlawful Use of Political Funds for Advertising of the Election Code, claiming the City Manager, Allen Bogard, had knowingly used […]

Stubbs prepares to lead Fort Bend Christian by example

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Ty Stubbs may be 5-foot-11 and 305 pounds, but he’s surprisingly fast off the ball. “He’s a big guy, but he has great feet,” Fort Bend Christian Academy head football coach Dave Roberts said. “In baseball, he’s a pitcher and first baseman. He’s played the last two years with a torn […]

Clements volleyball sees possibilities for upcoming season

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By Christina Martinez Christina@theleadernews.com The Clements High volleyball team opens their season last week with a non-conference match against Stratford. The Rangers lost to Stratford last fall in a neutral non-district match, 3-1 and will host Memorial at 5 p.m. Thursday. The Rangers are in their second year with head coach Jenny Adcock and the […]

Six things every athlete should know

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Six things every student athlete should know before taking the field With the fall sports season gearing up, physicians with Memorial Hermann want to help keep young athletes healthy and safe both on and off the field.  Young athletes (and parents too) should consider these tips – provided by Alfred Mansour, M.D., pediatric orthopedic and […]

Charles Isadore Laperouse

Charles Isadore Laperouse
January 25, 1927 - July 25, 2014

Charles L. Laperouse, 87, passed away on July 25, 2014, preceded in death by his beloved wife of 45 years, Mary; his father Elmore, mother Leonie, brother Lloyd, and sister Sandra Davis.  urvived by his son, James and wife Debbie; daughter Renee Falls and husband Dewayne; eight grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; loving […]

Becky Stettler File

Becky Stettler File
May 31, 1930 - August 8, 2014

Becky Stettler File, 84, of Houston, Texas passed away on Friday, August 08, 2014.  She was born on May 31, 1930 to Paul Hassam Stettler and Rebecca Meyer Stettler in Rochester, PA. She was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband of 50 years Donald R. File, Sr.; and her brother Paul Stettler. […]

omg! Inside Fort Bend 08/13/14

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Moon closer to earth, not bigger Look down, look up, it’s super moon! Chances are Neil Armstrong’s footprints on the moon couldn’t be seen this past Sunday, August 10, when the super moon cast its light from up above.  This is an occurrence when the moon comes closest to the earth. According to scientists, the super […]

Sugar Land native named Heights Chamber director

Jacob Milwee

By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Sugar Land native Jacob Milwee has climbed the ranks of the Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce since he joined the staff as the Director of Member Services in the summer of 2008. Now, he’s ready to take the things he learned from outgoing president Terry Burge and former presidents Ken […]

Civil Servant of the Week: FBISD Social Worker pens book on financial literacy, success

Janice Little

A double celebration is nearing for Fort Bend ISD social worker, Janice Little, who on Sept. 20 will celebrate her graduation and book release. Little will receive her Doctor of Management Degree in Organizational Leadership from the University of Phoenix early that afternoon and will release her new book, The Graduate’s Gift, later that evening. “Janice […]

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