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County to pay up to $120,000 to defend John Healey and assistant district attorney

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Staff Reports and KHOU Channel 11 The Fort Bend County Commissioners approved up to $50,000 to pay outside counsel to defend Fort Bend District Attorney John Healey and Assistant District Attorney Mark Hanna against a State Bar of Texas grievance that was filed against them. Those funds are in addition to the $70,000 that Commissioner’s […]

County adds new bus service

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Fort Bend County Officials gathered today to celebrate the addition of a new bus service to the Fort Bend County Transportation program servicing the Richmond and Rosenberg area.  City officials from both Rosenberg and Richmond, Houston Galveston Area Council and The George Foundation were also in attendance.  The new bus service is a result of […]

Exchange Club of Sugar Land Inducts New President

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The National Exchange Club is fondly known as America’s Service Club. The main goal is the prevention of child abuse. The Exchange Club of Sugar Land raises funds for Fort Bend County non-profits including Child Advocates of Fort Bend, Fort Bend County Women’s Center, Texana Center for Autistic Children, Fort Bend Council on Substance Abuse […]

Sugar Land decreases homestead tax

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The Sugar Land City Council agreed last week to increase the Homestead Tax exemption to save a total of $229,000 for taxpayers in the city.  The vote took place on Tuesday. The Council’s action would save an average of $11 on a home valued at $350,000 at the current tax rate. The Council’s intention was to […]

Rep. Reynolds lauds Affordable Care Act, Gay marriage rulings

Texas State Rep. Ron Reynolds

The Supreme Court finally released it’s ruling in King v. Burwell, the case that determined the fate of the Affordable Care Act, AKA “Obamacare”. In a 6-3 decision, the court ruled in favor of keeping subsidies for those purchasing health insurance on the federal exchange, which is wonderful news for Texans. I am very excited […]

Rosenberg resident opens Crossfit to help fellow veterans, community members

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Fitness was never an integral part of Rene Moreno’s childhood, but you’d never know it looking at the chiseled 6-foot-2, 250-pound Rosenberg resident today. Moreno, 33, became interested in fitness soon after he joined the U.S. Army in 2000.  “I served as a Communications Specialist in the Army for seven years […]

Man murdered at Richmond bar

Jaime Buentello

At approximately 2:15 a.m., on June 28, Fort Bend Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to the Z-Bar Club located in the 1600 Block of Crabb River Road in Richmond in response to a disturbance and injured party.  Upon arrival it was discovered that Jaime Buentello had been beaten during the course of the disturbance, which concluded with […]

Rep. Rick Miller announces re-election bid

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State Representative Rick Miller will seek re-election to represent House District 26 in the Texas House of Representatives.  First elected in 2012, Miller currently serves on the House Appropriations Committee and House Public Health Committee.      “It is truly an honor to serve the people of District 26 in the State Legislature. I was […]

TSTC brings new opportunity to Fort Bend County

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Texas State Technical College officials, state Legislators, and community leaders broke ground on the TSTC campus in Fort Bend County Thursday, June 25. The groundbreaking signifies the start of a three-part building plan that will be known as Texas State Technical College in Fort Bend County.     Opening in the fall of 2016, the expansion […]

Stafford’s Brooks named to President’s List

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Stafford resident Joshua Brooks is one of five hundred and thirty eight students at Northwestern State University of Louisiana who have been named to the President’s List for the spring 2015 semester. Students on the President’s List must be enrolled full-time at Northwestern State and make A’s in all academic courses pursued. Local students on […]

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