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2015 Founders Ball in the making

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Event promotes cultural arts Ladies and Gentlemen, Billy Stritch!  This is what Nancy Porter, active social and civic leader, has been backing on behalf of the Sugar Land Cultural Arts Foundation for its upcoming 2015 Founders Ball set for Jan. 17.  Next month at Safari Texas, this will be a tribute to Billy Stritch’s work. […]

Pet of the Week 12/10/14

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Meet Copper. This neutered, 3 year old Golden Retriever/Shepherd mix is an active boy! Copper loves to run, play and is an extremely high jumper (which his new family will need to accomodate). He’s smart, loving and would make the perfect family pet. Could Copper come spend the holidays with you? Contact Sugar Land Animal […]

A NOTION OF IMMIGRANTS

Lynn Ashby

One night I was having dinner in an eatery when the owner came over and said, “Mee-stur HASH-bee, you have a phone call.” Huh? The café was in an unknown village in the Netherlands, and few if any people knew I was there, or cared. The call was from an American friend, Phil, who worked […]

Civil Servant of the Week: Meadows Place Chief Gary Stewart

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By Karen Daniels For the Star Chief Gary Stewart of the City of Meadows Place Police Department has recently been elected as the 2015 President of the Houston Area Police Chief’s Association (HAPCA). This organization promotes training, education, and cooperation among law enforcement within seven area counties. Police chiefs, sheriff’s, task forces from colleges and […]

Sugar Land residents brainstorm the city’s future

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com The variety of future housing options was part of the discussion last Wednesday during a Sugar Land—Land Use Plan Meeting last Wednesday at City Hall. “As the community changes, ‘what do we need so people can live out their lives here’ (is a question we’re hoping to answer),” said Lisa Kocich-Meyer, […]

Athlete Spotlight: Ridge Point’s Amir Smith

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By Adrian Martin For The Star Ridge Point High’s Amir Smith is the beneficiary of great genetics and a killer mindset.  The 6-foot-6 shot-blocking senior was born on September 16, 1997. Two years earlier, his father Joe Smith, was selected first overall in the NBA draft by the Golden State Warriors. After three games, he […]

Olson tapped for Communications & Technology Subcommittee slot

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Congressman Pete Olson (R-TX) today announced that he has been selected by House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) to serve on the Communications and Technology Subcommittee in the 114th Congress under Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR). “Texas is rapidly becoming the new Silicon Valley on telecommunications issues and as a strong advocate of […]

Texana choir delivers excellent Christmas Show

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Some Fort Bend County residents received an early Christmas treat when they attended the Texana Learning Center’s Christmas Choir Performance last Friday at the Asian American Baptist Church in Missouri City. Texana is a center that assists and enriches the lives of adults with developmental disabilities. ARC of Fort Bend leases […]

Homes For Heroes Comes to Fort Bend County

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Sherri Horn of Coldwell Banker United and Diane Eckols of Hamilton Group Funding stopped by the Rosenberg Police Department to share goodies and information about the Homes for Heroes Program. Started after the events of 9/11, Homes for Heroes is a national program designed to give back to the Heroes who serve our community. HFH […]

Fort Bend Family YMCA Recognizes Keith Borgfeldt as Volunteer of the Year

Fort Bend Family YMCA Recognizes Keith Borgfeldt as Volunteer of the Year

On Nov. 18, the YMCA of Greater Houston hosted their Annual Celebration, an evening recognizing their volunteers of the year held at the Hilton Americas.  The event recognized volunteers who stand out in the crowd by giving tirelessly so that others have a chance to shine. Volunteer of the Year for the Fort Bend Family […]

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