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New MC Fire Station set to open Wednesday, July 1

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On July 1, Missouri City Fire Station 5, located on Waters Lake Boulevard, will officially open its doors and begin serving the southern portion of Sienna Plantation. Officers and drivers for the new station will be sworn in on Thursday, June 25, at a special ceremony at the City Centre at Quail Valley, 2880 La […]

Fort Settlement wins National Science Bowl competition

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By Subhrata Barot For The Star Make way for the victors! Fort Settlement Middle School (FSMS) students won the 2015 National Science Bowl® Final Competition in Washington, D.C., which is hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy. The FSMS team defeated the Roberto Clemente Middle School team from Germantown, Md. This year marks the 25th […]

Blood drive strikes a chord for Skeeters GM, family

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SKEETERS BLOOD DRIVE 3-7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27 at Constellation Field Donors receive a voucher for a Skeeters game ticket, a free T-shirt and a raffle entry for the chance to throw out the first pitch at a Skeeters game. By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Throughout the baseball season, there are many events and happenings, […]

Fort Bend Christian graduation set for May 29

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The commencement ceremony for the 18th graduating class of Fort Bend Christian Academy will take place at 7 p.m. May 29., at Sugar Creek Baptist Church. Allyson Peters, Fort Bend Christian Academy Valedictorian, will attend Baylor University, and plans to major in business with a minor in graphic design. She would like to work in […]

Celebrating Carl Favre’s Impactful Life

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Carl Philip Favre, 64, beloved and respected community leader, leaves us knowing about the joy of sharing an abundant life with his community from his worldly success and spiritual evolution.  He passed away on May 11.  A tremendous outpouring of friends and family celebrated his life this Saturday at a memorial service at Sugar Land […]

Fort Bend Baseball, Softball playoffs

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Ridge Point High senior pitcher Ryan Stanley threw a complete game three-hitter in a 7-1 first round playoff win over Angleton last Saturday. The Panthers will face Port Neches-Groves in the second round of the UIL Class 5A playoffs, Thursday through Saturday at Lee High in Baytown. The RPHS softball team will face Barbers Hill […]

Mental health clinics serve those in crisis situations

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Crisis clinics provide care regardless of insurance Approximately one in five adults in the United States experiences mental illness in a given year. The numbers are the same for American children aged 13 to 18.  High cost and the stigma surrounding mental health are just two of the reasons many won’t seek treatment for mental […]

Missouri City names Atkinson interim city manager

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Missouri City approved assistant city manager Bill Atkinson as its interim city manager last week. Atkinson succeeds interim city manager Bill Eisen, who resigned, effective Friday, because he has several trips planned this summer. Atkinson has served as Missouri City’s Assistant City Manager since 2007. He has previously served as the City Manager in Sachse, […]

Your guide to getting fit without injury

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For many, summertime means playtime. The sun is shining and the outdoors beckons. But one wrong move can leave you couch-ridden. Dr. Kenneth Renney, sports medicine specialist with Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, discusses some of the most common sports injuries and how to avoid them. Tennis and elbow pain. Tennis elbow is a […]

Scanlan Oaks, Lexington Creek students participate in Texans triathlon

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A team of 206 students from Scanlan Oaks Elementary School took part in the fourth annual Houston Texans Kids Triathlon, presented by Texas Children’s Hospital. The event welcomed more than 1,978 participants, ages 6 to 15, and 64 registered teams that participated in swimming, biking and running courses formed at the University of Houston. The […]

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