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Schools, districts given letter grades


By Joe Southern As a preemptive strike before Friday’s release of the “work in progress” A-F letter grade accountability report from the Texas Education Agency to the Texas Legislature, both the Fort Bend ISD and the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) issued statements decrying fairness of the grading system. “I regret that our […]

Smart Financial Centre opens doors to the public


By Joe Southern Approximately 7,000 people took a free peek behind the scenes Saturday at Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, the city’s new $84 million performing arts venue. The City of Sugar Land and its management partner ACE SL, LLC, held an open house from noon to 4 p.m. to allow residents a […]

Texans shut down Raiders 27-14 in Wild Card game


By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star Houston’s top ranked defense played to expectations and quarterback Brock Osweiler exceeded expectations as the Texans beat the Oakland Raiders 27-14, and advanced to the second round of the NFL playoffs. All-Pro Jadeveon Clowney sent the Raiders an early message by intercepting a screen pass at the […]



STAFFORD BASKETBALL Stafford High senior Zaquan Brooks scored two of his team-high 15 points on this second half dunk as the Spartans defeated La Marque 48-39 on Friday night. The Spartans used a 15-0 third quarter to break a 24-24 halftime tie.             STAFFORD SOCCER The Stafford High boys soccer […]

@FtBendAthletics: Bush comes back to beat Travis

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By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star The Austin (1-0), Bush (2-0) and Hightower (2-0) boys basketball teams lead District 20-6A as district play gets started. Bush 66, Travis 63 Friday night, in the first of two showdowns this season, Bush overcame a 35-25 halftime deficit to beat the Tigers 66-63. The Broncos cut […]

Fort Bend Junior Service League accepting scholarship applications

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The Fort Bend Junior Service League (FBJSL) is offering two scholarship programs to assist women in Fort Bend County who desire to further their education. The FBJSL Volunteer Scholarship applicant must be an outstanding Fort Bend female high school senior who has completed at least 100 hours of high school community service, has a minimum […]

Bellaire mobility project ribbon cutting

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Fort Bend County officials gathered for the Bellaire Mobility Project Ribbon-Cutting ceremony on Dec. 19. The ribbon cutting marks the completion of the four-lane concrete boulevard from Parkway Lakes Lane to Lakehead Lane completing the missing links for the four-lane boulevard from Grand Mission Boulevard to Grand Parkway. County Judge Bob Hebert said, “This Bellaire […]

Ruben Davis Drive ribbon cutting ceremony


On Saturday, Jan. 7, Missouri City staff, councilmembers, stakeholders and residents joined Houston-area elected officials for a ribbon cutting ceremony for Ruben Davis Drive. The day’s ceremony included a salute to the former Fort Bend County Precinct 2 Constable at the Fort Bend County Annex building, which is located next to the newly renamed Orchard […]

Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital receives Texas Ten Step re-designation

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Members of the perinatal staff at Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital celebrate being re-designated as a Texas Ten Step facility. Pictured left to right are nurses Megan Oggero, Margaret Cotlar, Melissa Brunke, Jennifer Bernhardt, Julie Fonseca, Ann Kingrey and Susan Isaac.

Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital was again designated as a Texas Ten Step facility by the Texas Department of State Health Services. The program encourages breastfeeding as the preferred feeding method for newborns and infants. Memorial Hermann Sugar Land has been designated a Texas Ten Step facility since 2011. Based on the World Health Organization […]

Pet of the Week 01/11/17


Hello.  My name is Violet.  I am a Black and Tan Rottweiler mix and I am just over 2 and a half years old.  I would love to meet you.  Come by and visit with me today!

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