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Fort Bend ISD students and staff Turn It Gold to support Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and Fort Bend ISD joins the nation in supporting children and young adults affected with pediatric cancer, while spreading awareness of early warning signs of the disease and available support services. Throughout the month, residents will notice gold ribbons placed throughout the community as a reminder that children are […]

Businesses donate school supplies for Fort Bend ISD students

Several Fort Bend ISD students will benefit greatly from the generous donation of school supplies provided by Aetna and OptumRx. To support the district with its back to school needs, Aetna Volunteer Council Co-Chairs Julia Mueck and Brenda Foster recently presented FBISD with several boxes of school supplies. Each year, Aetna employees purchase and donate […]

Fort Bend Forward Harvey Recovery Fund to help victims

Hurricane Harvey caused widespread, catastrophic damage throughout Texas and along the Gulf Coast. Fort Bend County experienced devastating floods with 22 percent of the county impacted by high water and 200,000 residents forced to evacuate. In order to assist with the recovery effort in the community, Fort Bend Forward, a charitable organization under the direction […]

Confused About Medicare Workshop coming to Sugar Creek Baptist Church

What started out as a way to help unravel the maze of Medicare has turned into a mission for native Houstonian Toni King. The “Medicare rules are changing all the time and I talk to people who have masters degrees and don’t understand the rules,” King said. Self-taught from experience, on-the-job training and continued research, […]

Italian Film Festival coming to Sugar Land

Partake of all that Italy has to offer at Umbria in Sugar Land, a five-day Italian Film Festival to be held in Sugar Land Sept. 27 through Oct. 1. Hosted by the City of Sugar Land and the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Festival del Cinema Citta di Spello ed i […]

HARVEY UPDATE: County moves into recovery mode

By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com Recovery efforts from Hurricane Harvey are well under way in Fort Bend County as disaster centers open, roads clear and mountains of debris line the streets of flooded communities as residents begin to rebuild. Judge Bob Hebert released video updates online last week and over the weekend to keep residents apprised […]

New company helps people preserve, organize photos

By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com As many people learned during Hurricane Harvey, boxes and albums of old photographs are hardly essentials to grab during an evacuation, but upon return their loss is one of the most lamented. When people talk about losing things that can’t be replaced, photos usually top the list. That’s why Fabi and […]

Snake bites girl helping others

By Theresa D. McClellan For The Fort Bend Star Not all flood victims appreciate a helping hand. One even bit the arm of a helper. The culprit was a copperhead snake hiding in a bin of toys. The victim is a 10-year-old girl whose family was helping another family recover from the recent flood. Because […]

Are hurricanes, fires and earthquakes signs of the apocalypse?

Is this the end of the world as we know it? Is the apocalypse upon us? Hurricanes, fires, massive earthquakes and more are wreaking havoc across the country and around the globe. Doomsayers are having a heyday. Bible-thumping fanatics are warning us of God’s impending wrath. Global warming warnings abound. (And somehow this is all […]

Precinct 3 constable suspends traffic warrants

Constable Wayne K. Thompson, Fort Bend County, Precinct 3, said his office will suspend the confirmation and/or arrest for Class “C” citations (traffic citation warrants) during the month of September to include arrest warrants originating out of his office or any other law enforcement agency. Other warrants, for more severe offenses, will continue to be […]

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