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Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital to celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day on June 2

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital is joining nearly 15.5 million American cancer survivors celebrating the 30th Annual National Cancer Survivors Day this year. Also being recognized are the many family members, friends and health care providers whose contributions to, and support of, cancer survivors help make the celebration possible. “Surviving cancer is more than just […]

Fitch, S&P affirm Sugar Land’s AAA bond rating

A strong economy and very strong management were cited by Fitch Ratings and Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings when affirming Sugar Land’s “AAA” rating for $21.1 million certificates of obligation issued by the city through a competitive sale on April 18. The City received bids from 10 underwriters, with the award going to JP Morgan […]

Letters to the Editor 05/24/17

Support the presidency Dear Editor, The fallout from the recent termination of the Director of the FBI by the President is symptomatic of something very wrong going on in America. At a time when we should be united in defense of our borders and our way of life, more attention is being spent on sowing […]

Aid at your fingertips by calling 211

By Theresa D. McClellan For the Fort Bend Star Working in the food stamps program four years ago, Fonetta Jones knew how to refer clients searching for ways to feed their families. When she became unemployed in October, however, she didn’t realize just how much calling 211 would help with every aspect of her life. […]


Girl Scouts and the leaders participate in the pre-game parade Friday night at Constellation Field, as the Sugar Land Skeeters celebrated both Girl Scout Night and Pink in the Park at the baseball stadium. Hundreds of Girl Scouts marched in the parade and stayed after the game for fireworks and to camp out on the […]

Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center welcomes its 100,000th visitor

First birthday bash celebration on May 20  The Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center – a project of the Children’s Museum of Houston – recently announced that it has reached its 100,000th visitor. The lucky visitor was Roshmy Vilangattusil, a Discovery Center member, who visited with her two young boys (and is expecting a girl) on […]

Disney and Marvel want your kids to cuss

I took my family to see “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” last week and came away with the same frustration I’ve felt from the last few Disney/Marvel movies I’ve seen. It was a good movie brought down by bad language. It’s extremely disappointing that Disney and Marvel have developed such vile potty mouths. It […]

State champions

The Lady Eagles of Fort Bend Christian Academy beat the Dallas Christian School Chargers 6-2 in last week’s TAPPS Division II Softball Championship game. The FBCA Eagles have earned six state championship titles in the past 10 years – 2007, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2017.Pictured from the left are (back row) Coach Kelly Carroll, […]

Real muscle power

Houston Texans star J.J. Watt watches as actor Arnold Schwarzenegger addresses the crowd Saturday night at Minute Maid Park for the fifth annual J.J. Watt Charity Classic. Schwarzenegger was in Houston to give the commencement address at the University of Houston. Watt, who held his first three games at Constellation Field in Sugar Land, led […]

Oladipo wins state discus

By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star Hightower’s Gabe Oladipo continued his unbeaten streak this spring by winning the 6A state discus throw with a toss of 204 feet, 5 inches. Oladipo will compete in several international events this summer before enrolling at Texas A&M University this fall. “The entire coaching staff is proud […]

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