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COMMENTARY: Keep the Astrodome around

Adrian Martin
For The Star

If only the walls of the 50- year-old Astrodome could speak for a moment. They would probably tell a stories of Don Wilson’s no hitter against Hank Aaron’s Braves in the late 1960s. Maybe they would speak of the Texas native Earl Campbell’s quartet of thousand yard seasons from 1978-81. Or even Wrestlemania X-Seven, in […]

Astrodome Party


A Houston sports fan enjoyed the Astrodome’s 50th Birthday Party last week. 

COMMENTARY: It’s time to say goodbye to the Astrodome

Michael Sudhalter

Last week, I joined my fellow Greater Houstonians and celebrated the 50th Birthday Party of the Harris County Domed Stadium, better known to us as the Houston Astrodome. It was my first visit to the historic stadium – where generations of Houstonians enjoyed the Astros, Oilers, the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, as well as […]

Gracepoint Homes Builds New Brownstones in Sugar Land

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By Subhrata Barot For The Star Houston-based Gracepoint Homes is in the process of building Brownstones in Imperial Sugar Land. The homebuilder will construct 35, three-story luxury homes in the area’s newest neighborhood, The Point. The Brownstones will range from 3,350 – 4,000-square-feet. They are designed to reflect a “19th century, east coast charm.” Each […]

Countywide polling places announced

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A countywide polling place on Election Day is one where any registered voter of Fort Bend County may vote, just as in Early Voting.  If countywide polling places are implemented, a voter on Election Day would no longer be required to vote in his or her home precinct polling location, but could vote at any […]

FBISD candidate fires consultant over magazine article


By Michael Sudhalter With less than a month until Election Day, Stuart Jackson, one of four candidates for Fort Bend ISD Position 6, has terminated a contract with a political consultant because of a misleading magazine article. Jackson, a software company owner and first-time political candidate, decided to part ways with Burt Levine, a […]

Letter to the Editor: Local control requires local leadership

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Many Texas school districts, including Fort Bend ISD, have abused the discretion that the Texas legislature granted them. Such perceived abuse of discretion is largely why the issue of decriminalizing Truancy in the State of Texas is a major issue in the current legislative session. How a local school district designs and implements a Truancy […]

COMMENTARY: Fort Bend ISD makes the right call in honoring fallen hero

Michael Sudhalter

One hundred and ninety-seven years before I was born, there was a woman from my home state who chose danger over complacency. Deborah Sampson of Plympton, Mass. fought in the Revolutionary War to keep America an independent nation in 1782 – six years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Sampson later settled in […]

11U Champions


The Spikes Baseball Club went to Lake Charles for a little fun and baseball and came back with the 11U Open division title. The boys went a perfect 4-0 beating the Gladiators out of Beaumont, Champion Baseball out of Lake Charles twice and The Lake Charles Reign in the final game. 

Civil Servant of the Week: FBISD ESL Elementary Teacher of the Year Mandy Moreno


(1) When did you decide you wanted to become a teacher? “I’ve known since I was in elementary school that I wanted to be a teacher. I used to play teacher with my best friend, and we would use our brothers as our students.” (2) How did you decide to special in ESL? “My former […]

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