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Ocean Star celebrates 20th anniversary with open house

The Offshore Energy Center is hosting an open house April 26 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig and Museum. The public is invited to the open house, celebrating 20 years as a unique and quality museum. Admission is free for the day. The Offshore Energy Center is committed to […]

Senate passes array of pro-law enforcement bills

By Richard Lee For the Fort Bend Star Monday saw the end of the 60-day constitutional prohibition on considering non-emergency legislation, and the Senate marked the occasion by passing a number of bills intended to protect and honor law enforcement in Texas. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who sets each day’s agenda, says the idea came […]

@FtBendAthletics: Travis and Kempner top pre-season baseball rankings

By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star District 20-6A is loaded with baseball talent this spring. In one pre-season poll, Travis was first, Kempner third and Clements 17th. Throw in Austin, which is currently 12-4 this season, and you have the makings of a powerhouse district. Returning district champion Travis is 13-3 this season, […]

OCuSOFT getting ready for Le Cirque Gala

OCuSOFT, Inc. will join Exchange Club of Sugar Land as Ringmaster Sponsor for Child Advocates of Fort Bend’s 17th annual gala – Le Cirque, a whimsical, fantastical ball, on Saturday, April 29, at the Sugar Land Marriott Town Square. “We’ll have Cirque du Soleil style entertainment, a live auction, silent auction, raffle, wine pull, dinner […]

Sugar Land men promoted on Special Olympics board

City of Sugar Land Assistant City Manager Steve Griffith has been promoted to the vice chair position on Special Olympics Texas’ (SOTX) Board of Directors a year after returning to the board in at-large role as the board’s treasurer. In his place, Western Container Corporation Chief Financial Officer Dale Hosack of Sugar Land has been […]

Fort Bend Parkway Toll Road Overpass ribbon-cutting held

County and City officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony March 6 to celebrate the completion of the Fort Bend Parkway Toll Road overpass. The 1.2-mile project is the final segment of the approximate 10 miles from Sienna Parkway to U.S. 90A/South Main. Of that, 7.5 miles are within the Fort Bend County Toll Road Authority boundaries […]

FBISD Board, Student Leadership group visit Austin, see state government in action

The start of the 85th Texas Legislative Session is an exciting and busy time for not only elected officials, but also the many advocates and leaders from across the state. As Fort Bend ISD student leaders visited Austin recently, the halls of the State Capitol were filled with people, rushing from one meeting to another. […]

Second Mile Mission holding annual banquet

Last year, Fort Bend County families were affected by devastating flooding as the Brazos River breached its banks. The flood and the community response will be the focus of Second Mile Mission’s 13th Annual Banquet on April 7. At the banquet the organization will honor Cliff and Karen Parker, who established Second Mile as an […]

Missouri City seeks input from residents

The City of Missouri City is seeking the public’s input on the city’s comprehensive plan as well as a redesign of the city’s website. A symposium will be held Tuesday, March 28, at 7 p.m. at the Community Center in City Hall Complex, 1522 Texas Pkwy. Currently, staff is in the process of managing a […]

Missouri City to host MCTX FEST

Celebration of food, music and art set for April 8 This spring, the “Show Me City” is set to host its inaugural MCTX FEST—a new parks and recreation initiative that will feature an exciting day full of live music, art and food for residents and visitors. The festival of fun will take place on Saturday, […]

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