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Traveling nightclub Club Nomadic brings super talent to super week

Artist renderings of Club Nomadic.

By Donna Hill For The Fort Bend Star Club Nomadic is in town putting together a few parties for Super Week, leading up to Super Bowl LI. It’s only a temporary gig, but they want fans to remember they were here. The “traveling pop-up entertainment center” bustling with local construction crews, sits in the Sawyer […]

Sugar Land’s new red-light cameras not properly justified

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Dear Editor, The traffic engineering study used by the City of Sugar Land to justify two new red light cameras (westbound Hwy. 90 at Eldridge and westbound University at Elkins) was found to be deficient. This study dated Feb. 16, 2016, was performed by Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. for the city and reviewed by professional […]

Smoking is stupid and brings out the worst in people


You’re driving down the road when all of a sudden a shower of sparks erupts alongside the car in front of you. Perhaps you’re walking through a public place when someone nearby blows a cloud of smoke (or vapor) out their mouth and smugly takes another drag. Those little eruptions cause volcanic flashes of anger […]



Approximately 20,000 people jammed into Sugar Land Town Square Saturday night for the city’s annual New Year’s Eve celebration. Street performers, musical groups, 3-D projections and other entertainers engaged the crowds as they counted down the last moments of 2016 and welcomed 2017 with a huge fireworks display. Pictured is J & D Aerialist Michelle Teeters. […]

Sugar Land Heritage Foundation plans permanent museum

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This aerial photograph take in 1956 is of Sugar Land when it was still a company town owned by Imperial Sugar. The picture was taken from the south/southwest. This picture, along will other large pictures and drawings, will be a part of an upcoming preservation project.

The Sugar Land Heritage Foundation (SLHF) is taking several steps in preparation for opening a new museum in second to third quarter of 2017. The most visible step was the closing of its interim museum at 198 Kempner as of Dec. 31. “While, we cannot give a firm date for the opening of the new […]

Oaths of office

(Photo by Joe Southern)

County Court at Law No. 1 Judge Chris Morales, left, administers the oath of office to his father, Vincent Morales, who was sworn in Sunday as Precinct 1 Commissioner for Fort Bend County. Seated by Vincent Morales are other elected officials who were sworn in moments early by Administrative District Judge James Shoemake. Shoemake had […]

FBISD names new campus, district leaders


During the Dec. 12 regular board meeting, the Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees named new leaders. Rodney Chant is the new director of athletics; Damian Viltz is the new executive director of facilities and operations; Robert Scamardo is the new legal counsel; and Jason Soileau is the new principal of Arizona Fleming Elementary. Rodney […]

Smart Financial Centre to host community open house


The City of Sugar Land and ACE SL, LLC will host a special public open house of the Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land on Jan. 7 from noon to 4 p.m. The new world-class venue for performing arts, music, comedy, family entertainment and other activities is like no other in the Houston area. The […]

Fed up with 2016? Make this year and the rest of your life better


There are many people who are glad to have 2016 behind them. I am not one of those people. Last year was a great year for me. From the Denver Broncos and the Sugar Land Skeeters winning their respective championships and being able to cover the Houston Texans to having a great, new job here […]

Super Bowl Opening Night at Minute Maid Park


The NFL will kick off Super Bowl LI festivities in Houston by hosting the participating teams and fans in primetime at Super Bowl Opening Night on Monday, Jan. 30, at Minute Maid Park. Fans may purchase tickets at Super Bowl Opening Night, which debuted at Super Bowl 50 in the San Francisco Bay Area, […]

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