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Fort Bend club celebrates a classic instrument

Accordion

By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Fort Bend County native Vince Ramos has been playing the accordion for more than 50 years. A dozen years ago, Ramos and fellow Sugar Land resident Mario Pedone, a world class accordion player who’s performed with the Houston Symphony, decided to start the Fort Bend Accordion Club. “Accordion used to be […]

COMMENTARY: Do we throw in the towel on commuter rail?

Michael Sudhalter

When pondering commuter rail in Fort Bend County, I often pose the question, “will it happen in our lifetime?” Well, I guess it depends on your age. I recently read a Time magazine cover saying that a baby born in 2015 could live until the age of 142. The optimist in me says that little […]

A Celebration of Life: Michael William Johnston

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July 27, 1945 – February 11, 2015 Michael William Johnston was born on July 27, 1945 to Carl and Mabel Johnston in Taos, New Mexico. He graduated from Camelback High School in Phoenix, Arizona in 1963. Mike worked in the marketing and food service industries most of his life. In 2006 he and wife Sharon […]

Travis High grad shines for HBU

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By Adrian Martin For The Star Anthony Odunsi’s basketball career has taken him from the high school powerhouse of Travis High to nearly every corner of the United States. But after a long journey, Odunsi, 22, has become a key player for a local university. The 6-foot-4, 205–pound starting guard for the Houston Baptist University […]

Sugar Land family sues Boy Scouts over son’s death

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The Evans family, of Sugar Land, changed forever in October 2012 when 10-year-old James died after being run over by a golf cart at a Boy Scouts of America recruiting event in Austin County, according to our news partner, KHOU Channel 11. Now arguments are underway in the Harris County 129th District Court in a […]

Ladybugs bring joy to seniors on Valentines Day

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The Ladybugs of Fort Bend County have been fluttering about bringing joy and spreading lots of cheer to Fort Bend patrons.  Recently, some of the Ladybugs visited  the patrons at the Silverado Memory Care Center and The Caring People Adult Day Care Center for St. Valentine’s Day.  They brought Valentine treats and prizes for the patrons to enjoy, gave lots of […]

Letter to the Editor 02/25/15

Dear Editor: The U.S. Advisory Panel on Dietary Guidelines has finally mustered the courage to recommend that Americans eat less meat and dairy products. And not just to lower our risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, and obesity, but also because it slows the rate of climate changes, with its own devastating consequences. The […]

Four candidates vying for FBISD board seat in May

L~R: Jenny Bailey
Incumbent Board Member, Addie Heyliger
Candidate, Stuart Jackson Candidate

By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Fort Bend ISD Position 6 trustee Jenny Bailey ran on a platform of change when she defeated incumbent Marilyn Glover, 56 to 44 percent, in 2012. Now, Bailey, a Missouri City resident who worked in the financial industry, is touting those changes and saying it’s not time to change course as […]

Pet of the Week 02/25/15

Yeti

Meet Yeti. This 3 year old gentle giant is a polydactyl cat (also called a Hemingway Cat). Polydactyl cats have extra toes and were often valued by sailors for their climbing and hunting abilities and considered to be good luck at sea. Yeti would get along nicely with other cats but not dogs or small […]

Sienna Branch Library presents a variety of free children’s programs

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Fort Bend County Libraries’ Sienna Branch Library, 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd in Missouri City, presents a variety of free children’s programs — Mother Goose Time, Toddler Time, Story Time, and School-Age Programs — every month.  These programs are free and open to the public. The schedule for March is as follows: Mother Goose Time, Tuesdays […]

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