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Potential entrepreneurs pick up valuable advice at library event

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com The question seemed like a fair one considering the workshop was being conducted in a library. Dick Hall, a volunteer for Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE-Houston), spoke to a packed room of more than 100 entrepreneurs and soon-to-be entrepreneurs last Saturday at the Fort Bend County Library’s Sienna Plantation Branch. […]

Get ready for the next ALS Challenge (no ice involved)

Michael Sudhalter

For the past few months, you’ve seen countless social media posts and videos about Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) Ice Bucket Challenge. Individuals have either donated $100 or doused ice water on themselves – or in many cases, both – to bring attention to the fatal motor neuron disease that causes its victims to have limited […]

Tha’t’s fine with me

Lynn Ashby

THE COURT ROOM – “Your honor,” I whine, “yes, I have lied and cheated, sold worthless bonds to widows, bundled doomed mortgages and forced thousands of Americans to lose their homes. True, I hid money in the Cayman Islands to avoid paying taxes. I guess you could say I did my part in bringing down […]

Missouri City to host clean-up

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Continuing its “Team Clean” go-green initiative for the third consecutive year, Missouri City employees will again join forces this year and dedicate Friday, Sept. 19 to organizing their work areas and disposing of old documents, obsolete software, non-working equipment and other dated materials. City Hall (1522 Texas Pkwy.) and Municipal Court (3845 Cartwright Rd.) will […]

University Branch Library to present a special series for students

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Fort Bend County Libraries’ University Branch Library, 14010 University Blvd in Sugar Land, will present a special series for students – “Research Skills” — in October. This series will help students learn how to identify authoritative resources from the Internet, access journal articles from the library’s databases, and create bibliographies and citations for their research […]

Libraries hold free “SAT” Practice-Test Sessions for college-bound students

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Representatives from Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions will conduct free SAT® practice-test sessions at several locations in the Fort Bend County library system in October. The SAT test is a college-entrance exam used by U.S. colleges to assess high school students’ general educational development and their ability to complete college-level work, as well as to […]

Proposed bond isn’t specific about Career/Tech

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I’d absolutely need specifics. It’s odd to me that they would hire at least two consultants to advise on overcrowding issues while delaying the start of ES 46 but want to allocate the 59.4 million for HB5 for the ‘unknown’ costs. As a parent; why would I support this because so far trusting in FBISD […]

Rodriguez sentenced to life

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Luis Carlos Rodriguez was sentenced to life without parole on September 4, 2014 after a jury convicted him of Capital Murder.  The 36 year-old Pasadena man was charged with beating a man to death during a robbery in May of 2006. According to Assistant District Attorney Stuti Patel, Arnulfo Aguilar was robbed and brutally murdered […]

Sugar Land Art Center & Gallery, a portrait of the community

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By Elsa Maxey Elsa@FortBendStar.com What started out with just a few ladies wanting a place to paint has taken a life of its own.   This is Crystal Bradbrook’s description of the beginnings of the Sugar Land Art Center and Gallery opened in 2003 in a 3,000 sq foot facility, which brought it to its […]

When to make the trek to the vet

Dear Tabby, My dog is part of my family and, as he’s getting older, I worry that sometimes he doesn’t feel well or that maybe something is wrong. Are there any big signs that I should look for to help me decide when a trip to the vet is warranted? ~Worried in Weston Lakes Dear Worried in […]

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