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Stafford High candy maker overcomes disability to become successful business owner

By Donna Hill For The Fort Bend Star Madison Gage loves chocolate, and she wants her customers to enjoy what she loves. Gage, who will graduate this year from Stafford High School, dreams big. She wanted to start her business of making candy, and is now the proud owner of Maddy’s Gourmet Chocolates. With Valentine’s […]

Local boy earns Eagle Scout

On July 12, 2016, Sam Houston Area Council (SHAC), Thunderwolf District Boy Scout Michael Parnell from Troop 441 in Sugar Land earned Boy Scouts’ highest honor, the Eagle Scout Award. The significance of the Eagle rank is nationally recognized and its achievement demonstrates the honor and integrity in Michael’s character. Michael is the 141st Eagle […]

I Love the ’80s – a 35th anniversary gala event for the Fort Bend Boys Choir

Yo Dude! You will have an awesomely bodacious time on Saturday, Feb. 4, at 6:30 p.m. in the Safari Lodge at Safari Texas. How do we know that? Because, like, the Fort Bend Boys Choir is totally chillin’ for its 35th anniversary. For this gnarly 1980s Flashback-themed gala event, the Tour Choir will perform and […]

Saluting Mirabeau Lamar

Members of the Texas Army fire a volley during a ceremony Jan. 26 in Richmond at the gravesite of Mirabeau B. Lamar, the second president of the Republic of Texas. The Lamar Day celebration was held on the anniversary of the day he signed the law that set aside more then 13,000 acres of public […]

Holocaust survivor

Holocaust survivor Ruth Steinfeld holds a copy of the book “Memorial to the Jews Deported From France: 1942-1944” while speaking Jan. 26 at Clements High School. She said the book contains the names of her parents, who were killed by the Germans at Dachau Concentration Camp. She said finding their names in the book was […]

Fort Bend ISD approves attendance boundaries for four new schools

At its Jan. 23 board meeting, the FBISD Board of Trustees approved attendance boundaries for three new elementary schools and a new middle school, as well as additional boundary modifications for several schools that will have increased capacity due to classroom additions. All changes, with the exception of campuses affected by the opening of Thornton […]

Girl with brain cancer used the fight of her life to help others

By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com Whenever people posted on social media about Alyssa Ferguson, they usually included the hashtag #AlyssaWins. On Thursday the hashtag changed to #AlyssaWon, as the brain cancer the Ridge Point High School freshman fought the last three years released her spirit into eternal rest. God called home the girl with the effervescent […]

Historic legends gather to release one of their own back to the heavens

I walked among the gods, the superhuman beings in the aging shells of mortal men who touched the face of God. Gathered at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston to pay their final respects to one of their own, these heroes of old shone brightly beneath the veneer of mourners garb and the thin, gray […]

Stafford AD, football coach resigns

Stafford Municipal School District Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Ron Counter recently resigned from Stafford to take a similar position at Morton Ranch High School in the Katy ISD. In a press release, Stafford MSD extended its appreciation to Counter, who coached the Spartans football program the best stretch in school history. From 2013-16, […]

Super Bowl to bring tourists to Sugar Land; city prepares

Sugar Land is preparing for a unique opportunity to showcase the city to an international audience as visitors arrive for Super Bowl weekend. With approximately 400 reservations (which translates to 200 aircraft on the ground) received by GlobalSelect at Sugar Land Regional Airport, visitors from throughout the world will arrive this week at the airport […]

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