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Sugar Land Legacy Foundation launches campaign to honor local Veterans


By S. Barot For The Star The Sugar Land Legacy Foundation is honoring local area veterans – by commemorating their names and contributions to the community and country in brick pavers. The four by eight inch pavers will be installed and surround the Honor and Remember Flag, which is adjacent to the current Veterans Memorial […]

Letters to the Editor 07/01/15

Response to home invasions (from With South Asians being primary targets for these kinds of robberies, there should be more patrolling done to keep the neighborhoods safer. Random people coming up to the homes to “sell” something are only using that as a cover to see who is home and who is not and […]

COMMENTARY: Taking down the Rebel flag is a given…what’s the next step?

Michael Sudhalter

It took a horrible tragedy for our nation to address the Confederate Flag and its presence in modern society. The truth is that the discussion about removing this divisive symbol should have taken place in the 19th Century, not the 21st. It’s true that many Confederate soldiers did not own slaves and were simply fighting […]

World War II veterans reflect on their service

World War II veterans 
Joe Romero of Missouri City, left, 
and Ed Gibbons, right, of 
Sienna Plantation, shared stories 
from their experiences in the War. 
(Photo by Michael Sudhalter)

By Michael Sudhalter When the sun rose on Dec. 7, 1941, 20-year-old Joe Romano was working at a pharmacy and selling newspapers on street corners. Meanwhile, about a thousand miles to the east, a 22-year-old father, Ed Gibbons, was managing a restaurant on the outskirts of Boston. The Imperial Japanese Navy bombed Pearl Harbor, […]

FLUOR Corporation Donates


FLUOR Corporation Donates $27,520 to Fort Bend Education Foundation for Grants to Teachers and Schools, an FBISD STEM Mini Conference, and Welding equipment for the FBISD Technical Education Center. Thank you FLUOR for your generous and continued support. Pictured: Brenna Cosby, Executive Director FBEF, Andy Ralph, Executive Director, Business Development; FLUOR and FBEF Past-President.

Austin High emphasizes STEM


On June 1, Austin High School students brought science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to life for elementary students with zombies, rockets, celebrities, and more, how exciting can that be. The AP Chemistry students at AHS did this for the third grade students in Ms. Emily Megna’s classroom at Settler’s Way Elementary School in Fort […]

Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land names first founding partner: Mercedes-Benz of Sugar Land

Ace Center Sugar Land Front

ACE SL, LLC today announced Mercedes-Benz of Sugar Land as a founding partner of its latest project, the Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land. The luxury automotive retailer will be the official automotive sponsor for the state-of-the-art performance venue.  “Mercedes-Benz of Sugar Land is the ideal choice for this exclusive partnership,” said David M. Anderson, […]

Pet of the Week 06/24/15


Meet Jerry. This one year old border collie/lab-mix is all about having fun! Jerry’s enthusiasm sometimes gets away from him, so a family with really young children might not be ideal. However, someone who enjoys brisk daily walks or jogs would make Jerry so happy. Jerry gets along well with other dogs–in fact, he still […]

Sugar Land teen achieves highest scouting rank

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Ben Powell, member of Boy Scout Troop 1294 in Sugar Land, recently earned the highest advancement rank in Boy Scouts, the Eagle Scout Award.  Less than ten percent of all Boy Scouts attained this honor last year. Requirements for receiving the Eagle Scout advancement include earning at least 21 merit badges and demonstrating ideals of service […]

Fort Bend ISD names new directors


• Oscar Perez as Executive Director of Design and Construction. Perez will help lead efforts on the execution of projects approved in the November 2014 Bond. Perez has more than 20 years of experience with public school districts and most recently managed San Antonio ISD’s $515 million bond program. In this new position, Perez will […]

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