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Thor promotes ‘Use of Force’ in Houston

Author Brad Thor holds up a medallion to give as a prize in a trivia question to the audience Sunday during his appearance at Murder By The Book in Houston. Thor was there to sign books during his promotional tour for his latest thriller, “Use of Force.” It is the 16th book in his Scot […]

Area students get lesson from jazz great Kirk Whalum

By Theresa D. McClellan For the Fort Bend Star For five weeks, just before the start of summer, 45 middle and high school students from the Fort Bend, Lamar and Houston school districts spent their days perfecting their skills in an intensive workshop held at two Houston churches. More than scales and music theory, the […]

Celebrating Freedom in Fulshear

Boston Marathon bombing survivor Rebekah Gregory of Houston, left, and country music artist and former “The Voice” finalist Mary Sarah of Richmond share a moment together on stage Sunday at the Fulshear Freedom Fest. Gregory was the parade grand marshal and Sarah sang the National Anthem.

Missouri City to hold general election in November

By Edwin Vega For the Fort Bend Star The City of Missouri City moved its council elections from the spring to the fall and on Nov. 7 residents will vote to fill four seats. The ballot will include council positions for Districts A, B, C and D and the term of office for those positions […]

Freudenberger leads OakBend through 10 years of growth

CEO recently won Entrepreneur of the Year award By Joe Southern As the country finishes celebrating Independence Day, Joe Freudenberger continues to celebrate the spirit of independence each day he reports to work at OakBend Medical Center in Richmond. The hospital’s chief executive officer is marking 10 years on the job and said he […]

Coconut water is a natural, healthy alternative to sodas and sports drinks

Have you gotten on the coconut water bandwagon yet? You should. The sooner the better, too. My journey to the coconut side began about a month ago when I went to the library and checked out the audio book “High-Hanging Fruit: Build Something Great by Going Where No One Else Will” by Mark Rampolla. Based […]


Houston Astros players Carlos Correa, left, and Josh Reddick celebrate Tuesday afternoon against the Oakland Athletics at Minute Maid Park after Correa’s home run brought them home and gave the Astros a 2-1 lead over the A’s. The Astros won 6-1 and pushed their Major League Baseball leading record to 54-26. Correa earned his first […]

@SkeeterBytes: Former Rice Owl David Aardsma still going strong

By Bill McCaughey For the Fort Bend Star After the Long Island Ducks finished batting practice last Thursday in Constellation Field, they retreated to the air-conditioned comfort of their clubhouse to cool off before the game started. All except for a solitary figure in right field who was running conditioning drills on his own. David […]

Pet of the Week 07/05/17

Cheddar is a very handsome, smart, social and happy fella. He always has a smile on his face and a waggle in his tail. He loves to run and play and would make a great running companion or member of an active family. He walks well on a leash, and knows the sit, shake and […]

Federal law states resident males must register with Selective Service

By Edwin Vega For the Fort Bend Star The United States military has been strictly all-volunteer since the draft ended in 1973; however, it still maintains the ability to initiate a draft. The Selective Service System is the agency that manages the draft in case of a national emergency. Currently, all men ages 18-25 who […]

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