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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Changes needed for Missouri City…

Due to recent events, I, like many other Missouri City residents, feel very optimistic about the future of our town. As reported by this and other newspapers, various City administrators and elected officials are leaving or may change with the upcoming elections. I think we can reasonably expect to see improvements in how the City is run.  Change can be good for any […]

Community Health Center funding at risk

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Community health centers such as AccessHealth represent the largest statewide primary care provider network in Texas.  Health centers in Texas serve over one million patients per year, with over 4 million patient visits annually.  There are over 350 service delivery sites located over 118 counties across Texas. CHCs are charged with increasing medical access by […]

Sheriff Nehls to face former Deputy Cempa in ’16 Republican Primary


By Michael Sudhalter The 2016 Fort Bend Sheriff Republican Primary places the incumbent, Sheriff Troy Nehls, against former Fort Bend Sheriff’s deputy Frank Cempa Sr., who resigned from FBSO in 2013. The primary, which could still yield more candidates, will take place next March. The Fort Bend Republican Party, as standard practice, won’t endorse […]

Dear Tabby 03/18/15


Pet owners going coo-coo for coconut oil Dear Tabby, My family has embraced the health benefits of coconut oil and was wondering if it’s safe to give it to our pets too? Coo-coo for coconut oil in Cinco Ranch Dear Coo-Coo, Coconut oil does indeed seem to have taken over the world! Humans are not […]

E.A. (Gene) Placke

E.A. (Gene) Placke

July 7, 1927 – March 10, 2015 E.A (Gene) Placke Age 87 of Missouri City, TX passed away peacefully Tuesday March 10, 2015. Funeral services were held at Pilgrim Lutheran Church Houston, TX. Burial with military honors followed at the Woodlawn Cemetery. Survivors include son Mike and Kathy Placke of Plano, TX, daughters Kathy Cosgrove […]

Joaquin Buitrago

Joaquin Buitrago

September 18, 1933 – March 10, 2015 Joaquin Buitrago Contreras, age 81, passed away on March 10, 2015 in Caracas, Venezuela. Joaquin’s legacy lives on through his children, Jose Rafael, Joaquin Alberto, Jorge Enrique, and Javier Francisco, their respectful wives Zurilma, Elsa, Maria, and Tania. His legacy also lives through his grandchildren Rafael, Ricardo, Rodolfo, […]

College hoops


Missouri City natives Nick Shepherd, left, a Texas Southern senior, attempts a one-handed shot over Prairie View senior Reggis Onwukamuche. TSU won the game last Friday and the SWAC champions will face Pac-12 Champion Arizona in the NCAA Tounament at 1:10 p.m. Thursday in Portland, Ore.

COMMENTARY: Four playoff teams is a good fit for prep sports

Michael Sudhalter

If you’re around Texas prep sports long enough, you’ll eventually hear someone talk about the good ole days when only two teams per district qualified for the University Interscholastic League (UIL) playoffs. Currently, the standard number of qualifiers per district is four. The sentimental sports fans among us say that four teams per district waters […]

Sheriff investigates eyeglass thefts

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Fort Bend County Crimes Stoppers, Inc. will pay a cash reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects who stole thousands of dollars’ worth of designer eyeglass frames. At 4:16 p.m., Thursday, March 12, 2015, Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to Today’s Vision, located in the 7900 block […]

Local charity raises money with 5k pet / owner walk


By Michael Sudhalter Walking or running in the park with your dog is an American pastime, and competing in 5-kilometer races has been a popular, growing activity among athletes, individuals and families. Some Fort Bend residents decided to combine the two, with the inaugural Bark In The Park 5K Fun Run and Walk last […]

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