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Pet of the Week 01/21/15


Meet Oatmeal. Oatmeal is an 18 month old Turkish Van-mix. She has a twin sister that she’s very fond of so if the right family comes along for these sweet sisters, they can both be yours for only one adoption fee. Oatmeal and her sister are loving and playful but would prefer a quiet home […]

Fort Bend residents benefit from Knowledge-First program


By Michael Sudhalter Missouri City resident Ottressia Williams believes that stepping into the Knowledge-First Empowerment Center, 2651 Cartwright Road in Missouri City, was the best decision of her life. “I can’t thank God enough for bringing me to this school,” Williams said. Williams, a 48-year-old who has three children and eight grandchildren, stopped going […]

Dear Tabby 01/21/15


Does your pet need vitamins? Dear Tabby, One of my resolutions for the New Year is to get better about taking my vitamin every day. Does my dog need a vitamin too? Health-minded in Rosenberg Dear Health-minded, The good news is that most dogs and cats that are on a well-balanced pet food don’t need supplements. […]

Richmond native traveled to Washington D.C. for medical conference

Richmond native Brittnee MacIntyre

Richmond native Brittnee MacIntyre, a December 2014 master’s degree graduate of the UTHealth School of Nursing, has been chosen as the only student in the nation who will go to Washington, D.C. on Jan. 21 to provide testimony about her experience in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) demonstration project for Graduate Nurse Education […]

Driver kills himself after leading multiple agencies in a chase

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A chase that began at about 9:45 a.m. Sunday and continued until about 11:45 a.m. concluded when the subject stopped on U.S. 59 and shot himself. At about 9:45 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a call in the 16100 block of West Belfort in the Houston area […]

New Great Harvest Bread Co. celebrating grand opening in Sugar Land

Local owners Vijaianand Thirunageswaram and Arunadevi Vijaianand opened Great Harvest Bread Company in Sugar Land last month.

Locally owned whole grain bakery will offer fresh breads, sweets, and made-to-order sandwiches Sugar Land residents can enjoy freshly baked, handcrafted breads, goodies, and fresh-made sandwiches. Local owners Vijaianand Thirunageswaram and Arunadevi Vijaianand opened a Great Harvest Bread Company franchise in Sugar Land last month. The bakery mills premium wheat berries from the Golden Triangle […]

Stafford to discuss future of Texas Instruments property this week


By Michael Sudhalter The city of Stafford discussed the future of the 192-acre potential Legacy Place project at its meeting on Tuesday night, and could potentially discuss it further in executive session tonight. The proposed mixed use development includes a 45-acre outlet mall, similar to those in Cypress, Texas City and San Marcos, as […]

Marshall grad enjoys record-day in return to Texas


By Michael Sudhalter UCLA sophomore linebacker Deon Hollins, a Marshall High graduate, returned to his home state with an exceptional performance. Hollins registered four tackles and a career-high three sacks in the Bruins’ 40-35 win over Kansas State in the Alamo Bowl last Friday in San Antonio. It was Hollins’ second trip to Texas […]

High school wrestling unlikely to start in FBISD


By Adrian Martin For The Star High school wrestling may lack widespread popularity in Texas, but the Houston area is home to many high school wrestling programs. Fort Bend ISD has 11 high schools, but none of them have a wrestling program nor are there are plans to add wrestling, according to FBISD Athletics Director […]


Lynn Ashby

THE TOBACCONIST – This is where I pick up my imported cigars, especially rolled for me by a little man east of the Urals. Well, not exactly. My boutique cigar store is Samuel’s Exclusive Club for Discriminating Clientele (some of you shorten it to Sam’s) and my expert connoisseur is Billy Joe, who prefers “a […]

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