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Civil Servant of the Week: FBISD ESL Elementary Teacher of the Year Mandy Moreno


(1) When did you decide you wanted to become a teacher? “I’ve known since I was in elementary school that I wanted to be a teacher. I used to play teacher with my best friend, and we would use our brothers as our students.” (2) How did you decide to special in ESL? “My former […]

Fresno residents concerned about game room

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By Michael Sudhalter Fresno resident Raquel Mamou and some of her neighbors in the Teal Run Civic Association were surprised to discover that a game room has moved into a shopping center adjacent to the Teal Run subdivision. Mamou – the chairperson for the Teal Run Civic Association – and Teal Run board member […]

Three mistakes to avoid if you want to cure your chronic pain


Chronic pain affects about 100,000,000 American adults—more than the total affected by heart disease, cancer, and diabetes combined. Pain also costs the nation up to $635,000,000,000 each year in medical treatment and lost productivity. Celebrities with chronic pain include Jillian Michaels (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome,)  Kobe Bryant (knee pain,) George Clooney (back pain.) According to Dr. […]

Athlete Spotlight: Clements High’s Amber Wang


By Adrian Martin For The Star Clements High golfer Amber Wang is one of the best high school golfers dwelling in the United States. She’s run amuck in District 23-6A with two district titles in the last two years. Her solid finish last season put her among the state’s top ten and the nations top […]

Quail Valley Middle wins state math competition

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Quail Valley Middle School won first place in a state-math competition last month in Austin. The event was sponsored by the Texas Association of Professional Engineers. Students competed in complex, high level problem solving. The QV students on the team were Andrew Liu, Shree Mohan, Ben Wright, and Ethan Zahid.  Fort Settlement Middle School was […]

Methodist Sugar Land to host Cancer Survivors Day

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Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital is joining nearly 14 million American cancer survivors in celebrating the 28th annual National Cancer Survivors Day®   this year. Also being recognized are the many family members, friends and health care providers whose contributions to, and support of, cancer survivors help make the celebration possible. “Surviving cancer is more than […]

Sugar Land residents produced international movie

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The 48th Annual WorldFest – Houston International Film Festival, which takes place from April 10   through April 19   2015 will feature “Leaves of the Tree,” a film produced by Sugar Land residents David and Rebecca Healey. The film stars well-known Hollywood actress Sean Young, and some scenes were filmed in Sugar Land The Remi Achievement […]

Fort Bend ISD honors longtime Sugar Land educators


By Michael Sudhalter Sugar Land residents Carolyn and Vernon “Corky” Madden are as synonymous with education in Fort Bend County as John Madden is with football and video games. The Maddens, however, were surprised when Fort Bend ISD decided to name Elementary School 46 in their honor, last week. The school, which is set […]

Missouri City woman benefits from regenerative therapy


By Michael Sudhalter Missouri City resident Paige Kinkaide had always been a healthy person, so she was surprised to deal with serious pain a few years ago. “It was really strange,” Kinkaide said. “I woke up one morning and thought I’d just slept wrong. I’d usually been really active at work, but I had […]

Carolyn Elaine Flagg


October 2, 1949 – March 27, 2015 Carolyn Elaine Flagg was suddenly called home to be with her Lord and Savior after complications from surgery at age 65 on March 27th, 2015. “Carol”, as known by all who love her, was a devoted Christian wife, mother and grandmother who touched the countless hearts of family, friends […]

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