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Rep. Olson hopes for bi-partisan spirit in upcoming congress

By Karen Daniels For The Star U.S. Rep. Pete Olson (R-Texas) was elected to a fourth term for House District 22, and he’s already thinking about the upcoming legislative session. Olson, who defeated Democratic opponent Frank Briscoe, 66.5 percent to 31.5 percent, said approval of the Keystone Pipeline must be a priority that should be […]

What does the future hold for the city of Stafford?


By Karen Daniels For The Star When Stafford Mayor Leonard Scarcella took office 45 years ago, gas was $0.35 per gallon and the first Moon landing happened less than two months earlier. Scarcella has been synonymous with Stafford, and has played a key role in the creation of Stafford MSD, the state’s only municipal school […]

An ID-eal Situation

Lynn Ashby

You have already voted, the ballots either have been counted or are being re-counted, depending whether the LBJ School of Ballot Management is in charge. And you are celebrating another victory for democracy. As the Church Lady would say, “Well. aren’t you special.” That’s because you have all the necessary paraphernalia, appear prosperous and Anglo, […]

Civil Servant of the Week: Lexington Creek teacher Sharlene Hudson


By Michael Sudhalter Lexington Creek Elementary school Art teacher Sharlene Hudson enjoys being able to introduce students to the world of art. “Who doesn’t love Art?,” Hudson said. “I love teaching, and I love getting to know the kids and their families. I teach them for six years, and I cry on the last […]

Hightower sophomore selected to attend elite medical conference


By Michael Sudhalter Adam Kermally has to wake up 40 minutes earlier every  weekday to attend Hightower High’s Medical Science Academy, but the Sugar Land resident said it’s worth it to study in the program. Kermally, a 15-year-old sophomore, decided in eighth grade that he wanted to become an Optometrist. “A lot of my family […]

Cruz sentenced to 14 years in prison

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Daniel Cruz was sentenced to 14 years in prison on Monday, after being convicted of Aggravated Assault of a Public Servant. Cruz was involved with the shooting of Stafford Officer Ann Carrizales in October 2013. He is not alleged to be the person who actually shot Carrizales, but shot at her and her car during […]

Red Mango Athlete Spotlight: Fort Bend Christian’s Kat Mantel


By Michael Sudhalter Fort Bend Christian junior Kat Mantel is looking forward to competing in the TAPPS Class 4A Volleyball semifinals on Friday in Corsicana. Mantel, a 17-year-old middle blocker who’s been on the varsity team since her freshman year, helped lead FBCA to playoff victories over Austin Regents and San Antonio Holy Cross, […]

Austin senior commits to Fresno State


By Michael Sudhalter Austin High running backs have carried the ball, north-to-south in recent seasons, but when it comes to picking colleges they head west. Bulldogs senior Bryson Oglesby has verbally committed to Fresno State in Fresno, Calif. – one year after Vic Enwere chose the University of California-Berkeley. “He’s someone I look up […]

Family raising money for teenage stroke victim

Trevor Cummings

On Oct. 11, Trevor Cummings was at basketball camp and suffered from cardiac arrest. Coaches immediately began CPR, and once EMS arrived Trevor had to be shocked three times to bring him back. From the cardiac arrest and lack of oxygen supply, Trevor also suffered a stroke that has affected his brain. Trevor has not […]

Sugar Land decides to withhold vehicle registration for red light violators


By Christina Martinez If you’ve ever been late to work or to a destination on a daily routine, running a red light is a path you may have crossed. Now, with a new agreement the city of Sugar Land has approved, you might think twice when running that red light. Along with receiving a […]

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