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Angelique Bartholomew gets key endorsement in District 27 primary


By Michael Sudhalter District 27 State Rep. Ron Reynolds (D-Missouri City) may have most of the endorsements from local Democrats, but one of his primary challengers, fellow Missouri City resident Angelique Bartholomew, picked up a key endorsement ahead of the March 1 primary. Annie’s List, a state-wide political organization committed to “electing Democratic women […]

Gandhi seeks third-term against local activist, Miller


By S. Barot For The Star The Sugar Land City Council At-Large 1 council seat election will have voters on the edge of their seats until the last ballot is counted. Two-term incumbent Himesh Gandhi is seeking his third term in the May 7 election. His challenger is Diana Miller – a real estate agent, community […]

Defense attorney says Missouri City Mayor committed perjury


By Michael Sudhalter Richmond-based attorney Don Bankston said that he will file a formal complaint alleging Perjury against Missouri City Mayor Allen Owen over a matter involving a Grand Jury. “If a politician gets up and lies under oath, it’s a very serious matter,” Bankston said. Owen, Missouri City’s Mayor since 1994, serves as […]

Elkins High names baseball field to honor legendary coach


By Michael Sudhalter Whenever the Elkins High baseball team plays a game, fans will be reminded of the guy who built the Knights’ program a household name in Texas. “Rick Carpenter – thank you for everything you’ve done for Elkins Baseball,” Elkins Principal Barbara Whitaker said of Rick Carpenter Field, which was dedicated before […]

Are you ready to seek treatment for varicose veins?

Free  seminar on Thursday in Sugar Land Varicose veins can be unsightly and may cause discomfort or pain. In some cases, they can even lead to serious health problems. Understanding more about varicose veins can help you decide how to better deal with them. Ulises Baltazar, M.D., board-certified vascular surgeon with Houston Methodist Cardiovascular Surgery […]

Educational Briefs 01/27/16

Springfield College Houston Fall 2015 Dean’s List Springfield College Houston Recognizes Dean’s List Students for the 2015 Fall Semester. Dawnyel Byrd of Missouri City Rhonda Collins of Missouri City Calvin Benson of Missouri City Human Services Majors, who have a G.P.A. of 3.5 of higher. Local students named to University of North Texas Dean’s List […]



August 9, 1946 – January 16, 2016 To the friends family and loved ones of Myrna Rideout, We will be honoring the life that she lived here with us and most importantly we will celebrate the life eternally that she has entered into with our Heavenly Father! On January 16, 2016 she received her promotion […]

Letters to the Editor 01/27/16

REP. REYNOLDS FACES TOUGHEST ELECTION OF HIS CAREER (from To fix the Fort Bend and Texas justice systems, public voters must break silent needs by helping elect new leaders with a clean record that proves their leadership. Fort Bend has a broken justice system because elected officials are withholding legal advice from the public […]

Sugar Land didn’t have to re-invent the wheel, they just refined it.

Local resident Dennis Parmer played a key role in ensuring that history would be preserved in the new project. (Submitted photo.)

When I drive down U.S. 90-A, it’s easy to have an appreciation for Sugar Land’s history. The company town grew into a small incorporated city in 1959, and has blossomed into one of Houston’s – and America’s – best suburbs. But the best thing about the former Imperial Sugar property is that public (City of […]

A voice for the voiceless: Adopting the best ordinance for Stafford’s stray animals


By Donna Hill For The Star The City of Stafford is looking at updating its Animal Ordinance, and a change could be made later this year. While updating, changing and amending the City of Stafford Animal Ordinance, Stafford is compiling information and working with City Attorney Art Pertile to draw up a new ordinance. On […]

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