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Jacksonville sacks Texans 29-7

By Bill McCaughey For the Fort Bend Star Winning an NFL game is very tough and requires almost total devotion to preparation for the upcoming opponent. The Texans had too many distractions last week and lost to the Jacksonville Jaguars 29-7 on Sunday. The 71,710 fans came out to NRG Stadium expecting to have the […]

Travis takes on Katy Taylor in scrimmage

Backup Travis quarterback Kris Foster (10) passes the ball during the Tigers scrimmage against the Katy Taylor Mustangs on Sept. 9 James E. Taylor High School. Hurricane Harvey washed out the first two games of the high school football season, so many local teams scrimmaged over the weekend to prepare for the coming week.

Skeeters in tight race to the finish

By Joe Southern Even though the Sugar Land Skeeters will finish the season with a losing record, the team still has a shot at making the playoffs next week. Because the Atlantic League takes the winners of each half of the season to the playoffs, the Skeeters are still in the running with a […]

@FtBendAthletics: FBISD 11 Harvey 0

By Bill McCaughey For the Fort Bend Star Hurricane Harvey may have washed out the first two weeks of the football season, but he didn’t come close to defeating the local football teams, volleyball teams, marching bands, drill teams, students, teachers, parents and sports fans. It wasn’t even a close game as Fort Bend students […]

Pet of the Week 09/13/17

Hey there my name is Oso. I have been at the shelter since July 25, 2016. I was turned in by my previous owners because they didn’t have enough time to take care of me. I am very sweet and get along well with my roommates.

FEMA opens disaster recovery centers

FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) have opened three Disaster Recovery Centers in Fort Bend County to assist victims of Hurricane Harvey. Located in Katy, Simonton and Missouri City, they are located in the areas of the county hardest hit by flooding from the storm. Individuals and businesses can visit the centers to […]

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital offering free flu shots to benefit Santa’s Exchange

With fall around the corner and the holiday season not far behind, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital is once again offering Fort Bend and surrounding area residents the opportunity to “give a gift and beat the flu.” Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, in collaboration with the Exchange Club of Sugar Land, Fort Bend Exchange Club, […]


The 3rd Squadron of the 124th Cavalry of the Texas Army National Guard out of Wylie has been working recovery in the Houston area since Hurricane Harvey flooded the region. They were given a break and sent to hotels in Stafford last week awaiting new orders to deploy, according to 1st Lt. Justin Krieg. Their […]

Screening mammograms are available without a physician order

You know you should get one, but you keep putting it off. Or maybe you had one once and just haven’t been back. According to Dr. Amelia Tower, a fellowship-trained breast surgeon with Houston Methodist Breast Surgery Partners, annual mammograms starting at age 40 are an important tool in the fight against breast cancer. “By […]

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital hosting diabetes seminar

If you have diabetes, it’s important to work with your health care providers to stay on top of your health. “With proactive lifestyle measures, regular health care and medication, you can limit complications from diabetes and live a long and healthy life,” said Christine Fisher, M.S.N, R.N., C.D.E., an inpatient diabetes educator with Houston Methodist […]

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