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Fort Bend Theatre’s action reaction troupe presents: A Little Princess, Sara Crewe


Join Sara Crewe in the delightful adaptation of her classic story, A Little Princess, Sara Crewe, presented by Award-winning Fort Bend Theatre, 2815 N. Main Street, May 20-31, Fridays at 8p.m. and Saturdays & Sundays at 3 p.m. This heartwarming story, performed by FBT’s talented Action Reaction Troupe (A.R.T.) ages 8-18, reveals how young Sara, […]

Sugar Land Junior Super Star winner to sing National Anthem at Memorial Day event


By Michael Sudhalter Richmond resident Camryn Gonzales loves to sing. “I like that it shows the power you have – way of expressing feelings,” said the Wertheimer Middle School sixth grader. “When you talk, you don’t express your feelings the way you do when you sing.” Gonzales, 12, won the Sugar Land Junior Super […]

Ridge Point baseball/softball, Elkins baseball advance in state playoffs


By Michael Sudhalter It’s a good time to be a sports fan in the Missouri City/Sienna Plantation area. The Ridge Point High softball has advanced to the UIL Class 5A regional semifinals for the second time in three years, while the Elkins and Ridge Point baseball teams will represent their respective schools in the […]

Reynolds passes mental illness bill

Texas State Rep. Ron Reynolds

State Rep. Ron Reynolds (D-Missouri City) passed House Bill 2597, which will divert persons that suffer from mental illness from the Fort Bend County Jail and provide much needed assistance to the mentally ill.  HB 2597 will create a Mental Health treatment for incarceration diversion pilot program for Fort Bend County.  “This pilot program will […]

Sugar Land woman says HOA crossed the line


By Michael Sudhalter Last winter, Sugar Land resident Eleanor Burgess put an 18-inch decorative Christian Cross in her front yard garden as a memorial to her 92-year-old mother who passed away in December. Burgess, who lives in the Commonwealth subdivision in Sugar Land, received the cross as a gift from relatives in East Texas […]

Marshall boys win State 5A Track Title

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By Adrian Martin For The Star Few teams have the chance to redeem themselves the way the Marshall High boys track & field team did on Saturday in Austin. Last year, the Buffaloes from Missouri City fell just short (two points to be exact) of a state champion crown at the UIL Class 5A State […]

Top Sugar Land Real Estate firms announce merger

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Two of the largest residential and commercial real estate firms with historic ties operating in the Sugar Land and Fort Bend County area have announced a merger. RE/MAX Fine Properties, led by Minesh and Nimesh Patel, and RE/MAX Heritage, led by Barbara Osborn, have joined forces. The combined companies will operate under the RE/MAX Fine […]

Nine Eagle Scouts recognized for Eagle Scout award


Troop 616, Chartered by the New Territory Residential Association, is proud to recognize nine Eagle Scouts.  All these young men earned Eagle throughout 2014 and early 2015.  A large Eagle Court of Honor was held April 19 in recognition of them earning the rank of Eagle Scout.  Only about four percent of boys joining Boy […]

COMMENTARY: Don’t cap tuitions, trim college budgets

I have enjoyed several of Matthew McConaughey movies. Heck, I’ve even shelled out $10-15 a couple of times to see one of the well-known Texan’s films in the movie theater or on DVD. And unbeknownst to me until a few days ago, the taxpayers and University of Houston students paid for his $135,000 appearance fee […]

Skeeters sign former Houston Astros star, two-time NL champ Willy Taveras

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The Sugar Land Skeeters and manager Gary Gaetti announced the signing of Willy Taveras prior to last weekend’s series. Through his first three games with the Skeeters, Taveras is 3-for-9 with a run scored and a stolen base. The outfielder helped the Houston Astros to a World Series appearance in 2005 and brings seven years […]

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