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Sugar Land students win regional National Science Bowl® Competition, Secure Spot in National Finals in Washington, D.C.

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U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz today announced that a team of middle school students from Fort Settlement Middle School in Sugar Land won their regional competition for the 2015 National Science Bowl® (NSB) this past weekend and are advancing to compete at the National Finals in Washington, D.C., in April. This year marks the 25th […]

Fort Bend Habitat Restore turns donated materials into affordable housing

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Spring is upon us and with that comes the age old pastime of spring cleaning. So, what do you do with all the items that are to good to throw in your local landfill? Why not help a family in need by donating your unwanted, useable, home improvement items to the Fort Bend Habitat for […]

Skeeters’ season on the horizon

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The Sugar Land Skeeters will open the 2015 season on April 23 vs. the Lancaster Barnstormers in a rematch of last season’s Atlantic League Championship Series, which Lancaster swept, 3-0. Check out the April 22 edition of The Star for a special section on the Skeeters 2015 season.

Missouri City builds consensus toward public safety improvements 


By Michael Sudhalter Missouri City is building consensus to increase compensation for its police officers and to address capital improvements for the police station as the Fiscal Year 2015 budget process begins. “We will determine the best way for us to address the pay situation,” Missouri City Mayor Allen Owen said. The FY 2015 […]

Missouri City resident stays on track


By Michael Sudhalter Henry Landry grew up competing in track & field, and he’ll continue to stay in it as long as he’s able. “I meet a lot of people and do a lot of networking,” said the 53-year-old Missouri City resident. “I’ve been running for 40 years. I love to run.” Landry, a […]

Gator time


Alligators are out and about at Brazos Bend State Park in Needville. Be sure to follow park and safety regulations when visiting the park. For more information, log on to, for more information. 

Sugar Land native wins popular Food Network show


By Michael Sudhalter From a young age, Sugar Land native Jackie Khanich was destined for culinary success. The 29-year-old California entertainment attorney’s grandmother watched her as a toddler. Khanich shadowed her grandmother, and by the age of 4, she was capable of baking a cake on her own. Fast forward 20+ years and Khanich’s […]

Sugar Land keeps clean recycling stations

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The City of Sugar Land installed two solar-powered waste and recycling stations in the Sugar Land Town Square plaza. The new compacting bins are part of the City’s ongoing commitment to improve recycling and sustainability efforts.   The solar-powered compacting stations hold five times more trash and recyclables than regular bins. Compacting trash and recyclables […]

Tree Trimming inspections to ensure public safety

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The city of Sugar Land will conduct neighborhood tree inspections beginning in late March to ensure compliance with City codes. Low-hanging branches can prevent access for large vehicles such as fire trucks, ambulances and garbage trucks. An inspection schedule is available at, and signs will be posted at subdivision entrances prior to the start […]

TIRR Memorial Hermann is offering outpatient rehabilitation in Sugar Land


TIRR Memorial Hermann is known around the world for its state-of-the-art rehabilitation care and is now offering its outpatient services in Sugar Land. TIRR Memorial Hermann Outpatient Rehabilitation at Sugar Land provides a comprehensive range of therapeutic services to adults and children, all customized and tailored to meet the patient’s needs and goals. The new […]

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