Hurricane Lane now open in Missouri City

Construction on Hurricane Lane, which began last June is now complete and the roadway was to open to all traffic on Tuesday, May 23, weather permitting. A new two-lane roadway was constructed to extend Hurricane Lane north from Trammel-Fresno Road to Lake Olympia Parkway where it will connect to the Fort Bend Tollway. The Texas […]

Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center’s first birthday

Sugar Land Mayor Pro Tem Himesh Gandhi holds a proclamation in honor of Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center’s first birthday bash while surrounded by children and supporters at the party Saturday. In addition to celebrating its first anniversary, the center recently welcomed its 100,000th visitor.

Bush High School to host National Urban Professional Baseball League tryouts

On June 14-15, Bush High School will welcome potential baseball recruits to the National Urban Professional Baseball League’s (NUPBL) Houston area tryouts. The NUPBL will launch four new Urban Baseball League teams in the spring of 2018 and is currently searching for new talent. Baseball players 17 years of age and older are invited to […]

Power of the Pur$e raises $14,000 for OakBend

On April 6, the volunteers of OakBend Medical Center held their second Power of the Pur$e fundraiser to raise money to help with the renovation of the hospital’s Skilled Nursing Unit. The event, held at Safari Texas, included lunch and a silent auction of 31 purses ranging in value from slightly less than $100 to […]

Thermo Fisher Scientific cleans contaminated city ditch

Thermo Fisher has removed contamination from 13 properties and the City of Sugar Land’s ditch near Thermo Fisher’s facility at 1410 Gillingham Lane. Remediation and restoration of the City’s ditch is complete. The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) will be completing verification surveys on City property as well as other affected properties over the […]

Sugar Land prepares for 9th annual Memorial Day Ceremony

The city of Sugar Land will pay tribute to those who have shown bravery and honor while serving their country by hosting its 9th annual Memorial Day Ceremony. The event will start at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 29, at Sugar Land Memorial Park, 15300 University Blvd. The ceremony will begin with a one-hour musical […]

Police targeting impaired driving during Memorial Day

Sugar Land police will conduct a special drunk driving enforcement initiative from May 22 through June 4. The enforcement period includes the Memorial Day weekend and is funded by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) through a Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) grant. The STEP grant is administered through the Houston-Galveston Area Council and provides […]

Crowded shelter prompts special adoption fees

The Sugar Land Animal Shelter is offering a special adoption rate of $55 for dogs and $40 for cats through June 18. The normal fee of $110 for dogs and $95 for cats is being slashed to find forever homes for the 29 dogs and 45 cats currently living at the shelter, a facility designed […]

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital to celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day on June 2

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital is joining nearly 15.5 million American cancer survivors celebrating the 30th Annual National Cancer Survivors Day this year. Also being recognized are the many family members, friends and health care providers whose contributions to, and support of, cancer survivors help make the celebration possible. “Surviving cancer is more than just […]

Aid at your fingertips by calling 211

By Theresa D. McClellan For the Fort Bend Star Working in the food stamps program four years ago, Fonetta Jones knew how to refer clients searching for ways to feed their families. When she became unemployed in October, however, she didn’t realize just how much calling 211 would help with every aspect of her life. […]

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