Man wants Missouri City to put a lid on trash can fines

He claims the city is using the fine to generate income, not help the community By Theresa D. McClellan For the Fort Bend Star Is Missouri City treating its citizens like trash? That’s what one resident believes who questions an ordinance that he says has raised more than a half a million dollars extra for […]

Proposed Sugar Land budget emphasizes financial resiliency

Sugar Land City Manager Allen Bogard recently submitted to City Council a proposed $231 million budget for fiscal year 2018, which beings Oct. 1. The proposed budget includes $208.6 million for operations and $22.4 million for capital projects. It builds on decades of financial strength and addresses service needs and priorities, capital investment and implementation […]

Award-winning poet

Pecan Grove resident Terry Jude Miller recently won a first place in the 2017 National Federation of State Poetry Societies Annual Competition. His poem, “Komunyakaa’s Longhand,” won first place in contest #32, sponsored by the Poetry Society of Michigan. His poem was selected by poet Ginny Conners. Miller also won four honorable mentions in other […]

Texas Radio Hall of Fame nominates talent from Fort Bend County

Nominees reflect on their radio careers By Donna Hill For the Fort Bend Star For the past 16 years, the Texas Radio Hall of Fame (TRHoF) takes nominations for one month every summer, recognizing people who have worked in radio broadcasting across the state. What many may not know is several radio alumni who have […]

Fort Bend County Fair Queen Scholarship Contest opens Sunday

The tradition of being crowned queen will carry-on for one royal hopeful at the Fort Bend County Fair. The fair will host a mandatory orientation meeting on Sunday, July 30, at 2 p.m. at the fairgrounds in building W for young ladies who are interested in participating in the fair’s Queen Scholarship Contest. “Being named […]

Filing period opens for Missouri City elections

The application period for election to the Missouri City City Council opened July 22 and will close Aug. 21. The city’s General Election Is Tuesday, Nov. 7. The open seats include districts A, B, C and D. The term of office for the positions is two years — November 2017 to November 2019. Applications for […]

Sugar Land Sharks finish Division 1 season 4-1

Sugar Land’s first summer swim team has finished its 2017 season 4-1. The Sugar Land Sharks Swim Team has a long and rich history of serving the recreational needs of the youth of Sugar Land. For more than 44 years, their home has been the City of Sugar Land pool, located in the City Park […]

Mary Sarah named Fort Bend County Fair Parade grand marshal

The darling of Nashville, Mary Sarah, will be the 2017 grand marshal of the Fort Bend County Fair Parade on Friday, Sept. 29. A powerful voice that has a distinct veteran sound, 22-year-old Mary Sarah is well on her way to cutting her place in country music history. The pride of Fort Bend County has […]

Fort Bend Cares grants over $194,000 to area nonprofits

Fort Bend Cares supporters celebrated the awarding of grants to 31 nonprofits committed to improving the lives of disadvantaged children in Fort Bend County on Thursday, June 8, at Safari Texas Ranch. Through the generosity of event sponsors and other donors, Fort Bend Cares distributed over $176,000 to the community organizations. Awards ranged from $2,000 […]

Sugar Land Rotary installs new officers

Jim Munnell is the club’s new president On June 21, Sugar Land Rotary installed a new slate of officers for 2017-18 that includes Jim Munnell, president; Margie Connelly, president-elect; Rebecca Deurlein, vice president, Lerleen Hawkins, secretary; Raleigh Bailes Jr., treasurer; Sergeant-at-Arms Tabb Dye, and Rick Smith, past-president. Munnell thanked all of the club members and […]

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