Escape virtual reality and get into the game at Escape Room Games

By Joe Southern Get off the games and get into one at Escape Room Games of Missouri City and Sugar Land. The global phenomenon that encourages teamwork and super sleuthing skills has finally arrived in the Southwest Houston area. Owners Bob and Jenny Bailey discovered escape rooms two years ago while on vacation in […]

Skeeters wrap up Fan Fest, prepare for Family Fun Day

By Joe Southern The Sugar Land Skeeters hosted their annual Fan Fest last Saturday, giving fans the chance to come to Constellation Field to meet the team, take batting practice, shop the garage sale and enjoy some fun and games. On May 6, the Skeeters will once again open the ballpark for your enjoyment […]

Petra Nova program a win-win for environment, energy production

By Joe Southern Calling it a win-win for the environment and energy production, Gov. Greg Abbott, Energy Secretary Rick Perry and a host of dignitaries gathered last Thursday at the W.A. Parish generating station in Thompsons to celebrate the operational status of Petra Nova, the world’s largest carbon capture facility. The joint venture between […]

OakBend Medical Center announces Restaurant Week fundraiser

OakBend Medical Center announced its first Restaurant Week taking place from May 19-29. The fundraising idea was the brainchild of Daniel Ornelas of Ol’ Railroad Café, Andres Novoa of La Cocina and Jimmy Cantu of Pier 36 and the three restaurants were the first to sign on for the event. For the 11 days of […]

Richmond’s Freeman Town Park begins taking shape

The City of Richmond’s Freeman Town Park should soon see heavy construction beginning as the construction contract was awarded to South Pool and Spa at a recent Commission meeting. This new park, located near Burnet Street and South 7th Street (just east of the T.W. Davis YMCA property) in what is known as Freeman Town, […]

Travis High School senior takes final bow with Houston Repertoire Ballet

By Donna Hill For the Fort Bend Star The Houston Repertoire Ballet (HRB), Houston’s premier pre-professional ballet company, presents the spring performance Celebration of Dance, which features Act II of the ballet classic “Swan Lake,” along with the premiere of “Racketty-Packetty House,” Saturday, April 29, at 2 p.m. and Sunday, April 30, at 2 p.m. […]

Sugar Land Cultural Arts Foundation announces new seat cushions

Sugar Land Cultural Arts Foundation (SLCAF) recently announced it has placed beautiful and comfortable new cushions in the Sugar Land Auditorium. The Take a Seat campaign to add the cushions to the original 394-seat auditorium began in 2016 and with the support of the community, patrons can now enjoy the performing arts in comfort. The […]

Secretary of Commerce presents national award to Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross presented Senior Vice President and CEO of Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital Greg Haralson with the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award during the annual Quest for Excellence Conference in Baltimore, Md., on April 2. Memorial Hermann Sugar Land is the first Houston healthcare organization, and only the third in Texas, […]


Farmer Keenan Hooper of Loam Agronomics gives a farm tour during the farm’s grand opening event March 26 near Richmond. The 288-acre sustainable farm grows organic vegetables (certification is pending) and is operated by The Edible Group, the parent company that owns Edible Earth Resources, Agmenity and Farmstead. For more information, visit

Sugar land teen wins $100,000 science prize

Byron Xu, 17, of Sugar Land recently won fourth place and $100,000 in the Regeneron Science Talent Search 2017, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors, founded and produced by Society for Science and the Public. Byron examined marine seismic data, the reflections of sound waves, with the […]

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