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The Changing Face of North Sugar Land

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By Karen Daniels For The Star After closing its doors in 2003, the redevelopment of the former Imperial Sugar refinery site has been in the works for some time. Progress is finally being made with the culmination of several projects. Johnson Development is finalizing the infrastructure of the 27-acre refinery site. Parts of this land […]

One dead, one injured in New Territory crash

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One person is dead and another is critically injured in an accident on Friday evening in Sugar Land, according to our news partner, KHOU Channel 11. Police said two teens were driving a Corvette before 7 p.m. when their car flipped at the intersection of Homeward Way at New Territory. A 15-year-old male was killed […]

One injured in American Materials explosion

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Missouri City Fire & Rescue Services responded to an explosion and fire at the American Materials asphalt plant, located at 2122 Hwy 90A.  Upon arrival of the first units, firefighters found a tank of material burning and two injured workers.  One of the workers was critically injured and transported to Memorial Hermann in the Medical […]

Meritage homes acquires land in Imperial Sugar Land for 335 home sites

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Meritage Homes has purchased 127 acres in Imperial Sugar Land where it will develop 335 home sites in the Fort Bend master-planned community at Highway 6 and Highway 90A. The acquisition represents about a third of the land to be developed in the community, according to Imperial Sugar Land General Manager Shay Shafie.  The new […]

Local family of entrepreneurs gets an early start

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com When it comes to getting an early start in the world of entrepreneurship, the Thomas siblings of Missouri City skipped the neighborhood lemonade stand. Chase, 12, Chance, 10, Chasity, 8, and Chandler,7, have set their sights on building their own small businesses. They were inspired by their mother, Ebony Thomas, an […]

Homes for Heroes Comes to Fort Bend County

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Started after the events of 9/11, Homes for Heroes is a national program, which services Fort Bend County, designed to give back to the Heroes who serve our community. HFH is designed to help individual heroes when buying, selling or refinancing a home by receiving money saving rebates during their real estate transaction. Local Real […]

Judge overturns Rep. Reynolds’ convictions, new trial set for January

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Texas District 27 State Representative Ron Reynolds (D-Missouri City) has had a roller coaster of a week. On Monday, a Montgomery County judge overturned Reynolds’ conviction three days after a jury convicted him on six misdemeanor counts of solicitation of professional employment, declaring a mistrial. On Nov. 4, Reynolds, the Democratic Deputy Whip in the […]

Rep. Reynolds convicted of misdemeanors in Montgomery County

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Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds (D-Missouri City) was convicted of six misdemeanor counts of solicitation of professional employment on Friday at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Conroe, according to the Associated Press. Reynolds, 41, was facing 11 counts of felony barratry (ambulance chasing), but he wasn’t convicted on those charges. Lawyers are not allowed to […]

Sugar Land to break ground on new Performance Venue on Dec. 9

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Sugar Land City Council approved a guaranteed maximum price of $74.3 million to build an indoor performance venue that will be the first of its kind in the region and set a new standard for “the theater of the future.” Construction is expected to begin with a formal groundbreaking event on Dec. 9. The venue […]

Sugar Land City Council Adopts Master Drainage Plan

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Sugar Land City Council recently updated the Master Drainage Plan, a document created in 2007. The plan describes the City’s physical drainage-related characteristics, identifies drainage agencies with jurisdiction in Sugar Land, establishes roles and responsibilities of various agencies and identifies future efforts necessary for drainage planning and flood control. Modifications to the Master Drainage Plan […]

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