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Investigation into Albright sign theft continues

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The Fort Bend County District Attorney’s office is still investigating a misdemeanor theft case from May. Then-Fort Bend ISD school board member and Position 4 candidate, Bruce Albright, had been arrested for stealing another signs from Position 5 candidate, Kris Allfrey, in front of Helfman Ford in Meadows Place – where Albright is employed. Both […]

Refinancing Saves Sugar Land Taxpayers $2.95 Million

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Sugar Land recently refinanced five series of bonds that will save City taxpayers a total of $2.95 million over the next 12 years and reduce the City’s interest rate from 4.39 to 1.67 percent. After the transaction was reviewed by Standard & Poor’s and Fitch Ratings, the bonds received a AAA rating. This rating is […]

Classic Chev Sugar Land promotes networking with car party

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Classic Chevrolet Sugar Land hosts another great party.  This one, not unlike the dealership’s environment, was inviting, festive and so totally stress free, just as the dealership’s slogan invites…relax, enjoy the difference.  The event took place last Friday, Oct. 16, when General Manager Ray Aguilar revved up the evening’s delightfulness for Classic Chevrolet’s CAMARO Night […]

Seniors volunteer to help fellow seniors

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By Christina Martinez Christina@theleadernews.com In March, Goldie Leinweber started volunteering with Seniors Helping Seniors, a senior care and senior home care provider. Leinweber said she never imagined this is what she would be doing after she retired, but she also said she couldn’t imagine doing anything else. Leinweber previously worked in San Antonio and her […]

DMV Agreement Authorizes Registration Holds for Scofflaws

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Sugar Land City Council approved an agreement on Oct. 21 with the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles to withhold vehicle registrations on outstanding municipal court traffic warrants and red light camera violations. Section 702.003 of the Texas Transportation Code states that the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) may refuse to register a motor vehicle […]

St. Laurence to add $12.9 million Parish Life Center

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St. Laurence Catholic Church, the oldest Catholic church in Sugar Land, will add a $12.9 million Ave Maria Parish Life Center adjacent to the church itself at 3103 Sweetwater Blvd. next October. St. Laurence opened in October 1985 with 500 families and has expanded to 7,000 families today. The new Parish Life Center replaces two […]

Skeeters prove to have staying power in Sugar Land

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com When Chris Jones became general manager of the Sugar Land Skeeters before last season, he made it a point to get the franchise even more involved in the community than it had been the previous two seasons. “I took it as a personal challenge to get involved in the community as […]

Republican governor candidate Abbott visited Sugar Land on Tuesday

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, the Republican candidate for Governor, visited Café Adobe in Sugar Land on Tuesday afternoon to deliver a speech and energize the GOP base. The event, sponsored by the Fort Bend County Republican Party, took place just a day after early voting began in Texas. Election Day […]

Fort Bend County Sheriff’s office to partner with Nextdoor

The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office has announced a partnership with Nextdoor (www.nextdoor.com), the free and private social network for neighborhoods, to build safer communities with help of residents. This integration with Nextdoor will enable the Sheriff’s Office to communicate online with Fort Bend County neighborhoods. Residents and Sheriff’s Office personnel will be able to […]

Steve Madden and Shoe Palace open at Katy Mills this fall

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Katy Mills, the largest outlet and value retail shopping destination in South Texas, welcomed Steve Madden and Shoe Palace to its impressive retail line-up this fall, just in time for the holiday shopping season. These new stores reinforce Katy Mills’ commitment to offer shoppers the best name-brand merchandise at an incredible value. “Katy Mills continues […]

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