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Sugar Land artist paints scene of home

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Growing up on a ranch in the central Texas town of Fayetteville, Sandra Stevens had two constants in her life. “They were farm animals and painting,” said Stevens, who rode horses competitively at Blinn College in Brenham. Her aunt helped teach her how to paint, and the most obvious subjects were […]

Brazos River Flooding Threat is continuously being monitored

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The Brazos River is full and it’s forecast to get even more full. If the river follows the forecast it will reach 50 feet, a mere 4 inches shy of the record set in 1994. Damage in 1994 was extensive, but Fort Bend County has more than doubled in population since then, making this event […]

Prayers requested for Jack Acosta

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Sugar Land Garden Club Member, Rose Ann Acosta’s husband, Jack, is in the ICU at St. Lukes Hospital in Houston. He’s recovering from a difficult quadruple heart bypass this afternoon. Rose Ann would appreciate your thoughts and prayers.

Report: Brazos River under a Flood Warning until Monday

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The Flood Warning for the Brazos River near Richmond has been extended until late Monday night, the National Weather Service says. As of 9:15 p.m. Wednesday the stage was 43.8 feet. The flood stage is 48 feet, and major flooding is expected. Forecasters call for the river to flood by Friday morning and will continue […]

Sheriff’s Office finds body of woman believed to be Alice Tovar

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The body believed to be an elderly woman who was reported missing Tuesday was found Wednesday evening in a rural area near Rosenberg. Positive identification is pending and will be determined by the Galveston County Medical Examiner’s Office. The search for Alice Tovar, 73, began Tuesday afternoon when the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office was […]

Sugar Land woman helps students’ prom dreams come true

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Eva Fackeldey never attended her own prom, but she’s made the celebratory event a reality for more than 1,000 Fort Bend students who may have otherwise missed the event. The Sugar Land resident founded the Cinderella-Cinderfella Project 15 years ago. The non-profit helps economically disadvantaged students with the opportunity to attend […]

Rosenberg woman is missing after vehicle found submerged on Band Road

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The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a woman whose vehicle was found submerged in a ditch Tuesday afternoon in the Rosenberg area. At 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, deputies were dispatched to 3343 Gerken Road near the intersection of Band Road in the Rosenberg area where they found a 2000 silver Ford […]

Sugar Land Approves First Steps for Long-Term Development of Cullinan Park

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Sugar Land City Council approved agreements on May 19 for the future development of Cullinan Park, 754 acres of mostly inaccessible forest and wetlands north of Sugar Land Regional Airport. The land is currently owned by the city of Houston and Houston Parks Board and is located within Houston’s extra-territorial jurisdiction (ETJ). The Cullinan Park […]

Local group honors patriotism

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Patriotism was the order of the day, Monday, May 18 at Constellation Field.  The Skeeters’ organization has been a proud supporter of the event since its inception in 2013. The event was emceed by Sugar Land Council member Amy Mitchell. A flag processional by the SE Texas Patriot Guard Riders and invocation by member Tom […]

Fort Bend ISD, Stafford MSD classes canceled amid flooding emergency

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Fort Bend ISD and Stafford MSD canceled classes on Tuesday amid flash flood warnings that have impacted many roads in the area. The flash food warning has been lifted and there’s a flash flood watch until noon but several cars were submerged in the water. Several parts of the Fort Bend Parkway have been affected […]

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