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Missouri City Fire Department seeks community input


By Karen Daniels For The Star The City of Missouri City is currently rewriting their strategic plan for its Fire Department. This is the third plan for the City since 2006, but the first time the plan will include the community’s input. “We want to determine what’s going right, what’s going wrong,”  Missouri City Fire […]

Local organization dedicated to honoring fallen veterans

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By Karen Daniels For The Star The Missouri City chapter of Wreaths Across America is committed to honoring fallen veterans in the Greater Houston area. The chapter, which was started by Tony Workman in association with American Legion Post 294, in 2006, has 100 members and last year, it helped place more than 40,000 wreaths […]

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 […]

Local family of entrepreneurs gets an early start


By Michael Sudhalter 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 […]

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


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


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 […]

Missouri City man in sidewalk dispute with city

Missouri City resident Robert Buscemi is unhappy with the work that the city did on the sidewalk in front of his home. (Submitted photo)

By Michael Sudhalter Missouri City resident Robert Buscemi is unhappy with the work that the city’s maintenance department did on the sidewalk in front of his home in the Lake Olympia neighborhood. “In July, Missouri City sent out a maintenance team to repair the sidewalks in our area,” Buscemi said.  “This group was not […]

Quail Valley team wins Houston tennis title


Every year the dream burns brightly for hundreds of over 55 year old tennis players in the Houston area: To play in the United States Tennis Association national tournament in Surprise, Arizona. Every player prepares differently for the July-August season. Some play more tennis, some seek approval from their cardiologist, some go to a chiropractor, […]

Children’s Author Gary Soto to speak at Missouri City Branch Library

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Poet and author of numerous books for adults and children Gary Soto will read from and sign copies of a selection of his books at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Missouri City Branch Library on at 7 p.m. Nov. 3, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 1530 Texas Parkway. Soto will speak about […]

Sister of Missouri City cancer patient awarded for creative work


By Christina Martinez Two Christmas’ ago, Bridie Dybala’s brother Dominic was diagnosed with Leukemia. The family sold their house in May and the Dybala family stayed with mostly family in Missouri City while Dominic received treatment at Children’s Cancer and Hematology Center in Houston. One specific day, Bridie went with her mom to her […]

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