Missouri City holding Police, Fire Academy May 10

Missouri City invites residents to join the Annual Citizens’ Police and Fire Academy for 2016. The program offers a behind-the-scenes view of the dangers firefighters and police officers face on the job. Classes begin on May 10. The free, seven-week program is for individuals who are at least 18 years of age and either live […]

Online school offers alternative to public school

By Deborah Rowe There are many alternatives to public schooling. Texas Connections Academy is a public virtual online school that has benefited one young Missouri City resident. Luis, 14, and his father live with Margaret Abete, Luis’ grandmother. Margaret has played an integral role in helping Luis achieve academic excellence. Luis has been attending Texas […]

LADYBUGS

Children at The Honor Roll Preschool in Missouri City explored a bug’s life in celebration of Earth Day Friday as they released more than 1,000 ladybugs throughout the schoolyard and back into the environment on plants, flowers and trees. Students dressed for the occasion in the likeness of ladybugs, wearing red and black colors and […]

Missouri City to salute its 60th anniversary, other successes at State of the City April 25

At 11:30 a.m. on Monday, April 25, Missouri City and the Fort Bend County Chamber of Commerce will again partner to host the Show Me City’s Annual State of the City address at the premier City Centre at Quail Valley, 2880 La Quinta Dr. This year’s event will celebrate the city’s 60th anniversary and Mayor […]

Missouri City’s First Colony residents unite against crime

By Theresa D. McClellan For the Star Standing at the back of the Hampton Inn meeting room crowded with residents from the First Colony neighborhood and Missouri City Police, the young man was still visibly shaken from the theft of his mother’s property on her street. He’s lived in the neighborhood for 16 years without […]

Red Stem Florist blossoming in Missouri City

By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Red Stem Florist co-owner Johnathan Gomez has established a simple, effective philosophy during his 25 years in the floral industry. “I love what I do,” Gomez said. “I’m not going to tell you what I can do – I’m going to show you.” Gomez, 48, and business partner Robert Trevino, 52, […]

YMCA ANNUAL CAMPAIGN

Missouri City resident Elvin Bethea, a member of the NFL Hall of Fame and former Houston Oilers great, spoke at the Fort Bend Family YMCA’s Annual Campaign, on Jan. 26 in Sugar Land. Bethea was one of several speakers, including Stafford High head football coach Ron Counter, former Oilers head coach (and Missouri City) resident […]

Missouri City educator wants parents and students to build a future of learning

By Donna Hill For The Star When Cynthia Poore retired from her career in education, she still had a need to teach. After 30 years of working with students, she wanted to continue a firm foundation of learning for students – and start a small business as well. Noticing gaps in learning for some students, […]

Missouri City hopes to bring in more visitors with HOT funds

By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Have you ever looked at the bottom of a hotel receipt and noticed that a 6 percent charge known as the “Hotel Occupancy Tax” (HOT) and wondered where the funds ended up? In the State of Texas, the HOT goes to local taxing authorities like cities and counties that have very […]

Former Missouri City council member Gary to run this spring

Missouri City resident Cynthia L. Gary, a former two-term Missouri City council member and one-term Fort Bend ISD trustee, announced her candidacy for City Council At-Large Position 2. She will be challenging first term incumbent Chris Preston in May. At Large candidates are elected by the entire Missouri City electorate. “I want to work for […]

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