Missouri City hosts Super Bowl tailgate party

By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star On Sunday, Missouri City, in conjunction with the NFL Hall of Fame Players Association, held a Super Bowl pre-game tailgate party at the City Centre. “We are holding a tailgate party to benefit our new parks foundation and the Hall of Fame Players Association. It’s an opportunity […]

New fatherhood program reaches out to all dads

By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com Marcus York considers himself to be a pretty good father. After participating in the 24/7 Dad program sponsored by Catholic Charities in Richmond, he feels he is a much better dad to his three children. “It gave me some tools that I started implementing, relating to my kids and my wife, […]

Powerful Tools for Caregivers seminars coming to Sugar Land

A caregiver is someone who has taken on the very selfless role of caring for a loved one. Many times, the caregiver has the great responsibility of making sure their loved one’s basic needs are met, which requires work and dedication. By taking care of his or her own needs, the caregiver will be able […]

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital physician performs robotic single-site hysterectomy

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital is now offering single-site robotic hysterectomies to patients. Duc Le, MD, a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist, performed the procedure using the da Vinci surgery system, which utilizes advanced robotics, computer and optical technologies to provide enhanced vision, precision and control. Physicians at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital use the da Vinci robot […]

Local boy earns Eagle Scout

On July 12, 2016, Sam Houston Area Council (SHAC), Thunderwolf District Boy Scout Michael Parnell from Troop 441 in Sugar Land earned Boy Scouts’ highest honor, the Eagle Scout Award. The significance of the Eagle rank is nationally recognized and its achievement demonstrates the honor and integrity in Michael’s character. Michael is the 141st Eagle […]

I Love the ’80s – a 35th anniversary gala event for the Fort Bend Boys Choir

Yo Dude! You will have an awesomely bodacious time on Saturday, Feb. 4, at 6:30 p.m. in the Safari Lodge at Safari Texas. How do we know that? Because, like, the Fort Bend Boys Choir is totally chillin’ for its 35th anniversary. For this gnarly 1980s Flashback-themed gala event, the Tour Choir will perform and […]

Saluting Mirabeau Lamar

Members of the Texas Army fire a volley during a ceremony Jan. 26 in Richmond at the gravesite of Mirabeau B. Lamar, the second president of the Republic of Texas. The Lamar Day celebration was held on the anniversary of the day he signed the law that set aside more then 13,000 acres of public […]

Holocaust survivor

Holocaust survivor Ruth Steinfeld holds a copy of the book “Memorial to the Jews Deported From France: 1942-1944” while speaking Jan. 26 at Clements High School. She said the book contains the names of her parents, who were killed by the Germans at Dachau Concentration Camp. She said finding their names in the book was […]

Girl with brain cancer used the fight of her life to help others

By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com Whenever people posted on social media about Alyssa Ferguson, they usually included the hashtag #AlyssaWins. On Thursday the hashtag changed to #AlyssaWon, as the brain cancer the Ridge Point High School freshman fought the last three years released her spirit into eternal rest. God called home the girl with the effervescent […]

Eldridge Park pond stocked with rainbow trout

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department stocked the pond at Eldridge Park with 750 rainbow trout on Jan. 25, adding to the bass, catfish and perch that have been stocked in the past. Each winter from November through early March, Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Inland Fisheries Division, in cooperation with participating cities and agencies, stock […]

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