Texana Center receives $1 million grant from George Foundation for Fulshear campus

Texana Center’s Forward Together in Fulshear Capital Campaign was given a significant boost from The George Foundation with a grant award of $1 million. Two years ago Texana Center purchased a 14.5-acre tract of land located in northwest Fort Bend County on FM 359 and Wallis Street in Fulshear following a long and unsuccessful search […]

Sugar Land attorney named chair of the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors

On June 22, Rehan Alimohammad, partner of the law firm Wong Fleming, became the first attorney in Fort Bend to be sworn in as chair of the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors. He was sworn in by Justice Phil Johnson of the Texas Supreme Court during the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting […]

Thor promotes ‘Use of Force’ in Houston

Author Brad Thor holds up a medallion to give as a prize in a trivia question to the audience Sunday during his appearance at Murder By The Book in Houston. Thor was there to sign books during his promotional tour for his latest thriller, “Use of Force.” It is the 16th book in his Scot […]

Area students get lesson from jazz great Kirk Whalum

By Theresa D. McClellan For the Fort Bend Star For five weeks, just before the start of summer, 45 middle and high school students from the Fort Bend, Lamar and Houston school districts spent their days perfecting their skills in an intensive workshop held at two Houston churches. More than scales and music theory, the […]

Celebrating Freedom in Fulshear

Boston Marathon bombing survivor Rebekah Gregory of Houston, left, and country music artist and former “The Voice” finalist Mary Sarah of Richmond share a moment together on stage Sunday at the Fulshear Freedom Fest. Gregory was the parade grand marshal and Sarah sang the National Anthem.

Sugar Land to host International Italian Film Festival in 2017

Sugar Land City Council recently approved an agreement with the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, the International Film Festival of Spello (IFFS) and the Region of Umbria for the creation of an Italian Film Festival in Sugar Land. The multi-day festival called “Umbria in Sugar Land” is scheduled for Sept. 27 through Oct. 1 at […]

Lake project a step closer to reality

Sugar Land City Council recently approved a contract for the design of a voter-approved lake project at Brazos River Park. The lake will be designed to accommodate canoeing and kayaking, activities that residents have identified as high priorities through many years of public input. The lake is also expected to accommodate annual dragon boat races, […]

Fort Bend County Health & Human Services releases results of the first round of TB testing at George Bush High School

Fort Bend County Health & Human Services is continuing the routine investigation as a result of active tuberculosis (TB) at George Bush High School. The health department and other staff conducted TB testing at the high school on June 19. Testing for infection was conducted using a blood test. Information leading up to the testing […]

Happy trails in Sugar Land

Design to begin for voter-approved trail  Sugar Land City Council approved a design contract for a voter-approved trail project that will run adjacent to Ditch H. After working closely with residents, city staff planned a path for the five-mile trail that will include two pedestrian bridges, connect to existing trails adjacent to Clements High School […]

FBISD Police officer Jenny Robles

By Edwin Vega For the Fort Bend Star Unlike most law enforcement officers, Jenny Robles was unsure what career path she wanted to take after graduating high school. As a native of Uvalde and graduate of Uvalde High School, she decided to join the Navy as a quartermaster, spending two years in active duty and […]

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