Precinct 3 constable suspends traffic warrants

Constable Wayne K. Thompson, Fort Bend County, Precinct 3, said his office will suspend the confirmation and/or arrest for Class “C” citations (traffic citation warrants) during the month of September to include arrest warrants originating out of his office or any other law enforcement agency. Other warrants, for more severe offenses, will continue to be […]

FEMA opens disaster recovery centers

FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) have opened three Disaster Recovery Centers in Fort Bend County to assist victims of Hurricane Harvey. Located in Katy, Simonton and Missouri City, they are located in the areas of the county hardest hit by flooding from the storm. Individuals and businesses can visit the centers to […]

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital offering free flu shots to benefit Santa’s Exchange

With fall around the corner and the holiday season not far behind, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital is once again offering Fort Bend and surrounding area residents the opportunity to “give a gift and beat the flu.” Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, in collaboration with the Exchange Club of Sugar Land, Fort Bend Exchange Club, […]


The 3rd Squadron of the 124th Cavalry of the Texas Army National Guard out of Wylie has been working recovery in the Houston area since Hurricane Harvey flooded the region. They were given a break and sent to hotels in Stafford last week awaiting new orders to deploy, according to 1st Lt. Justin Krieg. Their […]

Screening mammograms are available without a physician order

You know you should get one, but you keep putting it off. Or maybe you had one once and just haven’t been back. According to Dr. Amelia Tower, a fellowship-trained breast surgeon with Houston Methodist Breast Surgery Partners, annual mammograms starting at age 40 are an important tool in the fight against breast cancer. “By […]

Sugar Land native serving Navy at Top Gun

Petty Officer 1st Class Dustin Livingston of Sugar Land and a 2005 graduate of Kempner High School is an aviation ordnanceman with the “Top Gun” Naval Aviation Warfare Development Center (NAWDC) in Fallon, Nevada. Their squadron was sent on temporary detachment to Whidbey Island to provide ordnance training to the VAQ-135 electronic attack squadron. As […]

Civitas takes ownership of Missouri City senior living community

Civitas Senior Living, a Texas-based senior living management and consulting company, announced the recent acquisition of Oyster Creek Assisted Living and Memory Care, an 87-unit assisted living and memory care senior community in Missouri City. On April 1, Civitas started managing the property and, as of June 30, transitioned from management to ownership. “We are […]

Lt. James Murray bridging police and community

By Edwin Vega For the Fort Bend Star Lt. James Murray began his career at the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office in 1992. Murray, 48, said he aspired to be a game warden while he was working at Brazos Bend State Park and attending Wharton County Junior College. After a year with Texas Parks and […]

Sugar Land mostly unscathed by storm

The Brazos River crested this morning at a record height. The river is well above flood stage; however, Sugar Land’s levee system is protecting residents from river flooding. Sugar Land’s emergency operations center remains active around the clock to monitor river conditions and provide resources necessary to return the City to normal operations. City staff […]

Meals on Wheels in need of volunteers, donations

By Theresa D. McClellan For the Fort Bend Star – While some Fort Bend nursing homes said they successfully relied on their generators and did not have any needs, the Fort Bend Senior Meals on Wheels organization is using volunteers and the National Guard to meet their mission. In preparation for the storm, they delivered […]

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