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YMCA’s Operation Backpack

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The Fort Bend YMCA, in partnership with H-E-B and other businesses, donated backpacks and school supplies to local students through a Houston-wide program called Operation Backpack. 

Stafford City Council will consider Legacy-related ordinance on Tuesday

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com The city of Stafford will likely have the opportunity to replace the departing Texas Instruments headquarters with the new, The Legacy at Stafford mixed-use development. But there’s still plenty of work to be done before the 192 acres undergo development by Street Level Investments. On Monday, the city council will consider […]

Sugar Land native named Heights Chamber director

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Sugar Land native Jacob Milwee has climbed the ranks of the Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce since he joined the staff as the Director of Member Services in the summer of 2008. Now, he’s ready to take the things he learned from outgoing president Terry Burge and former presidents Ken […]

Civil Servant of the Week: FBISD Social Worker pens book on financial literacy, success

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A double celebration is nearing for Fort Bend ISD social worker, Janice Little, who on Sept. 20 will celebrate her graduation and book release. Little will receive her Doctor of Management Degree in Organizational Leadership from the University of Phoenix early that afternoon and will release her new book, The Graduate’s Gift, later that evening. “Janice […]

Great Harvest Bread Company to open a Sugar Land location

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Local owners Vijaianand Thirunageswaram and Arunadevi Vijaianand have signed a lease for the new Great Harvest Bread Company bakery to open in Sugar Land later this year. The new bakery will be located at 3344 Highway 6. “We are excited to open a locally owned, whole grain bakery in town,” says Thirunageswaram, who goes by […]

Sugar Land speech therapy employee convicted of health care fraud

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 Tiffany Nicole Thompson, 31, has been convicted of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and four counts of health care fraud in relation to nearly $4 million in fraudulent health care claims, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson and Janice M. Flores, special agent in charge of the Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS), Southwest Field […]

40th Vintage Glass & Antique Show set for Aug. 15-17

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Celebrating 40 years as one of the premier glass shows in the south, the Houston Glass Club’s Vintage Glass & Antique Show & Sale is still going strong. This year’s show begins Friday, Aug. 15 from 2 to 7 p.m. Collectors have a prime opportunity to shop for their favorite patterns and to explore the […]

Rotary Pays it Forward With Annual Fall Classic

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The Sugar Land Rotary Fall Classic organizers surround a 2014 Chevy Camaro that will be leased to one lucky winner at the annual fundraising event. On Sept. 13 at Constellation Field, Rotarians and guests will enjoy Happy Hour, a delicious buffet dinner, and silent and live auctions, with all proceeds benefitting local and national service […]

Noble Investment Group (“Noble”) today announced the acquisition of Hyatt Place Houston

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“The Houston MSA continues to be a national leader in economic, employment, and population growth,” said Rodney Williams, Noble’s managing principal and chief investment officer. He further added, “Development in the Sugar Land submarket, unlike most of Houston, is tightly controlled through specific zoning and development requirements; therefore, Hyatt Place Houston | Sugar Land enjoys […]

Every Fort Bend Mayor to award a $1,000 Strength in the Future Scholarship

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The Central Fort Bend Chamber’s 2014 Fort Bend Strong Gala will celebrate the educational institutions that make Fort Bend County one of the fastest growing counties in the country. The highlight of that celebration will be the 18, $1,000 scholarships the Fort Bend County Mayors will present to Fort Bend County students scheduled to graduate […]

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