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Missouri City considers city-wide curbside recycling


By Michael Sudhalter Missouri City resident Tami Mulcahey Bradley lives in a neighborhood where curbside recycling isn’t an option. “I farm out my glass to my parents in Sugar Land and friends in Pearland,” Bradley said. “I’ll have a personal victory dance when my recycling bins have more in them than my trash bin.” […]

Tickets Going Fast for Sugar Land’s Star Spangled Spectacular

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Come out and celebrate America’s birthday with food, fun and fireworks during the City of Sugar Land’s Star Spangled Spectacular at Constellation Field on July 4, from 7-10 p.m. The event will feature a variety of entertainment, various fun-filled games for the family and a patriotic fireworks finale. A limited number of tickets remain for […]

CIVIL SERVANT OF THE WEEK: Fort Bend Sheriff’s Deputy Nora Matheny


By Keon Broadnax For The Star “Life’s too short to not do what you want.” These are the words that the first woman to patrol in District 18 lives her life by. Deputy Nora Matheny received an award for being a deputy for 30 years in the Fort Bend County. She has been a part […]

Tropical Storm Bill Triggering Significant Rise in Brazos River


Tropical Storm Bill’s movement inland and the associated rain that has fallen in upstream watersheds is causing a dramatic rise in the Brazos River again. Forecasts are predicting levels very near what we saw over the Memorial Day weekend. Here in the City we anticipate seeing water rise again in our creeks and channels. Emergency […]

Donors give blood, save lives at Sugar Land American Legion


Fort Bend County residents gathered to give blood, plasma and the gift of life at a blood donor event at the American Legion Post 942 hall in old Sugar Land on Sunday, June 7, 2015. “My husband was injured in a terrible accident many years ago,” said Sugar Land resident Rebecca Rodriguez, explaining why she […]

Sugar Land native leads TCU to College World Series


By Michael Sudhalter Last week was an exciting one for Sugar Land native Mitchell Traver. The TCU pitcher led the Horned Frogs to the College World Series (CWS), earning the victory on the mound in a 5-4, 16 inning victory over Texas A&M. Two days later, he was drafted in the 28th round by […]

Richmond Poet attends master poets workshop taught by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet

Richmond poet Terry Jude Miller, left, attended a  poetry workshop in New York, taught by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa, pictured right. (Submitted photo)

Terry Jude Miller, Fort Bend County poet, attended a master poets workshop at Walt Whitman’s birthplace on Long Island in May.  The workshop was taught by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, Yusef Komunyakaa (pictured on the right).   Only twenty-five poets in the country were invited to attend the workshop which covered advanced topics in poetics and poem […]

One killed, on injured in Stafford stoplight shooting


A man was shot and killed, and a woman was wounded as they sat in their car at a stoplight in Stafford, according to our news partner, KHOU Channel 11. Police say the couple, both in their mid-20’s, were stopped at the frontage road intersection of US-59 North and Airport Blvd when another vehicle pulled […]

Beware of FEMA scammers in Fort Bend

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The Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management has been in contact with numerous residents who have reported individuals coming into their homes posing as Federal Emergency Management Agency officials. At this time there are no FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams operating within Fort Bend County, but FEMA contractors may visit your home if you […]

130-acre West Fort Bend shopping center to open early next year

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By Michael Sudhalter Within the next two years, western Fort Bend County residents in the Grand Parkway/Harlem Road area won’t have to travel north to Katy or east to Sugar Land for their shopping needs. Houston-based Read King, a Commercial Real Estate and Development Company, is developing 130-acre Water View Town Center at the […]

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