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Sugar Land woman says HOA crossed the line

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Last winter, Sugar Land resident Eleanor Burgess put an 18-inch decorative Christian Cross in her front yard garden as a memorial to her 92-year-old mother who passed away in December. Burgess, who lives in the Commonwealth subdivision in Sugar Land, received the cross as a gift from relatives in East Texas […]

Top Sugar Land Real Estate firms announce merger

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Two of the largest residential and commercial real estate firms with historic ties operating in the Sugar Land and Fort Bend County area have announced a merger. RE/MAX Fine Properties, led by Minesh and Nimesh Patel, and RE/MAX Heritage, led by Barbara Osborn, have joined forces. The combined companies will operate under the RE/MAX Fine […]

New MC Fire Station set to open Wednesday, July 1

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On July 1, Missouri City Fire Station 5, located on Waters Lake Boulevard, will officially open its doors and begin serving the southern portion of Sienna Plantation. Officers and drivers for the new station will be sworn in on Thursday, June 25, at a special ceremony at the City Centre at Quail Valley, 2880 La […]

Missouri City names Atkinson interim city manager

Bill Atkinson
Interim City Manager

Missouri City approved assistant city manager Bill Atkinson as its interim city manager last week. Atkinson succeeds interim city manager Bill Eisen, who resigned, effective Friday, because he has several trips planned this summer. Atkinson has served as Missouri City’s Assistant City Manager since 2007. He has previously served as the City Manager in Sachse, […]

Missouri City approves plan to increase police officers’ pay

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At its Monday, May 18 general meeting, Missouri City Council Members approved an ordinance adopting pay structures and incentive and certification pay plan for certified police officers. Proposed by the Council Financial and Services Subcommittee, the ordinance is designed to ensure that Missouri City can continuously recruit and retain qualified personnel who the City rewards with […]

Carl Favre Memorial Service scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday

Carl Phillip Favre
1950-2015

It is with deep personal regret that I inform you of the loss of our long-term, dear friend and valued colleague, Carl Phillip Favre. Carl passed away at home in the early morning hours on Monday, May 11, 2015. Each of us not only grieves at the passing of a tremendous individual but also for […]

Sugar Land Good Samaritan’s body found in Clute

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A body found in the Brazos River near Clute on Saturday afternoon is believed to be the remains of a Fort Bend County man who was apparently knocked off a bridge near New Territory – 60 miles to the northwest – last Sunday night. The search for Puneet Nehra, 43, of Sugar Land was extended […]

Amber Alert issued for three Needville children

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An Amber Alert has been issued for three missing children out of Needville. Police are searching for 4-year-old Jacklyn Crouse, 6-year-old Zoey Crouse and 8-year-old Damion Crouse. Zoey is a 4-foot-tall white female with blonde hair. Damion has brown hair and is about 4-feet 6-inches tall. Police are searching for the children’s mother, 25-year-old Erica […]

Guerra re-elected, Honore edges Jean-Baptiste by five votes

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Aside from Stafford Mayor Leonard Scarcella, Wen Guerra may be the most popular politician in the city. Guerra, the Mayor Pro Tem, had the most votes with 714 in a five-candidate race to fill three city council seats. Virginia Rosas, an SMSD board member, was elected to city council with the second most votes, 644. […]

Scarcella wins Stafford mayoral election by a 2-to-1 margin

LEONARD SCARCELLA
STAFFORD MAYOR

Until this spring, Stafford Mayor Leonard Scarcella hadn’t faced an opponent in an election since 1999. Saturday’s results was telling in why potential challengers may have stayed away. Scarcella, a Stafford native and the city’s mayor since 1969, defeated city council member Robert Sorbet, 64.4 to 35.6 percent on Saturday to win another two year term. […]

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