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Oyster Creek celebrated Mardi Gras

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Mardi Gras Cocktail Reception at Oyster Creek Manor.  There was lively music, tasty food, smooth beverages and great tours.  Everyone enjoyed the photo booth and lively music.  Our attendees from Smiles at Greatwood and Gulf Coast Hospice won super door prizes!  It was a fun event provided as a Thank You to all of our […]

TxDOT dedicates $132 million to Fort Bend road improvements

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Last November, Texas voters approved Proposition 1 by a 4-to-1 margin, which authorized the state legislature the power to use a portion of the Rainy Day Fund for road improvements. Fort Bend County received approximately $101.8 million in Prop 1 funds, accounting for a large portion of the $132 million cost for five major highway […]

Trial Ride through Sugar Land

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The Los Vaqueros de Rio Grande rode through Sugar Land last week toward the end of its 400-mile long trail from Hidalgo, near the Mexican border, to Houston. 

Missouri City’s Elackatt withdraws from council race

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Missouri City Mayor Pro Tem Robin Elackatt has decided to withdraw from running for a fourth term in District C. Elackatt, a 43-year-old Health Care professional, was elected to the city council in 2009. When he entered his first election, his goals were to improve the city’s sidewalks and to bring term limits […]

Holocaust survivor visited Sugar Land for film screening

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Editor’s Note: This story is the final piece in a three-part series about local efforts to “Never Forget” about the atrocities of the Holocaust, in which six million Jewish people were brutally murdered in Europe. By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Al Marks will never forget how his world changed nearly 71 years ago, on March 17, […]

Former Missouri City council member declares candidacy for former seat

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Former two-term Missouri City council member Bobby Marshall declared his candidacy for the District A city council election on May 9. Marshall, a 53-year-old business owner who served on council from 2009-13, was defeated by incumbent District A council member Yolanda Ford, a 41-year-old Urban Planner/Land Developer in May 2013. Ford […]

WCMC visits to Missouri City Police Department

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The Woman’s Club of Missouri City, (WCMC) dropped by the Missouri City Police Station at 3849 Cartwright Road in Missouri City on the morning of Feb. 17, with cookies, cupcakes, brownies and candy. The WCMC wanted to thank the officers for their dedication to serving and protecting its citizens in the community.  The ladies were greeted by […]

Stafford council approves developer application for mixed use property

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The Stafford City Council unanimously approved Street Level Investments’ (SLI) application to develop a 192-acre, $500 million mixed use development project where the Texas Instruments property is located, early Thursday morning. Mayor Leonard Scarcella and council members covered every corner of the issue, during a 7-hour meeting that ran from 6 p.m. Wednesday to 1 a.m. […]

Sugar Land family sues Boy Scouts over son’s death

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The Evans family, of Sugar Land, changed forever in October 2012 when 10-year-old James died after being run over by a golf cart at a Boy Scouts of America recruiting event in Austin County, according to our news partner, KHOU Channel 11. Now arguments are underway in the Harris County 129th District Court in a […]

Ladybugs bring joy to seniors on Valentines Day

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The Ladybugs of Fort Bend County have been fluttering about bringing joy and spreading lots of cheer to Fort Bend patrons.  Recently, some of the Ladybugs visited  the patrons at the Silverado Memory Care Center and The Caring People Adult Day Care Center for St. Valentine’s Day.  They brought Valentine treats and prizes for the patrons to enjoy, gave lots of […]

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