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DEVELOPMENT NOTEBOOK: Tom + Chee plans for Sugar Land location

Sitterle Homes is approaching the close out of its waterfront homes.  (Submitted photo)

By Subhrata Barot For The Star Cincinnati-based and grilled cheese-loving restaurant Tom + Chee are set to open a location in Sugar Land by the end of the year. The franchise owners, who appeared on ABC’s Shark Tank, have partnered with Tunica-Biloxi Holdings Inc. to bring the franchise to Fort Bend County. The menu allows […]

Civil Servant of the Week: Lieutenant Colonel David L. Graham


By Subhrata Barot For The Star With over 20 United States military awards and decorations, it’s no wonder that Kempner High  students respect and admire Lieutenant Colonel David L. Graham. Graham serves as the Air Force JROTC Senior Aerospace Science Instructor and has made a difference in the lives of students, civilians and his fellow […]

Rep. Rick Miller appointed to appropriations, public health committees


Texas House Speaker Joe Straus today announced that State Representative Rick Miller (R-Sugar Land) was selected to serve on the House Appropriations and the Public Health Committees. The House Appropriations Committee is responsible for the budget, the one item that the Legislature is required to pass each session. The Public Health Committee is responsible for […]

New cinema/microbrewery coming to The Crossing at Telfair in Sugar Land


Flix Brewhouse™, the world’s only combination first-run cinema and dine-in microbrewery, will become lead entertainment anchor at The Crossing at Telfair in Sugar Land, Scott Weaver of developer Rubicon Realty Group announced today. “We set out to bring a novel entertainment concept to the area and are thrilled to have Flix Brewhouse bring their unique […]

Bushi Ban opens in Sienna Plantation


Jan. 16 marked the grand opening of Bushi Ban Sienna Plantation at 7746 Highway 6, Suite A, Missouri City. From high powered Black Belts to curious onlookers, crowds of supporters packed the new Bushi Ban Martial Arts and Fitness school location. The new Sienna Plantation school is the ninth Houston-Area Bushi Ban school offering all […]

Stafford could face the brunt of low oil prices

Stafford Mayor Leonard Scarcella

By Michael Sudhalter With oil prices dropping below $44, the city of Stafford could feel the pinch of low oil prices more than many of its Fort Bend County neighbors. Stafford Mayor Leonard Scarcella spoke during the State of the City address on Wednesday about a multitude of positives – from the city’s commitment […]

Ex-Sugar Land mayor vanishes, along with his company’s development contracts

David Wallace

Former Sugar Land mayor David Wallace and business partner Costa Bajjali have closed the offices of their company, Wallace Bajjali, while governments and media alike have had no luck getting in touch with either man. Wallace Bajjali Development Partners, a Sugar Land-based development company, resigned from its contracts as the master developer for real estate development […]

Rosenberg Mayor will run for County Commissioner, Precinct 1

Morales Vincent 2013 (2)

Rosenberg Mayor Vincent M. Morales, Jr. announced his candidacy today to serve the citizens of Fort Bend County by running for Precinct 1 Commissioner. Morales, in his second term as mayor of Rosenberg, cited his desire to continue his service to Rosenberg and Fort Bend County in a greater capacity in seeking the position of […]

Civil Servant of the Week: FBISD’s Richard Gregoire


How long have you been an Athletic Trainer? How did you become interested in the profession? I have been a licensed athletic trainer for 25 years and also have had my national certification for almost 26 years. I got started in athletic training in high school and then continued it into college. I did not […]

Missouri City hires interim city manager


At a Special Meeting on Monday, Jan. 26, the Missouri City Council appointed William Eisen as the City’s new Interim City Manager. Mr. Eisen will step into his new position with the City after current City Manager Ed Broussard steps down on Friday, Feb. 6, to take over as City Manager in Tyler. Prior to […]

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