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

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com 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 […]

Fort Bend residents await Tropical Bill’s arrival

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As Tropical Storm Bill makes its way inland, the concerns now focus on rainfall amounts in Fort Bend County. At 10 a.m., the National Weather Service is estimating widespread rain amounts, from 4 to 8 inches, to fall in Fort Bend through Wednesday. Tropical Storm Bill made landfall south of Port O’Connor with the bulk […]

Tracy Byrd headlines 2015 Fort Bend Fair entertainment

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Regardless of your musical tastes, there’s a good chance that the Fort Bend Fair & Rodeo, 4310 Hwy. 36 South, will have something that you’ll enjoy. Red Dirt legend Stoney Larue will kick off the Fair on Sept. 25, while Texas artist Jon Pardi will follow on Sept. 26. Sept. 27 is “Go Tejano Day” […]

Sienna resident receives national attention

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Sienna Plantation resident Nadine Moon has a sign with a Julia Child quote in her office – “A Party without a Cake is just a Meeting.” If that one-liner rings true, Moon is responsible for creating some great parties throughout the Houston area and beyond. She built a 10-foot-cake in the […]

Fort Bend preparing for heavy rains on Tuesday

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As another gulf disturbance threatens to impact and impact Fort Bend County, emergency planners and responders are hard at work. “It is important for residents to know that this weather could be coming our way,” says County Judge Robert Hebert, “this disorganized system could change at any time, but for now looks like it may […]

CANCER SURVIVOR

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Sugar Land resident Carlos Cruz had his final treatment for Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia, a rare blood cancer, in July 2013, and he’s proud to declare himself cancer free today.    He paid a visit to see Dr. Lewis during MD Anderson’s Survivorship Week (held as part of National Cancer Survivor’s Day, the first Sunday in June) on […]

Sugar Land Skeeters reschedule Pink in the Park fundraiser for June 24

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The Sugar Land Skeeters will host Pink in the Park, sponsored by Memorial Hermann, on Wednesday, June 24 at Constellation Field. The previously scheduled Pink in the Park was postponed due to rain earlier this season. The night will include a jersey off their back auction, postgame fireworks and breast cancer survivor parade among other […]

Meadows Place Mayor announces new Medical Intensive Care unit

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May was a big month for the City of Meadows Place.  “There’s usually not much to write about in our little city” said Charles Jessup, Mayor of Meadows Place. “but that wasn’t the case last month, and the best part is, that it was all good!”  Meadows Place just signed an inter-local agreement with Fort […]

Sugar Land American Legion Elects Officers – Zamora to Be Commander

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American Legion Post 942 of Sugar Land elected Jimmy Zamora to be post commander at its meeting this past Tuesday.  Zamora had previously served as finance officer and has been spearheading a drive to refurbish the post’s grounds and building.  “A major goal this next year is to continue fund raising effort to improve the […]

CIVIL SERVANT OF THE WEEK: Paul Sweeney of Missouri City

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Judges came out, and so did Harris County District Clerk Chris Daniel and top civil court managers. Sheriff’s deputies were there, too, and rank-and-file court clerks. And mixed in with these folks, all from different strata at the courthouse, were janitors, maintenance men and the shoe shine man who has kept a stand in front […]

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