Portions of Highway 6, Sienna Parkway to close for construction

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On Sunday, Dec. 18, from 4 a.m. to 5 p.m. there will be a full closure of State Highway 6 at the Fort Bend Parkway to allow for concrete placement of the bridge deck that spans the highway. All Frontage Roads and the intersection for Highway 6 and the Fort Bend Parkway will remain open […]

Meet one of the NFL’s fashion police

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Darin Jordan, a former player with the Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders, now patrols the sidelines of the Houston Texans during home games to make sure the players are in compliance with the NFL’s uniform policy. The Sienna Plantation resident says he likes to look his best while doing the job, thus the suit, tie and fedora.

Sienna Plantation resident keeps Texan players in uniform complience By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com When Darin Jordan watches the Houston Texans play, he sees a lot more than just runs, passes, catches, kicks and tackles. He sees what few others see and that’s what he’s paid to do. The Sienna Plantation resident and former National Football […]

Constellation Field aglow with holiday lights

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The Holiday lights shine at Constellation Field.

By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star Once again Constellation Field is aglow with holiday lights. The ballpark where the Atlantic League Champion Sugar Land Skeeters played just a few months ago is now filled with over 2.5 million holiday lights in over 100 displays. This is the third year that the Skeeters have […]

THE ROGUE ONES: Star Wars costumers enthusiastic for new movie, helping children

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Local members of the 501st Legion, a Star Wars costuming organization, are ready for the release this week of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” Pictured upper left is Tanya Bouchard as Mara Jade. In front is Jason Hardin as a Republic Commando of the Omega Squad. Pictured from the left in the group photo at the Santikos Palladium are Damian Hebert (Stormtrooper), Jeff Hebert (Darth Nihilus), Jason Haddock (Biker Scout), Javan Foerster (Shadow Stormtrooper) and Karl Gehring (Shoretrooper).

By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com The release of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” this Friday has millions of people excited, but few as excited as those who live, eat and breathe all things from a galaxy far, far away. Members of the 501st Legion – an international Star Wars costuming group – will be out […]

Here Comes the Savior


One of the greatest things about Christmas is the anticipation of what would be awaiting you under the tree on Christmas morning. As a kid, the anticipation would almost be overbearing; even for some adults. It’s almost torturous when you think about it. Right after Thanksgiving, we are immersed into Christmas for the next 4-5 […]

St. Catherine of Sienna Episcopal Church invites worship to christmas services

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St. Catherine of Sienna Episcopal Church, located at 4747 Sienna Parkway in Sienna Plantation, is a reflection of the Sienna community in its diversity and in the age of its members. They have 19 nationalities represented in their congregation. The church has been blessed with the gift of hospitality. They gather often for fellowship and […]

Fort Bend Cares plans 12th Annual Road Trip to the South Pacific

Road Trip committee chairs are (standing left to right): Ashley Van Hoozer, Laura Thompson, Kathy Beaulne, Angela Mason, Sharlene Jacobson, Lisa Short, Paula Gingrich of presenting sponsor The PUB Fountains, Caron Marble, Trisha Rostek, Eileen Scamardo, Karen Lonsway, Elin Cartier, Carol Scott, Kim Icenhower, (sitting left to right)Patty Ward, Terri Nieser, Cheryl Brown, Melinda Henry, Executive Director Angie Wierzbicki, Karen Johnson, Lisa Toyofuku.  (Photo by Robbin Mallett )

A colorful crew of enthusiastic volunteers has been working hard planning Fort Bend Cares 12th Annual Road Trip fundraiser set for Saturday, Jan. 28, at 6:30 p.m. Money raised from the event will support nonprofit organizations that strive to improve the lives of disadvantaged children in Fort Bend County. This year, space donated by Fluor […]

Madeline’s Christmas comes to Fort Bend Theatre


“In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines lived 12 little girls in two straight lines.” So begins this delightful story of Madeline’s Christmas, playing Nov. 26 – Dec. 18 at award-winning Fort Bend Theatre, 2815 N Main in Stafford, Saturdays and Sundays at 3 p.m. For more information or to purchase […]

Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital donation will feed thousands of Fort Bend County children

Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital Senior Vice President and CEO Greg Haralson presents a check for $5,000 to Lunches of Love. The donation will help the organization provide more than 6,000 lunches to children in need throughout Fort Bend County. Pictured left to right are Jatoun Brown, medical staff services coordinator, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land, Cathy Clark, director of volunteer services, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land, Tracy Gallimore, board chairman, Lunches of Love, Haralson, Malisha Patel, Vice President of Operations, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land, Kate Willis, director of service line operations, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land, Jennifer Cox, volunteer, Lunches of Love, Kathryn Johnson, physician liaison, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land, Courtney Diepraam, director of business development, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land.

Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital recently donated $5,000 to Lunches of Love, a non-profit organization that provides free sack lunches to children in need in Fort Bend County. The donation will help to provide more than six-thousand lunches to children in need throughout Fort Bend County. Greg Haralson, senior vice president and CEO of Memorial […]

Missouri City wins $50,000 Lowe’s grant

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The Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation (LCEF) recently announced that Missouri City will receive a $50,000 grant for the Quail Valley North Park Playground Replacement project. “I am very proud of Parks and Recreation Director Jason Mangum and his team for their efforts in understanding the importance of public/private partnerships in achieving our goals,” City […]

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