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CIVIL SERVANT OF THE WEEK: Miller takes the high road

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By Michael Sudhalter If you’ve driven on a smooth road in Fort Bend County over the past eight years, there’s a good chance Les Miller had something to do with it. Miller, 48, has worked for the County for 22 years, including the last eight as a Road Construction Supervisor. “We go out and try […]

Memorial Hermann Sugar Land goes blue for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

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Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital will shine a light on prostate cancer by illuminating the hospitals blue Sept. 15-19 during National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. “Memorial Hermann Sugar Land is proud to join the ‘go blue’ movement this September in honor of the 2.5 million men who have survived this […]

Butterflies, Bees and Plants, Oh My!

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Where will you find a butterfly garden, bee hives and an amazing selection of plants to create your own enviable ecosystem? Why, the 16th Annual Sugar Land Garden Club Plant Sale and amazing FALL FESTIVAL, of course! Visit the Butterfly garden and get expert advice from Don Johnson, a member of the Fort Bend Master Gardeners’ […]

First Colony Branch Library Book Clubs announce October Selections

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Whether you enjoy classic literature or a gritty crime novel, Fort Bend County Libraries invites you to share that love of reading with other book lovers at one of First Colony Branch Library’s book clubs. These book clubs meet monthly at the library, located at 2121 Austin Parkway in Sugar Land, and new members are […]

Missouri City PD promotes Capt. Bothell to Assistant Chief

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The Missouri City Police Department is continuing to build on its proud legacy of leadership with the recent promotion of Lance Bothell from Captain to Assistant Chief of Police. Assistant Chief Bothell received a special recognition from City Council on Tuesday, Sept. 2, in honor of his 24 years of service, during which he excelled […]

City to Host 10th Anniversary of Fort Bend’s Longest-Running Business Expo Sept. 29 at Hampton Inn & Suites

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Marking a milestone anniversary, Business Showcase will partner with Missouri City on Monday, Sept. 29, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to host its 10th Annual EXPO at the Hampton Inn & Suites, 4909 Hwy. 6. The EXPO is the longest-running of its kind in Fort Bend County and will feature opening remarks by Mayor […]

Applied Optoelectronics expands its Sugar Land headquarters

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The City of Sugar Land and the Sugar Land Development Corporation recently approved an agreement to support expansion plans by Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (AOI) that will potentially bring more than $30 million in investments, retain 235 jobs and add 530 new jobs during a 10 year period. Given the foreseeable growth in laser components in […]

Civil Servant of the Week: Constable Deputy David Rivera

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By Christina Martinez Christina@theleadernews.com Fort Bend County Precinct 3 Constable Deputy David Rivera never thought last week Wednesday would end with rescuing five children wanted in connection with an amber alert. What started as a normal day, turned into a day testing Rivera’s Deputy training. Rivera says that he started his day like any other. […]

Potential entrepreneurs pick up valuable advice at library event

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com The question seemed like a fair one considering the workshop was being conducted in a library. Dick Hall, a volunteer for Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE-Houston), spoke to a packed room of more than 100 entrepreneurs and soon-to-be entrepreneurs last Saturday at the Fort Bend County Library’s Sienna Plantation Branch. […]

KHOU: West Nile virus confirmed in two Sugar Land locations

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The presence of the West Nile virus was found in mosquito traps at two different locations in Sugar Land, a city spokesman announced Wednesday, according to our news partner, KHOU Channel 11. The traps were set up at the Sugar Land Business Park and the Sugar Creek subdivision. The mosquitoes tested positive for West Nile […]

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