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Missouri City man in sidewalk dispute with city

Missouri City resident Robert Buscemi is unhappy with the work that the city did on the sidewalk in front of his home. (Submitted photo)

By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Missouri City resident Robert Buscemi is unhappy with the work that the city’s maintenance department did on the sidewalk in front of his home in the Lake Olympia neighborhood. “In July, Missouri City sent out a maintenance team to repair the sidewalks in our area,” Buscemi said.  “This group was not […]

Quail Valley team wins Houston tennis title

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Every year the dream burns brightly for hundreds of over 55 year old tennis players in the Houston area: To play in the United States Tennis Association national tournament in Surprise, Arizona. Every player prepares differently for the July-August season. Some play more tennis, some seek approval from their cardiologist, some go to a chiropractor, […]

Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus in Oyster Creek

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The City of Sugar Land has confirmed the presence of West Nile virus at mosquito traps located along Oyster Creek near Lexington Boulevard. The mosquitoes tested positive for West Nile on Oct. 22. The City increased mosquito spraying to twice per week this summer and has been working closely with the Texas Department of State […]

Sugar Creek Women’s Association “Holiday Treasures” Market

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The Sugar Creek Country Club Women’s Association continues its longtime tradition of sponsoring their spectacular annual market, “Holiday Treasures”, on Nov. 6 at the Sugar Creek Country Club, 420 Country Club Blvd., Sugar Land.  The public is invited to shop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a $5 admission fee.  The proceeds from this […]

Investigation into Albright sign theft continues

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The Fort Bend County District Attorney’s office is still investigating a misdemeanor theft case from May. Then-Fort Bend ISD school board member and Position 4 candidate, Bruce Albright, had been arrested for stealing another signs from Position 5 candidate, Kris Allfrey, in front of Helfman Ford in Meadows Place – where Albright is employed. Both […]

Refinancing Saves Sugar Land Taxpayers $2.95 Million

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Sugar Land recently refinanced five series of bonds that will save City taxpayers a total of $2.95 million over the next 12 years and reduce the City’s interest rate from 4.39 to 1.67 percent. After the transaction was reviewed by Standard & Poor’s and Fitch Ratings, the bonds received a AAA rating. This rating is […]

Classic Chev Sugar Land promotes networking with car party

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Classic Chevrolet Sugar Land hosts another great party.  This one, not unlike the dealership’s environment, was inviting, festive and so totally stress free, just as the dealership’s slogan invites…relax, enjoy the difference.  The event took place last Friday, Oct. 16, when General Manager Ray Aguilar revved up the evening’s delightfulness for Classic Chevrolet’s CAMARO Night […]

Seniors volunteer to help fellow seniors

Local resident Goldie Leinweber enjoys volunteering with Seniors Helping Seniors. (Submitted photo)

By Christina Martinez Christina@theleadernews.com In March, Goldie Leinweber started volunteering with Seniors Helping Seniors, a senior care and senior home care provider. Leinweber said she never imagined this is what she would be doing after she retired, but she also said she couldn’t imagine doing anything else. Leinweber previously worked in San Antonio and her […]

DMV Agreement Authorizes Registration Holds for Scofflaws

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Sugar Land City Council approved an agreement on Oct. 21 with the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles to withhold vehicle registrations on outstanding municipal court traffic warrants and red light camera violations. Section 702.003 of the Texas Transportation Code states that the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) may refuse to register a motor vehicle […]

St. Laurence to add $12.9 million Parish Life Center

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St. Laurence Catholic Church, the oldest Catholic church in Sugar Land, will add a $12.9 million Ave Maria Parish Life Center adjacent to the church itself at 3103 Sweetwater Blvd. next October. St. Laurence opened in October 1985 with 500 families and has expanded to 7,000 families today. The new Parish Life Center replaces two […]

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