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Stafford to discuss future of Texas Instruments property this week

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com The city of Stafford discussed the future of the 192-acre potential Legacy Place project at its meeting on Tuesday night, and could potentially discuss it further in executive session tonight. The proposed mixed use development includes a 45-acre outlet mall, similar to those in Cypress, Texas City and San Marcos, as […]

Fort Bend resident chairs Martin Luther King Jr. Oratory Competition

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By Subhrata Barot For The Star For 19 years, Fort Bend County resident and Gardere Wynne Sewell, LLP attorney Claude Treece has chaired the Gardere Martin Luther King Jr. Oratory Competition. Designed to commemorate Dr. King’s life and legacy, the competition also recognizes and encourages the oratory skills of Houston Independent School District elementary school […]

HCC officials break ground on Workforce Training Center in Stafford

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It doesn’t take a four-year degree to earn a salary above $50,000. Every year, thousands of well-paying jobs are created in the Houston area, but employers are seeing a shortage of trained workers. That’s why Houston Community College is breaking ground on a $27 million, state-of-the-art workforce training facility at the HCC Southwest Stafford campus. […]

Stafford council to discuss Legacy Place tomorrow, but no final announcement expected

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com The city of Stafford discussed the future of the 192-acre potential Legacy Place project at its meeting tonight, and could potentially discuss it further in executive session on Wednesday night. The proposed mixed use development includes a 45-acre outlet mall, similar to those in Cypress, Texas City and San Marcos, as well […]

Skeeters and Sabr Hot Stove Banquet, Habca Awards announced

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All-Greater Houston Preseason High School Baseball Team Selected; Ray Knoblauch Coaching Award Winner Revealed; Banquet Relocated to Constellation Field The Sugar Land Skeeters and the Society of American Baseball Research, SABR, will host the Third Annual Skeeters Hot Stove Banquet on Thursday, January 22 from 6-9 p.m. at Constellation Field. The Skeeters will honor the […]

J.J. Watt Charity Classic tickets to go on sale Feb. 7 in Sugar Land

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Tickets for the J.J. Watt Charity Classic, presented by Bank of America, will go on sale this Saturday, Feb. 7, at 9 a.m. at the Constellation Field box office and online at www.ticketreturn.com. The Constellation Field box office will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday and then regular box office hours of […]

SLPD search for Whataburger robbers

Sugar Land police are looking for four black men who robbed a Whataburger at gunpoint, 340 State Highway 6, on Jan. 4. The men entered the business just after 1 a.m. Two checked the restrooms and front doors, while the other two entered the kitchen and displayed handguns. One of the men grabbed a manager […]

Taylor Morrison adds new floor plans in Sugar Land

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The Fort Bend Star is proud to announce that a local writer, Subhrata Barot, will begin contributing health, government, development and more stories for the newspaper and the Fort Bend/Katy Business Journal. “I’m excited because I really think the Fort Bend Star covers Fort Bend in-depth,” Barot said. “It’s a community-oriented paper, and it really […]

Free Injury Prevention Seminar at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital – Take these steps to avoid common running injuries

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Another New Year is here, and perhaps starting a running routine is on your list of resolutions. “With proper planning, you may prevent running injuries and stay focused on your fitness goals,” says Mark Vann II, M.D., board-certified orthopedic surgeon at Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in Sugar Land. Before you hit the ground […]

Westpark Springs Hospital opens

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Westpark Springs Hospital, a mental wellness and chemical dependency facility in Richmond, is proud to be Fort Bend County’s newest hospital. The 72-bed in patient center opened in October due to a “shortage of mental health facilities” in the county, said Mandi Schexmayder, Westpark Springs’ liaison for physicians and the community. “What we treat is […]

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