Category archives for: Stafford

Guerra re-elected, Honore edges Jean-Baptiste by five votes

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Aside from Stafford Mayor Leonard Scarcella, Wen Guerra may be the most popular politician in the city. Guerra, the Mayor Pro Tem, had the most votes with 714 in a five-candidate race to fill three city council seats. Virginia Rosas, an SMSD board member, was elected to city council with the second most votes, 644. […]

Scarcella wins Stafford mayoral election by a 2-to-1 margin

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STAFFORD MAYOR

Until this spring, Stafford Mayor Leonard Scarcella hadn’t faced an opponent in an election since 1999. Saturday’s results was telling in why potential challengers may have stayed away. Scarcella, a Stafford native and the city’s mayor since 1969, defeated city council member Robert Sorbet, 64.4 to 35.6 percent on Saturday to win another two year term. […]

Stafford MSD, Stafford city council elections too close to call

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The City of Stafford, and by extension, Stafford Municipal School District, have a strong constituency with community involvement. Early voting totals indicate that two of the elections in Stafford may be extremely close. Five city council candidates are running for three open seats. Stafford Mayor Pro Tem Wen Guerra led all early voting totals with […]

Stafford council approves developer application for mixed use property

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The Stafford City Council unanimously approved Street Level Investments’ (SLI) application to develop a 192-acre, $500 million mixed use development project where the Texas Instruments property is located, early Thursday morning. Mayor Leonard Scarcella and council members covered every corner of the issue, during a 7-hour meeting that ran from 6 p.m. Wednesday to 1 a.m. […]

Stafford council approves TI Property re-zoning

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It took four meetings and a public hearing, but the Stafford City Council finally decided to re-zone the 192-acre Texas Instruments property, on the U.S. Hwy. 59 feeder between Airport and Kirkwood, from light industrial to mixed use. “That was a major step,” said Stafford Mayor Leonard Scarcella. That opens the door for Street Level […]

Stafford could face the brunt of low oil prices

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com With oil prices dropping below $44, the city of Stafford could feel the pinch of low oil prices more than many of its Fort Bend County neighbors. Stafford Mayor Leonard Scarcella spoke during the State of the City address on Wednesday about a multitude of positives – from the city’s commitment […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bostic brings Robotics possibilities to Stafford

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By Karen Daniels For The Star Stafford MSD is in the early stages of establishing a district-wide Robotics Program. Currently this is an after-school or in-school recess program, but the goal is to create a robotic lab and offer this as an elective course. Normally this endeavor would be quite an undertaking by an incoming […]

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