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Stafford receives safety accolade

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ConsumerAffairs.com analyzed traffic data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to create an interactive map displaying the safest cities for drivers in the United States, and Stafford is ranked number 5 in TX for fewest traffic fatalities! To use this data in an article, you can send your readers directly to the map and […]

A voice for the voiceless: Adopting the best ordinance for Stafford’s stray animals

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By Donna Hill For The Star The City of Stafford is looking at updating its Animal Ordinance, and a change could be made later this year. While updating, changing and amending the City of Stafford Animal Ordinance, Stafford is compiling information and working with City Attorney Art Pertile to draw up a new ordinance. On […]

National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Gifts

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Stafford families, churches and groups are not waiting until Thanksgiving Day to express gratitude. Instead, they are giving back by lovingly packing gifts of joy for children around the world living in extreme poverty or affected by war, disease and natural disaster. For many of these children, it will be the first gift they have […]

Texas Instruments Re-Development could break ground before Christmas

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Street Level Investments (SLI), the Dallas-based developer of the 192-acre $500 million Texas Instruments project, said it could break ground on its new mixed use development at Kirkwood & U.S. 59 before Christmas. SLI Principal Brian Murphy said there will be an announcement forthcoming soon. The site was originally scheduled to break ground earlier this […]

Richard Ramirez named Stafford’s interim police chief

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Stafford Interim Police Chief

Staff Reports Richard Ramirez, who has served with the Stafford Police Department since 1994, was promoted to interim chief. Ramirez, a Stafford resident, succeeds Bonny Krahn, who served as SPD Chief since 1973. Ramirez plans on applying to become the permanent chief. Ramirez has served as a Patrolman, Gang Unit Investigator, Patrol Supervisor, Detective, Support […]

New university coming to Stafford next year

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Stafford is quickly becoming an area for higher education. Stafford – already the home to a large Houston Community College campus – will have a new institution of higher learning next year, with North American University (NAU) set to relocate from its current campus in North Houston to 11929 W. Airport Blvd., Meadows Place. […]

Stafford church robbed twice in as many months

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Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com – Fellowship of Praise Pastor David Kent has a clear message for the thieves that visited his Stafford-based church twice over the past two months. “Jesus loves you, but He doesn’t like what you’re doing,” Kent said. “We’ll be praying for you, but we will prosecute you to the fullest extent of […]

Stafford passes school district budget, continues LOE debate

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com The Stafford Municipal School District board and the Stafford City Council unanimously voted to approve a $28 million school budget for 2015-16, but a few City officials were far less unified on the hotly-debated issue of Limited Open Enrollment (LOE). As the only Municipal School District in the state, Stafford requires […]

Officer Carrizales awarded Congressional Medal of Bravery

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com With tears rolling down her face, former Stafford Police Officer Ann Carrizales accepted the Congressional Medal of Bravery, which was presented by U.S. Rep. Pete Olson (R-Texas). “It’s bittersweet to receive this medal,” said Carrizales, who joined the Meadows Place Police Department last month. “My heart hurts from the tears my […]

Stafford’s Chief Krahn to retire after 45 years in office

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Bonny Krahn, Stafford’s Director of Emergency Services and Stafford Police Chief, announced his retirement after 45 years with the city. Krahn expects to retire at the end of September, and Stafford will look to hire his successor. “This is 45.5 years of my life right here – I have a lot of mixed emotions,” Krahn […]

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