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Stafford’s Brooks named to President’s List

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Stafford resident Joshua Brooks is one of five hundred and thirty eight students at Northwestern State University of Louisiana who have been named to the President’s List for the spring 2015 semester. Students on the President’s List must be enrolled full-time at Northwestern State and make A’s in all academic courses pursued. Local students on […]

Stafford to celebrate the Fourth

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Fireworks, family, and the music of America’s heritage all add up a a rousing 4th of July celebration. The Fort Bend Symphony is once again invited to perform as part of the official City of Stafford July 4th celebration at the Stafford Centre. Just before the fireworks light up the sky at 9pm, the Symphony […]

One killed, on injured in Stafford stoplight shooting

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A man was shot and killed, and a woman was wounded as they sat in their car at a stoplight in Stafford, according to our news partner, KHOU Channel 11. Police say the couple, both in their mid-20’s, were stopped at the frontage road intersection of US-59 North and Airport Blvd when another vehicle pulled […]

Fort Bend ISD, Stafford MSD classes canceled amid flooding emergency

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Fort Bend ISD and Stafford MSD canceled classes on Tuesday amid flash flood warnings that have impacted many roads in the area. The flash food warning has been lifted and there’s a flash flood watch until noon but several cars were submerged in the water. Several parts of the Fort Bend Parkway have been affected […]

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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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 […]

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