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Skeeters’ season on the horizon

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The Sugar Land Skeeters will open the 2015 season on April 23 vs. the Lancaster Barnstormers in a rematch of last season’s Atlantic League Championship Series, which Lancaster swept, 3-0. Check out the April 22 edition of The Star for a special section on the Skeeters 2015 season.

Sugar Land native wins popular Food Network show


By Michael Sudhalter From a young age, Sugar Land native Jackie Khanich was destined for culinary success. The 29-year-old California entertainment attorney’s grandmother watched her as a toddler. Khanich shadowed her grandmother, and by the age of 4, she was capable of baking a cake on her own. Fast forward 20+ years and Khanich’s […]

Sugar Land keeps clean recycling stations

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The City of Sugar Land installed two solar-powered waste and recycling stations in the Sugar Land Town Square plaza. The new compacting bins are part of the City’s ongoing commitment to improve recycling and sustainability efforts.   The solar-powered compacting stations hold five times more trash and recyclables than regular bins. Compacting trash and recyclables […]

Tree Trimming inspections to ensure public safety

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The city of Sugar Land will conduct neighborhood tree inspections beginning in late March to ensure compliance with City codes. Low-hanging branches can prevent access for large vehicles such as fire trucks, ambulances and garbage trucks. An inspection schedule is available at, and signs will be posted at subdivision entrances prior to the start […]

TIRR Memorial Hermann is offering outpatient rehabilitation in Sugar Land


TIRR Memorial Hermann is known around the world for its state-of-the-art rehabilitation care and is now offering its outpatient services in Sugar Land. TIRR Memorial Hermann Outpatient Rehabilitation at Sugar Land provides a comprehensive range of therapeutic services to adults and children, all customized and tailored to meet the patient’s needs and goals. The new […]

M.D. Anderson Sugar Land doctor emphasizes importance of Colorectal Awareness Month

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By Michael Sudhalter Dr. Craig Messick of M.D. Anderson Sugar Land said the key to treating Colorectal cancers is early detection. March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and Messick encourages people over the age of 50 to have a colonoscopy. The majority of Colorectal Cases develop at 50 or older. The exception to the […]

Sugar Land resident trains for California Ultra-Marathon


Staff Reports For some people, summertime in the Houston/Fort Bend area means taking advantage of air conditioning and only going outside when necessary. Sugar Land resident Steve Maliszewski takes the opposite approach. Maliszewski, a systems analyst for HCSS Construction Software in Sugar Land, will make a repair trip to the Badwater 135 Ultra-Marathon – “The […]

Bicycle Donation


The Sugar Land Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association has donated two fully equipped Patrol Bicycles to The Sugar Land Police Department. The bikes will allow officers to enhance patrols in city parks, Town Center and First Colony Mall. Lt. Chris Thompson of SLPD  said ” The bikes donated by CPAAA are going to ease the […]

Oyster Creek celebrated Mardi Gras

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Mardi Gras Cocktail Reception at Oyster Creek Manor.  There was lively music, tasty food, smooth beverages and great tours.  Everyone enjoyed the photo booth and lively music.  Our attendees from Smiles at Greatwood and Gulf Coast Hospice won super door prizes!  It was a fun event provided as a Thank You to all of our […]

TxDOT dedicates $132 million to Fort Bend road improvements


Last November, Texas voters approved Proposition 1 by a 4-to-1 margin, which authorized the state legislature the power to use a portion of the Rainy Day Fund for road improvements. Fort Bend County received approximately $101.8 million in Prop 1 funds, accounting for a large portion of the $132 million cost for five major highway […]

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