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SKEETERS NOTEBOOK: Wallace, Young named to Atlantic League All-Star Team

Delwyn Young of the Sugar Land Skeeters was named to the Atlantic League All-Star Team after the season ended earlier this month.

The Atlantic League announced on Tuesday two members of the Sugar Land Skeeters were selected to the 2015 End-Of-Season All-Star Team. Catcher and Team MVP Chris Wallace as well as 2014 Skeeters MVP Delwyn Young were named to the All-Star squad at catcher and second base, respectively. Wallace, a Houston native who played for the […]

Sugar Land Skate Park gets a welcomed upgrade in memory of Arjun Gali

The Sugar Land Skate Park has added two new skate ramps in honor of the late Arjun Gali,  a New Territory resident who passed away unexpectedly last November. (Submitted photo)

Thanks to a generous donation from Rama and Sangeetha Gali, family and many friends, the Sugar Land Skate Park has two exciting new skate ramps: a “grind box” and “Jersey barrier”. This truly was a community effort to remember and honor Arjun Gail, who unexpectedly passed away in November of 2014. This $9,000 upgrade brings […]

Sugar Land resident is thankful for Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital for helping her defeat breast cancer

From L to R: Dr. Arlene Ricardo, breast surgeon, affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Sugar Land resident Vivian Winslow, cancer survivor.

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women in the United States according to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. Thankfully, death rates from breast cancer have been declining in part to better screening, early detection, increased awareness and improving treatment options. “Early detection may be the single most important factor in […]

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital to sponsor Heart of Fort Bend

Leena Taneja, Physician Relations and Marketing Director, HMSL; Jessica Gilbert, Business Development Specialist; Carol Edwards, CEO of AccessHealth; David Timmermeyer, AccessHealth Board Member; Amy Saenz, Business Development Specialist; Sean Sevy, Facilities Management & Security Director; and Carlos De Carlos, IT Manager.

Plans are underway for AccessHealth’s Annual Heart of Fort Bend event. As a Gold Level Sponsor, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital is helping to ensure that this will be a truly special evening, resulting in increased access to quality, affordable health care for all in Fort Bend County. Event Co-Chairs are Holly Kaminga and Patti […]

Second Mile Mission Center announces Golf Tournament and Mammogram event supporting patients in need

Pictured Left to Right are Golf Tournament Committee Chairs: Julia Stoner, Sheila Wright and Susan Waldron.

This October, Second Mile Mission Center is holding two special events for a charity weekend at Sweetwater Country Club that will benefit Pat McWaters Health Clinic, Fort Bend County’s only free medical and dental clinic for uninsured adults. On Friday, Oct. 16, The Rose is hosting a Me2 Mobile Mammography Clinic. For every three insured […]

New ambulances help boost Sugar Land Fire Department response times

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The Sugar Land Fire Department’s new ambulance transport service is averaging response times of just over six minutes according to a recent report presented by Fire Chief Juan Adame. Ambulance service was launched on Jan. 1 after years of rapid growth in Sugar Land necessitated a change in EMS delivery. City leaders, including Sugar Land’s […]

Skeeters succeed with fan satisfaction

The Sugar Land Skeeters surveyed fans and had approval ratings in the high 90s. (Photo by Michael Sudhalter)

By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com The Sugar Land Skeeters may not have qualified for the playoffs this season, but they managed to finish first in the hearts of their fans. “We’re trying to win the Atlantic League title every year,” Skeeters Chief Customer Officer Steve Kahan said. “But whether we win or lose the championship, it’s […]

Sugar Land cancer patient will help design float in Rose Bowl Parade

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Staff Reports Peyton Richardson, a 13-year-old Sugar Land resident who is being treated for acute lymphocytic leukemia, is looking forward to helping design a Rose Bowl Parade Float early next year. Richardson and her parents will also have the opportunity to ride on the float during the 127th Rose Parade on New Year’s Day 2016. […]

Rafael Palmeiro surprises Skeeters fans

Four-time MLB All-Star Rafael Palmeiro, who turns 51 years old on Friday, played three games for the Sugar Land Skeeters last weekend during the team’s final home stand. 
(Photo courtesy of the Sugar Land Skeeters)

Staff Reports Most baseball fans will remember Rafael Palmeiro for his 3,020 career hits and two decades with the Cubs, Rangers and Orioles, and of course, the controversy that ensued after he tested positive for an anabolic steroid a decade ago. But last weekend, Palmeiro was a proud papa who got to share a dugout […]

NEWS BRIEFS: Sugar Land Girl Scout’s Destinations trip takes her through many landscapes of Scotland

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Catherine Phillips, a senior at George Ranch High , participated in Girl Scouts of the USA’s Destinations travel program over the summer, traveling to Scotland. Destinations are travel adventures for Girl Scouts ages 11 and older that take them to places all over the world and give girls the chance to meet other Girl Scouts […]

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