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Project Noel turns 44: Assistance sought for Christmas displays

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If you’re planning on finding a place that includes having your kids take a picture with Santa and touring a spectacular set of displays during the Christmas holiday season, look no more.  There’s Project Noel, which has been around for over 40 years made possible with the work of many community volunteers and corporations. At […]

The Starspotter 09/24/14

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Stafford grassroots to do it again No one can argue about how so many people living and working in Fort Bend can be said to be caring and giving.  That’s one of the distinctive characters of the communities out here. In Stafford, for example, a core group of community leaders recently met in an effort […]

CD release concert this Friday

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By Elsa Maxey Elsa@FortBendStar.com It started as worship singing weekly and now there’s a CD about to be released by the Merry Ministries Worship Team, recorded earlier this year in the local area.  On Friday, Sept. 12, a free admission CD release concert at First United Methodist Church’s Great Hall, 432 Eldridge Road in Sugar […]

Sugar Land Art Center & Gallery, a portrait of the community

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By Elsa Maxey Elsa@FortBendStar.com What started out with just a few ladies wanting a place to paint has taken a life of its own.   This is Crystal Bradbrook’s description of the beginnings of the Sugar Land Art Center and Gallery opened in 2003 in a 3,000 sq foot facility, which brought it to its […]

When to make the trek to the vet

Dear Tabby, My dog is part of my family and, as he’s getting older, I worry that sometimes he doesn’t feel well or that maybe something is wrong. Are there any big signs that I should look for to help me decide when a trip to the vet is warranted? ~Worried in Weston Lakes Dear Worried in […]

Another opportunity to be a Fort Bend Cares volunteer

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By Elsa Maxey elsamalakoff@hotmail.com Volunteers are being solicited for Fort Bend Cares, a locally established and operating charitable foundation that this year will be impacting the lives of over 20,000 disadvantaged children and youth in Fort Bend County.  Last Thursday, the organization’s staff visited about upcoming events with prospective volunteers in Sugar Land at a […]

Missouri City honors Crystle Stewart a day before she weds Belgian model

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By Elsa Maxey  Missouri City’s favorite daughter, Crystle Stewart, weds Belgian born international model, Max Sebrechts, and adds the Mrs. title to a long list of so many of her accomplishments.  She wed her beau on August 9th after being honored in a ceremony the day before, in and by the city she’s called home. Missouri City […]

Dear Tabby 08/27/14

Dear Tabby, I’m concerned about the feral cat population in my area. Shouldn’t feral cat colonies be removed? Don’t they pose a health risk to humans? –Perturbed in Pecan Grove Dear Perturbed, This probably isn’t the answer that you’re wanting to hear, but removing feral cat colonies is rarely in the best interest of the cats […]

Chewing the fat about lipomas (fatty tumors)

Dear Tabby, I’ve noticed that my dog has a raised, gelatinous growth right under the skin. Is this something that I should be concerned about? ~Fearful First Colony   Dear Fearful, While it can been unsettling to find a tumor on your beloved pet, it sounds like your pooch probably has a lipoma, or fatty […]

Sugar Land Superstar finale at Town Square

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By Elsa Maxey Elsa@FortBendStar.com Electrifying…that’s how the feel of the evening describes the turnout at the Sugar Land Town Square on Town Center Boulevard this past Saturday in support of the finalist contestants aiming for the 2014 Superstar title.  What’s more, it was in the presence of Stephen F. Austin, the Father of Texas, on […]

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