Cookbook commemorates Sugar Land church’s 100 years

First Presbyterian Church of Sugar Land Centennial Cookbook Dedication to Mary Shelton, 1921 - 2016.

Calling attention to the rich history of “the company town,” this fall, the First Presbyterian Church of Sugar Land on Eldrige Road is celebrating 100 years. Longtime, active church member Betty J. Verdino has been helping pass on the good word about the steadfast presence of the church in the community since 1916. As part […]

Simpson Drive dedication in Missouri City memorable

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Kelly Simpson (center) and her children are joined by Jeff Braun with the Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management during the Simpson Drive street dedication.  Braun was a close friend of Frank Simpson.

Fitting tribute to former city manager A special street naming dedicated to former city manager Frank Simpson on Oct. 18 symbolically recognizes him for his impact on the city. Missouri City officials, Trammell Crow representatives and invited dignitaries- joined by Simpson’s wife Kelly and their children – participated in last week’s Simpson Drive ribbon cutting […]

AADA promoting safety and awareness

Pictured from the left are AADA President Rashmi Sharma, Mary Favre, AADA special guest and testimonial presenter Nancy Olson, and Sunny Sharma.

15th annual observance  After an arranged marriage of 17 years, another domestic abuse survivor is on the other side of unthinkable humiliations, mental and physical tortures endured before she sought help. Asians Against Domestic Violence’s (AADA) 15th annual luncheon this year featured a touching testimonial from a lovely lady, who suffered beatings by her husband […]

Missouri City could be known as Eagle City HCC new campus site a year away

(Photo by Elsa Maxey)
Networking at the recent TriCity Business Alliance meeting at City Centre in Missouri City are, from the left, Doug Earle, Precinct 2 Judge Joel Clouser, Dist. 27 State Rep. Ron Reynolds, Houston Community College Board Member Neeta Sane, Precinct 2 Fort Bend County Commissioner Grady Prestate, and Dr. Rick Barrett.

Weather permitting is partly key to Houston Community College’s (HCC) campus relocation start on Texas Parkway in Missouri City. The project is on the books for completion as part of the passage of a bond package for the college system. Classes at the new campus are expected to be underway next year, in the fall […]

$25K donation follows Atria Chef Showdown in Sugar Land

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From left, Atria – Cypresswood Executive Director Todd Werthman, Chef Justin Whited from Atria – Cypresswood, Sugar Land Mayor Joe Zimmerman, Chef Mike Brown of Atria - Sugar Land, Executive Director Kailan Rudolph and Ariana Martinez, Senior Engage Life Director, both of Atria – Sugar Land.

Nestled in the cozy neighborhood behind Highway 6 is where a charming senior living retirement community has been for over 16 years hosting events making it a treat to visit. Just a couple of weeks ago in July, the Atria Chef Showdown 2016 took place at Atria Sugar Land on Soldiers Field Drive, which is […]

Sugar Land stands together

Color Guard Scouts Troop 992.

Diverse city message: We are a community of respect, we stand united Overcast skies, light drizzling for a while, and in spite of the heat and humidity, Sugar Land residents have come together to proclaim their message of unity, support and respect. Of symbolic relevance, a couple of loud thunder claps from up above were […]

Five Skeeters to play in All-Star Game

Travis Scott, selected to his third-consecutive all-star game, slides safely into home during Friday’s game against the York Revolution. (Photo by Joe Southern)

By Bill McCaughey | For The Fort Bend Star – Jeremy Barfield, Travis Scott, Andrew Johnston, Derrick Loop and Robbie Weinhardt will represent the Sugar Land Skeeters in the Atlantic League All-Star Game at Lancaster, Penn. Barfield, an outfielder, and Scott, a catcher, were chosen by league officials, coaching staffs and media voting, while pitchers […]

Festive Swearing In: Sugar Land welcomes 10th mayor & new councilmember

Mayor Joe Zimmerman and his wife, Nancy, at this month’s swearing in ceremony.

New city Mayor Joe Zimmerman becomes Sugar Land’s 10th mayor and with first lady, Nancy, “we look forward to leading your city,” said Mayor Zimmerman. Zimmerman and Mary Joyce, his successor as the elected city council member At Large Position Two, were administered the oath of office last week on June 21st during a city […]

Dad & Daughters in Stafford School District Music Program – Altogether!

Proud dad and Stafford Municipal School District Music Director Rod Rodriguez is flanked by his daughters Karen, Ali, Skyla and Cassie.

By Elsa Maxey For 11 years now, Stafford Municipal School District band director Rod Rodriguez has been overseeing the band program at the high school and this year has made it really special. “I have all my girls in the school district and we’re not even zoned to come to this school district,” he said. […]

Touring SPARTAN Country

Left, Stafford High School senior Moses Castillas, left, and welding instructor Jesus Puentes show off the Spartan desk trophy designed by a student, which is on sale in limited quantities to support the work of the welding program of the school district’s College and Technology Center. (Submitted photo)

By Elsa Maxey Stafford High School’s College and Career Center fully operational With the spring school term about to wrap up this month, the students at Stafford High School, especially the ones graduating, probably need to take a moment and reflect at what it is they will have left behind. The passage of a school […]

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