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Singing geek, characters & hungry plant attraction in historic venue

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By Elsa Maxey Elsa@FortBendStar.com Lightning has been crackling in the skies over Sugar Land, Missouri City, Stafford and all other parts of Fort Bend County lately, but there are no reports of a strike that could have affected plant growth here.  This is one of the first thoughts that came to mind as the cult […]

Museum site for Sugar Land Heritage Foundation to be announced Preservation of city’s past on historic grounds

While some may say there’s no sugar in Sugar Land since the Imperial Sugar Factory is no longer in operation, life here continues to be sweet.  That includes the connection to a legendary past that has made way to the city’s phenomenal future.  Sugar Land Heritage Foundation (SLHF) Executive Director Dennis Parmer heads the historic […]

The Fort Bend Fork 07/30/14

This week is all about the zany zucchini.  One of the more versatile vegetables, the zucchini can stand alone or be added to a variety of dishes such as casseroles, breakfast foods, sweet breads and desserts.  It adds a pleasing taste and texture with the added bonus of increasing the nutrient value of the dish.  […]

The Afterburner 07/30/14

By LeaAnne Klentzman   Waiting game – A group of Fort Bend County Road and Bridge employees are waiting on TB tests results.  Concerned citizens have told the Star of a case(s) of tuberculosis at the Dairy Ashford Road and Bridge location; a facility that houses numerous county operations. Road and Bridge Director Mark Grant said […]

The Fort Bend Fork 07/23/14

Karl’s 503 FM 359, Suite 118 Richmond, TX 77406 Cuisine: American/European Karl’s is back and in a new location. On an end-cap of a strip center just north of 90A, this place is smaller and more casual than his original restaurant. The interior décor was considerably simple, with nothing on the windows, neutral paint on […]

The Afterburner 07/16/14

By LeaAnne Klentzman   Legacy – It has been just over a year since Beverly Carter embarked on her final journey. Beginning with her days as a teacher at Alief High School, followed by her bold and often brash journey into the newspaper business in then rural Fort Bend County she was a woman who gave […]

The Fort Bend Fork 07/16/14

With the heat of summer squelching our appetites or the beckoning call to keep it light and healthy, here is a quick and easy recipe for your favorite lettuce wraps. Crispy chicken lettuce wraps • 2 Tbsp. canola oil • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken thighs cut into ½-inch pieces • 8 oz. crimini mushrooms, chopped • 1 […]

The Afterburner 07/09/14

By LeaAnne Klentzman   Justice?   The dictionary defines Justice as: “The upholding of what is just, especially fair treatment and due reward in accordance with honor, standards, or law.”  With that definition in mind we will be very closely watching the proceedings involving a sitting judge.  This particular attorney/now judge had a history with Ms. Carter […]

The Fort Bend Fork 07/09/14

I always look forward to July because that means it’s blueberry season, when they are at their peak and usually on sale.  Full of anti-oxidants, these delectable berries can be used in variety of ways.  Here is a light dessert sure to deliver a burst of flavor in every bite. Lemon Blueberry Layer Cake CAKE […]

Farmers Market at Imperial – a smorgasbord of good times in Sugar Land

Photo courtesy of Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce
Fresh from the field produce and specialty treats in mason jars helped attract this couple to the vendor with them at the Farmers Market at Imperial. 

Where on a Saturday can you experience visiting with neighbors and have the luxury of having your kids with you, who can benefit from some valuable lessons; combine that with some fun shopping, taste some beer, perhaps; sample foods, buy some fresh baked bread and other specialty signature treats to take home while you enjoy […]

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