Category archives for: Columns

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 […]

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 […]

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