Category archives for: Editorials

EDITORIAL: Time for county commissioners to take care of their own precinct

Commissioners elected in their precincts only; other officials elected county-wide By LeaAnne Klentzman Here we are sitting on the edge of the fiscal cliff and possibly the end of the world (if you buy into the Mayan thingie) and what are our conservative, oh so fiscally responsible, Fort Bend Commissioner’s doing? Well, they are trying […]

Time to put up your guns, sheriff

By B.K. Carter It’s a shame that Sheriff Milton Wright is going to sully his tenure as sheriff by acting so bad at the end. When Wright’s fair-haired boy Craig Brady didn’t get elected sheriff this past election, Wright, who had turned the sheriff’s department over to him many years ago, pitched a hissy fit […]

The Leadership void

An editorial By LeaAnne Klentzman While we have said for years that there has been no adult supervision over at the Sheriff’s Office; since the primary when their heir apparent lost his bid to Constable Troy Nehls in the Republican Primary, the Sheriff’s Office has been a rudderless ship.  Many employees have told the Star […]

Editorial Opinion: “School Choice” is not the right choice 83rd legislative session

By Jim Rice  FBISD Board of Trustees Recently there have been many public comments made concerning the pending 83rd Texas Legislative Session and how legislators will expand the “School Choice” options available in Texas. Some state business organizations are already floating trial balloons to tout an agenda of allowing an unlimited number of open enrollment […]

Texas Republicans – Guilty of Racism?

OPINION EDITORIAL By Steve Brown Racism is extremely difficult to prove, while easy to deny. It’s generally defined by people using their power to oppress others based on race. So, when Republicans entered the 2011 Legislative Session and soon amassed a super majority in the State House along with a majority in the State Senate, […]


By B.K. Bev Carter, Publisher District Judge For: Brenda Mullinix Brenda Mullinix is running for District Judge in the 387th District Court. In Fort Bend, this judicial district was designated as a family court, hearing divorces, child custody, property settlement, adoptions, etc. Mullinix is uniquely qualified for this as she is board certified in family […]

Beating Barack Obama: A rebuttal to Steve Brown’s editorial opinion

By Kesha Rogers Fort Bend County Democratic Party Chair Steve Brown recently penned a lying, hate-filled editorial against me, in a transparent attempt to avoid debating real policies, by engaging in petty character assassination. Let’s be honest, these attacks are coming from the top, from Obama, because I represent the only credible alternative to what […]

Beating Kesha Rogers

By Steve Brown What if I told you that a candidate in the Democratic Primary would like to have President Barack Obama impeached? What if I told you that she’s a thirty-something, photogenic, and articulate African American woman? Finally, what if I told you that two years ago she actually won the Democratic nomination for […]

The Night Old Sugar Land Died

By Yocel Alonzo I was there and saw it with my own eyes. I woke up the next morning and realized that it wasn’t a bad dream. On the night of April 3, the chambers of the Sugar Land City Council were overflowing with citizens who were opposed to the City’s scheme to build 625 […]

The time is now to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act


By Jim Rice As Secretary of the Fort Bend Independent School District Board of Trustees I believe it is time for our entire community to request that Congressman Olson and Congressman Green, Senator Hutchison and Senator Cornyn ensure the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, commonly referred to as the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) […]

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