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Piper Danielle Wagner

Piper Danielle Wagner

August 19, 1969 – August 23, 2014 Piper Danielle Wagner, born in Houston, Texas on August 19, 1969, lost her courageous 3 ½ year battle with lung cancer on Saturday, August 23rd.  She died peacefully at her home in Pleasanton, CA with her family at her side. Piper effected many people with her loving spirit, […]

Anita Claire McNamara

July 7, 1928 – August 21, 2014 Anita Claire McNamara, age 86 formerly of Huntington, NY, and Murray, KY, beloved wife of the late James J. McNamara passed away peacefully on August 21, 2014 surrounded by family in Sugar Land, TX.  Born in New York City, NY the daughter of the late Harry and Catherine […]

Lawrence “Papa” Alfred Alaminsky

May 1, 1924 – August 27, 2014 Lawrence “PaPa” Alfred Alaminsky died August 27, 2014, in Needville, Texas.  He was born May 1, 1924, in Burton, TX, to Theodore & Elizabeth Alaminsky. He grew up on the farm and served in the Army Air Corps during WWII.  After returning home from the war, he married […]

NOT SAM’S CLUB

Lynn Ashby

THE MAILBOX – Here is more junk mail plus the usual ransom notices, threatening letters from debt collectors and former friends – I didn’t actually know my dog was rabid. What’s this? A letter from my Congressman, how nice, I guess, because it reminds me of a recent news article about Congress, specifically about the […]

Reader Comment

Mr. McElvy, I’m familiar with your work at the Heights paper because I worked over there awhile back. I look forward to a similar focus on news items in Fort Bend County and in particular the emphasis on crime and related issues.  We all benefit when government is reported on fairly and accurately, which you […]

This is excellent!

I cannot begin to tell you how delighted I am that the Star is running Lynn Ashby. He was one of the main reasons that I kept a subscription to the old Houston Post nigh on to 40 years ago. This is a great addition, and adds measurable heft to the Star’s profile. Best regards, […]

The Star’s new look

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Last week, your new editor, Mr. Sudhalter, asked for community input about the direction we’d like to see the paper take in the future. First, I am delighted with the addition of a sports section and look forward to following our local teams. Did we have a little league team that came close to making […]

Charles Isadore Laperouse

Charles Isadore Laperouse
January 25, 1927 - July 25, 2014

Charles L. Laperouse, 87, passed away on July 25, 2014, preceded in death by his beloved wife of 45 years, Mary; his father Elmore, mother Leonie, brother Lloyd, and sister Sandra Davis.  urvived by his son, James and wife Debbie; daughter Renee Falls and husband Dewayne; eight grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; loving […]

Becky Stettler File

Becky Stettler File
May 31, 1930 - August 8, 2014

Becky Stettler File, 84, of Houston, Texas passed away on Friday, August 08, 2014.  She was born on May 31, 1930 to Paul Hassam Stettler and Rebecca Meyer Stettler in Rochester, PA. She was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband of 50 years Donald R. File, Sr.; and her brother Paul Stettler. […]

Friday Night Might

Lynn Ashby

By Lynn Ashby Columnist THE HIGH SCHOOL — Workers are getting ready for the most important part of Texas’ high schools’ autumn term. No, not math or English or even homeroom. It’s football, of course. CBS newsman and native Texan Bob Schieffer once observed, “In Texas, the week begins on Friday nights.” Drive across our […]

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