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COMMENTARY: Commissioner’s Court was right to seek funding for Public Defender pilot program

The Fort Bend County Commissioner’s Court applied for a state grant in May to fund a five-year pilot program which will form the county’s first ever Public Defender’s Office (PDO). If approved, the Office will open to the general public who can’t afford a criminal defense attorney. About 10-20 percent of cases will be represented […]

Arthur Phillip Lineberger

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Dr. Arthur Phillip Lineberger, pastor of Sugar Land Baptist Church and former president of the Baptist General Convention of Texas died in Sugar Land on May 31, 2015 at the age of 69. Lineberger grew up in Texarkana, Texas, and made a profession of faith in Christ at age 10 (in response to a revival […]

Pet of the Week 05/27/15

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Meet Alana. This sweet, 2 year old Cocker Spaniel/Shih Tzu-mix is a very playful and affectionate girl, once she comes out of her shell. Alana has heartworm disease, but is a great candidate for treatment (the cost of which is included in her $55 adoption fee). Once she’s healthy and out of the stressful shelter […]

“Thank you for Lynn Ashby”

Dear Michael, I used to read the Ft. Bend Star religiously many years ago when “Juanita Jean” and Bev wrote their hilarious columns.  Oh, how many times I have laughed at stories about “hot tub Tom”.  You see, these were articles that were true, but written with humor because most Sugar Land residents could not […]

Letters to the Editor 05/20/15

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Stafford fails test of Democracy in 2015 Those of us who love Stafford and want to serve to advance unity and understanding of the issues have a responsibility to call to task the unethical behavior and offensive racial pandering that was prevalent in the recent City of Stafford and SMSD elections. It is time for […]

COMMENTARY: Our legislature is Austin-tatious

The late columnist Molly Ivins often told the story of Texas House Speaker Gib Lewis addressing a group of wheelchair-bound Texans watching from the House gallery. Lewis ended with, “Now stand and take a bow.” I was in the Texas Senate when Sen. Walter “Mad Dog” Mengden of Houston proclaimed, “And that is the problem, […]

COMMENTARY: Pre-Kindergarten is Good for Texas

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Last fall Scott McClelland, Chair of the Greater Houston Partnership’s Education Advisory Committee and President of the Houston Division of HEB, and Jim Postl, Chairman of the Early Matters Coalition, organized by the Greater Houston Partnership, made a presentation to school board trustees who collectively represent 1.1 million students residing within the greater Houston metropolitan […]

Judith “Judy” Rodriguez Sanchez

Judith “Judy” Rodriguez Sanchez

June 26, 1949 – May 6, 2015 Judy Sanchez of Sugar Land, Texas passed away after a courageous fight with brain cancer on May 6, 2015.  She was surrounded by family and friends who lifted her up with love and prayer at the time of her passing.  Judy was preceded in death by her mother […]

COMMENTARY: FAN FARE FOR THE COMMON FAN

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Peter O’Reilly, the NFL’s senior vice president of events, recently visited NRG Stadium, aka Son of the Astrodome, and pronounced the stadium up to speed to host the 2017 Super Bowl. Oh, except for minor improvements like upgrading the stadium’s WiFi, and renovating the club seating and the executive suites. It shouldn’t cost more than […]

Eileen Alaminsky

December 5, 1926 – May 2, 2015 Funeral services for Eileen Alaminsky, 88, of Sugar Land, TX, are set for 11 AM Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at Garmany & Carden Funeral Directors Chapel, 3103 School Street, Needville, TX 77461, with Rev. Jeff Kluttz officiating. Burial will follow in Davis-Greenlawn Cemetery, Rosenberg, TX. Visitation will be […]

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