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Irene Carabajal

Irene Carabajal, 70, passed away Friday, February 28, 2014 in Sugar Land.  She was born March 11, 1943 in Kendleton to Juan Guadalupe and Trinidad Vela De Los Santos.  “Mom we love you and we’ll miss you dearly.  You will always be in our hearts.” Mrs. Carabajal is survived by her children, Rudy Carabajal Jr., […]

Vernon Orville Carden

Vernon Orville Carden

Funeral services for Vernon Orville Carden, Sr., 87, of East Bernard, TX, were 2 PM Saturday, Feb 15, 2014, at First Baptist Church, 1117 First Street, Rosenberg, TX 77471. Burial in Morton Cemetery, Richmond, TX. Visitation was 5-8 PM Fri, Feb 14, 2014, at First Baptist Church, Rosenberg, TX. Born Oct 23, 1926, in Neches, […]

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

By Jim Rice FBISD Board of Trustees President As President of the Fort Bend Independent School District Board of Trustees, I believe it is time for our entire community to request that the Houston area congressional delegation and our Texas U.S. Senators ensure the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, commonly referred to as the No Child […]

Reader responds to Sugar Land regarding Red Light Cameras

Hon. Sugar Land Mayor and Council, Hardly anyone disputes that the presence of red light cameras increases rear-enders, but as to t-bone accidents there’s no agreement.  We often see statistics claiming large reductions of t-bones with cameras, but those statistics, done by the IIHS or police who have a stake in the outcome, don’t stand […]

Zana Roe Thompson Johnson

Zana Roe Thompson Johnson

Zana Roe Thompson Johnson, a former resident of Dallas and a long-time resident of Fort Bend County, peacefully passed away on February 6, 2014 surrounded by her family. Born in 1924 in Pecos, Texas, Zana, affectionately known as “Babe” by her parents, attended W.H. Adamson High School in Dallas, Texas before attending North Texas State […]

Student says bus service not fair to all – FBISD should help all kids get to school

Dear Fort Bend Star, I am writing because I am concerned about the new Fort Bend ISD Academy bus program for 2014-2015.  Many kids live within walking distance of an elementary school and will not be affected, but many other kids (like me) no longer have the ability to attend an academy because there is […]

Dr. Elise Hoffman Brinkley

Dr. Elise Hoffman Brinkley (Ima Elise Gay), former Nurse Educator/Director, died Thursday, January 16, 2014, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s complicated by a recent fall.  She is survived by her daughter in Sugar Land, Dr. Mazie Hoffman Leftwich and husband Brent, and daughter Dr. Rosilyn Hoffman Overton and husband Mardiros Hatsakorzian of New York, […]

Connie Peal Fuqua

Connie Peal Fuqua a long time resident of Sugar Land, Texas passed away Monday, January 13 at her home with her loving husband and children by her side after her hard fought battle with Cancer at the young age of 67. She was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, on November 12, 1946, to the late William […]

L. C. (Louis Charles) Nordt

L.C. Nordt was born January 10, 1930 in Damon, Texas, and raised on a farm.  L.C. married his High School Sweetheart, Dorothy “Jean”  Gragert Nordt, and was married for 64 years.  L. C. and Jean had two sons, Glen and Dean.   L. C. is survived by his loving wife, Jean, along with Glen and […]

Reilly-Gregory Engagement

Mr. and Mrs. John T. Reilly III of Missouri City, Texas are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Lauren Mae Reilly to Adam Andrew Gregory, son of Robert and Lupe Gregory of Sugar Land, Texas. The future bride and groom are both 2005 graduates of Elkins High School in Missouri […]

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