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Keep free speech in America

By Glenn Mollette       Arts and Entertainment television was out of line for suspending Phil Robertson for a recent statement that the network executives did not appreciate. They may not have liked his Bible quote but he was stating his personal belief and not speaking on behalf of the network. I realize that he […]

Reader defends the red light camera issue

Dear Editor, It doesn’t surprise me at all that the Houston Coalition against red light cameras , or Capt. Van Der Grinten, would use the death of someone to enforce their stand that cameras didn’t prevent the accident. Once again, the driver who went through the red light was not from Sugar Land. The majority of Sugar […]

Open letter from FBISD Superintendent

To help plan for the future of Fort Bend ISD, more than 500 attended a Community Dialogue meeting making it the highest attended forum in recent FBISD history.  Those participating in the meeting were very positive and highly engaged in discussions leading to plans and recommendations that will ultimately be presented to the FBISD Board […]

Mary Louise (Roane) Veltmann

Mary Louise (Roane) Veltmann passed away on December 6, 2013 in Kerrville at the age of 83.  She was born on January 23, 1930 in Houston, TX.  She is survived by her husband, C.C. Veltmann of Kerrville; daughter, Valerie Chapman of Montrose, CO and family; sons, Clyde Veltmann of Midland and family; and Craige Veltmann […]

Betty Jane Barton

Betty Jane Barton:  Age 93 of Missouri City, Texas passed away peacefully 11-19-2013. She was born February 29, 1920 in Troy Ohio. She married Chalmer A. Barton in 1945 and withstood the many years of World War II to be reunited with her husband after the war, at which time he took a position with […]

Response to Republican Editorial Against Obamacare

This is my first time to respond to Michael Fredrickson’s column who is also the owner of the Fort Bend Star,  His“I’m Sick and Tired…” column is entertaining only to like- minded people who revel in his personal insults directed at President Obama on every subject imaginable. In his Nov. 20, 2013 column he makes […]

Rychlik-Alford Engagement

Mr. and Mrs. Mike Rychlik of Sugar Land, TX are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Charity Marie to William Alford, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Alford of Richmond, TX. Charity is a teacher and coach at Kempner High School. Will is a Sergeant with the Sugar Land Police […]

Reader repulsed by conservative columnists

Dear Editor, I think I have come to an understanding about my frustration with your paper’s so-called Conservative-columnists.  It is not rooted in my disdain their poor narrative skills or even their unending rants.  It comes from my recognizing that they never, ever say anything Positive.  They offer no solutions, except for “Vote GOP (Tea-Party, […]

Veteran receives thanks and gift from stranger

Dear Editor, I recently went to the veterans clinic in Richmond for blood work. Since i was fasting for my blood work and was hungry, I stopped at a Whataburger for breakfast on my way back. After eating my breakfast I returned to the drink fountain for a water refill.  On my way out I hear […]

Merle Sechrist Smithers

Merle Smithers

MERLE SECHRIST SMITHERS, was born January 3, 1938, in Pampa, Texas, and passed away November 7, 2013, in Sugar Land, Texas, due to complications from Alzheimer’s. Merle married the love of her life Don Smithers, on April 13, 1955, in Pampa, Texas, and spent her early married life in Moore, Oklahoma, where she was involved […]

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