B.J. Thomas returning to his roots with Stafford show

By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com Are you hooked on a feeling? Do raindrops keep falling on your head? If you answered yes to either of these questions then you’re probably already a fan of B.J. Thomas. The septuagenarian singer of timeless classics such as “Hooked on a Feeling,” “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head” and “Another […]

The hardest working dogs at the rodeo

By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star Ivy, a seven-year-old border collie, is staring intently at the gate about 30 yards away. She knows that at any moment, three unattended sheep will wander into her field. Ivy does not tolerate disorder in her field, and as soon as the sheep appear, she is off […]

Sugar Land woman celebrates 108 years

By Donna Hill For the Fort Bend Star Back in 1909, everything was different. Theodore Roosevelt was leaving the White House to make room for William Howard Taft. The automobile industry was in its infancy. There were no computers or much of anything that ran on electricity. And Mary Coffey was only a baby. On […]

Mission4Mike fulfilling legacy of late Stafford baseball coach

By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com At age 26, Michael Mesa was one of the youngest head high school baseball coaches in Texas. When he died suddenly last April from a heart attack after playing a game of paintball, it drew the Stafford Municipal School District together as a tighter-knit family than it had been before. Now, […]

County judge at odds with Senate over bill to reform property tax

By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com In his annual State of the County Address for the Central Fort Bend and Fort Bend chambers of commerce on Friday at Safari Texas Ranch, County Judge Robert Hebert gave a mundane lesson on how the county budget is spent but spiced his talk with jabs at the Legislature, specifically the […]

Local bareback rider retiring from rodeo on his own terms

Clint Cannon is a character of a cowboy who is a cowboy with character. The 38-year-old bareback rider from Waller has been “blowin’ and goin’” throughout a 17-year rodeo career, living large and going hard as long as he can remember. Beginning with pee-wee football and moving on to star as a fullback at Waller […]

@FtBendAthletics: For Marshall track team it’s all about Go Time

By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star Members of the Marshall High School boys track team know what coach Lloyd Banks means by Go Time. “Go Time is when the spotlight is on you and it’s time for you to perform,” Banks said. “Go Time can be at the state championship, at a weekly […]

Kyle Drabek to bolster Skeeters roster Three others return to defend title

The Sugar Land Skeeters announced that the club has signed former major leaguer and right-handed pitcher Kyle Drabek for the 2017 season. Drabek, who was an All-American player at The Woodlands High School, joins the Skeeters for his first season in Sugar Land and the Atlantic League. Drabek was originally selected as the 18th overall […]

Serial robber seen on surveillance footage

Sugar Land police are looking for a gunman who robbed four businesses on March 13. The man entered Lifetime Fitness, 1331 Highway 6, just after 6:15 a.m., approached a service counter at a café in the gym, displayed a pistol located in his waistband and demanded cash from the register and safe. The employee was […]

Fluor, Les Newton receive Sugar Land Legacy Awards

The Sugar Land Legacy Foundation recently awarded its first Sugar Land Legacy Awards to Les Newton, president of Planned Community Developers, and Fluor. The awards recognize those who have made a significant, lasting impact on economic development and overall prosperity in the city. The first-ever recipients were announced at a business luncheon in Sugar Land. […]

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