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ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT: Texas A&M junior guard / forward (Hightower High graduate) Danuel House

Texas A&M junior guard/forward Danuel House, a Hightower High graduate, is a standout for the Aggies.   (Photo courtesy of Texas A&M Athletics)

By Michael Sudhalter Texas A&M junior forward Danuel House, a Hightower High graduate, is leading a basketball renaissance in Aggieland. House, 22, transferred to A&M from the University of Houston where he was named Conference USA Freshman of the Year and earned Freshman All-American honors. He didn’t disappoint when he arrived in College Station, […]



Harmony School of Science in Sugar Land hosted a basketball team from Beijing, China in a “friendly-game” last Friday at the school’s gymnasium. The team from Beijing’s trip was made possible through the Kobe Bryant Foundation, which is dedicated to helping the lives of youth and families in need. Both teams were comprised of players, […]


(Photo courtesy of Andrew Wolf)

Missouri City resident Elvin Bethea, a member of the NFL Hall of Fame and former Houston Oilers great, spoke at the Fort Bend Family YMCA’s Annual Campaign, on Jan. 26 in Sugar Land. Bethea was one of several speakers, including Stafford High head football coach Ron Counter, former Oilers head coach (and Missouri City) resident […]

Technical Education in Fort Bend continues to grow with TSTC Expansion

Texas State Technical College Expansion. (Submitted Artist Rendering)

By Michael Sudhalter The conversation about the importance of Technical Education is shifting from words to action. Fort Bend ISD just announced plans to build a $59 million Career & Technical Education (CTE) Center as part of the 2014 Bond that voters approved. Students in the northern part of the County can take Career/Technical […]

Bush High football coach remembers Super Bowl title

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, who helped the Broncos defeated Houston in a preseason game last summer, will play in his fourth Super Bowl on Sunday in Santa Clara, Calif. Manning is 1-2 through his first three Super Bowls.    (Photo by Michael Sudhalter)

By Michael Sudhalter Bush High head football coach Allen Aldridge makes it a point to wear his Super Bowl ring to school during the week leading up to the Super Bowl. “The students love it, but I’m still regular Coach Aldridge right now,” Aldridge said. “That was the past, but it’s a chance to […]

Truancy Committee hosts first meeting


County Judge Bob Hebert and City of Sugar Land Mayor James Thompson recently appointed a County Wide Truancy Policy Committee to establish a unified truancy policy for Fort Bend County. Established in the 84th Legislature, HB 2398  imposed a requirement on all counties with two or more courts hearing truancy cases, and two or more […]

Missouri City educator wants parents and students to build a future of learning


By Donna Hill For The Star When Cynthia Poore retired from her career in education, she still had a need to teach. After 30 years of working with students, she wanted to continue a firm foundation of learning for students – and start a small business as well. Noticing gaps in learning for some students, […]

Longtime MC Council Member Wyatt to face newcomer Davis in At-Large election


By Michael Sudhalter Missouri City At-Large Council Member Position 1 Jerry Wyatt doesn’t think his opponent, Pernell Davis, has what it takes to run for city council. “He doesn’t own any property and (therefore) pays no taxes on it, and he wants to run the citizens’ money,” Wyatt said. “He has no skin in […]

Political newcomers square off for Sugar Land At-Large Seat No. 2


By S. Barot For The Star The Sugar Land elections are quickly approaching and additional candidates are entering the May 7 At-Large 2 position race, to vie for the citizens’ support. Mayoral candidate Joe Zimmerman currently occupies the seat. Mary Joyce, 55, who has over two decades worth of experience in finance contract negotiations and […]

Mission group visits Sugar Land


A group of Kunama speaking Eritreans who make up a LINC Houston Mission congregation currently meeting at Fishers of Men Lutheran Church in Sugar Land are some of the nicest people in the world! Why? Because they are so thankful to Jesus for all He has done, and it shows in their actions. They are students […]

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