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Listening is the first step in reconciliation…

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Listening is a lost skill in our contemporary society. We have all of the technology and gadgets, but somehow the relatively simple skill of listening has largely gone away. We often hear what other people are saying, but do we actually take the time to contemplate and absorb it? That’s what made the Dec. 9 […]

State Legislature considers de-criminalizing truancy

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Today’s story is Part I in a two part series about Truancy in Fort Bend County By Karen Daniels For The Star When the 84th Legislative Session begins on Jan 13, a bill filed by Texas State Senator John Whitmire (D-Houston) will attempt to decriminalize truancy. In Texas, when a student misses 10 […]

International choir to perform in Missouri City

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By Karen Daniels For The Star Celebrating their 30th year anniversary, the African Children’s Choir will perform a free holiday concert, with their lively voices and festive dances, at 7 p.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church in Missouri City. The choir is composed of 18 children, 7 to 11 years of age, from […]

Clements graduate elected to serve on Columbia University’s Senate

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Jillian Ross, a 2012 graduate of Clements High School and a current Chemical/Biomedical Engineering junior at Columbia University in New York City, was elected to the university’s Senate and will serve a two-year term through 2016. She represents the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and is the first African-American female elected Senator in the engineering […]

Fort Bend Homeschool Chargers Football continue to grow program

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com For an expansion team, the Fort Bend Homeschool Chargers have enjoyed a great deal of success in Six-Man Football. The Chargers reached the Texas Christian Athletic League (TCAL) Championship Game the past two seasons and made the TCAL quarterfinals in their inaugural season of 2012. Last month, the Chargers lost to […]

2015 Founders Ball in the making

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Event promotes cultural arts Ladies and Gentlemen, Billy Stritch!  This is what Nancy Porter, active social and civic leader, has been backing on behalf of the Sugar Land Cultural Arts Foundation for its upcoming 2015 Founders Ball set for Jan. 17.  Next month at Safari Texas, this will be a tribute to Billy Stritch’s work. […]

Civil Servant of the Week: Meadows Place Chief Gary Stewart

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By Karen Daniels For the Star Chief Gary Stewart of the City of Meadows Place Police Department has recently been elected as the 2015 President of the Houston Area Police Chief’s Association (HAPCA). This organization promotes training, education, and cooperation among law enforcement within seven area counties. Police chiefs, sheriff’s, task forces from colleges and […]

Sugar Land residents brainstorm the city’s future

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com The variety of future housing options was part of the discussion last Wednesday during a Sugar Land—Land Use Plan Meeting last Wednesday at City Hall. “As the community changes, ‘what do we need so people can live out their lives here’ (is a question we’re hoping to answer),” said Lisa Kocich-Meyer, […]

Athlete Spotlight: Ridge Point’s Amir Smith

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By Adrian Martin For The Star Ridge Point High’s Amir Smith is the beneficiary of great genetics and a killer mindset.  The 6-foot-6 shot-blocking senior was born on September 16, 1997. Two years earlier, his father Joe Smith, was selected first overall in the NBA draft by the Golden State Warriors. After three games, he […]

Texana choir delivers excellent Christmas Show

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Some Fort Bend County residents received an early Christmas treat when they attended the Texana Learning Center’s Christmas Choir Performance last Friday at the Asian American Baptist Church in Missouri City. Texana is a center that assists and enriches the lives of adults with developmental disabilities. ARC of Fort Bend leases […]

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