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Skeeters Outfielders Medchill says donating is a blessing

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By Christina Martinez Christina@theleadernews.com Whether it’s the little girl who lives across the street, or your co-worker who sits across the way from you, many of us know someone who has been diagnosed with an ailment and needs a helping hand. In February, Skeeters outfielder, Neil Medchill, put his name on a donor list with […]

Johnson Development moves forward with Imperial and Harvest Green

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Shay Shafie is a busy guy these days. Shafie, a long term residential development professional and former University of Texas offensive lineman, is the general manager for two Johnson Development projects in Fort Bend County – Imperial and Harvest Green. Both projects are vastly different – some of the 1,200 homes […]

OPENING WEEKEND SCHEDULE

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Thursday’s games Katy Seven Lakes at Travis  (Mercer), 6 p.m. Brazosport at Willowridge (Hall), 7 p.m. Austin at Klein Forest, 7 p.m. Friday’s games Dulles at North Forest, 7 p.m. East Bernard at Stafford, 7 p.m. Marshall at Houston Madison, 7 p.m. Bellaire at Elkins (Mercer), 7 p.m. Ridge Point at Clear Creek, 7 p.m. […]

Thirteen local schools to begin season this weekend

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com You’d be hard-pressed to find an area with better football programs – from top to bottom – than Fort Bend County. Need proof of that? The seven Fort Bend ISD schools that reached the playoffs last season won their opener. And Stafford High did, too. The Star’s football preview is just […]

La Leche League of Fort Bend is looking for new members

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Do you have questions about breastfeeding? You are not alone! While natural, breastfeeding is a learned art. Research shows that the biggest factors in a mother’s breastfeeding success are her determination and access to good information and support. If questions come up during your pregnancy or after your baby is born, you are welcome to […]

Stafford looks for an encore performance

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com In just one season, Ron Counter turned the Stafford High football program into a winner. “It was no secret,” Counter said. “They put in hard work and effort. They just needed to get pointed in the right direction. They bought into the philosophy and gave a great effort.” Counter, who was […]

Kempner’s going back to the basics

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com The Kempner High football team is going back to the basics. The Cougars, who finished 1-9 last season, never got completely got away from running the Triple Option, but this season, they’ll line up under center. Kempner fifth-year head coach Darrin Andrus is optimistic that the Cougars – who have 18 […]

Panthers have high expectations in 2014

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendnews.com At some point in the not-so-distant future, the Ridge Point High football team will probably be a UIL Class 6A program. “They’re still building houses like crazy in our area,” Panthers head coach Brett Sniffin said. But Ridge Point the newest high school in Fort Bend ISD will enjoy its position […]

Coach: Harfield’s an elite QB for the Rangers

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com  Clements High football coach Keith Knowles expects big things from senior quarterback Kolt Harfield this season. In fact, Knowles said Harfield is comparable to the last great Rangers quarterback Derek Carr, who was selected by the Oakland Raiders in the second round of last spring’s NFL Draft. Carr guided Clements to […]

Young Hurricanes plan to surprise doubters

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com The Hightower High football team has played in a UIL State Championship game twice in the past six years. “Our players understand what ‘protecting the legacy’ means  they know what’s expected of them,” said Hurricanes third-year head coach Padriac McGinnis, who was an assistant at Hightower for six seasons prior to […]

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