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Athlete Spotlight: Elkins High’s Ayesha Wahid

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Elkins High senior Ayesha Wahid played a key role in the Knights’ historic playoff victory on Feb. 17. The Knights edged George Ranch, 44-38, in the first round of the UIL Class 5A playoffs to earn their first postseason victory in four years, and its first playoff win under head coach […]

MC’s Smith faces Kemp in re-election campaign

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Missouri City council member Don Smith (District B) won his most recent re-election campaign by 81 percentage points, in 2013. But Smith, a 72-year-old retired Marketing executive, isn’t taking anything for granted when he faces JaPaula Kemp, a 45-year-old Missouri City resident who practices law in Houston, on May 9.  Early […]

WCMC visits to Missouri City Police Department

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The Woman’s Club of Missouri City, (WCMC) dropped by the Missouri City Police Station at 3849 Cartwright Road in Missouri City on the morning of Feb. 17, with cookies, cupcakes, brownies and candy. The WCMC wanted to thank the officers for their dedication to serving and protecting its citizens in the community.  The ladies were greeted by […]

Fort Bend club celebrates a classic instrument

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Fort Bend County native Vince Ramos has been playing the accordion for more than 50 years. A dozen years ago, Ramos and fellow Sugar Land resident Mario Pedone, a world class accordion player who’s performed with the Houston Symphony, decided to start the Fort Bend Accordion Club. “Accordion used to be […]

Travis High grad shines for HBU

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By Adrian Martin For The Star Anthony Odunsi’s basketball career has taken him from the high school powerhouse of Travis High to nearly every corner of the United States. But after a long journey, Odunsi, 22, has become a key player for a local university. The 6-foot-4, 205–pound starting guard for the Houston Baptist University […]

Ladybugs bring joy to seniors on Valentines Day

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The Ladybugs of Fort Bend County have been fluttering about bringing joy and spreading lots of cheer to Fort Bend patrons.  Recently, some of the Ladybugs visited  the patrons at the Silverado Memory Care Center and The Caring People Adult Day Care Center for St. Valentine’s Day.  They brought Valentine treats and prizes for the patrons to enjoy, gave lots of […]

Four candidates vying for FBISD board seat in May

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Incumbent Board Member, Addie Heyliger
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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Fort Bend ISD Position 6 trustee Jenny Bailey ran on a platform of change when she defeated incumbent Marilyn Glover, 56 to 44 percent, in 2012. Now, Bailey, a Missouri City resident who worked in the financial industry, is touting those changes and saying it’s not time to change course as […]

Filmmaker shares grandparents courageous story at Clements High School screening

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com When Massachusetts-based filmmaker Artemis Joukowsky III was a freshman in high school in the early 1980s, his teacher asked him to interview someone of “moral courage.” Little did he know that a ninth grade assignment would become a lifelong project. Joukowsky’s mother recommended that he interview his grandparents – Waitstill and […]

DEVELOPMENT NOTEBOOK: Former MC Cinema to become performing arts hall

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Missouri City doesn’t currently have a performing arts hall, but that could change as soon as this summer. Troy and Charity Carter, owners of the Fort Bend Academy of Arts & Dance in Missouri City, have decided to bring a Fine Arts and Performance Hall to 2420 Texas Parkway – the […]

COMMENTARY: Now is the time to Re-authorize “No Child Left Behind”

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Thirteen years after being enacted by Congress, it appears the time has finally come to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) commonly referred to as No Child Left Behind (NCLB). The House Education and the Workforce Committee recently considered legislation to reauthorize the ESEA, paving the way for it to ultimately come before […]

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