Hair stylist makes dreams come true for clients suffering from hair loss

Christal Mercier thrives on making the impossible possible By Donna Hill For the Fort Bend Star She has a special gift. Some would call her a compassionate artist. Others refer to her as a therapist, a friend. Christal Mercier knows all about hair. She’s been in the beauty business for 30 years, including 20 years […]

Houston senator reaches out to Fort Bend constituents

By Edwin Vega For the Fort Bend Star State Sen. Borris L. Miles recently opened a district office in Missouri City, reaching out to his Fort Bend County constituents following his freshman term in the senate. A four-term member of the House from District 146, the Houston Democrat is little known southwest of Beltway 8. […]

Kolkhorst reflects on 85th Legislature for Fort Bend County; looks forward to special session

With the 85th Texas Legislature now complete and a special session on the horizon, Senator Lois Kolkhorst praised the state’s fiscally responsible budget, totaling $217 billion, which she helped to write as a member of the Senate Finance Committee. “It’s an honor to serve nearly one million people in such a thriving and diverse district,” […]

Reynolds gives report on Legislature, preview of special session

By Joe Southern State Rep. Ron Reynolds presented his “good, bad and ugly” review of the 85th Texas Legislature Thursday at the Missouri City Leadership Luncheon held at the Ben E. Keith company. The Missouri City Democrat didn’t have very many highlights to report in a session dominated by Republican majorities in the House, […]

One arrested for shooting in Sugar Land Town Square

By Joe Southern One person has been arrested after gunfire shattered a peaceful night in Sugar Land Town Square July 12 when shots were fired from the sunroof of a black sedan, striking a building but causing no injuries. “At about 11 p.m., we began receiving reports of shots fired in Town Square,” said […]


George Springer slides safely into home Friday night as the Houston Astros poured out 10 runs to five for the visiting Minnesota Twins. The Astros took two of three games from the Twins over the weekend at Minute Maid Park.   Houston Astros relief pitcher Chris Devenski pitches during the game Friday night against the […]

Sugar Land Sharks finish Division 1 season 4-1

Sugar Land’s first summer swim team has finished its 2017 season 4-1. The Sugar Land Sharks Swim Team has a long and rich history of serving the recreational needs of the youth of Sugar Land. For more than 44 years, their home has been the City of Sugar Land pool, located in the City Park […]

@SkeeterBytes: Season already a success for Skeeters’ Lucas

By Bill McCaughey For the Fort Bend Star No matter where the Skeeters finish this season, Jay Lucas, the Skeeters’ vice president of marketing and public relations, considers the season an enormous success. Lucas suffered a heart attack on May 1, and due to some timely efforts by first responders and doctors, he walked out […]

Fort Bend Cares grants over $194,000 to area nonprofits

Fort Bend Cares supporters celebrated the awarding of grants to 31 nonprofits committed to improving the lives of disadvantaged children in Fort Bend County on Thursday, June 8, at Safari Texas Ranch. Through the generosity of event sponsors and other donors, Fort Bend Cares distributed over $176,000 to the community organizations. Awards ranged from $2,000 […]

Missouri City Branch Library closing a year for renovations

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Missouri City Branch Library, located at 1530 Texas Parkway, will close for renovations beginning Monday, July 31. The library will remain closed for approximately 10 to 12 months. Renovation and expansion of the Missouri City Branch Library is the first phase of a $19.8-million bond referendum approved by voters in November […]

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