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Retired NFL Star hosts 5k to Celebrate Life of Twin Brother & Raise Sickle Cell Awareness

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Fifth Annual Darling Dash to take place Sunday, Feb. 22 As One Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded by retired NFL star and Austin High graduate Devard Darling in memory of the sickle cell-related death of his identical twin brother, Devaughn, will host its 5th Annual Darling Dash 5k on Feb. 23 at Constellation Field in […]

Athlete Spotlight: Elkins’ Nathaniel Cephas

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How many years have you been on the varsity team? “Three seasons.” What is special about this time, aside from its 19-2 record? “We want to win, and we’re sacrificing egos.” How did the team do last season? “We defeated Clear Creek in the first round and lost to eventual state champion North Shore in […]

Strike Out Autism

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Hope of Three Inc., a Stafford-based non-profit, hosted an event last Thursday to prepare for Strike Out Autism at Constellation Field. The group is working together with the Sugar Land Skeeters for a “Strike Out Autism” game where Skeeters players will wear unique game jerseys and auction them after the game to support research and […]

Fort Bend residents benefit from Knowledge-First program

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Missouri City resident Ottressia Williams believes that stepping into the Knowledge-First Empowerment Center, 2651 Cartwright Road in Missouri City, was the best decision of her life. “I can’t thank God enough for bringing me to this school,” Williams said. Williams, a 48-year-old who has three children and eight grandchildren, stopped going […]

Marshall grad enjoys record-day in return to Texas

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com UCLA sophomore linebacker Deon Hollins, a Marshall High graduate, returned to his home state with an exceptional performance. Hollins registered four tackles and a career-high three sacks in the Bruins’ 40-35 win over Kansas State in the Alamo Bowl last Friday in San Antonio. It was Hollins’ second trip to Texas […]

High school wrestling unlikely to start in FBISD

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By Adrian Martin For The Star High school wrestling may lack widespread popularity in Texas, but the Houston area is home to many high school wrestling programs. Fort Bend ISD has 11 high schools, but none of them have a wrestling program nor are there are plans to add wrestling, according to FBISD Athletics Director […]

Health & wellness challenge

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Objective: Fort Bend to shed a million pounds this year By Elsa Maxey “Today is the day Fort Bend takes the million pound challenge and begins to create a culture of wellness,” declares Nicole Volek, Shape Up Fort Bend (SUFB) board official. This statement is about the challenge over the course of one year that […]

Rosenberg veteran brings Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to Sugar Land

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Rosenberg resident Brian Marvin grew up wrestling in his hometown of Peoria, Ill. and later at Miami University of Ohio, and in the U.S. Army. About a decade ago, he was looking for a sport where he could still compete as an adult. He discovered Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – a martial […]

Bright futures

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Former Fort Bend ISD standouts, Sheroid Evans (Dulles) and Bralon Addison (Hightower) are expected to lead their respective teams next season. Both players were recovering from ACL Surgery this season. Evans, a cornerback, returned to Houston to watch the Longhorns in a loss to Arkansas in the Texas Bowl. Addison, a wide receiver, watched his […]

J.J. Watt Charity Classic tickets to go on sale Feb. 7 in Sugar Land

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Tickets for the J.J. Watt Charity Classic, presented by Bank of America, will go on sale this Saturday, Feb. 7, at 9 a.m. at the Constellation Field box office and online at www.ticketreturn.com. The Constellation Field box office will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday and then regular box office hours of […]

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