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Commentary: Law enforcement and social media: interaction is good, but stay away from politics

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During the 1980s, the Houston Police Department became the first law enforcement agency to start a Community Policing program. Community Policing is now a common practice throughout the world. It’s defined as a strategy of policing that focuses on police building ties and working closely with members of the community. The reasoning is that if […]

National Night Out

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Fairchilds Fire Department captain J. Ernest, left, and his fellow firefighters met with the public during National Night Out on Oct. 7. (Submitted photo)

Red Mango Athlete Spotlight: Stafford’s Josh Uluocha

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Stafford High senior Josh Uluocha has been a key part of the Spartans’ most successful era in school history. Texas State, a Division I member of the Sun Belt Conference, has taken notice, and the 17-year-old defensive lineman gave the Bobcats a verbal commitment last month. Stafford is 5-1, 1-0 entering […]

Sugar Land Imperials become part of the community

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Why would anyone travel from the town of North Pole to Sugar Land months before Christmas? For 20-year-old Alex Tilman, he traveled 3,768 miles one way from the small town of North Pole, Alaska to play forward for the Sugar Land Imperials, a junior hockey team that plays in the NA3HL […]

Commentary: The importance of the FBISD Bond Election

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com When I was a freshman in college, I took a required course in Calculus and learned quickly that if you missed one step, you’d quickly lose two or three more within days. I spent countless hours in the university’s math tutoring center and eventually passed the course, with a ‘B’. The […]

Former NFL player opens Missouri City Snap Fitness

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Working out isn’t a one-size fits all, and Snap Fitness, 7746 Hwy. 6 in Missouri City, knows exactly how to accommodate members with a variety of strength and fitness goals. “We want this gym to be their own personal gym,” said Jordan Black, owner of the Missouri City Snap Fitness. “This […]

Exhibitors at Imperial Farmers Market take different roads to re-invent careers

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While most exhibitors at the Farmers Market at Imperial Sugar Land have been close to farming all their lives, for others the year-round, open-air market has helped re-invent their careers, luring them away from boardrooms, classrooms and even far-away lands. “Visiting with our exhibitors is often one of the best parts of the Farmers Market […]

Medicare expert Toni King to host seminar

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What started out as a way to help unravel the maze of Medicare has turned into a mission for native Houstonian Toni King. The “Medicare rules are changing all the time and I talk to people who have master’s degrees and don’t understand the rules!!” King explains.  Self taught from experience, on the job training […]

Fort Bend Family YMCA sends 450 kids back to school with backpacks

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As the summer comes to an end back-to-school shopping can be a stressful time for many families. The YMCA of Greater Houston helps ease this burden through its Operation Backpack initiative. Thanks to the generosity of our community partners, YMCA Board member Burke Randolph, and a little help from our friend Dwight Howard of the […]

The best and brightest from Sugar Land to Houston

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By Christina Martinez christina@theleadernews.com If you look at the City of Houston directory, two names might draw familiarity – Patrick Walsh, formerly the Director of Transportation and Long-Range Planning and Dale Rudick, formerly the City Engineer and Director of Intergovernmental Relations. Both worked side-by-side while with the City of Sugar Land and, now, both have […]

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