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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 […]

Athlete Spotlight: Austin High’s Bryan Njokwu

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Austin High senior forward Bryan Njoku has a major goal in mind before he graduates in the spring. Njoku, 18, wants to lead the Bulldogs’ boys basketball team to its first playoff appearance since 1999. “The team talks about it a lot,” Njoku said. “That’s my only goal – to make […]

Free Injury Prevention Seminar at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital – Take these steps to avoid common running injuries

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Another New Year is here, and perhaps starting a running routine is on your list of resolutions. “With proper planning, you may prevent running injuries and stay focused on your fitness goals,” says Mark Vann II, M.D., board-certified orthopedic surgeon at Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in Sugar Land. Before you hit the ground […]

Fort Bend YMCA highlights healthy lifestyles

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com The beginning of January is usually a time when gyms and fitness centers find a rush of new customers. In the absence of a personal trainer, it’s easy to get lost in the seemingly vast world of exercise and fitness. The Fort Bend YMCA, 4433 Cartwright in Missouri City, has 10 […]

Westpark Springs Hospital opens

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Westpark Springs Hospital, a mental wellness and chemical dependency facility in Richmond, is proud to be Fort Bend County’s newest hospital. The 72-bed in patient center opened in October due to a “shortage of mental health facilities” in the county, said Mandi Schexmayder, Westpark Springs’ liaison for physicians and the community. “What we treat is […]

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