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Coach and son put Travis High in position to win district title

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By Adrian Martin For The Star The starting quarterback role on varsity comes with its challenges, but Cody Cunningham has a great support system to call on. His chief contact is his head coach and father Randy Cunningham. Father and son have created a successful formula at Travis. Taking care of business inside the lines […]

DISTRICT 26 – Rick Miller (Republican), Amber Paaso (Democrat)

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What is your proudest accomplishment in politics? RM: My proudest moment in my political career and service as State Representative District 26 was the passing of my bill and signing into law by Governor Perry of the “Honor and Remember Flag.” It is an honor to present this flag on behalf of a grateful Nation […]

Civil Servant of the Week: Renee Chaffin

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By Christina Martinez Christina@theleadernews.com For 28 years, Renee Chaffin has worked for Fort Bend County. Fort Bend County Sheriff  Troy Nehls is Chaffin’s fourth sheriff to work for, but before working for Nehls, Chaffin started here career in the records department. After working a couple of years in records, Chaffin moved to bonding and after […]

Classic Chev Sugar Land promotes networking with car party

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Classic Chevrolet Sugar Land hosts another great party.  This one, not unlike the dealership’s environment, was inviting, festive and so totally stress free, just as the dealership’s slogan invites…relax, enjoy the difference.  The event took place last Friday, Oct. 16, when General Manager Ray Aguilar revved up the evening’s delightfulness for Classic Chevrolet’s CAMARO Night […]

Austin HS Bulldog Marching Band and Angels Dance win Lone Star Preview!

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Due to the kindness of other marching bands, in particular Travis, Ridge Point,  and The Woodlands  the AHS Bulldog Marching Band and Angels Dance Team was named Grand Champion at the  Lone Star Preview Marching Contest on October 18 in Conroe. Competing against 14 other bands, the AHS band scored first place overall and won […]

Skeeters prove to have staying power in Sugar Land

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com When Chris Jones became general manager of the Sugar Land Skeeters before last season, he made it a point to get the franchise even more involved in the community than it had been the previous two seasons. “I took it as a personal challenge to get involved in the community as […]

Missouri City predicts small profit for Quail Valley Golf Course in FY2015

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Missouri City’s acquisition of the Quail Valley Golf Course was one of the biggest developments in the city’s 58-year-history, and one of Mayor Allen Owen’s proudest accomplishments in two decades in office. “We put that idea on the ballot for the citizens to vote on, and it passed by the largest […]

Fort Bend residents plan Kendleton Historical Museum

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Larry Callies, a rodeo cowboy and former country singer who lives in the small Fort Bend County town of Beasley, is hoping to have several cowboy-related items in a Kendleton museum by 2016. Kendleton is a small Fort Bend town near the Wharton County line on U.S. Hwy. 59. Most of […]

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)

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