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College hoops

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Missouri City natives Nick Shepherd, left, a Texas Southern senior, attempts a one-handed shot over Prairie View senior Reggis Onwukamuche. TSU won the game last Friday and the SWAC champions will face Pac-12 Champion Arizona in the NCAA Tounament at 1:10 p.m. Thursday in Portland, Ore.

Local charity raises money with 5k pet / owner walk

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Walking or running in the park with your dog is an American pastime, and competing in 5-kilometer races has been a popular, growing activity among athletes, individuals and families. Some Fort Bend residents decided to combine the two, with the inaugural Bark In The Park 5K Fun Run and Walk last […]

Fort Bend ISD Schools Take Part in Nationwide Reading Celebration

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Fort Bend ISD joined school districts across the nation in celebrating Dr. Seuss’s 111th birthday during Read Across America. Sponsored by the National Education Association, the annual reading motivation and awareness program calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on the day closest to Dr. Seuss’s birthday, which is March 2. FBISD […]

Sugar Land area mom promotes natural remedy for allergies

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Sugar Land resident Amy Breeden, who is a full time mother and part-time Wellness Advocate for doTERRA Essential Oils, likes to talk about a three-point plan for battling seasonal allergies that often affect Fort Bend residents. “Lavender, lemon, and peppermint essential oils work together,” Breeden said.  “doTERRA’s lavender is a natural […]

Stacy Brothers set to become UT-San Antonio teammates

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By Adrian Martin For The Star Baseball has been essential to the Stacy Family for a while now. John and Kathy Stacy’s eldest son Brandon, 27, acted as the stimulus to the bloodline of Austin High baseball players. Then, younger brothers Sean and Ryan followed their almost inevitable path as Bulldogs. “Our family has been […]

Fort Bend cities discuss body cameras plans

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By Subhrata Barot For The Star The Select Committee on Emerging Issues in Law Enforcement is currently reviewing House Bill 474 otherwise known as “Body Cam Bill” which is a bill that will potentially mandate all patrol officers in the state to wear body cameras. The Body Cam Bill, which is authored by State Representative […]

Grab a Tissue: Allergy Season is here

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Just when you started to breathe a sigh of relief that flu season was coming to an end, allergy season kicks into high gear. In fact, March is relatively early in the allergy season for southeast Texas. Often times the symptoms of allergies can be nearly identical to the signs of a cold or even […]

Controlling those Allergies

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Are you sneezing more often lately? Do you have itchy eyes? A scratchy throat? If so, you’re probably one of the 36 million Americans who wake up each spring morning with symptoms of seasonal allergies. It’s not surprising. Many plants and flowers are growing at this time of year. Plus, traffic and pollution are always […]

Sugar Land resident trains for California Ultra-Marathon

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Staff Reports For some people, summertime in the Houston/Fort Bend area means taking advantage of air conditioning and only going outside when necessary. Sugar Land resident Steve Maliszewski takes the opposite approach. Maliszewski, a systems analyst for HCSS Construction Software in Sugar Land, will make a repair trip to the Badwater 135 Ultra-Marathon – “The […]

Geography Bee

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Anuraag Deepak, a fifth grader at Walker Station Elementary in Sugar Land and the son of Latha Deepak and Deepak Balachandar, has been notified by the National Geographic Society that he is one of the semi-finalists eligible to compete in the 2015 Texas National Geographic Bee. Bees were held in schools for fourth to eighth grade students throughout the […]

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