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Creekstone parents concerned about their kids walking to Elkins High

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Three hundred and eighty-parents in the Creekstone Village subdivision – which is located in unincorporated Fort Bend County (near Missouri City) – signed a petition to restore Fort Bend ISD bus service between their homes and Elkins High School. State law requires that students living more than  two miles away from […]

Kempner volleyball eyes playoff trip

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Kempner High senior middle blocker Samantha Buller is the only player on the team with playoff experience. Buller, who finished with 11 kills in a 3-0 sweep against Houston Westside on Aug. 26, was  a freshman on the last Cougars team to reach the playoffs. They lost to Clear Creek, 3-0. […]

Sept. 4-6 Football Schedule, last week’s results

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Thursday’s games  • Clear Falls at Kempner (Mercer), 6 p.m. • Alief Hastings at Marshall (Hall), 7 p.m. • Travis at Katy, 7 p.m. Friday’s games  • Austin at Katy Seven Lakes, 7 p.m. • Hightower at Ridge Point (Hall), 7 p.m. • Alvin at Clements (Mercer), 7 p.m. • KIPP Collegiate at Fort Bend […]

An Eagle Scout Service Project brings joy to children

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Elkins High School student Jonathan William Winfiele of Boy Scout Troop 1631 received his Eagle Scout Award, the highest honor awarded by the Boy Scouts of America, in a Court of Honor attended by family and friends. Jonathan’s journey to the Eagle nest involved various leadership roles, merit badges, overnight camping adventures, Summer Camps in […]

Civil Servant of the Week: Clements High’s Rustin Buck

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Clements High German teacher, Rustin Buck, was caught off guard this morning when a camera crew from Great Day Houston entered his classroom. Buck was surprised with the Red Apple Teacher of the Month Award for August 2014, presented by Great Day Houston and Star Furniture in recognition of teachers who […]

NRG coal plant works on clean energy project

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com NRG, the Houston-based owner of the WA Parish Generating Station in south Fort Bend County, is coordinating a $1 billion project to bring cleaner air to local residents. W.A. Parish, a 4,650 acre plant on the Brazos River, opened in the 1950s as a natural gas plant and added coal in […]

Stafford officer Carrizales to receive international award for heroic efforts

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com When Stafford Police Department officer Ann Carrizales survived two gunshots at close range and still managed to help chase the alleged suspects involved, her seemingly super-human actions garnered media coverage from as far away as Great Britain. To Carrizales, a 41-year-old former Marine Corps military police officer, she was just doing […]

Prudential Premier Properties is proud to announce Sugar Land Office

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Prudential Premier Properties is proud to announce the opening of their new Sugar Land office.  The office is located in the beautiful Sugar Creek area at 14015 Southwest Freeway, Suite 3; Sugar Land, TX 77478.  Stacy Mathews as Broker/Owner/Manager bringing almost 3 decades of Real Estate experience as well as a group of professional agents […]

Another opportunity to be a Fort Bend Cares volunteer

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By Elsa Maxey elsamalakoff@hotmail.com Volunteers are being solicited for Fort Bend Cares, a locally established and operating charitable foundation that this year will be impacting the lives of over 20,000 disadvantaged children and youth in Fort Bend County.  Last Thursday, the organization’s staff visited about upcoming events with prospective volunteers in Sugar Land at a […]

Sugar Land can expect changes if budget’s approved

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By Christina Martinez Christina@theleadernews.com Imagine saving a couple of hours, plus a few bucks in gas money, on that trip to The Woodlands to hear Michael Buble’s  songs or George Lopez’s humor. That could become a reality the proposed Performing Arts Center comes to fruition in 2016. That development is dependant on whether the city […]

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