Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Waller County native Clint Cannon rides in the bareback competition Saturday at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. This is Cannon’s 14th and last year to ride in the Houston rodeo. He is retiring due to problems with concussions. Although he made three successful rides in the Super Series II, he didn’t score high enough […]

New park takes flight with kite festival

By Theresa D. McClellan For the Fort Bend Star “This is the best day EVER!” 6-year-old Aiden Blevins squealed as he climbed into the back of his parents’ vehicle as they left the Sugar Land Cultural Kite Festival on Saturday. Grinning from ear to ear, the youngster flew a kite for the first time, broke […]

3D printing comes to local libraries

By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com Libraries, they aren’t just for books anymore. Years ago as the world moved into the computer age, libraries kept up with technology by making computers available to patrons. As technology advanced, so did the offerings at local libraries. Today is no different. Last year the Fort Bend County Libraries added four […]

West by Wild West

Members of the Valley Lodge Trail Ride arrive at the former Wild West on FM 359 in Richmond last Wednesday on their way to Houston for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. The rest stop at what is now Christ’s Church Foster Creek, a campus of First Colony Church of Christ in Sugar Land, gave […]

Sugar Land’s $100,000 donation to TSTC upsets some

Council passes measure on 4-3 vote By S. Barot subrata@fortbendstar.com Sugar Land City Council recently approved a controversial $100,000 donation to Texas State Technical College’s (TSTC) Fort Bend County campus. In a 4-3 vote, council amended Sugar Land 4B Corporation’s (SL4B) budget to specifically fund costs relating to the TSTC Career Center. The move caused […]

ELECTIONS UPDATE: City, school district elections set

By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com The filing deadlines have passed and the elections are set for several local elections. Voters will go to the polls on May 6 and select municipal and school board representatives in area cities and school districts. In Sugar Land, incumbent councilmember Harish Jajoo, who had previously announced his intention to seek […]

Fort Bend County Fair names new manager

Cindy Schmidt has recently been named the manager of the Fort Bend County Fair. The familiar face and longtime supporter of the fair had held the interim fair manager position for several months before being officially offered the top job. In 2016 as interim fair manager, Schmidt oversaw all fair events including the Boots & […]

H&R Block scholarship winners

Micah Bong and Saad Khawaja each received a $20,000 scholarship for their exemplary performance in the H&R Block Budget Challenge, a free financial literacy program that helps teens get real-world ready from the safety of a classroom. H&R Block representative Aldo Parodi presented the students a large check recently at Clements High School. The boys […]

Neighborhood Centers and United Way of Greater Houston offer free tax preparation services

As the tax season kicks off and tax payers are looking to get the most out of their refund, United Way of Greater Houston and Neighborhood Centers Inc. are reminding people in the Houston area to take advantage of their quality, free tax preparation services. IRS-certified preparers assist families and individuals earning up to $58,000, […]

IES Residential announces opening of Education Center

IES Residential, Inc. celebrated the grand opening of their new Education Center on January 25, 2017 in Stafford, TX. The Education Center will train the next generation of electricians and prepare them with the necessary skills, knowledge and hands-on experience required for a long-term career as an electrician. The facility will hold between 20-30 students […]

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