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Sienna Plantation teen helps African village

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Alyssa Ferguson spent the past year enduring 20 rounds of outpatient Chemotherapy, nine rounds of in-patient chemo, 30 days of radiation and a surgery to remove a tumor the size of a baseball. While doctors at M.D. Anderson Cancer worked hard to ensure that Ferguson, 13, survived the Medulloblastoma tutor, social […]

CIVIL SERVANT OF THE WEEK: Precinct 1 Commissioner Richard Morrison

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Fort Bend County Precinct 1 Commissioner Richard Morrison decided to run for office because he found a cause important to his friends and neighbors in Greatwood. “There was a proposal for (the toll road portion) of Highway 99 to come through Crabb River Road,” Morrison said. In 2008, Morrison opposed the […]

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital upholds national Chest Pain Center Accreditation

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As the leader of heart care in Fort Bend County, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital continues to uphold its Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC). This designation is reserved for hospitals across the country that demonstrate the highest level of expertise in treating heart attack patients. This accreditation demonstrates […]

Memorial Hermann SW wins Patriot Award

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Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital employees Esther Batarseh and Vinoth Joseph were recently recognized with Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)’s Patriot Award for their effort to support “Citizen Warriors” in the service of our country. The ESGR is a component of the United States Department of Defense. U.S. Army reservist Osvaldo Marcenaro, a […]

Giving back to the community…

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Boy Scout Pack 992 and Troop 992 in Sugar Land picked up 695 pounds of food from two Sugar Land neighborhoods and delivered it to “My Brothers Keeper” Food Pantry on Jan. 31. Their efforts were part of a city-wide Boy Scouts iniatitive. 

Sugar Land Fire Department has started ambulance service

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By Subhrata Barot For The Star On Jan. 1, the Sugar Land Fire Department (SLFD) launched the city’s first ever ambulance transport service. Since the program’s inception, it has helped numerous residents in the city and has paved the way for new technologies in ambulatory care and emergency medical dispatching services. Additionally, the new service […]

CIVIL SERVANT OF THE WEEK: Sugar Land FD’s Victor Peschke

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The Sugar Land Fire Department and Sugar Land Citizen’s Fire Academy Alumni Association recently awarded Victor Peschke with the first Firefighter of the Year award. The award recognizes outstanding Sugar Land firefighters who best represent the Fire Department through exceptional attitude, service and leadership characteristics. The recipient is chosen by nominations from peers and department […]

SuperSlow Zone® Personal Strength Training and Arthritis: What you need to know

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MYTH: If you, or someone you know has arthritis, “your instinct may be to protect your joints by limiting your movement, but … FACT: “Motion is lotion,” says Marvin Smith, DPT. He’s a physical therapist at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland OR. 1. Strength training is good for you if you have Arthritis. […]

Stafford raises possibility of Municipal Wi-Fi

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com A small percentage of cities in the world have municipal wireless networks, but Stafford could potentially join that rare group. “We’ll be talking about it, and I imagine that the recommendation of council would be to refer that to the IT Committee to see exactly what’s involved,” Stafford Mayor Leonard Scarcella […]

Time for Dalmatians…

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Feb. 6 was the 101st day of school and Oakland Elementary students dressed up as Dalmatians as they learned to count. Pictured above are Mikayla Simmons, left. Elliott, left, and Gabriel Runge are pictured right. (Submitted photos)

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