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Athlete Spotlight: Travis High’s Morris Udeze

Morris Udeze

By Michael Sudhalter Travis High junior center Morris Udeze has successfully made the jump to the varsity level, from JV, this season. “It’s been good – it’s a huge jump,” said Udeze, who wears the No. 34 jersey for the defending 6A-23 Champion Tigers. “It’s more intense than JV. The game is faster, and […]

Civil Servant of the Week: Colony Meadows Elementary Assistant Principal Jackie Boyd


By Michael Sudhalter Sugar Land native Jackie Boyd always knew she wanted to work in the education field. “I love everything about working in education,” Boyd said. “There is no better way to start you morning than by walking down a hallway of smiling children. As a child, I would sit in my bedroom […]



How would you like to enjoy a night on the town with your spouse or significant other? The Star will present one lucky couple with a $75 dinner, flowers and delicious cake for Valentine’s Day. Entering is easy. E-mail us your love stories. They don’t have to be long, but we want to hear about […]

Gandhi seeks third-term against local activist, Miller


By S. Barot For The Star The Sugar Land City Council At-Large 1 council seat election will have voters on the edge of their seats until the last ballot is counted. Two-term incumbent Himesh Gandhi is seeking his third term in the May 7 election. His challenger is Diana Miller – a real estate agent, community […]

Elkins High names baseball field to honor legendary coach


By Michael Sudhalter Whenever the Elkins High baseball team plays a game, fans will be reminded of the guy who built the Knights’ program a household name in Texas. “Rick Carpenter – thank you for everything you’ve done for Elkins Baseball,” Elkins Principal Barbara Whitaker said of Rick Carpenter Field, which was dedicated before […]

Sugar Land didn’t have to re-invent the wheel, they just refined it.

Local resident Dennis Parmer played a key role in ensuring that history would be preserved in the new project. (Submitted photo.)

When I drive down U.S. 90-A, it’s easy to have an appreciation for Sugar Land’s history. The company town grew into a small incorporated city in 1959, and has blossomed into one of Houston’s – and America’s – best suburbs. But the best thing about the former Imperial Sugar property is that public (City of […]

A voice for the voiceless: Adopting the best ordinance for Stafford’s stray animals


By Donna Hill For The Star The City of Stafford is looking at updating its Animal Ordinance, and a change could be made later this year. While updating, changing and amending the City of Stafford Animal Ordinance, Stafford is compiling information and working with City Attorney Art Pertile to draw up a new ordinance. On […]

Fort Bend area projects earn H-GAC Parks and Natural Areas Awards


The Houston-Galveston Area Council is pleased to announce three Fort Bend County projects have been selected for recognition as part of the 2015 Parks and Natural Areas Award competition. These projects serve as models for planning and project implementation for parks and natural areas in the region. Fort Bend area projects will be honored in […]

ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT: Hightower High point guard Maddison Glass


By Michael Sudhalter Hightower High senior point guard Maddison Glass led the Hurricanes to the third round of the UIL Class 6A playoffs. Now, the third-year varsity player is hopeful that Hightower can advance past the third round and into the State Championship for the first time since 2010 (when it finished second to […]

Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital offers tips to get the New Year off to a great start


Statistics show between 40-45% of all Americans make New Year’s resolutions each year. Usually on that list of resolutions is a renewed commitment to exercise. But here’s the catch, those same statistics show about 75% of people stick with their resolutions for a week and the numbers continue to drop from there. Only 8% of […]

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