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Finding healthy and feasible New Year’s resolutions

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By Subhrata Barot For The Star Three…two…one…Happy New Year!  It’s midnight – champagne popped, toasts made, and parties thrown, now it’s time to make and hopefully keep the lofty and daunting New Year’s Resolution.  Some try to embrace a healthier lifestyle, by eating right, losing weight, and nixing alcohol and others look to become financially […]

Bush High grad competes for second Super Bowl ring

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com When Russell Okung accepted a football scholarship to Oklahoma State nine years ago, he didn’t expect that he’d be playing in the NFL. “I just wanted to go to college and a get a good education,” said the Bush High graduate. “I consider it one of my greatest accomplishments.” Okung was […]

Elkins’ Romo overcomes odds, signs with UT-Arlington

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By Adrian Martin For The Star Apparently, the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex will be able to handle two exceptional athletes with the last name, Romo. Tears of joy fell from the face of Elkins High senior Fabian Romo after he signed a letter of intent to play wheelchair basketball at the University of Texas at Arlington. […]

Girls Ice Hockey continues to grow in the area

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com When Anna and Lucy Shepherd, and Hailey Schatzmann walk through the halls of Clements High, few of their classmates know that they spend their weekends scoring goals and skating up and down ice rinks in Texas – and beyond. “I enjoy the team aspect of ice hockey, and the fact that […]

Bostic brings Robotics possibilities to Stafford

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By Karen Daniels For The Star Stafford MSD is in the early stages of establishing a district-wide Robotics Program. Currently this is an after-school or in-school recess program, but the goal is to create a robotic lab and offer this as an elective course. Normally this endeavor would be quite an undertaking by an incoming […]

Spirit of Christmas holiday season

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TriCity Business Alliance commits to Fort Bend Habitat fundraiser By Elsa Maxey An important part of the holiday season is charitable giving and with this in mind, members of the TriCity Biz Alliance stepped up to do just that in keeping with the spirit of the season. In an announcement to the Fort Bend Habitat for Humanity […]

Top 10 Sports Stories of the Year

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com One of the most exciting developments for The Star was the implementation of a sports section in August. We did our best to cover local sports through The Star, as well as our Twitter account, ftbendathletics, and our Facebook page, “Fort Bend Star.” With the help of local coaches, we were […]

“Unsung Heroes” are the #1 story

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Two Thousand and Fourteen has been an interesting year in Fort Bend County, so determining a Top 10 list for stories of the year is no easy task. But we were able to evaluate the stories that impacted the community and shaped life in our every-growing county over the past 12 months. 1. Every Day […]

Real Estate “Boutique” opens in Sugar Land

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Nancy Benevides left Remax after achieving their top diamond production award in 2013 and she and her husband John opened a one of a kind unique real estate boutique in Sugar Land. Benevides and Associates opened their doors officially in March and quickly jumped into the busy Spring/Summer market continuing to assist local sellers, buyers […]

Civil Servant of the Week: Oyster Creek Elementary’s Nancy Brock

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Nancy Brock, a fifth-grade science teacher and team leader at Oyster Creek Elementary School, is the recipient of a 2014 Wilhelmina C. Robertson Excellence in Science Teaching Award. Presented by the Houston Museum of Natural Science through the generosity of the Cockrell Foundation, the $2,000 award recognizes the contributions of teachers who demonstrate significant ability […]

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