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Sugar Land decides to withhold vehicle registration for red light violators

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By Christina Martinez christina@theleadernews.com If you’ve ever been late to work or to a destination on a daily routine, running a red light is a path you may have crossed. Now, with a new agreement the city of Sugar Land has approved, you might think twice when running that red light. Along with receiving a […]

PROUD TO SERVE: Retired Marine mentors fellow veterans

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Retired U.S. Marine Sgt. Bryan Escobedo remembers the day that nearly ended his life. Escobedo was serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom when the tire of the military Humvee hit a landmine and exploded in Al-Anbar Province, Iraq. Blood was everywhere, his nose was broken, his jaw was cracked and his ear […]

Missouri City resident runs for Railroad Commission

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Steve Brown, a Missouri City resident and the former chairman of the Fort Bend Democratic Party, is running for an open seat on the Texas Railroad Commission. He faces Ryan Sitton, a Friendswood Republican, in the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 4. The two candidates, both age 39, will have a […]

Defenses have trouble keeping up with Stafford’s Jones

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By Adrian Martin For The Star Hezekiah Jones has legitimate world class speed with great hands, footwork and agility. In other words, he’s a defensive coordinator’s nightmare. The 6-foot-tall sophomore is a true multi-sport gem for Stafford High (5-3, 1-2), which hosts Needville 93-5, 1-2) at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Spartans Stadium. Hard work has […]

Dispatcher helps deliver baby

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Fort Bend County emergency dispatcher Jonathan Sanders never expected the call he received on July 31. A woman was going into labor, but she and her husband didn’t have enough time to make it to the hospital. The couple pulled over near a Walgreen’s in Missouri City, and Sanders gave the […]

Fort Bend Gridiron celebrates Super Bowl Sunday

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com If at first you don’t succeed, try again in the Super Bowl. That’s the lesson that two teams learned at the Fort Bend Gridiron Super Bowl V last Sunday at Mercer Stadium. The Austin “Black” Varsity and Ridge Point “White” Freshmen teams faced opponents that they’d lost to by double digits […]

FBSO recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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Twenty-two wreaths with purple ribbons have been placed in front of the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office for a reason. Each one of those wreaths represents a death in connection with Domestic Violence in the Sheriff’s Office jurisdiction since 2008. The month of October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s […]

County approves funds to defend grievances against Fort Bend DA’s office

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com The Fort Bend Commissioners Court voted unanimously to hire outside counsel to defend Fort Bend County District Attorney John Healey and attorneys in his office on State Bar of Texas grievances that were filed against them. “Counsel will be vigorously answering them,” Healey said. “I expect we will be vindicated, and […]

Who’s your choice to be the next governor and why?

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Honey Doane “I voted for Greg Abbott on a straight ticket because I vote Republican.” Charles Swihart “I voted for Abbott. I believe he is our best chance to maintain our business and growth friendly political climate. Texas is performing better than most or perhaps the rest of the country. That’s not an accident. I […]

Memorial Hermann Sugar Land hosted artistic breast cancer awareness event

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Women want to know all they can about breast cancer – risks, effective screening techniques, treatment options, and more. That’s why Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital hosted “The Art of Knowing” informational and painting event last week. A unique blend of health information and creativity, the event drew women from all parts of the community […]

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