Saluting Mirabeau Lamar

Members of the Texas Army fire a volley during a ceremony Jan. 26 in Richmond at the gravesite of Mirabeau B. Lamar, the second president of the Republic of Texas. The Lamar Day celebration was held on the anniversary of the day he signed the law that set aside more then 13,000 acres of public […]

Holocaust survivor

Holocaust survivor Ruth Steinfeld holds a copy of the book “Memorial to the Jews Deported From France: 1942-1944” while speaking Jan. 26 at Clements High School. She said the book contains the names of her parents, who were killed by the Germans at Dachau Concentration Camp. She said finding their names in the book was […]

Girl with brain cancer used the fight of her life to help others

By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com Whenever people posted on social media about Alyssa Ferguson, they usually included the hashtag #AlyssaWins. On Thursday the hashtag changed to #AlyssaWon, as the brain cancer the Ridge Point High School freshman fought the last three years released her spirit into eternal rest. God called home the girl with the effervescent […]

Eldridge Park pond stocked with rainbow trout

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department stocked the pond at Eldridge Park with 750 rainbow trout on Jan. 25, adding to the bass, catfish and perch that have been stocked in the past. Each winter from November through early March, Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Inland Fisheries Division, in cooperation with participating cities and agencies, stock […]

@FtBendAthletics: Rice and Marshall defense too much for Manvel

By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star Jabari Rice scored 30 points, John Walker scored 18 and the Marshall defense shut down Manvel’s inside game as the Buffalos won 69-54 and improved to 22-6 overall, and 9-2 in District 23-5A, one game behind district leading Texas City. Rice started hot, scoring 17 points in […]

Fort Bend Education Foundation is Off to Oz … The Emerald City Awaits

Follow the Yellow Brick Road with the Gala Lollipop Guild! The Fort Bend Education Foundation has announced its theme for its 24th Annual Gala to be held on March 4 at the Sugar Land Marriott Town Square. Gala co-chairs Giulia Hattan and Lisa Kulhanek said this year’s theme, “Off to Oz…The Emerald City Awaits!” will […]

Oklahoma gals take center stage at Smart Financial Centre

Reba McEntire, Kristin Chenoweth delight audiences with impressive performance REVIEW By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com Two gals from Oklahoma took over the Smart Financial Centre last weekend, each giving very different but stunning performances. Country music legend Reba McEntire packed the place out Friday night, followed Saturday by a smaller and more intimate crowd for Broadway […]

Safe streets wanted for vulnerable road users in Fort Bend

Shape up Fort Bend and Fort Bend Cycling Coalition members hosted a community breakfast Jan. 9 to discuss safer streets for vulnerable road users in Fort Bend County. The Master of Ceremony for the event was Jacquie Baly, former Sugar Land city council member and advocate for improving safety and transportation, and the two Keynote […]

More than 30 Super Bowl LI community events to take place in the Houston area

Super Bowl LI brings much more than football to the Houston area. Throughout the weeks preceding the game between the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots, more than 30 charitable activities and community outreach events will enrich the community and provide lasting legacies. Super Bowl Week activities include the announcement of the annual Walter Payton […]

Front row seat to history

U.S. Rep Pete Olson, R-Texas, shared photos he took Friday during the inauguration of President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. Pence is shown at left leaving the ceremony. Trump is pictured at right arriving for the ceremony.

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