Richmond’s Freeman Town Park begins taking shape

The City of Richmond’s Freeman Town Park should soon see heavy construction beginning as the construction contract was awarded to South Pool and Spa at a recent Commission meeting. This new park, located near Burnet Street and South 7th Street (just east of the T.W. Davis YMCA property) in what is known as Freeman Town, […]

Secretary of Commerce presents national award to Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross presented Senior Vice President and CEO of Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital Greg Haralson with the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award during the annual Quest for Excellence Conference in Baltimore, Md., on April 2. Memorial Hermann Sugar Land is the first Houston healthcare organization, and only the third in Texas, […]


Farmer Keenan Hooper of Loam Agronomics gives a farm tour during the farm’s grand opening event March 26 near Richmond. The 288-acre sustainable farm grows organic vegetables (certification is pending) and is operated by The Edible Group, the parent company that owns Edible Earth Resources, Agmenity and Farmstead. For more information, visit

TSTC cyber security students form campus’ first student club

Inspired by the most common computer error, the 404 Computer Club was formed making it the first official student club at Texas State Technical College in Fort Bend County. The 404 Computer Club was founded by four cyber security technology students, placing it under the program’s umbrella. “We wanted a creative name but something (computer […]

TSTC homecoming: Instructor finds his way back a second time

After five years away from Texas State Technical College, Artemio Olivares is back as the precision machining technology instructor at the college’s newest campus in Fort Bend County. As an alumnus and instructor, Olivares knows the many facets of the college. He was first introduced to TSTC when it was Texas State Technical Institute in […]

Sugar land teen wins $100,000 science prize

Byron Xu, 17, of Sugar Land recently won fourth place and $100,000 in the Regeneron Science Talent Search 2017, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors, founded and produced by Society for Science and the Public. Byron examined marine seismic data, the reflections of sound waves, with the […]

Vendors preparing for good times at Family Fun Day

By Joe Southern Vendors for the first Family Fun Day hosted by The Fort Bend Star and the Sugar Land Skeeters are preparing to provide plenty of fun activities and information to guests at the event on May 6 at Constellation Field. Among the early vendors to sign up are Urban Air Adventure Park, […]

Lone Star Stomp

The honorary chairs for the 2017 Lone Star Stomp gathered for a picture at this year’s event, held Saturday at George Ranch Historical Park. The Fort Bend County Museum Association celebrated its 50th anniversary. It was founded on April 11, 1967. Twenty-two members from around the county met at the Fort Bend County Courthouse to […]

RUNAWAY SCRAPE at George Ranch Historical Park

A Mexican soldado (soldier) checks the body of a dead Texian as a cavalryman looks on during a battle re-enactment of the Runaway Scrape, held Saturday at George Ranch Historical Park. The annual re-enactment depicts the flight of Anglo settlers as they fled eastward from the Mexican army that was in pursuit of the Texas […]

Stafford robot team wins Alamo Regional, qualifies for World Championship in Houston

By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star The Stafford High School robotics team, in just its second year of competition, and with its three alliance members, won the Alamo Regional last Saturday. The win qualifies the team for the FIRST Robotics World Championship to be held at the George R. Brown Convention Center and […]

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