B.J. Thomas to join Triumphs for fundraising event in Wharton County

The Bright Minds Scholarship organization has its annual fundraiser each October, and this year will mark the 12th year; having awarded over 470 graduating and follow-up scholarships to students from all five Wharton County high schools, supporting recipients as they work their way through four years of higher education. The year’s event will again feature […]

Sugar Land Heritage Foundation receives historic baseball jersey donation from Morales family

The Sugar Land Heritage Foundation announced the recent donation by the Morales family, long-time residents of Sugar Land. The Morales family recently donated a historic baseball jersey owned by their father, George Morales Sr. Morales was the longest tenured employee of the Imperial Sugar Company. After Morales passed away the family found and donated two […]

Sugar Land Lions donate park bench to Brazos River Park

The Sugar Land Lions Club last summer donated a park bench to the new Brazos River Park to honor past, present, and future Lions members. The club concentrates on helping people who have visual and hearing impairments and community service activities. The purpose of these service projects is to make the City of Sugar Land […]

Mettle for medals

SLPD officers bring home athletic awards By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com Don’t look for these cops at local donut shops. They’re more likely to be found on jogging paths when they’re not in uniform serving and protecting. Four members of the Sugar Land Police Department have been competing in Olympic-style games for several years between police […]

Fort Bend Boys Choir’s Music Magic program starts

Music is a brain builder so it’s important to start children early, especially boys, with a strong musical foundation. Parents with a 6- or 7-year-old boy that loves music and singing, the Fort Bend Boys Choir’s Music Magic program can provide that firm foundation. Music Magic brings music alive through the use of movement, musical […]

Civil Servants of the Month: Alfred Holland and Thomas Graham

By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com Before Hurricane Harvey came along the Fort Bend ISD was beset by another disaster that called for emergency measures and a lot of commitment and sacrifice. Willowridge High School became inundated with mold over the summer and remediation and repair efforts will have the building closed until after the winter break. […]

City honors its Harvey heroes

Not everyone pleased with efforts during flood By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com The City of Sugar Land held a Sugar Land Strong event Saturday at Town Square to honor first responders and those who rose to the occasion during the flooding from Hurricane Harvey. The sparsely attended celebration was hastily organized but still afforded the opportunity […]

Fort Bend County Fair begins Friday

By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com It’s showtime! The Fort Bend County Fair begins Friday with the annual parade in Richmond and Rosenberg and continues for nine more days at the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds. The parade grand marshal is Mary Sarah, who will also be one of the featured entertainers at the fair. A finalist on […]

Hightower grad dies from injury in college game

Hightower High School graduate Robert Grays, a sophomore general business major and football player at Midwestern State, died Tuesday afternoon at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center in Houston. He was 19. Grays suffered a severe neck injury while making a tackle with 3:24 remaining in the fourth quarter of MSU’s 35-13 win over Texas A&M-Kingsville Sept. […]

Senior Expo returning to Stafford Centre

By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com It seems like only yesterday that the Fort Bend Star was holding its annual Senior Expo and now the time has come again for seniors to experience informative speakers, good food and more than 60 booths filled with all kinds of information about goods and services available in the community for […]

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