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Geography Bee

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Anuraag Deepak, a fifth grader at Walker Station Elementary in Sugar Land and the son of Latha Deepak and Deepak Balachandar, has been notified by the National Geographic Society that he is one of the semi-finalists eligible to compete in the 2015 Texas National Geographic Bee. Bees were held in schools for fourth to eighth grade students throughout the […]

Standing with Israel…

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Fort Bend residents Mary Cook, left, and Stephanie Price showed that Fort Bend  residents support the long-standing relationship between the U.S. and Israel during a rally last week. The rally coincided with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to the U.S. Congress.

Sarcopenia and Resistance Training

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Weight gain, degrading ability to perform normal activates, and a host of medical maladies such as osteoporosis all have links to the amount of muscle we have.    Although we recognize that ageing occurs, most of us don’t realize that muscle loss starts in our 30’s at around 2-4%/yr and accelerates significantly as we get […]

Athlete Spotlight: Kempner High’s Isabel Bustos

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Kempner High sophomore forward Isabel Bustos is enjoying her first season on the Cougars’ girls varsity soccer team. “I was nervous at first, but I got to know my teammates and got comfortable,” said Bustos, who has five goals on the season after playing Junior Varsity as a freshman. Busts, 15, […]

Scarcella to face Sorbet in Stafford Mayoral Election

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Leonard Scarcella, Stafford’s Mayor since 1969, will face an opponent in a mayoral election for the first time since 1999. Scarcella, a 74-year-old attorney and America’s longest consecutive mayor – will face a council member (Robert Sorbet) in a mayoral election for the first time in his political career. Out of […]

Bicycle Donation

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The Sugar Land Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association has donated two fully equipped Patrol Bicycles to The Sugar Land Police Department. The bikes will allow officers to enhance patrols in city parks, Town Center and First Colony Mall. Lt. Chris Thompson of SLPD  said ” The bikes donated by CPAAA are going to ease the […]

Fort Bend teen selected for national honor orchestra

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Ellie Campbell, a 17-year-old from the Richmond area, enjoys the challenges and rewards of playing the Harp. “There are so many sounds you can get – it’s amazing when you hear it,” said Campbell, a high school junior who is homeschooled. Campbell, who plays with a local orchestra in America, was […]

FBISD board president to face preschool owner in May election

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Fort Bend ISD board president Grayle James is running for re-election for FBISD Position 2 on a platform of continuing the district’s positive developments. James, a 51-year-old retired teacher and volunteer, faces Kathy Li, a 41-year old preschool owner/teacher and fellow Sugar Land resident, on May 9. Early voting runs from […]

Lions donate to Stafford MSD Robotics program

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The Missouri City-Stafford Lions Club donated $400 for the “Adopt a Bot” robot kit for use at Stafford Municipal School District. The intent of the Robotics Program to encourage innovative & creative problem solving skills and possibility thinking. The Lions Club discovered the SMSD program after reading about it in an edition of the Fort […]

Apartments bring opportunity, concern to Stafford project

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Stafford could have nearly double the amount of apartments if the Street Level Investments (SLI) project comes to fruition. SLI has planned for 2,400 multi-family units that will attract an upscale demographic with disposable income. Originally, SLI had planned for fewer apartments, but according to SLI principal Dan Watson, the developer […]

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