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Ridge Point student encourages FBISD community to Take Steps to fight digestive diseases


Ridge Point High School sophomore Keegan Lessard has lost count of the number of doctor’s visits, surgeries, injections and other unsuccessful treatments he has endured since he was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease during his eighth-grade year. Still, he refuses to let the debilitating disease defeat him and is sharing his experiences in hopes of helping […]

Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

Fort Bend County Judge Bob Hebert, left, recognized Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day last Thursday.
(Submitted photo)

On May 7, Fort Bend County Judge Bob Hebert proclaimed Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day.  Fort Bend County joined more than 1,100 communities across the country in celebrating the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day to highlight the importance of positive mental health from birth. Fort Bend County […]

Heyliger defeats Bailey in Fort Bend ISD


Two Stafford candidates considering a re-count request By Michael Sudhalter There will be a new board member in Fort Bend ISD later this month. Addie Heyliger, a first-time political candidate who works as a Centerpoint project manager from Fresno, defeated first-term incumbent Jenny Bailey, 33.3 percent to 29.1 percent, in the Position 6 election […]

ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT: Fort Bend Christian’s Aaron Allen


By Michael Sudhalter Fort Bend Christian freshman Aaron Allen pitched a no-hitter at the varsity level and led a Junior Varsity team to an undefeated record. And all before his 15th birthday, no less. Allen, who turns 15 next month, helped the Eagles share a district baseball championship with Lutheran South and Second Baptist. […]

Westpark Springs Hospital delivers innovative & evidence-base treatment in Fort Bend


By Subhrata Barot For The Star Nestled near Grand Parkway and Bellaire Boulevard, the new 72-bed and four unit Westpark Springs Hospital is designed to be a medical refuge for those who are battling emotional and mental health issues or addiction. The state-of-the-art behavioral and psychiatric care facility is the only one of its kind […]



This week is National Police Week, and there will be several events to honor law enforcement throughout Fort Bend County. Check for more information. Last week, the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office held a Law Enforcement Memorial Service. Pictured above is FBCSO Chief Deputy David Marcaurele, along with his FBCSO and law enforcement colleagues. […]

Sugar Creek Baptist Church celebrates 40th anniversary


To mark its 40th anniversary, Sugar Creek Baptist Church celebrates the power of the good news to change lives.  The 9,600 member Sugar Land church recognizes its Legacy of Life Change with special displays in the church commons area this Saturday and Sunday.  Those exhibits spotlight the church’s impact on Sugar Land, Fort Bend County, […]

Sugar Land residents angry over proposed Wal-Mart


By Subhrata Barot For The Star A neighborhood Wal-Mart and gas station are coming to West Airport and Alston – and Barrington Place residents are unhappy about it. At an April 14 Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Commission meeting, Wal-Mart submitted plans to build a 41,000-square-foot grocery store and fuel station with a walk-in kiosk. Residents […]

ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT: Travis High’s Raina O’Neal


By Adrian Martin For The Star Junior center fielder Raina O’Neal is a tenured member of the Travis softball team. Her transition from middle school to high school varsity softball went well, considering Texas Tech University’s haste to offer during the first season on campus. But perhaps no spring has been more successful than the […]

Support your favorite businesses by voting for ‘Reader’s Choice’


Saturday is an important day. Voters will exercise their civic duty and choose their school board trustees and city council members, respectively. We hope that while you’re in the voting mood, you’ll cast a ballot with us, too – for the inaugural Fort Bend Star Reader’s Choice awards. All votes must be cast by May […]

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