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Missouri City resident runs for Railroad Commission

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Steve Brown, a Missouri City resident and the former chairman of the Fort Bend Democratic Party, is running for an open seat on the Texas Railroad Commission. He faces Ryan Sitton, a Friendswood Republican, in the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 4. The two candidates, both age 39, will have a […]

Defenses have trouble keeping up with Stafford’s Jones

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By Adrian Martin For The Star Hezekiah Jones has legitimate world class speed with great hands, footwork and agility. In other words, he’s a defensive coordinator’s nightmare. The 6-foot-tall sophomore is a true multi-sport gem for Stafford High (5-3, 1-2), which hosts Needville 93-5, 1-2) at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Spartans Stadium. Hard work has […]

Dispatcher helps deliver baby

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Fort Bend County emergency dispatcher Jonathan Sanders never expected the call he received on July 31. A woman was going into labor, but she and her husband didn’t have enough time to make it to the hospital. The couple pulled over near a Walgreen’s in Missouri City, and Sanders gave the […]

Fort Bend Gridiron celebrates Super Bowl Sunday

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com If at first you don’t succeed, try again in the Super Bowl. That’s the lesson that two teams learned at the Fort Bend Gridiron Super Bowl V last Sunday at Mercer Stadium. The Austin “Black” Varsity and Ridge Point “White” Freshmen teams faced opponents that they’d lost to by double digits […]

FBSO recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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Twenty-two wreaths with purple ribbons have been placed in front of the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office for a reason. Each one of those wreaths represents a death in connection with Domestic Violence in the Sheriff’s Office jurisdiction since 2008. The month of October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s […]

County approves funds to defend grievances against Fort Bend DA’s office

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com The Fort Bend Commissioners Court voted unanimously to hire outside counsel to defend Fort Bend County District Attorney John Healey and attorneys in his office on State Bar of Texas grievances that were filed against them. “Counsel will be vigorously answering them,” Healey said. “I expect we will be vindicated, and […]

Who’s your choice to be the next governor and why?

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Honey Doane “I voted for Greg Abbott on a straight ticket because I vote Republican.” Charles Swihart “I voted for Abbott. I believe he is our best chance to maintain our business and growth friendly political climate. Texas is performing better than most or perhaps the rest of the country. That’s not an accident. I […]

Memorial Hermann Sugar Land hosted artistic breast cancer awareness event

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Women want to know all they can about breast cancer – risks, effective screening techniques, treatment options, and more. That’s why Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital hosted “The Art of Knowing” informational and painting event last week. A unique blend of health information and creativity, the event drew women from all parts of the community […]

DISTRICT Attorney John Healey (Republican)_, Wilvin Carter (Democrat)

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What is your proudest accomplishment in politics? Your proudest accomplishment as a private citizen? JH: My proudest accomplishment as an attorney is the strengthening and growth of the District Attorney’s office that has taken place over the course of the last 22 years. During that time we’ve developed specialized caseloads that place very experienced attorneys […]

DISTRICT 26 STATE SENATE – Rita Lucido (Democrat), Joan Huffman (Republican)

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What is your proudest accomplishment in politics?  Your proudest accomplishment as a private citizen? JH: I am proud to be a strong voice and advocate for sexually abused children and those who are victims of human trafficking. My proudest legislative accomplishment came during the 83rd session when I authored and passed SB 12.  Now law, […]

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