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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, […]

COUNTY JUDGE –Bob Hebert (Republican), James Pirtle (Democrat)

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What is your proudest accomplishment in politics? your proudest accomplishment as a private citizen? BH: Politics – Standing my ground to block the appointment of a person to the Alief School Board whom I thought was not qualified. While I lost my re-election campaign because of this, but felt it was a small price to […]

DISTRICT 26 State Rep. – David Hamilton (Republican), Ron Reynolds (Democrat)

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What is your proudest accomplishment in politics? Your proudest accomplishment as a private citizen? DH: My proudest accomplishment in politics is the connection that I have been able to make with people in our community over my plan for improving education. My proudest accomplishment as a private citizen is that, only by the grace of […]

Flying Vikings takes special needs youth into the sky

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By Christina Martinez Christina@theleadernews.com Smiles from ear to ear could be seen across the faces of a few area youth who flew 2,000 feet above Sugar Land with the non-profit organization, Flying Vikings. The event was held last Saturday at Anson Aviation Hanger at the Sugar Land Regional Airport where children from ages 4-18 with […]

Athlete Spotlight: Ridge Point High’s Brooke Rutherford

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Ridge Point High senior setter/outside hitter Brooke Rutherford is ready to help the Panthers win their first district championship in volleyball. “It’s been really fun,” Rutherford said. “Our outside hitters and middle blockers are great. We have amazing hitters. It’s a great group of girls.” The Panthers are currently undefeated in […]

Sugar Creek Women’s Association “Holiday Treasures” Market

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The Sugar Creek Country Club Women’s Association continues its longtime tradition of sponsoring their spectacular annual market, “Holiday Treasures”, on Nov. 6 at the Sugar Creek Country Club, 420 Country Club Blvd., Sugar Land.  The public is invited to shop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a $5 admission fee.  The proceeds from this […]

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