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11U Champions

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The Spikes Baseball Club went to Lake Charles for a little fun and baseball and came back with the 11U Open division title. The boys went a perfect 4-0 beating the Gladiators out of Beaumont, Champion Baseball out of Lake Charles twice and The Lake Charles Reign in the final game. 

Three mistakes to avoid if you want to cure your chronic pain

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Chronic pain affects about 100,000,000 American adults—more than the total affected by heart disease, cancer, and diabetes combined. Pain also costs the nation up to $635,000,000,000 each year in medical treatment and lost productivity. Celebrities with chronic pain include Jillian Michaels (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome,)  Kobe Bryant (knee pain,) George Clooney (back pain.) According to Dr. […]

Athlete Spotlight: Clements High’s Amber Wang

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By Adrian Martin For The Star Clements High golfer Amber Wang is one of the best high school golfers dwelling in the United States. She’s run amuck in District 23-6A with two district titles in the last two years. Her solid finish last season put her among the state’s top ten and the nations top […]

Fort Bend ISD honors longtime Sugar Land educators

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Sugar Land residents Carolyn and Vernon “Corky” Madden are as synonymous with education in Fort Bend County as John Madden is with football and video games. The Maddens, however, were surprised when Fort Bend ISD decided to name Elementary School 46 in their honor, last week. The school, which is set […]

Kempner grad thrives at Rice

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Rice University junior infielder Connor Tekyl, a 2012 Kempner High graduate, hit his first home run of the season for the Owls in a 7-4 loss to Middle Tennessee State last Saturday at Reckling Park. Tekyl is batting .280 and has started all 34 games for the Owls, who entered the week ranked 12th in […]

Saint John Baptist Church hopes to stay open another 100 years

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Drive around Missouri City, and it’s rare to find anything built before the 1970s. The Saint John Missionary Baptist Church, 6731 Oilfield Rd., has been an exceptional to the rule. The church was founded by freed slaves, four years after the end of the Civil War, in 1869 in what used […]

Fort Bend’s kudos also due to acting students

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By Elsa Maxey For local area drama students attending Wharton County Junior College (WCJC), it’s not only acting talent they have, but the kind that gets noticed.  Recent awards earned from the Texas Community College Speech and Theatre Association Play Festival in Kingwood has given the students the right to list the achievement in their […]

Pet of the Week 04/01/15

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This sweet Pug-mix is friendly, eager to please and will go to his new home fully-vetted and ready to be your best friend. Did you know that, on average, a Pug sleeps 14 hours a day? If your home is ready for a loyal companion who enjoys a good snooze, this sweet boy might be […]

Softball in swing

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The Kempner High softball team defeated 6A-23 rival, Austin, 18-9, on March 24 at Austin High’s field. 

ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT: Kempner High’s Connor Berry

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Kempner High  baseball pitcher Connor Berry is highly respected throughout 23-6A. He’s earned that respect with his dominating command, and variety of pitches. After a solid sophomore year, Berry committed to the University of Oklahoma, where he’ll continue his career on the mound. Berry is closing the show with a great senior year, in which […]

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