Branding the Bull: Texans mascot TORO more than a fuzzy cheerleader

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By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com Andrew Johnson wants to brand a bull. Specifically, he wants to brand TORO, the Houston Texans mascot. He doesn’t want to use a hot, metal stick to engrave an image of ownership on TORO’s rump. He wants to brand him as a marketing promotion. That’s what the 25-year-old Kansas City native […]

The Top 10 stories of 2016

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By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com So it is with the passing of another year that we reflect on the tumultuous times that made up 2016. To be sure, not all the things that made news were bad. Some were good – very good! With that being said, below are the Top 10 stories of 2016 as […]

Stafford boys basketball poised for another big season

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Christian Thomas lays up a shot for Stafford. Big things are expected of the Spartans boys basketball team this year.

By Stafford MSD COMMUNICATIONS The Stafford High boys basketball team hopes to build upon its non-district success when it opens district competition at Brookshire Royal on Jan. 13. “We plan on being very competitive in our district,” Stafford head boys basketball coach Torrence Botts said. “We have a goal of winning the district, but we […]

@FtBendAthletics: Travis holds on to beat Ridge Point, 57-55

Morris Udeze of Travis lays up a shot agains Ridge Point. (Photo by Bill McCaughey)

By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star Ridge Point jumped to a 6-0 lead to start the game, but Travis quickly caught them, took a large lead and then had to hold on for a 57-55 win as both teams opened District 20-6A play. Golden Amadi and Sage Tolbert each scored 4 points in […]

Shootin’ the Bull

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Houston Texans running back Alfred Blue crosses the endzone untouched Saturday night during the Texans 12-10 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals at NRG Stadium. A missed field goal by the Bengals as time ran out gave the victory to the Texans along with the AFC South title and a playoff spot. The Texans, 9-6, end […]

Pet of the Week 12/28/16

Caitlin, Sebastian, and Adam

I wanted to share the story of my two boys, Sebastian and Adam. I adopted Sebastian (previously Peanut), my Chihuahua mix, last year in October after learning about him from his foster. He is currently a year and half. He was exactly what I needed in my life to make it that much brighter. He’s […]

Fort Bend ISD dedicates Riverstone school to fallen firefighter

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Attending the recent dedication of Anne McCormick Sullivan Elementary were, from left, FBISD Superintendent Dr. Charles Dupre, FBISD board members Dave Rosenthal and Jim Rice, Sullivan Elementary Principal Donna Whisonant, FBISD Board President Kristin Tassin, Mary Sullivan with school mascot Lucy, U.S. Rep. Pete Olson and FBISD Board Member Grayle James.

Local and state officials, members of the Houston Fire Department and hundreds of parents attended the recent dedication of Anne McCormick Sullivan Elementary in Riverstone. The elementary — which opened in August — is named after Anne McCormick Sullivan, a Dulles High School graduate and Houston firefighter who died on duty in a May 2013 […]

Smart Financial Centre brings in crowds to spectacular event

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Crowds begin to make their way into the Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land Sunday evening for the inaugural public performance at the new venue.

By Donna Hill For The Fort Bend Star They were all there. Acrobats and aerialists from around the world performing high flying adventures with the Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra behind them. From the Whimsical Wheel, The Thrill of the Season (which brought a touch of magic to a huge snow globe onto the stage) to […]

Smart Financial Centre is ready to rock

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Gary Becker (with back to camera), president of ACE SL, the company managing the Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land for the city, talks with members of the media last Wednesday during a tour of the new facility.

Entertainment venue hosts  first events Compiled by Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com It’s show time! After a decade of planning, preparing and two years of construction, the Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land is finally open for business. Although there is still a long checklist of things to take care of, the new entertainment performance venue hosted […]

Area charities need help

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Living Center in Richmond needs coats, blankets; Fort Bend County Social Services needs toys By Donna Hill For The Fort Bend Star Vickie Bernal, coordinator for Fort Bend County Social Services, is looking for toys. “We need toys,” she said, “Lots of toys for children.” Social services and area partners are bringing joy to these […]

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