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Singing geek, characters & hungry plant attraction in historic venue


By Elsa Maxey Lightning has been crackling in the skies over Sugar Land, Missouri City, Stafford and all other parts of Fort Bend County lately, but there are no reports of a strike that could have affected plant growth here.  This is one of the first thoughts that came to mind as the cult […]

PennyWise Resale Center plans several special events this fall


By Michael Sudhalter PennyWise ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 3 PennyWise director Joy Dowell, right, and volunteer manager Liz Moreno have several exciting events coming up at the PennyWise Resale Center. (Photo by Michael Sudhalter) Last year, the three PennyWise Resale Centers in Fort Bend County generated enough revenue to donate $350,000 […]

Rare Denim Lounge gives customers rock star apparel


By Michael Sudhalter Have you ever wanted to look like a rock star? Rare Denim Lounge, a store that opened last November in the First Colony Mall, gives people the opportunity to have the look and vibe of a rock star, regardless of whether they can sing at all. “We have certain brands that […]

An opportunity to build on tradition…


Walking through the Fort Bend Star office last week, I could tell that this was the home of a grand tradition of journalism. Press association awards, and more importantly, community-issued recognitions, adorn the walls of a newspaper that the late, great Bev Carter built from the ground up. I fully grasp that tradition, and hope […]

TTU parents, students find strength in numbers


By Michael Sudhalter When Sugar Land residents Brenda and Dave Bristow found out that their son, Eric, was going to be a Texas Tech University student, they seemed to have 522 questions – one for every mile between Sugar Land and Lubbock. They joined the Texas Tech Parents Association, Southwest Houston Chapter to help […]

Jonathan McElvy tapped to lead Star


Staff Report Fort Bend Star  Carter Publications Inc., owners of the Fort Bend Star, Fort Bend Business Journal and Star Video have tapped a new management team, effective immediately. Jonathan McElvy, who has worked in newspapers across the Houston metro area for more than eight years, has been named publisher of The Star and Fort […]

Majewski dominates as Sugar Land’s closer


By Michael Sudhalter Just call him Mr. Skeeter. Sugar Land Skeeters closing pitcher Gary Majewski is one of two players who were on the opening day roster on April 26, 2012 at Constellation Field. The other one is starting pitcher Matt Wright. And with the exception of playing one week for a team in […]

Kempner kicks off football practice


By Michael Sudhalter The Kempner High football team wasted no team preparing for fall practice on Monday. Public schools in Texas are allowed to begin practicing on Aug. 3, and the Cougars got started at 7 a.m. “We wanted to get the players up here and have a regular practice and a walk-thru with […]

YMCA summer sites come together for Campapalooza 2014


On July 24, the nine YMCA youth outreach summer camp sites across Fort Bend County converged on Bates Allen Park (YMCA Camp Cloud) in Kendleton, TX for their annual “Campapalooza” field day and picnic.  Almost 350 Fort Bend County youth participated in a variety of activities and competitions. Thanks to the assistance from six local […]

LTC Trever J. Nehls relinquishes Battalion Command


LTC Trever J. Nehls, a Richmond resident, received a Meritorious Service Medal for a successful tenure as Battalion Commander of the 415th Civil Affairs (CA) Battalion in Kalamazoo, Michigan. LTC Nehls relinquished command of the 415th CA BN on July 19, 2014 and is scheduled to assume command of the 490th CA BN in Grand […]

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