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Red Mango Athlete Spotlight: FBCA’s Gunner West

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Fort Bend Christian senior defensive end Gunner West has played a key role in the Eagles’ 5-0 start. “We have really good team chemistry, and this is the best coaching staff we’ve had at this school,” West said. West, 18, has recorded a sack in each of the Eagles’ five games […]

Harfield’s arm powers Clements offense

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By Adrian Martin For The Star The Clements High football team offers a well-rounded menu and its house specialty are carefully prepared by quarterback Kolt Harfield. The 17-year-old has been serving defenses a cold dose of reality since his sophomore season. From the start, he’s undoubtedly been one of Fort Bend’s best. Rangers head football […]

Government, citizen collaboration is necessary for local success

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com “If anyone thinks the words government and efficiency belong in the same sentence, we have counseling available.” Raise your hand if you think that quote is from a libertarian or a Tea Party member. If you answered in the affirmative, you’re batting 0-for-1. It belonged to the late former U.S. Senator […]

Breast Cancer Awareness Tributes

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Tribute to Verna Lund: “Mom, not only have you survived, you’ve thrived!  Thank you for being an example to all of us of how to be brave and forever young at heart.  Pam” Thank you for doing this tribute! – Pam Sigurdson Tribute to Velner Sazma My mother, Velner Clark Sazma, passed away June 1979. […]

County looking for stronger gaming regulations

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By Christina Martinez christina@theleadernews.com The two words: “Game room” are usually associated with a negative context and are two words law enforcement officials and area residents aren’t particularly supportive of. The city of Houston piggybacked on Harris County’s regulations that are far stricter in enforcing and regulating game rooms. With Harris County cracking down on […]

Fort Bend resident shares her breast cancer survival story

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Sheri Scribe is living proof that early detection saves lives. The New Territory resident went for her annual mammogram in September 2011, and she had to return for more tests. She was diagnosed with Stage 2B Breast Cancer, and initially, she was shocked and scared. “I didn’t know what to expect,” […]

Voters will determine road funding, courts will decide education finance

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com The future funding of roads and schools in Texas hangs in the balance, but they will be decided in different ways. Texas voters will get the opportunity to choose whether they’d like to pass Proposition 1, which will allow revenue from the oil & natural gas production tax to be transferred […]

Red Mango Athlete Spotlight: Ridge Point’s Remus Bulmer

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Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com By the time the clock ran out and the Ridge Point High football team had earned a 13-0 victory over Marshall, Panthers senior Remus Bulmer had lost track of how many times he’d carried the ball. “I was thinking I had about 30,” Bulmer said. In fact, the 5-foot-6, 170-pound running back […]

Inspiration Stage “Bops to the Top” with High School Musical

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National award-winning Inspiration Stage of Sugar Land presents High School Musical, October 3-5 at the historic Sugar Land Auditorium. Come watch this fabulous cast of local teens “Bop to the Top” in Disney’s High School Musical on Stage. Performances are Oct. 3 (7:30 p.m.). Oct. 4 at 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 5 at […]

Sister of Missouri City cancer patient awarded for creative work

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By Christina Martinez Christina@theleadernews.com Two Christmas’ ago, Bridie Dybala’s brother Dominic was diagnosed with Leukemia. The family sold their house in May and the Dybala family stayed with mostly family in Missouri City while Dominic received treatment at Children’s Cancer and Hematology Center in Houston. One specific day, Bridie went with her mom to her […]

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