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ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT: Hightower High point guard Maddison Glass


By Michael Sudhalter Hightower High senior point guard Maddison Glass led the Hurricanes to the third round of the UIL Class 6A playoffs. Now, the third-year varsity player is hopeful that Hightower can advance past the third round and into the State Championship for the first time since 2010 (when it finished second to […]

Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital offers tips to get the New Year off to a great start


Statistics show between 40-45% of all Americans make New Year’s resolutions each year. Usually on that list of resolutions is a renewed commitment to exercise. But here’s the catch, those same statistics show about 75% of people stick with their resolutions for a week and the numbers continue to drop from there. Only 8% of […]

PetSmart Charities plans Fort Bend adoption events


By Donna Hill For The Star It’s not often that animal shelters team up with local pet stores, but in February, Fort Bend County may see more forever homes for furry friends than ever before. PetSmart Charities, a non-profit animal welfare organization has helped over 6 million animals find homes. Several times a year, they […]

Local entrepreneur promotes benefits of Alkaline Water


Kahn Truong believes that Alkaline Water – a high pH, antioxidant water – was able to solve what ailed him. That included “joint pain, allergies, blood pressure and cholesterol.” A friend told him about the low-acidic Alkaline Water, and he was skeptical at first, but he quickly came to trust it. While normal drinking water […]



Sophomore Brice Kolle of Sugar Land, was named the Marine Military Academy December 2015 Cadet of the Month for the Leatherneck Band. The cadet who receives this esteemed award is nominated by his band instructor for his exemplary attitude, conduct and leadership. In addition to the recognition he received Jan. 15 in front of the […]

New Missouri City City Manager sets sights on future success

Anthony Snipes began working as Missouri City’s City Manager on Dec. 1. He is optimistic that the city is headed in the right direction and eager to move the city forward in 2016. (Photo by Michael Sudhalter)

By Michael Sudhalter During the holiday season, many people are winding down to plan vacations and family trips. That wasn’t the case for Anthony Snipes, who started as City Manager in Missouri City on Dec. 1. “I hit the ground running,” said Snipes, the former Assistant City Manager in Austin who said he’s met […]

Colony One Auto prepares for 25th Anniversary

Colony One Auto Center, 1131 Dulles Ave. in Stafford,  will  celebrate its 25th Anniversary in April. They expect to service their 250,000th car, and the lucky owner of that vehicle will receive free service on their vehicle.   (Submitted photo)

By Michael Sudhalter Over the past quarter-century, there have been a lot of automotive trends that have come and gone. But there’s been one constant for the Colony One Auto Center, 1131 Dulles Ave. in Stafford, since it opened on April 15, 1991. “The customer is an individual — not just another car to […]


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Elkins High senior defensive lineman Ross Blacklock competed in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl last Saturday at the Alamodome in San Antonio. During the game, Blacklock announced his intention to sign with Texas Christian University next month.

Homeowners Looking for a Change Start The Search at Sugar Land Home & Garden Show


Sixth annual show kicks off Jan. 30, with new products, old favorites The 6th Annual Sugar Land Home & Garden Show returns to the Stafford Centre, located at 10505 Cash Road in Stafford, for its sixth annual event on Saturday, Jan. 30 and, Sunday, Jan. 31. Homeowners interested in modifying their home space – indoors […]

Walker-Friendly Marathon provides First-Ever Age Group Awards for 5K Walking participants


The eighth Annual Memorial Hermann USA Fit Marathon is excited to announce today the addition of Age Group Awards for its Humana Vitality 5K walking participants for the first time. In an effort to continue to provide a walker-friendly race, the Memorial Hermann USA Fit Marathon, which also includes the Fort Bend Kia Half Marathon, […]

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