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Fort Bend law enforcement emphasizes pro-active approach


By S. Barot For The Star A city only 300 miles away from Fort Bend County – is the newest municipality to be put on the center stage for police and civilian relations. Earlier this month, McKinney Police officers were dispatched to an altercation at a pool party. A bystander took a cell phone video […]

Here Comes the Sun: A few simple actions will help you protect against skin cancer this summer


With more than 2 million people diagnosed every year, skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States.  It’s one of the most treatable cancers when diagnosed early, but it’s also largely preventable if you avoid the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays.  Everyone, regardless of skin type, is at risk of potential harmful […]

Lower Brazos Coalition works to develop river’s resources


By Michael Sudhalter After the late May downpour in the Houston area, it’s difficult to think about the possibility of a drought. But several area leaders formed the Lower Brazos River Coalition in January as a way of “ensuring” that the river’s limited resources are developed and managed for the benefit of all stakeholders. […]

ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT: Kempner High’s Kathrin James


Kempner High senior Kathrin James wins prestigious city-wide honor By Michael Sudhalter Kempner High senior softball player Kathrin James received the distinguished honor as the Houston Touchdown Club’s Female Scholar-Athlete Award. She also won the award in the Softball Category. The criteria for the award is academic, athletic, school involvement and community involvement, but […]

CIVIL SERVANT OF THE WEEK: Paul Sweeney of Missouri City


Judges came out, and so did Harris County District Clerk Chris Daniel and top civil court managers. Sheriff’s deputies were there, too, and rank-and-file court clerks. And mixed in with these folks, all from different strata at the courthouse, were janitors, maintenance men and the shoe shine man who has kept a stand in front […]


(Photos by Michael Sudhalter)

Stafford High held its 2015 graduation ceremony last Friday at Constellation Field in Sugar Land. The SHS seniors represented just a few of the many graduates in Fort Bend County. The Star would like to congratulate all of the graduates and their families.

FBISD could save $4 million by adjusting bell schedules


By Michael Sudhalter The Fort Bend Independent School District could save a considerable amount of money by changing its bell schedule, but the district will carefully consider all of its options before moving forward. Fort Bend ISD Chief Financial Officer Steven Bassett estimated the district may be able to save anywhere from $3-4 million […]

Two council members expected to contend in 2016 Sugar Land Mayoral election


By S. Barot for the star The 2016 City of Sugar Land mayoral election is a little less than a year away, but the buzz surrounding potential candidates is well underway. At present, two major potential candidates are frontrunners – At-Large 2 City council member Joe Zimmerman and District 4 City council member Harish Jajoo […]

Dau graduates A&M with honors


Quyen Dau of Sugar Land, Texas, graduated on May 23 summa cum laude with distinction attaining a perfect 4.0. The college awarded Dau on May 20 with the Dean’s Academic Achievement Award, recognizing the student in the graduating class with the highest grade point average. From left to right, Quyen Dau of Sugar Land, Texas, […]

Sienna Plantation Jr. Tennis Team competes in nationals


The Ace-N-Slackers 18U Intermediate team of Missouri City/Sugar Land Area  took home the championship in the 2015  USTA Junior Team Tennis Spring Section Championships at John Newcombe Tennis Center in New Braunfels on May 16-17. They will be representing the state in the National Championship at Cayce, South Carolina in October. Teammates Crystal Gabriel and Tom […]

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