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Officers, clergy work together to build county-wide chaplain program

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com When a citizen goes through a crisis, they know that First Responders will be available if called upon. So Clif Cummings, volunteer chaplain for the Sugar Land Police Deparment, posed the rhetorical question: “What happens when First Responders have a crisis, who do they call?” The answer is law enforcement chaplains […]

Trent Intenationale students met with Holocaust survivor

Students from Trent Internationale School met with Leon Cooper, a Holocaust survivor, last week. (Submitted photo)

Nestled in our own backyard, Trent Internationale school’s continuing focus on educating for a global 21st century refuses to leave the past behind.  The morning of Jan. 27 marked the 70th anniversary of them liberation of Auschwitz.  Trent students were given the unique opportunity of visitingLeon Cooper, a Holocaust survivor.  In meeting with Mr. Cooper, […]

The Houston Glass Show & Sale and The Best Little Antique Show in Texas set for February 20 to 22

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The annual  Houston Glass and Antique Show & Sale will be held at The Fort Bend County Fairgrounds 4310 Hwy 36 S Rosenberg, TX  77471. We have two buildings filled with top quality merchandise. The show features American made glassware and antiques from 1880-1970. This includes Pattern Glass, Carnival Glass, American Brilliant Cut Glass, Depression […]

Sugar Land appoints new Municipal Court Associate Judge

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Sugar Land City Council recently approved the selection of Jennifer C. Chiang as the City’s new associate judge.  Chiang will work independently under the supervision of Judge Craig Landin and substitute in the courtroom when he is not available. Chiang, a Sugar Land native and graduate of Clements High School, earned a bachelor of business […]

28th Annual Spaghetti Dinner Nears: Exchange Club of Sugar Land benefits community

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Honoring its mission of service programs relating to Americanism, community service, youth, and child abuse prevention, the Exchange Club of Sugar Land is hosting its annual Spaghetti Dinner next Friday, Feb. 20, 5 – 8 p.m. at Flour Corporation.  This is the highly anticipated family-friendly event that highlights costume decked out, local law enforcement agency […]

What’s next for Fort Bend ISD?

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Fort Bend ISD passed a $484 million bond last November and finalized a comprehensive plan for feeder patterns, boundaries and academies last month. With four months remaining in the 2014-15 school year, what is next for the county’s largest school district? “The administration is hard at work implementing the feeder plan […]

5A-23 SHOWDOWN

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The Ridge Point High boys basketball team edged Marshall, 70-68, in overtime last Friday. Both 5A-23 teams are expected to reach the postseason, which begins at the end of February. 

Sugar Land students win national honors

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Inspiration Stage has just returned from Atlanta, Georgia after attending the 10th Anniversary Junior Theatre Festival. This year at the Junior Theatre Festival, also known as JTF, 4500 participants in 101 theatre companies all gathered together to celebrate theatre and compete for awards. At JTF, in association with Music Theatre International (MTI) and iTheatrics, theatre […]

Clements student visit to China: Opportunity to see place in global reality

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By Elsa Maxey It was just the other day, when this 17 year old FBISD junior from Clements High School would wear only slippers in the “home” of his host family in Foshan, China, who lives on the entire 17th floor of a high rise building. Foshan in the Chenchang District of China is a […]

DEVELOPMENT NOTEBOOK: Tom + Chee plans for Sugar Land location

Sitterle Homes is approaching the close out of its waterfront homes.  (Submitted photo)

By Subhrata Barot For The Star Cincinnati-based and grilled cheese-loving restaurant Tom + Chee are set to open a location in Sugar Land by the end of the year. The franchise owners, who appeared on ABC’s Shark Tank, have partnered with Tunica-Biloxi Holdings Inc. to bring the franchise to Fort Bend County. The menu allows […]

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