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Athlete Spotlight: Travis’ Juwan Williams

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Travis High senior forward Juwan Williams’ leadership is one of the reasons why the Tigers are favored to win the Class 6A-District 23 Championship. Williams, 17, is a third-year starter for the Tigers (0-1), who opened the season with a 76-66 loss at Cypress Lakes on Nov. 18. Williams is the […]

J.J. Watt Charity Classic coming to Sugar Land in May

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J.J. Watt, is excited to announce the date for the 2015 J.J. Watt Charity Classic. The event will be held on the evening of Friday, May 1, 2015, at Constellation Field in Sugar Land, Texas.   A softball game featuring the defensive and offensive players from the Houston Texans will compete on opposing teams under “Friday Night Lights”. A home run derby […]

Civil Servant of the Week: Brittany Rychlik

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Sugar Land Deputy Court Administrator Brittany Rychlik was surprised to learn that she earned the Texas Court Clerks Association Distinguished Services Award from the Texas Court Clerks Association (TCCA) last month. “I don’t tend to be in the limelight much,” Rychlik said. “I was very honored to be recognized by others. […]

Dulles girls basketball determined to make playoff run

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com The Dulles High girls basketball team is balanced between five experienced seniors and a strong group of underclassmen – two juniors, two sophomores and a freshman. “I think as we get going, the players will learn what we’re doing and we’ll be able to compete for a playoff spot,” said Vikings […]

A new HCC campus could spark Texas Parkway re-development

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Valore Lott has worked for a real estate company on Texas Parkway for 31 years, and she’s seen its boom and subsequent decline. Like many Missouri City residents, she’s optimistic about the future of the area with the possibility of Houston Community College re-locating its Sienna Plantation campus to a 45-acre […]

The Changing Face of North Sugar Land

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By Karen Daniels For The Star After closing its doors in 2003, the redevelopment of the former Imperial Sugar refinery site has been in the works for some time. Progress is finally being made with the culmination of several projects. Johnson Development is finalizing the infrastructure of the 27-acre refinery site. Parts of this land […]

New ownership has big plans for Skeeters

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Bob and Marcie Zlotnik have begun sole ownership of the Sugar Land Skeeters with the enthusiasm of rookies on the first day of Spring Training and the experience of many years in entrepreneurship and business. “We have a huge to-do-list,” Bob said. The Houston couple had owned a third of the […]

Red Mango Athlete Spotlight: Elkins graduate Nick Harwell

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com After graduating from Elkins High in 2009, Nick Harwell’s football career took the scenic route. But the 6-foot-1, 193-pound Missouri City native has found a home in a major football conference as the top receiver for the University of Kansas. Harwell, a senior who will graduate in December, has caught 41 […]

Stafford High senior joins Fort Bend Symphony

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By Karen Daniels Fort Bend Star The Fort Bend Symphony and the Stafford High Honors Band played together for the first time last month as part of the Stafford Centre’s 10th anniversary celebration. Stafford High senior Misaela Pineda had no idea his life was about to change. Pineda began playing the percussion in the sixth […]

Kempner High grad looks forward to facing Texans

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Kempner High graduate George Iloka made a decision just before his senior season that propelled him to an NFL career. Iloka, 24, had been a wide receiver for the Cougars during his first three years. Then-head coach James Brown and teammate Chris Banjo, now a safety with the Green Bay Packers, […]

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