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ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT: Travis High’s Raina O’Neal


By Adrian Martin For The Star Junior center fielder Raina O’Neal is a tenured member of the Travis softball team. Her transition from middle school to high school varsity softball went well, considering Texas Tech University’s haste to offer during the first season on campus. But perhaps no spring has been more successful than the […]

Support your favorite businesses by voting for ‘Reader’s Choice’


Saturday is an important day. Voters will exercise their civic duty and choose their school board trustees and city council members, respectively. We hope that while you’re in the voting mood, you’ll cast a ballot with us, too – for the inaugural Fort Bend Star Reader’s Choice awards. All votes must be cast by May […]

Sheriff sees no immediate impact on law enforcement through Immigration Reform


By Subhrata Barot For The Star The American Immigration Council suggests that through studies over the past century, independent researchers and government commissions have repeatedly stated that immigrants are less likely to commit crimes or be incarcerated than native-born Americans. And across many counties in the U.S., it is becoming increasingly evident that law enforcement […]

Inspiration Stage presents the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee


Inspiration Stage, in partnership with Sugar Land Cultural Arts Foundation, presents The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee May 8-16 at the historic Sugar Land Auditorium (226 Lakeview Dr). Come see our eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home […]

Top-selling country artist to perform at Richmond benefit


By Michael Sudhalter It would be difficult to find an album more appropriately named than Aaron Watson’s “The Underdog,” which was released in February. The 37-year-old Amarillo native records on an independent label and doesn’t receive widespread radio play, yet his album topped the Billboard Country Charts when it was released less than three […]

Texans star raises $640,000 at Charity game in Sugar Land


By Michael Sudhalter The annual Justin J. Watt Foundation Charity Softball Game has become one of the hottest tickets in Sugar Land – and for good reason. Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year, put on an excellent show for a sold-out crowd at Constellation Field. Watt, […]

Soto’s Kitchen Celebrates Cinco De Mayo with Authentic Mexican Flavors


By Subhrata Barot For The Star It’s time to break out the Maracas and put on the Sombreros! Because Cinco de Mayo is here and Soto’s Kitchen is ready to celebrate! “Cinco de Mayo is a big celebration for Mexico and we at Soto’s Kitchen like to make a celebration of it to recognize it,” […]


(Photo by Michael Sudhalter)

The Sugar Land Skeeters hosted its third annual Strike Out Autism game at Constellation Field. Hope For Three Autism Advocates, a Fort Bend-based non-profit, raised approximately $55,000 through sponsorships, a raffle and a post-game jersey auction. Skeeters players wore specially-designed jerseys for the game, which were auctioned to fans afterwards. In three seasons, Hope for […]



By Adrian Martin For The Star Elkins High baseball boasts an extensive list of successful baseball players. Catcher Jason Sellers is yet Elkins product that will be headed to play in the collegiate ranks. The University of Texas at San Antonio signee has experienced two first round exits and a second round exit from the […]

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital rolls out red carpet for leading physicians


At its ninth annual Doctor’s Day awards ceremony, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital literally rolled out the red carpet for their physicians, including seven leading physicians nominated and voted on by more than 1,000 hospital employees. In honor of Doctor’s Day, hospital employees had the opportunity to participate in a “Thank a Doctor” campaign. They […]

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