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Skeeters prove to have staying power in Sugar Land

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com When Chris Jones became general manager of the Sugar Land Skeeters before last season, he made it a point to get the franchise even more involved in the community than it had been the previous two seasons. “I took it as a personal challenge to get involved in the community as […]

Missouri City predicts small profit for Quail Valley Golf Course in FY2015

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Missouri City’s acquisition of the Quail Valley Golf Course was one of the biggest developments in the city’s 58-year-history, and one of Mayor Allen Owen’s proudest accomplishments in two decades in office. “We put that idea on the ballot for the citizens to vote on, and it passed by the largest […]

Fort Bend residents plan Kendleton Historical Museum

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Larry Callies, a rodeo cowboy and former country singer who lives in the small Fort Bend County town of Beasley, is hoping to have several cowboy-related items in a Kendleton museum by 2016. Kendleton is a small Fort Bend town near the Wharton County line on U.S. Hwy. 59. Most of […]

Commentary: Law enforcement and social media: interaction is good, but stay away from politics

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During the 1980s, the Houston Police Department became the first law enforcement agency to start a Community Policing program. Community Policing is now a common practice throughout the world. It’s defined as a strategy of policing that focuses on police building ties and working closely with members of the community. The reasoning is that if […]

National Night Out

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Fairchilds Fire Department captain J. Ernest, left, and his fellow firefighters met with the public during National Night Out on Oct. 7. (Submitted photo)

Red Mango Athlete Spotlight: Stafford’s Josh Uluocha

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Stafford High senior Josh Uluocha has been a key part of the Spartans’ most successful era in school history. Texas State, a Division I member of the Sun Belt Conference, has taken notice, and the 17-year-old defensive lineman gave the Bobcats a verbal commitment last month. Stafford is 5-1, 1-0 entering […]

Sugar Land Imperials become part of the community

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Why would anyone travel from the town of North Pole to Sugar Land months before Christmas? For 20-year-old Alex Tilman, he traveled 3,768 miles one way from the small town of North Pole, Alaska to play forward for the Sugar Land Imperials, a junior hockey team that plays in the NA3HL […]

Commentary: The importance of the FBISD Bond Election

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com When I was a freshman in college, I took a required course in Calculus and learned quickly that if you missed one step, you’d quickly lose two or three more within days. I spent countless hours in the university’s math tutoring center and eventually passed the course, with a ‘B’. The […]

Former NFL player opens Missouri City Snap Fitness

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Working out isn’t a one-size fits all, and Snap Fitness, 7746 Hwy. 6 in Missouri City, knows exactly how to accommodate members with a variety of strength and fitness goals. “We want this gym to be their own personal gym,” said Jordan Black, owner of the Missouri City Snap Fitness. “This […]

Exhibitors at Imperial Farmers Market take different roads to re-invent careers

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While most exhibitors at the Farmers Market at Imperial Sugar Land have been close to farming all their lives, for others the year-round, open-air market has helped re-invent their careers, luring them away from boardrooms, classrooms and even far-away lands. “Visiting with our exhibitors is often one of the best parts of the Farmers Market […]

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