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Meritage homes acquires land in Imperial Sugar Land for 335 home sites


Meritage Homes has purchased 127 acres in Imperial Sugar Land where it will develop 335 home sites in the Fort Bend master-planned community at Highway 6 and Highway 90A. The acquisition represents about a third of the land to be developed in the community, according to Imperial Sugar Land General Manager Shay Shafie.  The new […]

Nominate The Star of the Year


The Fort Bend Star is starting a new tradition this year – The Star of the Year. We’re going to write a story toward the end of December honoring a Fort Bend County resident who has shown extraordinary effort in making Fort Bend County the exceptional place that it is. This person could be a […]

Lake Olympia, Riverstone parents object to proposed feeder patterns


By Michael Sudhalter The $484 million Fort Bend ISD bond passed by a 3-to-1 margin on Nov. 4 as voters voiced their support for new construction and renovations to alleviate overcrowded schools, increase technology, safety and more. But there’s far less consensus on feeder patterns, boundaries and academy programs – all issues that will […]

Athlete Spotlight: Bush High’s Jarra Owens


By Michael Sudhalter Bush High senior outside hitter Jarra Owens played her final volleyball game on Nov. 4. The Broncos lost to George Ranch in a hard-fought 3-0 match in the UIL Class 5A playoffs at Wheeler Fieldhouse. “We fought, but we just needed to fight a little harder,” said the 5-foot-9 senior. Owens, […]

Local family of entrepreneurs gets an early start


By Michael Sudhalter When it comes to getting an early start in the world of entrepreneurship, the Thomas siblings of Missouri City skipped the neighborhood lemonade stand. Chase, 12, Chance, 10, Chasity, 8, and Chandler,7, have set their sights on building their own small businesses. They were inspired by their mother, Ebony Thomas, an […]

Republicans victorious, Democrats hopeful after Fort Bend elections


By Michael Sudhalter Republicans enjoyed an overwhelmingly positive election nationally, state-wide and in the Houston area, but the questions ahead for the 2016 Presidential Election remain in the minds of local political leaders. Republicans swept county offices and didn’t have any contests that were decided by less than 20 percentage points. But Democrats performed […]

Sienna Plantation Sweet 16 and still growing


By Elsa Maxey Now in its 16th year, Sienna Plantation continues to call the attention of many movers and shakers, especially due to its latest development activity.  The TriCity Business Alliance made its way there the other day as members were treated to updates about the latest residential and commercial developments in that part […]

Volleyball success


The Fort Bend Christian volleyball team, left, enjoyed its best season in school history, finishing second in TAPPS 4A. The Eagles lost to Addison Trinity Christian in the state title game last Saturday in Corsicana. The Austin High volleyball team, right, lost to Clear Creek, 3-2, in the Class 6A Regional Quarterfinals on Monday in […]

What does the future hold for the city of Stafford?


By Karen Daniels For The Star When Stafford Mayor Leonard Scarcella took office 45 years ago, gas was $0.35 per gallon and the first Moon landing happened less than two months earlier. Scarcella has been synonymous with Stafford, and has played a key role in the creation of Stafford MSD, the state’s only municipal school […]

Civil Servant of the Week: Lexington Creek teacher Sharlene Hudson


By Michael Sudhalter Lexington Creek Elementary school Art teacher Sharlene Hudson enjoys being able to introduce students to the world of art. “Who doesn’t love Art?,” Hudson said. “I love teaching, and I love getting to know the kids and their families. I teach them for six years, and I cry on the last […]

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