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Fort Bend resident shares her breast cancer survival story

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Sheri Scribe is living proof that early detection saves lives. The New Territory resident went for her annual mammogram in September 2011, and she had to return for more tests. She was diagnosed with Stage 2B Breast Cancer, and initially, she was shocked and scared. “I didn’t know what to expect,” […]

Voters will determine road funding, courts will decide education finance

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com The future funding of roads and schools in Texas hangs in the balance, but they will be decided in different ways. Texas voters will get the opportunity to choose whether they’d like to pass Proposition 1, which will allow revenue from the oil & natural gas production tax to be transferred […]

Red Mango Athlete Spotlight: Ridge Point’s Remus Bulmer

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Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com By the time the clock ran out and the Ridge Point High football team had earned a 13-0 victory over Marshall, Panthers senior Remus Bulmer had lost track of how many times he’d carried the ball. “I was thinking I had about 30,” Bulmer said. In fact, the 5-foot-6, 170-pound running back […]

Inspiration Stage “Bops to the Top” with High School Musical

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National award-winning Inspiration Stage of Sugar Land presents High School Musical, October 3-5 at the historic Sugar Land Auditorium. Come watch this fabulous cast of local teens “Bop to the Top” in Disney’s High School Musical on Stage. Performances are Oct. 3 (7:30 p.m.). Oct. 4 at 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 5 at […]

Sister of Missouri City cancer patient awarded for creative work

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By Christina Martinez Christina@theleadernews.com Two Christmas’ ago, Bridie Dybala’s brother Dominic was diagnosed with Leukemia. The family sold their house in May and the Dybala family stayed with mostly family in Missouri City while Dominic received treatment at Children’s Cancer and Hematology Center in Houston. One specific day, Bridie went with her mom to her […]

Pecan Grove resident, MUD close to resolving dispute

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com A Pecan Grove man was prepared to take the neighborhood’s Municipal Utility District (MUD) to court over its request to purchase an easement that butts up against his home. But it now appears as if Jeffrey Hale and the Pecan Grove MUD will resolve the issue without ever setting foot in […]

The Starspotter 09/24/14

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Stafford grassroots to do it again No one can argue about how so many people living and working in Fort Bend can be said to be caring and giving.  That’s one of the distinctive characters of the communities out here. In Stafford, for example, a core group of community leaders recently met in an effort […]

Red Mango Athlete Spotlight: Dulles High’s Alex Merchant

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Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Dulles High senior linebacker Alex Merchant is a two-sport athlete who knows what it’s like to achieve success on the field. Merchant, 17, was a sophomore on the Vikings’ 2012 team that reached the second round of the UIL Class 5A playoffs and a backup outfielder on the 2013 DHS baseball team […]

Sugar Land Eagle Scout completes project

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We often hear the term “Oh, he’s such a Boy Scout,” meaning he’s a good guy or “too good,” yet in today’s world of loosened values clouded with the threat of terrorism, can anyone be too good?  Sugar Land high school Junior John Clayton, who just completed his Eagle Scout project, has “good” company in this […]

Smith to bring himself & Dibbles Jr. to Fort Bend County Fair

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Granger Smith built his career as a popular country music in Texas as a poignant, thoughtful singer-songwriter. His alter-ego, Earl Dibbles Jr., is a wild country boy who has a penchant for firing up an audience. Together, they work well-together, and their act will come to the Fort Bend Fair in […]

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