Fort Bend Women’s Center scraps apartment project


By Theresa D. McClellan For the Fort Bend Star Unable to secure utilities for their planned low-income apartment housing near the Long Meadow Farms subdivision, the Fort Bend Women’s Center had to halt the plan and reject the $15 million tax credit it won from the state. Now it’s back to the drawing board for […]

San Diego State rushes past Houston, 34-10

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Houston wide receiver Keith Corbin nearly completes long reception early in the first quarter of the Las Vegas Bowl.

By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star Major Applewhite’s head coaching career started out strong as the Cougars took a 10-0 lead in the first quarter, and led at halftime 10-6. The second half was another story as San Diego scored 28 points to win the 2016 Las Vegas Bowl, 34-10. Ty Cummings kicked […]

@FtBendAthletics: Travis tips Klein, Dawson beats Bush


By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star With three seconds to go and the scored tied at 44, Sage Tolbert established his position in the lane on the weak side, ready for any rebound that may come his way. One did, and Tolbert tipped it in to give Travis a 46-44 win over Klein […]

Shootin’ the Bull

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Houston Texans running back Akeem Hunt (33) fumbles into the end zone Sunday afternoon during the Texans game against division rival Jacksonville Jaguars. The Texans were unable to score from the half-yard line but came away with a safety after holding the Jaguars and receiving a penalty during a punt from the end zone. The […]

Stafford student gets Texans Scholarship

(Photo by Joe Southern)

Stafford High senior Taten Blue was awarded a $5,000 Houston Texans/Reliant Energy Scholarship for Champions last month. He and other recipients were honored by the Texans Sunday before the start of the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Texans Foundation gives grant to Fort Bend Seniors


Tara Kuykendahl, center, of Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels accepts a giant check representing $5,000 from the Houston Texans Foundation prior to Sunday’s game at NRG Stadium. She received the check on behalf of J.C. Carrillo, who was a winner of a Community Quarterback Award.

Fort Bend ISD names four future campuses


During a board meeting on Dec. 12, the FBISD Board of Trustees voted on the names of four future campuses. Elementary School 48 will be named after Donald Leonetti, a long-time supporter of FBISD schools and athletics. Elementary School 49 will take the name of 19th century soldier James C. Neill and Elementary School 50 […]

Stafford Elementary students receive 41 bicycles from Elks Lodge


By Stafford MSD Communications Forty-one Stafford Elementary School fourth graders received a special early Christmas surprise on Thursday morning. Elks Lodge 151, based in Stafford, donated 41 bicycles and helmets to the students, who were surprised to learn of their new modes of transportation during a Christmas celebration ceremony at the school. The Elks Lodge […]

Constellation Field aglow with holiday lights

(Photo by Bill McCaughey) 
The Holiday lights shine at Constellation Field.

By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star Once again Constellation Field is aglow with holiday lights. The ballpark where the Atlantic League Champion Sugar Land Skeeters played just a few months ago is now filled with over 2.5 million holiday lights in over 100 displays. This is the third year that the Skeeters have […]

THE ROGUE ONES: Star Wars costumers enthusiastic for new movie, helping children

(Photo by Joe Southern)
Local members of the 501st Legion, a Star Wars costuming organization, are ready for the release this week of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” Pictured upper left is Tanya Bouchard as Mara Jade. In front is Jason Hardin as a Republic Commando of the Omega Squad. Pictured from the left in the group photo at the Santikos Palladium are Damian Hebert (Stormtrooper), Jeff Hebert (Darth Nihilus), Jason Haddock (Biker Scout), Javan Foerster (Shadow Stormtrooper) and Karl Gehring (Shoretrooper).

By Joe Southern The release of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” this Friday has millions of people excited, but few as excited as those who live, eat and breathe all things from a galaxy far, far away. Members of the 501st Legion – an international Star Wars costuming group – will be out […]

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