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Ex-Broncos meet in Austin

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Former Bush High teammates Kelly Oubre, right, and Cameron Ridley, met on the court last Saturday in Austin. Oubre, a freshman finished with eight points and six rebounds in No. 11 Kansas’ 75-62 win over No. 17 Texas at the Erwin Center. Ridley, a junior, finished with eight points, four rebounds and two blocks in […]

Colony Meadows wins math competition

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The Colony Meadows Math Team competed at the Klein Oak TMSCA math contest on Jan. 17  and won the event. In addition to the overall victory , CME students also received the top Overall Best Student Award (Andrew Cai) and many trophies and ribbons for placing in the Top 20 in each category. The individual rankings are: […]

Bushi Ban opens in Sienna Plantation

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Jan. 16 marked the grand opening of Bushi Ban Sienna Plantation at 7746 Highway 6, Suite A, Missouri City. From high powered Black Belts to curious onlookers, crowds of supporters packed the new Bushi Ban Martial Arts and Fitness school location. The new Sienna Plantation school is the ninth Houston-Area Bushi Ban school offering all […]

Taking the Stage…Billy Stritch 13th annual gala’s honoree

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By Elsa Maxey  As promised by SLCAF Executive Director Chad Muska, there were dazzling performances at the 2015 Founders’ Ball, the 13th annual event, presented by Classic Chevrolet and the Sugar Land Cultural Arts Foundation (SLCAF).  Gala Co-chairs, Donna Molho and Bridget Yeung, led an impressive lineup of committees with connections to an equally distinguished […]

Local non-profits keep an eye on Oil Prices

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By Subhrata Barot For The Star Non-profit organizations typically get their funds from government, foundation and corporate grants, so they’re often in better shape when the local economy is strong. Some local Fort Bend charities are keeping a close eye on the $46 per barrel gas prices, and how it may impact their respective budges. […]

Athlete Spotlight: Dulles High’s Cooper Weatherly

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By Adrian Martin For The Star What’s the preparation like for the next level? “I’m just working as hard as I can everyday and proving myself.” What part of your game do you pride yourself on? And why? “My speed for sure. Of course it comes in handy on the base pads, but I’ve always […]

Retired NFL Star hosts 5k to Celebrate Life of Twin Brother & Raise Sickle Cell Awareness

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Fifth Annual Darling Dash to take place Sunday, Feb. 22 As One Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded by retired NFL star and Austin High graduate Devard Darling in memory of the sickle cell-related death of his identical twin brother, Devaughn, will host its 5th Annual Darling Dash 5k on Feb. 23 at Constellation Field in […]

Athlete Spotlight: Elkins’ Nathaniel Cephas

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How many years have you been on the varsity team? “Three seasons.” What is special about this time, aside from its 19-2 record? “We want to win, and we’re sacrificing egos.” How did the team do last season? “We defeated Clear Creek in the first round and lost to eventual state champion North Shore in […]

Strike Out Autism

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Hope of Three Inc., a Stafford-based non-profit, hosted an event last Thursday to prepare for Strike Out Autism at Constellation Field. The group is working together with the Sugar Land Skeeters for a “Strike Out Autism” game where Skeeters players will wear unique game jerseys and auction them after the game to support research and […]

Fort Bend residents benefit from Knowledge-First program

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Missouri City resident Ottressia Williams believes that stepping into the Knowledge-First Empowerment Center, 2651 Cartwright Road in Missouri City, was the best decision of her life. “I can’t thank God enough for bringing me to this school,” Williams said. Williams, a 48-year-old who has three children and eight grandchildren, stopped going […]

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