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Walker-Friendly Marathon provides First-Ever Age Group Awards for 5K Walking participants


The eighth Annual Memorial Hermann USA Fit Marathon is excited to announce today the addition of Age Group Awards for its Humana Vitality 5K walking participants for the first time. In an effort to continue to provide a walker-friendly race, the Memorial Hermann USA Fit Marathon, which also includes the Fort Bend Kia Half Marathon, […]

American Eyes Optical reaches out to local community oriented


By Michael Sudhalter Dr. Mini John of American Eyes Optical, 2755 Texas Parkway Suite 104 in Missouri City, is proud to run a community-oriented Optometry practice. “We’re trying to be more involved with the community, and we plan on doing more health fairs,” John said. “We see a lot of kids, and we’re working […]

Civil Servant of the week Barrington Place Elementary’s Alicia Young


Are you from Fort Bend originally? “I am from Fort Bend.  I went through all fort bend schools growing up. Townewest elementary,  Sugar Land Middle School and Kempner High School.” How did you decide to become a teacher? Where did you go to college? “I have always enjoyed working with kids.  I was working at […]

Missouri City resident has styled hair for 50 years

Missouri City resident Kathy Coburn has been a hairstylist for more than 50 years. She cuts and styles the hair of nearly 100 clients per week. (Photos by Michael Sudhalter)

By Michael Sudhalter When Kathy Coburn went to the tattoo parlor for her first ink, there was no doubt over her choice. The Missouri City resident asked for a pair of scissors on her ankle, to symbolize 50 years of cutting and styling hair. “I’ll always have a pair of scissors in my hand […]


(Photo by Michael Sudhalter)

Kansas City Chiefs return specialist/running back Knile Davis, a Marshall High graduate, returned the opening kickoff 106 yards for a touchdown in KC’s 30-0 victory over Houston in the AFC Wild Card playoffs last Saturday at NRG Stadium in Houston. Davis and the Chiefs will visit defending Super Bowl Champion New England on Saturday.



How would you like to enjoy a night on the town with your spouse or significant other? The Star will present one lucky couple with a $75 dinner, flowers and delicious cake for Valentine’s Day. Entering is easy. E-mail us your love stories. They don’t have to be long, but we want to hear about […]


(Photo by Michael Sudhalter)

Texas Tech senior running back DeAndre Washington, a Marshall High graduate, finished his collegiate career with a 118-yard all-purpose performance – including seven receptions for 81 yards – in a 56-27 loss to LSU in the Texas Bowl on Dec. 29. An NFL prospect, Washington compiled 2,595 rushing yards and 713 receiving yards over the […]

St. Laurence Catholic school celebrates our Lady of Guadalupe

Photo of SLCS Spanish Culture Club and Spanish Honor Society  who participated in the Celebration along with Fr. Drew, pastor at St. Laurence, Debra Haney, Principal, and SLCS Spanish Teachers.

On Dec. 11, the eve of the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, St. Laurence Catholic School celebrated the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas, with a special school Mass led by Spanish classes. For this special occasion, Mass was celebrated by Father Drew Wood. The SLCS Spanish Culture Club reenacted […]

True to Toro… Sugar Land’s Schneider is Fort Bend’s Biggest Texans Fan


By Michael Sudhalter Before every Houston Texans game, Sugar Land resident Wendy Schneider makes sure that she’s wearing her lucky Texans shirt and holding a JJ Watt doll. “JJ is a beast, and he commands respect,” Schneider said. “Off the field, he’s very much into his charity work and an all-around good guy.” But […]

2016 LOCAL LEADERS TO BE HONORED Smithers and Dupre – accomplished advocates


By Elsa Maxey With the new year off to a great start in prospering Fort Bend, this week the limelight is cast on outstanding community leaders about to be honored with recognition events that come with a deserving toast in celebration of their civic work. If the spotlight’s beams aiming skyward were still being cast […]

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