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Fort Bend Homeschool Chargers Football continue to grow program

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com For an expansion team, the Fort Bend Homeschool Chargers have enjoyed a great deal of success in Six-Man Football. The Chargers reached the Texas Christian Athletic League (TCAL) Championship Game the past two seasons and made the TCAL quarterfinals in their inaugural season of 2012. Last month, the Chargers lost to […]

2015 Founders Ball in the making

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Event promotes cultural arts Ladies and Gentlemen, Billy Stritch!  This is what Nancy Porter, active social and civic leader, has been backing on behalf of the Sugar Land Cultural Arts Foundation for its upcoming 2015 Founders Ball set for Jan. 17.  Next month at Safari Texas, this will be a tribute to Billy Stritch’s work. […]

Civil Servant of the Week: Meadows Place Chief Gary Stewart

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By Karen Daniels For the Star Chief Gary Stewart of the City of Meadows Place Police Department has recently been elected as the 2015 President of the Houston Area Police Chief’s Association (HAPCA). This organization promotes training, education, and cooperation among law enforcement within seven area counties. Police chiefs, sheriff’s, task forces from colleges and […]

Sugar Land residents brainstorm the city’s future

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com The variety of future housing options was part of the discussion last Wednesday during a Sugar Land—Land Use Plan Meeting last Wednesday at City Hall. “As the community changes, ‘what do we need so people can live out their lives here’ (is a question we’re hoping to answer),” said Lisa Kocich-Meyer, […]

Athlete Spotlight: Ridge Point’s Amir Smith

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By Adrian Martin For The Star Ridge Point High’s Amir Smith is the beneficiary of great genetics and a killer mindset.  The 6-foot-6 shot-blocking senior was born on September 16, 1997. Two years earlier, his father Joe Smith, was selected first overall in the NBA draft by the Golden State Warriors. After three games, he […]

Texana choir delivers excellent Christmas Show

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Some Fort Bend County residents received an early Christmas treat when they attended the Texana Learning Center’s Christmas Choir Performance last Friday at the Asian American Baptist Church in Missouri City. Texana is a center that assists and enriches the lives of adults with developmental disabilities. ARC of Fort Bend leases […]

Homes For Heroes Comes to Fort Bend County

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Sherri Horn of Coldwell Banker United and Diane Eckols of Hamilton Group Funding stopped by the Rosenberg Police Department to share goodies and information about the Homes for Heroes Program. Started after the events of 9/11, Homes for Heroes is a national program designed to give back to the Heroes who serve our community. HFH […]

Fort Bend deputies placed on paid leave for boat repossession

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Fort Bend Sheriff’s Office deputies Gregory Goode and Marcelo Garcia are on paid administrative leave, pending a Chambers County investigation into a questionable boat re-possession last week. Efforts to reach the Chambers County Sheriff’s Office were unsuccessful. Goode and Garcia traveled to Beach City – about 60 miles east of the […]

Stallions defeat Gators for league title

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This year the Sienna Stallions finished their 10th anniversary season with a bang. The Sienna Stallions comprised of five different levels:  flag, freshman, sophomores, juniors and seniors – ranging in age from 5 – 12 years of age made a splash in the Fort Bend Youth football league by having four of the five levels […]

COMMENTARY: Local boxing writer shows his big heart

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Writing about something and actually doing it are two completely different things. Rosenberg resident Kelsey McCarson discovered that firsthand when he decided to raise money for a 6-year-old boy, Corbin, suffering from Bone Cancer. Corbin lives in McCarson’s hometown of Tyler, and McCarson heard about Corbin’s cancer from family and friends in the East Texas […]

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