Elkins girls soccer eyes long playoff run

By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star Last year the Elkins Knights girls soccer team lost in the second round of the playoffs. This year their goal is to advance further, and Coach Hank Deslaurier believes they can. “Even though we have a lot of juniors and sophomores, they are very talented and they […]

Inspiration Stage brings home top national awards from the iTheatrics Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta

Sugar Land’s national award-winning community theatre, Inspiration Stage (iStage), has won two more national awards for its trophy case. Under the guiding vision of Artistic Director Mandy Seymore-Sensat and Music Director Sarah Patterson, iStage’s audition-only youth company traveled to iTheatrics’ annual Junior Theater Festival (JTF) 2017 in Atlanta Jan. 13-15. The 37-member group performed its […]

Citizen volunteers needed to provide leadership for water plan

Integrated Water Resource Plan Citizen Task Force applications will be accepted through Feb. 19. The task force will assist with the identification of options related to the supply and demand of water for the city of Sugar Land. “An Integrated Water Resource Plan takes water supply planning beyond the traditional approach of cost-yield analysis and […]

Sean Burnett files to run against Jajoo on Sugar Land City Council

Sean Burnett a 17-year resident of Sugar Land and business owner has officially announced his intent to run for the City of Sugar Land Council Member District 4 in the May 6 election. “I believe our city is among the greatest in the country and I want to do my part to ensure Sugar Land […]

Home improvement experts headline Sugar Land Home & Garden Show

The 7th Annual Sugar Land Home & Garden Show – scheduled for Jan. 28 and 29 at the Stafford Centre, located at 10505 Cash Road in Stafford – will be the scene of professional presentations ranging from outdoor cooking to master gardeners and color consultations to topiary design. “This year we are bringing in Pearl […]


TD, the mascot for the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee, poses with fans in front of an inflatable We Love Houston sign Saturday in Alief as the committee’s Touchdown Tour makes it’s final stop. The traveling show made stops throughout Greater Houston for the last several months providing games and entertainment for fans while getting […]

Jerry Seinfeld opens Smart Financial Centre

By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com Although the attention over the weekend was on the grand opening of the Smart financial Centre at Sugar Land, the entertainment on stage was still much ado about nothing. The $84 million arts and entertainment venue opened Saturday night with two performances by comedian Jerry Seinfeld, whose self-titled TV program in […]

@FtBendAthletics: Travis comes back in OT to beat Hightower, 52-44

By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star With the clock counting down, her team behind by three points, and the carefully designed play from her coach unraveling, Travis’ Miranda Ramsey drifted from her wing position to the top of the key, called for the ball, and smoothly drained a three-pointer at the buzzer to […]


New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is sacked by Houston Texans defenders during the AFC Divisional Playoff game Saturday. Although the top-ranked defense kept the Texans close for most of the game, the Patriots pulled away in the fourth quarter 34-16 to advance to the AFC Championship game next weekend.

Houston Rodeo bringing new, favorite acts to rotating stage

More than half of the star-studded entertainer lineup scheduled to perform at RodeoHouston will take the rotating stage for the first time in 2017. “With a number of RodeoHouston veterans and entertainers who are new to the rotating stage, the March entertainment schedule is set,” said Joel Cowley, president and CEO of the Houston Livestock […]

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