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CIVIL SERVANT OF THE WEEK: Travis High principal Julie Diaz


By Subhrata Barot For The Star There’s a new boss in town at Travis High School. Fort Bend ISD recently named Julie Diaz as the new principal of the high school. She currently serves as the principal of FBISD’s Fort Settlement Middle School after serving as principal of Commonwealth Elementary for seven years. “I’m very […]

Classic Chevrolet of Sugar Land’s Chili Cookoff raises money for Sugar Land police


By Michael Sudhalter Classic Chevrolet of Sugar Land has a tradition of helping out the community. They wanted to do something that would accomplish that goal, and create a fun, festive atmosphere for local residents. “We just wanted to do something to give back to the community,” said Mark Kolon, General Sales Manager and […]

Uncertainty of immigration reform affects Fort Bend County


By Subhrata Barot For The Star The current uncertainty regarding Immigrarion Reform is a hotly debated topic in Fort Bend County. Although State of Texas attorneys are leading the 26-state coalition, Sugar Land-based immigration attorney Rehan Alimohammad, a Sugar Land-based attorney at Alimohammad & Zafar, PLLC., is leaning toward the federal government providing immigration relief. […]



Ribbon cutting pic from left to right (GM Don, Al Green Rep Dawn Lin, Owner/Chef Gary Kwok, City of Stafford Mayor Leonard Scarcella, City of Stafford fire department Captain Doug Ricks).

Civil Servant of the Week: Emergency Dispatcher Kendra Anderson


Michael Flores came into this world six weeks early and barely weighing three pounds. But he’s alive because a Fort Bend County 911 operator talked his parents through the first few frantic moments of his life, according to our news partner KHOU Channel 11. Emergency operator Kendra Anderson, a Rosenberg resident, answered the Friday evening […]

ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT: Ridge Point High’s Deante Ford


By Adrian Martin For The Star Ridge Point High athlete Deante Ford attacks the game of football and track with the same approach. Speed. He’s excellent at  using it to extend and close gaps for Ridge Point’s 4×200 and 4×400 relays. His team won the boys 23-5A district track meet last week. Now they’re headed […]

Autism Advocates readying for the Big Game!


On April 26, Constellation Field will be immersed in purple and gold as hundreds of autism advocates gather for the Third Annual Strike Out Autism Family Fun Day.  Leading the way is Presenting Sponsor and Three Time MVP, Rangeland Energy.  Serving as hosts and excitingly cheering on the autism community are Hope For Three, and […]

Former Fort Bend prep stars glad to be playing for Skeeters


By Michael Sudhalter Minor league baseball takes players across the map, from Montana to Florida and everywhere in between, but two well-traveled former Fort Bend County prep baseball standouts are glad to be home. Sugar Land Skeeteers left-handed pitchers Cory VanAllen (Clements) and Daniel Meadows (Katy Cinco Ranch) signed professional baseball contracts after playing […]

Skeeters host free pitch, Hit & Run competition for area youth

Sugar Land pitcher 
Matt Maloney and the 
rest of the Skeeters 
are ready for the 2015 
season to begin.
(Photo by Michael Sudhalter)

Major League Baseball’s Pitch, Hit & Run Competition Comes to Constellation Field for the First Time  The Sugar Land Skeeters are excited to host a free Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run Competition for youth in the Houston area at 9 a.m. Saturday at Constellation Field. Participants are encouraged to complete all required registration […]

Love and Baseball: Skeeters player meets fiancee in Sugar Land


By Michael Sudhalter Travis Scott may have played the 2012 season with the York (Pa.) Revolution, but he left his heart 1,500 miles to the southwest, in Sugar Land. Scott, now entering his third season as an infielder/catcher for the Sugar Land Skeeters, was on the visiting team when the Skeeters opened Constellation Field […]

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