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Discipline kids, but don’t hurt them

A few years ago, I heard a song by one of my favorite country music artists, South Carolina native Lee Brice, called “Picture of Me” – an amazing set of lyrics about self–reflection. Early in the song, Brice sings about his upbringing – “Mama made us pick our own switches, so we could feel the […]

Sugar Land’s En-Touch Systems has 1 Gigabit Internet Service

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1 Gigabit Internet in Sugar Land En-Touch Systems, a local telecommunications provider in Sugar Land, has introduced an unbelievably fast Go! 1 Gigabit Internet Service to its’ residential customers in Telfair and in the new community of Imperial! “We want to make the most of our extensive fiber network,” says President J Findley, “and offer […]

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital earns National Accreditation with Commendation from the Commission on Cancer

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The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) has granted Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation to the cancer program at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. To earn CoC accreditation, a cancer program must meet or exceed 34 CoC quality care standards, be evaluated every three years through a survey process, and maintain […]

Opinion split on GPS for district buses

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Fort Bend ISD parent Kristine McKenzie Gentry thinks  the district is taking a step forward by including the addition of GPS systems for district school buses, as part of the proposed Nov. 4 bond. “Have you ever accompanied a class field trip?” Gentry wrote on an FBISD Concerns Facebook page. “Those […]

Heat-related illnesses at football game

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Fifteen students received medical attention for non-life threatening heat-related illness last Saturday during the football game between Bush High and Houston Madison at Mercer Stadium in Sugar Land. According to our news partner, KHOU Channel 11, eight of the students were taken to the hospital by ambulance and two others were taken to hospitals by […]

Former New Yorker reflects upon Sept. 11 tragedy

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By Christina Martinez christina@theleadernews.com This week will mark thirteen years since September 11, 2001. On that day, two airplanes were hijacked and crashed into the World Trade Center in New York City. A Fort Bend resident, Noby Kandarapally, was there in New York that day and says she remembers it like it was yesterday. Kandarapally […]

Parents concerned about school crosswalk

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Sugar Land resident Janie Munoz Sanchez has spent a considerable amount of time trying to get public officials to take notice of a dangerous traffic situation at the intersection of University Blvd. and Elkins Rd, near Fort Settlement Middle School where her son is a sixth grader. The issues related to […]

Get ready for the next ALS Challenge (no ice involved)

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For the past few months, you’ve seen countless social media posts and videos about Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) Ice Bucket Challenge. Individuals have either donated $100 or doused ice water on themselves – or in many cases, both – to bring attention to the fatal motor neuron disease that causes its victims to have limited […]

Creekstone parents concerned about their kids walking to Elkins High

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Three hundred and eighty-parents in the Creekstone Village subdivision – which is located in unincorporated Fort Bend County (near Missouri City) – signed a petition to restore Fort Bend ISD bus service between their homes and Elkins High School. State law requires that students living more than  two miles away from […]

Kempner volleyball eyes playoff trip

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Kempner High senior middle blocker Samantha Buller is the only player on the team with playoff experience. Buller, who finished with 11 kills in a 3-0 sweep against Houston Westside on Aug. 26, was  a freshman on the last Cougars team to reach the playoffs. They lost to Clear Creek, 3-0. […]

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