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COMMENTARY: The Chaos of Armed Students

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By Zaghum Khalil I am a freshman at William B. Travis High School in Fort Bend Independent School District and last November, a handgun was brought to my school by a student. The student was caught and arrested, but the incident has made me quite frightened of what could have happened. It also makes me […]

Bush High football coach remembers Super Bowl title

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, who helped the Broncos defeated Houston in a preseason game last summer, will play in his fourth Super Bowl on Sunday in Santa Clara, Calif. Manning is 1-2 through his first three Super Bowls.    (Photo by Michael Sudhalter)

By Michael Sudhalter Bush High head football coach Allen Aldridge makes it a point to wear his Super Bowl ring to school during the week leading up to the Super Bowl. “The students love it, but I’m still regular Coach Aldridge right now,” Aldridge said. “That was the past, but it’s a chance to […]

UIL Re-Alignment restores some FBISD rivalries

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By Michael Sudhalter Hightower and Ridge Point high schools – the two most successful Fort Bend ISD football programs in recent seasons – began the Battle of the Fort Bend Tollway in 2014. The rivalry started as a non-district game, with the 6A Hurricanes and 5A Panthers splitting the first two installments. Starting this […]

Longtime MC Council Member Wyatt to face newcomer Davis in At-Large election


By Michael Sudhalter Missouri City At-Large Council Member Position 1 Jerry Wyatt doesn’t think his opponent, Pernell Davis, has what it takes to run for city council. “He doesn’t own any property and (therefore) pays no taxes on it, and he wants to run the citizens’ money,” Wyatt said. “He has no skin in […]

Letters to the Editor 02/03/16

Stafford State of the City Response Stafford is a great city with great people who care about their neighbors, their neighborhoods, and the community.  As a resident, I was concerned about the tone of the address given.   The success of our city is dependent in large part on the effectiveness of its city leaders. […]

COMMENTARY: Scarcella’s temper tantrum divides Stafford

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Stafford Mayor Leonard Scarcella delivered the annual State of the City Address last Wednesday, and it could be described in one word – divisive. I have consistently welcomed Scarcella’s candor and his tendency to speak his mind. In a world of PR handlers who measure and polish every word, interviewing Scarcella – Stafford’s Mayor since […]

Political newcomers square off for Sugar Land At-Large Seat No. 2


By S. Barot For The Star The Sugar Land elections are quickly approaching and additional candidates are entering the May 7 At-Large 2 position race, to vie for the citizens’ support. Mayoral candidate Joe Zimmerman currently occupies the seat. Mary Joyce, 55, who has over two decades worth of experience in finance contract negotiations and […]

Kempner High’s Ward fulfills pledge to SMU today


By Michael Sudhalter By the time you read this article, Jordan Ward will have signed his official letter of intent to play football at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. The Kempner High linebacker is one of dozens of Fort Bend ISD senior student-athletes who made their college destination official, along with thousands of athletes […]

Missouri City residents expect better service at Glenn Lakes Post Office


By Donna Hill For the Star Missouri City has a population of 67,000, and that doesn’t include the residents of fast-growing neighboring unincorporated areas such as Sienna Plantation and Riverstone. Yet the area only has one United States Post Office with retail service, and it’s located on Texas Parkway. While citizens are pleased with the […]

Civil Servant of the Week: Colony Meadows Elementary Assistant Principal Jackie Boyd


By Michael Sudhalter Sugar Land native Jackie Boyd always knew she wanted to work in the education field. “I love everything about working in education,” Boyd said. “There is no better way to start you morning than by walking down a hallway of smiling children. As a child, I would sit in my bedroom […]

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