Senate committee hears abortion regulation bills

By Richard Lee For the Fort Bend Star Three bills aiming to restrict certain practices related to abortions came before a Senate panel on Wednesday. Two deal with the disposition of fetal tissue, and one would add new requirements to a controversial procedure. Health and Human Services Committee Chair Charles Schwertner of Georgetown said it’s […]

Equipment and training protect law enforcement from active shooter situations

By S. Barot For the Fort Bend Star Following several national cases of firearm-related attacks on law enforcement, the Sugar Land Police Department (SLPD) invested in active-shooter ballistic vests to thwart officer fatalities. City Council approved the purchase of 52 vests in 2016. At $425 per vest, they will be worn mostly by the patrol […]

Fathers must rise up to the challenge of being a dad

Who are these kids and why are they calling me Dad? There are four of them and I can’t seem to get away. Backing away slowly or making a mad dash, it doesn’t matter. They always seem to find me. Seriously though, being a dad is the greatest thing in the world. I just wish […]

Senators challenge Astrodome plan

By Richard Lee For the Fort Bend Star Houston-area lawmakers held a press conference Tuesday to announce the filing of a bill to require a proposed renovation to the historic Astrodome be put to the voters. In September, Harris County commissioners approved a plan to spend $105 million to renovate the structure, but lawmakers today […]

Haralson to lead Memorial Hermann Southwest and Sugar Land hospitals

Gary Kerr Sr. Vice President and CEO of Memorial Herman Southwest set to retire July 2017 Memorial Hermann has announced Greg Haralson as the new Senior Vice President (SVP) and CEO of Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, in addition to his current role as SVP and CEO of Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. Haralson will succeed […]

Rep. Miller appointed to serve on appropriations, human services committees

Texas House Speaker Joe Straus recently announced that State Rep. Rick Miller (R-Sugar Land) was selected to serve on the House Committee on Appropriations and the House Committee on Human Services. The House Appropriations Committee has 26 members from across the state and it is primarily responsible for working on the state budget. That is […]

Tornado hits Stafford, Missouri City damaged by winds

By Joe Southern A brief but fierce storm blew through the region Valentine’s Day morning around 8:45 a.m., including a tornado that caused property damage in Stafford but did not injure anyone. “It went from west to east on the north side of Stafford down Greenbrier,” said Jennifer Taylor, Stafford’s emergency management coordinator. A command […]

Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management gives storm warning

A line of storms is moving through our area today, as has been widely publicized. This storm could bring isolated rainfall of up to five inches, small hail, brief tornadoes, and damaging winds.   Precautionary/Preparedness Actions: Remove all outdoor items which can be tossed by strong wind gusts and secure them. Be prepared to stay […]

Texas Senate passes emergency items

By Richard Lee For the Fort Bend Star The Senate this week passed two bills dealing with issues designated as emergencies by Gov. Greg Abbott. Bills strengthening ethics rules for elected officials and outlawing sanctuary cities are now on the way to the House for consideration. Both were highlighted by the governor in his State […]

Super Bowl to bring tourists to Sugar Land; city prepares

Sugar Land is preparing for a unique opportunity to showcase the city to an international audience as visitors arrive for Super Bowl weekend. With approximately 400 reservations (which translates to 200 aircraft on the ground) received by GlobalSelect at Sugar Land Regional Airport, visitors from throughout the world will arrive this week at the airport […]

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