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Proposed development could “transform Stafford”

The Stafford City Council approved Street Level Investment’s application to build a $500 million mixed use development on the Texas Instruments property, which the company is completely leaving by early next year. It’s the largest piece of land on the Southwest Freeway in either direction. Later this month, the Stafford city council and SLI will negotiate incentives on the project, which will ultimately determine if the project will move forward.
(Photos by Michael Sudhalter)

By Michael Sudhalter The absence of property tax is a large benefit for most businesses, but the City of Stafford is going to have to present additional incentives if it wants a $500 million mixed-use project to come to fruition. Stafford city officials have done their due diligence, as evidence by the seven-hour meeting […]

COMMENTARY: Development would put Stafford on the fast track

Michael Sudhalter

If you don’t visit north Fort Bend County often, the City of Stafford is just an exit on the Southwest Freeway or the Sam Houston Tollway. When I first moved to Houston in 2008, I thought All-Pro quarterback Andrew Luck had played prep football in Stafford, only to find out it was Stratford in the […]

Grand jury no bills Fort Bend deputies in Chambers boat case

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By Michael Sudhalter Two Fort Bend Sheriff’s Office deputies have returned to regular duty after a grand jury in Chambers County no-billed them on charges of Official Oppression last week. The deputies had been on paid leave, pending the Chambers County investigation. After the no-bill was announced, Deputy Gregory Goode received a three-day suspension […]

Civil Servant of the Week: Clements High’s Mike Madden


Editor’s Note: This story is the second of three in a series about local efforts to “Never Forget” about the atrocities of the Holocaust, in which six million Jewish people were brutally murdered in Europe. By Michael Sudhalter Mike Madden’s life changed when he took a trip to Israel in the late 1990s. The […]

DEVELOPMENT NOTEBOOK: KIPP Houston charter school coming to Fort Bend County

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By Subhrata Barot For The Star KIPP Houston Public Charter Schools is opening a new location in Fort Bend County. The new school, formally called KIPP Unity Primary, will grow to serve over 1,200 students and is set to open in the Fort Bend area the fall of 2015. KIPP is a national network of […]

Students honored by Fort Bend Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution


Good Citizen Award and American History and Christopher Columbus Essay Contest The Fort Bend Chapter of the D.A.R. honored students Jan 25 at the George Memorial Library. The students who were chosen by their high schools as Good Citizens are Madeline Allen, Ridge Point; Tabitha Coco, Marshall; Ariel Wyatt, Hightower; and Theodora VO, Kempner. Theodora VO […]

Crime rate in Sugar Land hits historic low

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Part 1 crimes in Sugar Land decreased 12.75 percent last year while the City’s five-year trend shows an overall decrease of more than 26 percent.  The results were included in the Sugar Land Police Department’s 2014 Annual Report and placed Sugar Land’s crime rate at a 20-year historic low. Last year, Sugar Land was named […]

Advocating for equality in discipline


It has been more than half a century since Dr. Martin Luther King stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and told the world that he had a dream; a dream that “children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by […]

20 Fort Bend Youth in Philanthropy teens worked on several landscaping projects

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Nearly 20 Fort Bend Youth in Philanthropy teens worked on several landscaping projects in preparation for the grand opening of the new Richmond-Rosenberg Boys & Girls Club last month.  Teens worked with professionals from Harvey Builders and Wesco Landscaping to plant trees and flower beds around a detention pond located near the new Club site. […]

School board criticizes Scarcella’s rhetoric


By Michael Sudhalter Members of Stafford Municipal School District’s board of trustees want to have an ongoing conversation about enrollment for Stafford residents and Limited Open Enrollment (LOE) non-residents. But during Thursday’s joint City Council-School Board meeting, many of the school board members asked Stafford Mayor Leonard Scarcella, Mayor since 1969 and a longtime […]

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