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Entrepreneurial couple to open children’s Lighthouse Learning Center in Fulshear

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Children’s Lighthouse Learning Centers, widely recognized as the leading values-based, early-education childcare provider in the United States, announced today that it has signed a franchise agreement with local couple Hoang Ngo and Amanda Nguyen, husband and wife, to open the company’s 11th location in the Houston market. Projected to open in the summer of 2015, […]

Stafford Centre celebrates 10 great years in the community

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The Stafford Centre officially opened it’s doors in 2004 and this year marks its anniversary celebrating 10 great years in the community. Since the Centre’s opening, it has welcomed over 3 million people to the facility. The Stafford Centre sits on 42 acres of land and offers 25,000 square feet of ballroom and exhibit halls […]

Sugar Land Imperials become part of the community

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Why would anyone travel from the town of North Pole to Sugar Land months before Christmas? For 20-year-old Alex Tilman, he traveled 3,768 miles one way from the small town of North Pole, Alaska to play forward for the Sugar Land Imperials, a junior hockey team that plays in the NA3HL […]

Commentary: The importance of the FBISD Bond Election

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com When I was a freshman in college, I took a required course in Calculus and learned quickly that if you missed one step, you’d quickly lose two or three more within days. I spent countless hours in the university’s math tutoring center and eventually passed the course, with a ‘B’. The […]

Fort Bend County studies possibility of localized medical examiner office

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By Christina Martinez Christina@theleadernews.com Fort Bend County is listed with a population just over 650,000. Based upon the most recent census, counties with a population of one million or more are required to have a medical examiner office, according to state law. Fort Bend County could potentially reach that million-dollar number in the next few […]

Former NFL player opens Missouri City Snap Fitness

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Working out isn’t a one-size fits all, and Snap Fitness, 7746 Hwy. 6 in Missouri City, knows exactly how to accommodate members with a variety of strength and fitness goals. “We want this gym to be their own personal gym,” said Jordan Black, owner of the Missouri City Snap Fitness. “This […]

Pet of the Week 10/15/14

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Meet Mirabelle. In French, Mirabelle means, “of incredible beauty” and this Mirabelle is as beautiful as they come! A 1 year old seal-point Siamese, Mirabelle is the perfect combination of playful and loving. While Mirabelle gets along with other cats, a home that includes dogs or small children might not be ideal. If you’d like […]

Civil Servant of the Week: Arcola Mayor Maryetta Anderson

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Maryetta Anderson could have enjoyed her retirement years and relaxed after 30 years of working as a customer service representative. But she decided that she wanted to help her 1,639 fellow residents in the city of Arcola. She ran for mayor in 2008, served two terms and was elected to a […]

The best and brightest from Sugar Land to Houston

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By Christina Martinez christina@theleadernews.com If you look at the City of Houston directory, two names might draw familiarity – Patrick Walsh, formerly the Director of Transportation and Long-Range Planning and Dale Rudick, formerly the City Engineer and Director of Intergovernmental Relations. Both worked side-by-side while with the City of Sugar Land and, now, both have […]

Drees Custom Homes Enters Houston Market

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Builder brings in new Division President to oversee growth Drees Custom Homes announced today that the company is entering the Houston market by building in three existing Houston communities. These communities include Woodtrace, where Drees’ first Houston model home is now underway; the new East Village of Harper’s Preserve, which features premium home sites; and […]

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