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Ribbon cutting pic from left to right (GM Don, Al Green Rep Dawn Lin, Owner/Chef Gary Kwok, City of Stafford Mayor Leonard Scarcella, City of Stafford fire department Captain Doug Ricks).

DEVELOPMENT NOTEBOOK: Texas State Technical College Announces Fort Bend County Campus

Subhrata Barot

Texas State Technical College has unveiled its plans to build a new Fort Bend County campus in Rosenberg. Construction will begin later this year as early as June. The campus will offer students in Fort Bend County an alternative to the traditional four-year degree. The curriculum is designed to provide students with specific skillsets. The […]

Civil Servant of the Week: Emergency Dispatcher Kendra Anderson


Michael Flores came into this world six weeks early and barely weighing three pounds. But he’s alive because a Fort Bend County 911 operator talked his parents through the first few frantic moments of his life, according to our news partner KHOU Channel 11. Emergency operator Kendra Anderson, a Rosenberg resident, answered the Friday evening […]

Resources for league officials & parents

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There are several national resources for leagues, coaches and parents to turn to if they want to learn more about youth sports and sexual abuse. The Centers for Disease Control has a document for leagues that highlights an organizational process for developing and implementing child sexual abuse prevention policies. The report discusses best practices for […]

Letters to the Editor

Quail Valley Middle wins state math competition (from Congratulations to all kids and special thanks to Ms. Nal, Ms. Curtice and Ms. Sherri for their hard work. The kids deserve to take the first place. I have seen how they have prepared for the test. Now it is time to get the first place […]

What Youth Sports Leagues are doing to protect kids in Fort Bend County

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By Subhrata Barot For The Star Youth sports leagues and other youth organizations are designed to keep children away from certain dangers including underage drinking, smoking, gang-related activities and violence. They encourage mentorship and youth are engaged in growing, learning and are considered a safe past time for children. Parents want to have the peace […]

Keep the conversation going strong…

Michael Sudhalter

As a newspaper editor, I love having editions like the April 15 Star where we receive several “Letters to the Editor.” That tells us that you – the reader – are interested in taking the time to read our articles, and to dedicate additional time to either post a comment on our website, Facebook page […]

Fort Bend third grader tours Broadway


By Subhrata Barot For The Star Her big blue eyes, shimmering purple jacket, and vibrant personality foretell the makings of an influential Broadway star. She plays the piano, sings, dances and is an exceptional performer. She can command the attention of an entire room when she enters – and she’s only eight. Local third grader […]

George Foundation honors Wiseman

Dee Koch of the George Foundation, left, honors Katie Wiseman of the ESCAPE Family Resource Center. 
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Congratulations to ESCAPE Family Resource Center’s ( Director of Programs, Katie Wiseman, on her recent graduation from Leadership for Nonprofit Excellence in Fort Bend County.  This eight month program, presented by the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce and The George Foundation, was designed to strengthen and support nonprofit organizations serving the community.  Ms. Wiseman joined […]

Five Stafford MSD candidates running for three seats


The 2015 Stafford MSD elections features one election for a full-term and another to fill the seat of Ed Castillo, who resigned during his term. The candidates will be on hand for an Election Summit on Thursday at Stafford Civic Center, 1415 Constitution. The election will take place on Saturday, May 9 – with early voting […]

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