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Grand jury process scrutinized at community meeting

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com In recent weeks, grand juries have stepped into the discussion of American politics, and the conversation about grand jury reform in several communities, including Fort Bend County have begun. The recent tragedies of Michael Brown and Eric Garner have sparked interest in the matter as grand juries in Ferguson, Mo. and […]

High-flying Legends bring their game to Sugar Land

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com An uptempo pace and a red, white and blue basketball evoke memories of the original American Basketball Association (ABA), which saw legends such as Julius Erving and George Gervin star between 1967 and 1976. The original ABA ended 38 years ago when some of its teams merged into the NBA, but […]

Civil Servant of the Week: Judy Rodgers

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What was it like to watch Missouri City grow like it did over the past 38 years? “Working in Building Permits for 19 years, I really had the chance to see Missouri City grow. Cartwright Road was two lanes with ditches. The Police Department and City Hall shared a small building at 310 Orchard St.  […]

Rep. Reynolds writes “Body Camera” Bill

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com District 27 State Rep. Ron Reynolds (D-Missouri City) announced that he’d just filed House Bill 474 during a community discussion about “Getting Criminal Justice Right” on Dec. 9 at Marshall High. HB 474 would require law enforcement officers to wear body cameras on duty, so interactions with the public will be […]

Fort Bend EDC discusses proposed legislation

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Fort Bend County Judge Bob Hebert and county commissioners Andy Meyers and James Patterson discussed some of the legislation proposed for the 84th session of the Texas Legislature during the Fort Bend Legislative Conference last week in Austin. State Rep. Rick Miller (R-Sugar Land) is proposing that all of the toll roads in the state […]

COMMENTARY: Listening is the first step in reconciliation…

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Listening is a lost skill in our contemporary society. We have all of the technology and gadgets, but somehow the relatively simple skill of listening has largely gone away. We often hear what other people are saying, but do we actually take the time to contemplate and absorb it? That’s what made the Dec. 9 […]

State Legislature considers de-criminalizing truancy

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Today’s story is Part I in a two part series about Truancy in Fort Bend County By Karen Daniels For The Star When the 84th Legislative Session begins on Jan 13, a bill filed by Texas State Senator John Whitmire (D-Houston) will attempt to decriminalize truancy. In Texas, when a student misses 10 […]

Memorial Hermann, MD Anderson deliver new integrated breast screening and diagnostic program to Sugar Land

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Memorial Hermann and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have launched operations under their recently formed partnership to offer high-quality, specialized breast screening and diagnostic services in Sugar Land. MD Anderson Breast Care with Memorial Hermann, the joint program announced in August, provides patients in Sugar Land with more convenient access to MD […]

Civil Servant of the Week: Meadows Place Chief Gary Stewart

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By Karen Daniels For the Star Chief Gary Stewart of the City of Meadows Place Police Department has recently been elected as the 2015 President of the Houston Area Police Chief’s Association (HAPCA). This organization promotes training, education, and cooperation among law enforcement within seven area counties. Police chiefs, sheriff’s, task forces from colleges and […]

Fort Bend deputies placed on paid leave for boat repossession

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Fort Bend Sheriff’s Office deputies Gregory Goode and Marcelo Garcia are on paid administrative leave, pending a Chambers County investigation into a questionable boat re-possession last week. Efforts to reach the Chambers County Sheriff’s Office were unsuccessful. Goode and Garcia traveled to Beach City – about 60 miles east of the […]

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