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Sugar Land can expect changes if budget’s approved

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By Christina Martinez Christina@theleadernews.com Imagine saving a couple of hours, plus a few bucks in gas money, on that trip to The Woodlands to hear Michael Buble’s  songs or George Lopez’s humor. That could become a reality the proposed Performing Arts Center comes to fruition in 2016. That development is dependant on whether the city […]

Proposed FBISD Bond isn’t specific about Career/Tech

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendnews.com Fort Bend ISD has $59.4 million allocated to Career & Technical improvements – approximately one-sixth of its proposed $484 million bond that will be presented before voters on Nov. 4. The district hasn’t decided whether to construct a new Career & Technical facility or to boost current facilities, but the $59.4 […]

Johnson Development moves forward with Imperial and Harvest Green

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Shay Shafie is a busy guy these days. Shafie, a long term residential development professional and former University of Texas offensive lineman, is the general manager for two Johnson Development projects in Fort Bend County – Imperial and Harvest Green. Both projects are vastly different – some of the 1,200 homes […]

Arming teachers? Let’s find a middle ground solution…

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We all care about children’s safety, so any ideas or solutions to further that goal come from a good place. In a nation where politics can be often become bitter and divisive, it’s important that we acknowledge and evaluate ideas that are presented before us. Missouri City resident/business owner Kris Allfrey was an unsuccessful candidate […]

Civil Servant of the Week: FBSO’s Ron Skarpa

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com If an alligator or snake shows up at a house, yard or public place, law enforcement strongly emphasizes that residents call them rather than dealing with it directly. And if he’s on duty, there’s a good chance that Fort Bend Sheriff’s Office deputy Ron Skarpa will be among the deputies responding […]

Fort Bend County names new Facilities and Planning Director

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James D. Knight has been selected as Fort Bend County’s new Facilities Management and Planning Director, a position that has been filled for over nine years by Donald G. Brady who recently announced his retirement effective at the end of September. Mr. Knight is a twenty-three year resident of Fort Bend County and brings to […]

Clarification

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From the Aug. 20 issue Elementary No. 47 in Riverstone is part of the proposed $484 million bond that will be voted upon Nov. 4, but Fort Bend ISD superintendent Dr. Charles Dupre said that Riverstone will be built regardless of the bond’s outcome.

Fort Bend Brewing Company continues to grow

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By Christina Martinez Christina@theleadernews.com With the craft beer phenomenon growing everyday, Bigger. Bolder. Texas Brewed. – is the spirited anthem Fort Bend Brewing Co. has embodied to take their stance in the beer marvel. Fort Bend Brewery is the first craft brewery in Fort Bend County, located at 13370 South Gessner Road in Missouri City […]

Residents to move into new Sienna Plantation development by late 2015

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com The Sienna Plantation will double in the next five years, with new residents expected to move into a new area of the development late next year. Sienna Plantation currently has 6,800 homes, but Sienna South, which is currently under construction, is expected to add 6,500. The first phase, which is expected […]

Civil Servant of the Week: Sugar Land PD’s Mayra Cardenas

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Mayra Cardenas has worked in law enforcement in Fort Bend County for the past 11 years, first in Meadows Place and Stafford, and now with the Sugar Land Police Department. Cardenas, 35, said she was interested in public safety from a young age to be able to help out people without […]

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