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Fort Bend DA: Grievances will be “answered vigorously”

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com The Fort Bend Commissioners Court voted to hire outside counsel to defend Fort Bend County District Attorney John Healey and attorneys in his office on State Bar of Texas grievances that were filed against them this year. “Counsel will be vigorously answering them,” Healey said. “I expect we will be vindicated, […]

FBISD Board of Trustees acquire land for schools

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On Oct. 13, the Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees met during a Special Called Meeting and unanimously approved the exchange and purchase of four parcels of land to be used for future FBISD schools and facilities. The four parcels are located in two general areas including the Harvest Green Development near Travis High School […]

DISTRICT 26 – Rick Miller (Republican), Amber Paaso (Democrat)

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What is your proudest accomplishment in politics? RM: My proudest moment in my political career and service as State Representative District 26 was the passing of my bill and signing into law by Governor Perry of the “Honor and Remember Flag.” It is an honor to present this flag on behalf of a grateful Nation […]

Civil Servant of the Week: Renee Chaffin

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By Christina Martinez Christina@theleadernews.com For 28 years, Renee Chaffin has worked for Fort Bend County. Fort Bend County Sheriff  Troy Nehls is Chaffin’s fourth sheriff to work for, but before working for Nehls, Chaffin started here career in the records department. After working a couple of years in records, Chaffin moved to bonding and after […]

One-Track Mind

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THE COACH — As the train knifes through the night like a silver snake, there are sounds of a struggle, a scream, a shot. Could it be the end of the countess who’s to deliver the microfilm? The famous diamond smuggler, Jan van der Karat, in a million-dollar gem deal gone wrong? Maybe the drug […]

Common sense, not federal regulations, are necessary when it comes to nutrition

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Carey Snyder wants his grandson to have a positive high school experience – both in the classroom and beyond. He donates his time to assist with the Clements High Junior ROTC, so students have the opportunity to travel to competitions, and to participate in events. JROTC is an important program that teaches students about discipline, […]

Missouri City predicts small profit for Quail Valley Golf Course in FY2015

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Missouri City’s acquisition of the Quail Valley Golf Course was one of the biggest developments in the city’s 58-year-history, and one of Mayor Allen Owen’s proudest accomplishments in two decades in office. “We put that idea on the ballot for the citizens to vote on, and it passed by the largest […]

Fort Bend residents plan Kendleton Historical Museum

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Larry Callies, a rodeo cowboy and former country singer who lives in the small Fort Bend County town of Beasley, is hoping to have several cowboy-related items in a Kendleton museum by 2016. Kendleton is a small Fort Bend town near the Wharton County line on U.S. Hwy. 59. Most of […]

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 […]

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