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COMMENTARY: Encouragement, not punishment, will solve truancy problems

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There are a lot of wonderful things about Texas – economic growth, great universities, a reasonable cost of living and warm weather. The state admirably takes a serious stand against violent crime, which in turn, boosts the safety of its citizens. But even the best states have areas where they need to improve, and Texas […]

Soccer playoffs underway

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The Foster High girls soccer team defeated Bush, 4-3, in a first round UIL 5A playoff game last Thursday.  Seven Fort Bend ISD soccer teams competed in the UIL playoffs earlier this week. The Clements High boys soccer team, defending 5A state champions, faced Pasadena Dobie, in the second round of its quest to win […]

The Greatest Love of All

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The greatest display of love the world will ever know was shown on the cross at Calvary. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, died for the sins of mankind, paying a debt we never could, and rose again on the third day. Repenting of sin and accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior is the […]

Free library classes boost computer literacy skills

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Sugar Land resident Marisela Pequeno is a sales associate in a local store, but she’d like to gain more experience using computers for work and life, in general. “I have no experience with it – that’s why I’m here,” Pequeno said during a MicroSoft Word class at the Fort Bend County […]

Aquarius Home Services of Missouri City has A+ rating from Better Business Bureau

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Family owned and operated, Aquarius Home Service is very proud of the fact that they have been serving Southwest Houston, Sugar Land and Missouri City’s air conditioning, heating and plumbing needs since 1971.  Missouri City resident and owner, Peter Haselow, credits the company’s longevity to providing quality work at a fair price.  Peter says, “Although […]

Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital recognized for safety record

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The Environmental Services (EVS) team at Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital is celebrating more than two years, 775 days to be exact, of ZERO employee injuries. Crothall Healthcare, the group that supports the EVS team at Memorial Hermann Sugar Land and partners with more than 500 hospitals, says the Memorial Hermann Sugar Land EVS team […]

‘Houston’s Largest Home Tour’ returns to Fort Bend County in April

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The Johnson Development Corp. is opening hundreds of doors citywide this April for “Houston’s Largest Home Tour,” including homes in three of Fort Bend County’s premier developments, Imperial, Riverstone and Sienna Plantation. Nearly 500 homes — including more than 100 models showcasing the latest decorator trends — will be open weekends in April in 10 […]

Non-profit encourages Fort Bend residents to help “Angel Gowns”

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Stillborn cases, infant mortality and miscarriages are very difficult topics to think about or discuss. Diane Dionne knows that as much anybody. Two of the Katy grandmother’s grandchildren faced that fate. “We had to plan a funeral during what should have been a joyous time,” Dionne said. “It was the first […]

Sienna Plantation announces top-producing realtors for 2014

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The team of Linda and Todd Riddle of ReMax Fine Properties has been named Sienna Plantation’s top-producing Realtor for 2014, the twelfth time the husband-and-wife team has earned the top-selling spot. Shijimon Jacob of Everest Realty finished second among the Fort Bend master-planned community’s other top-producing Realtors for the year. “We’re seeing a lot of […]

CIVIL SERVANT OF THE WEEK: FBSO Reserve Chief Ozzie Bayazitoglu

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Ozzie Bayazitoglu may be the closest thing that Fort Bend County has to a Clark Kent/Superman connection. By day, the Rosenberg area resident works in a large Houston office as the Associate General Counsel with AIG Investments, focusing on areas such as derivatives transactions, money-market instruments and more. But for approximately […]

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