Sugar Land council to consider slashing budget

The Sugar Land City Council will meet Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. to consider recommended reductions of $1.58 million to the fiscal year 2018 budget that will eliminate festivals and two full-time positions among other major cuts. The cuts are needed to address lower than budgeted sales tax and property tax revenues. The city will receive […]

Space Day program looks at past, future of commercial space

By Joe Southern The world marked a significant milestone Oct. 4 that few people seemed to notice. Ken Zurek noticed. The local space historian and industry consultant organized the first Space Day celebration in recognition of 60 years since the first satellite was launched into orbit around the Earth. The small, brief ceremony was […]

Senior Expo a go!

Third annual event is Wednesday at Stafford Centre By Joe Southern Today’s the day! The Third Annual Senior Expo takes place Wednesday morning at the Stafford Centre. The free event takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hundreds of people are expected to attend the expo, which features talks by industry experts about […]

Sugar Land couple witnessed Las Vegas shooting

Sweetlands had just arrived for conference there By Joe Southern Sugar Land residents Brian and Tracey Sweetland found themselves witnesses to one of the greatest atrocities in United States history Oct. 1 as they were staying at the Mandalay Bay resort in Las Vegas when a gunman opened fire on thousands of concert-goers on […]

‘Chicken Soup’ author back with book on managing success

Do you remember Jack Canfield, the author of the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” books? He’s back, and this time he has teamed up with noted entrepreneur, businessman, and business success author Steven L. Blue on a new book called “Mastering the Art of Success” (Celebrity Press). At least the copy I have features Blue […]

Girl raises $3,500 at lemonade stand to help Harvey pets

Contributions can be made at GoFundMe page By Donna Hill For the Fort Bend Star When the rains came, 9-year-old Frannie Joseph and her friends knew animals would need her help. After the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, disaster relief efforts and volunteers were working around the clock rescuing animals from flood zones, reuniting animals with […]

Speakers announced for Senior Expo

By Joe Southern The Third Annual Senior Expo is set for Oct. 11 at the Stafford Centre and the lineup of speakers has been announced. The speakers include: Michael Wilhelm and Sondra Ford of Trusted Senior Specialties, speaking about “Medicaring, Advocating, Creating Solutions.” Barbara Walker-Green of Advanced Wealth and Retirement Planning Concepts, speaking about […]

Integrity, respect lead to a change of loyalties to football teams

Loyalty and respect are character traits very important to me. When it comes to sports teams, I have been steadfastly loyal to the Denver Broncos. They are and have been my favorite team in all of sports. I was born and raised in the Denver metro area and season tickets have been in my family […]

Honoring Harvey responders

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) and Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) hosted a Fort Bend County first responders appreciation ceremony recently in Sugar Land to recognize local departments’ outstanding service both during and after Hurricane Harvey. Cornyn and Olson presented certificates to police and fire departments from throughout Fort Bend County, and recognized the heroic stories […]

TSTC introduces robotics technology degree to Fort Bend County

Robots are a way of the future. They can be found inside manufacturing and distribution centers and state-of-the-art factories and at Texas State Technical College. Students can now enroll in Robotics Technology, one of four new programs being offered at TSTC’s Fort Bend County campus, and learn how to program and operate a fast-growing robotic […]

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