Teen cancer patient draws strength from creativity

By Theresa D. McClellan For the Fort Bend Star In August, Michelle Collins joins the freshman class of the University of Texas in Austin. It wasn’t always clear that the 18-year-old would reach that dream. When she was 13, after a doctor visit to determine why the competitive dancer was always exhausted, she received devastating […]

Hope For Three leads autism advocacy in the Fort Bend area

By Edwin Vega For the Fort Bend Star Inspired by the hardships of a hard working mother and father of identical triplets all diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), Hope For Three, a local non-profit and advocacy organization in Fort Bend County, provides assistance to families with children diagnosed with autism. Hope and Eric Montgomery […]

Bruce Hicks selected to umpire Little League World Series

By Bill McCaughey For the Fort Bend Star Last Christmas, Bruce Hicks casually opened a letter from Little League International, an organization Hicks has been actively involved in for over 22 years. “As I read the letter, I just started yelling and jumping up and down,” Hicks said. “My wife, Jan, and my daughter, Lexi, […]

Sugar Land urges residents to prepare for hurricane season

Hurricane season is here, and the city encourages residents to take precautionary measures to be prepared, informed and safe. The six-month season began on June 1 and is typically more intense during August and September. With Sugar Land only 50 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, storms could potentially affect the Sugar Land community. Hurricanes […]

Haralson leading Memorial Hermann hospitals through rapid growth and improvement

Facility expansion, Baldrige Award among his accomplishments By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com Greg Haralson will be the first to deflect credit to those around him, but there is no denying the accomplishments Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital has had in the five years under his leadership as the chief executive officer. Everything from a massive expansion […]

Sugar Land woman is astronaut candidate

O’Hara graduated from Clements in 2001 By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com For a week and a half Loral O’Hara had to keep the biggest secret of her life. She couldn’t tell her parents, sister, friends, works associates or anybody until last Wednesday when Vice President Mike Pence flew to Houston to introduce the 34-year-old Sugar Land […]

NASA, other agencies, eye missions to moon and Mars

By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com It has been 45 years since men last journeyed to the moon but recent announcements by different space agencies indicate that humans may soon again occupy – or at least orbit – the celestial orb. Sugar Land’s own Loral O’Hara, who was announced last week as one of 12 members of […]

Apollo astronaut supports returning to the moon

Al Worden circled the moon 74 times in 1971 By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com It has been 45 years since men last went to the moon but that is about the change. NASA and SpaceX, a private space company, have announced plans to start sending humans back to lunar orbit and possibly to the surface within […]

Gov. Abbott announces legislative special session

By Edwin Vega For the Fort Bend Star Gov. Greg Abbott has announced a blockbuster 20-item legislative special session to start Tuesday, July 18. The session will have Texas lawmakers discussing topics ranging from maternal mortality and school finance to city regulations. First, the Senate will focus primarily on passing the Sunset Bill, a critical […]

McCutcheon wins runoff election for Sugar Land City Council

Carol McCutcheon won the runoff election Saturday, June 10, and will take her seat as the District 4 representative on the Sugar Land City Council. McCutcheon beat Qaisar Q. Imam 1,304 (57.27 percent) to 973 (42.73 percent) to win the seat being vacated by Harish Jajoo. There were 2,286 votes cast in the runoff, which […]

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