Feedback sought on proposed property tax rate

Sugar Land has public hearings on the proposed 2017 tax rate scheduled on Aug. 22 at 5:30 p.m. and Sept. 5 at 6 p.m. at Sugar Land City Hall, 2700 Town Center Blvd. North. The proposed budget was filed with City Council on July 18, and City Council has since held a series of budget […]

Sugar Land mayor meets with governor to preserve quality of life for residents

Sugar Land Mayor Joe Zimmerman met with Gov. Greg Abbott last week as part of ongoing efforts to ensure the city is able to meet the expectations of its citizens to provide a safe community and quality city services. Throughout the regular and special legislative sessions, Sugar Land’s elected leaders and representatives have testified on […]

Willowridge to begin year at Marshall High

Compiled by Joe Southern The students and staff of Willowridge High School will report to class Tuesday, Aug. 22, at Marshall High School. The two schools will begin the school year under one roof as clean-up and remediation efforts continue to clear Willowridge of mold that coated much of the school over the summer. […]

Houston area to witness first solar eclipse in decades

By Edwin Vega For the Fort Bend Star On Aug. 21, 2017, more than 300 million people in the United States could potentially view a total solar eclipse. A partial eclipse will be visible in every state, however, a total solar eclipse – which is when the moon completely covers the sun – will occur […]

Glen Campbell will always be Gentle on My Mind as the Rhinestone Cowboy

“I’ve been walkin’ these streets so long, singing the same old song.” Those lyrics are the first words to one of my favorite songs. “I know every crack in these dirty sidewalks of Broadway.” I know every crackle and pop in the album I played over and over as a kid. “Rhinestone Cowboy” was a […]

Sugar Land seeks feedback on proposed budget, property tax rate

A public hearing on a proposed $231 million budget for fiscal year 2018 is scheduled for Aug. 15, at 6 p.m., at Sugar Land City Hall, 2700 Town Center Blvd. North. Public hearings on the proposed 2017 tax rate are scheduled at the same location on Aug. 22 at 5:30 p.m. and Sept. 5 at […]

Willowridge students, staff to begin school year at Marshall High

Willowridge High School students and staff members will begin the 2017-18 school year at Marshall High School as cleanup efforts continue at the WHS campus. The school year begins on Aug. 22, and the Fort Bend Independent School District is planning a Community Forum and Celebration on Wednesday, Aug. 16, so that the community can […]

Court dismisses red light camera lawsuit

By Theresa D. McClellan For the Fort Bend Star The 434th District Court of Fort Bend County dismissed his case basically saying you can’t sue the city, but Helwig Van Der Grinten said that doesn’t put a stop to what he calls his pursuit of red light traffic camera justice. “The city has deemed itself […]

Stafford City Council places $62 million school bond on November ballot

The Stafford City Council voted 6-0 last week to place a $62 million Stafford Municipal School District Bond on the Nov. 7 ballot. The council’s decision was based on a recommendation from the citizens of the Stafford MSD Long Range Facilities Planning Committee and the Stafford MSD Board of Trustees. For three hours before the […]

Sheriff brings communities together for diversity training

By Theresa D. McClellan For the Fort Bend Star A Hindu, a Muslim and a Sikh walk into a room. It’s not the start of a joke. This is what happens when you live in Fort Bend County, one of the most diverse counties in the nation, and the sheriff wants his officers to learn […]

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