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Stafford hopes to attract a new supermarket

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Stafford hasn’t had a standalone supermarket in its city limits in more than five years. “We’ll continue to try to get a grocery store,” Stafford Mayor Leonard Scarcella said. “If the city’s economy stays healthy, we have a good chance.” The city is working with Catalyst Commercial, a Dallas-based consulting firm, […]

Fort Bend Theatre’s action reaction troupe presents: A Little Princess, Sara Crewe

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Join Sara Crewe in the delightful adaptation of her classic story, A Little Princess, Sara Crewe, presented by Award-winning Fort Bend Theatre, 2815 N. Main Street, May 20-31, Fridays at 8p.m. and Saturdays & Sundays at 3 p.m. This heartwarming story, performed by FBT’s talented Action Reaction Troupe (A.R.T.) ages 8-18, reveals how young Sara, […]

Reynolds passes mental illness bill

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State Rep. Ron Reynolds (D-Missouri City) passed House Bill 2597, which will divert persons that suffer from mental illness from the Fort Bend County Jail and provide much needed assistance to the mentally ill.  HB 2597 will create a Mental Health treatment for incarceration diversion pilot program for Fort Bend County.  “This pilot program will […]

Sugar Land woman says HOA crossed the line

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Last winter, Sugar Land resident Eleanor Burgess put an 18-inch decorative Christian Cross in her front yard garden as a memorial to her 92-year-old mother who passed away in December. Burgess, who lives in the Commonwealth subdivision in Sugar Land, received the cross as a gift from relatives in East Texas […]

COMMENTARY: Don’t cap tuitions, trim college budgets

I have enjoyed several of Matthew McConaughey movies. Heck, I’ve even shelled out $10-15 a couple of times to see one of the well-known Texan’s films in the movie theater or on DVD. And unbeknownst to me until a few days ago, the taxpayers and University of Houston students paid for his $135,000 appearance fee […]

Fort Settlement wins National Science Bowl competition

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By Subhrata Barot For The Star Make way for the victors! Fort Settlement Middle School (FSMS) students won the 2015 National Science Bowl® Final Competition in Washington, D.C., which is hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy. The FSMS team defeated the Roberto Clemente Middle School team from Germantown, Md. This year marks the 25th […]

Blood drive strikes a chord for Skeeters GM, family

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SKEETERS BLOOD DRIVE 3-7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27 at Constellation Field Donors receive a voucher for a Skeeters game ticket, a free T-shirt and a raffle entry for the chance to throw out the first pitch at a Skeeters game. By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Throughout the baseball season, there are many events and happenings, […]

Fort Bend Baseball, Softball playoffs

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Ridge Point High senior pitcher Ryan Stanley threw a complete game three-hitter in a 7-1 first round playoff win over Angleton last Saturday. The Panthers will face Port Neches-Groves in the second round of the UIL Class 5A playoffs, Thursday through Saturday at Lee High in Baytown. The RPHS softball team will face Barbers Hill […]

Mental health clinics serve those in crisis situations

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Crisis clinics provide care regardless of insurance Approximately one in five adults in the United States experiences mental illness in a given year. The numbers are the same for American children aged 13 to 18.  High cost and the stigma surrounding mental health are just two of the reasons many won’t seek treatment for mental […]

Ridge Point student encourages FBISD community to Take Steps to fight digestive diseases

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Ridge Point High School sophomore Keegan Lessard has lost count of the number of doctor’s visits, surgeries, injections and other unsuccessful treatments he has endured since he was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease during his eighth-grade year. Still, he refuses to let the debilitating disease defeat him and is sharing his experiences in hopes of helping […]

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