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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 […]

Locals compete in NCAA Tournament

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com The 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Champions could have a Fort Bend connection. Travis High graduates Andrew and Aaron Harrison have helped lead top-ranked Kentucky to a 36-0 record. The Wildcats are aiming to become the first college basketball team to go undefeated since the 1976 Indiana Hoosiers. The top-seeded Wildcats will […]

Rising costs affects some Sugar Land’s construction projects

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By Subhrata Barot FOR THE STAR The Sugar Land City Council voted on March 17 to amend the Fiscal Year 2015 budget after city officials expressed concern regarding budget shortfalls on area projects. The vote to amend the budget came after a February “budget workshop” at a council meeting. A rise in construction cost was […]

COMMENTARY: If – not when – is the key to municipal election participation

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Fort Bend County Republican Chairman Mike Gibson and Fort Bend County Democratic Chairman Don Bankston rarely agree on anything. But both men – for different reasons – believe municipal and school board elections should be moved from May to November. Gibson’s line of reasoning comes from a cost-saving standpoint, while Bankston thinks it would increase […]

DEVELOPMENT NOTEBOOK: New afterschool care center under construction in Riverstone

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By Subhrata Barot For The Star Phoenix-headquartered Children’s Learning Adventure™ Childcare Centers is coming to the Riverstone area in Missouri City. It offers infant, preschool and afterschool programs for children. The after-school center is currently under construction on Highway 6 near LA Fitness by Riverstone Blvd. Their website states: Lifetime Adventures’™ curriculum is based on […]

Civil Servant of the Week: Rosenberg PD’s Daryl Segura

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Rosenberg Police Officer Daryl Segura and his twin brother, Danny, both grew up aspiring to work in law enforcement. Now, both twins work in their chosen field, within the educational system – Daryl’s a School Resource Officer in Lamar CISD, and Danny is an officer with Fort Bend ISD. “It’s great […]

Community Health Center funding at risk

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Community health centers such as AccessHealth represent the largest statewide primary care provider network in Texas.  Health centers in Texas serve over one million patients per year, with over 4 million patient visits annually.  There are over 350 service delivery sites located over 118 counties across Texas. CHCs are charged with increasing medical access by […]

Sheriff Nehls to face former Deputy Cempa in ’16 Republican Primary

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com The 2016 Fort Bend Sheriff Republican Primary places the incumbent, Sheriff Troy Nehls, against former Fort Bend Sheriff’s deputy Frank Cempa Sr., who resigned from FBSO in 2013. The primary, which could still yield more candidates, will take place next March. The Fort Bend Republican Party, as standard practice, won’t endorse […]

COMMENTARY: Four playoff teams is a good fit for prep sports

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If you’re around Texas prep sports long enough, you’ll eventually hear someone talk about the good ole days when only two teams per district qualified for the University Interscholastic League (UIL) playoffs. Currently, the standard number of qualifiers per district is four. The sentimental sports fans among us say that four teams per district waters […]

Local charity raises money with 5k pet / owner walk

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Walking or running in the park with your dog is an American pastime, and competing in 5-kilometer races has been a popular, growing activity among athletes, individuals and families. Some Fort Bend residents decided to combine the two, with the inaugural Bark In The Park 5K Fun Run and Walk last […]

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