Category archives for: Breaking News

Civil Servant of the Week: Brittany Rychlik


By Michael Sudhalter Sugar Land Deputy Court Administrator Brittany Rychlik was surprised to learn that she earned the Texas Court Clerks Association Distinguished Services Award from the Texas Court Clerks Association (TCCA) last month. “I don’t tend to be in the limelight much,” Rychlik said. “I was very honored to be recognized by others. […]

COMMENTARY: Feeders should only be part of the discussion

Michael Sudhalter

This week will be an opportunity to enjoy family, food and perhaps start on that holiday shopping list. Hopefully, everyone can log off “FBISD Concerns” long enough to enjoy some delicious turkey, mashed potatoes and football. But before you can finish those leftovers, the important conversations regarding Fort Bend ISD feeder patterns and boundaries will […]

A new HCC campus could spark Texas Parkway re-development


By Michael Sudhalter Valore Lott has worked for a real estate company on Texas Parkway for 31 years, and she’s seen its boom and subsequent decline. Like many Missouri City residents, she’s optimistic about the future of the area with the possibility of Houston Community College re-locating its Sienna Plantation campus to a 45-acre […]

Holiday Shopping Trends for 2014


By Karen Daniels For The Star There are several strategies available to local families shopping the day after Thanksgiving, otherwise known as Black Friday. Consumer Reports says that 53 percent of Americans don’t plan to shop on Friday and only 7 percent plan to shop on Thanksgiving Day. The main reason? The Internet does not […]

New ownership has big plans for Skeeters


By Michael Sudhalter Bob and Marcie Zlotnik have begun sole ownership of the Sugar Land Skeeters with the enthusiasm of rookies on the first day of Spring Training and the experience of many years in entrepreneurship and business. “We have a huge to-do-list,” Bob said. The Houston couple had owned a third of the […]

Civil Servant of the Week: EMT Paramedic Becky Schuett

EMT Paramedic Becky Schuett

By Karen Daniels For The Star After 23 years of dedicated service, Becky Hays Schuett will retire at the end of the month as a volunteer firefighter where she is a first responder to 911 calls in both Harris and Fort Bend Counties. “I’m going to miss it, but I’m leaving it in very good […]

COMMENTARY: Academies are here to stay, but compromise is necessary

The parents and students showed up at the Fort Bend Annex early and brought signs urging Fort Bend ISD to keep the Academy Programs last Thursday. Others wore T-Shirts with a message requesting the district refrain from leaving high-achieving students behind. Opponents may ask them to look at the big picture, but when it comes […]

FBISD will keep academies, consider new feeder patterns


By Michael Sudhalter Fort Bend ISD’s community dialogue meeting regarding Academies & Career Pathways last Thursday may have been one of the most anticlimactic public gatherings in the history of the county. In a standing-room only crowd, 40 or so parents and students held signs urging the district to keep the Digital Media, Engineering, […]

DEVELOPMENT NOTEBOOK: US90A commuter rail deemed feasible

Star Logo-4C

The Gulf Coast Rail District (GCRD) Board of Directors, which includes Stafford Mayor Leonard Scarcella, determined that commuter rail from Missouri City/Stafford into Houston is feasible. Harris County, the City of Houston, and Fort Bend County created the Gulf Coast Rail District (GCRD) under authority granted by the State of Texas in Section 171 of […]

Missouri City police adapt to city’s growth

Star Logo-4C

By Michael Sudhalter When Missouri City Assistant Police Chief Lance Bothell joined the department as an officer in 1990, the city had a population of 36,176 –a little less than half of its current population of 67,358. He remembers a time when there was just one patrol officer per shift at a time – […]

Search Archive

Search by Date
Search by Category
Search with Google
Log in | Copyright © 2011 by | All rights reserved.