Front row seat to history

U.S. Rep Pete Olson, R-Texas, shared photos he took Friday during the inauguration of President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. Pence is shown at left leaving the ceremony. Trump is pictured at right arriving for the ceremony.

Public safety and services remain top priority to annexed areas

By S. Barot For The Fort Bend Star Public safety and public security after annexation were the main topic of discussion during the New Territory Residential Community Association’s (NTRCA) annual meeting. Sugar Land Mayor Joe Zimmerman and other city council members and county officials attended the meeting as part of a public outreach exercise. The […]

A picture perfect city

Mayor, city manager deliver glowing report for Sugar Land By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com It was Sugar Land’s time to shine on its own big stage. Mayor Joe Zimmerman and City Manager Allen Bogard gave the annual State of the City address Thursday, this time from the stage of the new Smart Financial Centre. The venue […]

Last man on the moon laid to rest, nearly forgotten by history

Between the time of this writing and its publication, America will lay to rest one of the 12 men who have walked on the moon. Gene Cernan was the 11th person to set foot on the moon and the last one to leave a footprint there. He died Jan. 16 at the age of 82. […]

Sean Burnett files to run against Jajoo on Sugar Land City Council

Sean Burnett a 17-year resident of Sugar Land and business owner has officially announced his intent to run for the City of Sugar Land Council Member District 4 in the May 6 election. “I believe our city is among the greatest in the country and I want to do my part to ensure Sugar Land […]

Jerry Seinfeld opens Smart Financial Centre

By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com Although the attention over the weekend was on the grand opening of the Smart financial Centre at Sugar Land, the entertainment on stage was still much ado about nothing. The $84 million arts and entertainment venue opened Saturday night with two performances by comedian Jerry Seinfeld, whose self-titled TV program in […]

Reynolds files bills about racism, police killings, minimum wage, small businesses

House Minority Whip, Rep. Ron Reynolds, wasted no time taking action when the 85th Legislature convened earlier this month. The Democrat from Missouri City released five press releases recently outlining action he has taken on issues of the minimum wage, racism, officer-involved deaths, the economy and minority representation. They are as follows: Statement after filing […]

Actors should keep politics out of award shows

I didn’t watch the Golden Globes when they were on television a couple weeks ago. I didn’t even know they were on. Not that it matters; I wouldn’t have watched anyway. I did hear about it, though. Social media was on fire with reports about how Meryl Streep went on a political rant against President-elect […]

Incumbents file for city council, school board

Complied by Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com Several incumbents have field for re-election to the Sugar Land City Council and the Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees. The election will be held May 6. Sugar Land Councilman Steve Porter announced his re-election bid last week. Since then, a flood of announcements have been made by incumbents of […]

Sugar Land to address 2016 accomplishments, vision for the future

Sugar Land will partner with the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce to present a State of the City Address focusing on the City’s 2016 accomplishments. This is the ninth year that the City has presented an annual summary of activities to citizens. The community is invited to attend the program to be held Jan. 19 […]

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