IES Residential announces opening of Education Center

IES Residential, Inc. celebrated the grand opening of their new Education Center on January 25, 2017 in Stafford, TX. The Education Center will train the next generation of electricians and prepare them with the necessary skills, knowledge and hands-on experience required for a long-term career as an electrician. The facility will hold between 20-30 students […]

Batmobile displayed at funeral museum in tribute to car’s creator

Holy dead-ringer, Batman! It looks like the Batmobile is in a very grave situation! That is to say, a replica of the Batmobile from the 1966 television show is perched as the centerpiece of a display dedicated to its colorful creator, the late George Barris, at the National Museum of Funeral History in Houston. Riddle […]

Precinct 3 Constable gets first woman supervisor

By Theresa D. McClellan For the Fort Bend Star Sgt. Veronica Martin always knew she wanted to be in law enforcement to make sure people would not feel apprehensive talking to police. Now, after 17 years in law enforcement work, including patrol, civil, investigations and mental health training, the Houston native is back with the […]

Sheriff contemplates running for Congress

By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls announced last week that he is considering making a run for Congress next year in the seat held by U.S. Rep. Pete Olson. “I am forming an exploratory committee and seriously considering running for Congress,” Nehls told The Fort Bend Star. He said any formal […]

Police-baiting photographer exposed in war on cops

This is a tale of two monumental failures. On Feb. 15, an unidentified person posing as some kind of photojournalist created a stir in Missouri City as he walked along the sidewalk in front of the police department shooting video of the building, personal cars in the parking lot and the fallen officers memorial in […]

Senate committee considers bills targeting teacher sexual misconduct

By Richard Lee For the Fort Bend Star The Senate Education Committee on Thursday heard two bills aimed at getting teachers who have inappropriate relationships with their students out of the public education system. Houston Sen. Paul Bettencourt presented a bill that would make it harder for a teacher with a history of this behavior […]

Senate committee approves bill ending tuition set-aside mandate

By Richard Lee For the Fort Bend Star The Senate Higher Education Committee voted Wednesday in favor of a bill that would end the practice of requiring colleges to use some tuition revenue to offset the cost of tuition for other students. Called “set-asides”, this program was approved in the wake of tuition deregulation in […]

Historical Commission members sworn into office

On Feb. 21, Fort Bend County Judge Bob Hebert administered the oath of office to the 2017-2018 members of the Historical Commission. The Historical Commission of Fort Bend County works to encourage historical awareness and appreciation within the county. The commission also bears the responsibility of locating and surveying cemeteries, archeological sites and other historical […]

Hospital leaders discuss impacts of Obamacare in Fort Bend County

By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com Leaders of the four largest hospital systems in Fort Bend County discussed various issues and challenges they are facing amid all the turmoil in the nation’s healthcare industry during a State of Healthcare forum held Wednesday at Safari Texas Ranch by the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce. Over the course of […]

Tornado hits Stafford, Missouri City damaged by winds

By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com A brief but fierce storm blew through the region Valentine’s Day morning around 8:45 a.m., including a tornado that caused property damage in Stafford but did not injure anyone. “It went from west to east on the north side of Stafford down Greenbrier,” said Jennifer Taylor, Stafford’s emergency management coordinator. A […]

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