Impact of Promise Keepers still being felt, or is it?

I wore an old Promise Keepers polo shirt to church a couple weeks ago. That got a friend and me reminiscing about some of our experiences attending the conferences back in the ’90s. They were powerful, moving and deeply spiritual events that changed our lives. Promise Keepers impacted the lives of millions of people, not […]

Reynolds outlines 85th legislative session

State Rep. Ron Reynolds, D-Missouri City, recently recapped his activity in the 85th Legislature, which ended May 29. Although Gov. Greg Abbott has called for a special session that will begin July 18, a lot went on in the five months the Legislature was in regular session. The following is a summary of Reynolds’ report […]

Sugar Land, we have an astronaut!

NASA on Wednesday announced its 2017 astronaut candidate class and included in the class is Loral O’Hara, who was born in Houston and raised in Sugar Land, where her parents Steve and Cindy still reside. O’Hara graduated from Clements High School in 2001. She is a private pilot and certified EMT and wilderness first responder. […]

Fort Bend Education Foundation awards $524,407 in grants to FBISD teachers, schools

At its 2017 Grant Awards ceremony, the Fort Bend Education Foundation presented Fort Bend ISD with a check for $524,407 to fund grant programs to benefit FBISD students and teachers. This year’s amount marks the highest contribution to FBISD in the history of the Fort Bend Education Foundation. Since its inception, the foundation has awarded […]

Road outrage: Waterbrook residents tired of road noise

By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com Residents along Sienna Parkway have been complaining about road noise for years but say Missouri City has turned a deaf ear to them. “The city portrays us as people who bought next to an airport and then complain about the airport noise but that’s not the case at all,” said Waterbrook […]

Local governments need to listen to residents’ complaints about noise

It didn’t take much for the residents of Missouri City’s Waterbrook community to convince me they suffer from noise pollution generated from Sienna Parkway. Their private drive, McKeever Lane, and a row of trees and shrubs is all that separates the four-lane road from their front yards. I met with a group of about a […]

Humanae photography project shines light on skin tone, race

By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com All of her life, Angelica Dass was told she was black. “I’m black but I’m brown,” she said, noting her real skin color. The Brazilian native who now lives with her husband in Spain was in Houston earlier this month to open an exhibit at The Health Museum featuring 250 portraits […]

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital seeks Magnet recognition

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital has applied to the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for the prestigious designation of Magnet. Magnet designation recognizes excellence in nursing services. Patients, family members, staff, and interested parties who would like to provide comments are encouraged to do so. Anyone may send comments via e-mail, and direct mail. All […]

Photography exhibit displays shades of humanity

Angelica Dass has an exhibit on display this summer in Houston at The Health Museum called Humanae: Work in Progress. I had the privilege to interview her earlier this month while the exhibit was being installed. It’s a collection of 250 head and shoulder photographs of people of all different skin tones and races. The […]

New mobile command center to keep Sugar Land safe

Sugar Land City Council recently approved $319,799 for the purchase of a mobile command center. The vehicle’s custom design will meet the needs of public safety response in Sugar Land. Potential uses could include fires, SWAT scenes, major accidents, chemical spills, train derailments and more. Construction of the vehicle is expected to take about 10 […]

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