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Fort Settlement wins National Science Bowl competition

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By Subhrata Barot For The Star Make way for the victors! Fort Settlement Middle School (FSMS) students won the 2015 National Science Bowl® Final Competition in Washington, D.C., which is hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy. The FSMS team defeated the Roberto Clemente Middle School team from Germantown, Md. This year marks the 25th […]

Blood drive strikes a chord for Skeeters GM, family

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SKEETERS BLOOD DRIVE 3-7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27 at Constellation Field Donors receive a voucher for a Skeeters game ticket, a free T-shirt and a raffle entry for the chance to throw out the first pitch at a Skeeters game. By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Throughout the baseball season, there are many events and happenings, […]

Fort Bend Baseball, Softball playoffs

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Ridge Point High senior pitcher Ryan Stanley threw a complete game three-hitter in a 7-1 first round playoff win over Angleton last Saturday. The Panthers will face Port Neches-Groves in the second round of the UIL Class 5A playoffs, Thursday through Saturday at Lee High in Baytown. The RPHS softball team will face Barbers Hill […]

Mental health clinics serve those in crisis situations

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Crisis clinics provide care regardless of insurance Approximately one in five adults in the United States experiences mental illness in a given year. The numbers are the same for American children aged 13 to 18.  High cost and the stigma surrounding mental health are just two of the reasons many won’t seek treatment for mental […]

Ridge Point student encourages FBISD community to Take Steps to fight digestive diseases

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Ridge Point High School sophomore Keegan Lessard has lost count of the number of doctor’s visits, surgeries, injections and other unsuccessful treatments he has endured since he was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease during his eighth-grade year. Still, he refuses to let the debilitating disease defeat him and is sharing his experiences in hopes of helping […]

FBCAD error costs taxpayers an extra $72,000

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com With rising real estate values in Fort Bend County, property taxes are increasing for many local residents. But not by as much as the 145,656 notices that Fort Bend County property owners received last week. The notices were valuations, but not bills. They give property owners a number, which they can […]

Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

Fort Bend County Judge Bob Hebert, left, recognized Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day last Thursday.
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On May 7, Fort Bend County Judge Bob Hebert proclaimed Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day.  Fort Bend County joined more than 1,100 communities across the country in celebrating the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day to highlight the importance of positive mental health from birth. Fort Bend County […]

Commissioner Meyers plans to request legislative study of ETJs

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Fort Bend County Precinct 3 Commissioner W.A. “Andy” Meyers wants ensure a future for unincorporated residents of the county can “control their own destiny.” “People in this area don’t want to be part of Houston – the reason they moved out here is to get out of Houston,” Meyers said. “I’m […]

Heyliger defeats Bailey in Fort Bend ISD

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Two Stafford candidates considering a re-count request By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com There will be a new board member in Fort Bend ISD later this month. Addie Heyliger, a first-time political candidate who works as a Centerpoint project manager from Fresno, defeated first-term incumbent Jenny Bailey, 33.3 percent to 29.1 percent, in the Position 6 election […]

Westpark Springs Hospital delivers innovative & evidence-base treatment in Fort Bend

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By Subhrata Barot For The Star Nestled near Grand Parkway and Bellaire Boulevard, the new 72-bed and four unit Westpark Springs Hospital is designed to be a medical refuge for those who are battling emotional and mental health issues or addiction. The state-of-the-art behavioral and psychiatric care facility is the only one of its kind […]

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