There’s much more to church than just Easter and Christmas

It’s that time of year again when the twice-a-year crowd goes to church. Easter is this Sunday. This is Holy Week, the time between Palm Sunday – marking Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem — and his resurrection. The other half of the time the “twicers” go to church they get to learn about the virgin […]

Missouri City Councilman Floyd Emery elected 2017 H-GAC chair elect

The Houston-Galveston Area Council recently announced that Missouri City Councilman Floyd Emery has been elected Board Chair Elect for 2017. He has served as the Missouri City representative on the H-GAC Board of Directors since 2013. Also elected as 2017 H-GAC officers are Brazoria County Commissioner Stacy Adams as Vice Chair and Chambers County Commissioner […]

Crime rate in Sugar Land hits historic low

Sugar Land’s crime rate hit a 20-year low in 2016. The results were included in the Sugar Land Police Department’s 2016 annual report. According to the police department, Sugar Land’s crime rate decreased 1.7 percent from 2015 to 2016. The rate is 45.7 percent lower than the state average and 38.7 percent lower than the […]

Crowded shelter prompts reduced adoption fees

The Sugar Land Animal Shelter is offering a special adoption rate for dogs of $55 through April 30. The normal fee of $105 is being slashed to find forever homes for the 40 dogs currently living at the shelter, a facility designed to accommodate only 24. The fees include vaccinations, spaying/neutering and a microchip with […]

Have honor, decency and integrity suffered death by memes?

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to pay our final respects to honor, decency and integrity in American culture. These moral imperatives have been ill for a long time, reaching a rapid decline during what has become known as the Presidential Campaign of 2016 and finally succumbing with the Trump Inauguration. The candidates and […]

Animal Shelter in Fort Bend overcrowded

Adoptions up because of media involvement, generous donations By Donna Hill For the Fort Bend Star They need homes. Cats. Dogs. Kittens. Puppies. They are overwhelming the staff and volunteers at the Fort Bend Animal Shelter in Rosenberg. The shelter is so overcrowded the staff brought caged animals into the offices and hallways. At a […]

Austin-based economist predicts slow growth for local economy

Mayor warns Missouri City of tax increase By S. Barot For the Fort Bend Star Missouri City officials and staff hosted a public symposium on March 27 to discuss projects for next year and to have citizens provide input to the City’s comprehensive plan and budget. Among the speakers were Mayor Allen Owen and Jon […]

Judge Bielstein passes away

By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com Fort Bend County Court-at-Law No. 4 Judge R. H. “Sandy” Bielstein passed away Sunday at his home in Rosenberg. The cause of death was not released by press time. Bielstein was first elected in 2000 and in 2001 became the first judge to sit on the County Court at Law No. […]

Senate approves modified school choice bill

By Richard Lee For the Fort Bend Star The Texas Senate on Thursday passed a narrowed version of the bill intended to let some families use public funds to pay for private school tuition. The version that passed out of the Senate Education Committee would’ve allowed any family to access the program to receive a […]

Fort Bend Recovers granted $3 million for flood relief

George Foundation, Henderson-Wessendorff Foundation commit to recovery process In response to the unprecedented needs in Fort Bend County following the May 2016 flooding of the Brazos River, United Way of Greater Houston has been awarded a $1.3 million grant in 2017 and up to $1.8 million in 2018 by The George Foundation and The Henderson-Wessendorff […]

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