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Republicans victorious, Democrats hopeful after Fort Bend elections

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Republicans enjoyed an overwhelmingly positive election nationally, state-wide and in the Houston area, but the questions ahead for the 2016 Presidential Election remain in the minds of local political leaders. Republicans swept county offices and didn’t have any contests that were decided by less than 20 percentage points. But Democrats performed […]

COMMENTARY: It’s getting lonely in the middle of the road…

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One of my Facebook friends posted, “I hate politics. It’s official,” on the day after the Nov. 4 mid-term elections. One would assume that this person was a Democrat still reeling from the previous evening’s defeat. I felt compelled to read the comments below, and this individual was frustrated with the negativity and personal attacks, […]

Rep. Olson hopes for bi-partisan spirit in upcoming congress

By Karen Daniels For The Star U.S. Rep. Pete Olson (R-Texas) was elected to a fourth term for House District 22, and he’s already thinking about the upcoming legislative session. Olson, who defeated Democratic opponent Frank Briscoe, 66.5 percent to 31.5 percent, said approval of the Keystone Pipeline must be a priority that should be […]

What does the future hold for the city of Stafford?

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By Karen Daniels For The Star When Stafford Mayor Leonard Scarcella took office 45 years ago, gas was $0.35 per gallon and the first Moon landing happened less than two months earlier. Scarcella has been synonymous with Stafford, and has played a key role in the creation of Stafford MSD, the state’s only municipal school […]

Civil Servant of the Week: Lexington Creek teacher Sharlene Hudson

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Lexington Creek Elementary school Art teacher Sharlene Hudson enjoys being able to introduce students to the world of art. “Who doesn’t love Art?,” Hudson said. “I love teaching, and I love getting to know the kids and their families. I teach them for six years, and I cry on the last […]

Hightower sophomore selected to attend elite medical conference

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Adam Kermally has to wake up 40 minutes earlier every  weekday to attend Hightower High’s Medical Science Academy, but the Sugar Land resident said it’s worth it to study in the program. Kermally, a 15-year-old sophomore, decided in eighth grade that he wanted to become an Optometrist. “A lot of my family […]

Family raising money for teenage stroke victim

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On Oct. 11, Trevor Cummings was at basketball camp and suffered from cardiac arrest. Coaches immediately began CPR, and once EMS arrived Trevor had to be shocked three times to bring him back. From the cardiac arrest and lack of oxygen supply, Trevor also suffered a stroke that has affected his brain. Trevor has not […]

Sugar Land decides to withhold vehicle registration for red light violators

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By Christina Martinez christina@theleadernews.com If you’ve ever been late to work or to a destination on a daily routine, running a red light is a path you may have crossed. Now, with a new agreement the city of Sugar Land has approved, you might think twice when running that red light. Along with receiving a […]

PROUD TO SERVE: Retired Marine mentors fellow veterans

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Retired U.S. Marine Sgt. Bryan Escobedo remembers the day that nearly ended his life. Escobedo was serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom when the tire of the military Humvee hit a landmine and exploded in Al-Anbar Province, Iraq. Blood was everywhere, his nose was broken, his jaw was cracked and his ear […]

COMMENTARY: Appreciating the “Greatest Generation” on Veteran’s Day

Veterans Day has always been important to me. It’s intensely personal, even though I haven’t had a relative serve in the military since World War II. I realized how fortunate we are to live in a free, inclusive nation where people from every place in the world emigrate in search for the American Dream. A […]

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