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Civil Servant of the Week: Arcola Mayor Maryetta Anderson

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Maryetta Anderson could have enjoyed her retirement years and relaxed after 30 years of working as a customer service representative. But she decided that she wanted to help her 1,639 fellow residents in the city of Arcola. She ran for mayor in 2008, served two terms and was elected to a […]

The best and brightest from Sugar Land to Houston

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By Christina Martinez christina@theleadernews.com If you look at the City of Houston directory, two names might draw familiarity – Patrick Walsh, formerly the Director of Transportation and Long-Range Planning and Dale Rudick, formerly the City Engineer and Director of Intergovernmental Relations. Both worked side-by-side while with the City of Sugar Land and, now, both have […]

Civil Servant of the Week: Fort Bend County’s Don Brady

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Don Brady has spent most of his professional career constructing and managing private buildings and facilities. But he counts his 9.5 years as Fort Bend County’s Director of Facilities Management and Planning as the most rewarding of his career. “There was an opportunity to give back to the community with some […]

Vitamin D and breast cancer link

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Try as they may, the thousands upon thousands of medical researchers, scientists and doctors around the world have not yet figured out a way to eradicate cancer. Ongoing studies examining the disease as well as its risk factors may not have yielded a cure, but they certainly have helped shape a number of different methods […]

Knowing and recognizing the signs of breast cancer may save your life

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As with many types of cancer, breast cancer is most successfully treated when it is detected early. Over the previous quarter century, death rates for breast cancer have been on the decline, a positive development that Breastcancer.org, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing reliable, complete and up-to-date information about breast cancer, suggests is a byproduct […]

Harfield’s arm powers Clements offense

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By Adrian Martin For The Star The Clements High football team offers a well-rounded menu and its house specialty are carefully prepared by quarterback Kolt Harfield. The 17-year-old has been serving defenses a cold dose of reality since his sophomore season. From the start, he’s undoubtedly been one of Fort Bend’s best. Rangers head football […]

Government, citizen collaboration is necessary for local success

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com “If anyone thinks the words government and efficiency belong in the same sentence, we have counseling available.” Raise your hand if you think that quote is from a libertarian or a Tea Party member. If you answered in the affirmative, you’re batting 0-for-1. It belonged to the late former U.S. Senator […]

Breast Cancer Awareness Tributes

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Tribute to Verna Lund: “Mom, not only have you survived, you’ve thrived!  Thank you for being an example to all of us of how to be brave and forever young at heart.  Pam” Thank you for doing this tribute! – Pam Sigurdson Tribute to Velner Sazma My mother, Velner Clark Sazma, passed away June 1979. […]

County looking for stronger gaming regulations

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By Christina Martinez christina@theleadernews.com The two words: “Game room” are usually associated with a negative context and are two words law enforcement officials and area residents aren’t particularly supportive of. The city of Houston piggybacked on Harris County’s regulations that are far stricter in enforcing and regulating game rooms. With Harris County cracking down on […]

Fort Bend resident shares her breast cancer survival story

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Sheri Scribe is living proof that early detection saves lives. The New Territory resident went for her annual mammogram in September 2011, and she had to return for more tests. She was diagnosed with Stage 2B Breast Cancer, and initially, she was shocked and scared. “I didn’t know what to expect,” […]

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