Cell phones are deadly weapons of mass distraction

I think the most detrimental invention in modern history is the cellular phone. The device is a technological marvel and it gives us abilities we could never have imagined at the close of the 20th century, but it has also created a source of distraction that is unparalleled in human history. While I applaud the […]

A woman considering pregnancy should factor in many considerations, including age and the threat of the Zika virus

Houston Methodist offers advice on Zika, pregnancy risks On Nov. 28, 2016, the Texas Department of State Health Services reported the state’s first case of local mosquito-borne Zika virus infection in Brownsville. While that’s far from the Fort Bend County area, those who are pregnant might still be feeling apprehensive about the news, given the […]

Reynolds files bill for single-member school board districts

FBISD board president says board not behind it By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com State Rep. Ron Reynolds last week filed House Bill 132 to create single-member districts for the Fort Bend Independent School District Board of Trustees. “This bill will require that each board member be elected in single districts and one at-large,” the Missouri City […]

District Attorney won’t seek re-election

Healey has been in office since 1992 Fort Bend County District Attorney John Healey announced to his staff Friday that he will not seek re-election. Healey has been Fort Bend’s district attorney since Nov. 18, 1992, and thereafter won election to six consecutive terms. Healey indicated to the somber assembly that he still very much […]

Tuberculosis investigation continues at Bush High School

Fort Bend County Health and Human Services is continuing the routine investigation into active tuberculosis (TB) at George Bush High School. The health department will conduct a second round of TB testing at the high school on Thursday, Aug. 3. All 647 students and 27 faculty who were previously notified that they may have been […]

WEB-SLINGER TERRORIZES KIDTROPOLIS

Exclusive Report By J. Jonah Jameson Publisher, The Daily Bugle SUGAR LAND – Spider-Man, that masked menace to society, teamed up Friday with the fugitive vigilante Black Widow of the notorious gang known as the Avengers, and struck terror in the hearts of youngsters everywhere in Kidtropolis inside the Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center. Police […]

Is it better to be ‘Shaken’ or ‘Unshakeable’ in quest for meaning and value?

Are they coincidences or hidden messages? That is what’s puzzling me. I’m an avid reader/listener of audio books. They help me pass the time on my commute to and from work each day. Four of the last five books I’ve listened to have had some interesting similarities. Take for example the titles of the first […]

Tax holiday heralds back-to-school sales

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds shoppers they can save money on certain items during the state’s annual sales tax holiday. This year, the sales tax holiday is scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 11-13. The law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced below $100 from sales tax, saving shoppers about $8 […]

Bathroom bill necessary thanks to Obama overreach

By Rep. Pete Olson Our Texas State Legislature has spent a considerable amount of time this year debating a bill about school bathroom access. Why has the State of Texas felt the need to address this issue? Because the Obama Administration chose to bypass Congress to set social policy, by specifically changing the definition of […]

Missouri City police officer shoots family’s dog

City investigation underway while family looks for understanding By S. Barot For the Fort Bend Star Just days after her dog Chapo was shot by a Missouri City police officer at her home during a barbeque, resident Lizzethe Pedregon wants answers. Responding to a noise complaint on July 14, two officers came to Pedregon’s home […]

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