Civil Servants of the Month: Alfred Holland and Thomas Graham

By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com Before Hurricane Harvey came along the Fort Bend ISD was beset by another disaster that called for emergency measures and a lot of commitment and sacrifice. Willowridge High School became inundated with mold over the summer and remediation and repair efforts will have the building closed until after the winter break. […]

City honors its Harvey heroes

Not everyone pleased with efforts during flood By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com The City of Sugar Land held a Sugar Land Strong event Saturday at Town Square to honor first responders and those who rose to the occasion during the flooding from Hurricane Harvey. The sparsely attended celebration was hastily organized but still afforded the opportunity […]

Fort Bend County Fair begins Friday

By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com It’s showtime! The Fort Bend County Fair begins Friday with the annual parade in Richmond and Rosenberg and continues for nine more days at the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds. The parade grand marshal is Mary Sarah, who will also be one of the featured entertainers at the fair. A finalist on […]

Hightower grad dies from injury in college game

Hightower High School graduate Robert Grays, a sophomore general business major and football player at Midwestern State, died Tuesday afternoon at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center in Houston. He was 19. Grays suffered a severe neck injury while making a tackle with 3:24 remaining in the fourth quarter of MSU’s 35-13 win over Texas A&M-Kingsville Sept. […]

Senior Expo returning to Stafford Centre

By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com It seems like only yesterday that the Fort Bend Star was holding its annual Senior Expo and now the time has come again for seniors to experience informative speakers, good food and more than 60 booths filled with all kinds of information about goods and services available in the community for […]

There are better ways to protest than by taking a knee

Sunday was an emotional day for players and fans of the National Football League and it had nothing to do with the play on the field. It all centered around the decades-old tradition of performing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the beginning of each game. More than 200 of the league’s 1,696 players took a knee […]

County Judge appoints Local Health Authority

On Sept. 12, Fort Bend County Judge Robert Hebert reappointed Dr. Mary desVignes-Kendrick as the Fort Bend County Local Health Authority for a two-year term commencing Oct. 4. The new term will be Dr. Kendrick’s fourth consecutive term serving as Local Health Authority for the county. Dr. Kendrick first filled the position on 2011. Her […]

Il Primo Pizza & Wings honors first responders

By Donna Hill For the Fort Bend Star Si Mendoza honors those who serve, respond, and protect. Every year on Sept. 11, Mendoza finds a way to give back. Over the past six years, Mendoza and the staff of his restaurant, IL Primo Pizza & Wings, hosted a meal for first responders and their families. […]

Lamar’s Randle up for Superintendent of the Year award

Lamar CISD Superintendent Dr. Thomas Randle is one of only five public school administrators from across Texas selected as state finalists for the annual Superintendent of the Year award. Sponsored by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB), the program has recognized exemplary superintendents for excellence and achievement in educational leadership since 1984. Joining Randle […]

Fort Bend County Fair time

Parade, All-Star line up highlight annual event Compiled by Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com The 2017 Fort Bend County Fair begins its 10-day run from Sept. 29 to Oct. 8. Beginning with a parade and continuing with live entertainment, the queen competition, PRCA rodeo action, livestock shows, carnival and more, the fair will be held in Rosenberg […]

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