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COMMENTARY: It’s time to say goodbye to the Astrodome

Michael Sudhalter

Last week, I joined my fellow Greater Houstonians and celebrated the 50th Birthday Party of the Harris County Domed Stadium, better known to us as the Houston Astrodome. It was my first visit to the historic stadium – where generations of Houstonians enjoyed the Astros, Oilers, the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, as well as […]

Countywide polling places announced

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A countywide polling place on Election Day is one where any registered voter of Fort Bend County may vote, just as in Early Voting.  If countywide polling places are implemented, a voter on Election Day would no longer be required to vote in his or her home precinct polling location, but could vote at any […]

FBISD candidate fires consultant over magazine article


By Michael Sudhalter With less than a month until Election Day, Stuart Jackson, one of four candidates for Fort Bend ISD Position 6, has terminated a contract with a political consultant because of a misleading magazine article. Jackson, a software company owner and first-time political candidate, decided to part ways with Burt Levine, a […]

COMMENTARY: Fort Bend ISD makes the right call in honoring fallen hero

Michael Sudhalter

One hundred and ninety-seven years before I was born, there was a woman from my home state who chose danger over complacency. Deborah Sampson of Plympton, Mass. fought in the Revolutionary War to keep America an independent nation in 1782 – six years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Sampson later settled in […]

Three mistakes to avoid if you want to cure your chronic pain


Chronic pain affects about 100,000,000 American adults—more than the total affected by heart disease, cancer, and diabetes combined. Pain also costs the nation up to $635,000,000,000 each year in medical treatment and lost productivity. Celebrities with chronic pain include Jillian Michaels (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome,)  Kobe Bryant (knee pain,) George Clooney (back pain.) According to Dr. […]

Fort Bend ISD honors longtime Sugar Land educators


By Michael Sudhalter Sugar Land residents Carolyn and Vernon “Corky” Madden are as synonymous with education in Fort Bend County as John Madden is with football and video games. The Maddens, however, were surprised when Fort Bend ISD decided to name Elementary School 46 in their honor, last week. The school, which is set […]

Saint John Baptist Church hopes to stay open another 100 years


By Michael Sudhalter Drive around Missouri City, and it’s rare to find anything built before the 1970s. The Saint John Missionary Baptist Church, 6731 Oilfield Rd., has been an exceptional to the rule. The church was founded by freed slaves, four years after the end of the Civil War, in 1869 in what used […]

Report: Missouri city sues ex-Sugar Land mayor

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There’s new trouble for former Sugar Land Mayor David Wallace and his development company Wallace Bajjali Development Partners, according to our news partner, KHOU Channel 11. Last week, the tornado-ravaged city of Joplin, Mo., filed a lawsuit against Wallace, his company and former business partner Costa Bajjali. Wallace Bajjali Development was hired by Joplin as […]

Bond Oversight Committee set to update community


By Michael Sudhalter When Fort Bend ISD looked at putting a school bond together last year, the district wanted to make sure it was vetted properly. The board of trustees selected a Bond Oversight Committee (B.O.C.), made up of 23 community members from a wide variety of fields such as legal, financial, construction, security, […]

DEVELOPMENT NOTEBOOK: Sugar Land restaurant Preview Modern Seafood Cuisine Shifts to Houston

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By Subhrata Barot For The Star Preview Modern Seafood Cuisine closed its doors in Sugar Land on March 16. It plans to reopen later this year in a new Midtown location, with a new name – Tides Modern Seafood Cuisine. In a statement posted to the restaurant’s Facebook page, the “Preview” staff thanked their guests […]

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