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Missouri City police adapt to city’s growth

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com When Missouri City Assistant Police Chief Lance Bothell joined the department as an officer in 1990, the city had a population of 36,176 –a little less than half of its current population of 67,358. He remembers a time when there was just one patrol officer per shift at a time – […]

Nominate The Star of the Year

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The Fort Bend Star is starting a new tradition this year – The Star of the Year. We’re going to write a story toward the end of December honoring a Fort Bend County resident who has shown extraordinary effort in making Fort Bend County the exceptional place that it is. This person could be a […]

MIDNIGHT MADNESS

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GALVESTON – Splice the drumstick, marinate the trampoline, and look lively about it! For we are at this beach resort to re-tell another great Texas yarn of blood, betrayal and heavy drama – hey, this is Texas. Now, everyone knows the Republic of Texas had an army at the Alamo, San Jacinto and lately along […]

Lake Olympia, Riverstone parents object to proposed feeder patterns

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com The $484 million Fort Bend ISD bond passed by a 3-to-1 margin on Nov. 4 as voters voiced their support for new construction and renovations to alleviate overcrowded schools, increase technology, safety and more. But there’s far less consensus on feeder patterns, boundaries and academy programs – all issues that will […]

One injured in Missouri City manufacturing explosion

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Missouri City, Houston and Stafford Fire Departments are battling a blaze at American Materials, an Asphalt Manufacturer at 2122 Highway 90A. At 4:32 pm, Missouri City Fire & Rescue Services received a call about an explosion that happened at American Materials. Public safety officials from Missouri City, Stafford and Houston have responded to a fire […]

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 […]

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