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Stafford MSD weigh pros and cons of artificial turf

By Karen Daniels  Residual money is available from the recently completed 2011 $49.9 million bond for SMSD construction and improvements. At this time, $2,192,189 remain in the funds. At the February board meeting, SMSD Trustee Rodney Butler asked that information on artificial turf versus natural grass for the Spartan athletic stadium be presented to the […]

Fulshear wants Walmart to act responsibly

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By Elsa Maxey There’s a new Walmart under development facing some opposition. It’s in the west part of Fort Bend County and seemingly in Fulshear, but it’s not. It’s in Houston’s extra territorial jurisdiction (ETJ) at the northeast corner of FM 1093 and FM 1463 near Fulshear, where other commercial development is also underway. “The […]

FBISD gears up for more accountability standards

By Betsy Dolan  Describing it as “a dot-to-dot without numbers”, Fort Bend ISD Superintendent Charles Dupre acknowledged that new accountability standards that went into effect this school year, are challenging because districts have not been given any guidelines to follow. House Bill 5 requires all Texas school districts to evaluate themselves and every campus on […]

omg! Inside Fort Bend 04/02/14

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Crowd opposes Walmart in Fulshear area Misinformation adds to uproar  Reports indicate that some Fort Bend County residents oppose a proposed Walmart in the west part of the county on FM 1093 and FM 1463 in the vicinity of Fulshear. Even a petition opposing the store is allegedly backed by Fort Bend County Commissioner Andy […]

DeLay back to court

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Decision to throw out prison sentence in question By Elsa Maxey  The success of an appealed ruling by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals will find former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay’s case back on. Reports of a decision by the highest criminal court in Texas to hear the case have no specific court […]

Community worried about boundary changes, as Fort Bend ISD discusses facilities plan

By Betsy Dolan  It didn’t take long for Fort Bend ISD Superintendent Charles Dupre to get to heart of the matter for the parents attending the March 18 community dialogue meeting at Austin High School. “There are a lot of rumors going around”, he said. “This plan does not include any specific zone or boundary […]

Low turnout for Stafford MSD Superintendent Town Hall Meeting

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By Karen Daniels  On March 5, SMSD Board of Trustees officially accepted the resignation of Dr. Lance Hindt who is now the Superintendent for Allen ISD. In an effort to know and understand the community’s input on what they’d like to see in the next leader of SMSD, a questionnaire was put together for the […]

SLPD wants to expand red light camera program

By Betsy Dolan  After reviewing proposed modifications to the red light camera program, the Sugar Land Police Department has concluded that most of the changes aren’t needed and wants to expand the program. The police department recommendations were presented at a Sugar Land City Council workshop March 18. The recommendations were in response to the […]

Daphanie Ann “Dottie” Childs

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Daphanie Ann “Dottie” Childs (age 58) was born December 18, 1955 and passed away peacefully on March 19, 2014 from a sudden and severe stroke. Dottie grew up in Stafford and lived in Sugar Land for a great portion of her life. Dottie graduated from John Foster Dulles high school and also attended East Texas […]

Fiesta ends in Sugar Land

By Elsa Maxey Touted for its fresh produce, straight from the garden green beans the other day, the Fiesta Market Place in Sugar Land will soon be a memory. Manager Raul Rodriguez confirmed the store’s closing this Tuesday. He also told the Star the company made the decision to close the store. After not quite […]

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