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Harfield’s arm powers Clements offense

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By Adrian Martin For The Star The Clements High football team offers a well-rounded menu and its house specialty are carefully prepared by quarterback Kolt Harfield. The 17-year-old has been serving defenses a cold dose of reality since his sophomore season. From the start, he’s undoubtedly been one of Fort Bend’s best. Rangers head football […]

Government, citizen collaboration is necessary for local success

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com “If anyone thinks the words government and efficiency belong in the same sentence, we have counseling available.” Raise your hand if you think that quote is from a libertarian or a Tea Party member. If you answered in the affirmative, you’re batting 0-for-1. It belonged to the late former U.S. Senator […]

Breast Cancer Awareness Tributes

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Tribute to Verna Lund: “Mom, not only have you survived, you’ve thrived!  Thank you for being an example to all of us of how to be brave and forever young at heart.  Pam” Thank you for doing this tribute! – Pam Sigurdson Tribute to Velner Sazma My mother, Velner Clark Sazma, passed away June 1979. […]

County looking for stronger gaming regulations

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By Christina Martinez christina@theleadernews.com The two words: “Game room” are usually associated with a negative context and are two words law enforcement officials and area residents aren’t particularly supportive of. The city of Houston piggybacked on Harris County’s regulations that are far stricter in enforcing and regulating game rooms. With Harris County cracking down on […]

Fort Bend resident shares her breast cancer survival story

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Sheri Scribe is living proof that early detection saves lives. The New Territory resident went for her annual mammogram in September 2011, and she had to return for more tests. She was diagnosed with Stage 2B Breast Cancer, and initially, she was shocked and scared. “I didn’t know what to expect,” […]

Voters will determine road funding, courts will decide education finance

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com The future funding of roads and schools in Texas hangs in the balance, but they will be decided in different ways. Texas voters will get the opportunity to choose whether they’d like to pass Proposition 1, which will allow revenue from the oil & natural gas production tax to be transferred […]

Owen makes impact in 20 years as MC mayor

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com When Allen Owen was elected Mayor of Missouri City, the Houston Rockets were World Champions and Ace of Base had the top song on the pop charts. That was 1994, and Owen said he’s proud to be serving the citizens of Missouri City. It’s something he’s been able to do because […]

Church finds solution for hog problem

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Holy Cross Episcopal Church, 5653 W. Riverpark Dr. in Sugar Land, hosts an annual Pumpkin Patch on Saturdays and Sundays through the end of October. It’s a popular event for the church, but this season, kids weren’t the only ones interested in the pumpkins. Wild hogs wanted in on the action, too, so the church […]

It’s time for Houston, Richmond to annex or let go…

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Every economic boom brings a unique set of benefits and challenges. Sugar Land’s job growth has increased by 10 percent over the past four years, and home values have increased in many areas of Fort Bend County. As the County continues to grow, many of its residents live in unincorporated areas (outside any city limits) […]

Civil Servant of the Week: Fort Bend County Clerk Dianne Wilson

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Fort Bend County Clerk Dianne Wilson is retiring in December after 32 years of public service with the county. Wilson, the longest serving county official in Fort Bend County’s history, will be the guest of honor at the Safari Texas Ranch’s “Palm Pavilion”, 11627 FM 1464 in Richmond, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 7. […]

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