A friendly nudge led me to the Grand Master of Adventure and a lifetime of reading

When I was a boy of about 12-13 years old growing up in the village of Niwot, Colo., my town had a tiny strip shopping center and in the far back was my favorite store. It was a bookstore that sold new and used books and I believe it was called the Niwot Book Emporium. […]

Senate committee hears abortion regulation bills

By Richard Lee For the Fort Bend Star Three bills aiming to restrict certain practices related to abortions came before a Senate panel on Wednesday. Two deal with the disposition of fetal tissue, and one would add new requirements to a controversial procedure. Health and Human Services Committee Chair Charles Schwertner of Georgetown said it’s […]

Equipment and training protect law enforcement from active shooter situations

By S. Barot For the Fort Bend Star Following several national cases of firearm-related attacks on law enforcement, the Sugar Land Police Department (SLPD) invested in active-shooter ballistic vests to thwart officer fatalities. City Council approved the purchase of 52 vests in 2016. At $425 per vest, they will be worn mostly by the patrol […]

Fathers must rise up to the challenge of being a dad

Who are these kids and why are they calling me Dad? There are four of them and I can’t seem to get away. Backing away slowly or making a mad dash, it doesn’t matter. They always seem to find me. Seriously though, being a dad is the greatest thing in the world. I just wish […]

Rep. Miller appointed to serve on appropriations, human services committees

Texas House Speaker Joe Straus recently announced that State Rep. Rick Miller (R-Sugar Land) was selected to serve on the House Committee on Appropriations and the House Committee on Human Services. The House Appropriations Committee has 26 members from across the state and it is primarily responsible for working on the state budget. That is […]

Tornado hits Stafford, Missouri City damaged by winds

By Joe Southern A brief but fierce storm blew through the region Valentine’s Day morning around 8:45 a.m., including a tornado that caused property damage in Stafford but did not injure anyone. “It went from west to east on the north side of Stafford down Greenbrier,” said Jennifer Taylor, Stafford’s emergency management coordinator. A command […]

Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management gives storm warning

A line of storms is moving through our area today, as has been widely publicized. This storm could bring isolated rainfall of up to five inches, small hail, brief tornadoes, and damaging winds.   Precautionary/Preparedness Actions: Remove all outdoor items which can be tossed by strong wind gusts and secure them. Be prepared to stay […]

Sugar Land Airport busy with big game traffic

By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star Last Sunday after the Super Bowl ended, over 100 private jets departed from the Sugar Land Airport, and on Monday, the airport had over 155 departures as the last of the Super Bowl fans left the Houston area. “We began planning for last weekend over a year […]

Houston’s Super Bowl Week capped by spectacular game

An overtime thriller was a fitting end for Super Bowl LI and the year of build-up and anticipation as Houston hosted the biggest annual sporting event in history. Without the Houston Texans playing in the big game, there was little for Houstonians to cheer for other than a great game and a good time. In […]

Abbott names priorities in address to joint session

By Richard Lee For the Fort Bend Star Gov. Greg Abbott delivered his biennial State of the State address Tuesday and designated four issues as emergency items, clearing the way for fast tracked legislation. The state constitution precludes the passage of any legislation in the first 60 days of session, except for those issues designated […]

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