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Sugar Land decides to withhold vehicle registration for red light violators

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By Christina Martinez christina@theleadernews.com If you’ve ever been late to work or to a destination on a daily routine, running a red light is a path you may have crossed. Now, with a new agreement the city of Sugar Land has approved, you might think twice when running that red light. Along with receiving a […]

PROUD TO SERVE: Retired Marine mentors fellow veterans

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Retired U.S. Marine Sgt. Bryan Escobedo remembers the day that nearly ended his life. Escobedo was serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom when the tire of the military Humvee hit a landmine and exploded in Al-Anbar Province, Iraq. Blood was everywhere, his nose was broken, his jaw was cracked and his ear […]

COMMENTARY: Appreciating the “Greatest Generation” on Veteran’s Day

Veterans Day has always been important to me. It’s intensely personal, even though I haven’t had a relative serve in the military since World War II. I realized how fortunate we are to live in a free, inclusive nation where people from every place in the world emigrate in search for the American Dream. A […]

Missouri City resident runs for Railroad Commission

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Steve Brown, a Missouri City resident and the former chairman of the Fort Bend Democratic Party, is running for an open seat on the Texas Railroad Commission. He faces Ryan Sitton, a Friendswood Republican, in the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 4. The two candidates, both age 39, will have a […]

Dispatcher helps deliver baby

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Fort Bend County emergency dispatcher Jonathan Sanders never expected the call he received on July 31. A woman was going into labor, but she and her husband didn’t have enough time to make it to the hospital. The couple pulled over near a Walgreen’s in Missouri City, and Sanders gave the […]

FBSO recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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Twenty-two wreaths with purple ribbons have been placed in front of the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office for a reason. Each one of those wreaths represents a death in connection with Domestic Violence in the Sheriff’s Office jurisdiction since 2008. The month of October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s […]

State Rep. Reynolds faces trial and re-election next week

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com On Monday, Texas State Rep. Ron Reynolds (D-Missouri City) hopes to be re-elected to a third term, and to begin the quest to clear his name. In March, Reynolds, 41, was indicted in Montgomery County (Conroe) on 10 counts of barratry, a third-degree felony. An 11th charge of barratry was added […]

Commentary: Let’s bring voting into the 21st Century…

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Last week, I left my home with a High Definition television, drove to the polls and turned off my Smartphone. While voting, I used a computer reminiscent of my middle school days in the early 1990s. At least it’s a computer, which is more than I can say of when I started voting 17 years […]

Flying Vikings takes special needs youth into the sky

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By Christina Martinez Christina@theleadernews.com Smiles from ear to ear could be seen across the faces of a few area youth who flew 2,000 feet above Sugar Land with the non-profit organization, Flying Vikings. The event was held last Saturday at Anson Aviation Hanger at the Sugar Land Regional Airport where children from ages 4-18 with […]

FBISD Board of Trustees acquire land for schools

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On Oct. 13, the Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees met during a Special Called Meeting and unanimously approved the exchange and purchase of four parcels of land to be used for future FBISD schools and facilities. The four parcels are located in two general areas including the Harvest Green Development near Travis High School […]

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