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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 […]

Civil Servant of the Week: Renee Chaffin

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By Christina Martinez Christina@theleadernews.com For 28 years, Renee Chaffin has worked for Fort Bend County. Fort Bend County Sheriff  Troy Nehls is Chaffin’s fourth sheriff to work for, but before working for Nehls, Chaffin started here career in the records department. After working a couple of years in records, Chaffin moved to bonding and after […]

Common sense, not federal regulations, are necessary when it comes to nutrition

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Carey Snyder wants his grandson to have a positive high school experience – both in the classroom and beyond. He donates his time to assist with the Clements High Junior ROTC, so students have the opportunity to travel to competitions, and to participate in events. JROTC is an important program that teaches students about discipline, […]

Missouri City predicts small profit for Quail Valley Golf Course in FY2015

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Missouri City’s acquisition of the Quail Valley Golf Course was one of the biggest developments in the city’s 58-year-history, and one of Mayor Allen Owen’s proudest accomplishments in two decades in office. “We put that idea on the ballot for the citizens to vote on, and it passed by the largest […]

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