Schmitt shares stories from his journey to the moon

By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com Space Center Houston went out of this world to launch its fundraising campaign to restore the historic mission control center at Johnson Space Center. The nonprofit visitor’s center used Thursday, July 20 – the 48th anniversary of the first moon landing – to launch its $250,000 Kickstarter campaign and invited the […]

Space Center Houston on a mission to restore historic control room

By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com Imagine what the Alamo might look like today if people 180 years ago had the foresight to preserve the walls and structures of the hallowed compound. That’s similar to what Space Center Houston is facing today with the historic mission control center where ground crews guided the Apollo missions to and […]

Legislature should alter bathroom, minimum wage bills

The 30-day special session of the Texas Legislature is under way and some of the topics up for consideration are to put it mildly – controversial. Chief among them is Senate Bill 6, more commonly known as the bathroom bill. The bill, which Republicans call privacy protection and Democrats call discrimination, arose last year when […]

Hair stylist makes dreams come true for clients suffering from hair loss

Christal Mercier thrives on making the impossible possible By Donna Hill For the Fort Bend Star She has a special gift. Some would call her a compassionate artist. Others refer to her as a therapist, a friend. Christal Mercier knows all about hair. She’s been in the beauty business for 30 years, including 20 years […]

Houston senator reaches out to Fort Bend constituents

By Edwin Vega For the Fort Bend Star State Sen. Borris L. Miles recently opened a district office in Missouri City, reaching out to his Fort Bend County constituents following his freshman term in the senate. A four-term member of the House from District 146, the Houston Democrat is little known southwest of Beltway 8. […]

Kolkhorst reflects on 85th Legislature for Fort Bend County; looks forward to special session

With the 85th Texas Legislature now complete and a special session on the horizon, Senator Lois Kolkhorst praised the state’s fiscally responsible budget, totaling $217 billion, which she helped to write as a member of the Senate Finance Committee. “It’s an honor to serve nearly one million people in such a thriving and diverse district,” […]

Reynolds gives report on Legislature, preview of special session

By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com State Rep. Ron Reynolds presented his “good, bad and ugly” review of the 85th Texas Legislature Thursday at the Missouri City Leadership Luncheon held at the Ben E. Keith company. The Missouri City Democrat didn’t have very many highlights to report in a session dominated by Republican majorities in the House, […]

Personal responsibility must be at the forefront of healthcare debate

Is healthcare a basic human right? Do we even know what healthcare is? Seriously, there are people engaged in very passionate debates and protests who are saying one thing and thinking another. Let’s be clear here, healthcare and health insurance are two very different things yet they are often referred to interchangeably. For sake of […]

LCISD’s Randle named Region 4 Superintendent of the Year for 2nd time

Randle won award in 2001, now competes for state honors Lamar Consolidated ISD Superintendent Dr. Thomas Randle is the 2017 Region 4 Superintendent of the Year. “Considering the depth of talent of the school administrators in the Houston area, this is indeed a humbling honor,” Randle said. “I am proud of our accomplishments. And I […]

Fort Bend Education Foundation receives ‘Partners in Education’ award

By Edwin Vega For the Fort Bend Star Honorary Chair of the 34th annual Governor’s Volunteer Awards, Texas first lady Cecilia Abbott, announced the Fort Bend Education Foundation as a 2017 recipient of the Partners in Education Award (PIE). As part of the Governor’s Volunteer Awards, administered by OneStar Foundation, the PIE award recognizes an […]

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