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Mental health clinics serve those in crisis situations

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Crisis clinics provide care regardless of insurance Approximately one in five adults in the United States experiences mental illness in a given year. The numbers are the same for American children aged 13 to 18.  High cost and the stigma surrounding mental health are just two of the reasons many won’t seek treatment for mental […]

Ridge Point student encourages FBISD community to Take Steps to fight digestive diseases


Ridge Point High School sophomore Keegan Lessard has lost count of the number of doctor’s visits, surgeries, injections and other unsuccessful treatments he has endured since he was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease during his eighth-grade year. Still, he refuses to let the debilitating disease defeat him and is sharing his experiences in hopes of helping […]

FBCAD error costs taxpayers an extra $72,000

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By Michael Sudhalter With rising real estate values in Fort Bend County, property taxes are increasing for many local residents. But not by as much as the 145,656 notices that Fort Bend County property owners received last week. The notices were valuations, but not bills. They give property owners a number, which they can […]

Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

Fort Bend County Judge Bob Hebert, left, recognized Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day last Thursday.
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On May 7, Fort Bend County Judge Bob Hebert proclaimed Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day.  Fort Bend County joined more than 1,100 communities across the country in celebrating the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day to highlight the importance of positive mental health from birth. Fort Bend County […]

Commissioner Meyers plans to request legislative study of ETJs

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By Michael Sudhalter Fort Bend County Precinct 3 Commissioner W.A. “Andy” Meyers wants ensure a future for unincorporated residents of the county can “control their own destiny.” “People in this area don’t want to be part of Houston – the reason they moved out here is to get out of Houston,” Meyers said. “I’m […]

Heyliger defeats Bailey in Fort Bend ISD


Two Stafford candidates considering a re-count request By Michael Sudhalter There will be a new board member in Fort Bend ISD later this month. Addie Heyliger, a first-time political candidate who works as a Centerpoint project manager from Fresno, defeated first-term incumbent Jenny Bailey, 33.3 percent to 29.1 percent, in the Position 6 election […]

Westpark Springs Hospital delivers innovative & evidence-base treatment in Fort Bend


By Subhrata Barot For The Star Nestled near Grand Parkway and Bellaire Boulevard, the new 72-bed and four unit Westpark Springs Hospital is designed to be a medical refuge for those who are battling emotional and mental health issues or addiction. The state-of-the-art behavioral and psychiatric care facility is the only one of its kind […]

Fort Bend ISD, County and Courts sued over Truancy program

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By Michael Sudhalter Fort Bend County-based attorneys Deron Harrington, Dawn Zell Wright, Susan Soto, and Carole Stewart Anhalt filed a class action lawsuit last week over the legality of the Fort Bend Truancy Court in the 268th District Court of Judge Brady Elliott. Harrington, a Sienna Plantation resident and parent of Fort Bend ISD […]



This week is National Police Week, and there will be several events to honor law enforcement throughout Fort Bend County. Check for more information. Last week, the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office held a Law Enforcement Memorial Service. Pictured above is FBCSO Chief Deputy David Marcaurele, along with his FBCSO and law enforcement colleagues. […]

Sugar Land residents angry over proposed Wal-Mart


By Subhrata Barot For The Star A neighborhood Wal-Mart and gas station are coming to West Airport and Alston – and Barrington Place residents are unhappy about it. At an April 14 Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Commission meeting, Wal-Mart submitted plans to build a 41,000-square-foot grocery store and fuel station with a walk-in kiosk. Residents […]

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