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FINALISTS GARY ADAMS Adams works as a counselor at Fort Settlement Middle School where he works with students, including those with severe mental and emotional issues. He’s also the owner of Fort Bend Driving School, the oldest and largest driving school in Texas. Adams has lived in the community for 30 years and has financially […]

Appeals Court overturns verdict in The Star case

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By Michael Sudhalter The Houston Court of Appeals for the First District Court of Texas overturned on Thursday a jury verdict in favor of plaintiff Wade Brady (son of former Chief Deputy Craig Brady of the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office) in a libel case against Carter Publications – owner of The Star newspaper […]

Stress-Proof Your Holiday Season

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Memorial Hermann Sugar Land wants to remind you ’Tis the season to be … stressed. At least that’s how the winter holidays can feel, thanks to family, work and financial pressures. “Stress should be taken seriously,” says Nina Ali, M.S.N., APRN, FNP-C, a nurse practitioner in private practice at Sugar Land Med-Ped Clinic and affiliated […]

Grand jury process scrutinized at community meeting


By Michael Sudhalter In recent weeks, grand juries have stepped into the discussion of American politics, and the conversation about grand jury reform in several communities, including Fort Bend County have begun. The recent tragedies of Michael Brown and Eric Garner have sparked interest in the matter as grand juries in Ferguson, Mo. and […]

High-flying Legends bring their game to Sugar Land


By Michael Sudhalter An uptempo pace and a red, white and blue basketball evoke memories of the original American Basketball Association (ABA), which saw legends such as Julius Erving and George Gervin star between 1967 and 1976. The original ABA ended 38 years ago when some of its teams merged into the NBA, but […]

Civil Servant of the Week: Judy Rodgers


What was it like to watch Missouri City grow like it did over the past 38 years? “Working in Building Permits for 19 years, I really had the chance to see Missouri City grow. Cartwright Road was two lanes with ditches. The Police Department and City Hall shared a small building at 310 Orchard St.  […]

Fort Bend EDC discusses proposed legislation

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Fort Bend County Judge Bob Hebert and county commissioners Andy Meyers and James Patterson discussed some of the legislation proposed for the 84th session of the Texas Legislature during the Fort Bend Legislative Conference last week in Austin. State Rep. Rick Miller (R-Sugar Land) is proposing that all of the toll roads in the state […]

COMMENTARY: Listening is the first step in reconciliation…


Listening is a lost skill in our contemporary society. We have all of the technology and gadgets, but somehow the relatively simple skill of listening has largely gone away. We often hear what other people are saying, but do we actually take the time to contemplate and absorb it? That’s what made the Dec. 9 […]

State Legislature considers de-criminalizing truancy


EDITOR’S NOTE: Today’s story is Part I in a two part series about Truancy in Fort Bend County By Karen Daniels For The Star When the 84th Legislative Session begins on Jan 13, a bill filed by Texas State Senator John Whitmire (D-Houston) will attempt to decriminalize truancy. In Texas, when a student misses 10 […]

Civil Servant of the Week: Meadows Place Chief Gary Stewart


By Karen Daniels For the Star Chief Gary Stewart of the City of Meadows Place Police Department has recently been elected as the 2015 President of the Houston Area Police Chief’s Association (HAPCA). This organization promotes training, education, and cooperation among law enforcement within seven area counties. Police chiefs, sheriff’s, task forces from colleges and […]

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