Runoff election set for Sugar Land’s District 4 seat

By Joe Southern Just when you thought it was safe to get away from the polls, another election arises. This time it’s a runoff election for the for District 4 seat on the Sugar Land City Council. The race is between Carol K. McCutcheon and Sardar Qaisar Imam and will be held Saturday, June […]

Winning over baseball fans one strike at a time

I hated baseball. I really did. As a youngster growing up in rural Colorado, we did not have a major league team to follow. This was long before the Colorado Rockies came along. My parents got my younger brothers and me to play little league baseball. We mostly had fun, but I had a hard […]

Fitch, S&P affirm Sugar Land’s AAA bond rating

A strong economy and very strong management were cited by Fitch Ratings and Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings when affirming Sugar Land’s “AAA” rating for $21.1 million certificates of obligation issued by the city through a competitive sale on April 18. The City received bids from 10 underwriters, with the award going to JP Morgan […]

Disney and Marvel want your kids to cuss

I took my family to see “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” last week and came away with the same frustration I’ve felt from the last few Disney/Marvel movies I’ve seen. It was a good movie brought down by bad language. It’s extremely disappointing that Disney and Marvel have developed such vile potty mouths. It […]

Man sentenced to life for murder at Stafford store

Cristhian Cardozo, a father of two, was murdered Dec. 10, 2014, at the Stafford Walmart while trying to defend his family from attackers. A Fort Bend County jury sentenced the shooter, Jason Lara, to life in prison on May 5 after convicting him of Cardozo’s murder. Cardozo, age 35, was shot in the face and […]

Incumbents win big on election day

By Joe Southern Saturday was a good day for incumbents as voters went to the polls to vote in city and school board elections. All but one of the incumbents in the Fort Bend the Lamar Consolidated independent school districts held their seats, as did all the incumbents on the Stafford City Council. In […]

Fort Bend Star wins Anson Jones MD Award

Dr. Elizabeth Torres, left, an internist and a member of the Texas Medical Association’s Council on Health Promotion, presents the 2017 Anson Jones MD Award to Fort Bend Star Editor Joe Southern during a ceremony May 3 at the newspaper office. Southern won the award in the small circulation category for a story he wrote […]

Former Rep. Charlie Howard passes away

By Joe Southern Former State Rep. Charlie Howard, the District 26 representative who amassed a strong conservative voting record in the Legislature and helped secure funds to widen Highway 59 in Fort Bend County during his 18 years in office, passed away May 2 at the age of 74. Howard served as Sugar Land’s […]

She never gave up on her dream despite overwhelming odds

Sandy Snyder was like most high school students. She graduated with good grades and went on to college. College, however, didn’t work out so well for her. After some struggles, she dropped out. She married her high school sweetheart and followed him as he joined the Navy and moved cross-country. As newlyweds they had their […]

Mayor Owen touts Missouri City’s successes in State of the City address

By Joe Southern Mayor Allen Owen likes to show off the Show Me City and did so April 26 during the annual Missouri City State of the City address. “I’m proud to say that 2016 was another great year for the Show Me City,” he said. Hosted by the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce […]

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