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Three mistakes to avoid if you want to cure your chronic pain


Chronic pain affects about 100,000,000 American adults—more than the total affected by heart disease, cancer, and diabetes combined. Pain also costs the nation up to $635,000,000,000 each year in medical treatment and lost productivity. Celebrities with chronic pain include Jillian Michaels (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome,)  Kobe Bryant (knee pain,) George Clooney (back pain.) According to Dr. […]

Fort Bend ISD honors longtime Sugar Land educators


By Michael Sudhalter Sugar Land residents Carolyn and Vernon “Corky” Madden are as synonymous with education in Fort Bend County as John Madden is with football and video games. The Maddens, however, were surprised when Fort Bend ISD decided to name Elementary School 46 in their honor, last week. The school, which is set […]

Saint John Baptist Church hopes to stay open another 100 years


By Michael Sudhalter Drive around Missouri City, and it’s rare to find anything built before the 1970s. The Saint John Missionary Baptist Church, 6731 Oilfield Rd., has been an exceptional to the rule. The church was founded by freed slaves, four years after the end of the Civil War, in 1869 in what used […]

Report: Missouri city sues ex-Sugar Land mayor

Former Sugar Land Mayor

There’s new trouble for former Sugar Land Mayor David Wallace and his development company Wallace Bajjali Development Partners, according to our news partner, KHOU Channel 11. Last week, the tornado-ravaged city of Joplin, Mo., filed a lawsuit against Wallace, his company and former business partner Costa Bajjali. Wallace Bajjali Development was hired by Joplin as […]

Bond Oversight Committee set to update community


By Michael Sudhalter When Fort Bend ISD looked at putting a school bond together last year, the district wanted to make sure it was vetted properly. The board of trustees selected a Bond Oversight Committee (B.O.C.), made up of 23 community members from a wide variety of fields such as legal, financial, construction, security, […]

DEVELOPMENT NOTEBOOK: Sugar Land restaurant Preview Modern Seafood Cuisine Shifts to Houston

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By Subhrata Barot For The Star Preview Modern Seafood Cuisine closed its doors in Sugar Land on March 16. It plans to reopen later this year in a new Midtown location, with a new name – Tides Modern Seafood Cuisine. In a statement posted to the restaurant’s Facebook page, the “Preview” staff thanked their guests […]

Stafford council elections center on economic development


By Michael Sudhalter The City of Stafford will have at least one new council member next month. Five candidates – including two incumbents – are vying for three seats on the City Council in the May 9 election. Early voting is April 27-May 5. The candidates are Mayor Pro Tem Wen Guerra, council member […]

COMMENTARY: Encouragement, not punishment, will solve truancy problems

Michael Sudhalter

There are a lot of wonderful things about Texas – economic growth, great universities, a reasonable cost of living and warm weather. The state admirably takes a serious stand against violent crime, which in turn, boosts the safety of its citizens. But even the best states have areas where they need to improve, and Texas […]

Free library classes boost computer literacy skills


By Michael Sudhalter Sugar Land resident Marisela Pequeno is a sales associate in a local store, but she’d like to gain more experience using computers for work and life, in general. “I have no experience with it – that’s why I’m here,” Pequeno said during a MicroSoft Word class at the Fort Bend County […]

Non-profit encourages Fort Bend residents to help “Angel Gowns”


By Michael Sudhalter Stillborn cases, infant mortality and miscarriages are very difficult topics to think about or discuss. Diane Dionne knows that as much anybody. Two of the Katy grandmother’s grandchildren faced that fate. “We had to plan a funeral during what should have been a joyous time,” Dionne said. “It was the first […]

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