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COMMENTARY: Fort Bend ISD makes the wrong call on bell schedule

Michael Sudhalter

The Fort Bend Independent School District made the wrong call when it decided not to move forward on a discussion that involved changing its bell schedule. The move would have benefited the district financially, saving anywhere from $3-4 million, according to FBISD Chief Financial Officer Steven Bassett. But more importantly, the educational rationale made a […]

New Missouri City City Manager sets sights on future success

Anthony Snipes began working as Missouri City’s City Manager on Dec. 1. He is optimistic that the city is headed in the right direction and eager to move the city forward in 2016. (Photo by Michael Sudhalter)

By Michael Sudhalter During the holiday season, many people are winding down to plan vacations and family trips. That wasn’t the case for Anthony Snipes, who started as City Manager in Missouri City on Dec. 1. “I hit the ground running,” said Snipes, the former Assistant City Manager in Austin who said he’s met […]

Colony One Auto prepares for 25th Anniversary

Colony One Auto Center, 1131 Dulles Ave. in Stafford,  will  celebrate its 25th Anniversary in April. They expect to service their 250,000th car, and the lucky owner of that vehicle will receive free service on their vehicle.   (Submitted photo)

By Michael Sudhalter Over the past quarter-century, there have been a lot of automotive trends that have come and gone. But there’s been one constant for the Colony One Auto Center, 1131 Dulles Ave. in Stafford, since it opened on April 15, 1991. “The customer is an individual — not just another car to […]

Fort Bend County has successful no Refusal Operation

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Six law enforcement agencies worked together seamlessly during the no refusal operation this past weekend. The operation was a success due to the increased law enforcement efforts coupled with increased public awareness that was possible through partnerships with nonprofits and the media. “We were pleased to process only nine DWI arrests through our operation this […]

Sugar Land’s Tillman has experienced and broadcasted sports highlights

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By Michael Sudhalter Sports broadcaster and former NFL running back Spencer Tillman is proud to call Fort Bend County home. Tillman, 51, moved to Missouri City while he was a running back with the Houston Oilers in 1993 and now lives in Sugar Land. “I like the diversity and the eclectic aspect of Fort […]

Younger generations could be gamechangers in Fort Bend politics


By S. Barot For The Star Fort Bend County is challenging the widely accepted notion that American youth are not interested in politics or running for office. If the 2016 Presidential Election is any indication of national political participation demographics, the 40 and under population is grossly underrepresented. Some political pundits claim the younger demographic […]

Sugar Land Charter Changes fuel political opposition

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By Michael Sudhalter The Sugar Land City Council approved the placement of six proposed City Charter changes on to the May 7 ballot. The majority of voters must approve the measure in order for it to go into effect to the City Charter, which is the municipal version of a Constitution. But the proposed […]

Civil Servant of the week Barrington Place Elementary’s Alicia Young


Are you from Fort Bend originally? “I am from Fort Bend.  I went through all fort bend schools growing up. Townewest elementary,  Sugar Land Middle School and Kempner High School.” How did you decide to become a teacher? Where did you go to college? “I have always enjoyed working with kids.  I was working at […]

Missouri City resident has styled hair for 50 years

Missouri City resident Kathy Coburn has been a hairstylist for more than 50 years. She cuts and styles the hair of nearly 100 clients per week. (Photos by Michael Sudhalter)

By Michael Sudhalter When Kathy Coburn went to the tattoo parlor for her first ink, there was no doubt over her choice. The Missouri City resident asked for a pair of scissors on her ankle, to symbolize 50 years of cutting and styling hair. “I’ll always have a pair of scissors in my hand […]

COMMENTARY: Celebrate diversity, but respect religious freedom

Michael Sudhalter

The Politically Correct (PC) Police Department has no shortage of cases it would like to try before a Grand Jury of Public Opinion. They’ve taken this time to cross the Brazos River into Fort Bend County and take issue with Rosenberg Mayor Cynthia McConathy. Barry Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separated of Church […]

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