2016 Election results

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These are the election results for Fort Bend County. The results do not reflect totals for regional, statewide or national races, just how residents in Fort Bend County voted. President Hillary Clinton (D) 134,475 51.37% Donald Trump (R) 117,212 44.78% Gary Johnson (L) 6,898 2.64% Jill Stein (L) 1,782 0.68% House of Representatives, District 9 […]

HCC Foundation supports Katy Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 9182

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The Houston Community Foundation has received a $7,500 commitment from the Katy VFW Post 9182 to provide valuable support for veteran students as they pursue their higher education through the Houston Community College System. Pictured with HCC Chancellor Cesar Maldonado (center) are: Ed Bland, Senior Vice Commander of Katy VFW Post 9182; Kenneth R. Burton […]

Boy Scout wants to know why news is always bad

JOE SOUTHERN
EDITOR

We received a letter to the editor this week from Boy Scout Alex Carothers from Troop 38 who asked an age-old but important question. “Why is our news filled with primarily sad and violent stories?” He suggested that, “every once in a while you should have a front page story that shows and recognizes the […]

Rising healthcare costs are killing education funding

(Photos by Joe Southern)
State Senators Lois Kolkhorst, right, and Joan Huffman give a legislative update during a luncheon at the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce Nov. 2. The women said rising healthcare costs are making deep cuts into the rest of the state’s budget.

Senators discuss upcoming legislative session with chamber By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com The Texas Legislature would love to increase funding for public education but rising healthcare costs are killing their ability to do so. That was the message delivered by Fort Bend County’s two state senators during a legislative update luncheon Nov. 2 at the Fort […]

Post office renamed after fallen Marine

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U.S. Rep. Pete Olson, R-Texas, speaks during a dedication ceremony to rename a Sugar Land post office after LCpl. Garrett W. Gamble, a Marine killed in the line of Duty in Afghanistan.

U.S. Rep. Pete Olson, R-Texas, dedicated a post office in Sugar Land to fallen Marine Lance Corporal Garrett Gamble last week. Gamble was killed on March 11, 2010, while patrolling during combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was a 2008 graduate of Stephen F. Austin High in Sugar Land. Several members of the Sugar […]

Packrats on the run: The Fort Bend Star is moving

JOE SOUTHERN
EDITOR

It sure doesn’t take long to accumulate a lot of stuff. As we are discovering here at the Fort Bend Star, years of accumulation can wrap around you worse than the extra 10 pounds you put on over the holidays. We are in the process of moving to a new location at 3944 Bluebonnet Drive […]

Gary Majors appointed to Pct. 2 Constable position

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Lt. Gary Majors is sworn in as Pct. 2 Constable by Fort Bend County Judge Robert Hebert.

On Oct. 25, the Fort Bend County Commissioners Court appointed Lt. Gary Majors as Constable, Precinct 2 for the remaining term of office previously held by recently deceased Constable Ruben Davis. Majors has been a deputy in the Precinct 2 Constable’s Office for 22 years, working his way up through the ranks of Corporal, Sergeant […]

Students learn why cops pull the trigger

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By Theresa D. McClellan For the Fort Bend Star Photos by Theresa D. McClellan It was a worst case, no-win scenario. A routine arrest turns deadly when the child passenger emerges from the vehicle with a long gun and fires on police, trying to save her father from jail. “Listen honey, put the gun down. […]

Top Gun treatment at Wings Over Houston air show

(Photo by Joe Southern)
AeroShell AT-6 Texan trainers line up in formation during a media flight Friday for the Wings Over Houston air show held Saturday and Sunday at Ellington Field. The show featured the famed U.S. Navy Blue Angels.

I hope that sometime within the next few days I can get the soundtrack from “Top Gun” out of my head. Hearing Kenny Loggins’ “Danger Zone” over and over isn’t so bad, but after making three trips in four days to Wings Over Houston, I’m ready to move on. Or am I? In my head […]

Fort Bend ISD extends Dupre’s contract

Dr. CHARLES DUPRE
FBISD Superindentent

Contract extended until April 2020, includes salary increase During its regular business meeting on Monday, Oct. 17, the FBISD Board of Trustees voted to extend Superintendent Charles Dupre’s employment contract until April 2020. Dupre joined the district in April of 2013. In addition to extending the duration of the contract by another year, the board […]

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