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Fort Bend residents benefit from Knowledge-First program


By Michael Sudhalter Missouri City resident Ottressia Williams believes that stepping into the Knowledge-First Empowerment Center, 2651 Cartwright Road in Missouri City, was the best decision of her life. “I can’t thank God enough for bringing me to this school,” Williams said. Williams, a 48-year-old who has three children and eight grandchildren, stopped going […]

Marshall grad enjoys record-day in return to Texas


By Michael Sudhalter UCLA sophomore linebacker Deon Hollins, a Marshall High graduate, returned to his home state with an exceptional performance. Hollins registered four tackles and a career-high three sacks in the Bruins’ 40-35 win over Kansas State in the Alamo Bowl last Friday in San Antonio. It was Hollins’ second trip to Texas […]

Civil Servant of the Week: Susana Mejia

Susana Mejia of the Texas Department 
of Family & Protective Services.

By Subhrata Barot For The Star To most children, Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and Spiderman are considered heroes. But to a child left in the throws of violence, dysfunction and abuse, Susana Mejia of the Texas Department of Family & Protective Services is more than a hero. Mejia is a Child Protective Services (CPS) Case […]

New health section is more than a Resolution

Fort Bend YMCA Healthy Living Coach/Certified Personal Trainer LaQuita Thompson, right, helps Missouri City resident Ashley Garcia with a workout.  Read our inaugural “#TrendingHealthy” Specials, starting on Page 1B. (Photo by Michael Sudhalter)

By Michael Sudhalter It’s customary for people to focus on health and wellness when the New Year rolls around. The beginning of a New Year offers the opportunity to shed those holiday pounds and the promise of 12 new months where you can control that temptation – or at least eliminate that extra cookie […]

Fort Bend YMCA highlights healthy lifestyles


By Michael Sudhalter The beginning of January is usually a time when gyms and fitness centers find a rush of new customers. In the absence of a personal trainer, it’s easy to get lost in the seemingly vast world of exercise and fitness. The Fort Bend YMCA, 4433 Cartwright in Missouri City, has 10 […]

Legislature must make veteran toll exemptions a priority

Michael Sudhalter

As Americans, we talk a big game when it comes to patriotism. We put decals and bumper stickers on our cars, and come every major American holiday, many of our streets are lined with American flags. It’s great that we express our love for the United States of America in this way, but it’s not […]

FBISD board set to vote on feeders/boundaries on Jan. 26


By Michael Sudhalter The Fort Bend ISD board of trustees agreed to vote on a plan that would update its feeder patterns and boundaries at its Jan. 26 meeting. FBISD Executive Director of Talent Management Beth Martinez unveiled a recommendation at Monday night’s board meeting that she described as a “hybrid” between Options A […]

Finding healthy and feasible New Year’s resolutions


By Subhrata Barot For The Star Three…two…one…Happy New Year!  It’s midnight – champagne popped, toasts made, and parties thrown, now it’s time to make and hopefully keep the lofty and daunting New Year’s Resolution.  Some try to embrace a healthier lifestyle, by eating right, losing weight, and nixing alcohol and others look to become financially […]

Girls Ice Hockey continues to grow in the area


By Michael Sudhalter When Anna and Lucy Shepherd, and Hailey Schatzmann walk through the halls of Clements High, few of their classmates know that they spend their weekends scoring goals and skating up and down ice rinks in Texas – and beyond. “I enjoy the team aspect of ice hockey, and the fact that […]

Reynolds trial rescheduled for Aug. 3

Texas State Rep. Ron Reynolds

Texas District 27 State Representative Ron Reynolds (D-Missouri City) was originally slated for a Montgomery Country re-trial just five days into 2015. But the trial was delayed until Aug. 3, so Reynolds (D-Missouri City) could focus on the 84th Legislative Session, which begins on Tuesday, Jan. 13. In November, a Montgomery County judge overturned Reynolds’ […]

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