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COMMENTARY: Listening is the first step in reconciliation…


Listening is a lost skill in our contemporary society. We have all of the technology and gadgets, but somehow the relatively simple skill of listening has largely gone away. We often hear what other people are saying, but do we actually take the time to contemplate and absorb it? That’s what made the Dec. 9 […]

State Legislature considers de-criminalizing truancy


EDITOR’S NOTE: Today’s story is Part I in a two part series about Truancy in Fort Bend County By Karen Daniels For The Star When the 84th Legislative Session begins on Jan 13, a bill filed by Texas State Senator John Whitmire (D-Houston) will attempt to decriminalize truancy. In Texas, when a student misses 10 […]

Civil Servant of the Week: Meadows Place Chief Gary Stewart


By Karen Daniels For the Star Chief Gary Stewart of the City of Meadows Place Police Department has recently been elected as the 2015 President of the Houston Area Police Chief’s Association (HAPCA). This organization promotes training, education, and cooperation among law enforcement within seven area counties. Police chiefs, sheriff’s, task forces from colleges and […]

Fort Bend deputies placed on paid leave for boat repossession


By Michael Sudhalter Fort Bend Sheriff’s Office deputies Gregory Goode and Marcelo Garcia are on paid administrative leave, pending a Chambers County investigation into a questionable boat re-possession last week. Efforts to reach the Chambers County Sheriff’s Office were unsuccessful. Goode and Garcia traveled to Beach City – about 60 miles east of the […]

Stallions defeat Gators for league title


This year the Sienna Stallions finished their 10th anniversary season with a bang. The Sienna Stallions comprised of five different levels:  flag, freshman, sophomores, juniors and seniors – ranging in age from 5 – 12 years of age made a splash in the Fort Bend Youth football league by having four of the five levels […]

COMMENTARY: Local boxing writer shows his big heart


Writing about something and actually doing it are two completely different things. Rosenberg resident Kelsey McCarson discovered that firsthand when he decided to raise money for a 6-year-old boy, Corbin, suffering from Bone Cancer. Corbin lives in McCarson’s hometown of Tyler, and McCarson heard about Corbin’s cancer from family and friends in the East Texas […]

Civil Servant of the Week: FBISD’s Heather Disney


By Michael Sudhalter Sugar Land resident Heather Disney wanted to make her childrens’ school, Cornerstone Elementary, a safer place, so she became a school crossing guard at the Fort Bend ISD campus. “My kids were almost hit in a crosswalk a couple of years ago,” Disney said. “This is the only way I was […]

Parents show up en masse to share feeder pattern input


By Michael Sudhalter Feeder pattern adjustments have been the hottest topic in Fort Bend ISD, so it’s no surprise that approximately 1,500 parents showed up to a Feeder Pattern Community Dialogue meeting on Monday night at Austin High. “We have to recognize that this is challenging for the district,” Beth Martinez, FBISD’s Executive Director […]

Commentary: Thankful for a friend’s health

Michael Sudhalter

I didn’t get a chance to see my college friend, who lives 1,500 miles away, this Thanksgiving, but his health and well-being were on mind when I considered the things that I am thankful for. My friend wishes to remain anonymous, so for the purposes of this article, we’ll refer to him as “Evan.” We […]

Civil Servant of the Week: Brittany Rychlik


By Michael Sudhalter Sugar Land Deputy Court Administrator Brittany Rychlik was surprised to learn that she earned the Texas Court Clerks Association Distinguished Services Award from the Texas Court Clerks Association (TCCA) last month. “I don’t tend to be in the limelight much,” Rychlik said. “I was very honored to be recognized by others. […]

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