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FBISD candidates split on election policy


By Michael Sudhalter If the 2012 U.S. Senate election in Texas had the same format as Fort Bend ISD’s board of trustee election, David Dewhurst would likely be representing Texas, instead of presidential candidate Ted Cruz. The then-Lieutenant Governor defeated Cruz, 44.6 percent to 34.2 percent in the May 2012 primary, but because Dewhurst […]

Texans star raises $640,000 at Charity game in Sugar Land


By Michael Sudhalter The annual Justin J. Watt Foundation Charity Softball Game has become one of the hottest tickets in Sugar Land – and for good reason. Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year, put on an excellent show for a sold-out crowd at Constellation Field. Watt, […]

Immigration reform could affect local health care

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By Subhrata Barot For The Star Joseph Freudenberger, chief executive officer at Oakbend Medical Center in Richmond, that the legalization of immigrants could affect the local healthcare industry. It could help pay local hospitals for some uninsured care if those undocumented immigrants are eligible for Medicaid. It is a less known fact that Medicaid reimburses […]

Soto’s Kitchen Celebrates Cinco De Mayo with Authentic Mexican Flavors


By Subhrata Barot For The Star It’s time to break out the Maracas and put on the Sombreros! Because Cinco de Mayo is here and Soto’s Kitchen is ready to celebrate! “Cinco de Mayo is a big celebration for Mexico and we at Soto’s Kitchen like to make a celebration of it to recognize it,” […]

COMMENTARY: Seal the border and protect the children

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My take on Immigration Reform is simple. Seal the borders. Honestly, we are so consumed with figuring out what to do with the undocumented immigrants who are already here, that more and more keep crossing the border and at this point we have no idea who is here and who isn’t. Supporters of immigration argue […]

Expanded transit opportunities for Southern Fort Bend residents 

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Coming this summer, Richmond and Rosenberg residents will have a convenient new way to travel to shopping, medical and service agencies.  Fort Bend County Public Transit announces the start of the Richmond-Rosenberg Bus Service, a point deviation route system that will positively affect the daily lives of thousands of residents.  Point deviated routes combine the […]

CIVIL SERVANT OF THE WEEK: Travis High principal Julie Diaz


By Subhrata Barot For The Star There’s a new boss in town at Travis High School. Fort Bend ISD recently named Julie Diaz as the new principal of the high school. She currently serves as the principal of FBISD’s Fort Settlement Middle School after serving as principal of Commonwealth Elementary for seven years. “I’m very […]

Missouri City volunteers raise $32,000 for public safety

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By Subhrata Barot For The Star The Missouri City Police and Fire Auxiliary held their annual benefit last week at the Missouri City Community Center. The Auxiliary hosts the benefit to raise money to buy non-budget equipment for both the Missouri City police and fire Departments. “The Auxiliary doesn’t keep any of the money,” said […]

Politicians divided on immigration reform issues

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By Michael Sudhalter The United States Congress is at a standstill over immigration reform, and not surprisingly, the divide is along party lines. U.S. Rep. Pete Olson (R-Texas), a Sugar Land resident who represents District 22 (including much of Fort Bend County), said security issues must precede any agreement on immigration reform. “Rep. Olson […]

Fort Bend ISD suspends truancy program

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By Michael Sudhalter The criminalization of truancy in Fort Bend County, and statewide, has come under intense scrutiny by lawmakers and local residents. On Monday, Fort Bend ISD superintendent Dr. Charles Dupre released an e-mail to district personnel and parents regarding the future of truancy enforcement in FBISD. While the district didn’t comment beyond […]

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