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What does the future hold for the city of Stafford?


By Karen Daniels For The Star When Stafford Mayor Leonard Scarcella took office 45 years ago, gas was $0.35 per gallon and the first Moon landing happened less than two months earlier. Scarcella has been synonymous with Stafford, and has played a key role in the creation of Stafford MSD, the state’s only municipal school […]

Civil Servant of the Week: Lexington Creek teacher Sharlene Hudson


By Michael Sudhalter Lexington Creek Elementary school Art teacher Sharlene Hudson enjoys being able to introduce students to the world of art. “Who doesn’t love Art?,” Hudson said. “I love teaching, and I love getting to know the kids and their families. I teach them for six years, and I cry on the last […]

Hightower sophomore selected to attend elite medical conference


By Michael Sudhalter Adam Kermally has to wake up 40 minutes earlier every  weekday to attend Hightower High’s Medical Science Academy, but the Sugar Land resident said it’s worth it to study in the program. Kermally, a 15-year-old sophomore, decided in eighth grade that he wanted to become an Optometrist. “A lot of my family […]

Family raising money for teenage stroke victim

Trevor Cummings

On Oct. 11, Trevor Cummings was at basketball camp and suffered from cardiac arrest. Coaches immediately began CPR, and once EMS arrived Trevor had to be shocked three times to bring him back. From the cardiac arrest and lack of oxygen supply, Trevor also suffered a stroke that has affected his brain. Trevor has not […]

Sugar Land decides to withhold vehicle registration for red light violators


By Christina Martinez If you’ve ever been late to work or to a destination on a daily routine, running a red light is a path you may have crossed. Now, with a new agreement the city of Sugar Land has approved, you might think twice when running that red light. Along with receiving a […]

PROUD TO SERVE: Retired Marine mentors fellow veterans


By Michael Sudhalter Retired U.S. Marine Sgt. Bryan Escobedo remembers the day that nearly ended his life. Escobedo was serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom when the tire of the military Humvee hit a landmine and exploded in Al-Anbar Province, Iraq. Blood was everywhere, his nose was broken, his jaw was cracked and his ear […]

COMMENTARY: Appreciating the “Greatest Generation” on Veteran’s Day

Veterans Day has always been important to me. It’s intensely personal, even though I haven’t had a relative serve in the military since World War II. I realized how fortunate we are to live in a free, inclusive nation where people from every place in the world emigrate in search for the American Dream. A […]

Missouri City resident runs for Railroad Commission


By Michael Sudhalter Steve Brown, a Missouri City resident and the former chairman of the Fort Bend Democratic Party, is running for an open seat on the Texas Railroad Commission. He faces Ryan Sitton, a Friendswood Republican, in the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 4. The two candidates, both age 39, will have a […]

Dispatcher helps deliver baby


By Michael Sudhalter Fort Bend County emergency dispatcher Jonathan Sanders never expected the call he received on July 31. A woman was going into labor, but she and her husband didn’t have enough time to make it to the hospital. The couple pulled over near a Walgreen’s in Missouri City, and Sanders gave the […]

FBSO recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month


Twenty-two wreaths with purple ribbons have been placed in front of the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office for a reason. Each one of those wreaths represents a death in connection with Domestic Violence in the Sheriff’s Office jurisdiction since 2008. The month of October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s […]

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