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Stafford Emergency Management Coordinator sues city over health plan

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By Michael Sudhalter Jennifer Taylor, the city of Stafford’s Emergency Management Coordinator, is suing her employer and its Human Resources Director Karen Austin in Harris County Civil District Court over the city’s health care plan, citing breach of contract. “We don’t believe there’s any merit in the lawsuit,” said Stafford City Attorney Art Pertile. […]

Sugar Land City Council discusses proposed charter changes

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By S. Barot For The Star The Sugar Land City Council held a workshop on Tuesday to discuss proposed amendments to the city charter that could make citizens’ opportunities to petition in protest a more difficult task. The main proposed amendment is a change to the number of petition signatures required for recall petitions for […]

True to Toro… Sugar Land’s Schneider is Fort Bend’s Biggest Texans Fan


By Michael Sudhalter Before every Houston Texans game, Sugar Land resident Wendy Schneider makes sure that she’s wearing her lucky Texans shirt and holding a JJ Watt doll. “JJ is a beast, and he commands respect,” Schneider said. “Off the field, he’s very much into his charity work and an all-around good guy.” But […]

Bryant, Walker vie for nomination in District 27 Republican Primary


By Michael Sudhalter Ken Bryant and Mary Walker don’t expect a contentious Republican primary in State House District 27. But whomever wins the March 1 primary plans on convincing the overwhelming Democratic district that it must move in a conservative direction. Three-term incumbent Rep. Ron Reynolds (D-Missouri City) will face three opponents in the […]

CIVIL SERVANT: Civil Servant of the Week: Drabek Elementary’s Michele Rose


By Michael Sudhalter Michele Rose loves watching her students discover their artistic side. “I love when a kid holds a paint brush and thinks its magic,” said Rose, the Art Teacher at Drabek Elementary in Sugar Land. “I teach the kids to follow directions and think through problems. They’re learning how to be creative […]

COMMENTARY: Why the last election on the ballot really matters…

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In just a matter of hours, we’ve gone from Christmas Lights and New Year’s Party Hats to campaign signs and political chatter with the primaries on March 1 – now less than two months away. And while we’ve always been inundated with the national storylines of “Trump vs. Cruz” and “Clinton vs. Sanders’, it’s important […]

Local choir brings smiles to Fort Bend County residents


By Deborah Rowe For The Star Fort Bend Boys Choir of Texas organization has a lot to offer audiences. The Fort Bend Boys Choir of Texas organization plays a delightful and varied repertoire that consists of patriotic, classical, folk-tune, religious and whimsical genres. William Adams founded the choir in 1982 with 42 boys in one […]

Ridge Point Football tops 2015 Star Sports Stories of the Year


By Michael Sudhalter Few people outside of Sienna Plantation expected the Ridge Point High football team to build upon its 2014 accomplishments. But the Panthers – in just their fourth varsity season – managed to exceed last year’s benchmark by two rounds. Ridge Point reached the Class 5A-Division I State Semifinals, losing to eventual […]

Abundance of local mattress stores sparks conversation

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By Michael Sudhalter Fort Bend County’s population has exceeded 700,000 and is expected to reach one million within a decade. The Mattress industry understands the rapid growth and continues to place more stand-alone mattress retailers along high-traffic corridors. Mattress Overstock, a family-owned mattress store on Hwy. 6 in Missouri City, has been there since […]

Five ways The Star shaped Fort Bend in 2015


Two Thousand and Fifteen was a big year for the Fort Bend Star. We reported the news, showcased sports and shared our opinions with you — our loyal readers. In addition to that, we’ve also made contributions to the community through our stories. Featured below are a few examples. We strive to write more stories […]

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