That awkward moment between a man and his leftover turkey

We are quickly approaching that very awkward time of year. It’s that time when you look in your refrigerator, take a long, lingering look at the container of leftover turkey, and make the judgment call that we all dread making. That container has been sitting there for a week now. You’ve had your fill of […]

Ethics commission fines Missouri City councilman for faulty campaign reports

By Theresa D. McClellan For the Fort Bend Star A Missouri City councilman who serves on the city’s Finance and Service Committee was fined by the Texas Ethics Commission for multiple errors in his campaign finance reports, including failing to file financial disclosures of political contributions, loans and expenditures. During a preliminary review hearing in […]

I picked up my local newspaper and then this happened…

As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, please allow me to give you something to be thankful for beyond our families, friends, homes, jobs, health and the usual litany of things we all count as blessings in our lives. I want you to be thankful for the things in life that are true. We have come […]

Special note regarding 2016 tax statements for flooded properties in Fort Bend County

Patsy Schultz, Fort Bend County Tax Assessor/Collector, said the 2016 tax statements will be mailed during the week of Nov. 7-11. “This year we had an unusual event affect our tax statements,” Schultz said, referring to the impacts of the Memorial Day flood. Schultz went on to say, “The Fort Bend Central Appraisal District has […]

Year of the underdog: 2016 burning with surprises and unrest

There are certain years in history that just stand out for all the extraordinary events that occurred during that blip on the timeline. The year 2016 will certainly be one of those years. It’s the year of unlikely champions. From the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Chicago Cubs to Donald Trump’s election to the presidency, this […]

Trump wins, but Fort Bend County turns blue for Clinton

By Joe Southern Although Donald Trump won the election for President of the United States over Hillary Clinton, Fort Bend County, in the heart of a Republican stronghold state, turned blue on Election Day. Clinton took 134,475 (51.37 percent) votes in the county compared to Trump’s 117,212 (44.78 percent). Libertarian Gary Johnson garnered 6,898 […]

Fort Bend ISD plans meetings to establish attendance boundaries for future schools

As construction of Fort Bend ISD’s future campuses continues, the district will host two community forum meetings to discuss the attendance boundary process and gain community feedback on possible changes. While the entire community is invited to attend the Nov. 29 and Nov. 30 meetings, the attendance boundary planning process is currently limited to 19 […]

@FtBendAthletics: Fort Bend ISD sends seven to playoffs

By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star Seven Fort Bend ISD teams made the football playoffs this year. Below is a summary of games played during the final week of the regular season. Willowridge 20, Ball 7 While the Willowridge seniors were being introduced before Saturday afternoon’s game with Ball, two eagles, or at […]

2016 Election results

These are the election results for Fort Bend County. The results do not reflect totals for regional, statewide or national races, just how residents in Fort Bend County voted. President Hillary Clinton (D) 134,475 51.37% Donald Trump (R) 117,212 44.78% Gary Johnson (L) 6,898 2.64% Jill Stein (L) 1,782 0.68% House of Representatives, District 9 […]

HCC Foundation supports Katy Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 9182

The Houston Community Foundation has received a $7,500 commitment from the Katy VFW Post 9182 to provide valuable support for veteran students as they pursue their higher education through the Houston Community College System. Pictured with HCC Chancellor Cesar Maldonado (center) are: Ed Bland, Senior Vice Commander of Katy VFW Post 9182; Kenneth R. Burton […]

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