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Stacy Brothers set to become UT-San Antonio teammates


By Adrian Martin For The Star Baseball has been essential to the Stacy Family for a while now. John and Kathy Stacy’s eldest son Brandon, 27, acted as the stimulus to the bloodline of Austin High baseball players. Then, younger brothers Sean and Ryan followed their almost inevitable path as Bulldogs. “Our family has been […]

Fort Bend cities discuss body cameras plans


By Subhrata Barot For The Star The Select Committee on Emerging Issues in Law Enforcement is currently reviewing House Bill 474 otherwise known as “Body Cam Bill” which is a bill that will potentially mandate all patrol officers in the state to wear body cameras. The Body Cam Bill, which is authored by State Representative […]

Controlling those Allergies


Are you sneezing more often lately? Do you have itchy eyes? A scratchy throat? If so, you’re probably one of the 36 million Americans who wake up each spring morning with symptoms of seasonal allergies. It’s not surprising. Many plants and flowers are growing at this time of year. Plus, traffic and pollution are always […]

CIVIL SERVANT OF THE WEEK: Mayor Vincent Morales

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By Subhrata Barot For The Star Businessman. Volunteer. Cancer survivor. Mayor of Rosenberg. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Vincent Morales’ proudest moment was elected Mayor of Rosenberg in 2011 and then re-elected by his constituents in 2013. Since then, he has devoted his attention to preparing Rosenberg for future growth. Under his […]

TxDOT dedicates $132 million to Fort Bend road improvements

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Last November, Texas voters approved Proposition 1 by a 4-to-1 margin, which authorized the state legislature the power to use a portion of the Rainy Day Fund for road improvements. Fort Bend County received approximately $101.8 million in Prop 1 funds, accounting for a large portion of the $132 million cost for five major highway […]

Scarcella to face Sorbet in Stafford Mayoral Election


By Michael Sudhalter Leonard Scarcella, Stafford’s Mayor since 1969, will face an opponent in a mayoral election for the first time since 1999. Scarcella, a 74-year-old attorney and America’s longest consecutive mayor – will face a council member (Robert Sorbet) in a mayoral election for the first time in his political career. Out of […]

Fort Bend teen selected for national honor orchestra


By Michael Sudhalter Ellie Campbell, a 17-year-old from the Richmond area, enjoys the challenges and rewards of playing the Harp. “There are so many sounds you can get – it’s amazing when you hear it,” said Campbell, a high school junior who is homeschooled. Campbell, who plays with a local orchestra in America, was […]

FBISD board president to face preschool owner in May election


By Michael Sudhalter Fort Bend ISD board president Grayle James is running for re-election for FBISD Position 2 on a platform of continuing the district’s positive developments. James, a 51-year-old retired teacher and volunteer, faces Kathy Li, a 41-year old preschool owner/teacher and fellow Sugar Land resident, on May 9. Early voting runs from […]

COMMENTARY: Develop the economy, but don’t discriminate…

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Dana Fontaine “Rick” Miller is a good person. In less than two full terms, the District 26 State Representative from Sugar Land has been a tireless advocate for his fellow military veterans and a staunch supporter of limited government. On this very editorial page – two months ago – we lauded his efforts to grant […]

Apartments bring opportunity, concern to Stafford project


By Michael Sudhalter Stafford could have nearly double the amount of apartments if the Street Level Investments (SLI) project comes to fruition. SLI has planned for 2,400 multi-family units that will attract an upscale demographic with disposable income. Originally, SLI had planned for fewer apartments, but according to SLI principal Dan Watson, the developer […]

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