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Finding healthy and feasible New Year’s resolutions


By Subhrata Barot For The Star Three…two…one…Happy New Year!  It’s midnight – champagne popped, toasts made, and parties thrown, now it’s time to make and hopefully keep the lofty and daunting New Year’s Resolution.  Some try to embrace a healthier lifestyle, by eating right, losing weight, and nixing alcohol and others look to become financially […]

Girls Ice Hockey continues to grow in the area


By Michael Sudhalter When Anna and Lucy Shepherd, and Hailey Schatzmann walk through the halls of Clements High, few of their classmates know that they spend their weekends scoring goals and skating up and down ice rinks in Texas – and beyond. “I enjoy the team aspect of ice hockey, and the fact that […]

Reynolds trial rescheduled for Aug. 3

Texas State Rep. Ron Reynolds

Texas District 27 State Representative Ron Reynolds (D-Missouri City) was originally slated for a Montgomery Country re-trial just five days into 2015. But the trial was delayed until Aug. 3, so Reynolds (D-Missouri City) could focus on the 84th Legislative Session, which begins on Tuesday, Jan. 13. In November, a Montgomery County judge overturned Reynolds’ […]

Scarcella visits D.C. to address proposed Immigration Bill


By Karen Daniels For The Star Stafford Mayor Leonard Scarcella believes that recently proposed federal immigration legislation could impact his city. The longtime Stafford mayor traveled to Washington D.C. to testify before Congress’ House Judiciary Committee and to support House Bill 5138, proposed in November by U.S. Rep Pete Olson (R-Texas), who represents most of […]

COMMENTARY: Here’s hoping 2015 is the Year of Common Sense

Michael Sudhalter

In the 18th Century, Francois-Marie Arouet – better known as Voltaire – told the world that “Common sense is not so common.” It was true before, during and after his life, but sometimes, we have to learn it the hard way. Five years ago, a series of follies in my own life proved the French […]

Top 10 Sports Stories of the Year


By Michael Sudhalter One of the most exciting developments for The Star was the implementation of a sports section in August. We did our best to cover local sports through The Star, as well as our Twitter account, ftbendathletics, and our Facebook page, “Fort Bend Star.” With the help of local coaches, we were […]

Civil Servant of the Week: Sugar Land’s Meredith Riede

Meredith Riede

Sugar Land City Manager Allen Bogard recently promoted Acting City Attorney Meredith Riede to the position of city attorney.  She replaces Mary Ann Powell, who resigned to pursue other opportunities in June 2014. Sugar Land City Council consented to the city manager’s appointment of Riede on Tuesday, an action required by the City Charter. Riede […]

Rosenberg man sues District Attorney’s office

John Healey (R)

By Michael Sudhalter Attorneys for a Rosenberg man filed a civil lawsuit in the 400th District Court of Texas against Fort Bend County District Attorney John Healey and Assistant District Attorney Mark Hanna, in their individual and official capacities, last week, on the grounds that he was denied due process. The lawsuit follows a […]

Civil Servant of the Week: Oyster Creek Elementary’s Nancy Brock


Nancy Brock, a fifth-grade science teacher and team leader at Oyster Creek Elementary School, is the recipient of a 2014 Wilhelmina C. Robertson Excellence in Science Teaching Award. Presented by the Houston Museum of Natural Science through the generosity of the Cockrell Foundation, the $2,000 award recognizes the contributions of teachers who demonstrate significant ability […]

Truancy concerns persist


Editor’s Note: This is the second part of a two-part series on Truancy in Fort Bend County By Karen Daniels For The Star Of the 20 largest school districts in Texas, only six keep track of truancy records. Three of the four students affected by truancy rules are considered economically disadvantaged, according to Texas Appleseed. […]

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