May elections get crowded

By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Fred Taylor respects what Missouri City Mayor Allen Owen has done over the past 22 years, but the 48-year-old small business owner believes he’s the right person to move the city forward. “I don’t think the Mayor is a bad person,” Taylor said. “He’s brought Missouri City a long way. What […]

Rep. Ron Reynolds to face three opponents in Democratic Primary

By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com District 27 Texas State Rep. Ron Reynolds (D-Missouri City), the Democratic House Whip, may get re-elected this fall. But if it happens, he’ll have proven himself among his constituents in the Democratic Primary on Tuesday. Early voting runs through Friday. For months, there had been widespread speculation that the three-term incumbent […]

Political newcomers square off for Sugar Land At-Large Seat No. 2

By S. Barot For The Star The Sugar Land elections are quickly approaching and additional candidates are entering the May 7 At-Large 2 position race, to vie for the citizens’ support. Mayoral candidate Joe Zimmerman currently occupies the seat. Mary Joyce, 55, who has over two decades worth of experience in finance contract negotiations and […]

Rosenthal to run for re-election in May

Dave Rosenthal, FBISD Board of Trustees Vice President, announces plans to seek re-election in 2016. Rosenthal was first elected to the board in May 2012 for a one year unexpired term. He was re-elected in 2013 for a full three year term. Mr. Rosenthal was part of the team responsible for the transition from the […]

Gibson, Hassan to face off in Democratic Primary for House District 22

By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Few political experts would consider Texas’ 22nd Congressional District anything but a safe seat for Republicans, but two local Democrats are vying to challenge U.S. Rep. Pete Olson (R-Texas), a four-term incumbent, next fall. Both Missouri City resident Mark Gibson and Katy resident Ahmad Hassan have law degrees and own small […]

Does Houston mayoral election affect Fort Bend?

By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Throughout the Greater Houston area, the political discussion has focused on two City of Houston issues – the city’s next mayor and the outcome of a highly-debated proposition. But the larger question for Fort Bend County residents is whether these two issues should matter to them when Houston voters go to […]

Mary Joyce announces candidacy for Sugar Land At Large Position 2

Longtime Sugar Land resident Mary Joyce has announced her intent to run as a candidate for the Sugar Land City Council, At Large, Position 2. Joyce is the first candidate to declare that she’s running for the position. She will look to succeed current At Large Position 2 council member Joe Zimmerman, who is facing […]

Early Voting Starts Monday

Early voting begins across Texas on Monday, Oct. 19, including 17 locations within Fort Bend County. Early Voting sites are scattered throughout the county and are near to the major commuter routes used by Fort Bend County Residents. Eligible voters of Fort Bend County may vote at any of the seventeen early voting sites, and, […]

Reynolds, Brown trade barbs long before March primary

By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com – The 2016 Democratic Primary is more than five months away, but the rhetoric in the campaign is already heating up in District 27. State Rep. Ron Reynolds (D-Missouri City), a three-term incumbent, could face his first primary challenge since 2010, on March 1. Missouri City resident Steve Brown, a former […]

Rep. Rick Miller announces re-election bid

State Representative Rick Miller will seek re-election to represent House District 26 in the Texas House of Representatives.  First elected in 2012, Miller currently serves on the House Appropriations Committee and House Public Health Committee.      “It is truly an honor to serve the people of District 26 in the State Legislature. I was […]

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