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Possibility of Fort Bend commuter rail line gains traction

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Missouri City resident Christopher Hall has lived in different cities with commuter rail, both in the U.S. and abroad, and doesn’t think Fort Bend County should have to do without it. “Less people on the road isn’t the only benefit of having easy access to reliable rail,” Hall said. “Light rail […]

Oakland parents hope district relieves overcrowding

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Editor’s note: This week’s story on the proposed Fort Bend ISD bond is the second in a series of stories. This story focuses on construction and capital improvements. Oakland Elementary parent Diana McFatridge looks at her son’s elementary school and loves the quality of the school’s administration and teachers. But she worries […]

Stafford City Council will consider Legacy-related ordinance on Tuesday

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com The city of Stafford will likely have the opportunity to replace the departing Texas Instruments headquarters with the new, The Legacy at Stafford mixed-use development. But there’s still plenty of work to be done before the 192 acres undergo development by Street Level Investments. On Monday, the city council will consider […]

Super Stone Houston honors veterans

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By Michael Sudhalter  Super Stone Houston is dedicated to using decorative concrete that can make any home look like a beautiful resort with new toppings and overlays to transform driveways. Patios and pool decks can be transformed from drab to dramatic, without the added expense of tear-out. Super Stone, which has five locations nationally (three […]

State ethics commission evaluating Miller’s complaint

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By Christina Martinez Christina@theleadernews.com Last fall Sugar Land resident, Diana Miller, filed a complaint with the Texas Ethics Commission alleging misuse of public funds by the City. Miller filed the complaint under section 255.003 – Unlawful Use of Political Funds for Advertising of the Election Code, claiming the City Manager, Allen Bogard, had knowingly used […]

omg! Inside Fort Bend 08/13/14

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Moon closer to earth, not bigger Look down, look up, it’s super moon! Chances are Neil Armstrong’s footprints on the moon couldn’t be seen this past Sunday, August 10, when the super moon cast its light from up above.  This is an occurrence when the moon comes closest to the earth. According to scientists, the super […]

Making Stafford’s teachers a priority

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Stafford Municipal School District superintendent Dr. Robert Bostic inherited a challenge when he arrived in June from Denton ISD. Luckily, for Stafford ISD teachers, local residents and students, he’s taking the district staff’s 23 percent turnover rate seriously and has already taken steps to address it. Bostic presides over a district […]

Lawyers cry foul over Sugar Land towing contract

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Lawyers representing a longtime owner of a Missouri City-based towing business filed a suit on Monday in Fort Bend District Court, alleging that the city of Sugar Land unfairly awarded its tow truck contracts. The lawsuit, which doesn’t seek monetary damages but rather to void the current contracts, isn’t against the […]

Some citizens object to security cameras in FBISD schools

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Editor’s note: This week’s story on the proposed Fort Bend ISD bond is the first in a series of stories. This story focuses on school security, while others will look into school construction, facilities, and more. Given the ongoing concerns about school safety, Fort Bend ISD is preparing to spend approximately $14.1 […]

Blood donors save Missouri City boy’s life

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Andre Graves doesn’t know the people responsible for saving his life more than a decade ago, but tears come to his eyes when he thinks about it. The 11-year-old Missouri City resident believes that divine intervention played a role in delivering four pints of blood to save him from a deadly […]

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