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Donations Fund Universally Accessible Playground in Sugar Land

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Sugar Land City Council recently accepted a $200,000 donation toward the construction of the City’s first universally accessible playground Project at First Colony Park. The funding was raised through a capital campaign launched by the Sugar Land Legacy Foundation, a non-profit community group that works with individuals, corporations, trusts and others interested in making charitable, […]

Civil Servant of the Week: Rosenberg PD’s Daryl Segura

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Rosenberg Police Officer Daryl Segura and his twin brother, Danny, both grew up aspiring to work in law enforcement. Now, both twins work in their chosen field, within the educational system – Daryl’s a School Resource Officer in Lamar CISD, and Danny is an officer with Fort Bend ISD. “It’s great […]

Community Health Center funding at risk

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Community health centers such as AccessHealth represent the largest statewide primary care provider network in Texas.  Health centers in Texas serve over one million patients per year, with over 4 million patient visits annually.  There are over 350 service delivery sites located over 118 counties across Texas. CHCs are charged with increasing medical access by […]

Sheriff Nehls to face former Deputy Cempa in ’16 Republican Primary

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com The 2016 Fort Bend Sheriff Republican Primary places the incumbent, Sheriff Troy Nehls, against former Fort Bend Sheriff’s deputy Frank Cempa Sr., who resigned from FBSO in 2013. The primary, which could still yield more candidates, will take place next March. The Fort Bend Republican Party, as standard practice, won’t endorse […]

E.A. (Gene) Placke

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July 7, 1927 – March 10, 2015 E.A (Gene) Placke Age 87 of Missouri City, TX passed away peacefully Tuesday March 10, 2015. Funeral services were held at Pilgrim Lutheran Church Houston, TX. Burial with military honors followed at the Woodlawn Cemetery. Survivors include son Mike and Kathy Placke of Plano, TX, daughters Kathy Cosgrove […]

COMMENTARY: Four playoff teams is a good fit for prep sports

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If you’re around Texas prep sports long enough, you’ll eventually hear someone talk about the good ole days when only two teams per district qualified for the University Interscholastic League (UIL) playoffs. Currently, the standard number of qualifiers per district is four. The sentimental sports fans among us say that four teams per district waters […]

Local charity raises money with 5k pet / owner walk

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Walking or running in the park with your dog is an American pastime, and competing in 5-kilometer races has been a popular, growing activity among athletes, individuals and families. Some Fort Bend residents decided to combine the two, with the inaugural Bark In The Park 5K Fun Run and Walk last […]

Seek Relief for Back Pain — free back & neck pain seminar

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Your back is like a hard-working machine. It gives strength to your movements and supports most of your weight. With all this work to do, it’s no wonder the back is prone to injury and strain. Four out of five adults will experience at least one episode of back pain in their lifetimes. “Back pain […]

Local cardiologist addresses heart health for women

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By Subhrata Barot For The Star Arrhythmias. Heart Attack. Stroke. Heart Failure. Heart Disease is also known as the number one killer amongst American women – one in four women die from it. Unfortunately, women are usually unaware of signs and symptoms. To raise awareness for “Go Red Month,” CHI St. Luke’s Health – Sugar […]

Sugar Land area mom promotes natural remedy for allergies

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Sugar Land resident Amy Breeden, who is a full time mother and part-time Wellness Advocate for doTERRA Essential Oils, likes to talk about a three-point plan for battling seasonal allergies that often affect Fort Bend residents. “Lavender, lemon, and peppermint essential oils work together,” Breeden said.  “doTERRA’s lavender is a natural […]

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