Are hurricanes, fires and earthquakes signs of the apocalypse?

Is this the end of the world as we know it? Is the apocalypse upon us? Hurricanes, fires, massive earthquakes and more are wreaking havoc across the country and around the globe. Doomsayers are having a heyday. Bible-thumping fanatics are warning us of God’s impending wrath. Global warming warnings abound. (And somehow this is all […]

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital hosting diabetes seminar

If you have diabetes, it’s important to work with your health care providers to stay on top of your health. “With proactive lifestyle measures, regular health care and medication, you can limit complications from diabetes and live a long and healthy life,” said Christine Fisher, M.S.N, R.N., C.D.E., an inpatient diabetes educator with Houston Methodist […]

Back to school: Take two

Fort Bend ISD announces plans for students of flood-damaged school As Fort Bend ISD students return to classrooms on Tuesday, Sept. 12, students and staff members from the flood-damaged Juan Seguin Elementary will be housed at two nearby schools. Kindergarten through second-grade (K-2) students and staff will be housed at James Patterson Elementary, while third […]

Sienna Plantation, Riverstone begin digging out

Recovery from Harvey expected to take a long time By Donna Hill For the Fort Bend Star Flood recovery from Hurricane Harvey will be ongoing in Fort Bend County for months, maybe years. In Sienna Plantation and Riverstone, residents along with volunteers are helping others rebuild their lives and their homes. They are tearing out […]

Precinct 3 constable suspends traffic warrants

Constable Wayne K. Thompson, Fort Bend County, Precinct 3, said his office will suspend the confirmation and/or arrest for Class “C” citations (traffic citation warrants) during the month of September to include arrest warrants originating out of his office or any other law enforcement agency. Other warrants, for more severe offenses, will continue to be […]

H-E-B CEO donating $5 million to Watt’s flood relief fund

Charles Butt, H-E-B Chairman and CEO, today announced a personal, $5 million contribution to the Justin J. Watt Foundation’s Houston Flood Relief Fund. “Throughout this disaster, I have been humbled by the state’s unprecedented generosity and heroism,” said Charles Butt, H-E-B Chairman and CEO. “I want to commend and support the extraordinary relief efforts of […]

How to help victims of Harvey

The deep heart of Texans has been pouring out in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Many aid agencies are reporting an abundance of volunteers, Yet many still desire to contribute to the recover effort. Below are some of the ways people can donate their time and resources to help those in need: Donations: Second Mile […]

Schools re-schedule openings

Now that Hurricane Harvey has passed and the flooding is subsiding, area school districts and colleges have set dates for opening or re-opening. FORT BEND ISD Fort Bend ISD Superintendent Dr. Charles Dupre announced that classes will not resume until at least Tuesday, Sept. 12, with teachers returning on Monday, due to the continued effects […]

Harvey hinders publication of Star

Dear Fort Bend Star readers, Many of you may have noticed that the Fort Bend Star was not on your doorstep last week. Likewise, many of our readers simply didn’t have doorsteps last week as floodwaters generated from Hurricane Harvey inundated several of the communities we serve. It would have been foolhardy for us to […]

HURRICANE HARVEY: Harvey, Brazos flood county

State, agencies announce aid for storm victims By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas coast near Corpus Christi on the evening of Friday, Aug. 25, as a Category 4 hurricane. It slowly meandered to the northeast, dumping more than 50 inches of rain on the Greater Houston Area over the next several days, […]

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