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Fort Bend ISD names new directors


• Oscar Perez as Executive Director of Design and Construction. Perez will help lead efforts on the execution of projects approved in the November 2014 Bond. Perez has more than 20 years of experience with public school districts and most recently managed San Antonio ISD’s $515 million bond program. In this new position, Perez will […]

Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees approve 2015-2016 Budget


The Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees approved a general operating budget of $580,408,153 during its regular business meeting on Monday, June 15. The adopted budget reflects a 3.75 percent increase from the 2014-2015 budget, with the bulk of the amount coming from compensation and staffing. The budget takes into account the staffing necessary for […]

DEVELOPMENT NOTEBOOK: Restaurateurs Open Fourth Restaurant in Sugar Land

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By S. Barot For The Star After owning successful Sugar Land-area restaurants like Japaneiro’s, Guru Burgers and Crepes and Jupiter Pizza & Waffle Co., restaurateurs Robert White and Victor Litwinenko have opened The Ginger Mule Tonics & Meals in Town Square. Colloquially, the restaurant is known as “The Ginger Mule.” The new restaurant will take […]

Brazos River level recedes in the wake of the storm that wasn’t

Many residents breathed a sigh of relief last night, when the National Weather Service’s West Gulf River Forecast center revised the forecast downward for the Brazos river. The initial forecast of 50.1 feet sometime this afternoon would have left many residents seeing a repeat of the flooding following Memorial Day this year. “We are relieved […]

Stafford, SLI hope to move forward with development project


By Michael Sudhalter Stafford Mayor Leonard Scarcella said the city is waiting to work out a deal from a Dallas-based developer on its plans to proceed with the construction of a 192-acre mixed use project. The proposed project is located at the current Texas Instruments property, which is set to close by the end […]

Community leaders celebrate AccessHealth’s Quality Achievement


Community leaders gathered Thursday evening at AccessHealth’s main Center in Richmond to celebrate the Center’s national recognition as a Patient-Centered Medical Home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).  Elected officials in attendance included State Representatives Rick Miller, newly elected Rosenberg Mayor Cynthia McConathy, former Rosenberg Mayors Vincent Morales and Joe Gurecky, Matt Minor […]

Former Clements coach built a tree of success

Former Clements High head football coach Jeff Hulme has seen several of his former assistant coaches become head coaches.  (Submitted photo)

By Michael Sudhalter Many Clements High football fans remember the 2007 season as the best one in school history. The Rangers, led by current Oakland Raiders starting quarterback David Carr, finished 13-1, with their only loss coming against eventual state champion, Katy High. But the Jeff Hulme era, from 2004-07, is remarkable for another […]

SSLW & Partners Award Five Scholarships

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Sugar Land: Suburban Sugar Land Women (SSLW) and Phenomenal Partners recently held their annual and auspicious Service and Academic Excellence Luncheon honoring their 2015 scholarship recipients. The 2015 scholarship recipients are graduating high school seniors from Fort Bend ISD and Lamar Consolidated ISD. Daisy Gilbert, Lamar Consolidated, plans to attend Wharton County Junior College and […]

Could Fort Bend be Millennials’ next destination?


By S. Barot For The Star There are roughly 80 million Millennials or Generation Y individuals in America today – and about 24 percent of them live in the Greater Houston area. Naturally, their presence is impacting the housing market in Fort Bend County – both in sales and home design. “We are trying to […]

Summer is here, don’t forget your sunscreen

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School is out and for many that’s the official start of summer. Swimming pools are open and the beaches are getting crowded. But before you “cannonball” into the pool or head out for a day at the beach you don’t want to forget your sunscreen. Overexposure to the sun can be dangerous and even deadly. […]

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