Stafford students build robot to conquer the world

By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star For the past two months, a handful of Stafford High School students, working out of the Stafford Engineering Academy Laboratory (SEAL Lab) on the Stafford campus, has been quietly assembling a robot that they hope will conquer the world. The FIRST Robotics World Championship that is. FIRST […]

Crusader blames brakes, not distracted drivers, for crashes

Man says no one in authority will listen to him By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com Charles Brixey claims Sugar Land has it all wrong with its red light cameras and now the pending cell phone ban for drivers, but no one will listen to him. Brixey is convinced that all the studies the city cites as […]

Fried fair fare on a stick judged good eatin’ at Rodeo Houston

I made my return to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo last Thursday as a judge for the Gold Buckle Foodie Awards (also known as 101 Ways to Totally Trash Your Diet). It was the second time in three years that I’ve been a Gold Buckle Foodie judge. I missed last year because I was […]

Senate approves bill targeting sex offending teachers

By Richard Lee For the Fort Bend Star Teachers who commit sex offenses would automatically lose their teaching certificate under a bill unanimously approved by the Senate Wednesday. Senate Bill 7 author, Houston Senator Paul Bettencourt, said the number of inappropriate teacher-student relationships has grown dramatically. He pointed to a 43 percent increase in investigations […]

Senate passes array of pro-law enforcement bills

By Richard Lee For the Fort Bend Star Monday saw the end of the 60-day constitutional prohibition on considering non-emergency legislation, and the Senate marked the occasion by passing a number of bills intended to protect and honor law enforcement in Texas. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who sets each day’s agenda, says the idea came […]

Senate approves bill targeting sex offending teachers

By Richard Lee For the Fort Bend Star Teachers who commit sex offenses would automatically lose their teaching certificate under a bill unanimously approved by the Senate Wednesday. Senate Bill 7 author, Houston Senator Paul Bettencourt, said the number of inappropriate teacher-student relationships has grown dramatically. He pointed to a 43 percent increase in investigations […]

Sugar Land’s $100,000 donation to TSTC upsets some

Council passes measure on 4-3 vote By S. Barot subrata@fortbendstar.com Sugar Land City Council recently approved a controversial $100,000 donation to Texas State Technical College’s (TSTC) Fort Bend County campus. In a 4-3 vote, council amended Sugar Land 4B Corporation’s (SL4B) budget to specifically fund costs relating to the TSTC Career Center. The move caused […]

ELECTIONS UPDATE: City, school district elections set

By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com The filing deadlines have passed and the elections are set for several local elections. Voters will go to the polls on May 6 and select municipal and school board representatives in area cities and school districts. In Sugar Land, incumbent councilmember Harish Jajoo, who had previously announced his intention to seek […]

IES Residential announces opening of Education Center

IES Residential, Inc. celebrated the grand opening of their new Education Center on January 25, 2017 in Stafford, TX. The Education Center will train the next generation of electricians and prepare them with the necessary skills, knowledge and hands-on experience required for a long-term career as an electrician. The facility will hold between 20-30 students […]

Committee approves ‘bathroom bill’

By Richard Lee For the Fort Bend Star The Senate State Affairs committee approved a bill proponents say is intended to protect privacy and provide security in public restrooms. Widely known as the “bathroom bill”, SB 6 would require a person to use restrooms, changing rooms, locker facilities and other areas correlated to the gender […]

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