One killed, one wounded at party in Greatwood

By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com One teen was killed and another man wounded in a gunfight that erupted early Sunday morning at a house in Greatwood where people were partying in a home of a family that is out of the country on vacation. According to various reports, 18-year-old Demonte Ziegler was found dead from a […]

Missouri City to hold general election in November

By Edwin Vega For the Fort Bend Star The City of Missouri City moved its council elections from the spring to the fall and on Nov. 7 residents will vote to fill four seats. The ballot will include council positions for Districts A, B, C and D and the term of office for those positions […]

Freudenberger leads OakBend through 10 years of growth

CEO recently won Entrepreneur of the Year award By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com As the country finishes celebrating Independence Day, Joe Freudenberger continues to celebrate the spirit of independence each day he reports to work at OakBend Medical Center in Richmond. The hospital’s chief executive officer is marking 10 years on the job and said he […]

Coconut water is a natural, healthy alternative to sodas and sports drinks

Have you gotten on the coconut water bandwagon yet? You should. The sooner the better, too. My journey to the coconut side began about a month ago when I went to the library and checked out the audio book “High-Hanging Fruit: Build Something Great by Going Where No One Else Will” by Mark Rampolla. Based […]

Federal law states resident males must register with Selective Service

By Edwin Vega For the Fort Bend Star The United States military has been strictly all-volunteer since the draft ended in 1973; however, it still maintains the ability to initiate a draft. The Selective Service System is the agency that manages the draft in case of a national emergency. Currently, all men ages 18-25 who […]

A year later, dog rescued from flood living the good life

By Donna Hill For the Fort Bend Star A year after being rescued from the Brazos River floods in 2016, Archer remains one lucky dog, and by all accounts a much loved member of Sheriff Troy E. Nehls’ family. Archer was the forgotten brown and white dog still tied by a leash to a front […]

OakBend Medical Center CEO wins entrepreneur award

EY has announced that Joe Freudenberger of OakBend Medical Center, the last remaining independent hospital in the Greater Houston Area, received the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 Award in the Health Care category in the Gulf Coast Area. The award recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment […]

Fair announces entertainment lineup

Fowler, Park, Trevino, Sarah, Bush coming to the stage A Grammy winner, a Texas music pioneer and an alumnus of “The Voice” are a few of the credentials of artists who will be performing at the 2017 Fort Bend County Fair. The entertainment lineup has been officially revealed, and 14 singers representing Texas music, traditional […]

Cruise offered the journey of a lifetime on many levels

Let me tell you about my summer vacation. As cliché as it is, I just returned from one of the most incredible experiences of my life. It was just a seven-day Caribbean cruise but what was packed into it on multiple levels was astounding. Beyond the food, entertainment and tropical ports of call were multiple […]

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital honored with quality achievement award for stroke care

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital has been recognized for its commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to national standards and recommendations. The hospital received the award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award […]

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