Stafford robot team wins Alamo Regional, qualifies for World Championship in Houston

By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star The Stafford High School robotics team, in just its second year of competition, and with its three alliance members, won the Alamo Regional last Saturday. The win qualifies the team for the FIRST Robotics World Championship to be held at the George R. Brown Convention Center and […]

Candidates to debate issues in upcoming forums

Compiled by Joe Southern With municipal and school district elections coming up on May 6, the public will have several opportunities to meet and hear from candidates at upcoming forums. Fort Bend ISD The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce’s Education Division will host the Fort Bend ISD Candidates Forum on April 19, at 5:30 p.m. […]

Stafford students on a mission to fight teen hunger locally

By Theresa D. McClellan For the Fort Bend Star With a community plan to raise hunger awareness, the sophomore and junior high school students from Stafford leaned over poster boards with a mission. “Everyone is pitching in to make a mark on the world and that’s really good. You have to start small and they […]

There’s much more to church than just Easter and Christmas

It’s that time of year again when the twice-a-year crowd goes to church. Easter is this Sunday. This is Holy Week, the time between Palm Sunday – marking Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem — and his resurrection. The other half of the time the “twicers” go to church they get to learn about the virgin […]

Missouri City Councilman Floyd Emery elected 2017 H-GAC chair elect

The Houston-Galveston Area Council recently announced that Missouri City Councilman Floyd Emery has been elected Board Chair Elect for 2017. He has served as the Missouri City representative on the H-GAC Board of Directors since 2013. Also elected as 2017 H-GAC officers are Brazoria County Commissioner Stacy Adams as Vice Chair and Chambers County Commissioner […]

Any Lab Test Now opening in Sugar Land

By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com When Doug Conquest came to Texas six years ago from the United Kingdom for his job in the oil and gas industry, he eventually found himself in need of medical attention. Part of his treatment required a lab test. He became quite dismayed when he discovered that through the complexity of […]

Committee looks at Internet sales tax

By Richard Lee For the Fort Bend Star Major Internet retailers would have to collect and remit sales taxes on purchases made by Texans under a bill considered by the Senate Finance Committee on Monday. Current law places the burden on consumers, who are required to send a separate sales tax payment to the comptroller […]

Serve city government through service on boards, commissions

Sugar Land is looking for volunteers interested in giving their time, energy and expertise to serve as members on the Planning and Zoning Commission and Building Standards Commission. Applications must be submitted electronically by April 10 at 5 p.m. through the Serve Sugar Land website at https://volunteer.sugarlandtx.gov/. Both groups provide valuable insight and advice on […]

Bill targets cyberbullying

By Richard Lee For the Fort Bend Star Those who harass children on-line and through social media could face penalties under a bill considered by the State Affairs Committee on Thursday. San Antonio Senator José Menéndez told committee members that such harassment is rampant and is a major contributor to the rise in teen suicide. […]

Crime rate in Sugar Land hits historic low

Sugar Land’s crime rate hit a 20-year low in 2016. The results were included in the Sugar Land Police Department’s 2016 annual report. According to the police department, Sugar Land’s crime rate decreased 1.7 percent from 2015 to 2016. The rate is 45.7 percent lower than the state average and 38.7 percent lower than the […]

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