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How would you like to enjoy a night on the town with your spouse or significant other? The Star will present one lucky couple with a $75 dinner, flowers and delicious cake for Valentine’s Day. Entering is easy. E-mail us your love stories. They don’t have to be long, but we want to hear about […]

Angelique Bartholomew gets key endorsement in District 27 primary


By Michael Sudhalter District 27 State Rep. Ron Reynolds (D-Missouri City) may have most of the endorsements from local Democrats, but one of his primary challengers, fellow Missouri City resident Angelique Bartholomew, picked up a key endorsement ahead of the March 1 primary. Annie’s List, a state-wide political organization committed to “electing Democratic women […]

Gandhi seeks third-term against local activist, Miller


By S. Barot For The Star The Sugar Land City Council At-Large 1 council seat election will have voters on the edge of their seats until the last ballot is counted. Two-term incumbent Himesh Gandhi is seeking his third term in the May 7 election. His challenger is Diana Miller – a real estate agent, community […]

Defense attorney says Missouri City Mayor committed perjury


By Michael Sudhalter Richmond-based attorney Don Bankston said that he will file a formal complaint alleging Perjury against Missouri City Mayor Allen Owen over a matter involving a Grand Jury. “If a politician gets up and lies under oath, it’s a very serious matter,” Bankston said. Owen, Missouri City’s Mayor since 1994, serves as […]

Elkins High names baseball field to honor legendary coach


By Michael Sudhalter Whenever the Elkins High baseball team plays a game, fans will be reminded of the guy who built the Knights’ program a household name in Texas. “Rick Carpenter – thank you for everything you’ve done for Elkins Baseball,” Elkins Principal Barbara Whitaker said of Rick Carpenter Field, which was dedicated before […]

Sugar Land didn’t have to re-invent the wheel, they just refined it.

Local resident Dennis Parmer played a key role in ensuring that history would be preserved in the new project. (Submitted photo.)

When I drive down U.S. 90-A, it’s easy to have an appreciation for Sugar Land’s history. The company town grew into a small incorporated city in 1959, and has blossomed into one of Houston’s – and America’s – best suburbs. But the best thing about the former Imperial Sugar property is that public (City of […]

Fort Bend area projects earn H-GAC Parks and Natural Areas Awards


The Houston-Galveston Area Council is pleased to announce three Fort Bend County projects have been selected for recognition as part of the 2015 Parks and Natural Areas Award competition. These projects serve as models for planning and project implementation for parks and natural areas in the region. Fort Bend area projects will be honored in […]

Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital offers tips to get the New Year off to a great start


Statistics show between 40-45% of all Americans make New Year’s resolutions each year. Usually on that list of resolutions is a renewed commitment to exercise. But here’s the catch, those same statistics show about 75% of people stick with their resolutions for a week and the numbers continue to drop from there. Only 8% of […]

PetSmart Charities plans Fort Bend adoption events


By Donna Hill For The Star It’s not often that animal shelters team up with local pet stores, but in February, Fort Bend County may see more forever homes for furry friends than ever before. PetSmart Charities, a non-profit animal welfare organization has helped over 6 million animals find homes. Several times a year, they […]

Mayor Allen Owen Announces Re-Election Bid


Missouri City Mayor Prepares for May 7 Election Missouri City Mayor Allen Owen has announced he is filing for re-election. The 22-year incumbent has announced his candidacy for the May election before any of his potential opponents have done so. Owen and his wife of 48 years Jane have made Missouri City home for nearly […]

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