Texas Senate gives final approval to sanctuary cities ban

The Texas Senate approved a bill Wednesday that would require cities to comply with federal immigration law and outlaw the practice of sanctuary cities. This term is commonly applied to local jurisdictions that have policies precluding officers from inquiring into the citizenship status of arrested persons or complying with federal immigration authorities’ requests for custody […]

Sugar Land Airport busy with big game traffic

By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star Last Sunday after the Super Bowl ended, over 100 private jets departed from the Sugar Land Airport, and on Monday, the airport had over 155 departures as the last of the Super Bowl fans left the Houston area. “We began planning for last weekend over a year […]

Houston’s Super Bowl Week capped by spectacular game

An overtime thriller was a fitting end for Super Bowl LI and the year of build-up and anticipation as Houston hosted the biggest annual sporting event in history. Without the Houston Texans playing in the big game, there was little for Houstonians to cheer for other than a great game and a good time. In […]

Abbott names priorities in address to joint session

By Richard Lee For the Fort Bend Star Gov. Greg Abbott delivered his biennial State of the State address Tuesday and designated four issues as emergency items, clearing the way for fast tracked legislation. The state constitution precludes the passage of any legislation in the first 60 days of session, except for those issues designated […]

The State Bank of Texas

WILLIAM B. BLACK, III PRESIDENT/CEO January 25, 2017 Dear Friends and Customers, The Board of Directors, Management, Officers and Employees are excited to share some news with you. THE STATE BANK of TEXAS has entered into a definitive agreement and plan of reorganization with the largest privately held community bank in Houston; Post Oak Bancshares, […]

Fort Bend ISD approves attendance boundaries for four new schools

At its Jan. 23 board meeting, the FBISD Board of Trustees approved attendance boundaries for three new elementary schools and a new middle school, as well as additional boundary modifications for several schools that will have increased capacity due to classroom additions. All changes, with the exception of campuses affected by the opening of Thornton […]

Historic legends gather to release one of their own back to the heavens

I walked among the gods, the superhuman beings in the aging shells of mortal men who touched the face of God. Gathered at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston to pay their final respects to one of their own, these heroes of old shone brightly beneath the veneer of mourners garb and the thin, gray […]

Safe streets wanted for vulnerable road users in Fort Bend

Shape up Fort Bend and Fort Bend Cycling Coalition members hosted a community breakfast Jan. 9 to discuss safer streets for vulnerable road users in Fort Bend County. The Master of Ceremony for the event was Jacquie Baly, former Sugar Land city council member and advocate for improving safety and transportation, and the two Keynote […]

More than 30 Super Bowl LI community events to take place in the Houston area

Super Bowl LI brings much more than football to the Houston area. Throughout the weeks preceding the game between the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots, more than 30 charitable activities and community outreach events will enrich the community and provide lasting legacies. Super Bowl Week activities include the announcement of the annual Walter Payton […]

Senate Finance Committee begins budget hearings

The Senate Finance Committee began public hearings for the 85th Legislature this week, setting in motion a process that will result in billions of dollars in state and federal money being divided between all state agencies and public services. It’s going to be a harder task this session as budget writers have less revenue to […]

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