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Stallions defeat Gators for league title

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This year the Sienna Stallions finished their 10th anniversary season with a bang. The Sienna Stallions comprised of five different levels:  flag, freshman, sophomores, juniors and seniors – ranging in age from 5 – 12 years of age made a splash in the Fort Bend Youth football league by having four of the five levels […]

COMMENTARY: Local boxing writer shows his big heart

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Writing about something and actually doing it are two completely different things. Rosenberg resident Kelsey McCarson discovered that firsthand when he decided to raise money for a 6-year-old boy, Corbin, suffering from Bone Cancer. Corbin lives in McCarson’s hometown of Tyler, and McCarson heard about Corbin’s cancer from family and friends in the East Texas […]

Fort Bend County Employees Receive Service Awards

Civil Servant of the Week: FBISD’s Heather Disney

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Sugar Land resident Heather Disney wanted to make her childrens’ school, Cornerstone Elementary, a safer place, so she became a school crossing guard at the Fort Bend ISD campus. “My kids were almost hit in a crosswalk a couple of years ago,” Disney said. “This is the only way I was […]

Parents show up en masse to share feeder pattern input

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Feeder pattern adjustments have been the hottest topic in Fort Bend ISD, so it’s no surprise that approximately 1,500 parents showed up to a Feeder Pattern Community Dialogue meeting on Monday night at Austin High. “We have to recognize that this is challenging for the district,” Beth Martinez, FBISD’s Executive Director […]

Commentary: Thankful for a friend’s health

Michael Sudhalter

I didn’t get a chance to see my college friend, who lives 1,500 miles away, this Thanksgiving, but his health and well-being were on mind when I considered the things that I am thankful for. My friend wishes to remain anonymous, so for the purposes of this article, we’ll refer to him as “Evan.” We […]

Civil Servant of the Week: Brittany Rychlik

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Sugar Land Deputy Court Administrator Brittany Rychlik was surprised to learn that she earned the Texas Court Clerks Association Distinguished Services Award from the Texas Court Clerks Association (TCCA) last month. “I don’t tend to be in the limelight much,” Rychlik said. “I was very honored to be recognized by others. […]

COMMENTARY: Feeders should only be part of the discussion

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This week will be an opportunity to enjoy family, food and perhaps start on that holiday shopping list. Hopefully, everyone can log off “FBISD Concerns” long enough to enjoy some delicious turkey, mashed potatoes and football. But before you can finish those leftovers, the important conversations regarding Fort Bend ISD feeder patterns and boundaries will […]

A new HCC campus could spark Texas Parkway re-development

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Valore Lott has worked for a real estate company on Texas Parkway for 31 years, and she’s seen its boom and subsequent decline. Like many Missouri City residents, she’s optimistic about the future of the area with the possibility of Houston Community College re-locating its Sienna Plantation campus to a 45-acre […]

Holiday Shopping Trends for 2014

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By Karen Daniels For The Star There are several strategies available to local families shopping the day after Thanksgiving, otherwise known as Black Friday. Consumer Reports says that 53 percent of Americans don’t plan to shop on Friday and only 7 percent plan to shop on Thanksgiving Day. The main reason? The Internet does not […]

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