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HONORING LAW ENFORCEMENT

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This week is National Police Week, and there will be several events to honor law enforcement throughout Fort Bend County. Check FortBendStar.com for more information. Last week, the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office held a Law Enforcement Memorial Service. Pictured above is FBCSO Chief Deputy David Marcaurele, along with his FBCSO and law enforcement colleagues. […]

Sugar Land residents angry over proposed Wal-Mart

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By Subhrata Barot For The Star A neighborhood Wal-Mart and gas station are coming to West Airport and Alston – and Barrington Place residents are unhappy about it. At an April 14 Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Commission meeting, Wal-Mart submitted plans to build a 41,000-square-foot grocery store and fuel station with a walk-in kiosk. Residents […]

Support your favorite businesses by voting for ‘Reader’s Choice’

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Saturday is an important day. Voters will exercise their civic duty and choose their school board trustees and city council members, respectively. We hope that while you’re in the voting mood, you’ll cast a ballot with us, too – for the inaugural Fort Bend Star Reader’s Choice awards. All votes must be cast by May […]

Sheriff sees no immediate impact on law enforcement through Immigration Reform

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By Subhrata Barot For The Star The American Immigration Council suggests that through studies over the past century, independent researchers and government commissions have repeatedly stated that immigrants are less likely to commit crimes or be incarcerated than native-born Americans. And across many counties in the U.S., it is becoming increasingly evident that law enforcement […]

Uncontested council seats becoming a trend in Sugar Land

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By Subhrata Barot For The Star This May, all Sugar Land district council members will be sworn into office for another two year term – and all will get the position without actually going through the campaign or election process. None of the seats were contested this year or during the 2013 city council elections. […]

Top-selling country artist to perform at Richmond benefit

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com It would be difficult to find an album more appropriately named than Aaron Watson’s “The Underdog,” which was released in February. The 37-year-old Amarillo native records on an independent label and doesn’t receive widespread radio play, yet his album topped the Billboard Country Charts when it was released less than three […]

How would immigration reform impact local education?

By Subhrata Barot For The Star With over 1,200 school districts constituting the State of Texas, and seven of those districts making up Fort Bend County, undocumented immigrant children are undoubtedly a part of our community.  The question remains – is this a financial burden to our community? In a 2014 Immigration Cost Study Report, […]

FBISD candidates split on election policy

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com If the 2012 U.S. Senate election in Texas had the same format as Fort Bend ISD’s board of trustee election, David Dewhurst would likely be representing Texas, instead of presidential candidate Ted Cruz. The then-Lieutenant Governor defeated Cruz, 44.6 percent to 34.2 percent in the May 2012 primary, but because Dewhurst […]

Texans star raises $640,000 at Charity game in Sugar Land

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com The annual Justin J. Watt Foundation Charity Softball Game has become one of the hottest tickets in Sugar Land – and for good reason. Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year, put on an excellent show for a sold-out crowd at Constellation Field. Watt, […]

Sugar Land police release composite sketch from carjacking

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Sugar Land police are looking for two people who stole a man’s vehicle at gunpoint on April 28 at First Colony Mall, 16535 Southwest Freeway. The victim told police he was contacted by a woman about a silver 2006 Cadillac CTS he listed for sale on Craigslist. The man agreed to meet the woman at […]

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