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 […]

Senate Finance Committee takes up higher education spending

The Senate Finance Committee wrapped up two days of hearings on public universities Thursday, and this year the committee is taking a hard look at non-education related spending. Committee Chair Jane Nelson of Flower Mound said that in a tight budget year, colleges and universities must prioritize students. “These costs have grown exponentially over the […]

Front row seat to history

U.S. Rep Pete Olson, R-Texas, shared photos he took Friday during the inauguration of President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. Pence is shown at left leaving the ceremony. Trump is pictured at right arriving for the ceremony.

Public safety and services remain top priority to annexed areas

By S. Barot For The Fort Bend Star Public safety and public security after annexation were the main topic of discussion during the New Territory Residential Community Association’s (NTRCA) annual meeting. Sugar Land Mayor Joe Zimmerman and other city council members and county officials attended the meeting as part of a public outreach exercise. The […]

A picture perfect city

Mayor, city manager deliver glowing report for Sugar Land By Joe Southern It was Sugar Land’s time to shine on its own big stage. Mayor Joe Zimmerman and City Manager Allen Bogard gave the annual State of the City address Thursday, this time from the stage of the new Smart Financial Centre. The venue […]

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