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COMMENTARY: Keep the Astrodome around

Adrian Martin
For The Star

If only the walls of the 50- year-old Astrodome could speak for a moment. They would probably tell a stories of Don Wilson’s no hitter against Hank Aaron’s Braves in the late 1960s. Maybe they would speak of the Texas native Earl Campbell’s quartet of thousand yard seasons from 1978-81. Or even Wrestlemania X-Seven, in […]

Astrodome Party

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A Houston sports fan enjoyed the Astrodome’s 50th Birthday Party last week. 

COMMENTARY: It’s time to say goodbye to the Astrodome

Michael Sudhalter

Last week, I joined my fellow Greater Houstonians and celebrated the 50th Birthday Party of the Harris County Domed Stadium, better known to us as the Houston Astrodome. It was my first visit to the historic stadium – where generations of Houstonians enjoyed the Astros, Oilers, the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, as well as […]

Countywide polling places announced

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A countywide polling place on Election Day is one where any registered voter of Fort Bend County may vote, just as in Early Voting.  If countywide polling places are implemented, a voter on Election Day would no longer be required to vote in his or her home precinct polling location, but could vote at any […]

FBISD candidate fires consultant over magazine article

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com With less than a month until Election Day, Stuart Jackson, one of four candidates for Fort Bend ISD Position 6, has terminated a contract with a political consultant because of a misleading magazine article. Jackson, a software company owner and first-time political candidate, decided to part ways with Burt Levine, a […]

COMMENTARY: Fort Bend ISD makes the right call in honoring fallen hero

Michael Sudhalter

One hundred and ninety-seven years before I was born, there was a woman from my home state who chose danger over complacency. Deborah Sampson of Plympton, Mass. fought in the Revolutionary War to keep America an independent nation in 1782 – six years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Sampson later settled in […]

Fresno residents concerned about game room

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Fresno resident Raquel Mamou and some of her neighbors in the Teal Run Civic Association were surprised to discover that a game room has moved into a shopping center adjacent to the Teal Run subdivision. Mamou – the chairperson for the Teal Run Civic Association – and Teal Run board member […]

Three mistakes to avoid if you want to cure your chronic pain

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Chronic pain affects about 100,000,000 American adults—more than the total affected by heart disease, cancer, and diabetes combined. Pain also costs the nation up to $635,000,000,000 each year in medical treatment and lost productivity. Celebrities with chronic pain include Jillian Michaels (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome,)  Kobe Bryant (knee pain,) George Clooney (back pain.) According to Dr. […]

Fort Bend ISD honors longtime Sugar Land educators

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Sugar Land residents Carolyn and Vernon “Corky” Madden are as synonymous with education in Fort Bend County as John Madden is with football and video games. The Maddens, however, were surprised when Fort Bend ISD decided to name Elementary School 46 in their honor, last week. The school, which is set […]

Missouri City woman benefits from regenerative therapy

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Missouri City resident Paige Kinkaide had always been a healthy person, so she was surprised to deal with serious pain a few years ago. “It was really strange,” Kinkaide said. “I woke up one morning and thought I’d just slept wrong. I’d usually been really active at work, but I had […]

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