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Elkins High names baseball field to honor legendary coach


By Michael Sudhalter Whenever the Elkins High baseball team plays a game, fans will be reminded of the guy who built the Knights’ program a household name in Texas. “Rick Carpenter – thank you for everything you’ve done for Elkins Baseball,” Elkins Principal Barbara Whitaker said of Rick Carpenter Field, which was dedicated before […]

Sugar Land didn’t have to re-invent the wheel, they just refined it.

Local resident Dennis Parmer played a key role in ensuring that history would be preserved in the new project. (Submitted photo.)

When I drive down U.S. 90-A, it’s easy to have an appreciation for Sugar Land’s history. The company town grew into a small incorporated city in 1959, and has blossomed into one of Houston’s – and America’s – best suburbs. But the best thing about the former Imperial Sugar property is that public (City of […]

Fort Bend area projects earn H-GAC Parks and Natural Areas Awards


The Houston-Galveston Area Council is pleased to announce three Fort Bend County projects have been selected for recognition as part of the 2015 Parks and Natural Areas Award competition. These projects serve as models for planning and project implementation for parks and natural areas in the region. Fort Bend area projects will be honored in […]

Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital offers tips to get the New Year off to a great start


Statistics show between 40-45% of all Americans make New Year’s resolutions each year. Usually on that list of resolutions is a renewed commitment to exercise. But here’s the catch, those same statistics show about 75% of people stick with their resolutions for a week and the numbers continue to drop from there. Only 8% of […]

PetSmart Charities plans Fort Bend adoption events


By Donna Hill For The Star It’s not often that animal shelters team up with local pet stores, but in February, Fort Bend County may see more forever homes for furry friends than ever before. PetSmart Charities, a non-profit animal welfare organization has helped over 6 million animals find homes. Several times a year, they […]

Mayor Allen Owen Announces Re-Election Bid


Missouri City Mayor Prepares for May 7 Election Missouri City Mayor Allen Owen has announced he is filing for re-election. The 22-year incumbent has announced his candidacy for the May election before any of his potential opponents have done so. Owen and his wife of 48 years Jane have made Missouri City home for nearly […]

Behind The Badge supports First Responders


By Michael Sudhalter Duane Hines has experienced adversity in his life, but he went through his most recent bout with support from a Fort Bend-based non-profit that supports First Responders. Hines, a volunteer firefighter and community relations specialist with the Pecan Grove Volunteer Fire Department, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins Lymphoma eight months ago. The […]

Rosenthal to run for re-election in May

Dave Rosenthal
FBISD Board of Trustees Vice President

Dave Rosenthal, FBISD Board of Trustees Vice President, announces plans to seek re-election in 2016. Rosenthal was first elected to the board in May 2012 for a one year unexpired term. He was re-elected in 2013 for a full three year term. Mr. Rosenthal was part of the team responsible for the transition from the […]

Rep. Reynolds faces toughest election of his career

Texas State Rep. Ron Reynolds

By Michael Sudhalter District 27 Texas State Rep. Ron Reynolds (D-Missouri City), the Democratic House Whip, may get re-elected this fall. But if it happens, he’ll have proven himself among his constituents in the Democratic Primary on March 1. Early voting takes place from Feb. 16-26. For months, there had been widespread speculation that […]

Local entrepreneur promotes benefits of Alkaline Water


Kahn Truong believes that Alkaline Water – a high pH, antioxidant water – was able to solve what ailed him. That included “joint pain, allergies, blood pressure and cholesterol.” A friend told him about the low-acidic Alkaline Water, and he was skeptical at first, but he quickly came to trust it. While normal drinking water […]

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