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Former NFL player opens Missouri City Snap Fitness

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Working out isn’t a one-size fits all, and Snap Fitness, 7746 Hwy. 6 in Missouri City, knows exactly how to accommodate members with a variety of strength and fitness goals. “We want this gym to be their own personal gym,” said Jordan Black, owner of the Missouri City Snap Fitness. “This […]

Pet of the Week 10/15/14

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Meet Mirabelle. In French, Mirabelle means, “of incredible beauty” and this Mirabelle is as beautiful as they come! A 1 year old seal-point Siamese, Mirabelle is the perfect combination of playful and loving. While Mirabelle gets along with other cats, a home that includes dogs or small children might not be ideal. If you’d like […]

Civil Servant of the Week: Arcola Mayor Maryetta Anderson

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Maryetta Anderson could have enjoyed her retirement years and relaxed after 30 years of working as a customer service representative. But she decided that she wanted to help her 1,639 fellow residents in the city of Arcola. She ran for mayor in 2008, served two terms and was elected to a […]

The best and brightest from Sugar Land to Houston

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By Christina Martinez christina@theleadernews.com If you look at the City of Houston directory, two names might draw familiarity – Patrick Walsh, formerly the Director of Transportation and Long-Range Planning and Dale Rudick, formerly the City Engineer and Director of Intergovernmental Relations. Both worked side-by-side while with the City of Sugar Land and, now, both have […]

Drees Custom Homes Enters Houston Market

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Builder brings in new Division President to oversee growth Drees Custom Homes announced today that the company is entering the Houston market by building in three existing Houston communities. These communities include Woodtrace, where Drees’ first Houston model home is now underway; the new East Village of Harper’s Preserve, which features premium home sites; and […]

Sugar Land-based Cure & Co helps breast cancer survivors

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By Michael Sudhalter Sugar Land residents Irma Klink and her daughter, Sasha Klein, both won their respective battles with Breast Cancer. “When mom and I were going through Breast Cancer, we didn’t find a one stop shop catering for people going through cancer,” Klein said. “The wig stores we found were extremely depressing, and the […]

Lesser known types of breast cancer

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Many people have been touched by breast cancer. Whether you have dealt with your own diagnosis or that of a friend or family member, the prevalence of breast cancer has left few people without a story to tell about a personal experience with this potentially deadly disease. According to Breastcancer.org, a nonprofit organization dedicated to […]

Civil Servant of the Week: Fort Bend County’s Don Brady

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Don Brady has spent most of his professional career constructing and managing private buildings and facilities. But he counts his 9.5 years as Fort Bend County’s Director of Facilities Management and Planning as the most rewarding of his career. “There was an opportunity to give back to the community with some […]

Vitamin D and breast cancer link

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Try as they may, the thousands upon thousands of medical researchers, scientists and doctors around the world have not yet figured out a way to eradicate cancer. Ongoing studies examining the disease as well as its risk factors may not have yielded a cure, but they certainly have helped shape a number of different methods […]

Agency provides mobile mammograms

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Dr. Daniel Roubein, a radiologist with more than 20 years of experience, recommends that women 40 years old and older get a mammogram once a year. There are exceptions when it should be done earlier, such as family history. Roubein wanted to make it easier for women to get access to mammograms, so last October, […]

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