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Girls Ice Hockey continues to grow in the area

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com When Anna and Lucy Shepherd, and Hailey Schatzmann walk through the halls of Clements High, few of their classmates know that they spend their weekends scoring goals and skating up and down ice rinks in Texas – and beyond. “I enjoy the team aspect of ice hockey, and the fact that […]

Bush High grad competes for second Super Bowl ring

Seattle Seahawks offensive lineman Russell Okung, a Bush High graduate, will face the Carolina Panthers in the NFL Playoffs on Saturday night. (Photo courtesy of Seattle Seahawks)

By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com When Russell Okung accepted a football scholarship to Oklahoma State nine years ago, he didn’t expect that he’d be playing in the NFL. “I just wanted to go to college and a get a good education,” said the Bush High graduate. “I consider it one of my greatest accomplishments.” Okung was […]

Reynolds trial rescheduled for Aug. 3

Texas State Rep. Ron Reynolds

Texas District 27 State Representative Ron Reynolds (D-Missouri City) was originally slated for a Montgomery Country re-trial just five days into 2015. But the trial was delayed until Aug. 3, so Reynolds (D-Missouri City) could focus on the 84th Legislative Session, which begins on Tuesday, Jan. 13. In November, a Montgomery County judge overturned Reynolds’ […]

Scarcella visits D.C. to address proposed Immigration Bill

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By Karen Daniels For The Star Stafford Mayor Leonard Scarcella believes that recently proposed federal immigration legislation could impact his city. The longtime Stafford mayor traveled to Washington D.C. to testify before Congress’ House Judiciary Committee and to support House Bill 5138, proposed in November by U.S. Rep Pete Olson (R-Texas), who represents most of […]

COMMENTARY: Here’s hoping 2015 is the Year of Common Sense

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In the 18th Century, Francois-Marie Arouet – better known as Voltaire – told the world that “Common sense is not so common.” It was true before, during and after his life, but sometimes, we have to learn it the hard way. Five years ago, a series of follies in my own life proved the French […]

New Year’s shooting under investigation

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The Fort Bend Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting at a Stafford area home on New Year’s Day. Deputies were called to a home in the 2600 block of Ruth Ave. shortly after midnight where a resident said someone had fired a gun into his home. The deputy observed a single bullet hole in the […]

Top 10 Sports Stories of the Year

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com One of the most exciting developments for The Star was the implementation of a sports section in August. We did our best to cover local sports through The Star, as well as our Twitter account, ftbendathletics, and our Facebook page, “Fort Bend Star.” With the help of local coaches, we were […]

Civil Servant of the Week: Sugar Land’s Meredith Riede

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Sugar Land City Manager Allen Bogard recently promoted Acting City Attorney Meredith Riede to the position of city attorney.  She replaces Mary Ann Powell, who resigned to pursue other opportunities in June 2014. Sugar Land City Council consented to the city manager’s appointment of Riede on Tuesday, an action required by the City Charter. Riede […]

Rosenberg man sues District Attorney’s office

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Attorneys for a Rosenberg man filed a civil lawsuit in the 400th District Court of Texas against Fort Bend County District Attorney John Healey and Assistant District Attorney Mark Hanna, in their individual and official capacities, last week, on the grounds that he was denied due process. The lawsuit follows a […]

“Unsung Heroes” are the #1 story

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Two Thousand and Fourteen has been an interesting year in Fort Bend County, so determining a Top 10 list for stories of the year is no easy task. But we were able to evaluate the stories that impacted the community and shaped life in our every-growing county over the past 12 months. 1. Every Day […]

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