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Sugar Land decides to withhold vehicle registration for red light violators

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By Christina Martinez christina@theleadernews.com If you’ve ever been late to work or to a destination on a daily routine, running a red light is a path you may have crossed. Now, with a new agreement the city of Sugar Land has approved, you might think twice when running that red light. Along with receiving a […]

PROUD TO SERVE: Retired Marine mentors fellow veterans

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Retired U.S. Marine Sgt. Bryan Escobedo remembers the day that nearly ended his life. Escobedo was serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom when the tire of the military Humvee hit a landmine and exploded in Al-Anbar Province, Iraq. Blood was everywhere, his nose was broken, his jaw was cracked and his ear […]

COMMENTARY: Appreciating the “Greatest Generation” on Veteran’s Day

Veterans Day has always been important to me. It’s intensely personal, even though I haven’t had a relative serve in the military since World War II. I realized how fortunate we are to live in a free, inclusive nation where people from every place in the world emigrate in search for the American Dream. A […]

Missouri City resident runs for Railroad Commission

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Steve Brown, a Missouri City resident and the former chairman of the Fort Bend Democratic Party, is running for an open seat on the Texas Railroad Commission. He faces Ryan Sitton, a Friendswood Republican, in the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 4. The two candidates, both age 39, will have a […]

Dispatcher helps deliver baby

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Fort Bend County emergency dispatcher Jonathan Sanders never expected the call he received on July 31. A woman was going into labor, but she and her husband didn’t have enough time to make it to the hospital. The couple pulled over near a Walgreen’s in Missouri City, and Sanders gave the […]

Red Mango Athlete Spotlight: Hightower graduate Summor Fields

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Summor Fields, a 2014 Hightower High graduate, is looking forward to continuing her success with the Hurricanes, in the Big 12 Conference. Fields, the only Hightower girls track & field athlete to win three state medals, earned a track scholarship to Oklahoma State where she’s currently a freshman. A sprinter, Fields […]

FBSO recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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Twenty-two wreaths with purple ribbons have been placed in front of the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office for a reason. Each one of those wreaths represents a death in connection with Domestic Violence in the Sheriff’s Office jurisdiction since 2008. The month of October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s […]

State Rep. Reynolds faces trial and re-election next week

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com On Monday, Texas State Rep. Ron Reynolds (D-Missouri City) hopes to be re-elected to a third term, and to begin the quest to clear his name. In March, Reynolds, 41, was indicted in Montgomery County (Conroe) on 10 counts of barratry, a third-degree felony. An 11th charge of barratry was added […]

Who’s your choice to be the next governor and why?

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Honey Doane “I voted for Greg Abbott on a straight ticket because I vote Republican.” Charles Swihart “I voted for Abbott. I believe he is our best chance to maintain our business and growth friendly political climate. Texas is performing better than most or perhaps the rest of the country. That’s not an accident. I […]

DISTRICT Attorney John Healey (Republican)_, Wilvin Carter (Democrat)

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What is your proudest accomplishment in politics? Your proudest accomplishment as a private citizen? JH: My proudest accomplishment as an attorney is the strengthening and growth of the District Attorney’s office that has taken place over the course of the last 22 years. During that time we’ve developed specialized caseloads that place very experienced attorneys […]

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