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New ownership has big plans for Skeeters


By Michael Sudhalter Bob and Marcie Zlotnik have begun sole ownership of the Sugar Land Skeeters with the enthusiasm of rookies on the first day of Spring Training and the experience of many years in entrepreneurship and business. “We have a huge to-do-list,” Bob said. The Houston couple had owned a third of the […]

Civil Servant of the Week: EMT Paramedic Becky Schuett

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By Karen Daniels For The Star After 23 years of dedicated service, Becky Hays Schuett will retire at the end of the month as a volunteer firefighter where she is a first responder to 911 calls in both Harris and Fort Bend Counties. “I’m going to miss it, but I’m leaving it in very good […]

JJ Watt Charity Classic coming to Sugar Land on May 1


J.J. Watt, is excited to announce the date for the 2015 J.J. Watt Charity Classic. The event will be held on the evening of Friday, May 1, 2015, at Constellation Field in Sugar Land. A softball game featuring the defensive and offensive players from the Houston Texans will compete on opposing teams under “Friday Night […]

COMMENTARY: Academies are here to stay, but compromise is necessary

The parents and students showed up at the Fort Bend Annex early and brought signs urging Fort Bend ISD to keep the Academy Programs last Thursday. Others wore T-Shirts with a message requesting the district refrain from leaving high-achieving students behind. Opponents may ask them to look at the big picture, but when it comes […]

FBISD will keep academies, consider new feeder patterns


By Michael Sudhalter Fort Bend ISD’s community dialogue meeting regarding Academies & Career Pathways last Thursday may have been one of the most anticlimactic public gatherings in the history of the county. In a standing-room only crowd, 40 or so parents and students held signs urging the district to keep the Digital Media, Engineering, […]

DEVELOPMENT NOTEBOOK: US90A commuter rail deemed feasible

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The Gulf Coast Rail District (GCRD) Board of Directors, which includes Stafford Mayor Leonard Scarcella, determined that commuter rail from Missouri City/Stafford into Houston is feasible. Harris County, the City of Houston, and Fort Bend County created the Gulf Coast Rail District (GCRD) under authority granted by the State of Texas in Section 171 of […]

Missouri City police adapt to city’s growth

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By Michael Sudhalter When Missouri City Assistant Police Chief Lance Bothell joined the department as an officer in 1990, the city had a population of 36,176 –a little less than half of its current population of 67,358. He remembers a time when there was just one patrol officer per shift at a time – […]

Nominate The Star of the Year


The Fort Bend Star is starting a new tradition this year – The Star of the Year. We’re going to write a story toward the end of December honoring a Fort Bend County resident who has shown extraordinary effort in making Fort Bend County the exceptional place that it is. This person could be a […]

FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Ridge Point, Travis roll toward the second round


Two Fort Bend ISD teams advanced to the second round of the UIL Football playoffs on Saturday. Ridge Point was a preseason favorite for success that has delivered with an 11-0 record, while Travis – coming off a 3-6 season in 2013, wasn’t on anyone’s radar until early October. Ridge Point (11-0) opened the 5A […]

Civil Servant of the Week: Fort Bend County’s Marvin Foley


By Michael Sudhalter Marvin Foley, a supervisor for Fort Bend County’s Parks & Recreation Department, was recently honored for 10 years of service with the county. “I enjoy working for the county – it’s a good job,” Foley said. “I’m in the public eye, and I know a lot of people. Hopefully, it is […]

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