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Creekstone parents concerned about their kids walking to Elkins High

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Three hundred and eighty-parents in the Creekstone Village subdivision – which is located in unincorporated Fort Bend County (near Missouri City) – signed a petition to restore Fort Bend ISD bus service between their homes and Elkins High School. State law requires that students living more than  two miles away from […]

Kempner volleyball eyes playoff trip

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Kempner High senior middle blocker Samantha Buller is the only player on the team with playoff experience. Buller, who finished with 11 kills in a 3-0 sweep against Houston Westside on Aug. 26, was  a freshman on the last Cougars team to reach the playoffs. They lost to Clear Creek, 3-0. […]

Civil Servant of the Week: Clements High’s Rustin Buck

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Clements High German teacher, Rustin Buck, was caught off guard this morning when a camera crew from Great Day Houston entered his classroom. Buck was surprised with the Red Apple Teacher of the Month Award for August 2014, presented by Great Day Houston and Star Furniture in recognition of teachers who […]

Technology company to bring more than $30 million in investments to Sugar Land headquarters

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The City of Sugar Land and the Sugar Land Development Corporation recently approved an agreement to support expansion plans by Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (AOI) that will potentially bring more than $30 million in investments, retain 235 jobs and add 530 new jobs during a 10 year period. Given the foreseeable growth in laser components in […]

Crime Stoppers is offering $5,000 award for burglary suspects

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Fort Bend County Crimes Stoppers, Inc. will pay up to a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects who have burglarized at least seven businesses since July 31. At least two suspects are involved in the break-ins, all of which follow the same pattern. The suspects break into businesses […]

NRG coal plant works on clean energy project

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com NRG, the Houston-based owner of the WA Parish Generating Station in south Fort Bend County, is coordinating a $1 billion project to bring cleaner air to local residents. W.A. Parish, a 4,650 acre plant on the Brazos River, opened in the 1950s as a natural gas plant and added coal in […]

A chance for Fort Bend County to think big

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In the midst of an otherwise serious interview, I asked newly promoted Sugar Land director of economic development Jennifer May an outside-the-box question. How did the country music group, Sugarland (one word), impact the city of Sugar Land? “I don’t think it has a discernable impact, but they’ve performed here twice, and it’s fun that […]

Stafford officer Carrizales to receive international award for heroic efforts

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com When Stafford Police Department officer Ann Carrizales survived two gunshots at close range and still managed to help chase the alleged suspects involved, her seemingly super-human actions garnered media coverage from as far away as Great Britain. To Carrizales, a 41-year-old former Marine Corps military police officer, she was just doing […]

Community split over importance of district-wide wi-fi

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Clements High student Ali Zaidi believes there’s a need for all of the schools in Fort Bend ISD to have wireless capabilities in order to be modern centers of education, but not everyone agrees that the $22.1 million necessary for wi-fi would be well-spent. “I feel that there is a desperate […]

Sugar Land can expect changes if budget’s approved

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By Christina Martinez Christina@theleadernews.com Imagine saving a couple of hours, plus a few bucks in gas money, on that trip to The Woodlands to hear Michael Buble’s  songs or George Lopez’s humor. That could become a reality the proposed Performing Arts Center comes to fruition in 2016. That development is dependant on whether the city […]

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