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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 […]

DISTRICT 26 STATE SENATE – Rita Lucido (Democrat), Joan Huffman (Republican)

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What is your proudest accomplishment in politics?  Your proudest accomplishment as a private citizen? JH: I am proud to be a strong voice and advocate for sexually abused children and those who are victims of human trafficking. My proudest legislative accomplishment came during the 83rd session when I authored and passed SB 12.  Now law, […]

Commentary: Let’s bring voting into the 21st Century…

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Last week, I left my home with a High Definition television, drove to the polls and turned off my Smartphone. While voting, I used a computer reminiscent of my middle school days in the early 1990s. At least it’s a computer, which is more than I can say of when I started voting 17 years […]

COUNTY JUDGE –Bob Hebert (Republican), James Pirtle (Democrat)

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What is your proudest accomplishment in politics? your proudest accomplishment as a private citizen? BH: Politics – Standing my ground to block the appointment of a person to the Alief School Board whom I thought was not qualified. While I lost my re-election campaign because of this, but felt it was a small price to […]

DISTRICT 26 State Rep. – David Hamilton (Republican), Ron Reynolds (Democrat)

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What is your proudest accomplishment in politics? Your proudest accomplishment as a private citizen? DH: My proudest accomplishment in politics is the connection that I have been able to make with people in our community over my plan for improving education. My proudest accomplishment as a private citizen is that, only by the grace of […]

Flying Vikings takes special needs youth into the sky

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By Christina Martinez Christina@theleadernews.com Smiles from ear to ear could be seen across the faces of a few area youth who flew 2,000 feet above Sugar Land with the non-profit organization, Flying Vikings. The event was held last Saturday at Anson Aviation Hanger at the Sugar Land Regional Airport where children from ages 4-18 with […]

Fort Bend DA: Grievances will be “answered vigorously”

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com The Fort Bend Commissioners Court voted to hire outside counsel to defend Fort Bend County District Attorney John Healey and attorneys in his office on State Bar of Texas grievances that were filed against them this year. “Counsel will be vigorously answering them,” Healey said. “I expect we will be vindicated, […]

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