Anthony Maroulis announces re-election bid

Anthony Maroulis has announced his re-election bid for the District C seat on the Missouri City City Council. Missouri City’s general election is on Nov. 7. His constituents know him as someone who is dedicated to doing what is best for the residents and businesses in the city. He has served on the Livable Community […]

Hospitals in Tomball, Sugar Land join Memorial Hermann

Emerus hospitals in Tomball and Sugar Land are now officially operating under the name of Memorial Hermann, which has earned national awards and recognition for its relentless focus on quality, patient safety and leading-edge health care. The Emerus 24HR Emergency Hospital, 16000 Southwest Freeway, Suite 100, in Sugar Land, is now Memorial Hermann First Colony […]

Senate begins debate on special session agenda

By Richard Lee For the Fort Bend Star After three days of weekend hearings, the Texas Senate on Monday began to debate and vote on issues placed on the agenda for the 30-day session by Gov. Greg Abbott. The Senate gave tentative approval to a school finance reform bill that would create a system by […]

Senate committees begin hearings on expanded call

By Richard Lee For the Fort Bend Star Three Texas Senate committees on Friday held hearings on bills added to the special session agenda by Gov. Greg Abbott after the Senate passed key Sunset legislation earlier in the week. The Senate Health and Human Services Committee opened the day by hearing bills related to maternal […]

Hair stylist makes dreams come true for clients suffering from hair loss

Christal Mercier thrives on making the impossible possible By Donna Hill For the Fort Bend Star She has a special gift. Some would call her a compassionate artist. Others refer to her as a therapist, a friend. Christal Mercier knows all about hair. She’s been in the beauty business for 30 years, including 20 years […]

Houston senator reaches out to Fort Bend constituents

By Edwin Vega For the Fort Bend Star State Sen. Borris L. Miles recently opened a district office in Missouri City, reaching out to his Fort Bend County constituents following his freshman term in the senate. A four-term member of the House from District 146, the Houston Democrat is little known southwest of Beltway 8. […]

Kolkhorst reflects on 85th Legislature for Fort Bend County; looks forward to special session

With the 85th Texas Legislature now complete and a special session on the horizon, Senator Lois Kolkhorst praised the state’s fiscally responsible budget, totaling $217 billion, which she helped to write as a member of the Senate Finance Committee. “It’s an honor to serve nearly one million people in such a thriving and diverse district,” […]

Reynolds gives report on Legislature, preview of special session

By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com State Rep. Ron Reynolds presented his “good, bad and ugly” review of the 85th Texas Legislature Thursday at the Missouri City Leadership Luncheon held at the Ben E. Keith company. The Missouri City Democrat didn’t have very many highlights to report in a session dominated by Republican majorities in the House, […]

Personal responsibility must be at the forefront of healthcare debate

Is healthcare a basic human right? Do we even know what healthcare is? Seriously, there are people engaged in very passionate debates and protests who are saying one thing and thinking another. Let’s be clear here, healthcare and health insurance are two very different things yet they are often referred to interchangeably. For sake of […]

LCISD’s Randle named Region 4 Superintendent of the Year for 2nd time

Randle won award in 2001, now competes for state honors Lamar Consolidated ISD Superintendent Dr. Thomas Randle is the 2017 Region 4 Superintendent of the Year. “Considering the depth of talent of the school administrators in the Houston area, this is indeed a humbling honor,” Randle said. “I am proud of our accomplishments. And I […]

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