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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, […]

FBISD Board of Trustees acquire land for schools

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On Oct. 13, the Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees met during a Special Called Meeting and unanimously approved the exchange and purchase of four parcels of land to be used for future FBISD schools and facilities. The four parcels are located in two general areas including the Harvest Green Development near Travis High School […]

DISTRICT 26 – Rick Miller (Republican), Amber Paaso (Democrat)

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What is your proudest accomplishment in politics? RM: My proudest moment in my political career and service as State Representative District 26 was the passing of my bill and signing into law by Governor Perry of the “Honor and Remember Flag.” It is an honor to present this flag on behalf of a grateful Nation […]

Civil Servant of the Week: Renee Chaffin

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By Christina Martinez Christina@theleadernews.com For 28 years, Renee Chaffin has worked for Fort Bend County. Fort Bend County Sheriff  Troy Nehls is Chaffin’s fourth sheriff to work for, but before working for Nehls, Chaffin started here career in the records department. After working a couple of years in records, Chaffin moved to bonding and after […]

One-Track Mind

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THE COACH — As the train knifes through the night like a silver snake, there are sounds of a struggle, a scream, a shot. Could it be the end of the countess who’s to deliver the microfilm? The famous diamond smuggler, Jan van der Karat, in a million-dollar gem deal gone wrong? Maybe the drug […]

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