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COMMENTARY: Early detection saves lives, including mine

Michael Sudhalter

Three and half decades ago, my mother gave me life. I consider that to be heroic, especially given an all of the challenges that raising a child presents. I know that on some level, she realized how extraordinary it was to bring a child into the world. But on the morning of March 24, 2000, […]

Dulles High School wins 6A Academic State Championship

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Dulles High School wins 2015 6A Academic State Championship (5/29/2015) Congratulations to Dulles High School on being named the 2015 6A Academic State Champions. This impressive win marks the third state title in four years for Dulles, and the eighth consecutive academic championship title for Fort Bend ISD. Dulles earned first place team honors in […]

FBISD could save $4 million by adjusting bell schedules

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com The Fort Bend Independent School District could save a considerable amount of money by changing its bell schedule, but the district will carefully consider all of its options before moving forward. Fort Bend ISD Chief Financial Officer Steven Bassett estimated the district may be able to save anywhere from $3-4 million […]

Two council members expected to contend in 2016 Sugar Land Mayoral election

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By S. Barot for the star The 2016 City of Sugar Land mayoral election is a little less than a year away, but the buzz surrounding potential candidates is well underway. At present, two major potential candidates are frontrunners – At-Large 2 City council member Joe Zimmerman and District 4 City council member Harish Jajoo […]

Vehicle registration renewals are even more convenient

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Patsy Schultz, Fort Bend County Tax Assessor Collector, would like to inform the public that places to renew their vehicle registration stickers has expanded.  Schultz states “We are pleased to announce that beginning June 8, 2015, all 10 Kroger grocery stores in Fort Bend County will be able to renew your vehicle registration stickers.  Just […]

Reynolds comments on passage of Body Camera Bill

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Texas House Democratic Whip Ron Reynolds released the following statement regarding the passage of SB 158: “Body cameras are now a reality in the state of Texas. This historic legislation paves the way for police departments throughout the state to equip their officers with body cameras,” said Rep. Reynolds. “SB 158 was passed today, and […]

Local teen builds service organization

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By Keon Broadnax For The Star A high school senior from Richmond has big plans to help the community that she’s proud to call home. Baiyinah Iman Abdullah, or Bay, is a high school senior at Texas Virtual Academy (TXVA), an online high school, but what many might not know is that she has been […]

CIVIL SERVANTS OF THE WEEK: Richard and Susan Lazarou

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Richard Lazarou is a man of strong faith, and he believes that God called him to be a leader, on and off the field, as the athletic coordinator and head football coach at Willowridge High. Lazarou, who grew up in the Sugar Land area and graduated from Kempner High in 1991, […]

You Did It & We Got It: High school graduations on full length DVD

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By Elsa Maxey To further commemorate the occasion of high school graduations, Star Digital Studios will again make available to parents and students a full length DVD of area high school graduation ceremonies at an affordable price.  Going on its fourth year, it captured video of a nearby school district, the Spring Branch Independent School […]

Residents urged to practice safe measures during hurricane season

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 As the region continues to cope with heavy rains, flooding and high winds, residents are reminded that hurricane season starts June 1 and runs through Nov. 30. Emergency Management Officials in Missouri City encourage citizens to have a plan in place if a storm strikes the Gulf Coast. To be fully prepared, residents can follow […]

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