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Heritage Texas Properties Fort Bend Agents are leading the way

Wendy Mottern and Nell Osborn with Heritage Texas Properties

Wendy Mottern and Nell Osborn with Heritage Texas Properties have been selected to serve in leadership roles in real estate industry organizations.  “I am so proud of both of these ladies and support them one hundred percent in their new positions with Houston Association of Realtors and Women’s Council of Realtors”, said Judy Monroe, Vice […]

Truancy concerns persist


Editor’s Note: This is the second part of a two-part series on Truancy in Fort Bend County By Karen Daniels For The Star Of the 20 largest school districts in Texas, only six keep track of truancy records. Three of the four students affected by truancy rules are considered economically disadvantaged, according to Texas Appleseed. […]

COMMENTARY: A Star (of the Year) is Born…


The Fort Bend Star is honored to name Dr. Rick Barrett of Barrett Health Center as the inaugural Star of the Year. “Star of the Year” is a new tradition that we decided to begin this year, to recognize a community member that works to make Fort Bend County (and beyond) a better place. Barrett […]

2014 STAR OF THE YEAR: Local chiropractor gives back to the community

Sugar Land resident Dr. Rick Barrett is the inaugural Star of the Year honoree. Barrett points to the photos on his office wall of medical mission trips he’s been a part of since 1995. (Photos by Michael Sudhalter)

By Michael Sudhalter Dr. Rick Barrett still remembers the amazing experience of going on a medical mission for the first time 19 years ago. “Of course, it was an eye-opening experience and very humbling, for sure,” said Barrett, a Missouri City-based Chiropractor. “It makes you keenly aware of circumstances people live in.” Since that time, […]



FINALISTS GARY ADAMS Adams works as a counselor at Fort Settlement Middle School where he works with students, including those with severe mental and emotional issues. He’s also the owner of Fort Bend Driving School, the oldest and largest driving school in Texas. Adams has lived in the community for 30 years and has financially […]

Appeals Court overturns verdict in The Star case

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By Michael Sudhalter The Houston Court of Appeals for the First District Court of Texas overturned on Thursday a jury verdict in favor of plaintiff Wade Brady (son of former Chief Deputy Craig Brady of the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office) in a libel case against Carter Publications – owner of The Star newspaper […]

Stress-Proof Your Holiday Season

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Memorial Hermann Sugar Land wants to remind you ’Tis the season to be … stressed. At least that’s how the winter holidays can feel, thanks to family, work and financial pressures. “Stress should be taken seriously,” says Nina Ali, M.S.N., APRN, FNP-C, a nurse practitioner in private practice at Sugar Land Med-Ped Clinic and affiliated […]

Grand jury process scrutinized at community meeting


By Michael Sudhalter In recent weeks, grand juries have stepped into the discussion of American politics, and the conversation about grand jury reform in several communities, including Fort Bend County have begun. The recent tragedies of Michael Brown and Eric Garner have sparked interest in the matter as grand juries in Ferguson, Mo. and […]

High-flying Legends bring their game to Sugar Land


By Michael Sudhalter An uptempo pace and a red, white and blue basketball evoke memories of the original American Basketball Association (ABA), which saw legends such as Julius Erving and George Gervin star between 1967 and 1976. The original ABA ended 38 years ago when some of its teams merged into the NBA, but […]

Civil Servant of the Week: Judy Rodgers


What was it like to watch Missouri City grow like it did over the past 38 years? “Working in Building Permits for 19 years, I really had the chance to see Missouri City grow. Cartwright Road was two lanes with ditches. The Police Department and City Hall shared a small building at 310 Orchard St.  […]

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