Explosion rocks Stafford this morning

(Photo by Joe Southern)
The back half of the Jimerson Underground, Inc., facility was blown apart around 4 a.m. Thursday morning by a gas explosion. No one was injured in the blast. The Stafford Fire Department quickly extinguished the blaze.

By Joe Southern An early morning explosion ripped apart the back half of an underground utilities company in Stafford, causing plenty of damage but no injuries. Investigators with the Stafford Fire Department are sifting through the ruins of the secluded building on Brand Lane near Highway 90 this morning to try and determine a cause […]

Tonya Williamson joins Fort Bend office

Tonya Williamson

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene is pleased to announce that Tonya Williamson has joined our Fort Bend office. Tonya graduated from Sam Houston State University with a BFA in Communications. She began her real estate career working part time as an assistant while in high school and college. Upon graduation, she worked […]

That awkward moment between a man and his leftover turkey


We are quickly approaching that very awkward time of year. It’s that time when you look in your refrigerator, take a long, lingering look at the container of leftover turkey, and make the judgment call that we all dread making. That container has been sitting there for a week now. You’ve had your fill of […]

Ethics commission fines Missouri City councilman for faulty campaign reports

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By Theresa D. McClellan For the Fort Bend Star A Missouri City councilman who serves on the city’s Finance and Service Committee was fined by the Texas Ethics Commission for multiple errors in his campaign finance reports, including failing to file financial disclosures of political contributions, loans and expenditures. During a preliminary review hearing in […]

I picked up my local newspaper and then this happened…


As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, please allow me to give you something to be thankful for beyond our families, friends, homes, jobs, health and the usual litany of things we all count as blessings in our lives. I want you to be thankful for the things in life that are true. We have come […]

Sugar Land welcomes ABM, a Fortune 500 company

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The Sugar Land Development Corporation recently approved an agreement with ABM as the company relocates its corporate shared services operations to the City of Sugar Land. ABM, a Fortune 500 company and a leading provider of facility solutions, has been serving Texas since 1945 and currently has more than 10,000 employees maintaining over 4,500 buildings […]

Smart Financial Foundation bestows awards at fall luncheon


On Nov. 7, The Smart Financial Foundation recognized its 2016 Lifetime Achievement and Community Impact Award honorees at the foundation’s annual fall luncheon at the Junior League of Houston. The 2016 honorees included: Lifetime Achievement Award – Dr. Billy Reagan, former Superintendent for the Houston Independent School District, 1974 to 1986; Community Impact Award – […]

Special note regarding 2016 tax statements for flooded properties in Fort Bend County

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Patsy Schultz, Fort Bend County Tax Assessor/Collector, said the 2016 tax statements will be mailed during the week of Nov. 7-11. “This year we had an unusual event affect our tax statements,” Schultz said, referring to the impacts of the Memorial Day flood. Schultz went on to say, “The Fort Bend Central Appraisal District has […]

Year of the underdog: 2016 burning with surprises and unrest


There are certain years in history that just stand out for all the extraordinary events that occurred during that blip on the timeline. The year 2016 will certainly be one of those years. It’s the year of unlikely champions. From the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Chicago Cubs to Donald Trump’s election to the presidency, this […]

Trump wins, but Fort Bend County turns blue for Clinton


By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com Although Donald Trump won the election for President of the United States over Hillary Clinton, Fort Bend County, in the heart of a Republican stronghold state, turned blue on Election Day. Clinton took 134,475 (51.37 percent) votes in the county compared to Trump’s 117,212 (44.78 percent). Libertarian Gary Johnson garnered 6,898 […]

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