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Sugar Land’s Tillman has experienced and broadcasted sports highlights

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Sports broadcaster and former NFL running back Spencer Tillman is proud to call Fort Bend County home. Tillman, 51, moved to Missouri City while he was a running back with the Houston Oilers in 1993 and now lives in Sugar Land. “I like the diversity and the eclectic aspect of Fort […]

Younger generations could be gamechangers in Fort Bend politics

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By S. Barot For The Star Fort Bend County is challenging the widely accepted notion that American youth are not interested in politics or running for office. If the 2016 Presidential Election is any indication of national political participation demographics, the 40 and under population is grossly underrepresented. Some political pundits claim the younger demographic […]

Sugar Land Charter Changes fuel political opposition

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com The Sugar Land City Council approved the placement of six proposed City Charter changes on to the May 7 ballot. The majority of voters must approve the measure in order for it to go into effect to the City Charter, which is the municipal version of a Constitution. But the proposed […]

Civil Servant of the week Barrington Place Elementary’s Alicia Young

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Are you from Fort Bend originally? “I am from Fort Bend.  I went through all fort bend schools growing up. Townewest elementary,  Sugar Land Middle School and Kempner High School.” How did you decide to become a teacher? Where did you go to college? “I have always enjoyed working with kids.  I was working at […]

Missouri City resident has styled hair for 50 years

Missouri City resident Kathy Coburn has been a hairstylist for more than 50 years. She cuts and styles the hair of nearly 100 clients per week. (Photos by Michael Sudhalter)

By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com When Kathy Coburn went to the tattoo parlor for her first ink, there was no doubt over her choice. The Missouri City resident asked for a pair of scissors on her ankle, to symbolize 50 years of cutting and styling hair. “I’ll always have a pair of scissors in my hand […]

COMMENTARY: Celebrate diversity, but respect religious freedom

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The Politically Correct (PC) Police Department has no shortage of cases it would like to try before a Grand Jury of Public Opinion. They’ve taken this time to cross the Brazos River into Fort Bend County and take issue with Rosenberg Mayor Cynthia McConathy. Barry Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separated of Church […]

Stafford Emergency Management Coordinator sues city over health plan

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Jennifer Taylor, the city of Stafford’s Emergency Management Coordinator, is suing her employer and its Human Resources Director Karen Austin in Harris County Civil District Court over the city’s health care plan, citing breach of contract. “We don’t believe there’s any merit in the lawsuit,” said Stafford City Attorney Art Pertile. […]

Sugar Land City Council discusses proposed charter changes

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By S. Barot For The Star The Sugar Land City Council held a workshop on Tuesday to discuss proposed amendments to the city charter that could make citizens’ opportunities to petition in protest a more difficult task. The main proposed amendment is a change to the number of petition signatures required for recall petitions for […]

True to Toro… Sugar Land’s Schneider is Fort Bend’s Biggest Texans Fan

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Before every Houston Texans game, Sugar Land resident Wendy Schneider makes sure that she’s wearing her lucky Texans shirt and holding a JJ Watt doll. “JJ is a beast, and he commands respect,” Schneider said. “Off the field, he’s very much into his charity work and an all-around good guy.” But […]

Bryant, Walker vie for nomination in District 27 Republican Primary

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Ken Bryant and Mary Walker don’t expect a contentious Republican primary in State House District 27. But whomever wins the March 1 primary plans on convincing the overwhelming Democratic district that it must move in a conservative direction. Three-term incumbent Rep. Ron Reynolds (D-Missouri City) will face three opponents in the […]

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