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COMMENTARY: Seal the border and protect the children

Subhrata Barot

My take on Immigration Reform is simple. Seal the borders. Honestly, we are so consumed with figuring out what to do with the undocumented immigrants who are already here, that more and more keep crossing the border and at this point we have no idea who is here and who isn’t. Supporters of immigration argue […]

Expanded transit opportunities for Southern Fort Bend residents 

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Coming this summer, Richmond and Rosenberg residents will have a convenient new way to travel to shopping, medical and service agencies.  Fort Bend County Public Transit announces the start of the Richmond-Rosenberg Bus Service, a point deviation route system that will positively affect the daily lives of thousands of residents.  Point deviated routes combine the […]

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital rolls out red carpet for leading physicians


At its ninth annual Doctor’s Day awards ceremony, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital literally rolled out the red carpet for their physicians, including seven leading physicians nominated and voted on by more than 1,000 hospital employees. In honor of Doctor’s Day, hospital employees had the opportunity to participate in a “Thank a Doctor” campaign. They […]

CIVIL SERVANT OF THE WEEK: Travis High principal Julie Diaz


By Subhrata Barot For The Star There’s a new boss in town at Travis High School. Fort Bend ISD recently named Julie Diaz as the new principal of the high school. She currently serves as the principal of FBISD’s Fort Settlement Middle School after serving as principal of Commonwealth Elementary for seven years. “I’m very […]

Missouri City volunteers raise $32,000 for public safety

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By Subhrata Barot For The Star The Missouri City Police and Fire Auxiliary held their annual benefit last week at the Missouri City Community Center. The Auxiliary hosts the benefit to raise money to buy non-budget equipment for both the Missouri City police and fire Departments. “The Auxiliary doesn’t keep any of the money,” said […]

Politicians divided on immigration reform issues

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By Michael Sudhalter The United States Congress is at a standstill over immigration reform, and not surprisingly, the divide is along party lines. U.S. Rep. Pete Olson (R-Texas), a Sugar Land resident who represents District 22 (including much of Fort Bend County), said security issues must precede any agreement on immigration reform. “Rep. Olson […]

Fort Bend ISD suspends truancy program

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By Michael Sudhalter The criminalization of truancy in Fort Bend County, and statewide, has come under intense scrutiny by lawmakers and local residents. On Monday, Fort Bend ISD superintendent Dr. Charles Dupre released an e-mail to district personnel and parents regarding the future of truancy enforcement in FBISD. While the district didn’t comment beyond […]

Uncertainty of immigration reform affects Fort Bend County


By Subhrata Barot For The Star The current uncertainty regarding Immigrarion Reform is a hotly debated topic in Fort Bend County. Although State of Texas attorneys are leading the 26-state coalition, Sugar Land-based immigration attorney Rehan Alimohammad, a Sugar Land-based attorney at Alimohammad & Zafar, PLLC., is leaning toward the federal government providing immigration relief. […]



Ribbon cutting pic from left to right (GM Don, Al Green Rep Dawn Lin, Owner/Chef Gary Kwok, City of Stafford Mayor Leonard Scarcella, City of Stafford fire department Captain Doug Ricks).

DEVELOPMENT NOTEBOOK: Texas State Technical College Announces Fort Bend County Campus

Subhrata Barot

Texas State Technical College has unveiled its plans to build a new Fort Bend County campus in Rosenberg. Construction will begin later this year as early as June. The campus will offer students in Fort Bend County an alternative to the traditional four-year degree. The curriculum is designed to provide students with specific skillsets. The […]

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