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14-acre mixed use development coming to Sugar Land in fall 2016

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Vista Properties, the Sugar Land-based company that built the 20-acre mixed use development La Centerra in Cinco Ranch, closed on 14 acres in the northeast corner of the U.S. Hwy. 59/University Blvd. interchange on Sept. 16. Vista executive vice president Brent Mann said they will likely break ground next summer and the retail/office mix will […]

Rep. Reynolds’ barratry trial begins November 3

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Two-term incumbent is confident he’ll be exonerated By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Texas State Rep. Ron Reynolds (D-Missouri City) hopes to be exonerated on 10 counts of Barratry, which means a lawyer’s illegal solicitations, but he’ll have to wait until Nov. 3 to do so. In March, Reynolds, 41, was indicted in Montgomery County (Conroe) on 10 […]

Literacy Council improves lives of mother, son

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Evie Serrano plans on becoming a pastor in the United Methodist Church, and her son, Steve, is studying Criminal Justice with hopes of working as a police officer soon. Evie and Steve agree that their career dreams wouldn’t have been possible without the math tutoring they received at the Fort Bend […]

Mosquitoes still bugging local residents

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Missouri City, Sugar Land and Fort Bend County’s Health and Human Services (HHS) division have stepped up mosquito spraying efforts with West Nile Virus being detected in the area, including three human cases (all of whom have recovered or are expected to) since July 30. But some local residents don’t think […]

Missouri City dance studio hosts a class for Down Syndrome kids

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Sugar Land resident Shajaira Farfan loves to see the face of her 3-year-old daughter, Bella, light up after she finishes a Saturday morning dance class at Robin’s Dance Studio in Missouri City. Bella was born with Down Syndrome three years ago, and Shajaira heard about a dance class at Robin’s, 3643 […]

Discipline kids, but don’t hurt them

A few years ago, I heard a song by one of my favorite country music artists, South Carolina native Lee Brice, called “Picture of Me” – an amazing set of lyrics about self–reflection. Early in the song, Brice sings about his upbringing – “Mama made us pick our own switches, so we could feel the […]

Sugar Land’s En-Touch Systems has 1 Gigabit Internet Service

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1 Gigabit Internet in Sugar Land En-Touch Systems, a local telecommunications provider in Sugar Land, has introduced an unbelievably fast Go! 1 Gigabit Internet Service to its’ residential customers in Telfair and in the new community of Imperial! “We want to make the most of our extensive fiber network,” says President J Findley, “and offer […]

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital earns National Accreditation with Commendation from the Commission on Cancer

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The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) has granted Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation to the cancer program at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. To earn CoC accreditation, a cancer program must meet or exceed 34 CoC quality care standards, be evaluated every three years through a survey process, and maintain […]

Opinion split on GPS for district buses

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Fort Bend ISD parent Kristine McKenzie Gentry thinks  the district is taking a step forward by including the addition of GPS systems for district school buses, as part of the proposed Nov. 4 bond. “Have you ever accompanied a class field trip?” Gentry wrote on an FBISD Concerns Facebook page. “Those […]

Heat-related illnesses at football game

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Fifteen students received medical attention for non-life threatening heat-related illness last Saturday during the football game between Bush High and Houston Madison at Mercer Stadium in Sugar Land. According to our news partner, KHOU Channel 11, eight of the students were taken to the hospital by ambulance and two others were taken to hospitals by […]

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