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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 […]

Civil Servant of the Week: Emergency Dispatcher Kendra Anderson


Michael Flores came into this world six weeks early and barely weighing three pounds. But he’s alive because a Fort Bend County 911 operator talked his parents through the first few frantic moments of his life, according to our news partner KHOU Channel 11. Emergency operator Kendra Anderson, a Rosenberg resident, answered the Friday evening […]

Resources for league officials & parents

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There are several national resources for leagues, coaches and parents to turn to if they want to learn more about youth sports and sexual abuse. The Centers for Disease Control has a document for leagues that highlights an organizational process for developing and implementing child sexual abuse prevention policies. The report discusses best practices for […]

Letters to the Editor

Quail Valley Middle wins state math competition (from Congratulations to all kids and special thanks to Ms. Nal, Ms. Curtice and Ms. Sherri for their hard work. The kids deserve to take the first place. I have seen how they have prepared for the test. Now it is time to get the first place […]

What Youth Sports Leagues are doing to protect kids in Fort Bend County

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By Subhrata Barot For The Star Youth sports leagues and other youth organizations are designed to keep children away from certain dangers including underage drinking, smoking, gang-related activities and violence. They encourage mentorship and youth are engaged in growing, learning and are considered a safe past time for children. Parents want to have the peace […]

COMMENTARY: Keep the conversation going strong…

Michael Sudhalter

As a newspaper editor, I love having editions like the April 15 Star where we receive several “Letters to the Editor.” That tells us that you – the reader – are interested in taking the time to read our articles, and to dedicate additional time to either post a comment on our website, Facebook page […]

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