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Low oil sparks interest in public jobs

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By Subhrata Barot For The Star When one section of the economy is tanking and generates layoffs, it’s natural that other sections will see a rise in interest and applications for work. Law enforcement officials in particular have commented that they receive more applications when the economy is suffering.  Fort Bend Sheriff’s Office Public Information […]

MC woman shoots dog at dog park

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There was gunfire at two dog parks over the weekend. At one of those parks, a family pet was killed. Just the day before, someone also fired at a woman and her dog in Missouri City, according to our news partner, KHOU Channel 11. “She emptied the gun on us. She just went pop, pop […]

COMMENTARY: The bright side of low oil prices

Michael Sudhalter

There’s nothing fun about being laid off. A human resources employee will call you into an office, present you with a letter about “reduction in workforce”, a severance check, a hand shake and a “good luck.” As someone who was laid off in the wake of a corporate merger, and someone who saw a parent […]

The heart truth — free heart health screenings at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital

Dr. Toussaint Smith

Think of your heart as your body’s delivery system. It pumps out the good stuff—oxygenated and nutrient-rich blood—to every inch of you via a network of arteries. But heart disease throws a wrench into things. “The most common form, coronary heart disease, is the No. 1 cause of death for both men and women in […]

COMMENTARY: Global Studies? – How about local studies?

Michael Sudhalter

Designing an effective feeder pattern system for 70 campuses and approximately 70,000 students is no easy task. Parents may sit through a four-hour plus school board meeting to listen to the process, but board members, administrators and well-compensated consultants spend far more time on the issues. Fort Bend ISD must balance the seemingly conflicting issues […]

Fort Bend residents benefit from Knowledge-First program

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Missouri City resident Ottressia Williams believes that stepping into the Knowledge-First Empowerment Center, 2651 Cartwright Road in Missouri City, was the best decision of her life. “I can’t thank God enough for bringing me to this school,” Williams said. Williams, a 48-year-old who has three children and eight grandchildren, stopped going […]

Marshall grad enjoys record-day in return to Texas

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com UCLA sophomore linebacker Deon Hollins, a Marshall High graduate, returned to his home state with an exceptional performance. Hollins registered four tackles and a career-high three sacks in the Bruins’ 40-35 win over Kansas State in the Alamo Bowl last Friday in San Antonio. It was Hollins’ second trip to Texas […]

Civil Servant of the Week: Susana Mejia

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By Subhrata Barot For The Star To most children, Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and Spiderman are considered heroes. But to a child left in the throws of violence, dysfunction and abuse, Susana Mejia of the Texas Department of Family & Protective Services is more than a hero. Mejia is a Child Protective Services (CPS) Case […]

New health section is more than a Resolution

Fort Bend YMCA Healthy Living Coach/Certified Personal Trainer LaQuita Thompson, right, helps Missouri City resident Ashley Garcia with a workout.  Read our inaugural “#TrendingHealthy” Specials, starting on Page 1B. (Photo by Michael Sudhalter)

By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com It’s customary for people to focus on health and wellness when the New Year rolls around. The beginning of a New Year offers the opportunity to shed those holiday pounds and the promise of 12 new months where you can control that temptation – or at least eliminate that extra cookie […]

Rosenberg veteran brings Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to Sugar Land

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Rosenberg resident Brian Marvin grew up wrestling in his hometown of Peoria, Ill. and later at Miami University of Ohio, and in the U.S. Army. About a decade ago, he was looking for a sport where he could still compete as an adult. He discovered Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – a martial […]

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