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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


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


By Michael Sudhalter 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


By Michael Sudhalter 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

Susana Mejia of the Texas Department 
of Family & Protective Services.

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 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


By Michael Sudhalter 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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