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Aquarius Home Services of Missouri City has A+ rating from Better Business Bureau

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Family owned and operated, Aquarius Home Service is very proud of the fact that they have been serving Southwest Houston, Sugar Land and Missouri City’s air conditioning, heating and plumbing needs since 1971.  Missouri City resident and owner, Peter Haselow, credits the company’s longevity to providing quality work at a fair price.  Peter says, “Although […]

Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital recognized for safety record

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The Environmental Services (EVS) team at Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital is celebrating more than two years, 775 days to be exact, of ZERO employee injuries. Crothall Healthcare, the group that supports the EVS team at Memorial Hermann Sugar Land and partners with more than 500 hospitals, says the Memorial Hermann Sugar Land EVS team […]

‘Houston’s Largest Home Tour’ returns to Fort Bend County in April


The Johnson Development Corp. is opening hundreds of doors citywide this April for “Houston’s Largest Home Tour,” including homes in three of Fort Bend County’s premier developments, Imperial, Riverstone and Sienna Plantation. Nearly 500 homes — including more than 100 models showcasing the latest decorator trends — will be open weekends in April in 10 […]

Non-profit encourages Fort Bend residents to help “Angel Gowns”


By Michael Sudhalter Stillborn cases, infant mortality and miscarriages are very difficult topics to think about or discuss. Diane Dionne knows that as much anybody. Two of the Katy grandmother’s grandchildren faced that fate. “We had to plan a funeral during what should have been a joyous time,” Dionne said. “It was the first […]

Sienna Plantation announces top-producing realtors for 2014


The team of Linda and Todd Riddle of ReMax Fine Properties has been named Sienna Plantation’s top-producing Realtor for 2014, the twelfth time the husband-and-wife team has earned the top-selling spot. Shijimon Jacob of Everest Realty finished second among the Fort Bend master-planned community’s other top-producing Realtors for the year. “We’re seeing a lot of […]

CIVIL SERVANT OF THE WEEK: FBSO Reserve Chief Ozzie Bayazitoglu


By Michael Sudhalter Ozzie Bayazitoglu may be the closest thing that Fort Bend County has to a Clark Kent/Superman connection. By day, the Rosenberg area resident works in a large Houston office as the Associate General Counsel with AIG Investments, focusing on areas such as derivatives transactions, money-market instruments and more. But for approximately […]

Locals compete in NCAA Tournament

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By Michael Sudhalter The 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Champions could have a Fort Bend connection. Travis High graduates Andrew and Aaron Harrison have helped lead top-ranked Kentucky to a 36-0 record. The Wildcats are aiming to become the first college basketball team to go undefeated since the 1976 Indiana Hoosiers. The top-seeded Wildcats will […]

Rising costs affects some Sugar Land’s construction projects

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By Subhrata Barot FOR THE STAR The Sugar Land City Council voted on March 17 to amend the Fiscal Year 2015 budget after city officials expressed concern regarding budget shortfalls on area projects. The vote to amend the budget came after a February “budget workshop” at a council meeting. A rise in construction cost was […]

COMMENTARY: If – not when – is the key to municipal election participation

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Fort Bend County Republican Chairman Mike Gibson and Fort Bend County Democratic Chairman Don Bankston rarely agree on anything. But both men – for different reasons – believe municipal and school board elections should be moved from May to November. Gibson’s line of reasoning comes from a cost-saving standpoint, while Bankston thinks it would increase […]

DEVELOPMENT NOTEBOOK: New afterschool care center under construction in Riverstone

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By Subhrata Barot For The Star Phoenix-headquartered Children’s Learning Adventure™ Childcare Centers is coming to the Riverstone area in Missouri City. It offers infant, preschool and afterschool programs for children. The after-school center is currently under construction on Highway 6 near LA Fitness by Riverstone Blvd. Their website states: Lifetime Adventures’™ curriculum is based on […]

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