Fort Bend ISD plans meetings to establish attendance boundaries for future schools

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As construction of Fort Bend ISD’s future campuses continues, the district will host two community forum meetings to discuss the attendance boundary process and gain community feedback on possible changes. While the entire community is invited to attend the Nov. 29 and Nov. 30 meetings, the attendance boundary planning process is currently limited to 19 […]

@FtBendAthletics: Fort Bend ISD sends seven to playoffs

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By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star Seven Fort Bend ISD teams made the football playoffs this year. Below is a summary of games played during the final week of the regular season. Willowridge 20, Ball 7 While the Willowridge seniors were being introduced before Saturday afternoon’s game with Ball, two eagles, or at […]

2016 Election results


These are the election results for Fort Bend County. The results do not reflect totals for regional, statewide or national races, just how residents in Fort Bend County voted. President Hillary Clinton (D) 134,475 51.37% Donald Trump (R) 117,212 44.78% Gary Johnson (L) 6,898 2.64% Jill Stein (L) 1,782 0.68% House of Representatives, District 9 […]

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital physical therapy residency program achieves national milestone

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Pictured from the left are (back row) Mathew Vilangattuseril, Hand Residency Faculty; Kyle Belski, Residency Faculty; Toko Nguyen, Supervisor of Residency Programs; Michael Parkinson, Hand Residency Faculty; (middle row) Stephanie Kerwin, Residency Faculty; Regina Bautista, Residency Faculty; Peggy Boineau, Hand Residency Coordinator; Kristen Booher, Hand Residency Faculty; Marie Potter, Sports Residency Coordinator; (bottom row) Adeeb Khalfe, Residency Faculty; Christina Gomez, Ortho Residency Coordinator.

The board-certified physical and occupational therapists at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital do more than help patients improve mobility and return to active lifestyles. They are also training the next generation of specialized therapists in areas such as orthopedic physical therapy, sports physical therapy, athletic training and occupational therapy with a specialty in hand rehabilitation. […]

HCC Foundation supports Katy Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 9182

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The Houston Community Foundation has received a $7,500 commitment from the Katy VFW Post 9182 to provide valuable support for veteran students as they pursue their higher education through the Houston Community College System. Pictured with HCC Chancellor Cesar Maldonado (center) are: Ed Bland, Senior Vice Commander of Katy VFW Post 9182; Kenneth R. Burton […]

Boy Scout wants to know why news is always bad


We received a letter to the editor this week from Boy Scout Alex Carothers from Troop 38 who asked an age-old but important question. “Why is our news filled with primarily sad and violent stories?” He suggested that, “every once in a while you should have a front page story that shows and recognizes the […]

Rising healthcare costs are killing education funding

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State Senators Lois Kolkhorst, right, and Joan Huffman give a legislative update during a luncheon at the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce Nov. 2. The women said rising healthcare costs are making deep cuts into the rest of the state’s budget.

Senators discuss upcoming legislative session with chamber By Joe Southern The Texas Legislature would love to increase funding for public education but rising healthcare costs are killing their ability to do so. That was the message delivered by Fort Bend County’s two state senators during a legislative update luncheon Nov. 2 at the Fort […]

Post office renamed after fallen Marine

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U.S. Rep. Pete Olson, R-Texas, speaks during a dedication ceremony to rename a Sugar Land post office after LCpl. Garrett W. Gamble, a Marine killed in the line of Duty in Afghanistan.

U.S. Rep. Pete Olson, R-Texas, dedicated a post office in Sugar Land to fallen Marine Lance Corporal Garrett Gamble last week. Gamble was killed on March 11, 2010, while patrolling during combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was a 2008 graduate of Stephen F. Austin High in Sugar Land. Several members of the Sugar […]

Packrats on the run: The Fort Bend Star is moving


It sure doesn’t take long to accumulate a lot of stuff. As we are discovering here at the Fort Bend Star, years of accumulation can wrap around you worse than the extra 10 pounds you put on over the holidays. We are in the process of moving to a new location at 3944 Bluebonnet Drive […]

Gary Majors appointed to Pct. 2 Constable position

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Lt. Gary Majors is sworn in as Pct. 2 Constable by Fort Bend County Judge Robert Hebert.

On Oct. 25, the Fort Bend County Commissioners Court appointed Lt. Gary Majors as Constable, Precinct 2 for the remaining term of office previously held by recently deceased Constable Ruben Davis. Majors has been a deputy in the Precinct 2 Constable’s Office for 22 years, working his way up through the ranks of Corporal, Sergeant […]

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