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Sugar Land’s Mayor Thompson and Councilmember Porter Weigh in on Wal-Mart Controversy


By Subhrata Barot For The Star It’s no secret in Sugar Land’s District One that Wal-Mart applied with the Planning & Zoning Commission (P&Z) to open up a proposed neighborhood grocery store and fueling station. And even though many Barrington Place residents are fuming over what may come to the area, City of Sugar Land […]

Reynolds passes mental illness bill

Texas State Rep. Ron Reynolds

State Rep. Ron Reynolds (D-Missouri City) passed House Bill 2597, which will divert persons that suffer from mental illness from the Fort Bend County Jail and provide much needed assistance to the mentally ill.  HB 2597 will create a Mental Health treatment for incarceration diversion pilot program for Fort Bend County.  “This pilot program will […]

Missouri City names Atkinson interim city manager

Bill Atkinson
Interim City Manager

Missouri City approved assistant city manager Bill Atkinson as its interim city manager last week. Atkinson succeeds interim city manager Bill Eisen, who resigned, effective Friday, because he has several trips planned this summer. Atkinson has served as Missouri City’s Assistant City Manager since 2007. He has previously served as the City Manager in Sachse, […]

Carl Favre Memorial Service scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday

Carl Phillip Favre

It is with deep personal regret that I inform you of the loss of our long-term, dear friend and valued colleague, Carl Phillip Favre. Carl passed away at home in the early morning hours on Monday, May 11, 2015. Each of us not only grieves at the passing of a tremendous individual but also for […]

COMMENTARY: Pre-Kindergarten is Good for Texas

Jim Rice

Last fall Scott McClelland, Chair of the Greater Houston Partnership’s Education Advisory Committee and President of the Houston Division of HEB, and Jim Postl, Chairman of the Early Matters Coalition, organized by the Greater Houston Partnership, made a presentation to school board trustees who collectively represent 1.1 million students residing within the greater Houston metropolitan […]

Sugar Land Good Samaritan’s body found in Clute


A body found in the Brazos River near Clute on Saturday afternoon is believed to be the remains of a Fort Bend County man who was apparently knocked off a bridge near New Territory – 60 miles to the northwest – last Sunday night. The search for Puneet Nehra, 43, of Sugar Land was extended […]

How would immigration reform impact local education?

By Subhrata Barot For The Star With over 1,200 school districts constituting the State of Texas, and seven of those districts making up Fort Bend County, undocumented immigrant children are undoubtedly a part of our community.  The question remains – is this a financial burden to our community? In a 2014 Immigration Cost Study Report, […]

FBISD candidates split on election policy


By Michael Sudhalter If the 2012 U.S. Senate election in Texas had the same format as Fort Bend ISD’s board of trustee election, David Dewhurst would likely be representing Texas, instead of presidential candidate Ted Cruz. The then-Lieutenant Governor defeated Cruz, 44.6 percent to 34.2 percent in the May 2012 primary, but because Dewhurst […]



National Day of Prayer is on Thursday. Go to to find one of the multiple events in Fort Bend County. 

Missouri City moves closer to raising pay for all employees


The Missouri City council discussed raising pay for all municipal employees at Monday night’s meeting and will likely make it official at a future meeting. The proposal has employees who have been with the city for more than six months will received a 3 percent raise, and those who have been employed for less than six […]

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