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Athlete Spotlight: Austin High volleyball’s Erica Anthony

Erica Anthony

Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Next fall, Erica Anthony will be playing college volleyball at Concordia University in sunny southern California and enjoying the culture, scenery and beaches. But before she heads west, Anthony has some unfinished business in Texas. The Austin High senior setter hopes to lead the Bulldogs – ranked fifth in UIL Class 6A […]

CIVIL SERVANT OF THE WEEK: Miller takes the high road

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By Michael Sudhalter If you’ve driven on a smooth road in Fort Bend County over the past eight years, there’s a good chance Les Miller had something to do with it. Miller, 48, has worked for the County for 22 years, including the last eight as a Road Construction Supervisor. “We go out and try […]

Opinion split on GPS for district buses

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Fort Bend ISD parent Kristine McKenzie Gentry thinks  the district is taking a step forward by including the addition of GPS systems for district school buses, as part of the proposed Nov. 4 bond. “Have you ever accompanied a class field trip?” Gentry wrote on an FBISD Concerns Facebook page. “Those […]

Elkins grad enjoys being part of LSU program

Corey Thompson

By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com LSU junior safety Corey Thompson was glad to be back in the Houston area on Aug. 30 – just 17 miles north of Elkins High. Thompson stopped short of comparing the crowd at Houston’s NRG Stadium to the famed Tiger Stadium, a.k.a. “Death Valley” in Baton Rouge, La. “It felt like […]

Get ready for the next ALS Challenge (no ice involved)

Michael Sudhalter

For the past few months, you’ve seen countless social media posts and videos about Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) Ice Bucket Challenge. Individuals have either donated $100 or doused ice water on themselves – or in many cases, both – to bring attention to the fatal motor neuron disease that causes its victims to have limited […]

Libraries hold free “SAT” Practice-Test Sessions for college-bound students

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Representatives from Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions will conduct free SAT® practice-test sessions at several locations in the Fort Bend County library system in October. The SAT test is a college-entrance exam used by U.S. colleges to assess high school students’ general educational development and their ability to complete college-level work, as well as to […]

Rodriguez sentenced to life

Luis Carlos Rodriguez

Luis Carlos Rodriguez was sentenced to life without parole on September 4, 2014 after a jury convicted him of Capital Murder.  The 36 year-old Pasadena man was charged with beating a man to death during a robbery in May of 2006. According to Assistant District Attorney Stuti Patel, Arnulfo Aguilar was robbed and brutally murdered […]

Athlete Spotlight: Austin High’s Landon Rambo

By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com It’s fitting that Landon Rambo would say his favorite type of movie is action. And yes, the Austin High senior wide receiver still gets some good-natured ribbing from people. “They’ll ask, ‘is that really your last name’, and I’ll say ‘what’s the point of me lying about my last name’?” The […]

A chance for Fort Bend County to think big

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In the midst of an otherwise serious interview, I asked newly promoted Sugar Land director of economic development Jennifer May an outside-the-box question. How did the country music group, Sugarland (one word), impact the city of Sugar Land? “I don’t think it has a discernable impact, but they’ve performed here twice, and it’s fun that […]

County Commissioners approve helicopters

A rendering of what the Fort Bend Sheriff’s Office Helicopter will look like. (Courtesy of FBSO)

The Fort Bend County Commissioners unanimously voted to approve the donation of two helicopters, from a federal program administered through the Texas Department of Public Safety, on Tuesday afternoon in Richmond. Sheriff Troy Nehls was joined by police chiefs Mike Berezin (Missouri City), Doug Brinkley (Sugar Land), and Dallis Warren (Rosenberg) showed up at the […]

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