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State Rep. Reynolds faces trial and re-election next week

Bob Hebert (R)

By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com On Monday, Texas State Rep. Ron Reynolds (D-Missouri City) hopes to be re-elected to a third term, and to begin the quest to clear his name. In March, Reynolds, 41, was indicted in Montgomery County (Conroe) on 10 counts of barratry, a third-degree felony. An 11th charge of barratry was added […]

W. Nile detected in Sugar Land

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The City of Sugar Land has confirmed the presence of West Nile virus at mosquito traps located along Oyster Creek near Lexington Boulevard. The mosquitoes tested positive for West Nile last Wednesday. The City increased mosquito spraying to twice per week this summer and has been working closely with the Texas Department of State Health […]

Missouri City man in sidewalk dispute with city

Missouri City resident Robert Buscemi is unhappy with the work that the city did on the sidewalk in front of his home. (Submitted photo)

By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Missouri City resident Robert Buscemi is unhappy with the work that the city’s maintenance department did on the sidewalk in front of his home in the Lake Olympia neighborhood. “In July, Missouri City sent out a maintenance team to repair the sidewalks in our area,” Buscemi said.  “This group was not […]

Alvardo sentenced to 99 years in child molestation case

Juan Cerda Alvarado

Juan Cerda Alvarado was found guilty of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child last Friday. Evidence presented by prosecutors Natalie McKinnon and Jill Stotts, assigned to the District Attorney’s Child Abuse Division, revealed that Alvarado sexually assaulted an eight-year-old female child he had known for years.  While the child was taking a shower, the defendant […]

Seniors volunteer to help fellow seniors

Local resident Goldie Leinweber enjoys volunteering with Seniors Helping Seniors. (Submitted photo)

By Christina Martinez Christina@theleadernews.com In March, Goldie Leinweber started volunteering with Seniors Helping Seniors, a senior care and senior home care provider. Leinweber said she never imagined this is what she would be doing after she retired, but she also said she couldn’t imagine doing anything else. Leinweber previously worked in San Antonio and her […]

Stafford Centre celebrates 10 great years in the community

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The Stafford Centre officially opened it’s doors in 2004 and this year marks its anniversary celebrating 10 great years in the community. Since the Centre’s opening, it has welcomed over 3 million people to the facility. The Stafford Centre sits on 42 acres of land and offers 25,000 square feet of ballroom and exhibit halls […]

Fort Bend County studies possibility of localized medical examiner office

JOHN HEALEY
District Attorney

By Christina Martinez Christina@theleadernews.com Fort Bend County is listed with a population just over 650,000. Based upon the most recent census, counties with a population of one million or more are required to have a medical examiner office, according to state law. Fort Bend County could potentially reach that million-dollar number in the next few […]

Pet of the Week 10/15/14

Mirabelle the Cat

Meet Mirabelle. In French, Mirabelle means, “of incredible beauty” and this Mirabelle is as beautiful as they come! A 1 year old seal-point Siamese, Mirabelle is the perfect combination of playful and loving. While Mirabelle gets along with other cats, a home that includes dogs or small children might not be ideal. If you’d like […]

Civil Servant of the Week: Arcola Mayor Maryetta Anderson

Maryetta Anderson

By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Maryetta Anderson could have enjoyed her retirement years and relaxed after 30 years of working as a customer service representative. But she decided that she wanted to help her 1,639 fellow residents in the city of Arcola. She ran for mayor in 2008, served two terms and was elected to a […]

WCJC receives National Recognition

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Wharton County Junior College has received the annual merit award from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) for achieving a 100% pass rate on the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) examination for the cycle of August 1, 2013 through July 31, 2014. Graduates obtaining national certification as a CST demonstrate, by examination, […]

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