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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, […]

Civil Servant of the Week: Fort Bend County’s Don Brady

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Don Brady has spent most of his professional career constructing and managing private buildings and facilities. But he counts his 9.5 years as Fort Bend County’s Director of Facilities Management and Planning as the most rewarding of his career. “There was an opportunity to give back to the community with some […]

Information on breast cancer research

Isabelle Bedrosian, M.D.

When factoring in what is now known about breast cancer biology and heterogeneity, breast conserving therapy (BCT) may offer a greater survival benefit over mastectomy to women with early stage, hormone-receptor positive disease, according to research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The study findings defy the conventional belief that the two […]

Agency provides mobile mammograms

Daniel Roubein

Dr. Daniel Roubein, a radiologist with more than 20 years of experience, recommends that women 40 years old and older get a mammogram once a year. There are exceptions when it should be done earlier, such as family history. Roubein wanted to make it easier for women to get access to mammograms, so last October, […]

Rosenberger Construction hires McCann, Williams

Garth McCann

General contractor Rosenberger Construction has hired Garth McCann as Senior Project Manager and Jordan Williams as Marketing Manager. McCann has managed construction projects for 18 years, in Houston as well as the Rocky Mountain region. He graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Science. Also a Texas A&M University graduate, […]

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