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Pet of the Week 02/25/15

Yeti

Meet Yeti. This 3 year old gentle giant is a polydactyl cat (also called a Hemingway Cat). Polydactyl cats have extra toes and were often valued by sailors for their climbing and hunting abilities and considered to be good luck at sea. Yeti would get along nicely with other cats but not dogs or small […]

Willowridge High graduate posthumously inducted into Brown University’s Athletics Hall of Fame

Gregory Parker

The Willowridge High School community is celebrating a recent honor presented to the family of Willowridge High School alumnus Gregory Parker. Brown University honored the legacy of Parker by inducting him posthumously into the university’s Athletics Hall of Fame. The university honored 11 individuals and one team at its 40th Induction Dinner. Gregory’s mother, Missouri […]

COMMENTARY: Playing multiple sports is beneficial

Adrian Martin
For the Star

Sweet sciences of different sports tend to delicately mesh together on occasion. And high school, for most athletes, is the height of development. While many high school athletes go about the business of their respective “offseason” program, others thrust themselves directly into another competitive sport. For obvious reasons, track and field provides a great outlet […]

Pet of the Week 02/18/15

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This sweet, female Collie-mix might not have a name just yet, but she is sure ready for her new beginning. Collies are natives of Scotland and are used as herding dogs. Their keen intelligence and loyalty makes them popular family dogs. This little lass loves to run and snuggle and is as sweet as can […]

Mayor wants Stafford MSD to stop accepting out-of-district students

Leonard Scarcella

By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Stafford Mayor Leonard Scarcella opposes Stafford Municipal School District’s “Limited Open Enrollment” (LOE) program and would like to see it end by this summer. Scarcella, Mayor of Stafford since 1969, hopes the matter is discussed at Thursday’s joint City Council/School Board Meeting. It’s currently on the agenda for that meeting. “A […]

Memorial Hermann Southwest first in Houston to use new device to treat atrial fibrillation

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New technology could reduce recurrence of condition A team at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital recently performed the first procedure in Houston using the TactiCath Quartz Contact Force Ablation Catheter, a device that could transform the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF), a heart condition that affects more than 2.7 million people in the United States. Atrial […]

Memorial Hermann doctor says medical technology increasing rapidly

Dr. Rehal Bhojani

By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Technology continues to improve the effectiveness of medical care, and what we’re experiencing now could just be the beginning, according to Dr. Rehal Bhojani of Memorial Hermann Hospital Sugar Land. “Over the next 10-15 years, we’ll have more telemedicine where doctors are using devices to look at data – it will […]

Missouri City appoints William Eisen as new Interim City Manager

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At a Special Meeting on Jan. 26, the Missouri City Council appointed William Eisen as the City’s new Interim City Manager.  Eisen will step into his new position with the City after current City Manager Ed Broussard steps down on Friday, Feb. 6, to take over as City Manager in Tyler. Prior to his retirement,  […]

BUT FEAR ITSELF

Lynn Ashby

THE TV – “In other news,” the anchorman intones, then goes on to tell about wars, hopes for peace, etc. Notice what he did not say, what did not happen? Not a single panic-stricken word about Ebola. In America it is the Disease That Dissolved. When was the last time you heard any mention of […]

Hightower girls basketball looks to win district

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By Adrian Martin For The Star It was just a another practice on soggy, chilly Thursday evening inside a gym hidden near the rear of Hightower. All 14 players of the Hightower girls basketball team were present with an emphasis on improving and dominating Class 6A-District 23. Pre-practice, fresh off a 67-46 victory over Travis, […]

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