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CIVIL SERVANT OF THE WEEK: Melissa Bolding named Colony Meadows principal


The Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees named Melissa Bolding the new principal of Colony Meadows Elementary (CME) during its Called Meeting and Board Workshop on June 1, 2015. Bolding will replace Gene Dupont, who is retiring from Fort Bend ISD after serving the last eight years as the principal of Colony Meadows. Prior to […]

Missouri City considers city-wide curbside recycling


By Michael Sudhalter Missouri City resident Tami Mulcahey Bradley lives in a neighborhood where curbside recycling isn’t an option. “I farm out my glass to my parents in Sugar Land and friends in Pearland,” Bradley said. “I’ll have a personal victory dance when my recycling bins have more in them than my trash bin.” […]

Local umpire selected for national junior world series

Fort Bend resident Roy Riggs will umpire the Junior Little League World Series in August. (Submitted photo)

By Keon Broadnax For The Star Every baseball game has players, fans and great rule enforcers. For umpires, just like baseball players, going to a World Series, not matter what level, is the ultimate dream. The road to get to the World Series is extremely long and hard even for umpires. Yet through hard work […]

FBISD Trustee Jim Rice appointed to leadership role with regional school board association


Rice to serve as Gulf Coast Area Association of School Boards Director  Fort Bend ISD Trustee Jim Rice has been appointed to fill a leadership vacancy with the Gulf Coast Area Association of School Boards. The GCAASB Executive Board selected Rice as a director after the person elected to serve in the position failed to […]

Pet of the Week 06/17/15


Meet Topher. This 2 month old pointer-mix is ready to romp and play in his new home. Topher is expected to grow to the size of a lab and he and his littermates love to spend all day playing and napping–now that’s the life! Pointers are known to be sweet, gentle and polite when welcoming […]

Rep. Miller to set up District 26 Tax Advisory Team


Texas State District 26 Rep. Rick Miller (R-Sugar Land) plans to address growing concerns about rising property taxes with a District 26 Advisory Team on “tax issue” this fall. Last week, a group of 1,000+ Fort Bend County residents have protested what they believe to be high and arbitrary property taxes this year in front […]

Credit union to open inside Stafford High


By Michael Sudhalter Like most schools, Stafford High has science labs for experiments, a library for books and multimedia and a gymnasium for athletics. Starting in August, SHS will become one of only two schools in the Houston area with a credit union on campus. The other one is Lamar High in Houston. District […]



Sugar Land resident Carlos Cruz had his final treatment for Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia, a rare blood cancer, in July 2013, and he’s proud to declare himself cancer free today.    He paid a visit to see Dr. Lewis during MD Anderson’s Survivorship Week (held as part of National Cancer Survivor’s Day, the first Sunday in June) on […]

Sugar Land American Legion Elects Officers – Zamora to Be Commander

Jimmy Zamora

American Legion Post 942 of Sugar Land elected Jimmy Zamora to be post commander at its meeting this past Tuesday.  Zamora had previously served as finance officer and has been spearheading a drive to refurbish the post’s grounds and building.  “A major goal this next year is to continue fund raising effort to improve the […]

Ridge Point’s success culminates with softball’s state semifinal run


By Michael Sudhalter For the past few months, Ridge Point High athletic teams have been knocking on the door of qualifying for the state semifinals. Last week, the Ridge Point softball team became the first Panthers squad to represent the Sienna Plantation-based school at that level. “The girls gave it a valiant effort,” Ridge […]

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