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Civil Servant of the Week: EMT Paramedic Becky Schuett

EMT Paramedic Becky Schuett

By Karen Daniels For The Star After 23 years of dedicated service, Becky Hays Schuett will retire at the end of the month as a volunteer firefighter where she is a first responder to 911 calls in both Harris and Fort Bend Counties. “I’m going to miss it, but I’m leaving it in very good […]

FBISD will keep academies, consider new feeder patterns


By Michael Sudhalter Fort Bend ISD’s community dialogue meeting regarding Academies & Career Pathways last Thursday may have been one of the most anticlimactic public gatherings in the history of the county. In a standing-room only crowd, 40 or so parents and students held signs urging the district to keep the Digital Media, Engineering, […]

Twas a country fall affair FUMC’s 20th festival celebrates season

Tim Kaminski was spotted shopping at this year’s community fall festival hosted by First United Methodist Church on Murphy Road in Missouri City.  Kaminski joins one of the event organizers, Lori Wirth, and Swatson, the Skeeters Mascot, all armed with shopping bags.

By Elsa Maxey Freshly baked goods is one of the things that attracts many community festival goers to sample and buy what Aunt Hattie’s Bakery offers every year, especially her signature baked items, like cranberry orange bread.  For this year’s 20th Country Affair Fall Festival hosted by First United Methodist Church (FUMC), those making a […]


Lynn Ashby

GALVESTON – Splice the drumstick, marinate the trampoline, and look lively about it! For we are at this beach resort to re-tell another great Texas yarn of blood, betrayal and heavy drama – hey, this is Texas. Now, everyone knows the Republic of Texas had an army at the Alamo, San Jacinto and lately along […]

Elkins superstar leads team into postseason


By Adrian Martin For The Star While many dynamic athletes have come, amazed and graduated from Fort Bend ISD schools over the past four years, a few have reached the final acts of their careers. Cemented on that list of elite Division I athletes is Elkins High quarterback Johnathan Giles.   Just two years ago, […]

COMMENTARY: It’s getting lonely in the middle of the road…

Michael Sudhalter

One of my Facebook friends posted, “I hate politics. It’s official,” on the day after the Nov. 4 mid-term elections. One would assume that this person was a Democrat still reeling from the previous evening’s defeat. I felt compelled to read the comments below, and this individual was frustrated with the negativity and personal attacks, […]

Rep. Olson hopes for bi-partisan spirit in upcoming congress

By Karen Daniels For The Star U.S. Rep. Pete Olson (R-Texas) was elected to a fourth term for House District 22, and he’s already thinking about the upcoming legislative session. Olson, who defeated Democratic opponent Frank Briscoe, 66.5 percent to 31.5 percent, said approval of the Keystone Pipeline must be a priority that should be […]

Family raising money for teenage stroke victim

Trevor Cummings

On Oct. 11, Trevor Cummings was at basketball camp and suffered from cardiac arrest. Coaches immediately began CPR, and once EMS arrived Trevor had to be shocked three times to bring him back. From the cardiac arrest and lack of oxygen supply, Trevor also suffered a stroke that has affected his brain. Trevor has not […]

Fort Bend ISD bond passes by 3-to-1 margin


For the past few months, Fort Bend ISD officials emphasized the importance of a $484 million bond to address school construction and renovations, security, Career/Technical education and technology. Local residents discussed and debated each aspect of the bond, and the district held a series of informational meetings to answer questions about it. On Tuesday, 74 […]

Fort Bend incumbents cruise to victory on election night


While Americans watched intently as Republicans re-gained control of the U.S. Senate with some close victories, there was very little political drama in Fort Bend County on Election Night. Every Republican held on to office with none of their opponents coming within 20 percentage points of victory. The only exception was Democratic State Rep. Ron […]

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