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Six things every athlete should know

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Six things every student athlete should know before taking the field With the fall sports season gearing up, physicians with Memorial Hermann want to help keep young athletes healthy and safe both on and off the field.  Young athletes (and parents too) should consider these tips – provided by Alfred Mansour, M.D., pediatric orthopedic and […]

Sugar Land native named Heights Chamber director

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Sugar Land native Jacob Milwee has climbed the ranks of the Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce since he joined the staff as the Director of Member Services in the summer of 2008. Now, he’s ready to take the things he learned from outgoing president Terry Burge and former presidents Ken […]

Civil Servant of the Week: FBISD Social Worker pens book on financial literacy, success

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A double celebration is nearing for Fort Bend ISD social worker, Janice Little, who on Sept. 20 will celebrate her graduation and book release. Little will receive her Doctor of Management Degree in Organizational Leadership from the University of Phoenix early that afternoon and will release her new book, The Graduate’s Gift, later that evening. “Janice […]

Friday Night Might

Lynn Ashby

By Lynn Ashby Columnist THE HIGH SCHOOL — Workers are getting ready for the most important part of Texas’ high schools’ autumn term. No, not math or English or even homeroom. It’s football, of course. CBS newsman and native Texan Bob Schieffer once observed, “In Texas, the week begins on Friday nights.” Drive across our […]

Lawyers cry foul over Sugar Land towing contract

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Lawyers representing a longtime owner of a Missouri City-based towing business filed a suit on Monday in Fort Bend District Court, alleging that the city of Sugar Land unfairly awarded its tow truck contracts. The lawsuit, which doesn’t seek monetary damages but rather to void the current contracts, isn’t against the […]

Willowridge Hall of Fame

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The Willowridge Wall of Honor, Inc. and T.J. Ford, former NBA player and Willowridge High School alum, will host the eighth Wall of Honor Banquet, Saturday, September 6, 2014, at The Power Center, 12401 South Post Oak Road, Houston, Texas at 7:00 pm.  Eight outstanding former alumni and teachers will be inducted into the Willowridge […]

Joella Mullis- Listed Among ‘America’s Best Real Estate Agents’

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Joella Mullis with RE/MAX Southwest is among more than 1,900 RE/MAX Associates and teams featured in the 2014 “America’s Best Real Estate Agents” rankings released July 8. Mullis has more than 29 years of experience in the Fort Bend market, helping home buyers and sellers realize their dreams. “My number one goal is to help […]

Civil Servant of the Week: Missouri City FD’s Daryl Maretka

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com The new Civil Servant of the Week feature recognizes an employee in our local community who makes a difference in law enforcement or public service. You may nominate a civil servant by e-mailing Michael Sudhalter at msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Daryl Maretka may live in Wharton, but the Missouri City Fire Department is truly his home. […]

Fort Bend Women’s Center’s “Happy Together” concert

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The Fort Bend Women’s Center invites you to get “Happy Together” with us as we gear up for the biggest annual music concert of the year: Music Fest 2014! This year we’re presenting the Happy Together Tour starring The Turtles with Flo & Eddie, Mark Farner formerly of Grand Funk Railroad, Chuck Negron formerly of Three Dog Night,Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels and Gary Lewis & The Playboys! Women’s […]

Missouri City Ballet to hold open auditions, August 23

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Are you ready to take your ballet training to the next level? Missouri City Ballet is holding open company auditions for ballet dancers, ages 10 and up, on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 11:00 am. Registration begins at 10:30 am and will be immediately followed by the auditions and an informational meeting for parents. The […]

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