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Behind The Badge supports First Responders

By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Duane Hines has experienced adversity in his life, but he went through his most recent bout with support from a Fort Bend-based non-profit that supports First Responders. Hines, a volunteer firefighter and community relations specialist with the Pecan Grove Volunteer Fire Department, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins Lymphoma eight months ago. The […]

Rep. Reynolds faces toughest election of his career

Texas State Rep. Ron Reynolds

By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com District 27 Texas State Rep. Ron Reynolds (D-Missouri City), the Democratic House Whip, may get re-elected this fall. But if it happens, he’ll have proven himself among his constituents in the Democratic Primary on March 1. Early voting takes place from Feb. 16-26. For months, there had been widespread speculation that […]

Pet of the Week 01/20/16

Ocean

Ocean is a sweet, friendly terrier/spaniel mix.  She’s a 9 week-old puppy that loves people, and she’s a big fan of squeaky toys.  She’s cuddly, outgoing and ready to be adopted at the Houston Humane Society.  You can meet Ocean in person at 14700 Almeda Rd, and see hundreds of pets for adoption online at […]

Sugar Land’s Tillman has experienced and broadcasted sports highlights

SPENCER TILLMAN
NFL Sports Boardcaster

By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Sports broadcaster and former NFL running back Spencer Tillman is proud to call Fort Bend County home. Tillman, 51, moved to Missouri City while he was a running back with the Houston Oilers in 1993 and now lives in Sugar Land. “I like the diversity and the eclectic aspect of Fort […]

Sugar Land Charter Changes fuel political opposition

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com The Sugar Land City Council approved the placement of six proposed City Charter changes on to the May 7 ballot. The majority of voters must approve the measure in order for it to go into effect to the City Charter, which is the municipal version of a Constitution. But the proposed […]

The Heart Truth — Free Heart Health Screenings at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital

TOUISSANT SMITH, MD
Board-certified cardiologist 
with Houston Methodist 
Cardiology Associates.

Think of your heart as your body’s delivery system. It pumps out the good stuff—oxygenated and nutrient-rich blood—to every inch of your body through a network of arteries. But heart disease throws a wrench into things. “The most common form, coronary heart disease, is the number one cause of death for both men and women […]

Rodeo investment in HCC students prepares next generation of first responders

HCC

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (HLSR) is helping educate the next generation of first responders at Houston Community College (HCC) with a generous gift. At the December meeting of the HCC Board of Trustees, rodeo officials presented the HCC Foundation with a  $146,000 check to support programs at the HCC Public Safety & Automotive Technology […]

Former Missouri City council member Gary to run this spring

CYNTHIA GARY

Missouri City resident Cynthia L. Gary, a former two-term Missouri City council member and one-term Fort Bend ISD trustee, announced her candidacy for City Council At-Large Position 2. She will be challenging first term incumbent Chris Preston in May. At Large candidates are elected by the entire Missouri City electorate. “I want to work for […]

Fort Bend County resident gives anonymous gifts

FBCounty

Earlier this week, a Fort Bend County resident made a visit to the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office to make a donation to the community. The resident asked Sheriff Troy E. Nehls to have his Patrol Deputies distribute 50 $100 gift cards to families in Fort Bend County who could use a boost. The cards […]

Pet of the Week 12/30/15

Mack

Mack is an outgoing, smart 10 month-old border collie mix that loves going for walks.  He’s energetic, friendly and ready to be adopted at the Houston Humane Society.  You can meet Mack in person at 14700 Almeda Rd, and see hundreds of pets for adoption online at HoustonHumane.org.

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