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Fort Bend incumbents cruise to victory on election night

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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 […]

Pet of the Week 11/05/14

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Meet Millie. This 5 month old tortoise shell kitten is a ball of energy and fun! Millie would love a home with another young cat or kitten to romp with. Millie is a little wiggly, but enjoys the company of young children. If you think that Millie is the spark of life that your home […]

Arrest made in shooting incident

Ruben Bustos

An arrest has been made in the shooting incident that occurred in the early evening hours of Monday, Oct. 27 in the Mission Bend subdivision in the Houston area of Fort Bend County. The driver of a vehicle was shot in the face with a shotgun believed to be fired by the suspect, Ruben Bustos, […]

State Rep. Reynolds faces trial and re-election next week

Bob Hebert (R)

By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com On Monday, Texas State Rep. Ron Reynolds (D-Missouri City) hopes to be re-elected to a third term, and to begin the quest to clear his name. In March, Reynolds, 41, was indicted in Montgomery County (Conroe) on 10 counts of barratry, a third-degree felony. An 11th charge of barratry was added […]

W. Nile detected in Sugar Land

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The City of Sugar Land has confirmed the presence of West Nile virus at mosquito traps located along Oyster Creek near Lexington Boulevard. The mosquitoes tested positive for West Nile last Wednesday. The City increased mosquito spraying to twice per week this summer and has been working closely with the Texas Department of State Health […]

Missouri City man in sidewalk dispute with city

Missouri City resident Robert Buscemi is unhappy with the work that the city did on the sidewalk in front of his home. (Submitted photo)

By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Missouri City resident Robert Buscemi is unhappy with the work that the city’s maintenance department did on the sidewalk in front of his home in the Lake Olympia neighborhood. “In July, Missouri City sent out a maintenance team to repair the sidewalks in our area,” Buscemi said.  “This group was not […]

Alvardo sentenced to 99 years in child molestation case

Juan Cerda Alvarado

Juan Cerda Alvarado was found guilty of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child last Friday. Evidence presented by prosecutors Natalie McKinnon and Jill Stotts, assigned to the District Attorney’s Child Abuse Division, revealed that Alvarado sexually assaulted an eight-year-old female child he had known for years.  While the child was taking a shower, the defendant […]

Seniors volunteer to help fellow seniors

Local resident Goldie Leinweber enjoys volunteering with Seniors Helping Seniors. (Submitted photo)

By Christina Martinez Christina@theleadernews.com In March, Goldie Leinweber started volunteering with Seniors Helping Seniors, a senior care and senior home care provider. Leinweber said she never imagined this is what she would be doing after she retired, but she also said she couldn’t imagine doing anything else. Leinweber previously worked in San Antonio and her […]

Stafford Centre celebrates 10 great years in the community

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The Stafford Centre officially opened it’s doors in 2004 and this year marks its anniversary celebrating 10 great years in the community. Since the Centre’s opening, it has welcomed over 3 million people to the facility. The Stafford Centre sits on 42 acres of land and offers 25,000 square feet of ballroom and exhibit halls […]

Fort Bend County studies possibility of localized medical examiner office

JOHN HEALEY
District Attorney

By Christina Martinez Christina@theleadernews.com Fort Bend County is listed with a population just over 650,000. Based upon the most recent census, counties with a population of one million or more are required to have a medical examiner office, according to state law. Fort Bend County could potentially reach that million-dollar number in the next few […]

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