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Hightower girls basketball looks to win district


By Adrian Martin For The Star It was just a another practice on soggy, chilly Thursday evening inside a gym hidden near the rear of Hightower. All 14 players of the Hightower girls basketball team were present with an emphasis on improving and dominating Class 6A-District 23. Pre-practice, fresh off a 67-46 victory over Travis, […]

Civil Servant of the Week: FBISD’s Richard Gregoire


How long have you been an Athletic Trainer? How did you become interested in the profession? I have been a licensed athletic trainer for 25 years and also have had my national certification for almost 26 years. I got started in athletic training in high school and then continued it into college. I did not […]

2015 State of the City of Rosenberg with Mayor Vincent Morales

Mayor Vincent Morales

The State of the City of Rosenberg with Mayor Vincent Morales will be presented on Thursday, February 12, 2015 in collaboration between the Central Fort Bend Chamber and Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce.  The luncheon will be held at Safari Texas, 11627 FM 1464, Richmond from 11:30 – 1:00 pm. This year’s State of the […]

The heart truth — free heart health screenings at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital

Dr. Toussaint Smith

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 you via a network of arteries. But heart disease throws a wrench into things. “The most common form, coronary heart disease, is the No. 1 cause of death for both men and women in […]

David Crowl named Vice President Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce

David Crowl

David Crowl, Director of Communications at the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce has recently been named Vice President.  David has over five years of experience with the Fort Bend Chamber. “David has always served as a mentor to our new staff members and provides tremendous support to the entire team,” says Keri Schmidt, President & […]

Cadet from Sugar Land earns honor

Brice Kolle

Marine Military Academy named freshman Brice Kolle of Sugar Land,  the Cadet of the Month for the Leatherneck Band for December 2014. The cadet who receives this esteemed award is nominated by his band instructor for his exemplary attitude, conduct, academic performance and dedication. In addition to the recognition he received Jan. 16 in front […]

Clements Boys Soccer hopes to repeat


By Adrian Martin For The Star Nearly a full calendar year ago, the Clements boys soccer team hoisted the Texas 5A state championship. Unfortunately, all good things under the celebratory sun come to an end at some point. With the road signs ahead indicating a long path this season, head coach Todd Ericson-entering his 26th […]

Civil Servant of the Week: Sgt. Jarret Nethery

Sgt. Jarret Nethery

Sgt. Jarret Nethery of the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office is the Civil Servant of the Week. Nethery, a native of Dayton, Texas, is a 10-year law enforcement veteran, having worked in Patrol with the Rosenberg Police Department while attending college at Sam Houston State University. Nethery then joined the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office […]

COMMENTARY: Global Studies? – How about local studies?

Michael Sudhalter

Designing an effective feeder pattern system for 70 campuses and approximately 70,000 students is no easy task. Parents may sit through a four-hour plus school board meeting to listen to the process, but board members, administrators and well-compensated consultants spend far more time on the issues. Fort Bend ISD must balance the seemingly conflicting issues […]

Pet of the Week 01/21/15


Meet Oatmeal. Oatmeal is an 18 month old Turkish Van-mix. She has a twin sister that she’s very fond of so if the right family comes along for these sweet sisters, they can both be yours for only one adoption fee. Oatmeal and her sister are loving and playful but would prefer a quiet home […]

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