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Athlete Spotlight: Austin High’s Landon Rambo

By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com It’s fitting that Landon Rambo would say his favorite type of movie is action. And yes, the Austin High senior wide receiver still gets some good-natured ribbing from people. “They’ll ask, ‘is that really your last name’, and I’ll say ‘what’s the point of me lying about my last name’?” The […]

A chance for Fort Bend County to think big

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In the midst of an otherwise serious interview, I asked newly promoted Sugar Land director of economic development Jennifer May an outside-the-box question. How did the country music group, Sugarland (one word), impact the city of Sugar Land? “I don’t think it has a discernable impact, but they’ve performed here twice, and it’s fun that […]

County Commissioners approve helicopters

A rendering of what the Fort Bend Sheriff’s Office Helicopter will look like. (Courtesy of FBSO)

The Fort Bend County Commissioners unanimously voted to approve the donation of two helicopters, from a federal program administered through the Texas Department of Public Safety, on Tuesday afternoon in Richmond. Sheriff Troy Nehls was joined by police chiefs Mike Berezin (Missouri City), Doug Brinkley (Sugar Land), and Dallis Warren (Rosenberg) showed up at the […]

Fort Bend County names new Facilities Management and Planning Director

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James D. Knight has been selected as Fort Bend County’s new Facilities Management and Planning Director, a position that has been filled for over nine years by Donald G. Brady who recently announced his retirement effective at the end of September. Mr. Knight is a twenty-three year resident of Fort Bend County and brings to […]

Community split over importance of district-wide wi-fi

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Clements High student Ali Zaidi believes there’s a need for all of the schools in Fort Bend ISD to have wireless capabilities in order to be modern centers of education, but not everyone agrees that the $22.1 million necessary for wi-fi would be well-spent. “I feel that there is a desperate […]

Proposed FBISD Bond isn’t specific about Career/Tech

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendnews.com Fort Bend ISD has $59.4 million allocated to Career & Technical improvements – approximately one-sixth of its proposed $484 million bond that will be presented before voters on Nov. 4. The district hasn’t decided whether to construct a new Career & Technical facility or to boost current facilities, but the $59.4 […]

Missouri City honors Crystle Stewart a day before she weds Belgian model

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By Elsa Maxey  Missouri City’s favorite daughter, Crystle Stewart, weds Belgian born international model, Max Sebrechts, and adds the Mrs. title to a long list of so many of her accomplishments.  She wed her beau on August 9th after being honored in a ceremony the day before, in and by the city she’s called home. Missouri City […]

Dr. Konya Keeling-Johnson, MD, FACS opens a practice in Sugar Land

Dr. Konya Keeling-Johnson

Dr. Konya Keeling-Johnson would like to formally announce the opening of Houston Southwest Colon and Rectal Clinic in the Sugar Land area. Houston Southwest Colon and Rectal Clinic offers a comprehensive patient-first approach to colon and rectal healthcare. Dr. Keeling-Johnson earned a Medical Degree at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in 2003. After […]

Arming teachers? Let’s find a middle ground solution…

Michael Sudhalter

We all care about children’s safety, so any ideas or solutions to further that goal come from a good place. In a nation where politics can be often become bitter and divisive, it’s important that we acknowledge and evaluate ideas that are presented before us. Missouri City resident/business owner Kris Allfrey was an unsuccessful candidate […]

Marshall’s Sheffield is among nation’s best

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com If you attend a Marshall High football game this fall, don’t be surprised to dozens of college coaches in the stands. Every college in America seems to be interested in signing senior cornerback Kendall Sheffield, who ESPN has ranked the ninth best prep football player in the country. Opponents shy away […]

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