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Civil Servant of the Week: Arcola Mayor Maryetta Anderson

Maryetta Anderson

By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Maryetta Anderson could have enjoyed her retirement years and relaxed after 30 years of working as a customer service representative. But she decided that she wanted to help her 1,639 fellow residents in the city of Arcola. She ran for mayor in 2008, served two terms and was elected to a […]

WCJC receives National Recognition

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Wharton County Junior College has received the annual merit award from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) for achieving a 100% pass rate on the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) examination for the cycle of August 1, 2013 through July 31, 2014. Graduates obtaining national certification as a CST demonstrate, by examination, […]

Civil Servant of the Week: Fort Bend County’s Don Brady

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Don Brady has spent most of his professional career constructing and managing private buildings and facilities. But he counts his 9.5 years as Fort Bend County’s Director of Facilities Management and Planning as the most rewarding of his career. “There was an opportunity to give back to the community with some […]

Information on breast cancer research

Isabelle Bedrosian, M.D.

When factoring in what is now known about breast cancer biology and heterogeneity, breast conserving therapy (BCT) may offer a greater survival benefit over mastectomy to women with early stage, hormone-receptor positive disease, according to research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The study findings defy the conventional belief that the two […]

Agency provides mobile mammograms

Daniel Roubein

Dr. Daniel Roubein, a radiologist with more than 20 years of experience, recommends that women 40 years old and older get a mammogram once a year. There are exceptions when it should be done earlier, such as family history. Roubein wanted to make it easier for women to get access to mammograms, so last October, […]

Rosenberger Construction hires McCann, Williams

Garth McCann

General contractor Rosenberger Construction has hired Garth McCann as Senior Project Manager and Jordan Williams as Marketing Manager. McCann has managed construction projects for 18 years, in Houston as well as the Rocky Mountain region. He graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Science. Also a Texas A&M University graduate, […]

CAPSTONE ministry to hold funeral planning seminar

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Though this is something most of us avoid thinking about, this no pressure/free seminar will help you Discover 4 Simple Steps, to planning your final arrangements.  Remove much of the burden many family members face after the passing of a loved one.  Bring peace of mind to yourself and your family. U.S. Veterans come and […]

Church finds solution for hog problem

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Holy Cross Episcopal Church, 5653 W. Riverpark Dr. in Sugar Land, hosts an annual Pumpkin Patch on Saturdays and Sundays through the end of October. It’s a popular event for the church, but this season, kids weren’t the only ones interested in the pumpkins. Wild hogs wanted in on the action, too, so the church […]

Children’s Author Gary Soto to speak at Missouri City Branch Library

Gary Soto (picture from http://www.umich.edu/)

Poet and author of numerous books for adults and children Gary Soto will read from and sign copies of a selection of his books at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Missouri City Branch Library on at 7 p.m. Nov. 3, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 1530 Texas Parkway. Soto will speak about […]

It’s time for Houston, Richmond to annex or let go…

Michael Sudhalter

Every economic boom brings a unique set of benefits and challenges. Sugar Land’s job growth has increased by 10 percent over the past four years, and home values have increased in many areas of Fort Bend County. As the County continues to grow, many of its residents live in unincorporated areas (outside any city limits) […]

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