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Pet of the Week 06/10/15

Bradley the cat

Meet Bradley. This laid-back 2 year old green-eyed looker was rescued from a shelter on the day he was set to be euthanized! Bradley loves all humans, other cats and even dogs. With his easy-going personality, Bradley would be a seamless addition to any household. Bradley is one lucky fellow and now all he needs […]

Travis hires Bellaire’s Sissom to lead football program


By Adrian Martin For The Star Travis High head football coach/athletic coordinator Trey Sissom is set to usher in a new era of Tiger athletics. After the retirement announcements  Randy Cunningham and principal Jeyrl Jean Kyle, there were many holes to fill. Cunningham went 56-37 in seven varsity seasons, which included four playoff appearances. Last […]

Greatwood boy to participate in patriotic softball camp


By Michael Sudhalter Clay Watson is getting the chance to meet some heroes this week. Watson, an 8-year-old Greatwood resident who just completed the third grade at Campbell Elementary in Lamar CISD, will participate in the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Camp in Mission Viejo, Calif. Watson was born without his left arm, but it […]

Hightower graduate benefits from Cinderella program

cassidy devote

Editor’s Note: The Star wrote a story about the Cinderella-Cinderfella Inc. non-profit in the May 27 edition. This week’s story is about a student who excelled as a result of her participation in the program. By Michael Sudhalter Fort Bend County resident Cassidy Devote and her family struggled with homelessness during her senior year […]

Reynolds comments on passage of Body Camera Bill

Texas State Rep. Ron Reynolds

Texas House Democratic Whip Ron Reynolds released the following statement regarding the passage of SB 158: “Body cameras are now a reality in the state of Texas. This historic legislation paves the way for police departments throughout the state to equip their officers with body cameras,” said Rep. Reynolds. “SB 158 was passed today, and […]

Local teen builds service organization

Baiyinah Iman Abdullah

By Keon Broadnax For The Star A high school senior from Richmond has big plans to help the community that she’s proud to call home. Baiyinah Iman Abdullah, or Bay, is a high school senior at Texas Virtual Academy (TXVA), an online high school, but what many might not know is that she has been […]

COMMENTARY: Lost and found on the streets and highways of Texas

Lynn Ashby

SOUTH OF SOMEWHERE – If I take a right at the next intersection, then a left and another left, I will be, uh, a bit left and right of where I am now, wherever that is. The main thing is not to get killed in an auto wreck here. My family will gather around my […]

Former Fort Bend resident enjoys working on Pixar films

Tony Piedra

By Michael Sudhalter From as early as he can remember, Tony Piedra loved to draw pictures, but he wasn’t sure how he could make a living from it. “When I got to high school, I was scared of the idea of pursuing a purely art-based career,” said the 2000 Austin High graduate. Piedra, 33, […]



Fort Settlement Middle School (FSMS) has been designated a 2015 National School of Character by, a national advocate and leader for the character education movement. Fort Settlement was recognized for having demonstrated its use of character education and development to drive a positive impact on academics, student behavior, and the school’s climate. This is […]

COMMENTARY: Fiscal Conservatism starts at home…

Michael Sudhalter

After nearly two months of marriage, I have nothing but good news to report. The honeymoon to the Pacific Coast of California was a success as evidenced by the 3,000 or so photographic reminders we brought home with us. But once that plane landed at Intercontinental, the honeymoon was officially over. If wedded bliss is […]

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