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Reynolds trial rescheduled for Aug. 3

Texas State Rep. Ron Reynolds

Texas District 27 State Representative Ron Reynolds (D-Missouri City) was originally slated for a Montgomery Country re-trial just five days into 2015. But the trial was delayed until Aug. 3, so Reynolds (D-Missouri City) could focus on the 84th Legislative Session, which begins on Tuesday, Jan. 13. In November, a Montgomery County judge overturned Reynolds’ […]

Scarcella visits D.C. to address proposed Immigration Bill


By Karen Daniels For The Star Stafford Mayor Leonard Scarcella believes that recently proposed federal immigration legislation could impact his city. The longtime Stafford mayor traveled to Washington D.C. to testify before Congress’ House Judiciary Committee and to support House Bill 5138, proposed in November by U.S. Rep Pete Olson (R-Texas), who represents most of […]

Wilsonart to Premiere Quartz Countertops at Sugar Land Home & Garden Show

Learn the ins and outs of home improvement at annual event.

The 5th Annual Sugar Land Home & Garden show will be held Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 24 and 25 at the Stafford Centre, located at 10505 Cash Road. While the variety of exhibitors and vendors at the show will touch on many elements of home design – inside and out, new construction or remodel – […]

Missouri City City Manager Ed Broussard accepts same position in Tyler

Ed Broussard

Missouri City’s city manager Ed Broussard is East Texas-bound. Broussard was hired on Dec. 23 to become the city manager of Tyler, an East Texas city with approximately 100,000 residents. Earlier this month, Broussard was selected as one of five finalists for the position, and he went through final interviews two weeks ago. Broussard was […]

Civil Servant of the Week: Sugar Land’s Meredith Riede

Meredith Riede

Sugar Land City Manager Allen Bogard recently promoted Acting City Attorney Meredith Riede to the position of city attorney.  She replaces Mary Ann Powell, who resigned to pursue other opportunities in June 2014. Sugar Land City Council consented to the city manager’s appointment of Riede on Tuesday, an action required by the City Charter. Riede […]

Rosenberg man sues District Attorney’s office

John Healey (R)

By Michael Sudhalter Attorneys for a Rosenberg man filed a civil lawsuit in the 400th District Court of Texas against Fort Bend County District Attorney John Healey and Assistant District Attorney Mark Hanna, in their individual and official capacities, last week, on the grounds that he was denied due process. The lawsuit follows a […]

Property owners frustrated over tax protest delay


By Michael Sudhalter A growing number of Fort Bend County property owners are becoming frustrated over the waiting period for their property tax protests. The County’s Appraisal Review Board (ARB) has 10 panels – up from one six years ago – that hears 1,100-1,700 tax protests per month. With more than 6,500 hearings remaining, […]

Heritage Texas Properties Fort Bend Agents are leading the way

Wendy Mottern and Nell Osborn with Heritage Texas Properties

Wendy Mottern and Nell Osborn with Heritage Texas Properties have been selected to serve in leadership roles in real estate industry organizations.  “I am so proud of both of these ladies and support them one hundred percent in their new positions with Houston Association of Realtors and Women’s Council of Realtors”, said Judy Monroe, Vice […]


Lynn Ashby

What a year it was! Military victories, parades, the troops came home, there was peace on earth and prosperity in the land. The year I am speaking of is 1945, of course, because 2014 was a real downer. Here in Texas, we elected or re-elected some strong arguments for Santa Anna’s return. The happy folks […]

Truancy concerns persist


Editor’s Note: This is the second part of a two-part series on Truancy in Fort Bend County By Karen Daniels For The Star Of the 20 largest school districts in Texas, only six keep track of truancy records. Three of the four students affected by truancy rules are considered economically disadvantaged, according to Texas Appleseed. […]

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