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Civil Servant of the Week: Fort Bend County Clerk Dianne Wilson

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Fort Bend County Clerk Dianne Wilson is retiring in December after 32 years of public service with the county. Wilson, the longest serving county official in Fort Bend County’s history, will be the guest of honor at the Safari Texas Ranch’s “Palm Pavilion”, 11627 FM 1464 in Richmond, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 7. […]

Civil Servant of the Week: Wayne Poorman

Wayne Poorman

By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Wayne Poorman’s first experience in law enforcement was quite memorable. In the early 1970s, Poorman was a diver for the reserve unit of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office’s Marine Division. Harris County was working together with the Fort Bend Sheriff’s Office on a capital murder case when Poorman –on his first […]

Rep. Reynolds’ barratry trial begins November 3

Texas State Rep. Ron Reynolds

Two-term incumbent is confident he’ll be exonerated By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Texas State Rep. Ron Reynolds (D-Missouri City) hopes to be exonerated on 10 counts of Barratry, which means a lawyer’s illegal solicitations, but he’ll have to wait until Nov. 3 to do so. In March, Reynolds, 41, was indicted in Montgomery County (Conroe) on 10 […]

The role of a community newspaper

Michael Sudhalter

If you watched the movie “Anchorman 2” and saw through all of its raunchiness, there was an underlying theme of the media and how it’s changed over the years. Ron Burgundy’s news crew of protagonists became wildly popular after telling viewers “what they wanted to hear”, instead of “what they needed to hear.” One could […]

Athlete Spotlight: Austin High volleyball’s Erica Anthony

Erica Anthony

Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Next fall, Erica Anthony will be playing college volleyball at Concordia University in sunny southern California and enjoying the culture, scenery and beaches. But before she heads west, Anthony has some unfinished business in Texas. The Austin High senior setter hopes to lead the Bulldogs – ranked fifth in UIL Class 6A […]

CIVIL SERVANT OF THE WEEK: Miller takes the high road

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By Michael Sudhalter If you’ve driven on a smooth road in Fort Bend County over the past eight years, there’s a good chance Les Miller had something to do with it. Miller, 48, has worked for the County for 22 years, including the last eight as a Road Construction Supervisor. “We go out and try […]

Opinion split on GPS for district buses

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Fort Bend ISD parent Kristine McKenzie Gentry thinks  the district is taking a step forward by including the addition of GPS systems for district school buses, as part of the proposed Nov. 4 bond. “Have you ever accompanied a class field trip?” Gentry wrote on an FBISD Concerns Facebook page. “Those […]

Elkins grad enjoys being part of LSU program

Corey Thompson

By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com LSU junior safety Corey Thompson was glad to be back in the Houston area on Aug. 30 – just 17 miles north of Elkins High. Thompson stopped short of comparing the crowd at Houston’s NRG Stadium to the famed Tiger Stadium, a.k.a. “Death Valley” in Baton Rouge, La. “It felt like […]

Get ready for the next ALS Challenge (no ice involved)

Michael Sudhalter

For the past few months, you’ve seen countless social media posts and videos about Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) Ice Bucket Challenge. Individuals have either donated $100 or doused ice water on themselves – or in many cases, both – to bring attention to the fatal motor neuron disease that causes its victims to have limited […]

Libraries hold free “SAT” Practice-Test Sessions for college-bound students

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Representatives from Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions will conduct free SAT® practice-test sessions at several locations in the Fort Bend County library system in October. The SAT test is a college-entrance exam used by U.S. colleges to assess high school students’ general educational development and their ability to complete college-level work, as well as to […]

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