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‘Houston’s Largest Home Tour’ returns to Fort Bend County in April


The Johnson Development Corp. is opening hundreds of doors citywide this April for “Houston’s Largest Home Tour,” including homes in three of Fort Bend County’s premier developments, Imperial, Riverstone and Sienna Plantation. Nearly 500 homes — including more than 100 models showcasing the latest decorator trends — will be open weekends in April in 10 […]

Skeeters’ season on the horizon

(Photo by Michael Sudhalter)

The Sugar Land Skeeters will open the 2015 season on April 23 vs. the Lancaster Barnstormers in a rematch of last season’s Atlantic League Championship Series, which Lancaster swept, 3-0. Check out the April 22 edition of The Star for a special section on the Skeeters 2015 season.

FBISD names Dr. Dawn Carlson as the new Director of the Department of Student Affairs

Director of the Dept. of Studen Affairs

Fort Bend ISD named Dr. Dawn Carlson as the new Director of the Department of Student Affairs. The department was established in the 2013-2014 school year to ensure that student-related policies are applied consistently across the District. After only one year, the District is seeing positive results due to its important work. “I am pleased […]

Missouri City builds consensus toward public safety improvements 


By Michael Sudhalter Missouri City is building consensus to increase compensation for its police officers and to address capital improvements for the police station as the Fiscal Year 2015 budget process begins. “We will determine the best way for us to address the pay situation,” Missouri City Mayor Allen Owen said. The FY 2015 […]

Rising costs affects some Sugar Land’s construction projects

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By Subhrata Barot FOR THE STAR The Sugar Land City Council voted on March 17 to amend the Fiscal Year 2015 budget after city officials expressed concern regarding budget shortfalls on area projects. The vote to amend the budget came after a February “budget workshop” at a council meeting. A rise in construction cost was […]

COMMENTARY: If – not when – is the key to municipal election participation

Michael Sudhalter

Fort Bend County Republican Chairman Mike Gibson and Fort Bend County Democratic Chairman Don Bankston rarely agree on anything. But both men – for different reasons – believe municipal and school board elections should be moved from May to November. Gibson’s line of reasoning comes from a cost-saving standpoint, while Bankston thinks it would increase […]

COMMENTARY: Too many playoff teams waters down the field

Adrian Martin
For The Star

By Adrian Martin For The Star The University Interscholastic League grants the four best teams per district to compete in the state playoffs. While there have been many exciting games in each respective sports playoffs, every team isn’t exactly worthy of a spot. Some have questioned the number of teams from each district that should […]

M.D. Anderson Sugar Land doctor emphasizes importance of Colorectal Awareness Month

Dr. Craig Messick

By Michael Sudhalter Dr. Craig Messick of M.D. Anderson Sugar Land said the key to treating Colorectal cancers is early detection. March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and Messick encourages people over the age of 50 to have a colonoscopy. The majority of Colorectal Cases develop at 50 or older. The exception to the […]

CIVIL SERVANT OF THE WEEK: Mayor Vincent Morales

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By Subhrata Barot For The Star Businessman. Volunteer. Cancer survivor. Mayor of Rosenberg. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Vincent Morales’ proudest moment was elected Mayor of Rosenberg in 2011 and then re-elected by his constituents in 2013. Since then, he has devoted his attention to preparing Rosenberg for future growth. Under his […]

Soon-to-be council member hopes to improve Missouri City

District C Candidate

By Michael Sudhalter In less than a week, Anthony Maroulis went from a candidate to being Missouri City District C’s Council Member-in-waiting. The 47-year-old Health Care Services professional filed to run for District C toward the end of the declaration period. His opponent for the May 9 election was set to be Mayor Pro […]

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