Superintendents school chamber on finances

Dr. CHARLES DUPRE
FBISD Superindentent

By Theresa D. McClellan For the Fort Bend Star When three superintendents spoke before the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce telling them how well their schools were doing, they were more than a cheering squad. They wanted to make clear that their public schools are worth fighting for with state legislators and asked for help […]

Fort Bend County mourns the unexpected loss of Constable Ruben Davis

RUBEN DAVIS
Fort Bend County Constable
1955 - 2016

It is with great sadness that the Fort Bend County Precinct 2 Constable’s Office reports the passing of its leader Ruben Davis Jr.Davis led the Precinct 2 Constable Office for more than two decades. He passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Oct. 18, in the early morning hours at age 61. Since May 1996, Davis served […]

Early detection, improved access to care goal for breast cancer advocates

Anne H. Meyn

“We know that people die of breast cancer for two reasons: a lack of high quality breast cancer care accessible to everyone and a lack of treatments for the most aggressive and deadly forms,” said Dr. Judith A. Salermo, president and CEO of Susan G. Komen. Salermo also said in a prepared statement last month […]

County gets update on I-69 project

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John Thompson, chairman of the Alliance for I-69, gives an update on the project to attendees at the Fort Bend Regional Infrastructure Conference.

By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com Someone in the Texas Department of Transportation once told Judge John P. Thompson that there would never be any money or any commitment of resources to build Interstate 69 in Texas. The Mexico to Canada highway was never supposed to happen. Yet as commuters along the Southwest Freeway in Fort Bend […]

Navy runs over UH 46-40

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By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star Navy scored twice on Houston turnovers in the first four minutes of the third quarter and went to upset the sixth ranked University of Houston Cougars 46-40. Houston, which had allowed only 42 rushing yards per game, could not stop Navy’s flexbone offense as Navy rushed for […]

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital encourages residents to stay aware of the Zika virus

SARFRAZ ALY, M.D

Physicians at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital encourage Fort Bend residents to remain mindful of the Zika virus throughout the fall months. “While there might be fewer headlines about Zika now, the virus is still very much a concern, especially for individuals who have traveled to the Caribbean or who have sexual partners who may […]

Get the scoop on the 85th with Senators Kolkhorst, Huffman

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Senator Lois Kolkhorst

The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce’s Governmental Relations Division will host Legislative Update and Preview with Senators Lois Kolkhorst and Joan Huffman, on Wednesday, Nov. 2, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, 445 Commerce Green Blvd., Sugar Land. Kolkhorst is a fifth-generation Texan with ancestral roots to the […]

Stafford’s Garner teaches students about cars after retiring from General Motors

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Stafford College & Career Center automotive teacher David “Red” Garner retired from the automotive industry in 2001 and joined the education field to help create opportunities for students.

By SMSD Communications David “Red” Garner could be retired right now, but the 78-year-old Stafford Municipal School District automotive instructor loves introducing students to opportunities in the automotive industry. “I’ve always thought about giving back and helping, because a lot of people helped me achieve my goals,” said Garner, the Stafford College & Career Center’s […]

‘Confused about Medicare Workshop’ at Sugar Creek Baptist Church

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What started out as a way to help unravel the maze of Medicare has turned into a mission for native Houstonian Toni King. The “Medicare rules are changing all the time and I talk to people who have master’s degrees and don’t understand the rules,” King said. Self-taught from experience, on the job training and […]

SHOOTIN THE BULL

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Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller takes the ball from quarterback Brock Osweiler during Sunday’s game against the Tennessee Titans at NRG Stadium. Miller ran 82 yards on 19 carries for the Texans in their 27-20 victory over their division rivals. Osweiler was 25-of-37 passing with two touchdowns and two interceptions. The Texans are now […]

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