Incumbents file for city council, school board

Complied by Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com Several incumbents have field for re-election to the Sugar Land City Council and the Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees. The election will be held May 6. Sugar Land Councilman Steve Porter announced his re-election bid last week. Since then, a flood of announcements have been made by incumbents of […]

Sugar Land becomes entertainment destination

ACE SL, LLC and the City of Sugar Land have partnered to develop the Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, the region’s first state-of-the-art, indoor performance venue. The $84 million project will further position the city as a destination location for culture and entertainment. Located off of U.S. Highway 59 and University Boulevard, Smart Financial […]

Construction begins for Smart Financial Centre Public Plaza

Sugar Land recently began construction of a 2.88-acre public plaza next to the Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, a live entertainment venue located near University Boulevard and U.S. Highway 59. Substantial completion of the plaza and the Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land is expected by this fall, with a formal grand opening event […]

LINDA CARLENE KENNEDY

MARCH 9, 1942  – MAY 12, 2016 Carlene was born March 9, 1942 in Hodge, Louisiana to her parents, Carl and Lora Watson. She graduated from Galena Park High School in 1960 and later attended Lamar University. She was married to Arthur “Buddy” Kennedy, prominent banker and business owner, until his death in 1997. For […]

The City of Stafford launches first comprehensive plan

Stafford has created a visionary new comprehensive plan, which lays the strategic foundation for the city’s growth and development for the next 20 years. It replaces the original plan, which was adopted by the city council in 1971. This living document will provide a guide for the city’s decision-makers and is structured around three key […]

COMMENTARY: Scarcella’s temper tantrum divides Stafford

Stafford Mayor Leonard Scarcella delivered the annual State of the City Address last Wednesday, and it could be described in one word – divisive. I have consistently welcomed Scarcella’s candor and his tendency to speak his mind. In a world of PR handlers who measure and polish every word, interviewing Scarcella – Stafford’s Mayor since […]

Development is the Star’s top story in 2015

By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Everywhere you look in Fort Bend County, houses are being built, schools are being constructed and businesses are opening up new locations. Even with crude oil slipping, the impact on growth has been minimal. And that’s why “Growth and Development” is the Fort Bend Star’s Top Story of 2015. Fort Bend […]

DEVELOPMENT NOTEBOOK: Report: Alamo Drafthouse coming to Sugar Land in 2017

By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Sugar Land is going to become the movie-going hotbed of the Greater Houston area. The city already has an AMC 30 next to the First Colony Mall, and the Flix Brewhouse coming next year. On Tuesday, CultureMap of Houston reported that Alamo Drafthouse will open a location in Sugar Land’s Imperial […]

Letters to the Editor

Sugar Land consultant is out of touch with the community’s values (from fortbendstar.com) This is a horrible article, and is under the assumption that all Sugar Land residents are a bunch of uber conservatives. Second, the “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” approach is lazy, and won’t work with the rapidly growing population in […]

Jajoo Announces bid for 2016 Mayoral Election

By S. Barot for the star Sugar Land District 4 City Councilmember Harish Jajoo formally announced his candidacy for the 2016 Sugar Land mayoral election. Jajoo, a fiscal conservative who’s lived in Sugar Land for the past 30 years, is the first South Asian-American to run for Mayor in Sugar Land. “It has been my honor […]

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