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  With the summer heat intensifying with each passing day, it’s surely going to be tempting for those of you who have dogs to want to let them lounge with you in the comfort of your air-conditioned home.

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The cause for celebration, of course, was Juneteenth, which originated in Galveston and was first celebrated in 1866 to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved people at the end of the Civil War.

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Fort Bend County Judge KP George partnered with the Houston Food Bank and Missouri City-based Second Mile Mission for a food drive last Saturday at Heritage Rose Elementary School in Rosharon that served residents of Fresno and Rosharon impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and Winter Storm Uri.

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For the second straight year, Crossbridge Church at 1049 Eldridge Rd. in Sugar Land partnered with RIP Medical Debt, a New York-based nonprofit, to purchase and forgive $1.9 million in medical debt for 688 individuals who earn less than twice the federal poverty level, or $26,500.

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The Mamie George Community Center (MGCC) at 1111 Collins Rd. in Richmond is adding a food distribution session on one evening per week to allow easier access for low-income families.

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Stafford product Esat Bayar is proud to be a first-generation college student, but he also recognizes that several of his peers who come from low-income households face some of the same challenges he did in learning to navigate a professional setting and get the most out of a collegiate experience. 

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Child Advocates of Fort Bend (CAFB) named Alexis Jackson as its 2020 Child Advocate of the Year during a recent virtual volunteer celebration, according to a Friday news release from the organization.

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No matter how daunting the obstacle, Fabian Romo has never backed away from a chance to shoot his shot. The 24-year-old is giving his latest challenge his all as he remains on the watch list for the U.S. men’s national wheelchair basketball team as it prepares for the upcoming Paralympic Games in Tokyo.

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Six people from Sugar Land’s volunteer service program were recognized for their service to the city during a virtual city council meeting on April 20.

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Due to inclement weather, the opening events in Sugar Land’s Food Truck Fridays series and Missouri City’s Friday Night Flicks were postponed or canceled last week.

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Charlie Beyl has taken his work as a designer, illustrator and art director around the country, making stops in Pennsylvania and Virginia before settling in Texas. 

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Child Advocates of Fort Bend is gearing up for the 30th anniversary of the beginning of its mission to serve child victims of abuse and their families next month.

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The Fort Bend Exchange Club (FBEC) honored the thousands of child abuse victims who have been served by Child Advocates of Fort Bend through the dedication of its “awareness field” Monday in Stafford.

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Fort Bend County residents looking for a family-friendly Easter activity can take part in an annual egg hunt at George Ranch Historical Park this weekend.

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H-E-B, which has five area locations across Missouri City, Richmond and Sugar Land, has resumed its “H-E-B Quest for Texas Best” search. The annual contest samples food and beverage products from around the state to see which ones win the honor of being featured at all of the Texas grocery g…

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As Sugar Land City Council member William Ferguson recently sat and watched Netflix’s “The Queen’s Gambit,” one particular scene at the end of the show proved to be the origin story of the city’s latest attempt to bring Sugar Land and the Houston region together.

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If you've been a frequent visitor to farmer’s markets around the Houston area for the past few years, there’s a good chance you’ve stumbled upon a Heart To Market event. 

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Madiha Chughtai and her daughter used to sit in their family home in Abu Dhabi and watch episodes of Food Network’s “Ace of Cakes.” 

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 Alexis Geissler is among several Fort Bend County residents who have lost electricity in their homes this week, with her lights cutting out Tuesday night in Richmond’s Waterview Estates neighborhood. 

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As a kid, Maverick Thigpen said he was always tinkering and trying to figure out how things worked. But it wasn’t until the suggestion of his high school pre-calculus teacher that his interest in STEM was piqued.

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The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, which was scheduled for May 4-23, has been cancelled because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, according to a Wednesday news release from rodeo officials.

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More than a dozen Fort Bend ISD students recently had their artwork selected to advance in the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s annual art show, according to a news release from the district.

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 In some ways, Brooke Billedo’s life is like that of many other 14-year-old girls. The eighth grader at Reading Junior High loves to read, swim, play piano and hang out with her dog, Leo, a goldendoodle. 

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The Fort Bend Junior Service League (FBJSL) is accepting applications from local qualifying 501(c) (3) nonprofit organizations to be considered as a "Core Placement" for the organization's 2021-23 league years, according to a news release from FBJSL.

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By Landan Kuhlmann LKuhlmann@fortbendstar.com The Farmers Market Partners-Missouri City market will open its 2021 season from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. this Saturday, Jan. 16 at 5855 Sienna Springs Way in Missouri City. Billed as a “local hub” for vendors and farmers to showcase their products and produce, the Farmers Market Partners-Missouri City market is in its […]

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By STEFAN MODRICH smodrich@fortbendstar.com Jan Kolk and her husband, Kevin Kolk, were at a crossroads when he retired from Fort Bend ISD in March of last year. She was still teaching at Alief ISD, but wanted to find a way for her and her husband to spend more of their free time together doing things […]