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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 […]

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Four Fort Bend County families had to spend another Christmas without loved ones who remain imprisoned in Venezuela. The U.S. government gave those families a belated holiday gift Wednesday, granting their wish for meaningful action that might help their husbands, fathers, brothers and uncles finally return home. The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced that […]

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By STEFAN MODRICH  smodrich@fortbendstar.com They work long, grueling hours, looking death in the eye, out of sight and perhaps even out of mind during a pandemic that has gripped the globe for most of the last year. Unpredictability is the norm, and 4½ hours is a good night’s sleep. Gym shoes are worn in the […]

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From Staff Reports The Fort Bend Junior Service League (FBJSL) members presented a check for $8,000 of the proceeds from its recent Sugar Plum Marketplace to Child Advocates of Fort Bend (CAFB) on Dec. 15. According to a news release from CAFB, the funds will be used to help with virtual trainings for volunteers and […]

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By Landan Kuhlmann LKuhlmann@fortbendstar.com For most of us, 2020 has been different than other years. We had become accustomed to waking up in the morning, grabbing a cup of coffee and heading to work – though for the last nine months, that may have simply meant heading back to the bedroom or kitchen table or […]

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By Landan Kuhlmann LKuhlmann@fortbendstar.com As a local community center serving as a food distribution site during the COVID-19 pandemic prepares to transition its avenue of distribution, it has reached a milestone. Richmond’s Mamie George Community Center (MGCC) recently surpassed 2 million pounds of food distributed to the community during the nine months of the pandemic […]

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By STEFAN MODRICH  smodrich@fortbendstar.com One of Houston’s most beloved local characters has been a holiday mainstay for more than 40 years. He wears a zoot suit and prefers a low rider to a sleigh and a fedora to a stocking cap. And he goes by “Pancho Claus” instead of St. Nick. Richard Reyes, an actor, […]

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By STEFAN MODRICH  smodrich@fortbendstar.com Law enforcement officials arrested Zheng “Miranda” Zhou, 53, of Missouri City, and Kun “Bruce” Liu, 40, of Sugar Land on Dec. 14 on charges of alleged involvement in international trade fraud violations stemming from an alleged decade-long scheme involving tires from China, according to a Dec. 15 news release from the […]

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By STEFAN MODRICH  smodrich@fortbendstar.com The Sugar Land Police Department (SLPD) is investigating the assault of a 46-year-old Sugar Land woman that police said occurred Nov. 5, according to surveillance video. During a news conference Wednesday at SLPD headquarters, SLPD Sgt. Matt Levan and the Tejani family said Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers (FBCCS) is offering […]

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By Landan Kuhlmann lkuhlmann@fortbendstar.com Fort Bend County authorities say they are looking into a shooting in Rosharon last weekend that left two teenagers dead and another hospitalized. A spokesperson for the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office (FBCSO) said the victims, 15-year-old Devin Massey and 17-year-old Jonathan Massey, were pronounced dead at the scene. The FBCSO […]

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By STEFAN MODRICH smodrich@fortbendstar.com Another alleged victim of a former Richmond salon employee who was arrested Nov. 19 and indicted on charges of indecency with a child by sexual contact has been identified, according to the Fort Bend County District Attorney’s office. The DA’s office said Sergio David Chavarria, a Houston resident, was an employee […]

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By STEFAN MODRICH  smodrich@fortbendstar.com A group of retired teachers in Fort Bend County has found a variety of ways to give back to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Fort Bend-Harris Retired Educators (FBHRE) is a local unit of the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA), an organization of retired public-school employees. The group is composed […]

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By Landan Kuhlmann LKuhlmann@fortbendstar.com Two key players in Fort Bend ISD’s fine arts programs were selected to statewide offices for their respective specialties last month. The district announced Monday that Fine Arts Director James Drew was elected as a board member for the Texas Music Administrators Conference (TMAC), while Assistant Director of Fine Arts for […]