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Fort Bend County, At Large
By Cheryl Skinner

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The Baby

Introducing Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Skinner... Stephen’s mom, Star Reporter Cheryl Skinner, saw her baby take a beautiful bride, Tara, the day following Christmas Day. We, at the Star, remember Stephen as Superman also. It doesn’t seem that it was that long ago!

Well, it is official. The baby of the Skinner family has grown up. For many of our public officials and most of the newspaper staff, Stephen, our youngest son, was a fixture at the office, governmental meetings, and police squad rooms for most of his life.

When he was born, he interrupted an interview that I was in the midst of. It was a dognapping in Missouri City and I completed the story the following morning. Stephen grew up attending meetings—from school boards to commissioner’s court—and sitting quietly in the police department and sheriff’s department while I read offense reports.

When he was in college, he worked at the Star.

Last Saturday night he and his lovely fiancé tied the knot after a seven year courtship.

So, he is officially a grown, independent, and self-sufficient young man with a lovely devoted bride and a wonderful career.

And, I’m a proud mother who wanted to share this with the many people who still ask about Stephen after watching him grow through the years. I had an assistant DA ask, not too terribly long ago, if Stephen still wore his Superman costume.

Well, I understand that underneath that handsome tuxedo was an official Superman shirt and, of course, the groom’s cake was a Superman emblem.

So, the answer is “yes” he does still wear a Superman costume.

Some things just don’t change.

And, he will always be the baby!

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