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Mayor/council seats
to be determined
In addition to the mayor’s office, all six council seats are on the ballot and up for election in May in the City of Rosenberg.


Baitland to serves as SMSD’s Interim Superintendent
As of Monday, Dr. Betty Baitland has been the Interim Superintendent of the Stafford Municipal School District.

Charlene Hill murder case comes to an end
Charlene Hill was officially sentenced last Friday to 10 years deferred adjudication after she entered a guilty plea for the murder of her husband during her second trial in February 2011.

Fort Bend County begins
census-mandated redistricting

Your voting precinct could change, but not until next year.This Thursday, Fort Bend County will hold a special meeting of the commissioner’s court at 3 p.m. on redistricting the county’s political boundaries.

Fort Bend ISD reps Austin bound
It looks like even though some Rainy Day funds may go to education, public schools will continue to be underfunded by almost $8 billion.

Imperial apartment project plans opposed
Some Sugar Land residents are saying that Johnson Development came into this deal knowing a general plan was already in existence for the Imperial redevelopment project.

SWE Assistant Principal
“Taped to Wall” for worthy cause

Settlers Way Elementary School students raised approximately $3,653 for cancer research and services to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Pennies for Patients program.

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Last 2 Week Front Page Stories

Stafford MSD Board of Trustees selects interim superintendent
In a Special Called Board Meeting March 21, 2011, the Stafford Municipal School District Board of Trustees voted 4-3 to approve the hiring of Dr. Betty Baitland as the interim Superintendent of Schools.

George Foundation and Fort Chamber
presents “Obesity – Stuck in the Middle”

Obesity has become a growing epidemic throughout the United States, and Texas ranks 32nd with 50th being the worst.

Newsmaker Alert
In January Mike Madden, a Fort Bend resident, sent in a video of Savannah, their 3 1/2 year old daughter, to America’s Funniest Home Videos.

Get ready for temporary
inconveniences on Dulles Ave.

Dulles Avenue will soon undergo major reconstruction and upgrades to the tune of about $16 million. Stafford City Council approved an interlocal agreement with the City of Sugar Land last week...

Route 36 Bar redefining Fort Bend entertainment
The Route 36 Bar is under new ownership and has made a concerted effort to change the way Fort Bend residents and guests enjoy a night out.

The name game ... recognition is always good
Name recognition is said to be the gold standard in politics. Some will tell you good or bad…as long as you spell it right, any name recognition is good.

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City election set for May 14th
For the May 14 election, candidates are about to focus on their campaigns now that the filing deadline has passed.

FBISD new school named after defender of Alamo —James Bowie
Neighboring Lamar Consolidated School District has Bowie Elementary school in Rosenberg and now Fort Bend Independent School District has one by that name, too, only it’s a middle school, the 14th one and its latest addition.

During the last FBISD board meeting, it was erroneously understood by many of those attending and the Star that high school students living in Heritage Colony and Lake Colony would continue to attend Clements HS.

Oops… gas line hit, leak
and fire near Pecan Grove

Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) Deputy Coordinator Alan Spears tells the "Star" that a construction contractor was digging a sewer line when he hit a gas line near Pecan Grove.

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