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Jackson elected Stafford MSD board president

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The Stafford Municipal School District board of trustees elected Auturo Jackson to serve as its next board president. Jackson, a first-term trustee, succeeds former board president Ettienne Zak, who was defeated by three votes on May 9 after serving on the board since 1998. Jackson and his wife, Denise, are the parents of an SMSD […]

Report: Former Houston Texans star being investigated for child abuse in Fort Bend County

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Former Houston Texans and current Denver Broncos defensive end Antonio Smith is under investigation for alleged sex abuse in Fort Bend County, Texas, according to our news partner, KHOU Channel 11. No charges have been filed. The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office released the following statement: “In November 2014, the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office […]

Sugar Land police search for suspect who kidnapped victims at gunpoint

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Sugar Land police are looking for a gunman who kidnapped four people on May 10. A man and his wife were dropping off friends in the 3700 block of Springhill Lane at 12:10 a.m. when they were approached in the driveway by a black man wearing a mask, a black hoodie and jeans. The man […]

Elkins High baseball team named Rick Carpenter Field

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On May 18, the Fort Bend Independent Board of Trustees voted to approve the naming of the baseball field located on the campus of Elkins High School “Rick Carpenter Field”. Rick Carpenter was hired as the first head baseball coach at Elkins High School upon the opening of the campus for the 1992-1993 school year […]

Ridge Point student injured after being hit by truck

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A 16-year-old Ridge Point High student suffered non-life threatening injuries on Wednesday morning after he was hit by a pickup truck near the Sienna Plantation-based school. He was transported to Texas Children’s Hospital with cuts on his head and a possible broken leg.

Fort Bend ISD board approves raise for teachers

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The Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees reaffirmed its commitment to recruit and retain the very best talent during the Monday, May 18 Board meeting, approving pay increases for teaching and non-teaching staff members. The new pay scale approved Monday includes a starting teacher pay scale of $50,500, with uniform $500 steps through year 21. […]

Southland Baseball Tournament begins tomorrow at Constellation Field

Houston Baptist University senior pitcher Matthew Hernandez, a Clements High graduate, and the Huskies will compete in the Southland Conference Baseball Tournament this week at Constellation Field in Sugar Land. (Photo courtesy of HBU Athletics)

By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com For the second time in three years, the Southland Conference will hold its postseason baseball tournament at Constellation Field in Sugar Land. The winner of the double-elimination tournament, which will be held Wednesday through Saturday, will earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament which culminates with the […]

Hinojosa prevails over Zak in Stafford MSD election re-count

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The Stafford MSD school board will elect a new president at its board meeting tomorrow night. On May 9, Stafford voters elected Xavier Herrera and Manuel Hinojosa to the Stafford MSD board. Hinojosa finished with three more votes than incumbent SMSD board president Ettienne Zak, who has been a board member since 1998. Four days […]

Fort Bend ISD board re-elects James as president; Heyliger sworn in as board member

FBISD trustee Addie Heyliger, left, was sworn in on Monday night. FBISD board president Grayle James, right, was re-elected as board president on Monday. (Photo courtesy of FBISD)

The Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees certified the results of the May election during its regular Board meeting on Monday, May 18. On May 9, voters elected Addie Heyliger as a new member of the Board, and re-elected Board President Grayle James to her second term. Heyliger, a Technology Operations Project Manager at CenterPoint […]

Ridge Point baseball/softball, Elkins baseball advance in state playoffs

The Ridge Point High baseball team will face Crosby in a best-of-three series, Thursday through Saturday, in La Porte. (Photo by Michael Sudhalter)

By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com It’s a good time to be a sports fan in the Missouri City/Sienna Plantation area. The Ridge Point High softball has advanced to the UIL Class 5A regional semifinals for the second time in three years, while the Elkins and Ridge Point baseball teams will represent their respective schools in the […]

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