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Travis High boys advance to regional quarterfinals

Travis High senior Hakeem Butler dunks during a 69-45 second run playoff win over Manvel on Friday. (Photo by Michael Sudhalter)

By Michael Sudhalter Thirteen Fort Bend ISD basketball teams qualified for the postseason this month – seven boys teams and six girls squads. But only the Travis High boys basketball team (27-6) advanced to the third round, and the Tigers are the only team in the district that will play a game in March […]

Former Missouri City council member declares candidacy for former seat


By Michael Sudhalter Former two-term Missouri City council member Bobby Marshall declared his candidacy for the District A city council election on May 9. Marshall, a 53-year-old business owner who served on council from 2009-13, was defeated by incumbent District A council member Yolanda Ford, a 41-year-old Urban Planner/Land Developer in May 13. Ford […]

Dulles High Science Team advances to National Science Bowl


The Dulles High Science Bowl Team recently won their regional competition for the 2015 National Science Bowl (NSB) and is advancing to the National Finals, which will be held in Washington, D.C. on April 30 – May 4. The five-member team includes Siddarth Guha (captain), Vishnu Iyer, Rik Nag, Rahul Nagvekar, Aman Patel and Sponsor […]

Report: Houston serial shooter started in Missouri City


It is a very frightening scenario that police say is almost always the same – the victim just walking, when a car pulls up, and the man driving starts shooting, according to our news partner KHOU Channel 11. That has happened at least five times less than a week, with one of the victims dying […]

Stafford council approves developer application for mixed use property


The Stafford City Council unanimously approved Street Level Investments’ (SLI) application to develop a 192-acre, $500 million mixed use development project where the Texas Instruments property is located, early Thursday morning. Mayor Leonard Scarcella and council members covered every corner of the issue, during a 7-hour meeting that ran from 6 p.m. Wednesday to 1 a.m. […]

Fort Bend ISD names Teacher of the Year finalists

Fort Bend ISD congratulates the outstanding educators who were named 2015 FBISD Teacher of the Year Finalists for Elementary and Secondary Teacher of the Year. The Elementary and Secondary Teacher of the Year Judging Committees met to review all campus entries and select 10 District finalists. The finalists, as well as all of the Campus […]

Fort Bend ISD takes steps for Special Education reform


Fort Bend ISD has established a Developmental Review Process and is working with Stetson & Associates, a nationally-recognize special education consulting firm, to improve Special Education programs in the district. FBISD has approximately 4,600 students enrolled in Special Education programs. The district has created two advisory committees of parent groups – one elementary and one secondary […]

Missouri City wins awards for forestry program


After making a conscious effort to promote green initiatives and further cement the “Show Me City” as the 16th best place to live in the United States, Missouri City recently won two Houston-Galveston Area Council Parks and Natural Area Awards in the Policy Tools and Planning Process Categories for the City’s “Go Native” Policy and […]

Sugar Land crime rate drops significantly

Sugar Land Police

Part 1 crimes in Sugar Land decreased 12.75 percent last year while the City’s five-year trend shows an overall decrease of more than 26 percent. The results were included in the Sugar Land Police Department’s 2014 Annual Report and placed Sugar Land’s crime rate at a 20-year historic low. Last year, Sugar Land was named […]

Smart Financial Centre receives naming rights to Sugar Land’s Performing Arts Center

Smart Financial Centre Exterior Rendering

The Sugar Land City Council voted unanimously today to approve the granting of naming rights for the city’s new state-of-the-art entertainment venue to Smart Financial Credit Union. The venue will be known as the Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land. As previously announced, in partnership with ACE SL, LLC (ACE), Sugar Land City Council approved […]

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