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Former FBISD trustee fined for campaign sign theft


The city of Meadows Place reached a decision last month in the misdemeanor theft case of then-Fort Bend ISD trustee Bruce Albright’s re-election campaign. On March 25, Albright was ordered to pay a $200 fine, plus court costs, in Meadows Place Municipal Court. The Class C Misdemeanor will be dismissed as long as he doesn’t […]

Fort Bend inmates graduate from H-VAC/Electrical program

Sheriff Nehls addresses inmates

A year ago, construction of an Inmate Vocational Center began at the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office, and a year later, the new vocational program produced the first inmates to complete the H-VAC/ Electrical program. This program is one component of Second Chance Opportunities and Re-Entry Education (S.C.O.R.E.) Programs, which has a goal of providing […]

Four FBISD soccer teams advance to regional semifinals


Five Fort Bend ISD soccer teams competed in the regional quarterfinals on Tuesday night, and four advanced to the regional semifinals, which begin on Friday. The Ridge Point boys and girls soccer teams, as well as the Clements and Austin girls soccer teams will compete on Friday. The Ridge Point boys advanced to the regional […]

FBISD names new schools after longtime educators, fallen firefighter


 The Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees unanimously agreed to name the District’s newest elementary schools after Carolyn and Vernon Madden, two longtime Fort Bend ISD educators, and Anne McCormick Sullivan, a Fort Bend ISD graduate who gave her life in the line of duty. Carolyn and Vernon Madden Elementary will open in August of […]

Fort Bend Sheriff’s Office partners in sting that arrests 12 child sex crime suspects


The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office and partners in the Houston Metro Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) concluded special operations over a three-day period last week that led to the arrest of 12 suspects. The objective of the operation was to identify and arrest individuals engaging in the solicitation or online sexual exploitation […]

Ridge Point football assistant accepts Lamar Consolidated head coaching job


Lamar CISD’s Board of Trustees has approved Rick LaFavers as the Head Football Coach and Campus Coordinator for Lamar Consolidated High School. LaFavers has 18 years of coaching experience, including time in the SEC, Big 12, C-USA and Mountain West conferences, along with FCS (NCAA Football Championship Subdivision) and Texas high schools. LaFavers coached and […]

Report: Missouri City PD investigating inappropriate behavior allegations at Marshall


Three Marshall High School employees, including a teacher, face inappropriate behavior allegations, a Fort Bend Independent School District spokesperson told our news partner, KHOU Channel 11. “We want to assure our parents and community members that we take all allegations very seriously. While these alleged incidents are not related, it is concerning that multiple staff members […]

Sugar Land Skeeters add new players

Sugar Land Skeeters pitcher Matt Wright led the franchise to its first-ever postseason victory last week against the York Revolution. The Skeeters edged York, 3-2, in the division championship series to qualify for the Atlantic League Championship Series, which began Tuesday in Sugar Land. (Photo by Michael Sudhalter)

The Sugar Land Skeeters and manager Gary Gaetti are excited to announce the addition of six new players to the 2015 squad, including three players with Major League Baseball experience. Right-handed pitchers Shane Loux, Sean Gallagher and Andrew Carpenter add to the array of arms the Skeeters can call on while Patrick Palmeiro, Kevin Russo […]

Skeeters individual tickets on sale now

(Photo by Michael Sudhalter)

Tickets for the upcoming 2015 Sugar Land Skeeters season will go on sale Monday, March 23 at Constellation Field and online at The Skeeters begin the 2015 Atlantic League season at home on Thursday, April 23. “We can’t wait to get fans back into the ballpark for Skeeters baseball,” said Chris Jones, General Manager […]

Donations Fund Universally Accessible Playground in Sugar Land

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Sugar Land City Council recently accepted a $200,000 donation toward the construction of the City’s first universally accessible playground Project at First Colony Park. The funding was raised through a capital campaign launched by the Sugar Land Legacy Foundation, a non-profit community group that works with individuals, corporations, trusts and others interested in making charitable, […]

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