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Missouri City’s Elackatt withdraws from council race

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Missouri City Mayor Pro Tem Robin Elackatt has decided to withdraw from running for a fourth term in District C. Elackatt, a 43-year-old Health Care professional, was elected to the city council in 2009. When he entered his first election, his goals were to improve the city’s sidewalks and to bring term limits […]

Fort Bend ISD celebrates Campus Art Programs during Youth Art Month

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Fort Bend ISD joins the nation in celebrating Youth Art Month in March. Sponsored by the Council for Art Education, Inc., Youth Art Month emphasizes the importance of art activities for children and encourages schools and youth groups to support their art programs. During Youth Art Month, FBISD schools will proudly display the creative artwork […]

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 msudhalter@fortbendstar.com 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

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com 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 2013. Ford […]

Dulles High Science Team advances to National Science Bowl

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

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