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George Foundation honors Wiseman

Dee Koch of the George Foundation, left, honors Katie Wiseman of the ESCAPE Family Resource Center. 
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Congratulations to ESCAPE Family Resource Center’s (www.LearnToParent.org) Director of Programs, Katie Wiseman, on her recent graduation from Leadership for Nonprofit Excellence in Fort Bend County.  This eight month program, presented by the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce and The George Foundation, was designed to strengthen and support nonprofit organizations serving the community.  Ms. Wiseman joined […]

Five Stafford MSD candidates running for three seats

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The 2015 Stafford MSD elections features one election for a full-term and another to fill the seat of Ed Castillo, who resigned during his term. The candidates will be on hand for an Election Summit on Thursday at Stafford Civic Center, 1415 Constitution. The election will take place on Saturday, May 9 – with early voting […]

Memorial Hermann: Academic Success Starts With Healthy Students

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Health Centers for Schools Providing Care Success in school starts with healthy learners. Health related factors such as hunger and chronic illness can lead to poor school performance. In fact, unhealthy eating and physical inactivity have been linked to poor grades, test scores and lower educational achievement. One way the problem is being addressed in […]

Vouchers are not the right choice

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There are two voucher bills being considered during the 84th Legislative Session in Austin, Senate Bill (SB) 276 and Senate Bill (SB) 642. Though these bills are being touted as designed to give poor kids in struggling schools a choice, upon closer examination they leave a lot to be desired. State Senator Donna Campbell, R- […]

Needville family digs archaeology

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Needville resident Jay Roussel first got involved in archaeology when his daughters expressed interest in it. As a result, the Needville family has dedicated a considerable amount of time to learn about Archaeology. There are local and regional events that help them explore those interests. “Each year, Texas Archeological Society hosts […]

COMMENTARY: YOUR PAPERS, PLEASE

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Anyone can spot events as they are occurring, but once again you and I are sharper than most by noticing what is not happening. There is not a flurry of emails, no callers to those nutty radio talk shows (“Rush, Obama has put Jell-O in my kidneys.”) and no alarms from unknown scientists who claim […]

Fort Bend County Health & Human Services announces new Director of Emergency Medical Service

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Fort Bend County Health & Human Services is pleased to announce that Victor “Graig” Temple has accepted the position as Director of Fort Bend County Emergency Medical Service, effective April 6. Mr. Temple comes to Fort Bend County with 24 years of experience in the fire service field and 20 years of paramedic experience.  He has held […]

Travis’ Cunningham calls it a career

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Randy Cunningham built the foundation for the Travis High football program when the school opened in the fall of 2006. Now, Cunningham, 58, has decided to retire from coaching after 34 seasons in the profession. “I’d been thinking about retiring for the past couple of years but didn’t want to do […]

Congressman Green supports “good earmarks”

U.S. Rep. Al Green (D-Houston) was the guest of honor at the Missouri City Leadership Luncheon last Thursday. Green addressed multiple topics in his speech, including the importance of bringing back “good earmarks” to congress. (Photo by Michael Sudhalter)

By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com U.S. Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) was the guest of honor for Missouri City’s Leadership Luncheon last Thursday at City Centre at Quail Valley. Green, 67, has served in the U.S. House of Representatives for the past decade and Texas’ Ninth District, which he represents, serves both northern Fort Bend County and […]

Teaching about the United Nations

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Fort Bend County key women educators of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International helped host a CTAUN: Committee on Teaching About United Nations Conference last Saturday at North American University in Houston.  The theme was “Cultural Awareness:  A Pathway to Peace.” 

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