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UH efforts to raise awareness for bone marrow donors

A group of University of Houston students has gained the attention of the national bone marrow registry organization, Be The Match, because of their actions to raise awareness of the critical need for donors. Niyati Vaidya is shown on the left.

By Marisa Ramirez “You feel like this is really something that makes a difference,” said Niyati Vaidya, of Sugar Land, and a health education major and treasurer of the Be The Match-University of Houston. “Just the words ‘bone marrow’ can sound scary to people.” Be The Match is a bone marrow registry of potential donors […]

The time is now to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act

By Jim Rice FBISD Board of Trustees President As President of the Fort Bend Independent School District Board of Trustees, I believe it is time for our entire community to request that the Houston area congressional delegation and our Texas U.S. Senators ensure the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, commonly referred to as the No Child […]

Keep free speech in America

By Glenn Mollette       Arts and Entertainment television was out of line for suspending Phil Robertson for a recent statement that the network executives did not appreciate. They may not have liked his Bible quote but he was stating his personal belief and not speaking on behalf of the network. I realize that he […]

Open letter from FBISD Superintendent

To help plan for the future of Fort Bend ISD, more than 500 attended a Community Dialogue meeting making it the highest attended forum in recent FBISD history.  Those participating in the meeting were very positive and highly engaged in discussions leading to plans and recommendations that will ultimately be presented to the FBISD Board […]

The Hawks Eye View

By Chloe Baker The students at Wertheimer Middle School have finally begun to settle in and learn how everything works here at Wertheimer. From my perspective, his school is one of the best middle schools around.  There are many things that make our school fun and unique, but I was curious to know how my […]

Voting on November 5? Here’s what you need to know

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By Carla Penny, AARP Texas  With recent congressional goings-on, we’ve all sat up and paid a little more attention. More folks have been talking about the role of government and the sort of country we want to be. Now that it’s time to take to the polls, it’s important to be prepared for Texas’ new […]

Stephen McCormick saves life of eight year old boy

East Texas Baptist University graduate Stephen McCormick is shown here with Sean Suppan, the recipient of the transplant.

Bone marrow transplant worked By Mike Midkiff There is an old saying that “The first impression is the last impression.” When Stephen McCormick met eight year-old Sean Suppan for the first time he said, “Sean was stronger than I had imagined.”  The meeting might not have even occurred if it were not for the bone […]

Low-cost drugs, ill-gotten gains

By Peter Pitts  Some major American healthcare providers are padding their bottom lines by exploiting a federal program meant to help low-income patients. This behavior is netting them billions in ill-gotten gains. And it could be preventing many vulnerable Americans from accessing the low-cost drugs they need to treat and prevent illness. This abuse needs […]

Have questions about the Health Insurance Marketplace

By Bob Moos Southwest public affairs officer for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services  Beginning Oct. 1, hundreds of thousands of Texans will be able to buy health care coverage from private insurance companies through an online marketplace set up by the federal government. Because it’s new, the Health Insurance Marketplace has prompted some […]

Welcome to the 2013-14 school year

It is an exciting time in Fort Bend ISD as we begin what is sure to be a landmark year in this district’s history of excellence. Personally, I am thrilled to be “back home” among so many outstanding, hard-working team members and a community that demonstrates exemplary support of public education. Despite the district’s continued […]

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