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Friday Night Might

Lynn Ashby

By Lynn Ashby Columnist THE HIGH SCHOOL — Workers are getting ready for the most important part of Texas’ high schools’ autumn term. No, not math or English or even homeroom. It’s football, of course. CBS newsman and native Texan Bob Schieffer once observed, “In Texas, the week begins on Friday nights.” Drive across our […]

Larger than Life…Donald Leonetti

By Lisa Glenn  On July 17, 2014, the life of Donald Joseph Leonetti was cut short in a tragic senseless way and an entire community went into mourning along with his beloved family.  For over 25 years, his company, Leonetti Graphics, has served Fort Bend Schools, a myriad of charitable organizations and countless local businesses by […]

Nurse Kaplan celebrates upcoming 80th birthday


By Carolyn Bowden  Helle Kaplan’s interest in tennis declined and she began to volunteer at QV Elementary where she assisted a 4th grade teacher and her students. When there was an opening for the school nurse position she applied and was hired. There she remained for 25 years, making a positive difference in the lives […]

This Memorial Day remember those who died in battle

By C.C. Finn Sugar Land Memorial Day is not a day you wish your veterans a happy day. It is not a day they give thanks for their lives. On Memorial Day, veterans are remembering those soldiers who died in battle. Soldiers they led or who fought by their side.  They are remembering soldiers who […]

A Superhero Principal – Irma Nurre

By Iris Ung A 6th grade student at LCISD’s Wertheimer MS WOW! ZAP! ZOOM! She has the power to control 532 children!  She has the devotion to lead young minds to success!  She has the determination to encourage and effectively impact her students!  She has the compassion to make sure every child is in a […]

Different thoughts and fears regarding the STAAR Test is normal

Wertheimer counselor and test coordinator, Rocio Espinoza, says, “Our Hawks are ready for the challenge!”

By Morgan Grieve 6th Grade student at LCISD’s Wertheimer MS   The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) is a test given to students in grades 3-8 and to students taking high school level courses. The STAAR test includes reading and mathematics for grades 3-8, writing for grades 4 and 7, science for […]

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 […]

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