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Letter to the Editor: Local control requires local leadership

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Many Texas school districts, including Fort Bend ISD, have abused the discretion that the Texas legislature granted them. Such perceived abuse of discretion is largely why the issue of decriminalizing Truancy in the State of Texas is a major issue in the current legislative session. How a local school district designs and implements a Truancy […]

Carolyn Elaine Flagg

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October 2, 1949 – March 27, 2015 Carolyn Elaine Flagg was suddenly called home to be with her Lord and Savior after complications from surgery at age 65 on March 27th, 2015. “Carol”, as known by all who love her, was a devoted Christian wife, mother and grandmother who touched the countless hearts of family, friends […]

Pet of the Week 04/01/15

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This sweet Pug-mix is friendly, eager to please and will go to his new home fully-vetted and ready to be your best friend. Did you know that, on average, a Pug sleeps 14 hours a day? If your home is ready for a loyal companion who enjoys a good snooze, this sweet boy might be […]

TRIGGER-NOMETRY 101

Lynn Ashby

THE PARKING LOT –Driving to this convenience store at my weekend getaway in Varicose Valley, I suddenly hear shouting. True story. Parked in the middle of the lot are two vehicles, drivers’ doors open. The shouting is the work of two guys who must have had an altercation down the street and pulled in here […]

Advocating for justice and equality

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Compliments with comments on Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds “Advocating for Equality in Discipline”…a great article to act on concerns for our children equality in discipline. Well, the racial disparities are not only practiced in our school but in the justice system agency, “Texas Department of Child Support Services”. The Houston Juvenile Court on Congress […]

Pet of the Week 03/25/15

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Meet Oreo. This 7 month old long-haired Tuxedo cat is hoping to find a family who’ll appreciate his social, loving personality (and his dapper good looks). Tuxedo cats are known to be highly intelligent and sweet and Oreo is no exception. What goes together better than Oreos and milk? This Oreo and your family. Learn […]

Editorial – Data with a Soul

Charles Dupre

Fort Bend ISD’s rich cultural diversity is a source of pride and a model for other Districts in Texas. Every day, our teachers, administrators, and students work hard to inspire and equip our students with the tools to succeed in life. As superintendent, I am proud of our efforts to educate the leaders of tomorrow. […]

IF AT FIRST YOU DON’T SECEDE…

Lynn Ashby

Ski Texas! Go south to Canada! You can’t arrest me, officer. I’m a diplomat! All this will be true if our latest troops from the Republic of Texas have their way. Members claim that Texas never actually joined the Union and, since there is no national government here, they had a duty to form one. […]

Letters to the Editor: Fort Bend GOP’s response to Sudhalter’s editorial

Dear Sir, I am writing regarding your article in the FB Star last week about Representative Rick Millers’ (House District 26) Bill removing the ability of municipalities to punish businesses for expressing their opinions.  I totally support the bill which protects our first amendment right of free speech.  He is attempting to right a terrible […]

Pet of the week 03/18/15

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This sweet girl is a shepherd mix who has been cooped up at the shelter for too long. Sweet and playful, she’d make the perfect pet for just about anyone. Shepherd mixes are known for their intelligence, trainability and loyalty. Don’t you think this lovely gal would be the perfect fit for your family? If […]

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