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Fort Bend third grader tours Broadway


By Subhrata Barot For The Star Her big blue eyes, shimmering purple jacket, and vibrant personality foretell the makings of an influential Broadway star. She plays the piano, sings, dances and is an exceptional performer. She can command the attention of an entire room when she enters – and she’s only eight. Local third grader […]

Memorial Hermann: Academic Success Starts With Healthy Students


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


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


By Michael Sudhalter 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 […]

Travis’ Cunningham calls it a career


By Michael Sudhalter 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”


By Michael Sudhalter 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


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.” 

Fort Bend Exchange Club dedicates two awareness fields for Child Abuse Awareness Month


The Exchange Club of Fort Bend received  proclamations from Mayor Allen Owen of Missouri City and Stafford City Councilman, Cecil Willis,  declaring April as Child Abuse Awareness Month in both Missouri City and Stafford.  The proclamation was delivered at the dedication of the one of the club’s ‘Awareness Fields’ at Hwy 90 and Present Street […]

Battle for the Fittest Superintendent: Million Mile Month Challenge Begins 


Fort Bend ISD Superintendent Dr. Charles Dupre is asking the Fort Bend ISD community to help the District as it participates in Million Mile Month, an online challenge to promote wellness and support children’s health. The month-long effort kicked off April 1, and nearly 5,000 staff members, students, parents, and community members have already accepted […]

Local student competed in state spelling bee


Dickinson Elementary School fifth grader Michael Tsao has been participating in his school’s spelling bee since third grade and each year he would come closer to winning.  So when he won his school’s bee this past year his family was very proud and had no expectation that he would win the regional bee for Fort […]

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