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Four candidates vying for FBISD board seat in May

L~R: Jenny Bailey
Incumbent Board Member, Addie Heyliger
Candidate, Stuart Jackson Candidate

By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Fort Bend ISD Position 6 trustee Jenny Bailey ran on a platform of change when she defeated incumbent Marilyn Glover, 56 to 44 percent, in 2012. Now, Bailey, a Missouri City resident who worked in the financial industry, is touting those changes and saying it’s not time to change course as […]

Filmmaker shares grandparents courageous story at Clements High School screening

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com When Massachusetts-based filmmaker Artemis Joukowsky III was a freshman in high school in the early 1980s, his teacher asked him to interview someone of “moral courage.” Little did he know that a ninth grade assignment would become a lifelong project. Joukowsky’s mother recommended that he interview his grandparents – Waitstill and […]

DEVELOPMENT NOTEBOOK: Former MC Cinema to become performing arts hall

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Missouri City doesn’t currently have a performing arts hall, but that could change as soon as this summer. Troy and Charity Carter, owners of the Fort Bend Academy of Arts & Dance in Missouri City, have decided to bring a Fine Arts and Performance Hall to 2420 Texas Parkway – the […]

COMMENTARY: Now is the time to Re-authorize “No Child Left Behind”

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Thirteen years after being enacted by Congress, it appears the time has finally come to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) commonly referred to as No Child Left Behind (NCLB). The House Education and the Workforce Committee recently considered legislation to reauthorize the ESEA, paving the way for it to ultimately come before […]

Hightower High School grad’s becoming the new “Air Jordan”

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Tied for third place in the Southland Conference, it’s unlikely that the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men’s basketball team will compete in the NCAA Tournament, which begins next month. But anything’s possible with Islanders senior guard John Jordan, a Hightower High graduate, and his 50-inch vertical leap leading the way with 15.5 […]

Athlete Spotlight: Austin High’s Kristina Battle

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Austin High senior point guard Kristina Battle played an important role in leading the Bulldogs to the UIL Class 6A playoffs. Austin, which lost to Clear Springs in the first round on Monday night, had Battle as its floor general over the past two seasons. “I enjoy controlling the pace of […]

Sugar Land police officers honored

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Several individuals were honored at a banquet last weekend that was hosted by the Sugar Land Police Department, Sugar Land Police Officers Association and the Sugar Land Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association. The event is held to honor the efforts of the entire Police Department and recognize a few special individuals. The officers select an […]

Sienna Plantation teen helps African village

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Alyssa Ferguson spent the past year enduring 20 rounds of outpatient Chemotherapy, nine rounds of in-patient chemo, 30 days of radiation and a surgery to remove a tumor the size of a baseball. While doctors at M.D. Anderson Cancer worked hard to ensure that Ferguson, 13, survived the Medulloblastoma tutor, social […]

CIVIL SERVANT OF THE WEEK: Precinct 1 Commissioner Richard Morrison

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Fort Bend County Precinct 1 Commissioner Richard Morrison decided to run for office because he found a cause important to his friends and neighbors in Greatwood. “There was a proposal for (the toll road portion) of Highway 99 to come through Crabb River Road,” Morrison said. In 2008, Morrison opposed the […]

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital upholds national Chest Pain Center Accreditation

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As the leader of heart care in Fort Bend County, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital continues to uphold its Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC). This designation is reserved for hospitals across the country that demonstrate the highest level of expertise in treating heart attack patients. This accreditation demonstrates […]

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