@SkeeterBytes: Atlantic League commissioner still expects Texas expansion

By Bill McCaughey For the Fort Bend Star Rick White, commissioner of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB), continues to work on expanding the number of teams in Texas. “We are working with three communities in Texas who want to join the ALPB. It is still too early to name names but we are […]

@FtBendAthletics: Woods-Richardson voted District 20 6A most valuable player

By Bill McCaughey For the Fort Bend Star Kempner’s pitching ace, Simeon Woods-Richardson, was voted the most valuable player of District 20 6A. Travis third baseman Kevin Ortiz was voted newcomer of the year, and Ridge Point coach Clinton Welch was voted coach of the year. Kempner finished in a tie for first place with […]

Overflow conference helps single moms find ways to cope

By Donna Hill For the Fort Bend Star Natalee McGehee, founder of Overflow, wants single moms to know there is a place where they can find answers, seek guidance and just, well, cope. Overflow is a conference that helps women find answers to the challenges of raising children alone. The reasons for single parenting are […]

Beaumont native Mark Chesnutt brings traditional country music to Stafford on June 16

By Donna Hill For the Fort Bend Star On “Tradition Lives,” the new CD from Mark Chesnutt, Texas fans will relate to songs like “They’ve Never Been to Texas” and “Hot” when he performs at the Redneck Country Club on June 16. Chesnutt still sounds like he did back in the ’90s, the traditional country […]

Fort Bend ISD students win big at 2017 state VASE

Sixty Fort Bend ISD high school students participated in the state Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE), held recently in San Antonio. The students advanced to state after scoring well at the area event, during which their artwork was evaluated based on originality, technical expertise, interpretation and understanding of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). […]

Experience space at Space Center Houston

By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com The average person may never venture into space, but they can go to Space Center Houston and experience space like nowhere else on Earth. The space museum and activity center is the official visitor’s center for the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, home of mission control and NASA’s human spaceflight activities. […]

Sugar Land, we have an astronaut!

NASA on Wednesday announced its 2017 astronaut candidate class and included in the class is Loral O’Hara, who was born in Houston and raised in Sugar Land, where her parents Steve and Cindy still reside. O’Hara graduated from Clements High School in 2001. She is a private pilot and certified EMT and wilderness first responder. […]

Fort Bend Education Foundation awards $524,407 in grants to FBISD teachers, schools

At its 2017 Grant Awards ceremony, the Fort Bend Education Foundation presented Fort Bend ISD with a check for $524,407 to fund grant programs to benefit FBISD students and teachers. This year’s amount marks the highest contribution to FBISD in the history of the Fort Bend Education Foundation. Since its inception, the foundation has awarded […]

We’re in the money: Students get smart about finances

By Theresa D. McClellan For the Fort Bend Star At the end of a hallway in Stafford High School, two senior students stand behind the counter of the Smart Financial Credit Union ready to help customers with their finances. As the school bell rings, they see a favorite teacher walking the hall and give a […]

Danny Dietz Memorial Classic in Rosenberg benefits the Navy SEAL Foundation

Founder urges others to continue to give back to their community By Donna Hill For the Fort Bend Star When Danny Quinlan heard Patsy Dietz, widow of Navy SEAL Danny Dietz, make a motivational speech about courage and valor in Virginia, he knew somehow he would find a way to honor fallen veterans here in […]

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