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DEVELOPMENT NOTEBOOK: Texas State Technical College Announces Fort Bend County Campus

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Texas State Technical College has unveiled its plans to build a new Fort Bend County campus in Rosenberg. Construction will begin later this year as early as June. The campus will offer students in Fort Bend County an alternative to the traditional four-year degree. The curriculum is designed to provide students with specific skillsets. The […]

Civil Servant of the Week: Emergency Dispatcher Kendra Anderson

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Michael Flores came into this world six weeks early and barely weighing three pounds. But he’s alive because a Fort Bend County 911 operator talked his parents through the first few frantic moments of his life, according to our news partner KHOU Channel 11. Emergency operator Kendra Anderson, a Rosenberg resident, answered the Friday evening […]

Resources for league officials & parents

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There are several national resources for leagues, coaches and parents to turn to if they want to learn more about youth sports and sexual abuse. The Centers for Disease Control has a document for leagues that highlights an organizational process for developing and implementing child sexual abuse prevention policies. The report discusses best practices for […]

What Youth Sports Leagues are doing to protect kids in Fort Bend County

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By Subhrata Barot For The Star Youth sports leagues and other youth organizations are designed to keep children away from certain dangers including underage drinking, smoking, gang-related activities and violence. They encourage mentorship and youth are engaged in growing, learning and are considered a safe past time for children. Parents want to have the peace […]

Keep the conversation going strong…

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As a newspaper editor, I love having editions like the April 15 Star where we receive several “Letters to the Editor.” That tells us that you – the reader – are interested in taking the time to read our articles, and to dedicate additional time to either post a comment on our website, Facebook page […]

Fort Bend third grader tours Broadway

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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 […]

George Foundation honors Wiseman

Dee Koch of the George Foundation, left, honors Katie Wiseman of the ESCAPE Family Resource Center. 
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Congratulations to ESCAPE Family Resource Center’s (www.LearnToParent.org) Director of Programs, Katie Wiseman, on her recent graduation from Leadership for Nonprofit Excellence in Fort Bend County.  This eight month program, presented by the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce and The George Foundation, was designed to strengthen and support nonprofit organizations serving the community.  Ms. Wiseman joined […]

Vouchers are not the right choice

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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

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com 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 […]

Fort Bend County Health & Human Services announces new Director of Emergency Medical Service

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Fort Bend County Health & Human Services is pleased to announce that Victor “Graig” Temple has accepted the position as Director of Fort Bend County Emergency Medical Service, effective April 6. Mr. Temple comes to Fort Bend County with 24 years of experience in the fire service field and 20 years of paramedic experience.  He has held […]

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