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Community split over importance of district-wide wi-fi

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Clements High student Ali Zaidi believes there’s a need for all of the schools in Fort Bend ISD to have wireless capabilities in order to be modern centers of education, but not everyone agrees that the $22.1 million necessary for wi-fi would be well-spent. “I feel that there is a desperate […]

Sugar Land can expect changes if budget’s approved

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By Christina Martinez Christina@theleadernews.com Imagine saving a couple of hours, plus a few bucks in gas money, on that trip to The Woodlands to hear Michael Buble’s  songs or George Lopez’s humor. That could become a reality the proposed Performing Arts Center comes to fruition in 2016. That development is dependant on whether the city […]

Proposed FBISD Bond isn’t specific about Career/Tech

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendnews.com Fort Bend ISD has $59.4 million allocated to Career & Technical improvements – approximately one-sixth of its proposed $484 million bond that will be presented before voters on Nov. 4. The district hasn’t decided whether to construct a new Career & Technical facility or to boost current facilities, but the $59.4 […]

Arming teachers? Let’s find a middle ground solution…

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We all care about children’s safety, so any ideas or solutions to further that goal come from a good place. In a nation where politics can be often become bitter and divisive, it’s important that we acknowledge and evaluate ideas that are presented before us. Missouri City resident/business owner Kris Allfrey was an unsuccessful candidate […]

Clarification

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From the Aug. 20 issue Elementary No. 47 in Riverstone is part of the proposed $484 million bond that will be voted upon Nov. 4, but Fort Bend ISD superintendent Dr. Charles Dupre said that Riverstone will be built regardless of the bond’s outcome.

Fort Bend Brewing Company continues to grow

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By Christina Martinez Christina@theleadernews.com With the craft beer phenomenon growing everyday, Bigger. Bolder. Texas Brewed. – is the spirited anthem Fort Bend Brewing Co. has embodied to take their stance in the beer marvel. Fort Bend Brewery is the first craft brewery in Fort Bend County, located at 13370 South Gessner Road in Missouri City […]

Residents to move into new Sienna Plantation development by late 2015

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com The Sienna Plantation will double in the next five years, with new residents expected to move into a new area of the development late next year. Sienna Plantation currently has 6,800 homes, but Sienna South, which is currently under construction, is expected to add 6,500. The first phase, which is expected […]

Civil Servant of the Week: Sugar Land PD’s Mayra Cardenas

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Mayra Cardenas has worked in law enforcement in Fort Bend County for the past 11 years, first in Meadows Place and Stafford, and now with the Sugar Land Police Department. Cardenas, 35, said she was interested in public safety from a young age to be able to help out people without […]

Possibility of Fort Bend commuter rail line gains traction

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Missouri City resident Christopher Hall has lived in different cities with commuter rail, both in the U.S. and abroad, and doesn’t think Fort Bend County should have to do without it. “Less people on the road isn’t the only benefit of having easy access to reliable rail,” Hall said. “Light rail […]

Oakland parents hope district relieves overcrowding

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Editor’s note: This week’s story on the proposed Fort Bend ISD bond is the second in a series of stories. This story focuses on construction and capital improvements. Oakland Elementary parent Diana McFatridge looks at her son’s elementary school and loves the quality of the school’s administration and teachers. But she worries […]

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