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Literacy Council improves lives of mother, son


By Michael Sudhalter Evie Serrano plans on becoming a pastor in the United Methodist Church, and her son, Steve, is studying Criminal Justice with hopes of working as a police officer soon. Evie and Steve agree that their career dreams wouldn’t have been possible without the math tutoring they received at the Fort Bend […]

Mosquitoes still bugging local residents


By Michael Sudhalter Missouri City, Sugar Land and Fort Bend County’s Health and Human Services (HHS) division have stepped up mosquito spraying efforts with West Nile Virus being detected in the area, including three human cases (all of whom have recovered or are expected to) since July 30. But some local residents don’t think […]

Discipline kids, but don’t hurt them

A few years ago, I heard a song by one of my favorite country music artists, South Carolina native Lee Brice, called “Picture of Me” – an amazing set of lyrics about self–reflection. Early in the song, Brice sings about his upbringing – “Mama made us pick our own switches, so we could feel the […]

Opinion split on GPS for district buses


By Michael Sudhalter Fort Bend ISD parent Kristine McKenzie Gentry thinks  the district is taking a step forward by including the addition of GPS systems for district school buses, as part of the proposed Nov. 4 bond. “Have you ever accompanied a class field trip?” Gentry wrote on an FBISD Concerns Facebook page. “Those […]

Former New Yorker reflects upon Sept. 11 tragedy


By Christina Martinez This week will mark thirteen years since September 11, 2001. On that day, two airplanes were hijacked and crashed into the World Trade Center in New York City. A Fort Bend resident, Noby Kandarapally, was there in New York that day and says she remembers it like it was yesterday. Kandarapally […]

Parents concerned about school crosswalk

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By Michael Sudhalter Sugar Land resident Janie Munoz Sanchez has spent a considerable amount of time trying to get public officials to take notice of a dangerous traffic situation at the intersection of University Blvd. and Elkins Rd, near Fort Settlement Middle School where her son is a sixth grader. The issues related to […]

Get ready for the next ALS Challenge (no ice involved)

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For the past few months, you’ve seen countless social media posts and videos about Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) Ice Bucket Challenge. Individuals have either donated $100 or doused ice water on themselves – or in many cases, both – to bring attention to the fatal motor neuron disease that causes its victims to have limited […]

Creekstone parents concerned about their kids walking to Elkins High


By Michael Sudhalter Three hundred and eighty-parents in the Creekstone Village subdivision – which is located in unincorporated Fort Bend County (near Missouri City) – signed a petition to restore Fort Bend ISD bus service between their homes and Elkins High School. State law requires that students living more than  two miles away from […]

Kempner volleyball eyes playoff trip


By Michael Sudhalter Kempner High senior middle blocker Samantha Buller is the only player on the team with playoff experience. Buller, who finished with 11 kills in a 3-0 sweep against Houston Westside on Aug. 26, was  a freshman on the last Cougars team to reach the playoffs. They lost to Clear Creek, 3-0. […]

Civil Servant of the Week: Clements High’s Rustin Buck


By Michael Sudhalter Clements High German teacher, Rustin Buck, was caught off guard this morning when a camera crew from Great Day Houston entered his classroom. Buck was surprised with the Red Apple Teacher of the Month Award for August 2014, presented by Great Day Houston and Star Furniture in recognition of teachers who […]

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