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Kempner volleyball eyes playoff trip

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com 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

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com 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 […]

A chance for Fort Bend County to think big

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In the midst of an otherwise serious interview, I asked newly promoted Sugar Land director of economic development Jennifer May an outside-the-box question. How did the country music group, Sugarland (one word), impact the city of Sugar Land? “I don’t think it has a discernable impact, but they’ve performed here twice, and it’s fun that […]

Stafford officer Carrizales to receive international award for heroic efforts

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com When Stafford Police Department officer Ann Carrizales survived two gunshots at close range and still managed to help chase the alleged suspects involved, her seemingly super-human actions garnered media coverage from as far away as Great Britain. To Carrizales, a 41-year-old former Marine Corps military police officer, she was just doing […]

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 […]

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