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Opinion split on GPS for district buses

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com 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 […]

Heat-related illnesses at football game

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Fifteen students received medical attention for non-life threatening heat-related illness last Saturday during the football game between Bush High and Houston Madison at Mercer Stadium in Sugar Land. According to our news partner, KHOU Channel 11, eight of the students were taken to the hospital by ambulance and two others were taken to hospitals by […]

Former New Yorker reflects upon Sept. 11 tragedy

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By Christina Martinez christina@theleadernews.com 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 msudhalter@fortbendstar.com 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

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com 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

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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 […]

Technology company to bring more than $30 million in investments to Sugar Land headquarters

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The City of Sugar Land and the Sugar Land Development Corporation recently approved an agreement to support expansion plans by Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (AOI) that will potentially bring more than $30 million in investments, retain 235 jobs and add 530 new jobs during a 10 year period. Given the foreseeable growth in laser components in […]

Crime Stoppers is offering $5,000 award for burglary suspects

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Fort Bend County Crimes Stoppers, Inc. will pay up to a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects who have burglarized at least seven businesses since July 31. At least two suspects are involved in the break-ins, all of which follow the same pattern. The suspects break into businesses […]

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