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FBISD gears up for more accountability standards

By Betsy Dolan  Describing it as “a dot-to-dot without numbers”, Fort Bend ISD Superintendent Charles Dupre acknowledged that new accountability standards that went into effect this school year, are challenging because districts have not been given any guidelines to follow. House Bill 5 requires all Texas school districts to evaluate themselves and every campus on […]

Fort Bend Chapter of ABWA to recognize Business Associate of 2014

Please join the Fort Bend Chapter of ABWA as they recognize their Business Associate of 2014. This event will be held at the Sugar Land Marriott in Town Center, Sugar Land on Thursday, April 3, from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. They will have food, lots of fun, and awesome door prizes. Feel free to […]

Salashoor and Lacy join Heritage Texas Properties

Heritage Texas Properties is pleased to announce Arzhang Salashoor and Greg Lacy have recently joined their Fort Bend Office. Arzhang is a native Houstonian, proud to be an Awty School Alumni, and has an excellent command of English, Spanish, French and Farsi languages. Before getting into real estate he traveled the world as a professional […]

omg! Inside Fort Bend 04/02/14


Crowd opposes Walmart in Fulshear area Misinformation adds to uproar  Reports indicate that some Fort Bend County residents oppose a proposed Walmart in the west part of the county on FM 1093 and FM 1463 in the vicinity of Fulshear. Even a petition opposing the store is allegedly backed by Fort Bend County Commissioner Andy […]

DeLay back to court


Decision to throw out prison sentence in question By Elsa Maxey  The success of an appealed ruling by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals will find former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay’s case back on. Reports of a decision by the highest criminal court in Texas to hear the case have no specific court […]

Community worried about boundary changes, as Fort Bend ISD discusses facilities plan

By Betsy Dolan  It didn’t take long for Fort Bend ISD Superintendent Charles Dupre to get to heart of the matter for the parents attending the March 18 community dialogue meeting at Austin High School. “There are a lot of rumors going around”, he said. “This plan does not include any specific zone or boundary […]

Low turnout for Stafford MSD Superintendent Town Hall Meeting


By Karen Daniels  On March 5, SMSD Board of Trustees officially accepted the resignation of Dr. Lance Hindt who is now the Superintendent for Allen ISD. In an effort to know and understand the community’s input on what they’d like to see in the next leader of SMSD, a questionnaire was put together for the […]

SLPD wants to expand red light camera program

By Betsy Dolan  After reviewing proposed modifications to the red light camera program, the Sugar Land Police Department has concluded that most of the changes aren’t needed and wants to expand the program. The police department recommendations were presented at a Sugar Land City Council workshop March 18. The recommendations were in response to the […]

Daphanie Ann “Dottie” Childs

Dottie Childs

Daphanie Ann “Dottie” Childs (age 58) was born December 18, 1955 and passed away peacefully on March 19, 2014 from a sudden and severe stroke. Dottie grew up in Stafford and lived in Sugar Land for a great portion of her life. Dottie graduated from John Foster Dulles high school and also attended East Texas […]

Fiesta ends in Sugar Land

By Elsa Maxey Touted for its fresh produce, straight from the garden green beans the other day, the Fiesta Market Place in Sugar Land will soon be a memory. Manager Raul Rodriguez confirmed the store’s closing this Tuesday. He also told the Star the company made the decision to close the store. After not quite […]

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