Stafford High candy maker overcomes disability to become successful business owner

By Donna Hill For The Fort Bend Star Madison Gage loves chocolate, and she wants her customers to enjoy what she loves. Gage, who will graduate this year from Stafford High School, dreams big. She wanted to start her business of making candy, and is now the proud owner of Maddy’s Gourmet Chocolates. With Valentine’s […]

Thirty Fort Bend ISD students selected as 2017 Texas All-State Musicians

All-State is the highest honor a Texas music student can receive in band, choir and orchestra Thirty Fort Bend ISD student musicians will perform with the Texas All-State Band, Choir and Orchestra as part of the 2017 Texas Music Educators Association Clinic/Convention. The event will be held Feb. 8-11 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention […]

KP George announces re-election bid for FBISD

KP George has announced re-election bid for Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees, Position 5. During George’s term, the FBISD Board of Trustees launched and/or approved a comprehensive district rezoning, a facilities master plan, and a $484 million bond program that was approved by 75 percent of the voters with no tax increase. In addition […]

School Briefs

Holocaust survivor to speak at Clements High School Holocaust survivor Ruth Steinfeld will stop by Clements High School on Thursday, Jan. 26, to speak to students, staff and the community. Her visit is part of a CHS outreach program organized by history teacher Michael Madden. The program will explore the evils of hatred and bigotry […]

Public meeting planned as Fort Bend ISD pursues District of Innovation designation

The public is invited to attend a meeting of Fort Bend ISD’s Academic Advisory Council (AAC) on Feb. 8 at the FBISD Administration Building (16431 Lexington Boulevard, Sugar Land). The meeting will be held from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. in the Board Room. During the meeting, members of Fort Bend ISD’s Local Innovation Committee are […]

Schools, districts given letter grades

By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com As a preemptive strike before Friday’s release of the “work in progress” A-F letter grade accountability report from the Texas Education Agency to the Texas Legislature, both the Fort Bend ISD and the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) issued statements decrying fairness of the grading system. “I regret that our […]

Fort Bend Junior Service League accepting scholarship applications

The Fort Bend Junior Service League (FBJSL) is offering two scholarship programs to assist women in Fort Bend County who desire to further their education. The FBJSL Volunteer Scholarship applicant must be an outstanding Fort Bend female high school senior who has completed at least 100 hours of high school community service, has a minimum […]

FBISD names new campus, district leaders

During the Dec. 12 regular board meeting, the Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees named new leaders. Rodney Chant is the new director of athletics; Damian Viltz is the new executive director of facilities and operations; Robert Scamardo is the new legal counsel; and Jason Soileau is the new principal of Arizona Fleming Elementary. Rodney […]

Girl Scout gets her Gold Award

Ambassador Girl Scout Gustaline Samba of New Territory (Brazos Valley Community – Troop 28103) completed her Girl Scout Gold Award – the highest achievement a Girl Scout can earn, symbolizing outstanding accomplishments in the areas of leadership, community service and advocacy. The Girl Scout Gold Award involves more than a year of work, including a […]

Brothers earn Eagle Scout rank

Sugar Land’s Boy Scout Troop 441 recently added two new Eagle Scouts to its ranks, brothers Christopher and Mark ZumMallen. Troop 441 is sponsored by Christ Church Sugar Land. The troop was founded in 1989 and has over 145 Eagle Scouts to date. In order to earn the Eagle award, a Scout must complete 21 […]

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