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Coach and son put Travis High in position to win district title

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By Adrian Martin For The Star The starting quarterback role on varsity comes with its challenges, but Cody Cunningham has a great support system to call on. His chief contact is his head coach and father Randy Cunningham. Father and son have created a successful formula at Travis. Taking care of business inside the lines […]

Fort Bend ISD awarded Platinum Seal from State Comptroller for Financial Transparency

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For the fourth consecutive year, Fort Bend Independent School District has received the highest level of recognition from the Texas Comptroller Leadership Circle program for its excellence in online financial transparency. By logging on to FBISD’s Business and Finance homepage, the public is able to access detailed information about the District’s budget, expenditures, and monthly […]

FBISD observes National School Bus Safety Week, Oct. 20-24

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District hosts breakfasts and announces winners of area school bus poster contest Fort Bend ISD recognizes the District’s dedicated and hardworking transportation workers during “National School Bus Safety” week, October 20- October 24. The annual observance helps spread awareness about the importance of bus safety to the entire community. This year’s theme is “My stop, […]

Red Mango Athlete Spotlight: Stafford’s Josh Uluocha

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Stafford High senior Josh Uluocha has been a key part of the Spartans’ most successful era in school history. Texas State, a Division I member of the Sun Belt Conference, has taken notice, and the 17-year-old defensive lineman gave the Bobcats a verbal commitment last month. Stafford is 5-1, 1-0 entering […]

Fort Bend ISD Board approves Land Exchanges and purchases for future schools and Agriculture Facility

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On Monday, October 13, The Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees met during a Special Called Meeting and unanimously approved the exchange and purchase of four parcels of land to be used for future FBISD schools and facilities. The four parcels are located in two general areas including the Harvest Green Development near Travis High […]

WCJC receives National Recognition

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Wharton County Junior College has received the annual merit award from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) for achieving a 100% pass rate on the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) examination for the cycle of August 1, 2013 through July 31, 2014. Graduates obtaining national certification as a CST demonstrate, by examination, […]

Red Mango Athlete Spotlight: FBCA’s Gunner West

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Fort Bend Christian senior defensive end Gunner West has played a key role in the Eagles’ 5-0 start. “We have really good team chemistry, and this is the best coaching staff we’ve had at this school,” West said. West, 18, has recorded a sack in each of the Eagles’ five games […]

Houston Texans team with National Oilwell Varco in Promoting Anti-Bullying Message at Austin Parkway Elementary School

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Austin Parkway Elementary School students recently welcomed Houston Texans Linebacker Whitney Mercilus and the team’s official mascot TORO to their campus to take part in the “TORO Takes the BULL Out of Bullying” assembly. Presented by the Houston Texans and National Oilwell Varco, the interactive, anti-bullying program teaches students how to recognize different types of […]

Fort Bend ISD Education Foundation ranks second in its division in national study of K-12 education foundations

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The nation’s only study and ranking of K-12 education foundations, “Stepping Up: The Top K-12 Education Foundations in the Nation,” has ranked Fort Bend ISD Education Foundation at second in its division and 37th overall in the nation. Stepping Up looked at eight key performance categories to determine the ranking: annual revenues, revenues per student, […]

Fort Bend ISD receives 2014 School FIRST Rating of Superior

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For the 12th consecutive year, Fort Bend ISD has received a rating of Superior Achievement by the Texas Education Agency’s School FIRST (Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas). The Superior Achievement rating is the state’s highest mark and serves as an indicator of the quality of the District’s financial management and reporting system. The School […]

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