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Jackson elected Stafford MSD board president

Auturo Jackson

The Stafford Municipal School District board of trustees elected Auturo Jackson to serve as its next board president. Jackson, a first-term trustee, succeeds former board president Ettienne Zak, who was defeated by three votes on May 9 after serving on the board since 1998. Jackson and his wife, Denise, are the parents of an SMSD […]

Nine Eagle Scouts recognized for Eagle Scout award


Troop 616, Chartered by the New Territory Residential Association, is proud to recognize nine Eagle Scouts.  All these young men earned Eagle throughout 2014 and early 2015.  A large Eagle Court of Honor was held April 19 in recognition of them earning the rank of Eagle Scout.  Only about four percent of boys joining Boy […]

Fort Settlement wins National Science Bowl competition


By Subhrata Barot For The Star Make way for the victors! Fort Settlement Middle School (FSMS) students won the 2015 National Science Bowl® Final Competition in Washington, D.C., which is hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy. The FSMS team defeated the Roberto Clemente Middle School team from Germantown, Md. This year marks the 25th […]

Ridge Point student injured after being hit by truck


A 16-year-old Ridge Point High student suffered non-life threatening injuries on Wednesday morning after he was hit by a pickup truck near the Sienna Plantation-based school. He was transported to Texas Children’s Hospital with cuts on his head and a possible broken leg.

Fort Bend ISD board approves raise for teachers


The Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees reaffirmed its commitment to recruit and retain the very best talent during the Monday, May 18 Board meeting, approving pay increases for teaching and non-teaching staff members. The new pay scale approved Monday includes a starting teacher pay scale of $50,500, with uniform $500 steps through year 21. […]

Hinojosa prevails over Zak in Stafford MSD election re-count


The Stafford MSD school board will elect a new president at its board meeting tomorrow night. On May 9, Stafford voters elected Xavier Herrera and Manuel Hinojosa to the Stafford MSD board. Hinojosa finished with three more votes than incumbent SMSD board president Ettienne Zak, who has been a board member since 1998. Four days […]

Fort Bend Christian graduation set for May 29


The commencement ceremony for the 18th graduating class of Fort Bend Christian Academy will take place at 7 p.m. May 29., at Sugar Creek Baptist Church. Allyson Peters, Fort Bend Christian Academy Valedictorian, will attend Baylor University, and plans to major in business with a minor in graphic design. She would like to work in […]

Fort Bend ISD board re-elects James as president; Heyliger sworn in as board member

FBISD trustee Addie Heyliger, left, was sworn in on Monday night. FBISD board president Grayle James, right, was re-elected as board president on Monday. (Photo courtesy of FBISD)

The Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees certified the results of the May election during its regular Board meeting on Monday, May 18. On May 9, voters elected Addie Heyliger as a new member of the Board, and re-elected Board President Grayle James to her second term. Heyliger, a Technology Operations Project Manager at CenterPoint […]

Ridge Point student encourages FBISD community to Take Steps to fight digestive diseases


Ridge Point High School sophomore Keegan Lessard has lost count of the number of doctor’s visits, surgeries, injections and other unsuccessful treatments he has endured since he was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease during his eighth-grade year. Still, he refuses to let the debilitating disease defeat him and is sharing his experiences in hopes of helping […]

Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

Fort Bend County Judge Bob Hebert, left, recognized Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day last Thursday.
(Submitted photo)

On May 7, Fort Bend County Judge Bob Hebert proclaimed Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day.  Fort Bend County joined more than 1,100 communities across the country in celebrating the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day to highlight the importance of positive mental health from birth. Fort Bend County […]

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