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National Achievement Scholarship Winner named at Elkins High School

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Temitope Oluwatosin Olabinjo of Elkins High School has been named a 2015 National Achievement Scholarship Winner. Olabinjo is among 800 outstanding Black American high school seniors who have won Achievement Scholarship awards through the National Achievement Scholarship Program. The National Achievement Scholarship Program is a privately financed academic competition established in 1964 specifically to honor […]

Stafford mayoral candidates debate municipal property tax, other issues

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Twenty years ago, Stafford Mayor Leonard Scarcella and the Stafford City Council made the decision to abolish municipal property tax. Scarcella – Stafford’s Mayor since 1969 and the longest continuously serving mayor in the United States – stood firmly behind “no municipal property tax” last Thursday at a Stafford Candidate Forum. […]

Quail Valley Middle School support Avon 39

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Quail Valley Middle School (QVMS) students, staff, parents and community members raised $2,500 to support Avon 39, the walk to cure cancer, during a fundraising event held on campus. Students who raised at least $25 for the cause were invited to attend the event that included board games, music and line dancing, basketball tournaments, volleyball […]

Local student competed in state spelling bee

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Dickinson Elementary School fifth grader Michael Tsao has been participating in his school’s spelling bee since third grade and each year he would come closer to winning.  So when he won his school’s bee this past year his family was very proud and had no expectation that he would win the regional bee for Fort […]

Former FBISD trustee fined for campaign sign theft

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The city of Meadows Place reached a decision last month in the misdemeanor theft case of then-Fort Bend ISD trustee Bruce Albright’s re-election campaign. On March 25, Albright was ordered to pay a $200 fine, plus court costs, in Meadows Place Municipal Court. The Class C Misdemeanor will be dismissed as long as he doesn’t […]

Civil Servant of the Week: FBISD ESL Elementary Teacher of the Year Mandy Moreno

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(1) When did you decide you wanted to become a teacher? “I’ve known since I was in elementary school that I wanted to be a teacher. I used to play teacher with my best friend, and we would use our brothers as our students.” (2) How did you decide to special in ESL? “My former […]

Fort Bend ISD honors longtime Sugar Land educators

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Sugar Land residents Carolyn and Vernon “Corky” Madden are as synonymous with education in Fort Bend County as John Madden is with football and video games. The Maddens, however, were surprised when Fort Bend ISD decided to name Elementary School 46 in their honor, last week. The school, which is set […]

Blood & Platelet Drive being held for Sartartia student

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A Blood & Platelet Drive will be held through Monday, April 6 at the Sugar Land Donor Center, 4949 Sweetwater Blvd., and the Katy Donor Center, 1575 S. Grand Parkway Ste. 600, to help Sartartia Middle School student Justin Stout, who is battling Leukemia. To make an appointment, call the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center […]

FBISD names new schools after longtime educators, fallen firefighter

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 The Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees unanimously agreed to name the District’s newest elementary schools after Carolyn and Vernon Madden, two longtime Fort Bend ISD educators, and Anne McCormick Sullivan, a Fort Bend ISD graduate who gave her life in the line of duty. Carolyn and Vernon Madden Elementary will open in August of […]

Report: Missouri City PD investigating inappropriate behavior allegations at Marshall

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Three Marshall High School employees, including a teacher, face inappropriate behavior allegations, a Fort Bend Independent School District spokesperson told our news partner, KHOU Channel 11. “We want to assure our parents and community members that we take all allegations very seriously. While these alleged incidents are not related, it is concerning that multiple staff members […]

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