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Athlete Spotlight: Bush High’s Jarra Owens

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Bush High senior outside hitter Jarra Owens played her final volleyball game on Nov. 4. The Broncos lost to George Ranch in a hard-fought 3-0 match in the UIL Class 5A playoffs at Wheeler Fieldhouse. “We fought, but we just needed to fight a little harder,” said the 5-foot-9 senior. Owens, […]

Dr. Dupre: Academy programs will stay in Fort Bend ISD

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Fort Bend ISD Superintendent Dr. Charles Dupre didn’t waste much time before making an important announcement on Thursday night. More than one thousand citizens, with about 40 of them holding large signs supporting FBISD’s Academy Programs, attended a Community Dialogue Meeting to voice their support for the programs. Before they could make a formal comment, […]

Elkins superstar leads team into postseason

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By Adrian Martin For The Star While many dynamic athletes have come, amazed and graduated from Fort Bend ISD schools over the past four years, a few have reached the final acts of their careers. Cemented on that list of elite Division I athletes is Elkins High quarterback Johnathan Giles.   Just two years ago, […]

Volleyball success

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The Fort Bend Christian volleyball team, left, enjoyed its best season in school history, finishing second in TAPPS 4A. The Eagles lost to Addison Trinity Christian in the state title game last Saturday in Corsicana. The Austin High volleyball team, right, lost to Clear Creek, 3-2, in the Class 6A Regional Quarterfinals on Monday in […]

FBISD proposal: Phase out most academy programs in three years

Dr. Christie Whitbeck, Fort Bend ISD Deputy Superintendent, shared a comprehensive Academic Program Review with the FBISD Board of Trustees at a Called Meeting and Agenda Review Workshop on Monday that included recommendations on the implementation of House Bill 5 and addressed academic courses offered at each of the District’s 11 high school campuses. “All […]

Fort Bend ISD’s next set of challenge: Feeders, boundaries and academies

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com The $484 million Fort Bend ISD bond passed by a 3-to-1 margin on Nov. 4 as voters voiced their support for new construction and renovations to alleviate overcrowded schools, increase technology, safety and more. But there’s far less consensus on feeder patterns, boundaries and academy programs – all issues that will […]

Fort Bend ISD students revisit Civil Rights Movement through “History Talks” Presentation

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History came alive for a group of Fort Bend ISD students, community members, and school and District administrators as they took part in a riveting recollection of historical moments shared by notable civil rights figures. Fort Bend ISD collaborated with Honey Brown Hope Foundation to present “History Talks,” a celebration of the 50th anniversary of […]

Fort Bend Gridiron celebrates Super Bowl Sunday

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com If at first you don’t succeed, try again in the Super Bowl. That’s the lesson that two teams learned at the Fort Bend Gridiron Super Bowl V last Sunday at Mercer Stadium. The Austin “Black” Varsity and Ridge Point “White” Freshmen teams faced opponents that they’d lost to by double digits […]

Austin and Clements Bands advance to 6A UIL State Marching Band Championship

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Congratulations to the Austin High School “Bulldog” Marching Band and the Clements High School “Ranger” Marching Band on advancing to the 6A UIL State Marching Band Championship. The Clements Band ranked “First Overall” and Austin “Second Overall” at the UIL Area E 6A Contest, which qualified them for the State Contest. The state competition will […]

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 […]

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