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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

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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.
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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 […]

Fort Bend ISD board president re-elected

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The voters have approved of Fort Bend ISD board president Grayle James’ performance. Now, it’s up to her fellow board members to decide whether to re-elect her as board president. On Saturday, James was elected to a second term, defeating opponent Kathy Li, 54.3 to 45.7 percent, in the Position 2 election. Both candidates live in […]

Heyliger elected to Fort Bend ISD board of trustees

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There will be a new board member in Fort Bend ISD this month. Addie Heyliger, a first-time political candidate who works as a Centerpoint project manager from Fresno, defeated first-term incumbent Jenny Bailey, 33.3 percent to 29.1 percent, in the Position 6 election on Saturday. Heyliger ran on a platform of change and of bringing […]

Stafford MSD board president loses election by three votes

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Every vote matters. That should be the lesson that Stafford residents take away from Saturday’s election. Stafford Municipal School District board president Ettienne Zak, a 17-year incumbent, faced Xavier Herrera and Manuel Hinojosa in a school board election on Saturday. The top two vote-getters received seats on the school board. Herrera finished with 35.4 percent […]

Heyliger leads Fort Bend ISD Position 6 after early voting

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If early voting was a barometer for Election Day, first-time political candidate Addie Heyliger will unseat first-term incumbent Jenny Bailey as Fort Bend ISD’s Position 6 trustee. Heyliger, a project manager for Centerpoint from Fresno, finished early voting with 34.4 percent of the vote to Bailey’s 29 percent. Bailey is a Missouri City resident who worked […]

Fort Bend ISD, County and Courts sued over Truancy program

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Fort Bend County-based attorney Deron Harrington and three fellow lawyers filed a class action lawsuit over the legality of the Fort Bend Truancy Court in the 268th District Court of Judge Brady Elliott. Harrington, a Sienna Plantation resident and parent of Fort Bend ISD students, has been involved in trying to […]

Inspiration Stage presents the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

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Inspiration Stage, in partnership with Sugar Land Cultural Arts Foundation, presents The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee May 8-16 at the historic Sugar Land Auditorium (226 Lakeview Dr). Come see our eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home […]

Fort Bend ISD suspends truancy program, places it under review

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The criminalization of truancy in Fort Bend County, and statewide, has come under intense scrutiny by lawmakers and local residents. On Monday, Fort Bend ISD superintendent Dr. Charles Dupre released an e-mail to district personnel and parents regarding the future of truancy enforcement in FBISD. The move follows requests from State Sen. Rodney Ellis (D-Houston), […]

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