Celebrate 35 years of music with the Fort Bend Boys Choir

The Fort Bend Boys Choir is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year. The choir will celebrate with its Spring Concert on Saturday, May 13, at 7 p.m. at Grace Presbyterian Church in Houston – just off the Beltway at Westheimer. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Five ensembles – […]

Fort Bend ISD names Clayton, Hearne as teachers of the year

Fort Bend ISD announced the names of the 2017 district elementary and secondary teachers of the year at its annual Teacher of the Year Awards dinner and program, held April 20 at Safari Texas Ranch. Stephanie Clayton of Sugar Mill Elementary is the Elementary Teacher of the Year and Jessika Hearne of McAuliffe Middle School […]

Exceptional Stafford MSD teachers share a common bond

By Stafford MSD Communications Ellen Bishop and Carin Williamson are two of the best teachers in Stafford Municipal School District, but their story started long before they began working in the district. Williamson was a teacher and a cheerleading coach at a private school in Harris County, and Bishop was a member of her cheerleading […]

Harmony School of Innovation debate team winding down big year

Harmony School of Innovation Sugar Land Debate Team is winding down another successful year under the guidance of coach Amanda Trost. Trost has been with Harmony since 2009, with HSI Sugar Land since 2014, and was congratulated as one of the school’s two teachers of the year for 2016-17. The past three years have brought […]

Sugar Land grade schoolers compete in FIRST Robotics World Championship

By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star Five teams from Sugar Land competed in the FIRST Lego League Jr. competition last weekend at the George R. Brown Convention Center. The FIRST Lego League Jr. program, one of four FIRST programs, had 60 teams with 360 children aged 6-10. The teams came from places around […]

Stafford falls in FIRST Robotics World Championship

By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star The clock finally struck midnight for the Stafford Spartans robotics team as they were eliminated in the qualifying rounds of the FIRST Championship held last weekend in downtown Houston. The Spartans, in only their second year of competition, surprised everyone but themselves as their alliance won the […]

TSTC cyber security students form campus’ first student club

Inspired by the most common computer error, the 404 Computer Club was formed making it the first official student club at Texas State Technical College in Fort Bend County. The 404 Computer Club was founded by four cyber security technology students, placing it under the program’s umbrella. “We wanted a creative name but something (computer […]

TSTC homecoming: Instructor finds his way back a second time

After five years away from Texas State Technical College, Artemio Olivares is back as the precision machining technology instructor at the college’s newest campus in Fort Bend County. As an alumnus and instructor, Olivares knows the many facets of the college. He was first introduced to TSTC when it was Texas State Technical Institute in […]

Eagle Scout Troop 1631

Daniel Penczak from Troop 1631, sponsored by the Sugar Land Optimist’s Club, is flanked by his mother, Alison and fellow Eagle Scout and father Bill Penczak. His grandfather is former NASA astronaut Al Worden, who flew to the moon on Apollo 15. Danny’s Eagle project was Geeks for Grandmas, which taught technology to seniors at […]

Stafford MSD board member named to MASBA post

The Mexican American School Board Members Association (MASBA) conducted its election of officers and board members at its annual business meeting held Feb. 25 in San Antonio during the MASBA Annual Conference and Expo. As part of the election process, Stafford Municipal School District School Board Trustee and Board Secretary Xavier Herrera was elected to […]

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