Instantly an Aggie

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Stafford High senior wide receiver Hezekiah Jones, an Under-Armour All-American, made his commitment to Texas A&M University official last week. Jones, who was joined by his family (including his father, SHS assistant coach Chad Jones), friends, teammates and coaches, signed with the Aggies. Jones will graduate in December from Stafford High and enroll at Texas […]

Memphis upsets Houston 48-44, Herman heads to UT

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By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star The University of Houston started out slow, made a furious comeback, but fell short at the end of the game, losing to Memphis 48-44. Also on Saturday, Tom Herman resigned as head coach at the University of Houston to take a similar position at the University of […]

Fort Bend ISD moves forward on District of Innovation process

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In an effort to personalize Fort Bend ISD’s approach to student learning, the Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously to pursue a District of Innovation Designation following a public hearing on Nov. 14. Following Monday’s action and in accordance with rules established by the Texas Education Agency, a Local Innovation Committee will be […]

HCC Rising Leaders Conference creates new opportunities in Fort Bend County

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Chase Untermeyer, international business consultant, speaks to high school students and their parents from Fort Bend Independent School District and Stafford Municipal School District during the inaugural Rising Leaders Conference at the HCC Stafford Campus. The Rising Leaders Conference showcased the HCC Honors College and its recent expansion to HCC Southwest.

In a packed room at the Houston Community College (HCC) Stafford Campus, more than 100 high school students and their parents learned about the HCC Honors College and the opportunity to complete the first two years of college at no expense to their families. Stafford High School sophomore, Nia Scott, was among the crowd of […]

Ridge Point advances to Region 3 volleyball semi-finals

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By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star The Ridge Point volleyball team, with two seniors, three juniors, three sophomores and six freshmen, advanced to the Region 3 semi-finals before losing to George Ranch 3-2 last Friday night. The Panthers finished second in District 20-6A with an 11-3 record, and a 29-19 overall record. In […]

Hope for Three at Dulles High School

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Hope For Three recently shared its signature awareness campaign, “IT’S COOL TO CARE” with students of Dulles High School (DHS). The goal of the program is to educate, enable and empower young people about other young people with unique abilities – autism. According to local statistics, there are 3,000 students with autism enrolled in school […]

Fort Bend ISD board names key priorities for the legislature

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As the Texas 85th Legislative Session nears in January 2017, the Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees developed a comprehensive legislative agenda in five key areas in support of the 74,000 students who attend Fort Bend ISD schools and of the 10,000 employees who work on behalf of these students to help meet their education […]

Houston beats Tulane 30-18

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By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star The University of Houston Cougars recovered a fumbled punt in the end zone just 77 seconds into the game and went on to defeat Tulane 30-18. With No. 3 ranked Louisville coming to TDECU Stadium on Thursday night, the big question for the Cougars is the health […]

Willowridge makes playoffs as FBISD rolls a 7

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Willowridge coach Richard Lazarou gets a victory ice bath after making the playoffs for the first time in seven years.

By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star For the first time since 2009, Willowridge High School is in the football playoffs. The Eagles join six other Fort Bend ISD schools as the district placed seven teams in the 2016 football playoffs, the maximum available to them in the current alignment. The teams were placed […]

Stafford High senior powers Spartans into playoff football opener

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By Stafford MSD Communications The ball is snapped and the opposing defense is stacking the box. The quarterback hands the ball off – and instead of three yards and a cloud of dust – it’s “23 yards and wow, did you just see No. 3 for the Stafford High Spartans elude four defenders?” Meet Stafford […]

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