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FBISD hosted Madden Elementary School Dedication Ceremony on Sunday, October 18

Fort Bend ISD held a formal dedication to Madden Elementary on Oct. 18. The school is named after longtime former FBISD educators Carolyn and Vernon “Corky” Madden, pictured left and second from left.

Sunday, Oct. 18 was a special day for Carolyn and Vernon Madden as Fort Bend ISD officially dedicated the District’s 46th elementary school named in honor of the former educators. More than 350 guests – including members of the FBISD Board of Trustees, District and school administrators, Texas legislators, business executives and members of the […]

State Board of Education moves closer to altering superintendent credential policy

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Fort Bend ISD superintendent Dr. Charles Dupre was an accountant by trade before he earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration at the University of Houston and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership at Lamar University. Still, Dupre – a former Associate Superintendent and Chief Financial Officer for FBISD – had no […]

County approves $15,000 to address Truancy litigation

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com The Fort Bend County Commissioner’s Court unanimously approved up to $15,000 to hire a Houston-based attorney in litigation related to the Fort Bend Truancy Court. The County plans to “retain attorney W. Troy McKinney to study an appropriate course of action to be taken on behalf of any County officials and […]

Stafford students learn about law enforcement

Stafford High freshmen Alexia Kizzee, left, and Leslie Casique, center, learn about operating law enforcement radios from Stafford Police Community Liasion Office H. Shanklin as part of the new “Police Explorer” program.  (Photo by Michael Subhalter)

By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Alexzander Joseph has always wanted to work as a police officer in his hometown of Stafford. Now, the Stafford High freshman is getting an up-close look at his future profession thanks to the Stafford Police Explorers Post 0915 – a new collaboration between Stafford MSD and the Stafford Police Department. “This […]

Clements Navy JROTC raises funds for Wreaths Across America-Houston (WAA)

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Clements NJROTC will again partner with WAA-Houston to raise funds to place a wreath on over 60,000 gravesites at Houston National Cemetery.   For every $15 wreath a cadet sells the JROTC unit receives $5. To help the cadets reach their goal of raising $36,000 for 2400 wreaths, please follow the link below. http://waahouston.donorpages.com/HoustonWreathProject/ClementsNJROTC Or go […]

Lexington Creek Elementary School students show “B.I.G. Love” for cancer patients

Pictured under the event banner are LCE student and staff participants of the fun run/walk.

When community children are in need of support, Lexington Creek Elementary School students are quick to lend a hand. The elementary students recently participated in the B.I.G. Love Fun Run/Walk, sponsored by B.I.G. Love Cancer Care Services, and collected nearly $5,000 in donations to support cancer kids and their families at Texas Children’s Hospital. Through B.I.G. Love […]

Ridge Point senior takes leadership role in helping the hungry

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Most people can recall a childhood memory that helped shape their lives, making them who they are today. For Ridge Point High School senior, Sophia George, memories of seeing homeless people along the streets of Downtown Houston have led her to reach out to the community by helping end the fight against hunger. “My family […]

Settlers Way Elementary School supports “Pennies for Patients”

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Settlers Way Elementary School (SWE) has a longstanding commitment to supporting cancer research efforts, and this year is no different. Collectively, students and staff raised more than $4,550 to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through its “Pennies for Patients” program. As a reward for students generous efforts, SWE Assistant Principal Brenda Perkins happily agreed […]

FBISD, County face additional lawsuit on truancy matters

By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Attorney Deron Harrington – a Sienna Plantation resident and former Fort Bend ISD Bond Oversight Committee chairman – filed a request for a hearing in the 268th District Court against individuals in Fort Bend ISD and the Fort Bend County government, alleging criminal wrongdoing in the Fort Bend Truancy Court. He said […]

FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: Hightower tops Travis, improves to 5-0

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com When the schedule came out, Thursday’s showdown at Hall Stadium between Hightower and Alief Elsik looked like the Game of the Season for the Hurricanes. Dave Campbell’s Texas Football picked the Rams to unseat Hightower as the 6A-23 Champion. But thus far, it’s been Hightower (5-0) and Alief Taylor (4-1) that […]

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