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Suburban Sugar Land Women presents 11 FBISD scholarships to FBISD students

In recognition of 25 years of service to the community, Suburban Sugar Land Women (SSLW) presented 12 Fort Bend County high school students with 2014 Academic and Competitive Scholarships.  Among the recipients are 11 Fort Bend ISD students. The FBISD scholarship recipients:  • Erin Breaux, Hightower High School (Prairie View A&M  University, Nursing) •  Chelsea […]

UH efforts to raise awareness for bone marrow donors

A group of University of Houston students has gained the attention of the national bone marrow registry organization, Be The Match, because of their actions to raise awareness of the critical need for donors. Niyati Vaidya is shown on the left.

By Marisa Ramirez “You feel like this is really something that makes a difference,” said Niyati Vaidya, of Sugar Land, and a health education major and treasurer of the Be The Match-University of Houston. “Just the words ‘bone marrow’ can sound scary to people.” Be The Match is a bone marrow registry of potential donors […]

Kranchers honored for dedication to Special Olympics

Shown are "Volunteers of the Year" Jane and Les Kracher.

  Jane and Les Krancher were honored at the 33rd Annual Lamar CISD Special Olympics Invitational as the Volunteers of the Year. For the past 16 years, the couple has worked the grill at the Special Olympics, cooking hot dogs and hamburgers for the volunteers, athletes and coaches. This year, that number was an estimated […]

Light It Up Blue

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In support of World Autism Awareness Day on April 2, Fort Bend ISD speech pathologists came together to “Light It Up Blue” by wearing blue-colored clothing. Sponsored by Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, “Light It Up Blue” commemorates the adoption of World Autism Awareness Day in 2007 by the United […]

Fort Bend ISD addresses overcrowding at Commonwealth and Oakland Elementary Schools

Fort Bend Independent School District is taking measures to address overcrowding in high growth areas where two elementary schools have significant increasing student enrollment – Commonwealth and Oakland Elementary Schools. The district is developing the best solutions possible based upon the unique circumstances of each school. Commonwealth ES to address growth over next two years […]

Fort Bend ISD will host All-Star Talent Draft Job Fair, Saturday, April 12

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Fort Bend ISD is searching for talented individuals to fill more than 400 new positions (including teachers, campus support staff and non-campus staff) for the coming school year. To recruit “top draft picks,” the District is hosting an All-Star Talent Draft Job Fair on Saturday, April 12. The sports-themed event welcomes “rookies” and “free agents” […]

Summer STEM learning opportunities available for students entering grades 6-8

The University of Houston is offering summer learning opportunities for students who will enter grades 6, 7 and 8 in the fall of 2014. Both programs promote science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and are provided through the University of Houston. Available are: • ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer • Science Camp at the University […]

Sugar Land’s future Taekwondo Olympians

Miss Giselle Giambi is 12 years old and attends Polly Ryan Middle School in Fort Bend.  She is the 2012 & 2013 Amateur Athletic Union (A.A.U.) National Taekwondo Champion as well as the 2012 & 2013  A.A.U. Junior Olympic Taekwondo Champion for her age and weight division. This summer Giselle will train 16+ hours per […]

Willowridge High School AVID students & Aristocrat Life sponsor Star of Hope Snacks & Goodnight Project

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Once again Willowridge AVID Students and Aristocrat Life are at again doing great things in the community. More than 25 people, including 10 Willowridge High School AVID Students & Staff members, participated in the Star of Hope Snacks and Goodnight Project on Thursday March 27. Our AVID Students demonstrated that you must give to receive. […]

Are you ready for some baseball?

Photos by Ben Sharp

WCJC Pioneers pitcher JT Jakubik hurls the ball toward home plate during the Pioneers’ game against Colorado Bend College on Monday afternoon in Wharton. The game – which was delayed for more than an hour due to a problem obtaining an umpire – was the first of several WCJC will play in the following days. […]

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