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 […]

Fort Bend Christian Academy teacher speaks seven languages

Fort Bend Christian Academy teacher Robert Mirza is both an artist and linguist. Not only has he lived all over the globe, but he can speak, and therefore think, in seven languages. As a polyglot, Mirza has a deep appreciation of culture, aesthetics and the world as a whole. “I started drawing with the concept […]

Hope for Three at Clements High School

Hope For Three, local autism advocates presented it’s signature “It’s Cool to Care” outreach campaign to Mrs. Sparwasser’s Peer Assistance and Leadership (PALs) classes at Clements High School. The program provides insight, awareness and education to young people about other young people with unique differences – autism. According to local statistics, there are 3,000 students […]

Stafford robot performs well in regional competition

By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star In front of 2,300 robot fans at the FIRST Robotics Lone Star Central Regional, the Stafford Spartans robotics team, in only its second year of competition, rallied in the final round of qualifying to reach the 14th seeding slot, but faded in their last two matches and […]

Area students honored by Fort Bend Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution

The Fort Bend Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution honored four high school students as Good Citizens recently at the George Memorial Library. In addition, a sixth grade student received special essay award. The students who were chosen by their high schools as Good Citizens are Anthony Ray Amy, Kempner High School; Golden […]

Legacy Stadium approved as new name for Katy ISD’s second stadium

With a unanimous vote of 7-0, the Katy ISD Board of Trustees recently approved Legacy Stadium as the new name for the second stadium, currently under construction. Additionally and as part of public recommendation, the field will be named after former coach Mike Johnston. The state-of-the-art, cost efficient, multipurpose school facility will open up in […]

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