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NEWS BRIEFS: Sugar Land Girl Scout’s Destinations trip takes her through many landscapes of Scotland

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Catherine Phillips, a senior at George Ranch High , participated in Girl Scouts of the USA’s Destinations travel program over the summer, traveling to Scotland. Destinations are travel adventures for Girl Scouts ages 11 and older that take them to places all over the world and give girls the chance to meet other Girl Scouts […]

Five sets of twins enjoy success on the gridiron

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com High school football has been described as a brotherhood on the gridiron, but what happens when your twin brother is also your teammate. “We share almost everything, and it’s great to know what the other twin is thinking,” said Elkins senior quarterback Romanon Skinner. Skinner regularly hands the ball off to […]

KIPP gains foothold in Fort Bend County

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com – With 233 students and a brand new campus, KIPP Public Charter Schools hopes to make an impact with its first foray into Fort Bend County. KIPP Unity Primary and KIPP West Academy Middle School opened last month at 8500 Hwy. 6 South, just south of the Harris County line. “I […]

Willowridge to induct 12 individuals, two teams to WHS Wall of Honor

Fort Bend ISD Superintendent Dr. Charles Dupre, left, Willowridge High graduate and former NBA player T.J. Ford, center, and Willowridge High principal Joe Chandler, right are looking forward to the WHS Wall of Honor Banquet on Sept. 19 at The Power Center. (Submitted Photo)

By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com – T.J. Ford competed in an NCAA Final Four, played nearly a decade in the NBA and traveled around the world. And while he’s proud of it all, the 32-year-old has never forgotten his roots as a 2001 Willowridge High graduate. He led the Eagles to state championships as a junior […]

Kempner graduate performs in NYC theater production

Kempner High graduate Jake Brinks performed in “Expedition” this summer in New York City. (Submitted photo)

By S. Barot for the star Sugar Land native and recent Kempner High graduate Jake Brinks was accepted to the National Theatre for Student Artists (NTSA) this past summer. The NTSA recruits students across the United States to professionally perform a play and equips them with the resources and training necessary to create professional theater. NTSA opens […]

ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT: Elkins High’s Ross Blacklock

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Elkins High senior defensive lineman Ross Blacklock is one of the most dominant defensive linemen in the country. He started off playing fullback as a sophomore for the Knights but has since gained 80 pounds and grew two inches. Initially, his plans were to become an offensive lineman. “I enjoy using […]

Stafford passes school district budget, continues LOE debate

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com The Stafford Municipal School District board and the Stafford City Council unanimously voted to approve a $28 million school budget for 2015-16, but a few City officials were far less unified on the hotly-debated issue of Limited Open Enrollment (LOE). As the only Municipal School District in the state, Stafford requires […]

FBISD expected to have full wi-fi by spring 2018

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Work is already underway on a District-wide technology “refresh” that was included in the November 2014 Bond.  Tremendous accomplishments have been achieved over the summer by the Information Technology Division, not only for the Bond Projects, but for overall improvement of the District’s technology capabilities.  The Bond Project work accomplished this summer includes the following: […]

Dulles win highlights great weekend for FBISD Football

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com The 11 Fort Bend ISD varsity football teams opened the first weekend of the season with an exclamation point. They finished 7-4, after going 4-7 on opening weekend last season. And three of those losses came by a total of 16 points. One of the most impressive wins was Dulles’ 34-26 […]

Stafford MSD has big plans for 2015-16 school year

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Stafford Municipal School District (SMSD) Superintendent Dr. Robert Bostic and SMSD board of trustees president Auturo Jackson have big plans for the future of the district and its 3,400 students. “Every school year, we only get one opportunity at educating our kids,” Jackson said of the 2015-16 school year, which begins […]

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