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Fort Bend Homeschool Chargers Football continue to grow program


By Michael Sudhalter For an expansion team, the Fort Bend Homeschool Chargers have enjoyed a great deal of success in Six-Man Football. The Chargers reached the Texas Christian Athletic League (TCAL) Championship Game the past two seasons and made the TCAL quarterfinals in their inaugural season of 2012. Last month, the Chargers lost to […]

Athlete Spotlight: Ridge Point’s Amir Smith


By Adrian Martin For The Star Ridge Point High’s Amir Smith is the beneficiary of great genetics and a killer mindset.  The 6-foot-6 shot-blocking senior was born on September 16, 1997. Two years earlier, his father Joe Smith, was selected first overall in the NBA draft by the Golden State Warriors. After three games, he […]

More Fort Bend ISD students are taking Advanced Placement exams


Over the last five years, the number of Fort Bend ISD students taking Advanced Placement exams increased by more than 23 percent, according to College Board data shared with the Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees on Monday. Even more impressive, according to District administrators, is that 16 percent of that growth occurred during the […]

Brazos Bend Elementary Students wear Orange to stomp out bullying


Students at Brazos Bend Elementary participated in several school activities to raise awareness about the harmful effects of bullying during National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. During the month of October, students wore orange and created school unity chains to spell out the word “United.” Each student wrote a message in their chain link, explaining what […]

Sheffield will announce college choice at All-American Game


The celebration of New Year’s Eve and an endless slew of bowl games aren’t the only thing that local sports fans have to look forward to over the next couple of months. Marshall High senior cornerback Kendall Sheffield will announce his long-awaited college choice at the Under Armour All-American High School Football Game on Jan. […]

FBISD extends Dupre’s contract through 2018, hires new Facilities director

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At a Regular Board Meeting on Nov. 17, members of the Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees unanimously voted to amend the employment contract of Superintendent Dr. Charles Dupre, extending the agreement through April 30, 2018. Dupre’s initial contract, signed in April of 2013, was due to expire in 2016. In addition to extending the […]

Clements, Austin High School football teams donate breast cancer shirts


Two Fort Bend ISD high school football squads recently made generous donations to Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s Breast Care Center. Athletes from the Clements High School and Stephen F. Austin High School football teams donated a number of post-mastectomy pocketed button-up shirts to the Center.  The shirts are specially designed for the unique needs […]

Stafford High senior joins Fort Bend Symphony


By Karen Daniels Fort Bend Star The Fort Bend Symphony and the Stafford High Honors Band played together for the first time last month as part of the Stafford Centre’s 10th anniversary celebration. Stafford High senior Misaela Pineda had no idea his life was about to change. Pineda began playing the percussion in the sixth […]

FBISD will keep academies, consider new feeder patterns


By Michael Sudhalter Fort Bend ISD’s community dialogue meeting regarding Academies & Career Pathways last Thursday may have been one of the most anticlimactic public gatherings in the history of the county. In a standing-room only crowd, 40 or so parents and students held signs urging the district to keep the Digital Media, Engineering, […]

Athlete Spotlight: Bush High’s Jarra Owens


By Michael Sudhalter Bush High senior outside hitter Jarra Owens played her final volleyball game on Nov. 4. The Broncos lost to George Ranch in a hard-fought 3-0 match in the UIL Class 5A playoffs at Wheeler Fieldhouse. “We fought, but we just needed to fight a little harder,” said the 5-foot-9 senior. Owens, […]

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