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Heyliger elected to Fort Bend ISD board of trustees

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There will be a new board member in Fort Bend ISD this month. Addie Heyliger, a first-time political candidate who works as a Centerpoint project manager from Fresno, defeated first-term incumbent Jenny Bailey, 33.3 percent to 29.1 percent, in the Position 6 election on Saturday. Heyliger ran on a platform of change and of bringing […]

Heyliger leads Fort Bend ISD Position 6 after early voting

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If early voting was a barometer for Election Day, first-time political candidate Addie Heyliger will unseat first-term incumbent Jenny Bailey as Fort Bend ISD’s Position 6 trustee. Heyliger, a project manager for Centerpoint from Fresno, finished early voting with 34.4 percent of the vote to Bailey’s 29 percent. Bailey is a Missouri City resident who worked […]

Fort Bend ISD, County and Courts sued over Truancy program

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Fort Bend County-based attorney Deron Harrington and three fellow lawyers filed a class action lawsuit over the legality of the Fort Bend Truancy Court in the 268th District Court of Judge Brady Elliott. Harrington, a Sienna Plantation resident and parent of Fort Bend ISD students, has been involved in trying to […]

Inspiration Stage presents the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

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Inspiration Stage, in partnership with Sugar Land Cultural Arts Foundation, presents The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee May 8-16 at the historic Sugar Land Auditorium (226 Lakeview Dr). Come see our eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home […]

Fort Bend ISD suspends truancy program, places it under review

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The criminalization of truancy in Fort Bend County, and statewide, has come under intense scrutiny by lawmakers and local residents. On Monday, Fort Bend ISD superintendent Dr. Charles Dupre released an e-mail to district personnel and parents regarding the future of truancy enforcement in FBISD. The move follows requests from State Sen. Rodney Ellis (D-Houston), […]

National Achievement Scholarship Winner named at Elkins High School

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Temitope Oluwatosin Olabinjo of Elkins High School has been named a 2015 National Achievement Scholarship Winner. Olabinjo is among 800 outstanding Black American high school seniors who have won Achievement Scholarship awards through the National Achievement Scholarship Program. The National Achievement Scholarship Program is a privately financed academic competition established in 1964 specifically to honor […]

Quail Valley Middle School support Avon 39

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Quail Valley Middle School (QVMS) students, staff, parents and community members raised $2,500 to support Avon 39, the walk to cure cancer, during a fundraising event held on campus. Students who raised at least $25 for the cause were invited to attend the event that included board games, music and line dancing, basketball tournaments, volleyball […]

Local student competed in state spelling bee

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Dickinson Elementary School fifth grader Michael Tsao has been participating in his school’s spelling bee since third grade and each year he would come closer to winning.  So when he won his school’s bee this past year his family was very proud and had no expectation that he would win the regional bee for Fort […]

Former FBISD trustee fined for campaign sign theft

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The city of Meadows Place reached a decision last month in the misdemeanor theft case of then-Fort Bend ISD trustee Bruce Albright’s re-election campaign. On March 25, Albright was ordered to pay a $200 fine, plus court costs, in Meadows Place Municipal Court. The Class C Misdemeanor will be dismissed as long as he doesn’t […]

Civil Servant of the Week: FBISD ESL Elementary Teacher of the Year Mandy Moreno

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(1) When did you decide you wanted to become a teacher? “I’ve known since I was in elementary school that I wanted to be a teacher. I used to play teacher with my best friend, and we would use our brothers as our students.” (2) How did you decide to special in ESL? “My former […]

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