Category archives for: Fort Bend ISD

FBISD, County face additional lawsuit on truancy matters

By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Attorney Deron Harrington – a Sienna Plantation resident and former Fort Bend ISD Bond Oversight Committee chairman – filed a request for a hearing in the 268th District Court against individuals in Fort Bend ISD and the Fort Bend County government, alleging criminal wrongdoing in the Fort Bend Truancy Court. He said […]

FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: Hightower tops Travis, improves to 5-0

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com When the schedule came out, Thursday’s showdown at Hall Stadium between Hightower and Alief Elsik looked like the Game of the Season for the Hurricanes. Dave Campbell’s Texas Football picked the Rams to unseat Hightower as the 6A-23 Champion. But thus far, it’s been Hightower (5-0) and Alief Taylor (4-1) that […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fort Bend ISD updates Truancy policies in accordance with new law

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Staff Reports Truancy has been a hot button issue in Texas since last fall, but changes are set to take effect on Sept. 1. In June, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill that decriminalizes Truancy, which effectively means that students can only be tried for Truancy as a Civil offense. However, parents of Truant […]

Ridge Point High’s Bruffy commits to Texas Tech

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By Adrian Martin the for star Summer just keeps getting better for Ridge Point High offensive lineman Travis Bruffy. One of Bruffy’s goals was to pledge to his desired school by the start of the season. He achieved that goal with a commitment to Texas Tech University on July 27. Bruffy is elated to have […]

Sienna Crossing Elementary School student selected for Lone Star Leadership Academy

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Cameron Oliver, son of Chris and Alesha Oliver and a student at Sienna Crossing Elementary School in  Fort Bend ISD has been selected to travel to Dallas/Fort Worth to participate in a summer 2015 Lone Star  Leadership Academy camp. Cameron’s selection was based on his outstanding academic success, demonstrated  leadership ability, involvement in school and […]

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